What should I tell my daughter?

I've received a lot of interesting and good feedback from the interview I did with Jean at The Bubble Hour podcast (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2017/07/02/quitting-everything-ingrid-on-dumping-cigarettes-booze-and-diets). Thank you to all who listened to the whole thing! It's a long meandering story, but in the end (and I hope you got to the end), there is definitely redemption: freedom from …

The CDC tells doctors to stop making things worse with weight-based health advice.

From the Center for Disease Control's web site: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2017/17_0006.htm Do No Harm: Moving Beyond Weight Loss to Emphasize Physical Activity at Every Size ESSAY — Volume 14 — April 20, 2017   Format: Emily Dollar, BA1; Margit Berman, PhD1,2; Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD1,3,4,5 (View author affiliations) Suggested citation for this article: Dollar E, Berman M, Adachi-Mejia AM. …

Sober friends.

A friend of mine is celebrating her one year sober today, and another friend is about to hit 500 days. It's inspiring. I feel so lucky to know both of them. Actually, I feel so lucky to know anyone else who is choosing to live life without drinking. They are amazing women too. One of …

Pride.

Today is the Pride parade in SF. It's just a few blocks away from my little room rental here in South Park, but I'm sitting writing this blog post instead of moseying over there to watch the fun. I'm here instead of there because I'd be watching the fun, not participating, and that feels like …

The struggle is real.

I wonder how many blog posts have this title. It's a cliche because it's true, right? Riiiigggghhht??? I am 13 months sober, 12.5 months cigarette free, and now about two months into Isabel Foxen Duke's "Stop Fighting Food" master class. I feel kind of navel-gazed-out, if that is a thing. I'm bored with self improvement. But then, …