8 Tips to Curb Picky-Eating for Better Learning & Behaviour

It seems every parent I talk with is having struggles with mealtimes and picky eating. It’s not uncommon to hear that a child won’t eat anything except four or five select foods. I’ve come to realise that parents today have a cultural phobia of previous generations’ “clean your plate” approach to eating. Unfortunately, the permissive…

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Regret and the Fear of Letting Go: Part 3 of Over-Eating, Hoarding and Shopping Addiction

After I went on a clutter purge, I felt incredibly vulnerable. I was shocked that discarding could have the emotional charge that it did. I had all sorts of phrases circulating around my mind that were all filled with “what if…”, “but maybe…”, “suppose I need to…” and the all-pervasive “what if I regret it?”

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True to Yourself Eating- Learning to Eat Mindfully, Joyfully and Skillfully

I have written plenty in the past year on mindful eating and how one can learn about their relationship to food—why they are eating and how they use food other than for physical nourishment. As I have described in previous posts, determining why we are eating and checking in while eating to determine our level…

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Eating Well During the Holidays – Skillpower Not Willpower

My last post, Eating Well During the Holidays – Getting to the Root of the Matter, described how to address the underlying triggers of overeating during the holidays. Now that you are aware of emotional and stress eating and their triggers, you no longer have to be hijacked by your emotions and cravings–you can choose….

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Eating Well During the Holidays – Getting to the Root of the Matter

Despite the positive associations that the media portrays about the holiday season, the holidays can be an incredibly stressful time. Between the shopping, spending and socializing with loved ones, as well with those who rub us the wrong way, the holidays can bring out our worst. While most of us manage not to ‘act out’,…

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