You are doing the best you can. Other people's problematic beliefs about what it means to try hard and be healthy have no bearing on what you are doing for yourself. You do not have to do yoga, eat kale, go gluten free, or get acupuncture in order to be worthy of rest, nourishment, and the accommodations you need to get through your day. Your weight is not an indicator of your health — and also, your health is not an indicator of your VALUE AS A PERSON.
If you've been a long-time follower of the Born Again Minimalist blog you'll know that I have been in the vegetarian end of the pool before (for a total of about a decade, on and off) and repeatedly swam back to the waters of omnivorism. Ethical omnivorism, I called it, or Humaneitarianism. I only ate meat, … Continue reading The Vegan Whole30 – Why and How?
Growing up, I was fat shamed. I routinely heard such sayings as "Okay, it's YOUR body" (when I asked for a sugary snack), "How will you get a boyfriend when you eat like a pig?" "I'm going to put a voice recorder in your pocket on your first date to see if you burp; that’s disgusting," … Continue reading Taking Back My Life
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 was Love Your Body Day (LYBD). LYBD seeks to encourage women (and men) to, clearly, love their bodies. Stop fixating on the things you hate about your body. Stop wishing it was different. Stop worrying about numbers on a scale. Stop negative self-talk. Stop reading magazines that promote airbrushed models as … Continue reading Love your body, clean your closet