It’s Time to Kick Diet Culture to the Curb

Your body is incredibly smart. There is so much it does without you even thinking about it. For example, I bet your heart is beating right this very second. And you're not even telling it to. In the words of the BIG GUY, you are incredibly made. Yet, we tend to forget just how wise…

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Just Another (Whiny) Post Rambling About Everything and Nothing

So, here I am, sitting at home on this dreary Tuesday afternoon thinking I need to write something. Anything. Truth be told, there is a lot on my mind I could write about: I could write about the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. I could write about the 'new' diet I saw this morning on Good Morning,…

My Hope for You is This

I've spent a good share of the day trying to write about something I'm not really feeling passionate about. It seemed like a good idea a few days ago. Not so much now. Want to know how that's been going for me? I'm sure you can guess. I'm on my fourth load of laundry (including…

The Search Begins

It's been over 4 years now. Over 4 years since the consequences caught up to me, forcing me to reevaluate my life. Over 4 years since realizing I needed to break free of the accompanying mentality. I was unhealthy physically and mentally. It was a pretty miserable existence and I felt trapped.  (My story as featured…

Who Has Your Back?

This past week, I attended a conference on Reader's Workshop Structure in Secondary English. The presenter began by inquiring about our teaching beliefs. Then, she asked who the experts were that supported our beliefs. Dang! Very, very thought provoking. Arriving home that afternoon, I couldn't stop thinking about my beliefs and 'who had my back'. I couldn't wait to go out for a…