Can you really change your relationship with food and your body?

When I was a teenager, my favorite part of magazines was the makeovers, you know, the “before” and “after” photos. As someone who naturally tended toward what magazines deemed “before,” I gazed in awe at the dramatic evolution from Plain (unsmiling) Jane to Exotic (ecstatic) Erica. The change was instantaneous, involved just a few simple […]

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Announcing “The Dharma of Diet,” a 4-week e-Course with meditation instructor Susan Piver and me!

I am so excited to announce a new 4-week e-course in collaboration with meditation instructor, New York Times bestselling author, and wondrous being, Susan Piver, starting September 16th. This course came about as the result of a conversation (or several conversations) between Susan and myself about all the craziness, confusion, and paranoia that surrounds eating. […]

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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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How Meditation Can Help Heal Our Relationship with Food

I began to practice meditation several years ago after quitting drinking and as I was (re)starting a relationship. Since then, the effects of meditation have extended into nearly every aspect of my life: becoming more compassionate toward myself and others, becoming more patient, less reactive, and being more willing to tolerate the discomfort inherent in […]

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