Joni Edelman

Joni Edelman

Bio

Joni Edelman is a 40 year-old mother of five (ages 3 to19!), wife, RN, and freelance writer. Also notable, had a baby in her kitchen. Favorite activities include: gardening, hoarding yarn, cake (baking and eating). Less favorite activities include: laundry, laundry, laundry. Joni has appeared on The Today Show, Inside Edition, The Rachael Ray Show, Weekend Sunrise Australia, Canada AM, and Sirius Radio. In print you can find Joni's story in The Daily Mail, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Yahoo, and a host of others, but you're probably bored of all this nonsense by now. Completely understandable. Joni aspires to inspire. You can check out her personal website here.

Joni Edelman Articles

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5 (Insane) Things Toddlers Say

Good news: they'll probably grow out of it. Bad news: probably not until they are 23.

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"I Can't Stand The Sun": My Struggle To Find The Right Bipolar Meds

My cocktail is wrong. It’s a gin and tonic with only gin. It’s a martini with 10 olives. And I can’t stand the sun. Not today. Not this month.

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Virgie Tovar = Babe

#RavsWriters: Virgie Tovar — Our Favorite Babe Writer Takes The Cake 

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the aw

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POISON. DEATH. FAMINE.

In Defense Of Nutella, The Wonderfood

Help. Me. Please. And by help me, I mean, bring me my jumbo size jar of

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The Good And Bad Of My Bipolar II Diagnosis And Demeanor

I’m lucky to be smart, to have an astonishingly good memory. Or maybe I’m lucky to be bipolar.

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How Do I Learn To Love My Body After Losing Weight?

When it comes to your physique, your mind can actually work against you.

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OCD is way more complicated than organized mugs.

OCD Week With Ravishly's Resident Mental Health Ladies

When I was little, any time I got an insect bite or stubbed my toe, I had to ask my mom, “Am I going to die? If I was going to die from this, I’d already be dead — right?” I also had a 30-minute prayer that I needed to say at each meal or else everyone would be poisoned and die. And corners. I had to check all of them before I went to bed.

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Ask Momma Bare: Do I Have To Shave?

If you decide pit or leg hair isn't a big deal, then bam! It's not a big deal.

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Isabel Foxen Duke: Newsletter Guru, Creator Of Stop Fighting Food

"Food isn't the enemy –– calling it the enemy is the enemy."

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On Being "Crazy": A Day In My Life With Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatric illness is still stigmatized. And that’s hard when you have a psychiatric illness.

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