Why I don’t just talk about food
Part of what I’m here (in the world) to do is to WAKE people up.
Whether it’s to the fact that we have control over our health largely through what we eat, by shining light on the uncomfortable conversations that *need* to take place, or opening up and dismantling the judgment and criticism that this social media-based world somehow makes SO MANY feel entitled to carry and then spew at others.
All of it is fair game to me. I won’t shy away from these hard topics.
And I won’t *just* stick to food. And I won’t let certain comments go by *ignored*. If someone comments, it’s a request for my attention.
So I’m telling you now that the request had better be necessary or positive or somehow for the greater good. If it’s not, then reconsider before commenting or asking questions you’re capable of answering for yourself or spewing negativity in my direction. I won’t tolerate it.
From a reader:
Hi! Thank you for ALL that you do. Your continuous posts/stories on advocating for yourself, being yourself, and standing up for yourself have made a huge impact in my life. My husband and I have been struggling to get pregnant for 3.5 years now. While I’ve received plenty of unsolicited advice over the years, I got the most offensive “advice” from a family member a few weeks ago that absolutely crushed me and angered me like I just can’t describe.
Rather than keeping it to myself and letting it eat me alive (that’s what it felt like), I spoke up and politely shared what was said from MY perspective and explained WHY the “advice” was so hurtful and disrespectful. Although I was sweating and my heart was beating out of my chest upon sending it… IT FELT SO GOOD! The person apologized and we’ve since moved past the situation. Long story short, THANK YOU for continually speaking YOUR truth, because it has inspired me to speak MINE!
The above is why. This is game-changing and why I am relentless in my approach.
Let me know in the comments below – have I inspired you lately to create boundaries or step outside your comfort zone? I want to hear from you!