Using the Whole Elephant to Lose Weight

Right now almost one third of the world’s population is overweight – around 2.2 billion people. Of those, close to 750 million are obese*. Of course, all the “lifestyle” diseases that tend to follow weight gain are also on the rise – diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc. One of the most fascinating things about this […]

Don’t Get Hooked: It’s All Just Dirty Dishes

I’ve been practicing a delicious form of relaxing meditation called yoga nidra for many years now. I deepened my experience of it with different trainings and retreats, and today it’s one of my favorite things to teach. I began the practice at a time when there was a lot of external turmoil in my life. […]

Everything Helps a Little, Nothing Helps a Lot

Recently I realized that I’ve had an awful lot of conversations looking into the brimming eyes of someone I care about while my own were brimming, too. I’m in the midst of one of those times when several people in my inner circle are struggling. Their challenges are varied, but all of them are dealing […]

Gluten-Free Liquor

I’ve had a lot of questions lately from clients about gluten in alcoholic drinks. Many common forms of alcohol are made from grains, and most of the grains used for alcohol production contain gluten. If you’re avoiding gluten in your diet, you will be completely safe with wine/beer/spirits that have been fermented and/or distilled from […]

Saying Goodbye to Sugar (or gluten, or potato chips or basically anything yummy you never want to stop eating)

At some point in your quest for improving your health or your weight it’s inevitable that you’ll need to make some dietary changes to meet your goal(s). The first step can be challenging: You need to identify the specific nutritional modifications that will get you the farthest the fastest. This is where coaching and programs […]

Confessions of a Social Media Flunky

Social media is funny. It lives totally in the “now”. And so does everyone on it. As you may have noticed, or maybe you didn’t, I went off-line for a few months. Ok, it was almost 6 months. Within a surprisingly short time it was like I ceased to exist. Which I guess in a […]

Mental Spring Cleaning: Ten Tips

No, I don’t mean spend an hour or so daydreaming about a cleaning squad dressed in whites scrubbing everything to lemon freshness, lol. Though that does sound seriously amazing to me right now…. No, I’m talking about your mind, about clearing the dusty rusty stuff that clogs up clean thinking. Spring is a natural time […]

Sweet Freedom

We’re just about to launch our newest program, Sweet Freedom. The meat of the program is an easy-to-follow meal plan, complete with menus, recipes and shopping lists, to help your body, mind and spirit recalibrate itself to its natural, more balanced state. We do this by gradually reducing high-sweet-impact foods until your taste buds, appetite, […]

Proud to Make IPE’s Top 100 Heath Blogs of 2015!

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Mark David is one of the most beloved and valuable coaches and teachers I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. I’ve watched the school develop into a major force in the ever-shifting world of food and […]

Choosing Joy, in Spite of the Holidays

I’m pretty well fed up with holiday articles at this point, how about you? I apologize for adding to the 989,987,345 Christmas blogs already out there. (Is internet space infinite, by the way, like outer space…?) But I feel compelled to write because I had a personal holiday breakthrough this morning. If you’re feeling fed […]