Do you hate your thighs?

I remember being 8 years old laying on the couch with my knees bent, looking down at my thighs. They touched. Despite what I know now about my very normal sized 8-year old body, at the time, I thought I was fat and I had proof because my thighs touched.  To this day, I remember having the thought, “I wish I could just cut off the parts that were touching… then I’d like my thighs…then I’d be happy.” It’s easy to hear a story like this and feel sorry for that 8-year old.  Clearly, 8-year olds (including myself) get this message from family, older siblings, friends, TV ads, magazines and… Read More

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FROM MY JOURNAL: MY PATH TO FREEDOM FROM EMOTIONAL EATING

I haven’t seen this since I first wrote it in my tiny apartment in San Francisco after becoming newly single and making the commitment to get to the bottom of my issues with food and my weight.  The process I went through was so organic, so sweet, and the deep self-love I had just started giving myself comes oozing off the page. This is an entry at the beginning of my decision to heal my life… which included stop dieting, restricting, and controlling my food. Winter 2011 It’s weird.. it’s like this softening of my heart, softening of this rigidity I’ve grown to call “me” of the past decade:  must… Read More

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When Emotions Take Over

When emotions take over. One aspect of reaching your goals within the realms of weight loss, health and fitness has to do with changing your eating habits.  I’ve said it a million times and I’m guessing I’ll say it a million times again, but cleaning up your food, and doing it on a consistent basis is the key to changing your body and losing weight. And there is a diet, a plan, a guru, a program, or an organization, on every street corner telling you how to do it.  If you ask someone who’s lost weight, they will tell you the name of their diet, plan, guru, program, or organization… Read More

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Lessons Learned in 2010

What a year. Who would’ve guessed that I would be reflecting on my year in India of all places.  (We’ll get to the “why” in #6) But getting away from it all is a great idea to gain some clarity and reflect upon the year past….the tropical weather doesn’t hurt, either. ( – : This post is to help me as much as it is to help you.  I feel like I’ve been on a roller coaster ride this year and I’ve learned some very valuable lessons that I want to share with you.  They are lessons to live by for certain. 1. Be Uncomfortable! If I could sum up… Read More

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