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 inContinue reading “Let’s Get Real: The Untold Stories of Social Media Posts”

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 groomedContinue reading “The Trouble with the (Learning) Curve”

An Open Letter from Your Body

Despite all of the evidence stacked against dieting, it is still promoted in so many different manifestations. Diets, meal plans, and food rules are so alluring because they are often sold with a promise of happiness, acceptance, control, and success. In reality, nutritious, health-promoting dietary patterns look different for all people, but they all possessContinue reading “An Open Letter from Your Body”

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 thisContinue reading “Fear, My Trusty Sidekick”

Finding Gratitude Amongst the New Year’s Resolutions

Featured on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/586d43d5e4b014e7c72ee58d?timestamp=1486271054919   I’m laying on the couch at 11:42 pm on a Tuesday night, wrapped in a Slanket (the gloriously soft and pocket-filled QVC version of a Snuggie), with Starship Troopers playing on the TV. I haven’t paid much attention to the movie, aside from a brief glance in which I noticed an appearanceContinue reading “Finding Gratitude Amongst the New Year’s Resolutions”

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”

Lessons from a Journey Back to Intuitive Eating

Featured on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/talia-follador/lessons-from-a-journey-ba_b_12703912.html While discussing childhood nutrition in my undergraduate lifecycle nutrition class, I remember being so surprised at the simplicity of Ellyn Satter’s teachings about eating. According to Satter, a child should never be forced to eat or not eat, but rather should learn to listen to their body’s internal eating cues. TheContinue reading “Lessons from a Journey Back to Intuitive Eating”

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 myselfContinue reading “What Ben Folds Taught Me About the Law of Attraction”