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How meditation can help you find your happiest weight: a book review

Weight loss is not something we generally associate with slowing down; at least, I didn’t until quite recently. While I disagree with many that weight loss and weight maintenance needs to be difficult, I’ve always thought about it as being

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raw carrot avocado ginger soup.

I’ve been noticing lately that similar themes have been popping up in my life, my sessions with clients and my conversations with strangers. Perhaps the universe has plans, or perhaps the energy of the whole world is converging in funny

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is coaching right for you?

Nearly every conversation I have with people who are interested in coaching begins with “I’m a pretty healthy eater” or “I know what I should be doing”. I am always so glad to hear this. An awareness of what we should

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facing cravings head-on.

{getting a little personal. can you relate to any of this?} Cravings. Whoa. I have been having a really tough time with this lately. Mine are particularly for carbohydrates; not for candy or chocolate, but for foods as specific as

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the secrets to reading food labels.

The grocery store can be a veritable minefield of indiscernible information, catchy words, flashy packaging, and nutritional terms that mean everything and nothing all at the same time.  While our focus should be on consuming as many label-less products as

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competent eating.

“Competent eating” has a funny ring to it. Eating, as we tend to know it, is typically a pretty unconscious experience. Fork to food, food to mouth. Chew. Swallow. Repeat.  But competent eating as a practice can be so much

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the uncontrollable urge to eat.

Have you made a list of foods you can’t eat because you feel you won’t be able to stop?   Have you removed whole food groups from your diet in an attempt to find some sense of control?   Do

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a thought on being healthy.

Health is not a destination. It is a means to accomplish all that we desire to do. I’m discovering this as I continue this never-ending journey towards being my best self. What I’m discovering is that our best self is

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choose your reason. choose to change.

[I first published this post on A More Perfect Union, an uplifting blog belonging to the fabulous Hope Mirlis — check out her gratitudes and musings over at perfectunionny.blogspot.com] There are countless factors in play when it comes to how we

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uncovering cravings.

All-consuming, and seemingly with a life of their own, cravings can have a pretty marked impact on our lives. That intense desire to seek out and consume all chocolate within a 10-mile radius? The kernel of an idea that starts

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acknowledge your own personal awesomeness.

Do you ever have those moments where you surprise yourself by what you can do? When you accomplish something you never thought you could? When you truly recognize your skills for what they are, and appreciate all the work you

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food + yoga [and yoga + food].

How we eat directly impacts every aspect of our day, from how we interact with others to how productive we are in our work to our mood and self-perception. We are lucky to live somewhere that grants us so much

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using transition to break habits.

I hear it over and over again in my work: periods of transition are hard.  Believe me, I know. (One of the first posts I wrote on this site was on transition and what it can help to illuminate.) The

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the chaos foundation.

cha·os   [key-os]  noun. 1. a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order. 2. any confused, disorderly mass 3. the thing that gets in the way of our ability to make healthy choices or prioritize self-care. We’ve all been there: six million things to do, seemingly shorter and shorter days, pressure from

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eating emotions [why we eat].

Food can be nourishment.It can be fuel.It can be the power source for our day. It can also be celebration. Escape. Distraction. Amusement. Consolation. Why we eat and when we do is often rooted in patterns we can’t remember forming.

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habits holding you back? yeah, me too.

Late-night snacking. Hitting snooze. Fixating on the negative. Our habits are often things we don’t realize are prominent in our life until someone else points them out to us. And it’s not until we take stock of how much time,

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power lunches.

I have been experimenting with lunch. The perfect lunch is a little elusive… there’s a lot to consider! I am not a fan of mid-afternoon belly-bloating, and even less a fan of the mid-afternoon ‘oh-my-goodness-I-need-a-nap-immediately’ feeling. Neither is awesome.  It’s important

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gluten exposed.

[this post was originally featured as a guest post on ‘Strictly Nutritious’ – sharing here for anyone who missed it!]In the last decade, the idea of gluten-free eating has gone from the fringe of food awareness (somewhere out there with

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my ‘i quit sugar’ experience.

[this might just be the best book you’ll ever read…] I was a little dubious when a fellow health coach introduced me to Sarah Wilson’s book, ‘I Quit Sugar’. A self-professed healthy eater, I was skeptical that the forms of

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food and culture: insight courtesy of ‘the amazing race’.

Full disclosure: the Amazing Race is our guilty pleasure show.  There’s something really fascinating about watching how producers pit contestants against each other – and how the things asked of contestants change depending on where in the world they’re racing. 

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can food intolerances cause cellulite?

Do you have cellulite? Does it stress you out? You’re not alone. Cellulite is a natural build-up of fat in the body – everyone has some. Fortunately, there is a way to reduce its irksome presence in your life. Let’s

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macrobiotics for spring [5 easy ideas].

The Japanese principles of balance – or Macrobiotics – provide a wonderful framework for incorporating seasonal, local food into diet. According to Macrobiotics, when the body is in balance, we have good health; an imbalance – in any area –

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de-cluttering for spring.

It’s a balmy 44 degrees in NYC today, bright and sunny: one of those days where I feel like nature has given us a beautiful gift (and one where the city seems extra-excellent). Yesterday’s torrential downpour has done a number

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in the space between.

Several weeks ago, I posted some musings on transitions: why they’re important and what they can reveal to us. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the latter and trying to be mindful about what comes up in the moments

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