Ultimately, this is about being yourself

Intuitive Eating and mindfulness have a lot in common: trusting in your own body, self, and judgment; living your life according to internal (rather than external) drivers; being in the moment and constantly referencing yourself and your environment to take the next right step. Ultimately, both Intuitive Eating and mindfulness are about being yourself – […]

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How resisting discomfort robs us of joy

This simple truth never fails to provide perspective: It is completely normal and human to prefer pleasure over suffering; it is also completely normal for grasping onto pleasure to increase our suffering. What does this mean? For evolutionary reasons, our human minds and bodies prefer things that feel good to things that feel bad. Doesn’t […]

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It’s my birthday – here’s a gift for you!

Hi there, Today is my 45th birthday and I want to give you something to celebrate!! Before, during, and after the Thanksgiving holiday, I heard and read so many things about eating, weight, and body image. The good news is that there was an amazing array of body-positive, intuitive eating-inspired posts about how to hold […]

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The intuitive eating movement is growing – I share one small example of how we are moving into the mainstream

Hi there:Last week I did something totally new for me: a live interview. The Daily Burn is an online fitness community that streams live workouts daily and offers other resources and inspiration including interviews with people like me!JD, the host, and I spoke about diet culture, why focusing on weight loss is exactly the wrong […]

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Use this worksheet to frame your day-to-day process on the intuitive eating path

This slogan, Practice the five strengths, the condensed heart instruction, contains everything you need to frame your day-to-day intuitive eating path. The five strengths are: Strong determination Familiarization Seed of virtue Reproach Aspiration Strong determination: You begin by setting an intention and then check in at the end of the day to identify what made […]

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When accepting your body feels impossible

Sometimes (or even often) accepting our bodies feels out of reach. This is usually because our focus has narrowed to some aspect of our bodies that is not complying with our expectations, not conforming to the patriarchal society’s requirements of female bodies, or simply causing us emotional or physical pain. In these moments, one of […]

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What has magical eating cost you personally?

One of the most eye-opening, painful, and necessary steps to getting on the Intuitive Eating path is recognizing and acknowledging the deep and meaningful costs of magical eating to your life. These costs can be monetary, yes, but perhaps more difficult to admit is how much joy, experience, pleasure, and energy have been utterly dashed […]

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Shift your allegiance from external to internal drivers of eating

Hi there! It sounds so simple: Eat according to internal sensations. And in a way it is, but it’s definitely not easy. Especially if you are a member of this insane culture that convinces us not to trust our own bodies and instead to turn over that power to so-called experts, plans, and programs. Before […]

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The Eat to Love Kindle Edition is available this week for 99 cents

Hi there! I’m so happy to share that the Eat to Love Kindle Edition is available this week (March 18-22nd) for 99 cents. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can also read Eat to Love on the Kindle app with your phone or tablet: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp Download the Kindle ebook here: In the US, click […]

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