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Women of Worth3In addition to food literacy and mindful eating training, I’ve always felt passionate about supporting mothers, especially as it relates to navigating our own emotions and balancing competing needs. Although much of my work has been 1:1 in the psychotherapy office, I’ve also facilitated workshops on self-care for parents and for caregivers, and taught basic mindfulness skills to parents who’ve attended my community presentations over the years.  As I’m prepare to retire from my role as a psychotherapist, I’m eager to lead such workshops again. Let’s make it happen! (more…)

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Check out this article from Scientific American on the benefits of self-compassion (today and everyday!).

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Why I love Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

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Why I love this series (or, at least, a few of the many, many reasons): (more…)

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SONY DSCIs mindful eating a practice that is beneficial to everyone, or is it just for the wealthy, the self-indulgent, or the foodie few?

For a number of years, I’ve actively promoted mindful eating as a helpful set of practices which can increase awareness, pleasure, and balance in our relationship with food.  I believe mindful eating practices benefit everyone, and a growing body of research supports this conclusion. At the same time, I need to keep working on conveying a more inclusive message.

I haven’t explicitly addressed the reality that many women regularly face: a reality where they have little time for meal planning or food preparation, limited resources to purchase the foods that might be received best by their bodies, or little support in a life that already overflows with responsibilities to children, employers, aging parents or other family members.

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The thing is – and folks, you’ve heard me say this before – it’s not just about meal planning or food choices. It’s not simply about willpower, or a lack of knowledge regarding basic nutrition (although we do sometimes hold some distorted beliefs about “good” and “bad” foods). It’s about how we approach our experiences of eating in general, and about our relationship with our bodies, as well. (more…)

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