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Most of my clients have major problems with food, eating, and body weight. They find themselves unable to stop eating at certain times, in certain situations, or with certain foods. Parties and social situations are major struggles for them. And most of the family rolls their eyes and thinks this is just another diet, waiting […]

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What is a strong recovery program? How do you work one? How do you use it to get what you really want in your life? There are four components: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. We need to look at all four, but not necessarily all at once. My favorite adviser used to say that in school, […]

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If you listen to or read news reports, you are likely to have heard about the “obesity epidemic”.  Obesity costs the nation more than $150 billion in preventable health care costs and contributes to many different health problems. This does not count the emotional time and effort and struggle and pain that obesity causes. These […]

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It is 8:30 on Monday night as I write this blog……  not cutting it close, are we? It has been a crazy chaotic week; I have interviewed many secretarial candidates, a family member has been ill, and I have been struggling with who I am and where I want to go in the world. Interviewing […]

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The Time Has Come

Food and eating are precious gifts, to our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. In our journey into insane food behavior, (and/or other insane behaviors) we have lost the ability to recognize the true purpose of these gifts. Recovery means that we are in the process of rediscovering how to use food to nourish us, […]

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This evening begins Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the new year. Those who know me well will also know that I was raised as a Catholic. But as I continue to grow in recovery, I have developed a deep and humble appreciation for all the other religions, but especially Judaism. Could be because I […]

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In last week’s blog, I said, “I know that the way to change my problems with me, or my life, or other people, has only one solution. I need to change.” It is really hard to change me. I have to first DECIDE to change, then I have to CHOOSE to change, then I have […]

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Inner Peace

Remember, only you can create outer peace with inner peace. Love is real. “We attain inner peace when we relinquish fear and accept love.” —Marianne Williamson When we are in the food, there is no peace. There are cravings, obsessions, and self-hating thoughts. There is the inner debate about what the next diet should be […]

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One of the most difficult things in my practice is helping my clients deal with other people and the food. I want to talk about this today because I think this is an issue that keeps so many people stuck. Do you remember the TV show, “Cheers”? Where everybody knows your name, and they’re awful […]

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I have struggled with what to write on this blog all week, and I finally realized why. It is because I am struggling with other things in my life and they are unfocusing me. Once we realize the problem exists, we can name it. Then we can notice that the problem does not destroy our […]

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