The Joy of Granita

I am fortunate enough to be on the East Coast of Sicily in a little town called Furci Siculo, not far from Taormina. This is the town my partner grew up in; his parents still live here and every summer, their home draws the rest of the family from all directions to share stories, laughs, […]

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What Is Your Disordered Eating Costing You?

In her most recent guest blog post, Terri Barger wrote about how seductive dieting can be and referred to the fact that is has become a billion dollar industry (that continues to grow). That got me thinking about how much dieting and disordered eating cost us, not just in dollars (though they’re significant), but also […]

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Turning Down the “Noise” of Dieting

Letting go of the dieting mentality can feel like one of the hardest parts of embarking on the Intuitive Eating journey. Even as you learn to listen to your own internal signals of hunger, fullness, and satisfaction and to shift your allegiance in this direction, there is a lingering pull toward the seemingly never-ending barrage […]

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Do You Use Food as a Substitute for Intimacy?

Do you ever find yourself eating when the hunger you feel isn’t in your stomach but rather in your heart? Feeling sad, brokenhearted, anxious, angry, or lonely can be so uncomfortable, we feel it in our mind and body. Sometimes we’ll do anything to shake those difficult emotions even if only for a few moments. […]

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An anti-resolution for 2014

January can be a virtual minefield for those of us trying to have a healthy relationship with our bodies and minds. You can’t swing a yoga mat without hitting an article or advertisement for weight loss, undoing the effects of the holidays on our waistlines, or getting minutely closer to that ill-defined and literally impossible […]

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