I’ve used my writing for lots of specific purposes.
Sometimes, I’ve promoted a new food or event or cookbook (which is I suppose is considered marketing). Oftentimes, I write to share, to get something off my chest, and to connect with others (which is definitely community). And sometimes, I write to discover what I believe, to lay a stake in the ground somehow, to clarify my opinion or purpose (which I like to think is discovery).
I’ve written another piece for The Kitchn which I thought was about discovery. I thought I wrote it to get something way personal and slightly controversial off my chest. But now that it’s live and I’m getting notes from friends and perfect strangers, I know it’s really about connecting with others and further lining up all the dots between us so we know we’re all in this together. Because, I promise, we are all in this together.
It’s really hard to get healthy. Americans spend more than $66 billion trying to lose weight annually. I didn’t spend that much, of course, but I did have to do it on my own, separate from the person who meant the world to me. I thought it was an important story to share so I think you, some of the people who mean the world to me, should know about it, too.
Read “The Only Way I Was Able to Lose Weight Was Without My Husband” on The Kitchn and come back here to tell me what you think!
[In case you missed it, you can read my first piece about wellness for The Kitchn here: “It Changed My Life: How an Elimination Diet Made Me More Connected to My Body“]
P.S. I also wrote a short piece about my favorite plant milk: The Non-Dairy Milk That Deserves Way More Attention.
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista–shop girl, writer, author, and creative business coach. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food–as well as coaching women in food to reach life and business goals. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life, will be published by Roost Books on February 5, 2019.