Intuitive Eating, like meditation, is a practice

Greetings as we continue to ride this roller coaster. A friendly reminder: nothing is constant – our bodies are constantly changing, our environment is constantly changing, EVERYTHING is constantly changing. And as a result, the ways in which we relate to ourselves – through eating and body image – will continue to evolve and change. […]

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Anti-racism and mindfulness

The last few weeks have been A LOT. . If you are feeling confused, overwhelmed, overjoyed, angry, urgent, afraid, hopeful, hopeless, or a combination of all of the above, you are not alone. . What we have seen in terms of anti-black racism, policy brutality, white supremacy, and the concentric circles of white anger, defensiveness, […]

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The path is long, patience is a must

We are deep in it. 80+ days deep into our experience of a global pandemic. Deep into the most recent uptick in our collective awareness of systemic racism – not only police brutality, but also thought and action-policing of black outrage and disproportionate COVID sickness and fatalities. All the while working with ourselves, our relationships […]

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Be an imperfect meditator

It’s been about 75 days (plus, for many of us) of sheltering in place to varying degrees. One of the things that has gotten me through (besides the purchase of two beautiful caftans) has been a morning meditation practice, these days offered via Instagram live at 9 am eastern. . I’ve been reading from one […]

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How to keep your Intuitive Eating practice fresh

You gotta hand it to ’em. Even though diets suck on too many levels to list, they do offer a blissful honeymoon phase full of fantasy and promises (however empty). Images of what your life will look like at that fictional future point at which you finally fit into the culture’s narrow standard of what […]

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In Intuitive Eating, obstacles are teachers

When you’re dieting, any challenge that pops up is meant to be whacked like a carnival mole. Obstacles in this sense are all about overcoming, overriding, vanquishing, and emerging victorious. This seems ok, until it isn’t. Once we hit an obstacle that truly challenges us – and admittedly, many of us are in a diminished […]

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The truth about discipline

In our diet culture, the word discipline has taken on a particular meaning – one of militant, self-denying, aggression. . In the Buddhist sense, however, the word discipline has a completely different connotation. It is not about overriding our desires or rigidly applying rules despite changing conditions. . True discipline is about coming back to […]

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