Food and Boundaries (Part 2)

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In part one of this two-part blog series on Food and Boundaries, I covered the issues surrounding thinking dichotomously about our food choices and the social tendency to morally label food as either “good” or “bad”. My encouragement was to focus on the true purpose of food while embracing the grey areas of our food […]

Food and Boundaries Part 1

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Is your relationship with food healthy or unhealthy? That may be a difficult question to answer. You may not even realize that you have a relationship with food in the first place, but everyone does, and for most people it is a very complicated one. A good way to evaluate whether your relationships with other […]

Eating and Identity

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“You are what you eat.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve never considered myself to be a plate of chilaquiles and two scoops of ice cream. This old adage that the food you eat becomes you may seem far-fetched when stated so blatantly, but isn’t this what today’s culture asks us to believe about […]

When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession

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How long has it been since you last saw an advertisement for food or a diet that promised you everything you ever wanted by eliminating an ingredient, a food group, or following a set of rules? I’d say you’re lucky if you can make it more than a day without these messages being communicated to […]

Why I Didn’t Lose Weight for My Wedding

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It’s wedding and engagement season. And while you don’t have to be in the wedding planning world to be inundated with the message that your body isn’t good enough, there is perhaps no other time when your size and body shape becomes everyone else’s business, whether you like it or not, than the months leading […]

1 Simple Change

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Around 2010, I decided to work on my own growth – personally, professionally, within my family. I spent so much time working to help my kids grow up into fully functional adults, assisting my clients in learning to deal with difficult situations, and supporting my husband. Many times I would feel guilty about simple self […]