Are You Needy?

Uhhggg, that question makes me cringe, or would have in the past. I glowed with pride as a child overhearing words like “Jenna never cries, she’s so easy.” I built a whole personality around that statement, championing myself for my emotional independence. I carried this persona into all of my relationships, but mostly the one…

Do you feel seen?

“When you set out to serve someone whom you have not taken the trouble to see, are you meeting that person’s needs or your own?  So the first ingredient of love is to really see the other.”  from The Way To Love, by Anthony DeMello When clients start to lose weight, there is a common…

Are You A Food Victim?

When a client starts on the Divine Hunger path, often exhausted from years of chronic dieting , I promise them this journey will be different.  It will be one where they will learn to trust their body, their hunger and their authentic desires more and more. “You can eat anything,” I say. And though they love…

Do You Think In Black & White?

“When I’m good, I work out, I eat perfectly…. I really love exercising…. But lately, I’ve been really bad.” These are statements I hear a lot with clients.  If a red flag could speak, it would sound like this.  Once I start to hear black and white thinking around food and body, I can usually…

Are You Eating Your Words?

Play Audio It starts with a little mental twitch, overlookable. Then a slightly uncomfortable sensation, a little like, but not exactly, hunger. Next thing you know, you’re doing the refrigerator cock your head to the side open cabinet shuffle. Again. You’re thinking not about what you need to say, it’s just background irritation you would…

How Do You Hold It?

My favorite way to feel is my heart wide open, vulnerable yet fearless,  free to express myself clearly and spacious enough to behold another.  I forget this all the time though, the memory gets buried in busy-ness, in habits, when I’m tired, protected, or reacting. The last weekend of my training and graduating from IPE,…