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The Power of Noticing in Food & Body Image Healing Work

The other day I was on a call with my supervisor. In the dietetic space, this is basically, someone who holds space for me so I can best hold space for others. On our call, she brought up the power of “noticing.” Noticing what you’re feeling. Noticing the physical sensations that are coming up for you. Noticing the thoughts running in your mind. Noticing what you can hear, smell, taste, feel, see. Noticing. Just noticing. There are so many things to notice. NOT to judge, make assumptions about, or go down ...

Nurturing a Better Body Image: Respecting Your Values & Body

How do you nurture a better body image? There’s so much to explore here, but before we dive deep into the topic of better body image, I’d like you to first think about how you describe yourself? Would you start off naming things like your height, hair color, body size, gender, and your line of work? Or, would you start off naming things like: Your passions, Your values, What drives you, What gives you pause, What and who you’d stand up for, or How you take care of yourself when ...

Coping with Emotions Without Using Food (whether that be Restricting, Emotional Eating or Not Eating, Overexercising, or Binge Eating)

Coping with emotions without using food (whether that be restricting, emotional eating or not eating, overexercising, or binge eating) is a freeing skill to learn and practice. Because when we don’t have ways to cope with our emotions without using food that are aligned with our values and that feel nurturing, we can feel lost and controlled by our emotions. And, if we don’t allow ourselves to feel our feelings, or more importantly, express them or give voice to them in an appropriate way, then we may use food or ...

How to Handle the Fear of Weight Gain as You Become an Intuitive Eater

The fear of weight gain as you become an intuitive eater is real and often heavy. Because you don’t really know what will happen to your body. It’s an unknown. And, in life (especially when it comes to body size in this culture), we’re (for the most part) afraid of the unknown. We just don’t like not knowing what will happen. And, when we embark upon the journey of making peace with food and embracing the natural intuitive eater inside of us, the unknown of, What will happen to my ...

How (& Why) to Create Boundaries as You Make Peace with Food & Your Body (Video)

Creating Boundaries as You Make Peace with Food and Your Body
Creating boundaries as you make peace with food and your body is important. Because it can feel like a major threat to hear comments about what you’re eating or how your body looks – or how others are eating or how others’ bodies look. Boundaries are extra crucial to put in place because when you’re healing, the last thing you want to hear are seemingly constant updates from friends, family members, or co-workers about their most recent dieting or weight loss attempts. Being that we live in a world that’s ...

Self-Compassion in Your Intuitive Eating & Body Image Healing Journey

On a scale of 1-10, 1 being no self-compassion whatsoever and 10 being so much self-compassion you just can’t contain it anymore, what number would you rank yourself on the self-compassion meter? Seriously. What number would you give yourself? Why? Because self-compassion (showing yourself the same kindness you’d show a friend) can be a game-changer in your intuitive eating and body image healing journey. For the simple reason that it’s really hard to make peace with food and your body, if you’re constantly at war with yourself. Really hard. At first, ...

How to Let Go of Your “Ideal Body” So You Can Accept Your Now Body

If you’re here, reading this, that might mean you’re beginning to look at your body, and your (exhausting) efforts to try and change your body (or lose weight) differently. You might be realizing that all the dieting, restricting, working out, and counting calories or macros is not working. That it’s not worth it. And in fact, all this focus on trying to lose weight, control your body, or “get fit” is making you unwell – mentally, emotionally, physically, and/or spiritually. And, maybe you’re feeling hopeless in your journey to lose ...

You’re Going to Make It

The other day, I was on the phone, talking with my little sister. As we were catching up, Madelynn, my now four-month-old baby, started crying. As her lip did her sad, exaggerated upside down frown (who knew she could literally get her mouth to frown like that?!), I sang her favorite little mantra: It’s OK. You’re going to make it. You’re going to survive. It’s OK. You’re going to make it. You’re going to survive. It’s OK. You’re going to make it. You’re going to survive…   And slowly, Madelynn started ...

Feeling Envious of Someone’s Body Shape or Size? Read This.

I’ve been doing nutrition counseling work for almost 10 years now and one thing that almost always come up – whether in my 1:1 work or through one of my group programs – is the issue of comparison. Usually, it’s about comparing body size or “attractiveness” to someone else’s body size or level of conventional attractiveness. But since you’re a human and I’m a human, we both know that comparison doesn’t stop there. We compare ourselves to others happiness, income, relationship status, professional accomplishments, material possessions and the list goes ...

Body Love?

I’m officially 38.5 weeks pregnant, as I’m writing to you, and I’m a feeling it. I also can’t remember the last time I washed my hair (so that’s likely a sign to wash it – HA! – you think?!)… And I just had this “growth” frozen off my face the other day that’s now starting to blister. SO… Let’s just say I’m not feeling so hot and am officially ready (as ready as I’ll ever be that is) for baby M to come out, and every Mom out there, I ...