An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift

    An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift    Sometimes, I find myself getting emotional during sessions with a client. I feel the tears swelling up in my eyes. I can feel embarrassed or maybe out of line, but I don’t. I know that part of the healing process (for many people), is allowing…

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Will Power and Intuitive Eating

Will Power and Intuitive Eating As I sit down to write, my mind is pulled in 100 directions.   Firstly, I have a client in 25 minutes, so I am constrained by time. For better or worse, I want to put my thoughts on this page in that amount of time.    Time constraints- that’s…

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Why Does Food Sooth my Aching Heart?

Imagine the scene – it’s 5:00pm. Everyone is home from school. Baby screaming. 4 year old temper tantruming. 10 year old trying to tell you about your day. AHHH you want to scream. You want to run away. “How is this happening again?” you ask yourself.   The pain, frustration, hurt, anger, and resentment boil…

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Life Lessons From a Tomato Plant

Last summer, I was gifted one night away. Who would have known this would teach me valuable life lessons? We didn’t go far; we traveled about an hour to a place called Riverhead. There wasn’t much planned. First dinner, then maybe a bike ride around town. The life lessons were soon to follow. As we…

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The Other Side of Kindness

Kindness isn’t always what you’d expect it to look like. I’ve heard this saying going around on social media “people who are upset about your boundaries are people who benefited from you not having boundaries.” Yes, yes and more yes. I often find myself telling my clients that people treat you the way you treat…

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The Pro’s and Con’s of Emotional Eating

We’ve all heard it before. “I am addicted to food.” “I can’t stop eating.” “I am a chronic emotional over eater!” Does this sound like you? I hear this from mostly ever client who walks in my door. They feel shame, frustration, and an overall sense of hopelessness, wondering why they just can’t stop eating…

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