Think You’ll Feel Peaceful When You’re Thin?

Have you ever considered that peacefulness might be something you can practice, and become skilled at? Many of us, particularly in western cultures, have the erroneous belief that when a particular situation arises, or when we create particular circumstances, we will then be peaceful. For example,...

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How to Recover from a Bad Body Image Day

My guess is that no matter how much internal work we do on healing our body image and coming to a place of acceptance with our body's appearance, there will be days when we're triggered right back into dislike, loathing or shame. Why? Because it's not just about ourselves as individuals: we're...

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How to Make a Tiny Shift in Language to Create a Huge Shift in Perspective

Do you give yourself a hard time with 'if onlys'? If only I'd resisted the urge. If only I'd said yes to that invitation. If only I'd not binged. If only I hadn't gobbled that food down. If only I hadn't eaten that. If only I had eaten that, and not missed the opportunity! If only...

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Imagine Your Life with No Mirrors and No Sizes

Can you picture a world with no scales, no mirrors, no reflective surfaces, no cameras, no photographs and no sizes on clothing? In this world, all clothes automatically resize so they always fit perfectly - and there are no fatphobic bigots either. What then? Do you worry about your weight? Do...

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Your Blips are a Gift on Your Path to Peace with Food

A friend of mine is very ill with a severe auto-immune condition. It seems every time she gets a little better, she contracts yet another infection and takes a few steps back. I was talking with her the other day - she was feeling scared that this will never end and she'll never get well. After hearing...

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