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...
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...

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