Women at War with their Bodies

Filed Under: Body Acceptance Change

What will it take to end the war with our bodies? Your body is your shelter. It’s your home for life. A relationship with your body is for life. Yet we look at our bodies as something external often with contempt and blame. Body image work is an essential part of feeling free and peaceful around food. If we weren’t trying to change our bodies we probably wouldn’t have such difficulty with food. What do we have our bodies for? Are they here for others' visual pleasure or to carry us through...

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What Do You Say About Food?

“Unless you stole the food or killed the chef, there is no place for morality or guilt in eating” — Evelyn Tribole — Words are powerful. How we speak matters. The words we choose to use to describe our food have an effect on our relationship with food and on our relationship with ourselves. How familiar are these statements? You’ve probably heard them hundreds of times without even thinking. “I should probably order the salad but I am really tempted by the pasta” “I had...

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Eating Mindfully at Easter

Easter comes with the start of Autumn for us in the southern hemisphere. It’s an opportunity to pause, rest and have a break. When it comes to eating during the holidays, it’s normal to eat more when we are out of our daily routine and of course Easter comes with delicious treats like chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. In the Greek tradition we have a delicious brioche type cake. Holiday eating can be stressful for people because we are out of our routine and so many activities revolve...

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Mindful Eating Over Pesach

“Gam zu l'tova. This too is for the good.” – Nachum Ish Gamzu, Talmud, Taanit, 21a – “When things get "hard" it reminds me that this too is for the best and I need to reorient my thinking to this realization.” – Rabbi Yitz Greenman – Thank you to all my Jewish friends and clients for sharing your Pesach food challenges. I have selected the most prominent difficulties with food and suggested a different way of approaching them with a mindfulness point of view. This one specifically...

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“The banquet is in the first bite...”

- Unknown -

“Seldom is the last of anything better than the first...”

- Irish Proverb -

“If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution.”

- Brooke Castillo -

“Someday society will doubt the wisdom of dieting rather than the willpower of dieters...”

- Unknown -

“In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink and the rest left empty...”

- Unknown -

“If you are invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet...”

- Pema Chodron -

“The only journey is the one within...”

- Rainer Maria Rilke -

“Right in the difficult must we have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out. There for the first time, we see how beautiful they are.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke -

“Wellness isn't about deprivation and it's not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential and then taking small steps to support that shift. It is about showing up for yourself day by day and then one day finding that you have undergone a transformation.”

- Kathy Freston -

“Unless you stole the food or killed the chef, there is no place for morality or guilt in eating.”

- Evelyn Tribole -

“Foods are not good, or bad. Not right, or wrong. Food is just food.”

- Dr Rick Kausman -

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