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Lessons from My First Year as a Dietitian

I remember a distinct moment in my childhood when I was about four years old, sitting outside on the driveway, taking in the scenery of the houses across the cul-de-sac with their lovely trees and flowers and perfect landscaping. I thought about those people in those houses, all grown up with accomplished lives, and I… Continue reading Lessons from My First Year as a Dietitian

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Let’s Get Real: The Untold Stories of Social Media Posts

February 26th - March 4th, 2018 is National Eating Disorders Awareness week. This year's theme is "Let's Get Real." Read more about the campaign and how you can get involved here. A picture is worth a thousand words. Every picture tells a story; however, it may not always be the story we assume, especially in… Continue reading Let’s Get Real: The Untold Stories of Social Media Posts

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The Trouble with the (Learning) Curve

Also on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5949b6c1e4b0710bea889a54 There are few things that soothe my soul quite like a trip to the ballpark. It’s a place I associate with freedom and simplicity, one that grips my senses — sight, smell, taste, sound — and forces me to be completely present. The expansive, seemingly endless field of perfectly groomed… Continue reading The Trouble with the (Learning) Curve

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Fear, My Trusty Sidekick

Featured on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58ab1460e4b0fa149f9ac901 Reading through my notes on my iPhone this morning, I found a passage I wrote to myself on the June day that I drove to Massachusetts to sign my apartment lease. That eight-hour trip to the new world I would soon inhabit left me speechless, tearful, queasy, and irritable. Discovering this… Continue reading Fear, My Trusty Sidekick

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How My Body Became a Manifestation of a Life I Love

Featured on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-my-body-became-a-manifestation-of-a-life-i-love_us_584a0d2be4b0016e50430292?timestamp=1481248288752 Many spiritual and religious teachings focus on — for a lack of a better term — going with the flow. Work hard, eat, drink, and be merry. Whatever will be, will be. As many humans can probably relate to, letting go of control is, and always has been, difficult for me.… Continue reading How My Body Became a Manifestation of a Life I Love

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What Ben Folds Taught Me About the Law of Attraction

Featured on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/talia-follador/what-ben-folds-taught-me-_b_12314656.html Alone, tired, and fuzzy from my almost empty Solo cup of merlot, I sat in row M of the Calvin Theater wondering if I should have just stayed home to watch Orange is the New Black and sleep. It had been a long week of working and thinking and planning and asking myself… Continue reading What Ben Folds Taught Me About the Law of Attraction