Our Relationship with food: Emotions & Feelings and Family

Let’s Start with Our Belief Systems About Food Our belief systems, our ideas and subconscious thoughts, about food and our body image begins in utero. That’s right. Even down to what your mother eats and feels while pregnant can impact a person’s eating habits and desires. From there, we visually pick up on what we […]

The Dangers of Emotional Constipation

Holding Back Our Emotions  For most people, we hold back our emotions. In today’s busy society, it makes sense that we may want to hold back our emotions, ESPECIALLY the ones that are more “shameful” to carry. Emotions such as anger, rage, depressions, grief, disappointment, and anxiety. On the other hand, some people mask the […]

Healthier people get a better ROI for their employers

You may instinctively know that a healthier work force = better outcomes. But what about the hard science behind ROI and savings?  If  fewer sick days, and increased company investment doesn’t speak volumes, perhaps money will. Corporate Wellness Programs Research Summary So here’s a brief overview of the latest in research and ROI for company […]

A Crash Course in talking about Eating Disorders with Patients

Eating Disorders and Shame For many clients there is a lot of shame and secrecy around their disorder. It’s best to introduce this topic with sensitivity and empathy. You can begin by asking your patients about what their diet and exercise regimen is like, and from there ask more direct questions like the ones below: […]

Body Image/Acceptance & Health

Body acceptance is critical to emotional & physical well-being It’s about redefining what worthiness in our bodies means by a personalized, healthy standard and not by the definitions of others (society, family, peers). Often the term, “body image” gets misrepresented as ALWAYS feeling unwavering love and admiration for one’s body – but really, it’s about […]

The Balancing Act & Time Management for Healthy food/living/eating

Is your Life out of Balance? “I don’t have enough time to eat healthier, exercise or (insert healthy habit here)” is one of the most common phrases I hear. What it usually means is, “My life is out of balance, I’m super stressed, I may be afraid to make time, or I am uncomfortable with […]