Uncomfortable: My Continuous Battle with Bulimia Nervosa

This is not a comfortable conversation at all, but that’s what this blog is all about, right? Honesty?!
A lot of people look at eating disorders as a “phase” in someone’s life. But, what many people don’t understand, and what most of us (who have had an eating disorder) go through, is wayyyyyy more complicated than a phase. An eating disorder is a mindset, and changing that mindset and your ideas about your body, isn’t always easy. For me, this has proven to be a constant battle…  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: My Continuous Battle with Bulimia Nervosa”

Uncomfortable: When You Think He’s “THE ONE” but He Isn’t

So, let me start this off by saying that I LOVE this guy’s family. We still have a “good” relationship and they are supportive of different events in my life – like my TEDx talk. Which honestly, means a lot to me.
But, what messed me up with this relationship, was the expectations created from thinking that he was the one.   Continue reading “Uncomfortable: When You Think He’s “THE ONE” but He Isn’t”

Uncomfortable: Dating | 3 Things You Should NEVER Do When You’re Hitting on a Woman

Ladies, how many times have you gotten hit on and thought, “Does that ever actually work for you?”… Lame pick up lines, cat calling, not knowing how to talk to a woman – let alone have a genuine conversation that doesn’t just scream, “HEY!! I’m trying to get in your pants!!!!” Guys (or gals), here’s 3 things you should NEVER do when you’re hitting on the female species 🙂 Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Dating | 3 Things You Should NEVER Do When You’re Hitting on a Woman”

Uncomfortable: I Got Laid Off…

I’ve had a job since I was 15 years old – I am now 26 and I was just laid off, due to budget cuts. This is the first time that I have NOT had a job in my adult life. I went from being sad, to being mad, to feeling like a piece of garbage. Having a job has always been a part of my identity. So, what do you do when a piece of you is removed from the picture? Unwillingly mind you… Continue reading “Uncomfortable: I Got Laid Off…”

Uncomfortable: Relationships – The Two “Golden” Rules for Improving Intimacy

So, I don’t know about you, but there are a couple rules that I don’t believe in breaking in relationships. Besides loyalty and the traditional “golden rule”, I believe that you should 1. never go to bed angry and 2. always kiss your partner goodnight. These are my two Golden Rules in a relationship.  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Relationships – The Two “Golden” Rules for Improving Intimacy”

Uncomfortable: Parenting | My Mom the Superwoman – Holding Down the Fort while Dad Played Pilot

Behind every great man, is an even greater woman. And that Superwoman, is my Mom.
While my Dad was being a Professional Badass (see Uncomfortable: My Dad the Professional Badass – Growing up with a Lieutenant Colonel), my Mom was the one holding down the fort with two kids. And for any woman who has done this, you know it’s not always an easy task. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Parenting | My Mom the Superwoman – Holding Down the Fort while Dad Played Pilot”

Uncomfortable: Your “First Love” and What that Relationship Teaches You (Part1)

So, my first real relationship was when I was a Junior in High School. We had been friends for a while, and initially we had planned on being “friends with benefits” (sorry Mom and Dad). But, the more we got to know each other the more we liked each other – go figure – and that lead us down the yellow brick road to (theme music please) da-da-da-naaaa: dating.

The 5 most important things I learned from that relationship are as follows: Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Your “First Love” and What that Relationship Teaches You (Part1)”