Maybe your changing body isn’t about you not doing enough

Last year I started to notice that I was getting larger around my stomach. It was a little weird for me, I don’t normally carry extra weight there, it’s usually on my hips and legs. But I thought, it must just be my age. I’m 45 and I know that as a woman approaching perimenopause, … Continue reading Maybe your changing body isn’t about you not doing enough

Do you feel like you’re always starting over?

A few years ago, I was going through hell. I don’t know how else to explain it, hell seems to be a pretty accurate description. I was a single mom, raising two daughters alone, and my youngest was having some issues that were affecting school. I was in constant meetings with the middle school and trying … Continue reading Do you feel like you’re always starting over?

A Different New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of the year when we’re bombarded by messages about losing weight, getting in shape and becoming a new you. The holiday stuff is cleared off the store shelves and the diet books will soon be front and center at Barnes and Noble. Many of us overindulged over the holidays and it can … Continue reading A Different New Year’s Resolution

Could Pain Be Causing You To Overeat?

I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve been really into working out; I’ve been into weight lifting, kickboxing, step classes, running, the elliptical. Then life would, at times, get busy and I would fall out of my routine and my workouts were more infrequent. But for the past 20 years I’ve been a pretty … Continue reading Could Pain Be Causing You To Overeat?

How to not worry about overeating on Thanksgiving

Over the past few days I've seen a lot of articles and blog posts about how to not gain weight over the holidays. Drink a lot of water, use a small plate, wear a tight outfit, plan your meal…these are all suggestions I've seen. Some of them might be helpful in not letting yourself get out … Continue reading How to not worry about overeating on Thanksgiving

What happens when you give yourself acceptance and compassion?

September has always been a hard month for me. Since I was a kid, the transition from summer to fall, going back to school, along with some other difficult things that had happened around that time of year combined with my birthday, usually sent me into a depression. This year, both of my daughters moved … Continue reading What happens when you give yourself acceptance and compassion?

An Open Letter to My Father

I grew up without much of a relationship with my father.  I haven’t seen him since I was 12. A few days ago, my sister Arial called to tell me her husband had called her and said there was a letter from our father in the mail. As she drove home, we talked and then … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Father

What’s up with nighttime eating?

So, what’s up with nighttime eating? Is this something that you’ve dealt with or are still struggling with? Because it’s definitely something that gave me trouble over the years. Something happens at night. Even when my food was clean and healthy all day, the nighttime is when it would all fall apart. It’s a lot … Continue reading What’s up with nighttime eating?

How I Made Peace with My Relationship with Ice Cream

I have a confession, I was in a dysfunctional relationship for many years. It wasn't with another person, my unhealthy relationship was with ice cream. It began in my childhood and continued into adulthood. It all started in my grandparents' living room in Albany, New York. Every night as my grandparents watched the 11’clock news … Continue reading How I Made Peace with My Relationship with Ice Cream