4 Practical Paths to Practice Gratitude

Gratitude is the new kale. Not really, but it is touted as being very beneficial for a happy life and for good reason. One of the ways that societal and economical pistons keep pumping is thru the constant streaming messages that devalue us, and convince us that we...

12 Ways to Start Living Happier Today

There’s a lot of pressure to live up to society’s standards of success. Get an important job. Make lots of money. Get married. Have kids. Buy stuff. Stay thin -or- Lose weight. These things are *supposed* to make you happy. And yet most of us aren’t.Many of us...

Why Saying No May Be The Best Choice

We sometimes think of ‘No’ as a bad thing. A big, fat, red stop sign in the middle of our street. In fact, Intuitive and Normal Eating ideologies teach us that we should stop saying no to ourselves. That we should indulge our wants and desires, because...

4 Tricks to Prevent Overeating at Your Next Cookout

The holiday barbecue—so tantalizing, so fun, and SO rigged with pitfalls and landmines for those trying to stick to a plan. Gigantic bowls of chips with equally large containers of dip. A slew of creamy slaws and salads. Plates, bags, and bins of cookies,...

Keeping a Journal May Positivity Influence Your Life

One of the best ways to gain understanding and clarity about your life is by journaling (or writing in a diary) about your thoughts and feelings. It’s especially helpful if you’re feeling conflicted or confused about a situation you’re in. Writing it...

Why Your Weight Fluctuates + What To Do About It

Do you have a love / hate relationship with your bathroom scale?We all know the frustration of working hard to get to or maintain a healthy body weight, only to step on the bathroom scale and see the number consistently stuck in the same place – or headed in the...