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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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…

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