How to Stop Overthinking and Start Living


The human mind is uniquely brilliant. Our remarkable cognitive capacity has allowed us to develop cures for deadly diseases like smallpox and tuberculosis, build skyscrapers and land on the moon. But we humans have a tendency to misuse this wondrous capability. We imagine horrible outcomes that are unlikely to play […]

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Let Peace Bloom (Ending the Toxic Practice of Judgment)


In my previous post, I offered up a simple tool to disrupt your inner bully. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend you do. It’s the easiest way I’ve found to diminish self-shaming. Unwinding years (and often decades) of bullying yourself may seem hard, but not changing a […]

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Disrupt Your Inner Critic


No one likes a bully. Nevertheless, almost every woman has one thing in common. They are a bully to themselves. Most of us aren’t even aware of our behavior. The cruel thoughts just stream through our minds… You’re disgusting. No one would ever find your body attractive. You’d look better […]

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Three Strategies for Healthy Dining Out


You don’t have to completely avoid restaurants when you’re trying to improve (+ maintain) your health. A few simple techniques can keep you on track + making good food decisions – even when eating away from home. Tip #1: Plan Plan Plan! Most restaurants now have websites where you can […]

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Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be So Damn Complicated


The allure of a new diet is tempting. Starting over. Renewed hope. Maybe this one will work. This time I’ll stick with it. 20 pounds in 30 days! But as the days and weeks pass, the new diet becomes overwhelming. The strict rules are frustrating. If you eat something you’re […]

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The Truth About Willpower + Weight Loss


There is this belief that willpower is a finite resource. Research done in the 90’s + early 2000’s hinted at the idea that if you use a bunch of willpower early in the day, it will become depleted. Then later in the day, you’ll make all these decisions you might […]

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Pleasure Changes Lives + Bodies


Picture this. You decide you want to lose weight. You’re ready. This is YOUR time. What’s the first thing you do? If you’re like most women out there, you clean out the kitchen. No more ice cream Toss the cookies Bread = no bueno Diet. Fast. Restrict. Detox. Deny. Avoid. […]

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The “Chapters” of Habit Transformation


This inspiration poem by Portia Nelson somehow escaped me until very recently. Human beings make mistakes. That’s a given. It’s important to understand the process of learning. To analyze our mistakes, to learn from them – and to not repeat them. Sometimes we are just not paying attention – or […]

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The Problem with Meal Plans


“Will I get a meal plan?’ This is a question I hear from potential clients quite a bit – and the answer is no. Let me explain. Meal plans and diets simply aren’t useful or sustainable for the vast majority of people. Clients often feel like they’re either “on” them […]

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The Key to Weight Loss Success


The secret to Weight Loss success? Your environment. It’s 10:00 in the evening, the kids are finally in bed, you’ve been going non-stop since sunrise and you want a snack. You open the fridge. There’s a container of leftovers, a granny smith apple, some red grapes and aha! – a […]

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