Do I have any Meatloaf fans out there? Not the food, but the band!
If so, you might recognize the title of this blog as one of their songs. It’s been playing in my head as I sift and sort through the stories I hear about women and their bodies.
It’s rather stunning what emerges.
We will limit the amount of food we put into our bodies, but we won’t limit the negative thoughts in our minds.
We will carve up our internal organs, but we won’t carve out time for self-care.
We will inject ourselves with hormones but reject…
The definition of intuitive is: “using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning.”
Now can you imagine being able to walk into the kitchen and choose something to eat without first running through dozens of reasons why you should or shouldn’t eat something?
What would it be like to feel into what it is you want to eat and then trust yourself?
What would it be like to just KNOW what to eat?
That would be heavenly!
Intuitive eating (IE) allows one to do exactly that. IE is the practice of giving up restrictive…
Today I am sharing my story of what life looked like for me before I ventured down the road to food peace.
If peace with food seems like a vague and intangible notion, I can relate! And I can also tell you it’s the best work I have ever done in my life. The work is also never done and is always changing, but I can absolutely welcome and embrace that now in a way I never could before.
So here goes!
Let’s go back to the beginning of the end.
As much as I can remember, it was 2012/2013…
One of the reasons that weight is so complicated is because we are all not supposed to be in the same size body. We are all very different humans, with different experiences and lifestyles and backgrounds. We have different preferences, different desires, different goals, and different reasons for being here on the planet in a body.
What makes us feel alive is different for everyone. Golf, ping pong, scuba diving, reading, cooking, I could go on forever.
As an introduction, I was recently asked to describe my work as an intuitive eating and body image life coach to a naturopathic physician who wanted to interview me for a program in 2021.
Here was my response in case you are also wondering what exactly this space is all about.
“Hi! Yes, I’d be happy to share more about what I do! My work is about helping women find peace with food and their bodies using a mind, body, and spirit approach.
So many women are taught to judge their bodies and try to manipulate and control them and…
My interest in healing encompasses the latest in science and the latest in spirituality. And it turns out that both are pointing us toward the same things.
Both are pointing us toward going deep within ourselves for healing and transmuting stuck energies, connecting with our wholeness, and connecting to the essence of love.
In science, this work is being expressed through the process of healing the nervous system.
The nervous system explains how we hold onto so much trauma and unrest — be it from this lifetime or generations past.
When trauma happens, the nervous system adapts and may get…
What We Can Learn From Adele’s Instagram Post
The internet was in a tizzy recently as Adele posted a picture of herself on Instagram. In her picture, it was clear that she has lost a lot of weight. Her face isn’t really clear, but if you showed me the picture without knowing who it was, I would never have recognized her.
It was also international no-diet day yesterday, and I thought I would end up writing a scathing post about how awful dieting is (which is true) but there are several other factors beneath the surface in a story like…
There are many people in the world who want to lose weight. Before stepping on that path for the first time or the 30th time, here are a few things to consider.
First, what is your goal and why?
For example, in my 30’s I had a goal weight in mind. It was a weight I had achieved for a few years between college and marriage when I was living on my own, working and had very few responsibilities. Fast forward to age 36 and 3 babies later and I was still trying to weigh that.
And because I didn’t…
How James Corden Got it Right and What he is Still Missing
Dear James ,
I absolutely loved your response to Bill Maher about fat shaming. You are right on that fat shaming is just a form of bullying and it will do nothing to make people smaller. Bravo.
In fact, fat shaming and weight bias has been shown to have a negative effect on health, worse than the weight a person may be carrying on their body.
In addition to the great points you already made in your rebuttal, I did want to mention a few things that you…
You Want to Talk about Weight Loss?
This week someone shared with me their triumphant story about going on a diet and losing weight and becoming a health coach and living happily ever after.
The conversation started when this person friended me on Facebook and then proceeded to suggest that I share her information with others after I finished scrolling through her Facebook page. (A little ballsy if you ask me but I am a sucky marketer so what do I know.)
I checked out her page and was met with pictures of before and after’s of people changing their…
I help women feel good in their bodies using a non-diet, weight neutral approach to food and movement based on permission, allowance, self compassion and trust.