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Not in crisis? Here’s your nutritional work.

Jun 30, 2016 | Tags: simple strategies, | No Comments

Last month I shared two guiding principles for eating when you find yourself in the midst of a chaotic, stressful, or disorienting time in your life.

Although we cannot dictate the exact unfolding of our lives or the ways in which life invites us into growth, we can learn how to care for ourselves in and through it’s (sometimes stressful, sometimes delightful!) development. (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…)



Keep immunity strong with these 9 gut-boosting tips

Nov 2, 2015 | Tags: digestion, holidays, simple strategies, | 2 Comments

I’m back from Peru for the 2nd time this year. My decision to attend a this most recent workshop (Jungian Psychology & Amazonian Shamanism in Synthesis) was actually a surprise to me as I made the decision to go 2 weeks prior to it!

I had an incredibly enriching experience that I will continue to integrate into my life and my counseling practice.

And the food! (more…)



3 Food Rules that will actually free you


Think “food rules” always means forcing and gripping?

Think “permission” always means throwing in the towel and eating large or frequent amounts of naughty foods?

If you answered, ‘yes,” know I used to have these thoughts, too.

It’s no way to spend your life approaching food… (more…)



One weight loss practice WAY better than crunching numbers

Aug 16, 2015 | Tags: metabolism, simple strategies, | No Comments

Last weekend, I drove back to my hometown, to throw one of my childhood friends a little baby shower at the house I grew up in.

We decided to meet mid-day on Saturday to feast and celebrate.

Colombian-style, of course; We had a big meal smack-dab in the middle of the day. (more…)



One reason and remedy for summertime anxiety

May 31, 2015 | Tags: simple strategies, | 2 Comments

With the warmer weather and the longer days clearly upon us, you may be feeling the excitement and anticipation of all activities unique to the summer season. (more…)



Skip the wine and drink one of these to calm your nervous system

May 15, 2015 | Tags: self sabotage, simple strategies, | No Comments

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…)



5 Habits of Savvy Eaters

Mar 29, 2015 | Tags: holidays, metabolism, simple strategies, | No Comments

Not long ago I returned from a pilgrimage of sorts for a Jungian psychology workshop/conference in the Peruvian Amazon.

It was a big trip for me. Not only did I have the opportunity to spend time with gifted teachers/healers, but I also faced the edges of my own perceived limitations, surpassed them, and was able to connect with a strength and resiliency that I hold so dear in my heart. (more…)



Can’t we all be friends? Where Vegan & Paleo get along…


If you are even moderately plugged into the nutrition world then I am sure you know the Paleo Diet & Vegan Diet have pretty distinct features that often oppose each other. (more…)



I’ve been waiting a year for this!


On Saturday I taught the final module of my 4-month workshop series, The Healthy Woman.

During this workshop, we discussed the importance of the Spiritual Body, the psychology behind cleansing and fasting, and how the concept of symbolic substitutes and sacred rituals informs our relationship with eating, health, and body image.

Running parallel to the class themes this past weekend, I thought I’d share a personal ritual I have been engaging in all year and invite you, if you feel inspired, to create something that feels special for you. (more…)



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