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How to infuse your business-building with confidence

When I first started my business 3 years ago I knew nothing about starting a business.  I had no idea whether to get a website first, or a logo or just start telling people I was open for business with nothing in place.  All of it seemed scary and so out of my comfort zone […]

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Thriving with Hypothyroid

  I used to really loathe my thyroid.  I was so angry at it and blamed it for my years of struggling with weight, exhaustion and other annoying symptoms.  Why was I the only one in my family to have this. Why was I plagued with the weight gain disease?   To make matters worse, […]

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4 Myths about Binge Eating

    Binge eating is troubling at the least and can completely take over your life at its worst.  We tend to make light of other ways we partake in binging (i.e. a Netflix binge is accepted and even invited into our cultural vernacular).  Bingeing with food is at once common and yet elicits feelings […]

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The Intersection of Structure and Flow (with eating)

A lot of people tell me that they are all or nothing.  That they cannot fathom how to find a middle ground with respect to eating and exercise.     This makes sense to me.  After all, we’re conditioned to accept and relate to polarities: failure vs. success, “good vs. bad” happy vs. sad.   […]

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4 reasons why you’re really craving sugar

    Sugar addiction is a myth. Ok……. there..…. I said it out loud! I know many of us have come to demonize sugar and see it as the cause of all our malaise, be it exhaustion, weight gain, headaches and lack of motivation. I agree that the altered versions of sugar, in their most […]

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What breathing and your appetite have in common

  Have you ever been frustrated or judgmental about how much you breathe? Have you ever chastised yourself for breathing too much or annoyed that you have to breathe so heavy after exerting yourself?   No, I didn’t think so.   We take for granted and accept that breathing is a process in our bodies […]

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How to up-level your commitment to make habit changes

Quick. Name something you want to desperately have to achieve. This could be weight loss, wanting a new job, changing your food habits or quitting smoking. Got it in your head? Ok, now on a scale of 1-10 where is your level of desire to achieve this goal with 1 being “no desire” and 10 […]

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An embarrassing childhood story…

  When I was about 5 years old, we were visiting my Dad’s hometown of Deadwood, South Dakota and planned to attend a big family party that afternoon. My mom had dressed me in a beautiful white, wedding gown type dress for the family event.  With some time to kill, my parents took me, my […]

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The important part of digestion that most people overlook

I bet you know what good digestion feels like right?  You take your probiotic religiously and eat as slowly as possible.  You move your bowels well and treat your gut bacteria like the besties they are.   Sure, maybe you’ve had reflux or heartburn once in a while but you definitely know which foods go […]

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Body Positivity, Bikinis and Modesty

  One of the trends I’m seeing in the Body positive world is the encouragement of women to not be afraid to show off their bodies, at any size or weight; to wear those bikinis and give themselves permission to be unabashed in exposing the newly accepted and beloved bodies they worked so hard to […]

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8 Unexpected benefits of Mindful Eating

By now you’ve heard that mindfulness is in.  But, this is not just some fad or trend. Mindfulness is here to stay because at it’s base core, it’s all about living in the present moment, without judgement, just observance. And when people get wind of amazing it feels to eat like this, there is no […]

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5 reasons why you’re eating too fast

How you do life is often how you do food.  So, if you lead a busy, fast-paced life, with tons of responsibilities and places you need to be, chances are that you’re not going to change course with respect to just eating.     We eat fast for lots of reasons and it’s become the […]

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7 types of self-care {and why it matters}

  Self-care is not a one-size fits all scenario.  We all define it and embody it differently. One day, after a particularly chaotic and busy week, I announced to my husband that I need to plan some self-care and was going to dye my hair.  He laughed and incredulously asked my why I considered dying […]

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8 Reasons why Embodiment helps Body Image

Embodiment is essentially agreeing to be in your body no matter what. We spend so much time in our heads that we forget to drop into our bodies to experience the whole remarkable spectrum of sensations the human body can feel and experience. Add a splash of body-kindness and confidence and you will be amazed […]

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FREE Embodiment and body-reverence Challenge!

