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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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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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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Sometimes generosity is about receiving, not giving

Traditionally we think about generosity as giving to others – material goods, services, help, kindness. But I would argue that as other-oriented as we may be, sometimes true generosity looks like accepting from others. Think of the joy you receive when you give to others. When that person realizes that you have considered their feelings […]

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Everything we experience is a combination of our physiology and our psychology

When I work with clients, I usually find myself drawing two circles in the air with my index finders – one representing our physiology or biology, the other representing our psychology. Then I move my hands together to indicate that these two circles are more overlapping than not. This is how it is for us, […]

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