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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Write a Letter to Yourself

I may or may not have a tendency to overreact at times. I cannot say for sure, but my partner seems to think so. Once, after a disproportionately vehement reaction to something that turned out to be not so dire, I wrote myself a letter. In it, I shared the perspective I had gained on […]

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Serving sizes don’t care about you

We love round numbers: *100-calorie packs of Oreos *1 oz of potato chips *1/2 of cooked rice The problem is that these lovely, knowable, concrete numbers have absolutely nothing to do with your body, your needs, what will be satisfying to your unique needs in a given moment. They are in fact completely arbitrary, having […]

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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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