‘Tis the Season

Really!  I saw Christmas trees in Costco last weekend, right next to the Halloween costumes. And not naming any names, but I know some of my friends know how many days we have left ‘til Christmas! Ever notice that we are in a constant state of needing to celebrate...

Take a Deep Breath

I thought I was going to write about #hurricanesnacks this morning, but I myself received a few different reminders on the importance of breath, so it seems like that is the topic that needs to be passed along. And probably, with so many people near me feeling anxious...

Lazy, Weak, and Undisciplined — NOT!

I saw a friend with a familiar dilemma the other day…She has been trying to lose weight – eating “better”, exercising more, and has been able to stick with a “plan” with good success for a while…but then she inevitably gets “bored” or “stressed”, goes off the plan,...
Trust Your Gut

Trust Your Gut

I’ve got a bit of a story for you today…it doesn’t seem to be much about the topics I usually teach on here, but it totally is. I’ll wrap it all up for you by the end, I promise! My boyfriend’s parents were in town this weekend to...
This? … or That?!

This? … or That?!

I was texting with a friend this morning, one that I miss seeing so much! We always have enriching conversations. She said she was realizing she needed to strip down her “friend time” and be very judicious about where she spends her limited resources of time and...

Drop the Mindlessness, Not the Chocolate

What a great week it’s been hosting and guiding 40 women through the Love Your Body Now challenge!!!  As we wrapped up, I thought it would be fun to share a couple of highlights and a-has from the week with you. Because, I can sit over here all day imagining what you...
Real Women. Real Bodies. Real Love.

Real Women. Real Bodies. Real Love.

If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been writing about how to eat with pleasure and thrive at your natural weight.  As a life-long lover of good food, I can’t stand to see the way women tie themselves up in knots about what and how much they eat. I also...

Your Body Image does not Depend on Your Body

Do You Need to Have to Lose Weight in Order to Need a Different Relationship with Food, Eating, and your Body? Last week I got a chance to meet a new friend.  She’s a personal trainer. In amazing shape. When I told her how I work with women and that I have an upcoming...

What Comes First?

I missed you all last week! I was on vacation with family and supporting a friend and her family.  Happy to go and get a different scene, visit people for a while and happy to return home to my routine and people I love here. I don’t have a menu for the past two weeks...

What Are You Waiting For?

Last week I saw a friend who says she often feels “not enough”. Not good enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not skinny enough, not successful enough, not ____ enough.  Sound familiar?!?! Interestingly, if you met her, you would most likely draw the...