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Eating Disorders and Identity

I had the pleasure of working with August McLaughlin again last week. This time, she interviewed me for her podcast. We talked about cancer, eating disorders, identity and more. You can check out her blog post about eating disorder myths here. Myth #1 includes the link to the podcast we did. Enjoy!

By |July 1st, 2016|Business, Musings|0 Comments

Beauty of a Body – Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest Post

This post is part of August McLaughlin's "Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest". Check out all the posts in the fest here.  A while ago, I wrote a post in my "Dancer with Cancer" series about how weird bodies can be. And in my MFA work, we've been exploring thealogy as an embodied experience, versus [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Musings|19 Comments

How do You Know?- The Dancer with Cancer Part 7

Our culture prizes knowledge greatly (well, except for Donald Trump and Sarah Palin). We are encouraged to do well in school and go to college. Then, to move up in our jobs, we are encouraged to get advanced degrees, or take more training. The learning never ends. Nor should it. But. How do you KNOW? [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|Musings|0 Comments

Giving up Control

In one of my classes, I'm reading The Rebirth of the Goddess by Carol Christ. Christ’s discussion of our own need for control deeply resonated with me. Ever since my cancer diagnosis, I have been struggling with issues of control. I first faced these issues nearly 20 years ago in the form of an eating disorder. With [...]

By |March 13th, 2016|Musings|2 Comments

To Your Body or For Your Body

I read on a friend’s Facebook Timeline the other day: “Instead of doing things TO your body, try doing things FOR your body!” Wow. Yes. When we do things TO our body, we are interested in an outcome. We want to lose weight, tone muscles, look sexy, whatever. And 99% of the time, those things [...]

By |January 28th, 2015|Fitness, Musings|0 Comments