Nutrition meets soul (does this speak to you?)
For women, learning how to care for the body is not just practical work.
It’s soul work.
Our challenges with eating, weight, and health are also realms of the soul.
If there were no deeper dimensions to health, eating, and weight, don’t you think all the practical strategies out there would have solved the chronic GI symptoms, the chronic dieting, the painful eating habits, and the ongoing pursuit for the ideal diet? (more…)
Here’s what’s missing in diets
Happy New Year!
I hope you have a gentle entry into the first few days of the year as well as a little time to consider how you’d like to feel these coming months.
Physical & emotional resilience might be high on your list of empowering goals. (more…)
What gets in the way of progress
A key to making some wonderful progress with your health and eating has much to do with choosing the right thing at the right time.
Yes, it’s that simple.
Would you take off for a cross-country road trip right before your most important week at work of the year? Would you cook a huge meal for yourself when you know your love will soon be home with your favorite take-out?
But people do this all the time with their eating. (more…)
How to work with body weight
Do you have any best guesses as to what impacts body weight?
Insulin sensitivity? Genes? Something else?
I find that for many women who want to increase their sense of confidence around eating, one very affirming avenue is through strengthening their understanding of what really impacts body weight. (more…)
One question that builds self-care confidence
I’m just back from a beautiful and impactful long weekend in Albuquerque, NM studying indigenous healing practices of the Americas.
Here I am during one of my breaks, at Masks y Mas, one of those “must visit” places in the Knob Hill district. True to the name, they have all sorts of Mexican masks, but much, much more (more…)
A Full Spectrum Approach to Weight
The role of a healer in traditional and indigenous healing systems is to look at a problem or symptom as it relates to the whole person and community.
This is very different than the more modern approach of reducing things down to their component parts without any understanding (or care for that matter) of the connection and communication between the body, mind, soul, heart, spirit, community, environment, or the collective experiences of those who have come before us. (more…)
Still holding onto dieting? Here’s 8 reasons why…
Intellectually you probably feel like you understand that dieting and the sort of stress and pressure involved doesn’t really work.
You know…the planning, the rules, even the narrowly contained “cheat days” or “cheat meals.” The inner pang when one of your girlfriends starts sharing with heroic verve about how amazing she feels now that she’s started this new thing with her diet. (more…)
Resources I think you’ll love (and a pic that cracks me up)
I hope you had a satisfying holiday weekend.
Something I’d NEVER imagined myself doing before – tooling around on this John Deere lawnmower that now takes residence at my home – amused me to no end this past weekend. (more…)
Here are The Course Details!
Empower Your Eating: 6 Weeks to a Hot & Healthy Body Image, is a 6-Week online home-study program that I will personally be guiding (for the 5th and final year), designed for women who are ready to learn the counter-intuitive skills for a healthy body image and healthy body weight (in a cost-efficient, time-efficient format) (more…)
Rx for Stubborn Weight
Human beings are interesting creatures. We are the only breathing beings on this planet that are so fixated on the manipulation of body weight. Rather than taking the approach of transcending this fascination, I say we dive right in. (more…)