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Speaking


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.

Workshops


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

Coaching


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

How to deal with haters (It’s not about the haters)

If you’d like to live in the space where everyone loves you, thinks you’re super pretty and can’t wait to support your next move… Sunshine you’re […]

Current Events and Compassion

Take a moment with me? I’ve been struggling on the current events. Do I address them? Is it my place to? Does anyone even want to […]

Objectification: talks I don’t want to have with my 6 year old

My daughter can read. All by herself. It’s a big deal and she’s very proud of it. She reads everything, everywhere. But it feels a lot […]

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]