Using Your Troubled Relationship with Food to Create a Thing of Great Beauty

I love to think of the development of a pearl as a metaphor for the way in which one can approach healing from struggles with food. If you think about it, the beautiful pearl - lustrous and rich looking, starts off as a tiny grain of sand - which is actually an invader to the oyster. In order to...

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What the Tennis Greats Can Teach Us About Motivation

Not too long ago, I had the rare and delightful opportunity to spend 4 and a half hours in a car with one of my brothers.  Our conversation turned to our mother. Ever since I can remember, she has been trying to lose weight. Over 45 years of yo-yoing, she has dieted her way up into a large body. She...

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Unravelling Barriers to Meeting Your Needs (Without Food)

About self-sabotage... In my blog 'What's Hiding Behind Your Self-Sabotage', I explained why I'm not a fan of the notion of self-sabotage: it's purely because I don't think it's very helpful when you're trying to understand why you're not creating the result you want in your relationship with food...

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Unlock Your Self-Compassion to Make Peace with Food

Self-compassion is key to your peace with food. Bullying is not... Have you been believing that if you have compassion for yourself, you won't create the changes you want? Do you say things to yourself like: 'Oh come on, [your name]!!!! You know better than this!' 'Stop making excuses!' 'Pull...

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Does Intuitive Eating ‘Work’?

The first thing to think about when you ask, does Intuitive Eating 'work' - is to ask: what do you mean? Work in what way? Does it work for weight loss? If you mean 'does Intuitive Eating work for weight loss' - then I'd have to say it might, and it might not. It depends on whether you're within your...

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