Behavior and Emotions

Nurturing the Whole Self

When we have emotional or spiritual hungers, often what we need is nurturing. Many of us use food as the first-line nurturi As we start moving from feeling empty to wholeness, our strategic plan needs to include many options for nurturing the self instead of turning to food.ng tactic. We attempt to cope with feelings or spiritual hunger or dissatisfaction […] Read more »

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What Are You Hungry For?

“As we make friends with our feelings, we can discover that they can be allies and guides in this journey we call life. They can lead us to a place of deep understanding about who we really are and what we truly want, a place we might not otherwise be able to reach.” ~ Eating in the Light of the […] Read more »

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Improving Body Image for Healthy Weight Loss Success: Loving Our Bodies

I hate my body….I feel defeated…Why try to take care of myself?…I eat for comfort…I eat too much and don’t have the energy to go for a walk. Who has uttered these words before, then gotten caught up in the behaviors they spawn? Maybe the better question is who hasn’t? When we look at it this way, it’s easy to […] Read more »

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When Body Positivity Feels Impossible

When we have talked negatively to ourselves for years, decades even, being body positive all of a sudden or accepting our body “as is” feels phony, far-fetched, or like it’s settling. In addition, our culture supports women fixating on what’s “wrong” with our appearance… our weight, our wrinkles, our waves… there are diets, creams and straightening irons to fix all […] Read more »

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Accept Your Wonderful Self: Size and Self-Acceptance

Accept Yourself While Working On Self-Improvement “Size-acceptance means focusing on the things you like about yourself while working to modify what needs change.” If we let ourselves, we may start to believe that magazine cover girls (whose photos are air-brushed and trimmed in, mind you!) are the norm and that the rest of us are somehow deeply flawed. What we […] Read more »

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