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I am available for speaking on topics around body image, fitness and health. There is a lot of work to do. Most of us hate our bodies. We don’t treat them with respect.


I love to talk with personal trainers/wellness coaches and any sort of practitioner who’s job should entail empowering people in their bodies.


Distance training is one of my more popular programs. It allows folks in the area as well as far away to get the benefit of workouts, nutrition goals and constant support.

Group Training

Seasonally I put together group fitness classes that usually involve strength training and cardio for a total body overhaul.

Recent Blog Posts

Humbling and empowering, seeing a new personal trainer

I’ve written about this before. The cliff’s notes: I spent most of my life believing I was no athlete. My body was not suited for it, […]

How I learned to hate my body (the one where I talk about my rape)

So I wrote a book about how I undid my self-hatred. But left out the beginning. How did I come to hate myself? I realize it […]

Shopping with my thinner friend

I have always had a plethora of friends that were thinner than me. As far as I know, this never affected our relationships. But oh was […]

Sanctuaries everywhere, finding peace admidst difficult circumstances

Abut two years ago I was shopping with my Mom at “Homegoods.” She had picked out a throw pillow with a bicycle on it (my Dad’s […]

I cry a lot. It’s cool.

Just now I was sitting watching “The Voice” on television with my daughter. It’s a bit of a ritual for us. We watch as a family […]
This is actually the year before I went to high school. I had quit all sports at that point.

I almost didn’t graduate from high school because of cat calls

My favorite teacher posted yesterday on facebook about an unfortunate experience at her daughter’s school. She was there to watch her baby’s gymnastics meet and sitting […]

Why I’m selling crystals, not magic.

I surprise myself all the time. Being a person who has historically treated myself terribly both physically and emotionally, becoming a person who is passionate about […]

Gaining weight without guilt

This topic seems both completely obvious and about as counter-culture as it gets, at the same time. I hold true that my body is not public […]

Beyonce’, feminism and self-definition

It’s hard to explain why I cried tonight watching Beyonce’s VMA performance. For starters, she strikes a chord with me as a woman who is fully […]

In defense of beautiful.

I’m happy to see so many articles circulating about women, body image and worth. I am passionate about working to change the current cultural paradigm around […]

Budgeting your energy

Recently an area of my life I’ve been working on is money management.  It’s a skill that has somehow evaded me (somehow being that my primary […]

What I learned from being “too much.”

Recently there was a bit of a “come to Jesus” had with me.  I don’t share others’ details, but I do share my own.  The jist? […]