Boulders blocking your path?

Picture this: In the middle of your path lies a huge erratic. Most often we think of the word ”erratic” as meaning “unpredictable”. An erratic is also the name of an unusual rock or boulder that was moved by glacial action. It can be shocking…

Starting Over

What does it take to start over? Whether it’s starting over on a failed New Year’s resolution or from some personal disaster, starting over requires a similar process. When it feels like something in your life has hit you hard, pause to remember. You really…

Planning on gaining weight?

How much weight do you expect to gain during the holiday season? If you are expecting to gain weight then be honest with yourself that this is what you are planning to do. There is no requirement that we will gain weight between now and…

Mayonnaise – Mania

I confess. I lost 20 minutes in the mayonnaise aisle. As a trained hypnotist I know what happened. Information overload stalled out my conscious mind and I went into trance in front of 50+ varieties of mayonnaise.  Whoever said “the confused mind doesn’t buy” is…

“Romaine calm and Carrot on”

Do you remember the “good ol’ days” when everyone really believed you could get all the nutrients you needed from the food we ate? You can. When I was teaching dietetics, I made my students prove that it was possible. The game was to use…

Why do we eat what we do?

Why is overeating so easy? My theory is we have become so accustomed to food advertising we have lost awareness of how much it stimulates us to eat. We are consistently bombarded with messages to consume more. Our environments are laden with cheap, convenient, and…

How do you feel in your bathing suit?

I confess. I have spent most of my life being self-conscious about my weight. Swimsuit season is the worst. There are many masterful ways to dress for work that hide the extra pounds on waist and thighs, but bathing suits are not forgiving. Why do…