What is “food shaming?”

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Most of us have heard the term, “Keep your eyes on your own lane.” Food shaming is the act of taking our eyes off of our own lane to make someone else feel bad about what they’re eating.

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Let’s be kind to one another

Maya

I can’t think about food today.

I have been wracking my brain trying to think about what to say. I thought, if I write about food when we have major tragedies tearing apart people’s lives, it’ll seem as if I am ignoring it.

The last thing I want to do is come across as uncaring or selfish, when I have been described as an empath.

In short, I actually think and feel just a bit too much. I haven’t been ignoring these tragedies. I have been thinking about what to say.

After waking up and hearing about what happened in Las Vegas, I decided that I needed to say something.

I just don’t know what to say. I am heartbroken. Thoughts and prayers are great, but we need to do more.

Today I am laying low. I am focusing on self-care while thinking about ways I can give back. I open up my comments section to those who wish to discuss ways to help.

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Why I’m walking in the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Walk For Wishes

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In 2000, I wished to meet ‘NSYNC

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In 2000 — when I was 14 years old — I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer. Make-A-Wish granted my wish, which was to meet ‘NSYNC. My mother and I were flown from San Jose, CA to Pittsburgh, PA to meet the band at one of their shows.

We not only met the band and watched the concert from a close distance…I received a hug from band member, Joey Fatone.

We were treated like royalty. During the trip, we enjoyed limo rides, plenty of ‘NSYNC-themed gifts and a shopping spree…all courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Make-A-Wish gave me so much joy during the most difficult time of my life. I have been cancer-free since 2003, and want to help Make-A-Wish continue to grant wishes for brave wish children.

Wishes can increase the physical and emotional well-being of wish kids, and create happy, lifelong memories. In fact, wish experiences are as much about the days that follow, as they are about the wish itself – because the impact of a wish can last forever.

The funds I raise will support the Make-A-Wish® mission to grant the wish of every eligible child who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

A wish experience can truly change a child’s life, and so can you. Please support me and donate to my page today at Walk For Wishes.

Thank you!