You are cordially invited!!! ✨🎉💪 My FB group, The Wellness Warriors, is going to be home to an EPIC challenge starting June 4th! What if I could tell you that you could feel incredible in your skin, right now, without changing a single thing about your body. Would you be intrigued? You absolutely can and […]

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How to Eat Mindfully When you don’t Have Time

  One of the most common resistances I hear when clients or friends tell me that they want to learn intuitive and mindful eating is that they don’t have time to devote to it or the patience to make it happen consistently.   This makes sense.  Why?   Because we live in an never-ending loop […]

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Creating Food Boundaries

I recently read an amazing book by Rachel Herz called “Why You eat What You eat.”  It’s all about the science and psychology behind why we choose certain foods, enjoy and crave others and how our food culture, our senses and our sociability plays a role in our eating relationship. One chapter in particular struck […]

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Food Mood Attitude, Episode #9

Have you ever wondered about the mindset aspect of health and wellbeing?  Certainly our health behaviors matter and the planning that we need to put in place to lead a healthy lifestyle.  But, it often starts with mindset and unpacking some of our beliefs around food and eating in general.   In this week’s episode, […]

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Food Mood Attitude, Epsidoe #8

Listen up!  Are you using your story as a way to keep you small or from truly tapping into your potential?  Are you living in fear about owning your power, your story and your confidence?   Have you been wondering about how to “restory” your story?   Then this week’s episode is perfect for you […]

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But, I DESERVE that brownie!

Have you ever declared something like this, often with righteous indignation or rebellion? It might show up when you’ve had a long day, been especially stressed-out or even after an argument with someone. We also feel that way when we have denied ourselves of these culinary treasures for too long and you start to feel […]

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You’re not obligated to love your body

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the terms body-love, body-positivity and body-confidence. These are all important, yet separate things. And for those of us on a path towards all 3, it can also create some unexpected challenges when we are faced with the reality that we don’t indeed always love or feel positive […]

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No more Sugar! (And other lies we tell ourselves)

    The dialogue is the same, the day is different:   “You look and feel horrible, Jenny,” I tell myself.  “You must have gained 15 pounds! That’s it. I’m done.  I’m making a drastic change and it starts right now!” This vitriol-filled convo with myself always ended with one or more grandiose gestures and […]

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5 types of Binges (and why they occur)

  Binge is a word tinged with morality and shame (unless it’s a Netflix binge, of course). The term and subsequent meaning peers into our innermost and private feelings of success, failure, worth, right and wrong and so much more. Yet, a food binge is often misunderstood. Many are quick to define it by the […]

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5 Ways to Become a Dietary Detective

  Before I finally stopped chronically dieting, I had one last attempt at weight loss, 3 years ago.  The “diet”consisted of 800 calories a day comprised of whey based shakes that were artificially sweetened, plus some pre-packaged shelf-stable meals (TV dinners?).  The experience was soul-crushing as I had no pleasure and the sweeteners gave me […]

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Are you Fearful of your Appetite?

  My grandmother used to adore watching all her grandkids eat.  She looked on after preparing a loving meal with such pleasure as we ravenously ate all of her Lithuanian delicacies – sweet and sour meatballs, mondlebread, cinnamon rolls, chicken soup.  You see, having a hearty appetite back then was not only encouraged but expected! […]

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6 reasons why you overeat at Work (and what to do about it)

  Its 1:30pm and I’ve just come back from my extended lunch hour at my sales assistant job at New York Magazine. I know what to expect and as always, I’m not disappointed. You see, the sweet and generous receptionist for the almost year I worked there there always left each sales assistant 2-3 little […]

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Are you Using Food to Rebel?

  I remember very clearly being an 8-year old little girl who ate when she was hungry and stopped when she was full.  I remember not thinking anything was particularly different about me.   One day, I was invited to a friends house for dinner.  She served a lovely meal and even marveled at my […]

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Food Mood Attitude – Episode #7

    Food Mood Attitude, Episode #7 with Shawna Pelton Our guest: Shawna Pelton | Expert on Personal Transformation & Conversational Intelligence™ for Professional Excellence is dedicated to helping people get unstuck and consciously create a quantum SHIFT so to be empowered and experience a fulfilling life with more meaningful relationships. If you’re looking for […]

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Can you Love a Broken-Down Body?

