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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Why is sugar so terrifying?

Hi there: For the third week of our Halloween-themed emails, I share my thoughts on why sugar is so terrifying for so many people these days. Also… This year’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo will be in Philadelphia and I’ll be there. If you will be too, I’d love to see you. On Monday, […]

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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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Use this worksheet to frame your day-to-day process on the intuitive eating path

This slogan, Practice the five strengths, the condensed heart instruction, contains everything you need to frame your day-to-day intuitive eating path. The five strengths are: Strong determination Familiarization Seed of virtue Reproach Aspiration Strong determination: You begin by setting an intention and then check in at the end of the day to identify what made […]

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What has magical eating cost you personally?

One of the most eye-opening, painful, and necessary steps to getting on the Intuitive Eating path is recognizing and acknowledging the deep and meaningful costs of magical eating to your life. These costs can be monetary, yes, but perhaps more difficult to admit is how much joy, experience, pleasure, and energy have been utterly dashed […]

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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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