So who am I….Long story but I will abridge it:

Currently, I’m a twenty something part-time professional private chef and 200 hr YogaWorks certified yoga instructor (currently training in the 300hr). I work in gyms and yoga studios and I teach cooking class to kids during the school year for after school enrichment programs.

O, and I’m also in recovery from a severe exercise addiction/eating disorder. I struggled with this since my mother died when I was 13. I finally went into a lifesaving inpatient program and I’ve been better since then. BETTER, but not “cured” that will take longer…but I’m thankful to have my health back. I’m hoping to spread the knowledge, humor, recipes, and yoga tips with all y’all through this blog! So stay tuned, or not, I wont hold it against you!

2011 Revision:

My father was diagnosed with Gliobastoma Multiforme, a rare and deadly brain cancer. He has a year to live at most. So this year will be a lot of archiving memories of him and attempting to “live it up” with him food and travel wise. Maybe its time we all start living as if our days are numbered.

27 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi girlie šŸ™‚ I’ve been reading your blog a few times after I found it on Lynn’s page, and I just wanted to say how much I adore your wit, humor, and amazing story. šŸ™‚ I’ll be baackk! (haha that sounds super creepy).

  2. Eating Disorders as brutal as I have been there myself and now work with ED patients! The other side is bitter sweet so hang in there! It will be worth all the struggles! So glad I found your blog!

  3. i dont know if those of us who suffer from ED will ever be technically “cured” but as long as we have the strength to “be better” every day i think thats amazing. I love ur blog and im glad i found it!

  4. haha, yes i can understand that. I also love EATing greens. So I balance it all out. Externship huh? What school did you go to? Where did you extern? Cool!

  5. I love your blog, thank you for sharing your experiences. We traded places- this fall I moved from West LA to Santa Barbara. After a few false starts/ shady “experts” I am now working towards recovery. I was told to seriously consider inpatient, you mentioned that you had a great program, would you mind giving me the 411? (sorry, I guess I am very 90s this morning!)

  6. i love your blog! i just read through several of your recent posts and really enjoyed them. i’m putting you in my reader. that’s so great that your career revolves around food & fitness — sounds like my dream job (except the one i already have: being a mom). ANYway, i’m looking forward to reading more. thanks!

  7. Found you thru Lynn Cs’ blog – and I’ll echo the above sentiments, happy to have found you. And remember, ‘do what you love and the money will follow’. šŸ™‚

  8. look who I found!!

    Eden, I don’t know if you remember me, but we met way back in…..2006? We met through “nutritious junk”, and met up at Penguins a couple times. (My real name is Caitlin….shhh)

    I believe we have both gone through drastic life transformations since we last met, but I want to get in touch with you as a start! You can find me on my new baby blog which has 0 readers, or we can chat privately somehow.

    Look at you!! Such an incredible blog!!

  9. Hey, I just found you, too! šŸ™‚

    I’ve recently started doing some personal chef work, and it’s taken me years to have a “friendship” with food, after years of abuse (almost 250 pounds as a kid, binge eating disorders for a while, starving myself, bingeing and using excessive exercise to purge… haven’t done any of that for over 10 years!)

    I’m a yogi, too, and have a 500 hour Pilates cert šŸ™‚

    Gotta read more of your stuff! šŸ™‚

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  11. I am so glad to have found your blog, you seem like such a wonderful person and I can’t wait to read more!

    I am so sorry for you dad šŸ˜¦ My grandfather died two years ago of lung cancer, and I know how hard it is šŸ˜¦ Praying for you and your family!


  12. Wow. Your bio is stunning and touching. You have been through so much and appear to be incredibly upbeat. I sincerely don’t know how you do it. We could all learn from you. Good luck girl! Cherish your time with your father! The truth is all of our days are numbered. We just tend to forget that, don’t we?

  13. Eden, you are fabulous. Seriously. I’ve had a hard time reading lots of the blogs that I usually read because, gasp, many of them are super-disordered!! And that clearly does not help! But your no-BS, sarcastic, REAL blog is simply amazing. This is for sure my new favorite blog…Thank you!!

  14. I just found your blog through HEAB. I am getting my Master’s in Cognitive Neuroscience so I know the extent of difficulty that your dad must be going through with Glioblastoma Multiforme; my condolences to you and your family. I hope that the time you have left with him is as wonderful as can be.

  15. Hey!

    Love your humor here. Sounds like we would make great friends.

    Where did you go to culinary school? I’m half way through school at Natural Gourmet Insititute in NYC and am trying to figure out WTF I want to do after.

    How do you like being a private chef?

  16. Hi Eden, do you have a contact for your blog?
    I’d like to ask some blogging questions (how to balance a desire to write/be normal on a blog and “hide”‘ the ED stuff….when really struggling with ED stuff and wanting to just journal it on a blog. I have no idea what to do.

  17. I realized I hadn’t fully read through your about page which is such a shame. I hadn’t known about your life and what you went through, and it’s amazing to see how far you have come. You are like one of those precious little buds in the garden that you admire, and one day it blossoms and all you can do is smile, watch it bask in the sun, and love it for it’s splendid beauty šŸ™‚


  18. Just found you blog and though I haven’t read any other posts I know I will be reading just to see how things are going with you and your father. Best wishes on the travels and food tasting with him! Enjoy your time with him I look forward to the posts.

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