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Category: Things I’m Learning

Patience, like trust, can only be learned with experience

I was thinking yesterday about my journey from undiagnosed eating disorder, to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, all the way to intuitive eating and eating competence. Do you know how long has this journey taken so far? 15 years! And counting! I wish I could say that I learned to trust…

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…

A new way to change the voices inside your head

I was reading the post I published on Monday and I was shocked by the timeliness of the post in my own current life. The post is about the internal food police, the judgmental unflinching voices inside our heads that tells us we are not good enough, that we&#8217…

Let’s redefine health goals!

How many actions do we take every day without a goal in mind? We get in the car to reach a destination. We work to make money. We save to be comfortable in retirement. Most of what we do is done for a specific purpose, with a clear goal in…

The one key ingredient to keep up intuitive eating for life

When I first began meditation practice I hated it. It was just 5 minutes at night before going to bed but I just didn’t want to do it. I thought it was a waste of time. I didn’t know what I was doing, how I was…

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…

Please don’t wish for an eating disorder, okay?

I’ve been reading “Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight ” by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor in the last few days. I cannot put it down. Fantastic book. If it were up to me, I…

6 unexpected lessons from running that I’ve applied to the rest of my life

Three years ago my boyfriend at the time was in a fitness craze and signed both of us up for a color run 5K race. By the time I found myself at the starting line I had run a total of 2 miles in 25 minutes in my entire life…

Follow the path of joy

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. — Albert Camus In life and, especially, in eating, we have a tendency to shy away from whatever brings us happiness and joy. For me, I can easily track the origin of this concept…