OCD within Intuitive Eating

Written by my client: R.B. OCD within Intuitive Eating I could feel my brain.    The ridges, the indents, and the neurons through their pathways; like bad music, every thought felt like an obvious, random beat- a startling nuisance.   I could fully relate to how my nephew describes a bad day at school: “My…

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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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Rachel Cohen- Here to Tell her Story of Survival

–Trigger Warning for anyone recovering from an eating disorder Rachel Cohen- Here to Tell her Story of Survival From: Sexual Abuse, an Eating Disorder, Endometriosis Rachel Cohen lives in Woodmere and works as a special ed teacher. She has her own blog and writes about experiences she has gone through, such as an eating disorder,…

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, What are my True Values After All?

Do you find yourself consistently picking fights with the mirror about your appearance? Maybe you’ve walked past and heard yourself utter these familiar phrases:   “I feel good about myself until I pass by a mirror.” “I avoid mirrors at all costs. I don’t want to see my reflection.” “I can’t stop looking in the…

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But I Need to Lose Weight for Health Reasons!

“But what if I have diabetes – it’s medically necessary for me to lose weight?”  As a registered dietitian who specializes in Intuitive Eating, this is something I hear A LOT!   Back when I was a student, we learnt that if you lose even 10% of your body weight, this can help lower your…

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Should we Take Life for Granted?

Should we Take Life for Granted?   Taking things for granted is a funny thing.    At face value, it sounds like a negative thing. Something to be avoided at all costs.    But two different instances in my life made this concept stick out in my mind, and I had to assess if this…

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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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EP:38: Somatic Therapy with Basya Pessin

Basya’s clients are in all kinds of pain; she works with a lot of trauma and sexual abuse. This wasn’t something she specifically chose, it happened organically. In school, Basya chose to pursue the area of substance abuse and did her internship at a substance abuse clinic which wasn’t right for her. She then transferred…

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Is There Such a Thing as True Happiness?

Is there such a thing as true happiness?   Every shiur I have ever gone to speaks about some level of happiness. We are asked what we really want out of life – some say family, children, some say money, a good job, but what it always filters down to, what we are always trying…

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