Finding Self-Compassion for Your Fat

Finding Self-Compassion for Your Fat

Oh Yeah Baby, I said it. Fat! F A T I know there’s a huge movement in our society that makes us feel compelled to hate our bigger, rounder bodies and feel ashamed of being overweight. But giving into it, will only lead you to a dead end, your refrigerator;...
Your Body: Where Do You Carry Your Armor?

Your Body: Where Do You Carry Your Armor?

If you’ve ever experienced abuse, neglect or trauma you developed an unconscious belief that you weren’t safe in your body and the world was a dangerous place. Your body rushed to your defense and did what it could to protect you from being vulnerable. If...
6 Tips to Loving Yourself Past a Binge

6 Tips to Loving Yourself Past a Binge

Have you gotten caught up in a loop of overeating and/or binging? A lot of people think that once they overeat, it means that they are a bad person with no self-control or discipline. A binge is different for each person. Eating a cookie may be considered a binge for...
Getting Support: The Power of Success Teams

Getting Support: The Power of Success Teams

Back in October 2003, my life was at a crossroads. I knew that I would have to find a new livelihood and I was overwhelmed by the prospect of starting over at forty-two years old.   My friend, Dawn, and I attended a Learning Annex® event for women in transition....
How Do I Turn It Off? My Hunger, That Is

How Do I Turn It Off? My Hunger, That Is

With the holidays behind us, did you overdo it on the chocolates or any other goodie? If you did, you’re not alone. Here’s why: If you’re an emotional eater,  your brain is used to connecting food and eating with comfort. That means that when your body feels stressed...
Will Power: Does It Work?

Will Power: Does It Work?

How many times do you tell yourself, “If only I had more will power, I’d lose weight?” But have you ever thought to question, “Is that really true? Is more will power the key to success? Most women struggling with weight issues will swear on a...

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