  Look, learning to love and accept your body, in the present moment, no matter its size, shape, flaws and peculiarities is hard enough for millions of women and men.     I have a theory about this.  My theory is that the process of puberty is so jarring, so alien and so uncomfortable for […]

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5 ways to tame your inner-dialogue around food

  I’m about to get into your head.   I’m going to speak out loud what anyone who has ever struggled with food says to themselves daily.   Scenario:  It’s the end of the day.  You’ve already had dinner and it was a healthy one at that!  Balanced, lots of veggies.  You did everything “right” […]

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The Downside of Mindful Eating

  I remember gleefully watching chick flicks with my friends in high school. We’d head to the supermarket first to pick out the junkiest and most delicious snacks ever to accompany our movie-watching binge. Make no mistake, we were junk food connoisseurs Mallow-mars for Sixteen Candles , Keebler fudge stripe cookies for Stealing Home and […]

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9 things my kittens taught me about eating and exercise

Meet Nori and Hazel.     These gorgeous sisters are the newest addition to our household and we love them so much. They do everything together. But their favorite activity of all is to eat and eat with utter abandon. Unlike other cats I’ve had in my life, these 2 mean business. They will literally […]

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10 things to do when you’re having a “fat” day

  We all have them.  I can’t think of a single women or man for that matter that hasn’t experienced a fat day.     What is a fat day?     It’s a day where no matter what really might be going on, we’re convinced we look fat or feel fat. Its a day […]

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Why you want dessert…even when you’re stuffed

  Don’t pretend that you have never eaten dessert, even after a really big meal. I know you have. We all have!  Often, we’ll claim we have that tiny little spot left, right there for some of that cheesecake or a trip to the ice cream store, even when our bellies are bloated and when […]

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That time my husband almost left me…

Allow me recreate the scene for you. I was in the midst of one of my many intense dieting bouts. Other than the disgusting and scanty meal replacements that I HAD to eat for my dieting program, the only other foods I could eat were veggies and fruits. I felt scared to ever go out […]

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4 Health Hacks to try ASAP

  We can all use effective and easy health hacks Trying to lead a healthy lifestyle in a culture that bombards us daily with obstacles and landmines can be tough.  We know we should be exercising more, reducing processed foods, cooking more often and reducing our stress but actually implementing these behaviors is tougher than […]

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The Myth of Motivation

  We’re always looking for motivation as if it’s just going to show up out of thin air to help us magically achieve our goals. Sadly motivation just doesn’t work like that. People also tend to equate motivation with discipline and willpower, which is also a myth.  You see, there is not magic formula for […]

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Emotional Eater to Empowered Eater in 5 steps

I planned a special day with my daughter this past weekend.  This is something I like to do with all 3 of my girls so that I can have some bonding time with them and share in an experience with them.  When I asked my 12 year old what she wanted to do, she remembered […]

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How to Make Newer Behaviors more Consistent

  We’re all been there before at the start of a new year: Feeling tremendous pressure to make changes in your life and once and for all lick all of your “bad habits,” be it biting your nails, staying up too late or drinking 12 diet cokes a day. The problem is that we often […]

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Why you eat Cookies….even when they’re stale

  Have you ever taken a bite of something you have been eagerly anticipating to eat and much to your disappointment it doesn’t taste good at all?  Have you ever then continued to eat the said food item IN SPITE of the fact that it didn’t taste good.  Have you ever then chastised yourself for […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    I love this time of year.  I love finding the perfect gift for someone I care about and seeing how happy they are to receive it when it’s something they are really excited about.  I also get a lot of satisfaction from creating gift guides like this.  I am always on the hunt […]

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The Power of Mindful Sex

  **Disclaimer: Oftentimes  there are medical disorders, hormonal changes, medications and other important components that are involved with low libido.  This article does not address these factors directly but of course honors them.  If you are concerned about your libido and suspect it has more to do with physiology than body image and weight, please […]

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The Audacity of Body Love

  Women and girls are not supposed to love their bodies.  We were taught that at a very young age.  No, it’s not like there was a class in school called “Hating your Body 101” or anything.  No, these messages were much more under the surface and almost subliminal.  They came in the more tacit […]

