People often ask about the difference between mindful eating and intuitive eating. This is a wonderful question that I have reflected on for many years. In my experience, I appreciate them as kindred spirits with practices that address the needs of the body in compassionate, caring ways and that complement and support each other. Knowing
I couldn’t decide which of my exciting January offerings to tell you about this week, so I decided to write about both! The time I’ve spent preparing these programs has already given me more energy, joy, and attention to what’s most important in my life–staying physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy so I can connect with
If you watch animals, you can see how closely connected they are to their internal signals showing them how to find food, how much they need to eat, when and where they need to rest, which other animals they can trust and which ones consider them as prey, and every other aspect of their lives.
When I was asked in 2007 to develop a program for people who struggled with how to eat and with the relationship they had to their bodies, I had some research to do. At the time, I worked at the University of Missouri for the wellness program for faculty and staff. A survey we conducted
About a month ago a good friend got in my car to go to the gym and immediately blurted out “Can I ask you a personal question?” I said “Sure,” being pretty open to people about most things in my life. It turns out that she wanted to know how much I weighed. To her
In a couple of weeks, I’ll begin meeting with people from around the world (online) to begin a ten week journey of mindful and intuitive eating. This journey is not just about food, but it’s about your entire life. Who you are as a person shows up at the dinner table, so when you learn
Your body is a magnificent instrument that is designed to move you toward a state of health on a moment by moment basis. Just think about it works to heal your body when you injure it in some way. At the cellular level, the body just knows what to do. In the same way, the
I’d like to invite you to join me for two learning opportunities next week. Please feel free to pass this information on to any interested parties. First, I have been invited to do a Webinar about the Eat for Life study that will be published in the American Journal of Health Promotion with Michael O’Donnell,
All this warm weather has got me counting down the days until the local farmers’ market moves back to their summer location (which is 1/4 mile from my home). Farmers’ markets have so many great benefits: it keeps produce local, supports the farmers, gets us shoppers eating seasonal, fresh, pesticide-free food and challenges us to
I’ve become aware of research recently which supported my belief that we ARE born intuitive eaters, but we go astray if we succumb to being conditioning by fast food and highly processed food. There may be exceptions to this premise, but I doubt that many of us were born with disordered eating problems. So what happened?