I don't talk about my eating disorder all that much anymore because it gratefully isn't part of my day-to-day life. But I still get tons of emails about it! The "I Got It Back" post remains one of my most viewed. The most common question I get about getting my period back is, "How much weight will I have to gain?" And it makes me sad. It's a really normal question and one I know I asked as well. People with eating disorders and often times people with Hypothalamic . . .
There are only three days left of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! It ends on the 6th (Sunday) and there is still so much great stuff left. Like...I almost was hoping it'd be sold out so I wouldn't be so tempted to buy it all! But between the workout clothes, awesome gifts (Christmas will sneak up soon!) and tons of great home items it's going to be hard to completely resist. I'm pretty sure at least one more pair of Zella leggings will have to be purchased. Here are the things left that I'm . . .
Heyyy everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. I was lucky enough to take Friday off and get in a trip to visit Brittany and Laura. Brittany is my best friend from when I lived in Louisville, and Laura is my best friend from Notre Dame. I usually try to get to them at least twice a year and this is going to be my last chance until the holidays. PLUS we had a big birthday to celebrate in Indianapolis! Louisville First stop was Louisville where I arrived just in time for some delicious . . .
Hi from Indianapolis! I just drove up from a day with Brittany in Louisville, and this weekend is all bout celebrating my best friend LB's 30th! I'm excited for lots of yoga, paddle boarding, girl talk and wine. I wanted to share a few things quickly with you today: 1 - Pound My first article for STLMag.com is up! I'll be occasionally contributing to their health column, and for this first one I tried out a POUND class. It's a choreographed workout using drum sticks that you bang around. . . .
Ahhhh the dating post. I've put this off. We all want to talk about dating, apparently! And that's normal. In our twenties we are pretty hardwired to be searching for a partner. Have you heard of Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory? We are smack dab in the middle of the intimacy vs. isolation period where we are looking for romance and asking, "Will I be loved?" And if that search isn't going well it can be really, really frustrating. A change from previous generations, only . . .
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 . . .
Apparently I'm loving a lot of things lately! I haven't been able to stop adding things to the list. So let's just get to it so you can get on with your Friday. Instagram Stories I've been using them a lot more regularly, especially to share what my days are like in the hospital and clinic. It's so easy to just snap a quick video to say hi and chat with you all. I hope you enjoy it! Rx Bars I don't know why I waited so long to try these. They are SO good! Not too sweet which I like, but . . .
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 . . .
I feel like I haven't just sat down and talk to you guys in a long time, so that's what we're doing today. We have our "Applied Clinical Skills" day, aka mental health day, today. We get one every 8 weeks, and after a quick lecture and small group in the morning we are free all day. It's amazing! Today's lecture was actually really good -- it compared acting to "acting" like a doctor and all of the necessary skills needed to perform well -- what's the plot, what are the roles, and how does . . .