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5 Ways to Show yourself Gratitude this Thanksgiving

As you read this, I am on a beach in the Bahamas!  Happy Thanksgiving to me!   After such a trying year we decided it was time for some R&R and I am very grateful to do absolutely nothing for 5 glorious days! As I was packing, it got me thinking about gratitude.  I certainly have […]

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Food Mood Attitude – Episode #6 with Lisa Suski

Welcome to episode #6 of Food Mood Attitude where we demystify and discuss the struggles in leading a healthy lifestyle. On this week’s episode, we’ll be talking about food confusion and how its often difficult and anxiety producing to know what to eat or not to eat. With all the experts out there telling us […]

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11 reasons why I stopped Dieting (and why you should too)

Many people who know me are shocked when they find out I stopped dieting for good.     Why?  Because I was a dieting champ and it’s pretty much all I talked about.  In fact, I made dieting and weight loss my profession!   So why the abrupt change?   Basically I woke up to […]

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How I overcame Halloween Candy Anxiety

  I get a huge kick out of Jimmy Kimmel’s yearly segment called “I told my kids I ate all your halloween candy.”  It’s funny and relatable because it’s the dirty little secret that all parents have –i.e.  the late night raiding of their kids halloween buckets after they go to sleep.     In […]

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Eating

    I love learning about who people are as eaters.  In my work with clients, I’m fascinated to hear their food stories, memories about eating or special foods they got as kids.  And I love to know what the traditions and customs were for them as children and how that impacts them and their […]

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Is your Mindset preventing you from Losing Weight?

  Trust me.  I know what it’s like when you have a goal around your health or weight and your body seems to have a different plan.  I know the frustration when you’re “doing everything right” and yet your body won’t seem to comply with what you’ve been told will work.  I even know the […]

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My top 10 Food items at Trader Joes

  Ok, so I have a thing for Trader Joes: the friendly, helpful staff, the unique food products (especially holiday items!) and the overall down-to-earth vibe (and prices) really makes this grocery store one of my favorites. Today, I thought I’d share with you my top 10 favorite items from them and hope that you […]

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Food Mood Attitude Episode #5

      Food Mood Attitude – Episode #5 with special guest Jenna Teague Listen, have you lived your life in perfectionism mentality? Many of us do because it’s such a coveted quality in our society but also one that leads to burnout and exhaustion very quickly! If you easily get stuck in the perfectionism […]

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How to Stop Mindless Eating

One of the number one things I hear my clients tell me is that they often eat mindlessly, when they’re not hungry and often because the food is “just there.”     Raise your hand if you too have fallen prey to the “If it’s there you’ll eat it” syndrome.  Brian Wansink of the book […]

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7 Unusual Ways to Release Stress

  Stress is culprit in much of the malaise we feel.  Stress and the subsequent elevated levels of cortisol, norepinephrine and other stress hormones causes inflammation over time and affects our body on the cellular level.  Stress is no joke and entire modalities of wellness are devoted to techniques and strategies to reduce toxic stress […]

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Food Mood Attitude, Episode #4

  Listen, have you been wondering about essential oils but don’t know where to start or what to do with them? Tune in for an eye-opening interview with the amazing Toby Hana Lucas where we’ll chat about essential oil healing and so much more. On this episode you’ll learn about: ** Healing from endometriosis using […]

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Grieving without Emotionally Eating

Last week our sweet and beloved kitty, Mischa went missing. It was the same day that I saw a coyote in our neighbor’s lawn. By the time I ran back to the house to retrieve her she was off roaming the neighborhood as she has done time and time again. We haven’t seen her since. […]

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The #1 reason we eat so fast

  Do you eat super ridiculously FAST? My husband and I walked into a local ice cream store the other day with our 3 daughters wanting to give them a little after dinner summer treat. We let them share a huge brownie sundae and gave them 3 spoons. As a mindful eating coach, I have […]

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Food Mood Attitude Episode #3

With special guest Stasha Washburn, The Period Coach It’s time to pull the veil on a topic women don’t talk about enough: Our menstrual cycles! But guess what? Food and Mood often go hand-in-hand with our cycles and on this episode of Food Mood Attitude I have an expert to talk to us all about […]

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Fullness vs. Satiety (what’s the difference?)

