What Does it Really Mean to Be Healthy?

See this? This is what I have been staring at while on the treadmill this past month. Fortunately, I've found a practical use for the chart. Mental math. Keeps my brain quick and sharp. Sometimes I add; sometimes I subtract. Sometimes I look for number patterns as I work my way horizontally across the chart.…

Numbers, Body Acceptance, and Making a Difference

In the educational world, there is a video based discussion platform called Flipgrid which allows students to share their voices (and faces) with others. It's rather simple to use (even for old people like me), so I was a bit surprised when I could hear, but couldn't see a couple of my students. When I…

NEDA Week 2018: My Thoughts and a Poem

Each year, as NEDA (National Eating Disorders Awareness) week rolls around, memories resurface. Memories I've put to rest. Memories I've brought closure to. And each year, I am confronted with a decision to be made. Do I let the week go by unacknowledged or do I address it? In spite of the trepidation I feel, I…

It’s What I’ve Been Given

How do you change the way you think? The way you feel? The way you react? How do you change habits that have become so ingrained into your existence you simply cannot fathom life could be different? Those were the questions I was wrestling with a few years ago. Oh, I put on a good act.…

The Nudge I Needed

Today, a post I had written two years ago showed up on my personal Facebook feed. For some reason, I decided to read what words of wisdom I had imparted on mankind two years ago. As I read, I laughed about 'not foreseeing any changes' in my job. We all know how that turned out…