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Understand How Emotional Eating Works

[This post is Part 2 of a series. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.] Food and Feelings Emotional eating occurs when you use food to manage your feelings, rather than to satisfy your hunger. This can trigger guilt and create a cycle where you eat because you feel bad and feel […]

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Make Peace with Food, Your Mind, and Your Body

[Part 1 of a series] Break Free From Emotional Eating So many emotional eaters have been engaging in the self-destructive behavior for so long that it’s hard to understand what’s really going on. It becomes normal to overeat, binge, feel shame, blame themselves, and, ultimately, suffer from their own actions. I know because I did […]

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Are You Ready for Something New?

Welcome Spring! I am inspired by spring. The leaves, the flowers, and the sunshine all make me smile. I’m excited for the start of a new season. What about you? Do you feel a spring in your step? I invite you to embrace this new beginning. Give yourself the gift of a clean slate, if that’s what […]

Happy Hanukkah - Latke Recipe

Sweet Potato-Carrot-Quinoa Potato Latkes

Gluten-Free and Vegan Nothing says Hanukkah like potato latkes. Well, there is a menorah, and a menorah needs candles. And we can’t forget dreidels and chocolate gelt candy. So yes, there’s a lot to Hanukkah. But those latkes are oh-so good! Traditional potato latkes, like the latkes of my youth, are made with eggs. Nowadays […]

Transform Self-Doubt to Seslf-Care

5 Ways to Transform Self-Doubt To Self-Confidence

Do you struggle with self-doubt? I did, for years! The ways I doubted myself were crippling –and led to massive procrastination and many emotional eating binges. The “not enoughs” were too much and became “I can’t…” Then I was s-t-u-c-k. Candy and cookies seemed to take away the frustration for a bit, until the blame […]

Be Like Elsa: Let It Go

Are you as afraid to make mistakes as I used to be? Truth be told, my fear of making mistakes still creeps up on me. But that’s about the future, right? The what ifs – they still get me sometimes. So does the sense of “coulda, woulda, shoulda” of the past. The beating myself up […]

Are You Dreading This?

Summer means bathing suits and the beach – which cause anxiety for emotional eaters Here we go…are you ready? It’s summer!! I know, I know, summer doesn’t technically start until June 21. But for many, like me, who experience four seasons throughout the year, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Abundant sunshine, […]

You Can’t Please Everybody

Another Life Lesson from American Idol I talk a lot about finding your truth, being your authentic self, and living your best life. Recently I wrote about inspiration I’m getting from watching American Idol.  I watch American Idol for the music and to see the young artists blossom. The bonus is that I receive messages […]

What I’m Learning About Life from American Idol

I love the inspirational messages My heart skipped a beat last night when Katy Perry said to Wade Cota, “…we may have found you, but tonight you found you.” Chills. Serious Chills. This moment happened in the final minute of the two-hour broadcast, but I was in awe from the top. As contestant after contestant […]

This Could Have Been Me on Dr. Oz

Women Hiding Use of Laxatives Every day I record The Dr. Oz Show. Like many, I fell in love with him when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. I also had the opportunity to be hear him speak live while I was a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. This was before the […]