What’s the First Step to Getting Happy with your Body?

Imagine feeling good about your body. Imagine having a sense of how to address your body’s changing needs. Imagine being able to decipher your body’s subtle aches and pains and turn them into greater understanding and solutions. Imagine a time in the near future when you feel comfortable in, confident with, and relaxed about your body. A time … Read more What’s the First Step to Getting Happy with your Body?

Are You Harming Your Body by Escaping Shame?

When we shame and blame ourselves, we create feelings of dissatisfaction, disappointment, and levels of self-loathing. After a hefty dose of shame, our survival mechanism kicks in and we desperately, nearly unconsciously, develop ways for us to escape these negative feelings. We emotionally flee by either numbing the bad feelings or overcompensating to create good … Read more Are You Harming Your Body by Escaping Shame?

Do You Suffer from a Shame & Blame Hangover?

*This video gives you a peek into my own potential “shame and blame hangover.” Ever have a day or evening of blowing your diet and exercise goals and wake up with this sense of a dense, dark cloud looming over your every step?  You feel bad, for yet again, not following through on your plan to eat better and get your … Read more Do You Suffer from a Shame & Blame Hangover?

Choosing tiny moments of well being, even amidst chaos. 

  On Monday two women told me my skin looked really great. One was my older sister, who added: “maybe it’s because you’ve put on a little weight.” Thanks…uh, I think. Truth be told, yes I have softened since I saw her last October (she lives out of state). Because the last 16 weeks have been one ongoing mini-emergency … Read more Choosing tiny moments of well being, even amidst chaos.