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You're just not for everyone

I know this is going to be controversial, so I’m just going to come out and say it:

I hate raspberries. 

I’ve gotten more flack about this than just about anything else in my life.

WHY don’t you like them, Teddey? They’re SO GOOD. How can you not LOVE them?

Listen -- I don’t know how to explain it. They’re hairy, seedy, and taste bad to me.

I’m...

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Am I being good today?

We took the scenic route to my first year of college.

I went to a tiny, hippie school outside of Asheville, NC -- I think there were 500 students that year (1995). 

I had to be there early on a Monday morning to check in, so my mom, sister, and I drove down on Sunday.

Because of scheduling issues, we had to take 3 separate cars -- I was keeping my car there, my mom was staying all week to...

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How to stop feeling desperate and allow yourself to be happy

I made a huge mistake when I heard we were getting another stimulus check this spring.

I started spending the money before I had it.

I went on the IRS website and figured out how much I would get, and then I sat down and planned out what I was going to do with it.

It was exciting to think I could pay my big tax bill and still have some money left over for something fun -- like a friend’s...

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Learning to Love Yourself -- Body & All

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Learning to Love Yourself -- Body & All
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My friend Laura Prisc invited me to be a guest on her podcast and we had a fantastic conversation, including...

  • my binge-eating and intuitive eating journey
  • why controlling yourself around food is impossible
  • what happens in your body when you don't eat enough
  • the importance of energetic work in healing
  • how trying to change your body distracts you from life
  • how you can actually just be...
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Do you have "eating issues?"

“I’m just looking for help with some eating issues I’ve been having.”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some version of this.

Usually in a tug-on-the-sleeve “Can we talk in private?” kind of way.

I can just FEEL the shame rolling off of these women. The “issues” eventually tumble out like confessions…

“I stand at...

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You Have to Do This if You Want to Be Healthy

When you think about improving your health, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? 

Eat better?

Exercise more?

Take supplements?

What if I told you that none of that will make you healthy unless you ALSO learn to unconditionally love and respect yourself?

Hear me out.

If you’re not happy with the way you look or feel, or you have a tangible health issue that is...

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How to make your life the best it can be

Around this time of year, summer seems like some terrific fantasy, doesn’t it?

I mean, there are some days when I can’t seem to get warm no matter what I do. 

I walk around with frozen feet and cold hands all day -- until I either steal away for a hot bubble bath, or have a hot flash. The baths are more fun, but the flashes are far more effective.

I know I’ve been too...

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Why I don't care what anyone else thinks

When I was about 22, something happened in a yoga class that would change my life forever.

On Friday afternoons, my mom paid for my sister and me to have private lessons with our yoga instructor friend, Tricia.

I would rush home from work, walk and feed my dogs and change my clothes, then head to Tricia’s for what can only be described as an irreverent yoga class with my mom and sister.

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Change takes time -- just ask Felicia

Seven years ago, I did something crazy.

In a fit of madness, I got in my car, drove to the city by myself, went into the under-funded and over-crowded Baltimore public shelter, and asked to meet a dog.

Now, even if you don’t know me personally, you can probably imagine that I’m a pretty sensitive person. I can’t stand if one of my pets is even slightly inconvenienced or...

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Why do you always look so awful in pictures?

I was walking down an aisle in the grocery store with my oldest daughter the other day when she said, “You know how everyone hates their profile?” 

She held her phone up to show me a meme that said “How I Look From the Front” with a normal picture, and then “How I Look From the Side” with this ridiculous exaggeration of a profile that looked like a...

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