I need your help. Four little words I never want to utter…but here I am, asking for your help. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a ‘I don’t need any help person’ my entire life. I’ve been uncomfortable receiving and asking for help for as long as I can remember. I believed doing…

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The other day as Mike and I were sitting on the couch watching the news, we happened to catch each other’s eyes and had one of those soul eye gazing moments. “Your eyes are just so beautiful,” he said, breaking the eye trance we found ourselves in. Not one to take compliments, I admitted, “I…

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I know I’m in the company of millions when I say my life has been turned upside down. Things are uncertain. My anxiety has reached unprecedented levels and my emotions are all over the map — from gratitude for my health and understanding the value of what truly matters in life, to fear and anxiety…

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Everything in life has a price. Whether it’s losing weight, learning a new skill, writing a book, getting the promotion, starting a podcast or recording an album – we don’t get anything we want by wanting it, wishing for it or avoiding the real work. There’s a price to be paid and either we’re willing…

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Not enough. We all have at least one of those stories rolling around our head. I’m not a good enough parent I’m not smart enough I’m not a good enough friend I’m not thin enough I’m not strong enough I’m not talented enough I don’t work hard enough I’m too fat I’m too lazy I’m…

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Anything worthwhile requires struggle. If success comes easy, there’s a catch. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Sound familiar? In our culture, we’re taught that pain has a purpose. We believe suffering equals success. We live by a no pain, no gain mentality that says we have to undergo ordeals in…

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How often do you experience something painful – either emotional or physical – and you fairly quickly find yourself getting dramatic about it? Or maybe you don’t get worked up, but you start to create a story about what this incident must mean about you, your life, your past or your future? When the shitty…

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This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and I took a moment today to think about my journey over the last 15 years. It’s incredible easy to be hyper focused on where we want to go and how far we have to go to get there. Whether it’s recovery or healing or health or…

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I recently posted this picture in my Instagram story: Over the last six months, I’ve been working on cultivating radical self-acceptance, the kind that accepts and loves me no matter what. For years I had lived by the credo, “Thin At Any Cost” and at that time in my life, acceptance was only given when…

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“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo many stories and books out there, just like mine. What makes mine really worth telling?” “You do have a story,” she reiterated, “And your story…

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