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How to Stop Beating Yourself Up (about Food, Your Body, Dating & Anything Really) + The 3 C’s…

One of the things that used to be incredibly uncomfortable for me was writing my story online.. Who was I? Why did I do what I do? Who can I help? Why in the world does a Dietitian do food and body image coaching as well as date coaching? I’d sit there – after taking online writing class after online business class – trying to “get it right.” Trying to explain myself… During this time – when I was really trying to put myself “out there” – about 4 ...

When You Want to Give Up Dieting & Feeling Controlled by Food BUT You’re Afraid of Gaining Weight…

As women, we’re taught or rather conditioned to believe that being smaller is better. That the smaller we are, the happier and more fulfilled our lives will be. But when you begin to peel back the layers, I mean really peel back, the above ideal is something to question. Is the size of your body – something that is literally designed to change as you age and move through different stages of life – really going to determine your happiness? And if that’s the case, are the controlling, obsessive food ...

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 ...