Y'all know I'm not going to talk something up for no reason. I gave you an honest review of Rodan & Fields (and am about to start the lightening regimen to see if a bigger difference is made) and wouldn't tell you something was great if it wasn't. So you can trust me when I tell you I am really, really into Beautycounter. I watched Teri rave about Dew Skin for months (have you seen her skin!?) before I decided to try it out. My skin is pretty good, but I am approaching 30 and trying . . .
I've struggled to start writing this post about To The Bone because the task seemed too big. How can I put into words how strange it is to even see a movie entirely about an eating disorder; how frustrating it was to watch and yet how grateful I am that more mental health conditions are getting recognition; and how removed I feel from my own eating disorder, yet how easily I can dig up those old emotions? It's just a lot. I know I won't do the best job or a remotely complete job, but talking . . .
Have you heard enough about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet!? I am an expert online shopper. Or more online looker. It's my time wasting activity of choice :) And maybe you'll relate - there is nothing more frustrating then getting really excited about a sale, only to realize everything is still insanely expensive. Getting marked down to $400 is not helpful for me! So today I'm sharing some great stuff that's actually under $100 - a little more doable for my current budget. The . . .
Who here has a Facebook feed bombarded with Rodan & Fields, Beach Body, KEEP Collective or some other product being sold. **raises hand** They are all the rage these days!! I love seeing people so passionate about what they do and wanting others to share that same passion, but let's be honest...it can get to be a little much. Rodan & Fields One that has always tempted me, though, is Rodan & Fields. The before and afters I see are amazing!! Plus it was created by two . . .
Today over lunch our AMWA chapter (American Medical Women's Association) hosted a Q&A panel with five female physicians. It was an informal session so that we students in the audience could ask whatever was on our minds related to being a woman in medicine. The women were from varying backgrounds and specialties and ranged from their thirties into their sixties, so they provided many useful perspectives. I wish I had been a longer session because I had many more questions I could have asked, . . .
One of the most common concerns in the emails I get is about eating "junk food" during recovery. People tell me, "But that food isn't good for me!" You SHOULD eat junk food in recovery! People are very concerned with their health, to a sometimes orthorexic extent, and want to feed their body with nutrient rich foods. I get that. I lived that. There is SO much health information out there now about kale-this and super food-that, that it seems that the ONLY purpose of eating is to . . .
**Please note: this post was originally written on August 27, 2013. I've alluded in previous recovery posts to some hormonal issues I've been dealing with lately, but never specifically addressed them. I decided not to share my story until I had good news to share, and I'm thrilled to say that I now do. I got my period back naturally after my anorexia when I was 20, at a BMI of around 18. I went on birth control right after that, and stayed on some form of birth control . . .