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How to Begin Trusting Your Body When You Decide to Give Up Dieting

Can I share something with you? Well, if you’re here (and I’m so happy you are), you kinda have no choice … So here it is… I have a hard time trusting new people. Well, not every new person. Only those who come in to help me with my business. This likely goes back to some underlying belief, but we won’t go there. For now, all you need to know is that I generally have some anxiety whenever I bring on someone new to help me. For example, my web ...

Want to Love Your Body But Feel Stuck? Maybe THIS is Why…

As a Registered Dietitian and food and body image coach, a huge part of my work is helping women feel confident in their clothes, eat what they want without guilt, and begin to reconnect with the beautiful soul they are. I love what I do. Part of why I do what I do is because I get what it feels like to be an obsessive calorie-counter and yo-yo dieter, who thinks once she gets to a certain size she will be happy… Well, I got to that size and was ...

3 Things to Help Heal Your Relationship with Food & Your Body

When I was 18, I used to have this pair of jeans. It was my favorite pair of jeans. Sadly, it was my favorite pair of jeans not because of how they were cut or how they made me feel, but for the simple fact that they were the smallest pair of jeans I owned that I could literally squeeze into. In my disordered eating and self-loathing body image days, these jeans were my badge of honor. Of course, no one knew that they were my smallest pair of jeans, ...

Feel Like Throwing in the Towel When it Comes to Food & Body Image Stuff? Read This First.

Have you ever wanted to give up? I have – many a time… The first time I created an online course, two people enrolled. Right after I decided I was going to stop being crazy around food, my boyfriend (at the time) woke up – in the middle of the night to pee – to find me with a jar of peanut butter and knife in hand, standing in front of the open fridge, peanut butter dripping down my chin… And, just as I was entering my thirties, ...

A Simple Tool for More Connection & Kindness in All of Your Relationships, Especially the One with Yourself

My husband has a dog named Hunter. OK… let me correct myself. We have a dog named Hunter. You see, when we got together and blended our fur families, I brought my cat and 7-pound rescue chaweenie, Mila (she’s half-dachshund, half-chihuahua), and my husband brought Hunter. Hunter is a 6-year-old, 80-pound American lab. To me – someone whose first dog was and is 7-pounds – Hunter is a very large dog. Upon moving into our first home together, I walked our dogs a lot and then something happened… During one ...

Is it Time? Letting Go…

I am not one to easily let go. To give you an idea of this, as a tween, I was obsessed with Celine Dion. I still love her to this day, but you’ll no longer find me holding a hairbrush, lip synching to River Deep, Mountain High. You see, at the time, I wanted to be Celine Dion (…I know). I took singing lessons, joined the choir, performed in my high-school talent show (facepalm), and I bought a keyboard, recording “demo” taps of myself… After some years of this, I ...

You’re Allowed to Eat Whatever You Want “Just Because”

This past month has been an emotional rollercoaster for me. All the feelings. All the emotions. All the life stuff. My stomach has been in knots. I haven’t even wanted a Reese’s. You know, those peanut-buttery chocolate coated candies. They’re one of my favorite things, especially the holiday varieties. They come in trees around Christmas, eggs for Easter, hearts for Valentine’s, and I’m not sure if they offer any other holiday-themed options, but I am sure that when I see these special edition packs, I stock up and I hoard ...

A Short Story on Truth-Telling

Few people know this, but in my twenties, I used to manage a customer service team. Well, okay, I can’t lie to you. I – at first – was “the customer service team.” I was also the company copywriter, newsletter maker, Dietitian, and intern manager. Let’s just say, I wore a lot of hats. As this company grew, and their product sold more and more online, the customer service calls and emails increased to hundreds per day. I needed backup. So I began to hire. I found and hired some ...

The Road to Greatness

There was this client I was working with who was moving through anxiety. At first, she had no idea why anxiety was coming to visit. But to tell you the truth, deep down inside she knew. She just didn’t really want to look at it. But then – she got real quiet – and decided to stop listening to her head and start listening to her heart. Once she did this, she saw her anxiety clearly, but this time without fear. It was … Anxiety of the unknown. Anxiety of ...

9 Loving Reminders Every Woman Should Remember When You Don’t Feel Good Enough

Have you ever felt like you’re not enough? Or, that no one in your current circle understands what you’re trying to do? Or, like you just want to throw in the towel, curl up under hundreds of fuzzy blankets, eat popcorn and Reese’s’ pieces, and watch mind-numbing TV, queue (don’t judge me) The Bachelor? Maybe you’re even feeling some of that right now… I know I’ve been in this place …  more than once. And if we’re honest with ourselves, I think we’ve all felt not enough at some point ...