Tagged with emotional eating

Christmas Cookies – 3 Guidelines to Guiltless Indulgence

Christmas Cookies – 3 Guidelines to Guiltless Indulgence

Truly my favorite time of year…I love the lights, the music, the evergreen garland, the parties and, let us not forget, the array of beautifully decorated cookies that only emerge for this tiny window in our calendar year. I couldn’t always easily include cookies in my list of holiday loves. For many years it was a complicated relationship. … Continue reading

3 Tricks for Handling the Treats

3 Tricks for Handling the Treats

This time of year can induce feelings of dread; the taunting of the treats in the cupboard, the overage at the end of the night when not enough kids came by, the guilt about the carnage of shiny wrappers in the trash bin. Halloween doesn’t need to be so frightful. There are ways we can approach … Continue reading

A Guest House for Grief

A Guest House for Grief

Just under four weeks ago the man who loved me first and loved me longest left. At the age of 80, my father, (who had walked 5 miles 10 days prior) died in hospital due to complications from what was supposed to be a rather simple surgery. For years in my early career I  counseled people through … Continue reading

The Candy Haunting of a Compulsive Eater

The Candy Haunting of a Compulsive Eater

I remember the rush of excitement as the cascade of shiny color spilled out of my pillowcase sack on to my bedroom floor. I would methodically separate the loot into its categorical piles: chocolate, suckers, hard candies, chewy cadies, chips, gum and then the miscellaneous pile of disappointment that usually included a toothbrush (we had a … Continue reading

Sinking in Sadness, Swimming in Self-Compassion

Sinking in Sadness, Swimming in Self-Compassion

You’ve most likely heard of a P.D.A. (public display of affection) but have you heard of a P.D.S.? I found myself experiencing one last week unexpectedly at a YMCA during an aquafit class. P-D-S: Public Display of Sadness. There I was in the middle of a pool with happy, chatting, splashing Seniors when a huge … Continue reading

Swallowing Boredom

Swallowing Boredom

It’s an itchy sensation…boredom. We don’t like it, we resist it, we want more, we feel we deserve MORE…sometimes this leads, quite frankly, to more in the way of calories…calories our body isn’t asking for in the moment…but there can be something very powerful about learning to allow ourselves to sit with the experience of boredom … Continue reading

Mindfulness:  5 Treasures That Transform Your Eating

Mindfulness: 5 Treasures That Transform Your Eating

Most of us have been there. We find ourselves standing in front of an open refrigerator, late at night in search of the next snack to fill the void…only we aren’t physically hungry. We are hungry however, but it is a different sort of hunger. We are hungry for validation, procrastination, approval, excitement, companionship and … Continue reading

Seven Spoonfuls of Love

Seven Spoonfuls of Love

At our youngest age we are fed solely by others in every way. We rely on others to nourish us, feed us, love us, guide us. As adults this role falls primarily on us but so often our focus is pulled to how we can love and nourish everyone around us that we forget to … Continue reading

A Holiday Hijacking

A Holiday Hijacking

This really is my favorite time of year, but it can also be a time of frenzied activity, financial stress, and deep loneliness.  It can be easy to get caught up in all the emotion and lose our sense of connection with ourselves missing out on the true beauty and sparkle that is all around. When … Continue reading