Santa Barbara, CA, USA


November 7, 2019

“I am not a project!”

… said one of my clients in group the other day. It sparked a very meaningful and interesting discussion. She stated that she was tired of following certain goals and putting pressure on herself regarding what to eat, when to exercise, when to medi...

October 8, 2019

Last night in group one of my clients shared that she was working on "creating her own chant" and becoming her own best friend & cheerleader.

What if you couldn’t distract yourself with your iPhone... iPad... Netflix... TV... or by calling a friend or even journaling? W...

October 4, 2019

If we don’t express ourselves creatively... or release appropriately, the body will do it for us and give us messages to pay attention to.

Lesson: Do not ignore your energy levels and push yourself or your body to the max... or it will give you (strong) signals to play...

September 14, 2019

When you find yourself restless and unsure of what to do next, I suggest you pause and create a space of peace and calm. Instead of eating to fill a void or deal with unsettling emotions, simply sit for 7 minutes, investigate and ask your “higher self” for an answer. O...

August 26, 2019

70% of Americans remain overweight or obese.  Consumers spend billions of dollars every year on fad diets, false promises and short-term solutions.  One-third of lost weight is often regained in the first year of treatment and often continues. People are tired of yo-yo...

July 5, 2019

I recently let go of friendships and connections, which I felt I had outgrown and were no longer serving my emotional and spiritual growth. I let them go with love and light in my heart… not without feeling the pain and grieving the loss of the laughter and the good ti...

June 16, 2019

I created this image as a visual aid to help understand how our emotions can cause us to overeat. It’s important to practice self-compassion when we are in emotional distress. 
Instead of self-soothing with food, try talking to yourself as if you were comforting a smal...

April 23, 2019

Last night during our group session we discussed the importance of having an “inner protector”. In previous blog posts I have mentioned the importance of nurturing the inner child, and integrating the adult Self and the Crone, the wise woman. Today I’d like  to introdu...

April 18, 2019

I just came back from a short “rest & renewal” trip to the magical redwoods in Northern California. If you have been wanting to take a well deserved break, take some time off soon to recharge your batteries. We all need to unplug at times and enjoy some unscheduled tim...

March 23, 2019

What if you could learn to ride an uncomfortable feeling like a wave rather than avoid it? It is completely understandable to want to feel good most of time. The human condition (and dilemma) is to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Unfortunately that is not how life works,...

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