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.

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“Did I talk to you while I was waking up? You look familiar.” Danica the post-procedure nurse smiled at me and said “Oh yes! It sounds like you had a great dream about Alice in Wonderland!” “I’m reading the book to my daughter.” I gurgle, still shrugging off the last vapors of anesthesia. “Did you…

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,…

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…