Thanksgiving Nightmare?

Thanksgiving feels different on the other side of self-acceptance. I can enjoy myself and stay present and experience gratitude rather than control myself and worry about how my body looks and feel anxious.

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Peace Vs. Perfection

What does successful Intuitive Eating look like? Lingering vestiges of diet mentality may trick you into thinking it’s about portion control, or never eating more than you need, or eating a balanced meal every time you sit down. It’s not. And it’s also not about changing your body.

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Pop Tarts Tricked Me

Here I am, several years into this process of making peace with food, finally realizing that I don’t even care for one of my ‘favorite’ foods.  This is the magic of Intuitive Eating.

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Raisin Bran is amazing

Food is not evil. It doesn’t have that much control over you. It isn’t the enemy. And once you take the power away from it, you can see what it’s really for: to help you live, and to provide you pleasure.

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Biscuits & Porn

I’m camping right now, and there’s a gentleman at a neighboring site packing up his car to head home. He is wearing a shirt that says “BISCUITS & PORN” in big bold letters on the back. Naturally, this creates a moral dilemma for me. Can I avoid judging him?

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It's ok to ignore things you don't like

Have you ever noticed how when something bad happens, it can set off kind of a downward spiral where everything seems to get worse? Or the more you think about something that’s bothering you, the more it starts to bother you?What you focus on expands. The energy you put into the world is the energy that is returned to you.

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You should touch yourself

The most effective, tangible way I learned to appreciate and love my body (yes, LOVE it!) is through self-massage. You’ll be amazed when you first experience the liberation of presenting yourself to the world as a whole, perfect person and expecting and receiving every ounce of respect you deserve.

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I still struggle with food.

I can feel myself seeking comfort from my food more than I normally do. I'm not panicking and making promises and plans and starting things that won't last or won't work. I'm noticing what's going on and reminding myself what I need to do to feel more in control.

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