Fullness Vs. Satiety   Have you ever had the experience of eating a bunch of food you consider healthy and yet still feel hungry and end up raiding your cabinets an hour later?  Have you ever felt frustrated that no matter how much water you drink and carrots you eat, you continue to have a […]

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Are you an Empowered Eater?

  When I healed my fraught relationship with food after so many years it felt freeing and peaceful.     I realized that I had more empowerment around food than I ever gave myself credit for.  I realized after painful reflection that I was letting food boss me around, tell me how to behave and […]

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Food Mood Attitude Episode #2

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Let go of your food story

  Let me give you permission right now.   You are allowed to redefine who you are as an eater.  After all, how does it actually serve you to say that you’re a “carboholic”, can’t trust yourself around Oreos or always overeat at parties?  Let me remind you that your thoughts, opinions and beliefs can […]

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9 ways you’re being lured into dieting culture

Make no mistake. We live in a dieting obsessed culture. And with so many so-called dieting “experts” out there with so many conflicting advice and philosophies we often place our trust in other people about how to eat, how to move and how to best nourish ourselves. The problem with this is that through all […]

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5 things to do instead of Stress Eating

We all get stressed.   The stress response is part of the human experience and in place to protect us from real or perceived threats to us as individuals and as a species.   Newborn babies have undeveloped central nervous systems and have not learned the tools to calm themselves when stressed.  Adults, however, often […]

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What Money and Food have in Common

What is your relationship with money like? Do you see any correlation between your relationship with eating and spending money? We often talk about “being in relationship” with someone or something: Our relationship with our spouse, with food, with our bodies, and yes even with money. And when we talk about being in relationship it […]

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1 reason we overeat (that isn’t often discussed)

In our fast-paced, fast-food obsessed culture, there are ample opportunities at any given time for us to overeat beyond what our bodies need.   Examples:   You’re given a larger portion at a restaurant than you need Your nice neighbor drops off some baked goods at your house There are samples at Starbucks There is […]

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15 non-scale ways to measure your health successes

  Do you find that a scale determines your successes? When I was full-on in my obsessive dieting mode, the scale was the be-all end-all measure for my success.  And sadly, it also determined whether or not I felt like I was a big ole failure too.  It didn’t matter if I busted my tush off […]

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How to know when your body has enough to eat

One of the things my clients often lament about is that they receive no signals from their bodies to let them know when to stop eating.  This is common for several reasons:   1. After years of restricting calories and then binging on the foods that were restricted for so long the body no longer […]

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5 reasons why you still eat when you’re full (and what to do about it)

We have all had the experience of eating beyond the point of being hungry and beyond what our body needs.  As an intelligent species we can override innate biological impulses, unlike, say a lion.  We can rationalize why we do the things we do, even when we don’t really want to do them, or even […]

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Got the Bathing Suit Blues? Do this!

  6 Steps to Feel Bad-ass in your Bathing-suit this Summer: This post is my loving response to the 60+ women and men I interviewed for my book, The Body Image Blueprint.  For when I asked the question, “when do you feel least comfortable in your skin?” more than 65% of participants mentioned being in […]

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Goodreads Giveaway! (enter to win a copy of The Body Image Blueprint)

Are you on Goodreads? Goodreads is the ultimate social media platform for book lovers! I always get fabulous ideas from the site and mark down the books that are on my book bucket list. And like many other social media platforms, you can connect with other readers to get ideas for your next book, club, […]

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Exercise: 4 reasons Why you can’t make it stick

In my field as an Eating Psychology Coach, I get the privilege to work with people all over the world on their relationship with food and their bodies.  I get to help people create more joy and balance in their lives in this area and I love what I do so much.  A big part […]

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4 ways to feel good in your skin right now

Do you struggle with feeling amazing in your skin each day? Women and men often feel that the only way they will feel good their bodies is if they change or transform it.  We are always on the hunt for the next diet, beauty product or service that will help us shape shift into a […]

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The Body Image Blueprint Virtual Book Launch!

