About Me

I am open, honest, reflective, and here to share my life and journey with my readers.

I initially started this blog in 2008 to help with my journey of weight-loss. I have lost 100lbs and maintained for 10 years. My journey sparked the internationally known ‘Exposed Movement‘ which focuses on body-love from people all over the world.


…and then I stepped away in 2010…and have come back after a journey with my weight and really my life. It’s no longer EatingJourney…it’s me..Mish Pope.

โ€œWhy do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked.
“Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure.โ€
The Alchemist ~Paulo Coelho

After our daughter arrived my whole world changed in so many ways.


I took a break from blogging because I was raising a kiddo…and also because being a mother changes you. It changes you on a soul level, on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. I have learned deeply, that sometimes it’s best to step away and just be where you are.

Then I was given essential oils and my life has changed.
It's not that we keep failing at the thing we set out to do...it's the really we're not connected in ourselves as to really what we want, need or desire.

It has changed because of the people I’ve met and the transformation that the oils have done for me on a personal and professional level. I get where I have always meant to be. A place of authenticity and brazen transformation.

~Mish xo

If you’d like to contact me, you can e-mail me at: oilswithmishย {at} gmail {dot} com

36 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Amy says:

    Wow. How long have you been on this then? I did something similar for a while as a “cleanse” (like 2 years ago) but have readjusted since then and incorporated things back into my diet. Best of luck with this, it’s a challenge but the results are worth it!

  2. Mish says:

    I have started the Special diet…I like to tell myself it’s a lifestyle about a month ago. I am trying to stick to it, although it can be difficult…especially going out. But, I feel better and that’s the most important thing at this point.

  3. jasberrie says:

    I’ve just come across your blog, and you have the most amazing story ๐Ÿ™‚ I just started my own blog (jwhin.wordpress.com) so I look forward to reading yours more, and maybe you can check mine out!


  4. Sara says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. I can relate to a lot of it (especially the part about the binges…something I really struggle/have struggled with). I look forward to reading more; best of luck!

    • Mish says:


      Thanks for stopping by. I hope that what I am going through is of help. I wonder sometimes if sharing is what I should be doing, but it helps me and it’s nice to know that I am not the only one.


  5. Iris says:

    I think it’s great that you’re working so hard to find that healthy balance! It sounds like you and I have some similar issues with food and bingeing. I also just started eating gluten-free, so I’ve started a blog about that and my journey to have a healthy relationship with food (I also work as a weight-loss counselor so I talk to people every day with emotional food issues, which gives me a lot to think about).

  6. runningshoes89 says:

    hey there!

    i’m new to the blogging community and when i stumbled across your site, i was so impressed by all you have accomplished. truly inspiring. i totally agree with what you said about all these healthy, fit women who actually EAT – it is so eye-opening! anyway, just thought i’d introduce myself – i’m lauren ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. debby says:

    Mish, I really liked your comment on Miz’s blog this morning about not listening to our bodies. It really made me think, and I quoted you in a blog I wrote this morning. I am going to give you credit, now that I have found your blog! Hope you don’t mind.

  8. Dori says:

    Michelle, I am so sorry you had to go through so much. Glad we found each other, I hope we can give each other advice and help!

  9. Marisa (Trim The Fat) says:

    Mish, thanks so much for sharing your story. I can definitely relate to the binge eating and desire to truly listen to hunger cues and not feed the emotions. You are doing fantastic and taking your health to a whole new level. AWESOME!

    btw-sorry for not answering you sooner – I know you asked about my daughter’s milk protein allergy! My little daughter is fine now and did outgrow her allergies by age 5, but during those years of eating a vegan diet, I taught her to concentrate on the things she CAN have and not the things she can’t. I did my best to always have a bag of her foods with me everywhere we went…birthday parties, special occassions, restaurants…so she never felt that she had to go without. It really wasn’t that hard when you are prepared and well, when it’s a matter of eat right or go into anaphylactic shock! Thankfully, it’s all good now! Thank you for asking about her ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mish says:

      Thank you for writing back. I think that sparked the binge eating (beyond personal stuff) is that I felt like I couldn’t have anything. I rebelled and it cost me on so many levels. I have really taken a new approach to life which is helping me so much..silencing the ‘lose weight’ monster and cranking up the ‘healthy living/exercising’ monster. It works everytime ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Hannah says:

    I stumbled across your blog and really like what I’ve seen thus far. I’m sorry I missed vegan4aday, because I’ve been vegetarian for years and would do something like that–maybe if you do it again I’ll get in on the action. Anyway, that’s a fun, interesting, thought-provoking, important blog you’ve got!

  11. Jamie says:

    You have a very inspiring story! Thank you for sharing. :o)

    That picture at the top of where you grew up looks suspiciously like the town in Oregon where I grew up!

  12. Chris says:

    I read your entries about your trip to East TImor, it sounds so amazing and inspiring. How did you end up finding this place and getting contacts to do volunteer work? I’m interested in doing volunteer work and travel at the same time too.

  13. Sarah says:

    I discovered your blog…yesterday? And I’m loving it. LOVING it. I’m so looking forward to reading more. (I already added your blog to my Reader!)

  14. Wendy B. says:

    Hi! I got your blog name off of “brooke Not On a Diet” (she was talking about Exposed Movement and it caught my attention); I am so glad I checked out your page! I have been seriously considering moving to Australia and it is nice to gather some thoughts regarding someone’s experience before moving as well as inspiration regarding your weightloss journey.

    Congratulations on your impending nuptials! ๐Ÿ™‚

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