How to get back into shape in a loving, calm, gentle way [VIDEO]

After two months of traveling in SE Asia with no working out + a ton of Pad Thai, my pants have been feeling a bit tight and I get winded just from walking up the stairs. 5 or 10 years ago, this would have caused me to PANIC. Being out of shape felt like a threat to my happiness: if I didn’t look a certain way, I wouldn’t be found attractive, I wouldn’t be loved, I wouldn’t be okay. Now, I find myself approaching “getting back in shape” in a much different way, a way that feels gentle, calm,…

On Self Acceptance: 7 Things I’ve Learned to Accept About Myself (and tell me yours)

A theme that’s been coming up in my client sessions these past couple of weeks is self-acceptance. It’s common that when I start working with women, their sessions are filled with “shoulds” (ex. I should work harder, be a better mother, be able to get this whole food thing right), and constantly beating themselves up for ways that they’re inadequate or unlovable. It’s no surprise that many of these women struggle with food and self care. When we disapprove of ourselves in so many ways, a deep…

How to get out of a funky mood (& I want to hear from you!)

It’s a rainy Monday here in NYC and it’s the perfect setting to be writing on this topic: How to get out of a funky mood.  Before we get started though, I would really love your help! I’m coming up with my blogging schedule for the rest of the year and would love to hear from YOU about how I can help you even more. Please take 3 minutes to fill out this short survey — and to thank you for filling it out, I’ll be giving you my 90 minute recording from my lecture last week all about how to lose weight…

It Takes A Village – On Connection and Vulnerability

Let’s backtrack to 5 years ago. Food was a major struggle for me. I was constantly on a diet, so unhappy in my body, and couldn’t stop “falling off the wagon” and turning to ice cream and pasta when I meant to be eating quinoa and kale. While all of this was happening, I also: felt that I needed to appear to have it all together hid most of what I was struggling with from my friends and family (and not a soul knew about my food issues) was scared of being vulnerable and seeming weak carried around a…