Thoughts & Stories

Words from a Recovering Body Shamer

Written by Josh Leider My fellow gentleman...how many times have you seen a photo of an old friend or acquaintance on Facebook or Instagram and blurted out, “Wow, she got huge!”... I know I have, too many times. About six months ago, I was visiting a good...

A Rant

Yes, I have to rant. I have to rant because it really sucks when I scroll through the social media accounts of celebs and watch how in one regard or another they are unhappy with their bodies and seem to be desperately searching for acceptance by way of manipulating...

Perfectly Imperfect

"But it has to be perfect!!" I hear this all too often from many of my clients, expressed matter of factly from my younger clients, and in much subtler ways from my older clients. Whether you're 10 years old or 30 years old, perfectionism can take hold and wreak havoc...

Denver Dining Guide – Go To Spots & Dishes – Part Three

Three of our favorite “healthier” spots around town serving up delicious stir-frys, salads, sandwiches, and more, all with an ethical approach to food and great plant-based options. Be mindful of where you’re at in your recovery before reading this particular post!

“I Don’t Have an Eating Disorder, I’m Just Healthy”

Women of all ages try justifying disordered eating as a means of “being healthy,” but is it actually? Is it that different from a diagnosed eating disorder? A large majority of women live a life consumed with their physical appearance, dieting, and exercise…is that honoring our health? Click here for an eye-opening post that depicts the not so healthy lifestyle consuming women of all ages.

Denver Dining Guide – Go To Spots & Dishes – Part Two

I can’t lie, Thai may be thai-ed (no pun intended) for number one in our favorite Denver cuisine…it’s just SO good. But today’s feature is that second number one spot holder, the partner in crime, the cuisine that packs a flavor punch in every bite- INDIAN. The...

The Self-Esteem Equation

self-es·teem ˈˌself əˈstēm/ noun confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect.   ...Do you have it?...Do you want it? "Confidence in your OWN worth or abilities...SELF respect" Your own self; not social media's self, not Victoria Secret Fashion...

A Fat Phobic Society

You're afraid to eat a piece of cake after dinner, thoughts of guilt flood your mind as soon as you finish the most delicious ice cream cone you've ever tasted, you decide you have to make a run to the gym at 9:00 at night because you ate more than your calorie...

Sniffles & Cloves: Your New Cold Remedy

Sitting in your cubicle listening to Jo Schmo coughing up a storm while Nancy blows her nose at 5 mph and you can hear the snot bubbling thinking, 'looks like I’m gonna be bringing in my Puffs with Lotion next week.' Yup, sooner than later it's going to be that time...

Denver Dining Guide – Go To Spots & Dishes – Part One

A year in Denver and lots of restaurants later we have compiled a list of our favorites and the go-to dishes at each. Today’s feature- THAI. The noodle-filled goodness of Thai cuisine is a great reminder to honor our taste buds and to once again embrace flavor instead...

Self-love is not self-ish

Have you ever wanted to tell your friends or family about something really great in your life- something you've accomplished, something you noticed about your appearance that day you really loved, a large promotion you received at work- and held back because the first...

C is for Cookie, That’s Good Enough for Me

Yes, cookies are (more than) good enough for you! Sometimes we want a warm chocolate chip cookie, or two, or three...better yet a warm chocolate chip cookie dunked into a glass of cold milk (plant-based milk rocks). Today I am sharing a recipe for some delicious and...

Do I Look Like Her Now?

In a world filled with scrolls, taps, likes, and swipes, it is no wonder that we play the comparison game with our social circles, family members, celebrities, and models. You think you have the perfect body, the greatest wardrobe, the best job or internship...until...