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What I’ve Learned in One Year as an Author (and Speaker!)

A year ago today, Running in Silence was released. The best way to sum up this year would be that it has been a huge learning experience. Writing and getting a book published doesn’t suddenly make everything easier–I had a … Continue reading

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Coaching: The More We Speak Up, the More They Will, Too

My “senior year” of cross country coaching finishes up in a few weeks with Jenni Callendar, and after that I will be speaking to Michigan cross country coaches at the MITCA clinic in November to discuss the prevalence of eating … Continue reading

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Video: How Dad Responded to my Eating Disorder

For Mother’s Day I shared videos from my YouTube channel about how my mom responded to my eating disorder, and I figured it was good timing to interview my dad for this past Father’s Day. Both of my parents offer … Continue reading

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Dear High School Rachael (Response to Lauren Fleshman)

This is very clearly a spin-off of Lauren Fleshman’s most recent article/letter to her high school self that went viral in the running community. I HIGHLY encourage all of you to read it here (Dear Younger Me: Lauren Fleshman). I’ve … Continue reading

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Interviews, Book #2, Journal Entries Revealed

With snippets of information here and there, I figured it was high time to give more details about what’s been going on in the realm of Running in Silence and future writing/speaking endeavors. Quite honestly, I’ve just been way too busy, so … Continue reading

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Guest Post Sara Brekke Part II: Increasing Awareness

In the last Running in Silence guest post, Sara Brekke spoke openly and courageously about her eating disorder journey. In her original post (sarabrekke.blogspot.com) she made additional points about eating disorders that I felt were extremely important to share here in … Continue reading

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A Lot Can Change in Two Years

I began this blog in fear. I didn’t know who I was or where I was going, but two years ago I needed this blog to make me feel like I was getting something done. It was my last hope … Continue reading

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What Are You So Afraid of?

I’ve been asked this question a lot lately, or at least questions similar to it– What is my fear, how do I handle it, and why the heck am I so afraid? All fears need contemplation in order to face … Continue reading

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I need YOU

Okay, so I can’t completely abandon my readers. I need your help; I’m trying to take this to the next level. What can you offer me to take it to the next level? What are your biggest questions about eating … Continue reading

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Where Are the Next Posts?

As of right now, I will not be posting any more journal entries. This was a difficult decision to make. There are definitely more journal entries to reveal, but I need to take action and make something more of these … Continue reading

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