body image, popular culture

My Body Positive Pop Culture Role Models

There's been a lot of online discussion as of late about the representation of fat people in the media, in particular television shows and movies. Most shows and movies that feature a fat person do a terrible job of accurate and compassionate representation, often sticking us into very narrow stereotypical tropes like "the funny friend"… Continue reading My Body Positive Pop Culture Role Models

food, healthy living, popular culture

healthy living lessons from orange is the new black

Have you guys been watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix? Because if you haven't you need to start. Like, yesterday.  Personally, I don't know why it took me so long because I'm usually all about anything set in a prison and once I started I was hooked. I mean, I managed to completely… Continue reading healthy living lessons from orange is the new black

family, food, healthy living, popular culture, weight loss

healthy living lessons from fleetwood mac

Papa G. and I celebrated Father's Day a little early. Saturday we went to Bac, one of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland (bonus: since Bac started offering brown rice, my two favorite meals there are both almost entirely Simply Filling!) followed by heading to The Q to see Fleetwood Mac in concert!Playing with hats at… Continue reading healthy living lessons from fleetwood mac

fitness, popular culture, running

why i run: celebrating national running day

I know I've said it before, but never in a million, billion, googolplex years would I have ever imagined I would one day be a runner. But here I am, with eight races behind me, two more scheduled this summer and a half-marathon this fall (I start training in about a month, which both excites and freaks… Continue reading why i run: celebrating national running day