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If Kale is King, Quinoa is the Queen

Quinoa Recipe Roundup Today on my Wednesday Wellness Wisdom video I shared about how much I love quinoa and why I believe it is a great staple food for emotional eaters. Check out some of the reasons why I love quinoa and read about its nutritional value. Want to make a tasty veggie bowl? Here’s […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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