What if we never get there?

A friend of a friend, Michael Carroll, has said of meditation that “we aren’t trying to get anywhere. We’re trying to be somewhere.” The same could be said of Intuitive Eating. When we begin, we truly have no idea where it will take us. We might have expectations, wishes, images of what it will look and […]

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Ask yourself “How do I know?”

One of the biggest differences between diets and Intuitive Eating relates to the topic of certainty. For all the harm that they do, diets do promise an (illusory) sense of knowing what’s up – how many calories you are supposedly consuming in that packet of Cheez-Its, the supposed safety of not eating after 6 pm, […]

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New online course: Working the Intuitive Eating Workbook with me!

Have you been wanting to dive into intuitive eating but not know where to start? Have you purchased The Intuitive Eating Workbook but not cracked the binding yet? Do you need or want companionship and accountability to move through the intuitive eating principles? Working the Intuitive Eating Workbook with Jenna Hollenstein will orient you to […]

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Become familiar with the stages of (dieting) grief

In her 1969 book On Death and Dying, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross described the 5 stages of grief as consisting of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Though there is no one way to grieve – and many have critiqued this description of the grieving process as oversimplified – having specific milestones to look for can help […]

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