Not long ago, two not-awesome things happened on the same day.
First, my grandmother died. I loved my grandmother. But I will be honest in telling you that mingled with sadness was relief: she was in the advanced stages of dementia, and at the point of her passing, it had already felt like she'd been "gone" for years. I commended myself on handling the news with grace and a healthy outlook.
The second thing that happened was this: I received an e-mail letting me know that my latest book proposal, which I really think is a great and clever idea, had been rejected. Read More
You should turn over a new leaf. Start fresh. Let it go.
Everyone spouts off variations of this phrase, from therapists to church to even Taylor Swift.
But what if you can't "shake it off"? What if you find yourself holding on to every little thing, from a fear that you'll lose your job to bad vibes from the grocery store clerk who was rude to you to the baggage that comes with romantic relationships both past and present? Read More
At the beating heart of my eating disorder, there resided a frightened and quiet question: Am I enough?
This "am I enough"-ness is something that has been with me as long as I can remember. Am I good enough? Am I smart enough? Am I clever enough? Am I pretty enough? It can include "am I worthy?" questions, too--am I worthy of this person's love? Am I worthy of success? Read More
Anorexia and bulimia are famous, but there's a whole spectrum of eating issues that aren't covered under the umbrella of these two most famous disorders. Read More
I realize that this might sound like a downright nutty thing for a dessert blogger to say, but here goes: I'm doing a yoga teacher training.
It's 100% true, friends. In January of 2015, I'll be spending the month in lovely (so I hear, I haven't been yet) Asheville, NC to do a month-long intensive yoga teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center. Read More