  Do you need the Body Image Blueprint? Thank you for your support and interest in my debut book, The Body Image Blueprint: Your Go-To Guide for Radical Self-Reverence! This body of work is the culmination of my life’s work both personally and professional. It’s deeply personal yet accessible to all. We’ve all struggled at […]

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4 myths about being Body Positive

Are you Body Positive? In the process of researching and then writing my book, I’ve come to find that there are some misconceptions about the use of the word “Body-Positivity.”  The term goes hand-in-hand with the Health at Every Size movement, and in conjunction with the belief that every body is a worthy body.  There […]

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Do you have Food FOMO?

  FOMO = Fear of missing out   What is food FOMO?   FOMO = Fear of missing out   This is something we often refer to in terms of missing a fun event or party with friends.  We hate the feeling that we were not there for something important, something epic, something fun, where […]

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Unique Coaching Niches {expert round-up post}

Coaching is a huge, booming industry and career choice .  The profession as a coach extends to health, money management, spirituality and beyond.   Back in the day, not even 20 years ago however, when you thought of the word coach, you’d probably conjure up your high school gym teacher or perhaps your Dad coaching little […]

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6-week Online Meditation Course Giveaway. Enter today!

  Have you gotten your Ohm on lately? Have you been wanting to learn how to be more mindful in your life but your monkey mind just keeps you out of commission in that area? If so, you’re not alone.  But, there are countless studies showing how meditation and mindfulness can aid in everything from […]

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Behavioral Change: 4 Reasons why you’re Stuck

  Behavioral Change is no joke. Have you ever tried to learn a new, healthier behavior only to feel flummoxed when you can’t seem to sustain it? This happens all the time. It can be really frustrating because we don’t understand why we can’t just “figure it out.” Am I getting some head nods right […]

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The Character of Kate: This is Us

For those of you who watch the popular, maudlin and addictive show, “This is Us”, know that you need hankies a plenty when sitting down to watch an episode.  Each story arc is beautiful and relatable in its own way. As an eating psychology coach and body image mentor though, you can imagine that the […]

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All you Need is Love: Self-love that is…

  “To Love Oneself is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance” – Oscar Wilde   Ahh Valentine’s Day: A day of showing those you love how much you truly care. Giving chocolates, flowers, and jewelry are just some of the ways Americans commemorate this National holiday. The kids dutifully craft sticker filled paper hearts for […]

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I love Co-Schedule and here is why!

Co-Schedule is an effective and easy tool to use: When I was looking for an effective editorial calendar and social media planner, my research brought me to many different sites. I actually think I tried them all. There was always something missing. Either it was lacking a user friendly interface, or else it didn’t have […]

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Habits: Is there any hope of change?

Habits can be both good and bad. On the one hand, habits and routines can help us bring structure and certainty to our days.  Its what allows us to know instinctively what comes next after brushing our teeth in the morning or to know, without though, the complex steps of operating a vehicle day in and […]

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Healthy in a Hurry: 4 Strategies

Want to be Healthy in a Hurry? People ask me all the time about strategies they can use to eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle even when they’re extremely busy. Let me assure you that eating healthy and being busy do not need to be in conflict with one another! The fact remains, however, […]

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The 10-minute Food Fix – (that you can do in your PJ’s)

I want to thank Audrey Holst for writing a guest blog this week for us about fixing our food fixes!  I’m so excited to have her contribute some wisdom for us as I’ve been following her for a while.  I also love that she is also based in Boston!    Here’s a little bit more […]

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5 Ways to Improve your Relationship with Food

    I know, I know,  you don’t get it;  You get along with everyone and have such good friends – so why does your relationship with food have to be so fraught, right?  Despite your easy going disposition and popularity in your communities  when it comes to food you two just can’t seem to get along. […]

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The 2017 Ultimate Self-Care Giveaway!

  This is the most epic Self-care Giveaway! Whew. 2016 was a bit rough for me….and maybe you… (and for a lot of 80’s pop stars and celebrities. Oh and Hillary Clinton – she needs this giveaway big time!) Am I right? Anyway, that’s why I am so glad that I teamed up with fellow […]

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Are you Binge Eating in the afternoon?

