A common misconception about Intuitive Eating centers around the principle of making peace with food. You may see people on social media posting pictures of cake, pizza, and donuts and think Intuitive Eating means eating these foods all the time, or even that you “have” to eat these foods. What if you have a healthRead More
“You will go out in JOY and be lead forth in PEACE..” God has been using this verse as a mantra in my life. I’ve grown to recognize He leads us with His peace, but He is showing me how He leads with joy too. When it comes to making day to day decisions, sometimesRead More
Today is a day of “forced rest.” Every now and then, my body gets caught in overdrive and I believe God sends me illness as a forced rest–a day to stop, reflect, contemplate, and reset. Today is one of those days. I wrote the following a few months back, but today God brings it backRead More
Recently, I’ve been reminded of the importance of gratitude. Gratitude doesn’t mean becoming complacent or ignoring reality. It’s intentionally being aware of the good things going on in your life. This can transform your view of the world, your life, and therefore how you feel. You can still be grateful for where you are whileRead More
“…but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:2-3 NIV God keeps reminding me to beRead More
Restriction, or black and white thinking around food, often leads to binging, or feeling out of control around food, or intensified cravings in the absence of actual hunger. Viewing all foods in a more neutral light (vs “good” and “bad”) actually keeps it from having mastery over us. The first time I heard this, IRead More
This little guy started something new a year or so ago. When he gets really excited (when we are going for a walk or getting home from work), he runs to the food bowl to eat. We have found it quite humorous. He copes with his excitement by eating. 😄 It reminds me of whatRead More
Does the idea of “self care” make you feel guilty? I don’t mean “self care” as in pampering yourself, buying new shoes, getting your nails done, etc. as it is often attributed to. I mean taking care of yourself and making sure your needs for sleep, rest, nourishment, and movement are met. Sometimes I stillRead More
This time of year, you are going to be bombarded with advertisements to “fix” yourself, “do this and you will lose X pounds,” “this is the plan that will finally work!” I encourage you to look at these messages with a new lens. Quick fixes only cause harm in the long run, mentally and physically,Read More
How can you tell if what you are thinking/feeling is from God? Use LOVE as your filter.
God LOVES us. God IS love. We don’t always see ourselves through the eyes of God’s love. I’ve come to realize the root of our struggles is not fully realizing or understanding God’s love for us.