Hi! I’m Jill and I’m glad you’re here.

I write about body image, eating, mental health, physical health, and things like puppies and motherhood.

I am not a doctor, dietician, or mental health professional. Nothing I write is medical or health advice. Please talk with your health care provider (find one you with whom you can speak candidly!) about your health and well-being.

Latest from the Blog

No New Me

“There will be no “New Year, New Me” bullshit this year” I mutter to myself as I crunch down on a gluten free mozzarella stick and take a slurp of sparkling wine from the jam jar tumbler in my other hand.  Which is at least half a lie. I may not be starting a diet, … Continue reading No New Me

Day of the Dead

I stumbled upon Dia de los Muertos in October of 2001 while wandering around Pilsen on my lunch break. I had been in Chicago for about six months, and my dad had been dead for four of those. I had few friends in the city and even fewer at my job, so I spent most of my work time … Continue reading Day of the Dead

A Job Found Me

No matter how many ridiculous dates I went on in my twenties (ask me about the guy who fell asleep during dinner on a first date), I swore I would never use an online dating site. In May, my eHarmony-matched husband and I celebrated our 11th anniversary with tapas and sangria.  In high school I … Continue reading A Job Found Me