Craving Things and the Power of Letting Go

[Dear Readers: This is Jon, Erin’s partner. For those of you who don’t already know, Erin was victim of a hit-and-run accident on June 22 and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. After weeks of fighting in the ICU, Erin passed away on July 15. Details of her fight for survival can be found on…

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What I Ate Wednesday 6/1/16: Food Is a Gift

Good morning! First and foremost, I want to thank those of you who have reached out to me over the last several days. I’m still not sure what the future holds as far as my loved one’s health is concerned, but I’m learning to navigate life despite this uncertainty, and I’m trying to go about…

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Thoughts on Permanence

Good morning! How are you doing today? In all honesty, I’ve had a rough couple of days. A member of my family received a scary diagnosis after having a CT scan, and I am still processing and navigating how to move forward with this new information. If there is any good to come out of…

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What I Ate Wednesday 5/25/16: Strawberry Season

Good morning! I’m off to a bit of a shaky start today, as I got some bad news this morning that I’m working through. I’m trying to move on with life as usual, though, and writing this post seems like a good way to do that, so I’m linking up with Jenn to share a…

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Worthwhile Reads 5/8/16

Allow me to start this Worthwhile Reads post off by hyperbolically saying that this weekend has left me more tired than I’ve been in my entire life. Whew. These past couple of days have been utterly exhausting at work, but I always look forward to writing these posts. It’s incredibly centering for me to find…

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Eating Disorder Lite: Reflections on Five Days of Dieting

This post has been in the works for a while. I have been chewing on the idea, letting it swirl around in my mind and working it over for the last several days, and I finally feel as if I have collected my thoughts enough to share them through Amanda‘s linkup today. I’ve decided to…

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Thinking Out Loud 4/7/16: Forty Days of Cupcakes

Good morning! How are you today? It’s a gorgeous day here in Portland, and I couldn’t be happier to have the day off. If you follow the blog, you might remember that I decided to eat a miniature cupcake every day as part of my Lenten practices. I realized that I never really reflected on…

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What I Ate Wednesday 4/6/16: Birthday Bites

Good morning! How are you on this lovely day? I haven’t been posting much because of the busyness of life, but I’m back this Wednesday to link up with Jenn for a day’s worth of eats. It was my birthday on Monday, which resulted in a day of wonderful company and delicious food. I started…

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Thinking Out Loud 3/31/16: Bouncing Back

Good morning! Today, as I sat down to write this week’s Thinking Out Loud post, I decided to touch on something that seems fairly simple. When we weather a time of struggle, how do we get back on track? Throughout recovery, there are going to be highs and lows. Yesterday, for example, most of my…

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