- Nov 28, 2017
The Overeater's Blues
It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving… How are you feeling about the way you *managed* the feast? The two most common approaches I see are: Anything goes! It’s a holiday—I will eat my way through the entire day without a care in the world. White-knuckle it! I will do my best to resist the crazy amounts of tempting food and avoid eating some of the foods I love while feeling sad and deprived about missing out when everyone else seems to be reveling in the gluttony of it all. I
- Nov 20, 2017
Strong Women (and Men) are Made Not Born
Sometimes we are willing to accept things that we know are wrong because we believe it is the 'way of the world' and we are powerless against a force so large. In response to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others, and the whole “Me Too” campaign, I have seen numerous variations of the following opinions posted on social media: “Why didn’t these women speak up for themselves?” “I don’t understand why they waited so long to speak up.” “If women want to be consider
- Nov 13, 2017
Stress, Sugar, and the Holidays...Help Me!
Whether you love the holidays or dread them, stress and sugar are seemingly everywhere this time of year…an unavoidable fact of life. I hear some variation on "Oh my God, the holidays stress me out" and "I can't seem to moderate myself around all the FOOD" every day. It's a combination (the stress! the sugar!) that can put us into a cycle of highs and lows and takes a lot of the joy out of the season. A lot of us push ourselves extra hard during the holidays, here are some of
- Nov 6, 2017
A Year is Nothing...Really!
What if you decided to commit to one year of taking really good care of yourself? I’m not talking about a diet, a cleanse, a bootcamp intensive, or any other sort of quick fix…I’m talking about one full year of commitment to yourself and your health. Does that seem ridiculous? I mean, I know you want to be in shape for your sister’s wedding in 3 weeks and your high school reunion is coming up in a couple of months, but… One year is NOTHING. It may sounds like an interminabl