Tag: self love

Paralysis by Analysis: When All the Information Still Isn’t Enough

I can tell you lots of things. Lots and lots and lots of things. About how digestion works, about the gut microbiome, about how the gallbladder works (or…

I learned to love my body and now I can’t talk to people at parties

When I rebranded as Take On E, I had a distinct goal in mind: In addition to blogging about food, travel, and other fun stuff, I’d write about…

Making Up Me

I was 30 years old when my mother joined Mary Kay. She drank the pink Kool-Aid with gusto. She talked endlessly about it. For months, she tried to…

Because I painted a room

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “The Feminism got her.” You’re thinking that I’m trapped under a drop cloth, pinned to the ground by a gallon of…

The day I watched a 12-second video of Ashley Graham and bought three bikinis

The top three inches of my thighs haven’t seen the light of day for 15 years. In May of 2001, my BFF Heather got married to a beautiful Frenchman…

I stopped moving and the world crashed in

I’ve been stuck – both literally and figuratively – for a couple weeks now. It started with the ginormous blizzard that kept me inside for three days, and…