“You look great!” is a dangerous comment

“You look great!” is a dangerous comment Featured Image

No doubt it’s said with great intentions, but it won’t work for everyone. The mind is a resilient but fragile creation. It can bear a thousand scars, yet get out of bed each day. But sometimes one open wound can throw a person, head first, down an abyss of complete shut-down. I don’t try to

Humanity: it’s not skin deep

Humanity: it’s not skin deep Featured Image

When I suggested that we ought to be more mindful about commenting on other people’s appearance (saying things like “you look great” or “you look good”, because we don’t really know what’s going on underneath), I got some feedback saying “What? We’re not allowed to compliment each other?” Which really surprised me because – do

It’s more important to show up than do a good job

It’s more important to show up than do a good job Featured Image

Because Showing up is enough. It was always enough. It was we who told ourselves that it wasn’t good enough. And decided to place conditions on our presence. “It has to be perfect.” “It has to be done right.” “It has to look good.” “Otherwise, what will other people think!” No. “Don’t let your dreams

You, me, and Emotional Eating (Part 2 of 2)

You, me, and Emotional Eating (Part 2 of 2) Featured Image

And now… The juicy part. If you haven’t read Part 1 go ahead and read that first. Remember: Step 1 tells us to not see emotional eating as a bad thing. All eating is emotional, it’s wired into our DNA. Emotions are not terrible and we do not want to get rid of our emotions.

What I learned from my Eating Disorder

What I learned from my Eating Disorder Featured Image

Meet my celebrity-chef, best-selling author, and incredible friend Sarah Dueweke. Her talents aside, Sarah’s got an inspiring personal story when it comes to her relationship with food and body. This is the main reason I asked Sarah to guest-star today, because I think you will learn so much from her personal journey. Sarah is an accomplished chef and she recently released her first cookbook Primal Kitchen – a best-seller as soon as it hit the bookshelves!

You, me, and Emotional Eating (Part 1 of 2)

You, me, and Emotional Eating (Part 1 of 2) Featured Image

Hands up if you think emotional eating is when you eat a big bag of chips, sweets, or cookies – not because you were really hungry, but because you felt uneasy, uncomfortable, or anxious somewhere inside, and food provided some comfort or temporary stress-relief.

3 Life Lessons from the most unexpected place

3 Life Lessons from the most unexpected place Featured Image

We learn from the unlikeliest of places.
(That’s why it’s important to keep an open mind)
I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I picked up three of Life’s biggest lessons, and I mean huuuuge lessons, from a panda, a turtle, and a goose.

A letter to all our Mothers

A letter to all our Mothers Featured Image

Dearest mums, moms, mamas, and mommas I want to write a letter to you all on behalf of all the adult daughters like me. Once in a while I get stumped on what it means to be a daughter when I no longer need you to drive me places and take care of me like

3 things that might surprise you about perfectionism

3 things that might surprise you about perfectionism Featured Image

I wanna tackle a viral epidemic that silently takes down its victims with such power that it leaves the host merely a shell of themselves.
No, it’s not a micro-organism with sharp teeth, evil eyes and slimy tentacles that attacks the host cells and cause a myriad of terrible physical symptoms.
This virus – is a belief. With irresistible charm, good looks and great hair.

Confessions of a healthy eater

Confessions of a healthy eater Featured Image

What happens if you put me and some tiramisu in the same room? I would eat with all the pleasure in the world of course! Maybe you’re judging me… “Aren’t you supposed to be a health coach? You of all people should know that sugar is bad!” Well let me tell you a story: a