Reflections at 35
Last month I celebrated my 35th birthday. (more…)
Your Nutritional Selves
Do you eat for long-term or short-term pleasure?
When it comes to eating for pleasure, it’s important to be aware of these distinctions:
Short-term pleasureable eating, versus Long-term pleasureable eating
Carving out room for both allows us a nice balance between nutritional spontaneity (what do I feel like having?) and longer-term self care practices (what will help me feel well in the long-run?) (more…)
Eating Quiz: Do you need more structure or soul? (Part Two)
Today, in Part Two, we are focusing on the signs and symptoms of inadequate soul demonstrated in eating. (You find Part One on Structure here)
When we say something like “she’s got soul,” we know what we mean. In some ways we’re saying, although indirectly, she’s got substance, there’s depth there, there’s feeling there, this is a flesh and blood woman right here in front of me. (more…)
A couple weeks ago you read my light-hearted story about cupcakes, weight loss, and the crazy contradictions many a women find themselves in and upcoming news that I continue to deepen this work in supporting the healing process of clients.
I am delighted to share that I’m nearing the final stretch towards my professional certification training in the, now evidence-based, Internal Family Systems therapy model. (more…)
What freedom looks like + NEW PROGRAM
The thing about freedom and confidence around eating, is that they’re not as easily measured as, say, a pay raise or counting calories, points, or macro-nutrients.
Numbers are much easier to track down on paper.
Freedom and confidence around eating are felt on the inside. (more…)
3 edgy mantras to liberate eating
Truth be told, I don’t have a grand story about waking up one morning feeling like a new woman eating fully free.
But I will say, quite positively, it seems like shifting my way of relating to eating and to myself was a progression of openings. My first real opening began with a “maybe.”
Seasonal Presence & Your Nutritional Selves
I’m so in my element right now. Fall is my season!
I’ve enjoyed the satisfaction and meditative quality of raking leaves as well as sitting outside with a warm beverage while allowing my eyes to weave in and out of focus staring into rich orange and red bonfire flames.
Walking outside I’m greeted by the familiar sound of treetop branches swaying and crashing their leaves, a sound I’ve grown so very fond of (When I close my eyes, I hear the ocean…) (more…)
The Multi-Dimensionality of Binge Eating
When I was a child I learned how to play the organ. I learned how to make my mom laugh really hard. I learned how to swim underwater.
As a child I also learned how to not cry. (more…)
An unusual place that regulated my appetite
Last July, two of my girlfriends and I went for a skinny dip in Lake Michigan on the evening of the full moon. We were the only 3 people that stayed on the beach past sunset. (more…)