All Thoughts Fit

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For years we’ve been taught replacement thinking, for example, to replace a “bad” thought with a “good” thought, or to get rid of “negative” thinking by switching to “positive” thinking. However, in order to do this, we have to judge our thoughts as good or bad, positive or negative, right or wro...

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Are you a little too comfortable?

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There are many proven strategies for overcoming the inertia of the familiar that we’ve incorporated into our books and mindful eating programs. Perhaps one or two of these strategies will help you get unstuck too!

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Welcome Home, Weary Dieter

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Imagine this: Connecting with people who genuinely understand your struggle with eating because they’ve been there. Imagine feeling hopeful when you learn that they finally found a better way—a way that offers kindness, compassion, and a sensible path to wellness. For me, it was like coming home....

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Freedom from Diets – And So Much More!

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FREEDOM. What an incredible feeling! In my last post, I shared a personal story about the discovery of mindful eating and the freedom and health it has brought to my own life. Through our work with mindful eating in the corporate wellness arena today, we have a tremendous opportunity to help othe...

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How to Save a Life

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I practiced Family Medicine in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona for 16 years. During the last seven years of my practice, I also developed the Am I Hungry?® workshops and wrote my first book in my “free time.” When I finally realized that I had worked my way into two fulltime jobs (three if you count...

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I’ve Had Bariatric Surgery Too

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I am just thrilled, and honored, to be invited to blog on the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery program! Let me start by telling you a bit about myself. I am a clinical psychologist in Rochester, NY. For the last 30 years I have specialized in working with folks suffering from all...

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It Seems Like Everything is Bad for Me!

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When you have food limitations due to allergies, intolerance, and specific medical conditions, it is easy to begin to think, "Everything is bad for me!” That thought can lead to feelings like fear, deprivation, resentment, and/or sadness. Those feelings can trigger overeating or bingeing, and qui...

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An Apology: Words Matter!

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I was suddenly yanked out of my meditative Warrior 3 pose by the unexpected “encouragement” from my yoga instructor: “You are strengthening your core…in time for bathing suit season!” I was immediately transported from my mat to a dressing room at the mall. I actuall...

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Stop Blaming Yourself! 5 Reasons Why Your Diet Doesn’t Work

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I am increasingly disheartened for those who are unknowingly misguided into a life of repeated, humiliating attempts to lose weight, then take on the shame of “their failure.” What I want you to know is: You may have been given the wrong prescription. Many people who seek help with weight loss ar...

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Top 10 Reasons to Retreat with Me!

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I am already looking forward to the next Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly Workshop and Retreat and getting excited about meeting the people I’ll be working with for those five days! If you’re wondering if one of them should be you, here are my top ten reasons to participate ...

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