I’m at Hot Mess

I recently saw the movie, Resilience, and although the movie was a great overview of the ACEs Study about how childhood experiences affect your health all throughout life, what I really took away from this experience happened during the panel discussion after the...
Body Judgment Needs to End

Body Judgment Needs to End

I listened to an interview with a very well known weight loss guru recently and she referred to living in a “right-sized body”. I thought to myself, “right-sized body… right-sized body… well, if there is a right-sized body, there must be...

I disagree with Oprah

It’s not often that I disagree with Oprah, but today, I am strongly disagreeing with her. In fact, I’m disappointed that she just laughed about this important topic.   Did you happen to see Oprah on CBS This Morning discussing Early Childhood Trauma?   This was a...

Are you hungry for God?

Ever had one of those intense moments where you’re just hungry and feel like eating everything in sight? And you don’t know what you’re really hungry for. Nothing in particular sounds good, and yet everything sounds good at the same time. You start...

Death Changes Everything

My older sister, Kathy, passed away unexpectedly on June 13th. This event has me taking a step back and evaluating many things in my life. – What really matters to me. – Where do I want to go from here? – What are the lessons in this for me. And through all of this...

I can jump over my house!

I can jump over my house! OK, not really, but my daughter made this remark to make fun of some of the health claims we hear these days and it was pretty funny so just had to share. The reality of many health claims is some things work, some things don’t. Nothing...

I’m lonely

A couple of months ago, I decided to teach a weight loss program this May. When I made this decision, I was doing great with food, losing weight using my own techniques and feeling on top of the world. Then Easter happened. I ate a little too much, especially sweets...

The ABC’s of Change

What are you attempting to change in your life? Your relationship with food? Your relationship with your body? Maybe your relationship with money? Whatever changes you are making, this simple technique can help you get there. I like to think of it as inviting your...

Did You Just Eat a Serving of Guilt?

We’re just days into the new year. If you’re like many of us, you might have resolved to eat better — to eliminate sugar, to do better with carbs, to watch your calories, to monitor your fat intake. And by now, this might not have gone so well. You might have...

The One Thing I’m Most Grateful For

With Thanksgiving this week, I bet you’ve been reflecting on what you’re grateful for. I hope you’ve been able to come up with a long list, as we each truly have so much to appreciate and this is not the time to take it for granted. I’m wondering though if you put...