I said to myself as I looked at my thighs in the mirror with some anguish. “Maybe if I turn this way they won’t look so huge. Like, maybe it’s just the lighting.” “It’s not. It wasn’t. It probably never will be the lighting,” I remarked… to myself. At leastRead More
Oh what a wonderful conversation I had with Rich Bracken of the EnRich Your Soul podcast. I still find it strange – this whole interview thing. I’m used to hiding behind my written word where I can tweak and edit to my heart’s content. Interviews, well, they’re scary. They’re real.Read More
Hi friends! You may have read my interview with Laura Mckenna on PCOS, Infertility, and Womanhood. It’s amazing what opportunities God puts in your life, because after that interview I was asked to speak at the PCOS Summit (more on PCOS here) on eating disorders, balancing health and wellness, andRead More
What a ride that was. 30 (well, 28.5) days of eating clean. Like, the cleanest of clean. And I know I’ll get feedback that goes a little something like, “Oh my gosh. 28.5 days? Really, Maria? You couldn’t stick it out for 1.5 more days.” Nope. I was over it.Read More
What has the Whole30 meant for me in terms of my history with an eating disorder? Am I a hypocrite for doing the Whole30? Week 2 of the Whole30 has been a deep week, my friends.
Ever felt less-than because of what and who you see in the media? Take a seat and join in on my interview with Louise Green, as she shares her story of overcoming fears and how she became an athlete. She talks about body image, how we can change today’s culture, and what it means to be an athlete… no matter what size you are.
This is a story of me accepting me, even when I fail. You should try it. It’s actually a lot of fun.
I have spent far too much of my life apologizing for who I am. Trying to constantly work on myself to be better, but not better for myself. Better for others, because I consistently hear things like this: It’s all in your head. You need to stop worrying so much.Read More
I think it’s normal for us, as humans living in a world where we’re bombarded with perfect images of others, to find fault with who we are and what we look like. I’ve struggled with body image issues since, well, probably since I was 5. And I still do today.Read More
Full transparency. This post is terribly difficult for me to write at the moment. Being a (self-proclaimed) mental health/positivity advocate is not always an easy job, because even though I can paint a beautiful picture of my life on social media and for those passing by, it’s not necessarily alwaysRead More