Food for Thought

How to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

These days New Years Resolutions get a bad wrap. Sure, they’ve been co-opted by fitness and weight-loss companies to line their pockets, but fundamentally they [resolutions] are an opportunity to re-evaluate our lives, and make some needed positive changes. Many of us are encouraged by the hope and hype ... read more

What we Gain When we Lose Everything

So, the worst has happened. Your greatest fear has come true. It feels like your heart has been ripped out of your chest, and your world is crumbling around you. Trust me, I have been there many times, and I have both good and bad news. I’ll start with the bad news: There are no shortcuts through the ... read more

Curve Ball

Every now and then, life throws us something that puts our own problems in perspective.  My mom and I took this back in April the morning before her first chemo treatment for breast cancer.  She has a better attitude about cancer than I do about my body image, and it certainly has been a reality check. ... read more

Behind the Curtain

It’s always interesting to me when people get so up in arms about cultures where women have to cover up.  We cover ourselves up too, we’re just encouraged to do it with makeup, not a burka.  Women shouldn’t have to hide to be accepted.  Thank you to my lovely friend Hilary for ... read more

Love and Let Live

Not everyone is going to be able to love you the way you need to be loved.  That doesn’t mean anything bad about you.  You’re not unlovable, or unworthy.  It doesn’t mean anything bad about them either.  They’re not evil, or a bad person (unless they’re abusive, in which ... read more

Tutus are Always a Good Idea

This picture was taken when I ran the Livestrong Half Marathon in Austin in a pink tutu.  I was really surprised by how many people came up to thank me for wearing it, because it helped them keep going.  Being yourself gives others the space and strength to do the same, and you never know who really ... read more