Intuitive Living

I’m writing this post by hand in bed. Sitting at my computer in my office wasn’t working for me, and I felt that if I changed my location and switched to pen and paper I’d be able to write. I knew instinctively that doing so would help me with this post, so I happily acted on that instinct.

So far so good!

This post is on a topic near and dear to my heart. As most of you know, one of the things I work on with people is intuitive eating. This is highly transformative process that allows people to reconnect with their hunger, fullness, and internal sense of what really nourishes them. Read More Intuitive Living

Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: Intuitive Sexing

This having casual sex thing has been really, really helpful for me. In the few months since I’ve started doing it, I’ve learned a lot more about what feels good for me sexually, opened my mind up to things I’ve never considered about my sexuality and I’ve met some pretty good people along the way. The one thing that I think is most difficult for me, and something I am just now starting to conceptualize, is when to say no.

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It’s About To Get Real In Here

Oh yeah, it’s about to get real in here. As most of you know, my job is working with people who want to end their struggles with food and body image so that they can have fuller, richer, happier lives. This is a journey that I’ve been on myself. I dieted for 24 years. I obsessed about food and weight. And I came out on the other end a completely changed person because of Health At Every Size ® principles.

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The Beggars’ Banquet: My Beef with Intuitive Eating

In recent years, talk of “diets” has become verboten in favor of talk about approaching your health via the trajectory of “intuitive eating,” which, at first glance, sounds pretty good, actually. Listen to your wise body, and it will guide you in your eating choices.

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You Don’t Need More Self Control (Independence Day Edition!)

How often do you hear or say phrases like this?

“My eating is so out of control.” Read More You Don’t Need More Self Control (Independence Day Edition!)

Are Old Diet Rules Getting In Your Way?

In a recent workshop, one of the participants brought up the fact that she sometimes doesn’t like to eat leafy greens because they remind her too much of her dieting days. Whenever she eats greens (salad in particular), she feels what she used to feel while dieting — restricted and annoyed, and even a phantom-like feeling of hunger.

The kid loves jam. Image courtesy of boingboing.net.

How many of you can relate to that feeling? I know that I can.  Read More Are Old Diet Rules Getting In Your Way?