Obligatory New Year’s Post

I know everyone is hating on 2016 pretty hard right now what with all the deaths (Carrie Fisher, Prince, etc.).  But I have to say that 2016 has been pretty great to me.  To me, 2016 will always be the year I got myself back. And I hope 2017 is the year I do something […]

The Dark Place

by Lauren Sharkey My mother hated you. This made sense. Dad offered you a beer on our deck, and you both laughed when you refused, “Not me – I’m driving.” 0

New Clothes

I am in desperate need of some new clothes.  I could use a ton of leggings, maybe two pairs of jeans, some sweaters, and, of course, quirky tops that cover the huge mass between my boobs and my, well, you know. 0

Meal Plan: 9/19 – 9/23

This post was updated with pricing information on 9/19/16. It’s been a tough week, guys…like, a really tough week.  But before we get to that, I just want to say thank you to everyone who messaged, commented, and reached out to me after SOUL squad was published. Your kindness, support, and unrelenting sense of community […]

SOUL Squad

Ten years ago, this past August, I found myself standing on the streets of Pennsylvania in the rain with no shirt and no shoes.  My boyfriend of two years had beaten me, raped me, and left me on the side of the road. +3

Meal Plan: 9/5 – 9/9

This post was updated with price information on 9/6/16. So, last week was a weird week.  I wasn’t able to stay on plan the whole week, but I did have three days where I went really strong and stuck to it.  The last two, I went rogue and took myself out to dinner.  The lesson […]

Meal Plan: 8/29 – 9/2

Guys, I have to be honest with you – as happy as I am to get back to school, I am really not looking forward to this week.  It’s not because of the food or anything, it’s just going to be a rough one!  Here’s next week’s lineup: 0

My SoulJourney

Once upon a time, I had an amazing trainer named Dean.  Dean is one of those people who is truly in the business of helping others.  We high-fived during times of success, and he taught me how to convert my setbacks into strength.  My goals were his goals.  And throughout the years, he became more […]

Meal Plan: 8/15 – 8/19

This post was updated on 8/15/16. Hello, dedicated readers!  I hope you’re having an awesome week so far, and that this post finds you well.  Once again, I’ve put this week’s meal plan up a little early in case you want to follow along with me.  I’ll also be cooking and prepping this weekend so […]