What Spring Brings

I can’t let this week go by without commenting on the absolutely gorgeous weather we’re having in Vermont.  Temperatures ranging in the high 60s, low 70s, sunny, clear skies, the snow is melting, the streams are running.  It’s just beautiful. Spring has truly brought with it all that it’s famous for — warm weather, feeling […]

Flooded with Feelings

With the massive flooding which occurred in Vermont, I have been listening to the myriad of feelings about the damage from “I feel so lucky” to “It has been so devastating.” Emotional Eating: Coping With Food The muddy waters and pouring rains of Irene have inundated our state, but Green Mountain at Fox Run up […]

Stop Hating Your Body, Swimsuits and Self Compassion

Focusing on our bodies with self compassion is often one of the most difficult paths to negotiate when moving towards self acceptance or when wearing a swimsuit. Our body self talk can range from self-hate to saying “maybe my body is not so bad”. The focus on weight loss grows as the negative self talk […]

It Happened This Week: Taking Time for Ourselves

I’m going to practice what I preach today and put myself first.  I’ve got too many meetings going on — and my daughter is home for the first time in a year.   So I’m not going to spend time putting together our usual Friday review of notable reads on the web. Instead, I’ll just encourage […]

Normal Eating versus “Perfect Eating”

Having spent a lifetime thinking about food and weight and weight loss, I consider myself a connoisseur of these matters. Although I haven’t been on every diet in the world, and I did avoid the riskier weight loss endeavors like growth hormone shots, fat farms or adult fat camps, I’ve certainly done my share of […]