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For those living in a bigger body, the simple fact is this: chronic pain is not taken seriously enough. Instead, we’re told by doctors to just “lose weight” or “exercise more”. But in many cases, that can often exacerbate the issue even more. Diet culture, along with medical culture, dismisses chronic pain. So where are […]

Chronic Pain and Weight

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Although I have the word “thrive” in my podcast title, I don’t think I’ve ever talked about what it truly means to thrive. What does it mean to flourish? And what does it mean to live a life by design rather than just by default? Well, to help me answer all of these questions and […]

Living A Life By Design

Mental Health

When I reflect back on my own journey towards a more attuned and intuitive way of eating, what’s really struck me is how this has really trickled into every other aspect of my life. I have become more mindful at work, more aware of my body’s needs during long days at the computer, and I’ve […]

You Deserve To Feel Nourished

Health At Every Size

Despite some initial skepticism, I recently decided to dive into a new Netflix docuseries called “You Are What You Eat”. I had a hunch it might be pushing a certain agenda, but wanted to give it a fair shot before passing judgment. And while there were certainly aspects I appreciated, it soon became clear that […]

In a world inundated with images of society’s “thin ideal” and constant social media messages dictating how we should look and eat, the pressure to conform to societal standards can feel overwhelming.  Most women have days where they struggle with “I hate my body!” moments, and if those thoughts are repeated day after day, it […]

Let’s Talk Body Image

Health At Every Size

Many women in long-term relationships face the painful experience of being told by their partners that they are no longer attractive due to weight gain.  And while it’s easy for us as women to just point the finger and say, “men are a bunch of assholes”, I suspect that in reality, it’s a lot more […]

Talking About Your Body in Relationships

Life Coaching

If you’ve been following my journey recently, you’ll know I’m currently navigating pre-menopause and often talk about what’s going on with my periods. Before I went to medical school (I was 32 when I started), I had painful periods every month and was always told, “this is just normal”.  But it’s simply not true.  When […]

As you know, sleep is a topic I’m passionate about because it’s so critical to almost every aspect of being our best selves. If we want to heal our relationship with food, get more movement, have stronger relationships, perform better at work, if we want all of these things, it all begins with sleep. Thriving […]

Let’s Talk Sleep Apnea