Why is holiday food so complicated? 

When you live your life on and off diets, every day becomes defined by what you are, or aren’t, eating. Are you being “good” or “bad”? Are you “on track” or “off track”? When you view certain foods as off limits, you create a mindset of scarcity that makes food seem absolutely, impossibly irresistible. Making…

Last-minute Halloween ideas

Oh dear. Halloween really snuck up on me this year. No costume, no ideas, no time to run out and grab something…no worries! Here are a few last-minute character ideas that will certainly scare the living daylights out of everyone I encounter. I hope they get you inspired too. HAPPY HALLOWEEN, Y’ALL.  Candy eater. Enjoys…

It’s a beautiful day to start a journey

It’s June. The sixth month. The halfway point. How’s the year going? Good? Okay? Off the rails? It’s the perfect time to check in with yourself about food and body issues — what’s working for you, what isn’t, what deserves more time, and what doesn’t deserve another second. Has a well-intentioned effort to “eat healthy”…

How do I love me? Let me count the ways

Whether you’re single or coupled or somewhere in the abyss in between, I hope you remember who your true valentine is, today and every day. Your damn self. You’re the one who makes you happy. No outward force can do that for you. Contentment and fulfillment come from listening really hard to your inner self,…

New year’s resolution: Stop the madness

If you ever doubt for a second that the diet industry is playing us like a fiddle, check out this graph: It’s not a nice healthy heartbeat. It’s a five-year insight into how the diet industry has programmed us to begin each year with self-loathing, self-punishing behavior that has been cleverly marketed as “normal.” This…

Have a perfect, and present, day

If you’re celebrating Christmas today, I wish you a beautiful, delicious day — guilt-free. Join the conversation at the table, not the one in your head. Listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues, not the diet culture foolishness that other people might choose to disseminate. Tune into your own tastebuds — eat what you…