How to Practice Mindful Eating

It can be human nature to go through life on autopilot.  Have you ever been driving only to arrive at your final destination without any recall of the journey?   Let’s face it, we are living this life distracted.  Whether it be cell phones, the latest reality TV...

What is Intuitive Eating? And why is it helpful?

We were all born with an inherent trust of our bodies. As infants and children, before we became influenced by diet culture, we were able to listen to what our bodies needed. If the privilege of food security was present, we had the skill to eat, stop when we were...

Can Comfort Food Be Healthy? And what does 'healthy' really mean?

Can comfort food be “healthy?” Diet culture is so pervasive in our society that many believe a meal must be overly restrictive, exclude certain food groups and, often enough, lack flavor and satisfaction in order to be considered ‘healthy’.   What if we redefine the...

Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating What's the Difference?

It’s hard to have a good relationship with food in a world where diet culture is so loud. At a young age we learn that food choices often come with judgement and we learn to not trust our bodies 1. Disordered eating can be difficult to identify when the cultural...

Should you consider body acceptance & Health at Every Size (HAES)?

Terms like body acceptance and body positivity seem to be all the rage lately, and I find that often these terms can elicit feelings of anger or sadness as many of my clients think, “well that sounds nice, but that is unrealistic for me.” We are all products of a...

Moving From Mindless to Mindful

It’s 9 p.m. You finished dinner almost two hours ago, but with the new episode of your favorite TV series airing, all you can think about is how those Kettle chips or chocolate-covered almonds or whatever snack you love to indulge in, would be perfect. But, are you...

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