3 Nutritional “Red Flags”
I’ve been sitting with notes, powerpoint slides, and my many binders getting ready to facilitate an eating psychology retreat/workshop next weekend (now postponed to a later date in an effort care for our larger community)
One thing I’ve been taking a look at, as sort of a social study in preparation for the event, is current diet/fitness/nutrition “influencers” and products on Instagram.
I think I lasted about 20 minutes before I was ready to throw my phone at the wall (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…)
Suffer from Last Supper Syndrome? Find out in this short quiz.
Been working on your relationship with food? Here’s a quick quiz to monitor one aspect of it: (more…)
DO NOT do this when your pants are tight
Imagine this scenario: You wake up in the morning, moving through your usual routine, having a hot tea or coffee, maybe doing a morning centering practice, getting in the shower, and move on to getting dressed for the day.
You shimmy your pants in up a see-saw fashion, and you pause in that dreaded moment…the pants are too tight. (more…)
The Shadow Side of Healthy Eating
When it comes to your health or eating habits, what do you pride yourself on? Your dedication to eating locally-sourced foods? Opening your refrigerator and finding gorgeous, organic produce? Your decision to cut down on sugar in your diet?
It feels good to make educated, pro-active decisions around food, especially when we’re up against an industry that is far more invested in financial gain than our collective health. (more…)
Food for Thought for “Emotional Eaters”
Here’s some quick food for thought if you dub yourself as an “emotional eater”:
Consider that overeating or binge eating can sometimes act as a placeholder for self-care boundaries. (more…)
Skip the wine and drink one of these to calm your nervous system
When not made conscious, emotional triggers can sabotage the best of us.
We might be going about our day feeling relatively well, then a co-worker, friend, loved one, or even stranger says a particular something in a particular way, and BAM, we find ourselves experiencing a surprisingly overwhelming emotional state. (more…)
8 signs you might be ignoring an important truth
As highly adaptable beings, we’ve learned how to get by in all sorts of different circumstances.
For example, in an effort to feel safe and diminish the perceived threat of isolation, we’ve learned to be sensitive and take heed to the social norms that help us look good, feel accepted, and fit in. (more…)
Read this if you’ve fallen off the bandwagon too many times
Remember, if you get caught in a painful cycle, it’s probably not the real issue. You will BELIEVE it’s the real issue.
I know you will. (more…)
12 Ingredients for a Dietary Revolt – Be warned!
If you’re like most people interested in health and nutrition, you want to eat well, be healthy, and feel attractive. You might gather the best nutritional knowledge you can get your hands on, start doing great work for a while, then something happens…
The mysterious alter eating ego takes over and ruins all your good work. Your momentum can come to a screeching halt. (more…)