Can Using Shame To Start A New Diet Help You Reach Your Goals?

Can Using Shame To Start A New Diet Help You Reach Your Goals?

When your best friend comes to you and says “I fucked up. I cheated on my boyfriend, and I feel disgusting. “ You see her pain yes? You don’t say “KAREN YOU DUMB BITCH!”. Well, that isn’t the first thing you say at least. You hold her in her pain, and see her without judgement.

You, yourself, are NOT the exception to this loving kindness you so freely have within you. You aren't that special that you aren’t just as human as Karen is to accept this kindness.

This Too Shall Pass: and other things people say about heartbreak that feel like BS.

This Too Shall Pass: and other things people say about heartbreak that feel like BS.

I’m sure you know heartbreak, even if the decision to end a relationship is yours, your heart still hurts. Hurt is a cute way to talk about. Heartbreak felt like being okay for milliseconds, and then being hit by a large semi that erupted all of your feelings in your body, making you feel every single piece, one at a time. Like you can’t breathe, and can’t feel, but you can feel everything all at once. Like you can’t eat, because your body feels too full of hurt. Like you may actually die from the pain your heart is experiencing.

Meet The First Coaches Of Strong Chicks Rock

Meet The First Coaches Of Strong Chicks Rock

Six years ago I called my dad and told him that I wanted to start a business online that worked solely with women. I told him that I wanted to create what I needed, what I couldn't find.

A place for women to learn how to create healthy relationships with food, movement and their body. A place where women were guided 1:1 in a safe space, without judgement. A place where women could be met where they're at.

 

How To Be Single

How To Be Single

The night before the movie released and I couldn't take it anymore, I was a volcano about to erupt and I broke up with my then boyfriend. It was a long time coming, but I had to do it because it just wasn't right anymore. It had nothing to do with the release of the movie, just a woman who was tired of being a ghost in her own body.

The Hardest and Easiest Decision I've Ever Made, Picking Cooper

The Hardest and Easiest Decision I've Ever Made, Picking Cooper

I called my girlfriend and told her that I was going home. She knew this was coming, she knew the whole time, but I think she was afraid to say it. Because if she said it, she knew that I would have agreed and probably gone home sooner. She left work and came home and upon her arrival she begged me to stay. I knew her heart was breaking, and mine was too as I said no. I had to go home. Sometimes I wonder if it’s harder to love me, knowing that Cooper will always come first. How hard this must be for my partners, and particularly how hard this was for her. She knew me as ‘Rachel in New York’ not, ‘Rachel the Mom’. I don’t blame her for begging me to stay. I remember crying and as she asked ‘why?’ and all I could say was that I had to. I couldn’t explain it in a way that would have made her heart hurt less. But my heart also hurt, resenting her ask of me.

3 Things Do When Intuitive Eating Is Hard

3 Things Do When Intuitive Eating Is Hard

Maybe now you've finally taken the plunge and have said yes to intuitive eating, or maybe you're just dipping your toes in the idea of it. First, I'm proud of you babe. This is no easy feat when the rest of the world is telling you to do something different. 

But maybe, you're feeling a bit stuck. You're open to the idea of it all, but you're getting lost or frustrated in some areas that are new to you and you don't know how to navigate it all? I get it. 

Let's put your freak out to a halt and get through these hard parts, below are 3 different situations that I frequently help my clients work through. 

5 Ways To Start Feeling Normal Around Food

5 Ways To Start Feeling Normal Around Food

I first realized that I didn't feel normal around food when there were grapes served before dinner as a snack and I was too afraid to eat them because I thought they had too many carbs. 

I remember thinking this doesn't feel right, no one else is worried about carbs, but I am. 

I kept having more moments like this, where I saw friends and family be so normal around food meanwhile food was consuming my every thought. Things like...