5 Articles That Will Change the Way You Look at the Food You Eat

By |September 1st, 2015|

Click each link, read each article - hell, print them out and whip out a highlighter (I'm notorious for that) - and soak up the knowledge!

5 Things You Should Know About Becoming A Great Cook

By |April 29th, 2015|

Five things that I think we should remember when it comes to making ourselves better kitchen dynamos.

Q&A Wednesday: I Want to Get Fit but I’m Depressed!

By |March 11th, 2015|

"I am so depressed and I have no motivation. I want to be sexy for my husband, well for ME, but I must LOVE food and sugar more then I love myself."

Q&A Wednesday: What IS Clean Eating, Anyway?

By |March 4th, 2015|

Q: Erika, love the blog. I see lots of posts about clean eating but what exactly is it?

Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Strength in Sensitivity

By |March 4th, 2015|

We all need a little sen...si...ti...vi...ty.

Overeating: Comparable To Drug Use, Cause of Mental Illness?

By |March 3rd, 2015|

Science discovers food addiction.. in other news, water is wet.

Telling A Tale of Stress and Emotional Eating

By |February 17th, 2015|

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, in a land not very far from your home... lived mankind. No fast cars, no shiny structures, no skyscrapers, nothing. Just man.. rock... and animals. See, this worked for man because his only task was to hunt wildlife, and gather his kill for his family. [...]

Women, Food, God… and Oprah?

By |February 13th, 2015|

Yesterday, I was able to catch a glimpse of an episode of Oprah's show, where she featured (read: sold) a book by the name of "Women, Food and God." I mean, take a look at the commercial above - talk about heavy-handed. I don't usually get to watch too much daytime TV because my TV [...]

Ending Emotional Eating, and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Everybody Needs “Me Time”

By |January 31st, 2015|

Gotta remember to take that me time: here's what it does for me, and why it's so necessary.

Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: What Does Freedom Look Like?

By |January 20th, 2015|

What does freedom from emotional eating look like? Do we have our sights set on the right goal?

Death to “The Strong Black Woman”

By |December 12th, 2014|

That's right. I said it. Death to her. We can host her funeral right here. I'll chip in for some orchids.

Q&A Wednesday: Is Clean Eating An Eating Disorder?

By |October 31st, 2014|

Q: Have you seen this? A new eating disorder, orthorexia, is a fixation on eating "too healthy".

Get Life: The Hidden Eating Disorder in the Black Community

By |October 27th, 2014|

What we never talk about - much to my dismay - is an eating disorder that is not only far more prevalent in mainstream society, but in the Black community specifically...

How Clean Eating Saved My Life

By |September 23rd, 2014|

A very long story about how clean eating gave me my life back.

What, Exactly, Is Emotional Eating?

By |July 22nd, 2014|

A crash course in identifying and defeating emotional eating.

Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Guilt, Blame, and Forgiveness

By |June 26th, 2014|

What do you do when you've had an emotional eating episode? Do you shame yourself and slide back down the spiral? Or do you climb out, stronger than ever?

Handling Unsolicited Advice and “Big Girl Guilt”

By |June 12th, 2014|

In the comments section of yesterday's post, I got this: So my friends take me out for sushi to celebrate (’cause we do go out to eat!). I’m enjoying an eel roll and seaweed salad when the friend of a good friend begins to go off about taking the fat girl out to eat, and [...]

Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: Big Girls Totally Cry

By |June 12th, 2014|

Big girls don't cry? Yeah, right. They cry, sob, snot up their t-shirts and bedsheets, and then they get up and get on with life.

Ending Emotional Eating, and The Transformative Art of Self-Care: The Dangers of Auto-Pilot

By |June 5th, 2014|

What auto-pilot does to the emotional eater, and why it's important to remember that the fight against returning to old habits is never-ending.

What Does “Recovering” From Emotional Eating Feel Like?

By |May 30th, 2014|

What have I learned while recovering from my emotional eating habit?