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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

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 […]

Are you really what you eat?


There is so much complexity involved with our relationship with food. And when we get so caught up in the diets, the rules, the calorie counting, the step tracking, the activity tracking…it’s so easy to lose the connection that we have with ourselves.  It’s always encouraging to talk to other women who are interested in […]

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


I recently opened up about the ongoing struggles my husband Rob and I face with meal planning and how it’s something we’re actively working on. That conversation sparked my curiosity, leading me to seek advice from an expert in the field! I was thrilled to chat with Courtney Genereux, who is passionate about meal planning […]

Bring The Joy to Meal Planning with Courtney Genereux

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