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

1457022421ab8br 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?"

The Mind-Body-Space Connection: How a Clutter-Free Home Can Shape Your Eating

As Within, So Without My last post was about the impulse to fill emotional voids with the physical: be it food, shopping or not being able to let go of possessions we have acquired. In my experience, being able to let go of what no longer serves us is directly linked to being able to … Continue reading The Mind-Body-Space Connection: How a Clutter-Free Home Can Shape Your Eating

Abundant Breakfast Bowl

It requires a minor shift in mindset to imagine eating squash for breakfast, but it is a standard breakfast at our house. I usually bake a squash on Sundays so that it is ready to be re-heated for a quick and easy breakfast during the week. Sweet and grain-based breakfasts became popular in the 1930's … Continue reading Abundant Breakfast Bowl

September Resolutions – 8 Ways to Feel Full while Eating Healthier this Fall

IMG_0939September is the new January. Now that the kids are back to school and summer is unofficially over, many of us find ourselves setting new goals for the fall as we settle back  into a routine. Regularly exercising and eating healthier is often at the top of our resolution list.

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

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail – Ditch the Resolution, Set an Intention

file000475058724I have been excited to write this post for awhile. In the last few months several people have shared their New Year’s Resolutions. Most of the resolutions I have heard are centered around diet, weight-loss and fitness. Is it any surprise that the most common New Year’s resolution is to diet? Many of us hold in mind those inspiring people who were a weight loss success and hope for the same ourselves this year. 

Skillpower to Wrap Your Mind Around Holiday Eating

1) Ditch Poverty Mentality - In my last post, I talked about using skillpower instead of willpower to eat well. We may be tempted to want to eat a lot during the holiday season because we fear missing out on such great food that isn’t around every day of the week, but is that really … Continue reading Skillpower to Wrap Your Mind Around Holiday Eating

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. … Continue reading Eating Well During the Holidays – Skillpower Not Willpower

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’, … Continue reading Eating Well During the Holidays – Getting to the Root of the Matter

Mind-Body Eating – An Introduction to Developing a Mindful Eating Practice – Leave the Diets Behind

Mind-Body Eating – Dig Deep and Get to the Root Mind-Body eating seeks to re-establish the mind-body connection so that you can use your own inner-guidance system to listen to your body and direct your food choices. You are the author of your eating. I am not the guru or the expert–you are. In my … Continue reading Mind-Body Eating – An Introduction to Developing a Mindful Eating Practice – Leave the Diets Behind