  The Afternoon Binge A lot of people tell me that they struggle with cravings and snacking post dinner. But some are surprised when they are feeling like having an afternoon binge between 3-5pm, either at work or right when getting home, and they are fatigued to boot! And no matter how many times it happens, […]

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11 Food and Body Positive Affirmations

New Years Resolutions seems to be all about losing weight, joining a gym or starting your next detox. While many people you know will be aggressively pursuing those often unsustainable or unattainable goals…you can be working on something far more sustainable and fun. These 11 body and food positive affirmations will serve as a reminder […]

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Input Days vs. Output Day

  There are days when I feel guilty for not “doing more” during my self-structured day, i.e. what I’m calling my Output Days. “I should be writing!” “I should be marketing!” “I should get to the gym!” These “shoulds” taunt me throughout the day until I either force myself to produce or go to bed […]

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Exercise: 6 ways to move when you have a bad case of the “I don’t want to’s”

  As human beings we were meant to use our bodies move and exercise.   Just look at a baby.  They marvel at their new skills of movement every day.  They exercise to the max just learning how to manipulate their own little bodies. My own children would jettison sleep time and again in lieu […]

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My top 10 Healthy Holiday Gifts Guide

Its cliche but our health is the most important gift we have.  However, when things get chaotic, stressful and busy, we tend to cut out the lowest hanging fruit, which sadly is often our own-self care and health habits.   I’m not immune to this either!   There are many days when I grapple with […]

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4 Body Weight-only Exercises to do at home!

Its going to happen. We have to not only face it but be proactive about it.  If you’re in a cold winter climate like I am here in New England, you might hit a wall with your outdoor exercise routine.  Or you may feel so warm and dry at home you don’t even want to […]

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Willpower: a Fickle Friend

    Willpower is an expendable resource.   It is a fickle friend that is totally there for you sometimes, and completely throws you under the bus at others. It’s like a muscle that gets fatigued and then needs a 3-day break. (and a massage) Using willpower is actually a way of bullying – because […]

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Food Shaming: Don’t Yuck my Yum!

  {No Food shaming Zone } We hear a lot these days about body shaming, which fuels the desperate quest for the so-called ideal body by means of food restriction, excessive exercise and medication. These heroic efforts generally lead to short-term success, but ultimately to failure and angst. This is a shame in and of […]

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Holiday Health: Tips for staying balanced and Well through the New Year

It’s a familiar scene: Crispy leaves once colorful and robust fall at our feet.  Squirrels start to gnaw at the remains of our pumpkin jack-o-lanterns and New Englanders scurry to complete their Winter accoutrements like boots, gloves and earmuffs.  We all start hunkering down what is often a long and snowy winter. The holidays are […]

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Free Post-Election 7-day cleanse

 Heal our bodies, heal our Nation This has been a bitter and stressful election cycle for many.   We need healing and many of us need to heal both emotionally and physically from it.    Clients I work with have come in worried about their futures no matter what the outcome and understandably using food […]

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4 things to do with left-over Halloween candy

I love Halloween just like the next person.     I live for anything kind of chocolate that has peanut butter in it (yes even Reese’s pieces) and just because one might be a health coach or a nutritionist, an MD or even a trainer doesn’t mean they don’t like to occasionally eat candy, even […]

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The FREE 5-day Full-fat Challenge. Are you in?

  Many of us have experienced this:  We’ve just eaten a fairly big meal, maybe even a feast or a Chinese meal out and yet when we get home, we’re poking through the fridge and the cabinets looking for something else to eat.  We just don’t feel totally complete and satisfied.  What is the cause […]

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5 Easy but Interesting Ways to cook with Plantains

If you are a huge fan of bananas as I am, it’s imperative that you look into cooking with plantains.  While meals with plantains are often found in many local latin american dishes, it’s origins can be traced to Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.   A bit tougher and harder to peel than our traditional bananas, plantains […]

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4 Ways to reduce the overwhelm of a healthy lifestyle

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I am super excited to have a guest post today from Amanda Ah Sue, who blogs over at Work Week Fitness.  Amanda lost 30 pounds on her own and has dedicated her blog and her business to helping women demystify the challenges involved in becoming healthier in a really powerful and sustainable […]

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