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Category: Self Love

A truer you for 2018: give yourself permission to want what you want

Life can sometimes be hard. There are plenty of things that we cannot control. Sometimes things happen out of our control that we simply have to endure. But over time I noticed that even things that were within my control — what I ate, how I worked out, my relationships…

A truer you for 2018: shut down the noise and find your own voice

There is a lot of noise when it comes to nutrition — especially in the month of January. The internet is abuzz with tips and tricks to lose the weight you gained over the holidays. Commercials everywhere blast about ways to get on a diet and stick to your new…

Our new year challenge: a truer you for 2018!

The beginning of a new year is always a time of renovation, resolutions, and change. It can be so wonderful to reset the clock and start anew, make a fresh start, and leave the old behind. I love this time of the year! The darkest day of the year is…

5 mindful daily strategies to keep eating intuitively during the holiday

Most of the guides and articles out there right now are about “surviving” the holidays. I don’t remember thinking about having to “survive” the holidays as a child. The holidays couldn’t come quickly enough and I wished they never ended! But all…

How to feel confident in a large body right now

We see confidence portrayed all the time in movies and TV shows like a magic spell. Confidence is the top lawyer at the firm that wins the case in court with his oratory abilities; it’s the beautiful woman that walks into a room and conquers every man&#8217…

Why it’s so important to befriend emotions

A friend of mine once asked me what is one of the most important lessons I learned from my experiences with eating disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Interestingly, my answer had little to do with food and eating. This is what I said: I learned how to be friendly…

The first time I asked for help, I didn’t get it. This is what I learned from it.

Asking for help sometimes seems impossible. When you do manage the courage to ask for help and you don’t receive it, you might be tempted to shut the door on your pain and decide never to open it again. The shame and pain of the experience might be…

Perhaps this is why you keep blaming yourself

I’ve started reading “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself” by Kristin Neff, PhD. I bought this book months ago but let it slide further down the pile as more books about Health at Every Size took its place. I finally picked it…

Top 10 signs you might need screening for an eating disorder

Imagine you had no idea what symptoms you’d get when you catch a cold. One day you’d wake up with a runny nose, sneezing and coughing but you wouldn’t know what that meant. How would you know what to do next? How would you…

How to find immediate relief after a binge

It happens. Especially when you’re learning more about Health at Every Size and intuitive eating, binges happen. Perhaps you skipped a meal or got hungry and ate more than you meant to. Or maybe you had a craving for a food you have restricted for a long time…