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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Mindfulness for Dietitians: Where Science and Spirituality Meet

For all my dietitian, nutritionist, therapist, and health coach friends: . Meditation is a tool that can help us both personally and professionally as clinicians, and it can be a useful complement to a mindful eating practice if we learn to teach it to our clients. . Meditation changes both the structure and function of […]

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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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Why mention Trump in a book about loving your body?

My stomach lurched when I realized that I had received my first 1-star Amazon review. Of course it did. What author doesn’t hope for solid 5-star ratings? And when you release a piece of yourself into the world in the form of a book, you make yourself very vulnerable and there is no way to […]

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Eat to Love Book Release Event – February 28 – New York City

Join me on February 28th for the Eat to Love book release event at Deepak HomeBase, on the mezz at ABC Home with Supermodel Emme.   Eat to Love, A Conversation on Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life with Jenna Hollenstein and Emme Your ticket includes a copy of my new book, Eat […]

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