Are you a dandelion or an orchid?

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.  ~Maya Angelou   Are you a dandelion or an orchid? The dandelion can survive in just about any conditions. It doesn’t need much. It...

4 Wishes for You This Year (+ personal news)

If I could grant you 4 wishes this year, here’s what they would be: 1.  May you take in the good. You can thank our ancestors for your brain’s negativity bias. After all, their primary goal was to eat lunch, not be lunch. According to neuropsychologist Rick...

Getting back on track with Intuitive Eating

“I haven’t been eating very intuitively or mindfully lately.” I hear this confession from clients all the time, usually made with a twinge of guilt. You might also have the common expectation that once you start practicing Intuitive Eating, you’ll just start eating...

Can you love food too much?

I’ve never been someone who ever gets so busy or focused that I forget to eat lunch. That’s happened exactly once in my life – during childbirth. And I recently traveled 5,486 miles for this slice of lasagna Bolognese: My husband and I chose Bologna for the second leg...
What I’ve learned about courage

What I’ve learned about courage

My mom’s a badass. She dodged booby traps and snipers during the Vietnam War to visit my dad when he was a prisoner of war for over three years. She risked imprisonment for illegal travel to bribe a prison guard to free him.  She then fled her country, leaving behind...