The Power of Habits
Improving Your Relationship with Food Embarking on a journey to improve one’s eating habits can be both exciting and challenging. One effective way to make lasting, positive changes is by creating and nurturing new habits. By understanding how habits work and implementing them consciously, you can make small, consistent changes that ultimately lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle. In this blog post, we … Read More The Power of Habits
My Life Changing Lesson about Going Solo
Teacher of the Year Goes to 2022 This year was a doozy. It was the first year that I was a full-time entrepreneur as a holistic ED recovery coach and making that move on the heels of the slow-exiting COVID-19 pandemic (like–move on already and stop holding the door open!!) was scary and exciting. I figured it would be slow going and slow growing, … Read More My Life Changing Lesson about Going Solo
Bring in Spring Like a Boss!
Spring is officially here! I, like others, are feeling this spring a little more deeply and with greater excitement. This year, there is the promise of mingling and socializing more after surviving a pandemic. It is not totally over, but it seems like this Omicron has been declining without another deadly variant on its heels. I am grateful to be able to figuratively and … Read More Bring in Spring Like a Boss!
Self-esteem and Acceptance for a More Satisfied Life
This week in March, there are some quirky and fun days of observance this week. There is a day for “everything that you think is wrong” (March 15), “everything that you think is right” (March 16), “absolutely incredible kid” (March 17), “awkward moments day” (March 18), and “let’s laugh day” (March 19). I enjoy these lighthearted days and try to use them as a … Read More Self-esteem and Acceptance for a More Satisfied Life
Jumpstart to Mindful Eating
What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is a type of awareness you have during the moment of eating your food. Similar to other forms of mindfulness, you enter a place of non-judgment, and instead appreciate the current moment, from what you are eating and whether you are enjoying it, to details like the taste and temperature of your food. Is it the Same as … Read More Jumpstart to Mindful Eating
A Life’s Vision Needs Massive Action
Take Stock to Start Your Year on The Right Foot “Slow down!” “Wait a minute!” These are phrases I use with my nine-year-old often. Today, I want to use them with you, too. Too often we charge in when it would be better to assess where we are first. It can be painful to look back to see our mistakes and shortcomings. And yet, … Read More A Life’s Vision Needs Massive Action
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Holiday Survival for Disordered Eaters*
*When you are in recovery or trying to eat for wellness This time of year, advertisements of snowy streets and families coming together laughing eating, and making merry abound. Presents being handed back and forth, faces of pure delight, and picture-perfect families and friends greeting each other with joy and true happiness. There are also just as many campaigns with thin, fit, people dashing … Read More Holiday Survival for Disordered Eaters*
What Are You Hungry For?
Eating That Doesn’t Satisfy Many suffer from what is known as emotional or binge eating. They differ in specific triggers or how they became habit, but the commonalities in them make it possible to take them together here in this post. In these conditions food is eaten for soothing, pleasure, or as a distraction from uncomfortable feelings or situations instead of for sustenance as … Read More What Are You Hungry For?
Mindfulness & Gratitude: Natural Health Boosters
Mindful Eating is Mindfulness As a Food Relationship expert, I use mindful eating as a tool or skill to help break through beliefs and blocks surrounding our relationships with food and our bodies. But as mindful eating is just an extension of mindfulness, flexing in that area primes you for all mindfulness practices–especially gratitude practices. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention … Read More Mindfulness & Gratitude: Natural Health Boosters
Let’s Get it PREPPIN’
Meal Prep Saves Lives Or so it does, IMHO. I got started for the same reason a lot of folks do–to manage (or perhaps lose weight). But that was years ago, and I escaped the hold of diet culture, meal planning and prepping stayed with me. One reason is I enjoy it. My husband enjoys cooking, and the girls both love cooking programs and … Read More Let’s Get it PREPPIN’
Mindful Eating 101: Fall into the Right Mindset
Have you been struggling with a negative or lack mindset? Do you have a hard time balancing your moods, or you don’t understand why you can’t seem to focus? These are all common signs of needing a shift in your mindset and luckily, I’m here to help you with that. The fall season is an excellent time to start shifting your mindset and developing … Read More Mindful Eating 101: Fall into the Right Mindset
In Case of Cravings, Try Mindful Eating
Hands up if you’ve tried pretty much everything to kiss goodbye to cravings and had no luck whatsoever? With mindful eating, you don’t need to spend heaps of time and energy on crushing your cravings completely. The Mouth Wants What the Mind Misses Telling yourself that you absolutely can’t have a particular food can work against you in the long term. Think of it … Read More In Case of Cravings, Try Mindful Eating