health at every size
June 3, 2015
I vividly remember how itchy and lonely I was during my first bout of depression. Nothing appealed to me. I didn't want to be awake but I didn't want to go to bed. I felt isolated but I...
March 31, 2015
Confession time: I'm a people pleaser in recovery. Even as a shy little kid I wanted to do what would make those around me happiest, even if it didn't feel comfortable or enjoyable. Th...
February 24, 2015
It took me years of pondering to sign up for a yoga teacher training. I'd loved informally teaching friends and kids at camp, and yet every time I started to think seriously about maki...
October 30, 2014
When I was younger, I spent a lot of time thinking about my body. I wanted to be shorter and thinner, with shinier hair and whiter teeth. As early as elementary school, my friends and I...
October 17, 2014
Some of you have followed my writing since I started a little Tumblr blog in 2010 to connect with students and friends who were curious about yoga for depression and body image issues....
September 27, 2014
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”
– Gail Sheehy
One of the most tumultuous times of change in my life was when I embarked on yoga teacher t...
September 5, 2014
Without fail, James Taylor’s music always makes me tear up. The first couple chords of “Shower the People” transport me to my family’s Volvo station wagon on the way to the beach, or d...
July 25, 2014
I was miserable in my first job out of graduate school. It’s not that the job itself was awful—I was working on meaningful research, had a short commute, and was surrounded by nice cowo...
May 28, 2014
Having a truly crappy day? Give yourself a break with these turnarounds:
Connect. When something really painful happens, I immediately reach out to two people: my partne...
April 7, 2014
Over the past few months I’ve developed tendonitis in my ankle, most likely from wearing shoes with poor support while dancing (please learn from my mistakes, fellow dancers!). I’ve had...
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