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...

Judging yourself for being an “emotional eater”?

Emotional eating has gotten a bad rap. It’s as if we’re expected to leave our emotions behind at the dinner table. “Emotionless eating” anyone? Before my son came along, I often used the example of how babies are born knowing when they’re hungry (and boy do they...

Thinking of trying that “one last diet”?

Can you relate to this line of thinking? I know dieting doesn’t work long-term, and eventually I really want to try mindful and Intuitive Eating. But I’m at my highest weight now, so I’m going to try just this one last diet to get the weight off. And THEN I’ll work on...

Intuitive Exercise

You might know I’m an advocate of Intuitive Eating for promoting a healthy relationship with food, but today, I want to discuss Intuitive Exercise. First, consider the commonalities between Intuitive Eating and Intuitive Exercise – and also between Diet Mentality and...
Want to be exercising more than you are?

Want to be exercising more than you are?

Quick: when I mention the word “exercise” what thoughts and emotions come up for you? For many, what comes up is dread, anxiety, guilt, and fear. Not exactly things that inspire a get-up-and-go attitude. At least not for long. The non-diet and Health at Every Size...