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 […]

Are You Able To Perform At Your Best Every Day?

Is your mental health a priority?  Two weeks ago, an essay by Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers was published in The Players’ Tribune (“Everybody is Going Through Something”). In this moving article, Love explained what happened during a game this past November – he had a panic attack – and opened up about mental health.  […]

Are You Inspired To Be Your Best Self?

  It’s Monday. The start of a new week. Time for new beginnings. If I had a penny for every time I said “I’ll start my diet on Monday,” I’d have more money than Richard Branson and Warren Buffet combined! Can you relate? I’ve heard this from a lot of emotional eaters. We’re always putting off the work that […]

You Gotta Have Heart…and Hope

  You’ve gotta have heart All you really need is heart When the odds are sayin’ you’ll never win That’s when the grin should start You’ve gotta have hope Mustn’t sit around and mope Nothin’s half as bad as it may appear Wait’ll next year and hope… As a sports fan, I can really, really […]

The Guilt and Gratitude of Emotional Eaters

Emotional eaters live with guilt and shame. They ask themselves questions such as, “Why can’t I stop eating? What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I have any willpower?” It’s not something discussed at the water cooler. Would you be comfortable sharing that you binged on a bag of potato chips or a pint of ice […]

Is your emotional eating hiding your feelings?

Feelings. What’s there to say about emotional eating and feelings? The better question is, “what’s not to say about feelings and emotional eating.” Feelings and emotional eating are like two peas in a pod. They go together like “rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong” (though the two together are not always so joyously […]