Someday | Music Monday

Today we wrap up January, Sturdy readers.  How did it go for you?  I’ll be honest.  I haven’t written about it here, but it’s been a hard month for me.  Winter is never my season.  The cold.  The darkness.  None of it charges my batteries.  It’s no wonder, then, that over the past week I… Continue reading Someday | Music Monday

Ain’t Got Far to Go | Music Monday

Path at sunseet with rainbow and motivation text to keep going

Small steps add up, Sturdy Women.  This week I’ve been reflecting on life and how a couple years ago--even a couple months ago--I couldn’t have imagined where I am now.  A year ago, I was feeling discouraged with keto and thinking about giving up.  A year before that, I didn’t even know the word lipedema. … Continue reading Ain’t Got Far to Go | Music Monday

Mirror | Music Monday

It was another snowy weekend in Washington, D.C. and I’m wishing I could hide my head in the blankets and spend Monday morning in bed with my cat.  In fact, many in the United States will have that option, given that it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Even though my clients aren’t working, I still… Continue reading Mirror | Music Monday

Keep On | Music Monday

We did it, Sturdy Women! One week of 2022 is down. What are you doing with the next 51? Maybe you made resolutions, goals, and plans. (Did you take my advice to first celebrate 2021?) Are they going strong or already falling off track? Don't worry, gorgeous, only 8% of New Year's resolutions are successful.… Continue reading Keep On | Music Monday

Rise (Sing it Loud) | Music Monday

Today is that dreaded day we have to return to work or school after the holidays. Yuck! I promise you I lingered in bed this morning. My decadent mint chocolate keto coffee usually coaxes me out of hiding each morning, but I'm doing a dairy elimination challenge for January... so best not to think about… Continue reading Rise (Sing it Loud) | Music Monday

Music Monday: Love Myself

Welcome back, sturdy women! I've missed a few Music Mondays, but couldn't let one more week pass without sending you some love. The short, dark, days of winter are always hard on me. My energy and motivation tank... for everything. But lipedema doesn't take any breaks and our self-care is an everyday routine. Holiday stress… Continue reading Music Monday: Love Myself

What’s wrong with being confident?

My biggest battle with lipedema has been self-confidence. You see, I grew up with the narrative that my size and my worth had an inverse relationship. An increase in one required a decrease in the other. Because my body - let's be honest, my legs - took up extra space I believed I had to… Continue reading What’s wrong with being confident?

Music Monday: Better Days

Stress is bad for everyone, but it can be particularly hard on those of us with lipedema or lymphedema. My body always feels more achy, tired, and swollen when life is throwing curve balls. And let me tell you, sturdy women, she's been throwing me a lot of those the past few months. I'm one… Continue reading Music Monday: Better Days

Remember Her Name

Happy Music Monday, sturdy women! Mondays often demand extra motivation and my go-to source is usually a good song. Pop on some headphones and celebrate yourself with a one-woman dance party, whatever that looks like for you today! This week I'm putting a little extra pep in my step with Mickey Guyton's new song Remember… Continue reading Remember Her Name