Tag: personal growth

Reflections First, Resolutions Second

Reflections First, Resolutions Second

Dear fellow survivors of 2018,  *Insert catch-all statement about how I can’t believe yet another year has come and gone here* **Insert a few paragraphs here about new years resolutions, eating “healthier,” exercising more regularly & setting sustainable goals** Whew! Now that all of those things […]

The Truth about “Guilt Free” Holidays

The Truth about “Guilt Free” Holidays

Dearest Holiday Hopefuls, I’m writing to you from a crowded coffee shop in Arlington, Virginia. I’m sitting across from my strikingly handsome boyfriend whose nose is buried, rather literally, in a book filled with words far beyond my nutrition-brained realm of understanding. All I know […]

Live By Example…Not By Diet Culture

Live By Example…Not By Diet Culture

Dear example setters, I’ve learned many lessons in my 23 years of life, and this post is going to cover two of them. In lesson #2 lies the message I hope to teach through the collection of words to follow. In lesson #1 lies the […]

How To Open A Door

How To Open A Door

Dearest door openers,  I’m writing to you from my favorite local coffee shop early on a Monday morning. Since arriving about 20 minutes ago, I’ve just about reached my daily coffee limit (which, if you’re wondering is approximately half of a single cup) and have […]

The Nutrition Answer You Need (But No One Tells You About..)

The Nutrition Answer You Need (But No One Tells You About..)

Dear answer seekers,  I’m simply going to cut to the chase with this one–because there’s a very important point that needs to be made when it comes to completing your personal puzzle of good health, balanced nutrition, and long-term happiness. If you’re looking to make a change […]

3 Steps to Fall into Self-Care

3 Steps to Fall into Self-Care

Dearest fall fanatic,  Yes, I’m talking to YOU–and also me because let’s be honest, there’s nothing that makes me more excited than the thought of crisp air, apple picking, and the sound of leaves crunching under my feet as I make my way from the […]

Rock Me Mama Like A….What??

Rock Me Mama Like A….What??

Dearest Wagon Wheelers, Before you get too carried away, I’ll go ahead and tell you that I’m not here to provide an analysis of everyone’s favorite Old Crow Medicine tune (although, if you’d like to pause briefly to give it a listen & get it […]

The Turtle Theory

The Turtle Theory

Dearest growth seekers,  Let’s talk about turtles. Odd topic for a dietitian, I know–but humor me here. I like to do weird things (as you well know if you’ve been following my journey for more than like 5 seconds). In all honesty, you could probably […]

Give Kindness. Receive Kindness. Repeat.

Give Kindness. Receive Kindness. Repeat.

Dear anyone who has ever lost something, I wouldn’t say that I believe in karma. I believe that things happen randomly, and coincidences only have meaning if we choose to assign it to them. I don’t think that “accidentally” cutting someone off in a line […]

Thriving in New Places

Thriving in New Places

Dearest transitional life-stagers, About a month ago, I moved to the midwest–Ohio, to be exact (**insert dramatic pause here to honor a sentence I never once imagined I’d say**). A true Virginia girl at heart, I’ve traded my small-town mountain life for endless cornfields and […]