Body-positive intersectional feminist. BP Type II. Diet industry dropout. Wife. Mom of 5. Bibliophile. Cake aficionado. Editor In Chief @ Ravishly. Types 17 WPM.

Joni Edelman's Articles

Before you even think about weight-loss, or doing something like the keto diet, you need to figure out how to live in your current body.

The Keto Diet (And Other “Fads”) And 6 Reasons You Should Avoid Them

When it comes to the Keto diet and other fads, you might lose weight, even a lot of weight, but the chances it will come back are far greater than not.
joni edelman, RN   |   01.18.18 8:54pm   |   SHARE
You will think you are ruining your kids.

You Are Going To Fail At Parenting

You will fail at parenting. You will fail so hard sometimes that it will feel like you can’t recover from it. And it’s going to be okay.
joni edelman, RN   |   01.15.18 5:42pm   |   SHARE
That desire to die is within us.

The Complicated Question People Want To Ask: Why Were You Suicidal?

I realized all at once that folks who have not been suicidal do not understand what it means to be mentally ill and suicidal.
joni edelman, RN   |   01.11.18 4:07am   |   SHARE
STUDY: 52% of Cheaters Say Spouse Not Fit.

52% Of Cheaters Say Their Spouse Isn't Physically Fit, 100% Of People Cheated On Say That's Stupid

Today, the email headline was “STUDY: 52% of Cheaters Say Spouse Not Fit.” If you’re a cheater it's NOT because your partner is unfit.
joni edelman, RN   |   01.10.18 1:29pm   |   SHARE
Like baths (DUH)?

New Year, New Recs!

Welcome to the year 2018. The staffers here at Ravishly don’t buy into the “New Year, New You” bullshit. But, we do believe that January is a great time to hibernate a little and treat yo’self after the stress of finding/buying/wrapping a hundred gifts and... Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.10.18 11:35am   |   SHARE
(illustrated by Sanna Thijs @fulloffreckles)

How To Chill Your Adrenals Out

Chronic stress secretes a hormonal cocktail that wreaks havoc on that amazing body you have. Here's how you can chill your adrenals and reduce stress.
Joni Edelman   |   01.8.18 10:21am   |   SHARE
Are You Bipolar? For many years I pretended things were fine.

Are You Bipolar? Here Are The Symptoms I Ignored 

Are you bipolar? While I was pretending everything was fine, there were bipolar disorder red flags flying all around me like the gd United Nations.
joni edelman, RN   |   01.6.18 1:17am   |   SHARE

Elizabeth Gilbert Says Goodbye To Her Wife, And I Remember My Own Eat, Pray, Love Moment

The kind of love that Elizabeth had for Rayya, the kind I have for my husband — it isn’t something you can seek and find. This kind of love finds you, and when it does, it changes you; it changes everything.
joni edelman, RN   |   01.5.18 1:02pm   |   SHARE
I like big books.

The Best Books Of 2017 (And Some To Watch For In 2018)

I love books so much that the first thing I did when we bought our new house was build a bookshelf into the dining room wall.
joni edelman, RN   |   01.2.18 12:10pm   |   SHARE
I am tired. In fact, I am more than just tired, I am exhausted.

Christmas Is Over And I’m Exhausted

I am more than just tired, I am exhausted. Men just don’t do as much as women when it comes to the holidays — when it comes to most things.
joni edelman, RN   |   12.26.17 10:59am   |   SHARE