No one should have to suffer through mental, emotional, or physical concerns silently or alone.
If you’re afraid of talking about what you’re going through, not sure where to turn, stuck in the same thinking patterns no matter what you do, or struggling in your relationship to food or your body, I created this site for you.
Much of our world doesn’t yet know how to handle or address mental health.
I’ve experienced this first-hand, growing up with extreme social anxiety, developing disordered eating in my teen years, having anxiety much of my life, dealing with mild depression on and off, and having undiagnosed/untreated ADHD until my late 20’s.
While I’ve lived a very fortunate life with lots of love around me, I’ve also spent a lot of time feeling alone, not knowing how to make sense of or “fix” the way my brain worked.
How do you address anxiety if you don’t know you have it or understand why it’s happening?
How can you stop binge eating if you think you’re main problem is willpower (I’ll tell you right now: it’s not about willpower at all) and don’t know how else to stop?
I’ve done a lot of work on myself in the last 10+ years to figure out why I feel the ways I do and how to address them holistically. The results, while always a work-in-progress, have been pretty incredible:
- I’m now free of binging, food guilt, and body shame, and I am a proud intuitive eater.
- I understand my anxiety and how to calm myself down better than ever before.
- I finally went to see a mental health professional for certain issues, which was long overdue.
But I’m still not the image of perfection when it comes to health and wellness—and I don’t think anyone should have to be. So lets navigate this path to better “self” together with all our imperfections. 😉
Some beliefs portrayed on this site:
- Dieting is harmful for just about everyone. I love healthy foods and believe nutrition is important, but a healthy relationship with food is even more crucial. Binge eating, emotional eating, and disordered eating patterns come from a skewed relationship with food, not a problem with willpower. I’m a huge advocate of intuitive eating and even went through the Intuitive Eating Counselor certification program.
- We are all too hard on ourselves. Cognitive distortions are irrational, but they’re powerful. Learning to examine the thoughts we have towards ourselves (self-talk) can help us understand negative emotions more clearly and start us on the path to healing.
- Mindfulness is necessary. Our world goes so fast, and it’s hard to stop and notice what’s around you or what’s going through your mind. And I think this is where many of us have problems. We need more mindfulness in our lives.
Modern Day OM is about little, real-world ways to fit self-care, mindfulness, and intuitiveness into your life in a way that works for you.
I don’t buy into the “woo-woo” spiritual stuff too much either. While I understand why mindfulness and meditation help us slow down and quiet our minds, I don’t think crystals, smudging, tarot cards, or any of those things contain enough evidence to promote. If you do, that’s totally fine and I welcome you anyway! But just know that I won’t be advocating things like that here.
My main mission is to help you feel like you aren’t alone and to shed light on reasons why we struggle and how we can help ourselves navigate this world with a healthy perspective.
I should also note here that I am not a doctor, therapist, or other health professional. I am certified as a Health Coach and Intuitive Eating Coach (and have mixed feelings about it), but that doesn’t make me an expert in complex health issues. I’m simply sharing my own viewpoints while doing my best to base knowledge or advice on what I’ve learned from experts I trust.
Also, let’s connect online!
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