• Help! I Am Addicted to Food

    I have blogged about food addiction before.  But I recently had the opportunity to serve as a guest on my colleague and friend Julie Duffy Dillon’s Love, Food Podcast. (If you haven’t already subscribed, I totally encourage you to do so!) In this episode, Julie and I tease through a letter written by a woman […]

  • Nigella Lawson, Clean Eating, & Eating Disorders

      Recently, famed Chef Nigella Lawson appeared in an article where she stated that “Clean eating is a way to hide an eating disorder.” I posted this article on my Facebook feed and it generated A LOT of discussion. And it was amazing to me see the varied comments and strong emotion behind each of […]

  • Give Myself Permission to Eat All Foods? Yes! Here’s How

    Are you worried about all of the Halloween candy you might eat in the next couple of days?!  Then be sure to watch this video blog. In it I address the challenging topic of learning how to give yourself permission to eat ALL foods. I share with you why it’s important and provide you with […]

  • Want to Know What’s Amazing About the Human Brain?

    Enjoy this guest post by Sarah Patten, who also happens to be very fascinated by the brain. Her words will inspire you to nourish that most vital (and as it turns out hungry) organ! Riding a bike has brought me joy for as long as I can remember (after mastering the whole “no training wheels […]

  • Brain, Mood, Exercise, and BDNF

    Ever wonder why laughter, medication, and exercise have the power to improve your mood? This video explains why that is and it all has to do with Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). I learned about BDNF for a 2nd time while attending The Academy of Eating Disorders annual conference last week. And I decided to […]

  • EDAW 2015 with Amber Barke

    I hope you have enjoyed the line-up of blog posts so far. I am happy to introduce to you my colleague and friend Amber Barke. Amber, LICSW is an psychotherapist, yoga instructor, and mindfulness coach in Cambridge, MA. She favors an integrative mind-body approach in her work with individuals, groups, and in training settings. You can […]

  • Calorie Banking & Vyvanse

    In this Vlog I talk about why you can’t get something for nothing, ESPECIALLY when it comes to food, nutrition, and health. I’ll be discussing two issues, calorie banking & the new FDA approved drug Vyvanse. Both of these have the potential to make big promises without properly identifying the costs. I hope you enjoy […]

  • Food Addiction & Research

    **I wrote this post nearly a year ago and thought it was timely to re-post. Enjoy! A few weeks ago a wrote a post on food addiction and mentioned that I was working on a blog post for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics blog. It came out last week and I wanted to re-post […]

  • It’s the Holidays: Take a Deep Breath…Seriously

    The holidays are in full swing. What are YOU anxious about? Family Food High expectations Finances Too much to do and too little time The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is a mixed bag for most people. While it may be fun filled, it’s also a time of high anxiety. This year I thought […]