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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Comfort Foods Gone Awry

Macaroni and cheese. Creamy mashed potatoes. Salty, crunchy chips. Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Halloween candy. For many people, these foods convey a sense of comfort and security. Knowing what foods you love and allowing yourself to have them is an important part of self love and care. But eating comfort foods can sometimes backfire. Many of […]

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Loving Your Perfect Self, Before Improving It

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, a Zen Buddhist teacher, once told his students “You are perfect the way you are…and you could use a little improvement.” I understand this to mean that we are inherently perfect with all of our messiness, neuroses, and confusion AND there is also some room to improve the things about ourselves that […]

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Why Is Mindfulness Important for Eating?

The word mindfulness seems to be popping up everywhere lately. From mindful leadership to mindful communication and mindful parenting. But what does it mean to be mindful? And why is mindfulness important for eating? Mindfulness can be defined simply as the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. One can be mindful […]

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