What is food freedom?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried a 30-day diet, hoping to have all your food issues solved at the end. Yeah, me too. When that happens, we may fault ourselves, or we may dismiss the diet. But I’ve found through my own experience that there’s more going on. Let me first say that the … Read more

What if I told you that hunger is good?

Morpheus from The Matrix

What if you didn’t have to feel guilty for every craving? What if you saw them as signs, instead of failures? Here’s the thing: You have legit hungers. You are a four-part person: heart, soul, mind, body; and each of these parts has its own hunger. Your heart hungers to be known and loved, and to love … Read more

Where do I start?

I’ve been talking with women about their food journey for several years now, and one frustration I hear again and again is, “It’s so overwhelming! How do I know where to start?” It’s a great question, and there is an answer, but first, we have to ask two more questions: Where do you want to … Read more

5 steps to address emotional eating

5 steps to address emotional eating

I have been an emotional eater. Eating to fill loneliness as a friendless teen, eating to calm my nerves as a frazzled stay-at-home-mom, eating to balm my heart when my dad was dying. Yep: I’ve been there. If you have a history of emotional eating — and let’s face it: most of us have at … Read more