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Compassionate Eating (+ workshop this week!)

Let me give you an example of how self-compassion can improve your nutritional health through a couple of scenarios: Scenario 1: You come home from work, feeling famished (beyond hungry on the hunger-fullness scale). Ah yes, you realize you've got some chips and...

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Compassionate Eating Workshop!

I am really excited to announce this upcoming event: You'll leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of why self-compassion is a more effective motivator than self-criticism and personalized, concrete tools to apply self-compassion to challenging food...

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The Case for Cooking

When I first met my husband Ben, seeing his kitchen for the first time was, ahem, interesting. There was no food in his cupboards---unless you count Sriracha and Tabasco---only books (and not cookbooks). His fridge was mostly empty except for a few condiments....

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9 Real Tips for Improving Body Image, Part 2

My last post on 9 Real Tips for Improving Body Image seemed to resonate with quite a few peeps. I’ve got some more thoughts on this topic so I appreciate everyone who emailed or commented to say you were interested in reading more. You helped keep me accountable to...

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9 Real Tips for Improving Body Image

Body image is a big, complex topic, which is why I've resisted writing about it. I don't want to minimize the topic by telling you to just repeat nice affirmations in the mirror (unless of course that works for you). And healing often requires the help of a therapist...

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Free Teleseminar: 10 Tips for Decreasing Food Guilt & Shame

I believe one of the biggest casualties of dieting is self-judgment. Unfortunately, many people believe being hard on themselves about food will motivate them to be healthier. But it rarely works, does it? If you want to learn some practical tips on how to how to free...

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Self-Compassion: Why it Works

It's countdown to one of my favorite holidays, and the last thing I want to pass on to you is a half-hearted bulleted list of Thanksgiving Do's and Don'ts. (Alright, here's a Thanksgiving Do for you: Relax, savor and enjoy. Oh, and be sure to make room for your...

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It boils down to this for me

My late grandfather was a senator in Vietnam before the Communist takeover. I didn’t know him very well but I remember he was a kind, open-minded man; my dad said he was a visionary and passionate about serving others. My dad served as an officer in the South...

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4 Stages to Changing Eating Behaviors

Having a better understanding of where you are in your journey towards more peaceful eating helps you have more patience for the process. While everyone's journey is unique, changing unhelpful food behaviors can generally be broken into four stages: Unconscious...

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How to Deal with Diet-Weight-Fat Talk

This is a reprint of my newsletter, which I write ~monthly. When you sign up above, you get a free copy of my "10 Tips to Decrease Food Guilt and Shame...and Start Making Peace with Food." Let’s say you’ve finally decided to ditch dieting (for good reasons!), and...

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