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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How self-compassion helps us work with our emotions

Hi there, By now, you’ve heard me mention self-compassion many times. Dr. Kristin Neff, a researcher at University of Texas at Austin brought the concept of self-compassion into the mainstream conversation through her studies clarifying what it is and isn’t and what are the characteristics and experiences of people who practice it. Put simply, self-compassion […]

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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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