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How To Make Peace With The Scale

How To Make Peace With The Scale

If there is one change over the years that’s brought huge shifts in my life, I would have to say it’s been my diligent effort to let go of my obsession with weighing myself. I used to be a slave to the scale. I weighed myself in the morning, after a big meal, after I worked out, after dinner, after anything really. What I saw on the scale dictated how I felt about myself, where I stood in comparison to others, and if I was “acceptable” enough to wear certain clothes. My main theme=the lower the number, the better I
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Beat the Bathing Suit Blues

Beat the Bathing Suit Blues

Well, we are smack dab in the middle of bathing suit season. I would say for about 85% of the women I know, summer comes with great excitement, and a twinge of “ugh, that means I have to be seen in a bathing suit”… It’s crazy to think about how many emotions “being seen in a bathing suit” brings up for us. Next time you’re heading to the pool or beach, remember these 3 things: Find a suit you feel amazingly comfortable in. Finding a bathing suit that really fits your body is a game-changer. When you are wearing a suit
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Are You Too Critical of Yourself?

Are You Too Critical of Yourself?

This week I was putting the final touches on my flagship program, Healing From Within, and was battling crazy critical thoughts… What if it’s not perfect?  What if there are mistakes?  What if it’s not good enough?  What if it doesn’t help people?  I was scrutinizing each sentence, criticizing each module and second guessing everything I had written. I was about to rip my hair out, so I decided to go for a walk. The distractions of the city pulled me out of my mind, and it dawned on me… Why am I being SO critical of myself and my work? I know
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Getting Through That “Body Discomfort” Feeling

Getting Through That “Body Discomfort” Feeling

It continues to amaze me just how many women (and men) struggle with some sort of weight issue, body distress, or eating struggle. I was discussing my business vision with a friend who admitted her own struggles with some of these issues to me: “Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin is a suffocating feeling and very difficult to handle when people look at you and think you’re crazy for thinking that or just don’t understand.” I so resonated with that. I remember feeling so uncomfortable in my body, so unhappy with my weight, and so distressed about my imperfections, that
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How Yoga Can Transform Your Relationship With Your Body

How Yoga Can Transform Your Relationship With Your Body

Years ago, the therapist I was seeing recommended I try yoga. “Ugh”, I thought. “Yoga is for hippies”. But I went. I went even though I was wrapped up in thinking about how many calories I would burn during class. I went even though I thought, “this isn’t REAL exercise”.  I went because deep down, I somehow knew it would change my life. I wasn’t quite sure about yoga at first. But something kept me coming back. I remember a teacher’s instructions in one of my first few classes:  “Soften your body, relax your mind. Bring your focus to your
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