Flexibility Fuels Freedom

The ice storm that came through my hometown last night couldn’t have provided a better reminder to stay flexible this Easter weekend. As you can see, every surface is covered with about 2 cm/0.5 inches of ice. When the wind blows, the sound is eerie as the trees creak and strain under the pressure. Then…

Get Off the Wagon and Get On A Horse

I like wagon rides. We go to the farm, get on, sit back and enjoy the ride with the rest of the gang. It’s a lovely distraction from life and a great opportunity to relax, be part of a group and look out at the scenery. On the wagon… In the diet and fitness world,…

How I Stopped Binge Eating

Binge eating was a part of my life since I was a fairly young child. It progressively got worse as I got older and faced more and more responsibility in life. Poor body image and low self-esteem were my ‘normal’. I always felt ‘less than’ those around me. As I got older I learned how…

How to Stop Binge Eating

When wanting to stop binge eating, the traditional choice is to control your food. Just keep all “trigger” foods out of sight and you’ll be alright. But I have to ask, has that ever worked before? It never did for me and it hasn’t for my clients or patients, at least not in the long…

When I exercise, my body changes, and people notice… so I stop.

Crossfit – one of my many exercise plans. I’m the one with the giant tire 😉 Diet and exercise have always gone hand in hand. Each of my weight loss attempts included a nutritional plan and an exercise plan. When I fell off one plan, I fell off both plans. So when I gave up…

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How To Stop Eating at Night

Night eating is not an uncommon problem. Whether that’s eating from the time you get home from work until you go to bed, or from after the kids go down until the wee hours of the morning, or if it’s physically getting out of bed to go eat. All of it is very distressing and…

Meal Planning Without Dieting

Can you reject dieting and still do meal planning? This is a common question from my coaching clients and naturopathic patients alike. And it’s a great one! Understandably, meal planning has some negative associations with dieting. It can be seen as restrictive and completely un-fun. (Is that a word? It should be.) Here is my…