writing fan fiction

Fan fiction or fanfiction (also abbreviated to fan fic, fanfic, fic or ff) is fictional writing written in an amateur capacity as fans, unauthorized by, but based on an existing…

building boundaries around food

Many of us seem to have boundary issues—with boundaries. “Good fences make good neighbors,” writes Robert Frost about the stone boundaries between the poet’s land and his neighbor’s in his…

stewarding emotional eating

Photo by Anna Tarazevich from Pexels   Stewarding seems like an odd word to use around emotional eating: emotional eating is “bad,” and most of us try to beat, control,…

2 types of summer menus

What’s on your menu for the summer? Lest you cry “click bait,” here is a link to some menus I put together for my first blog—on Chinese home cooking: here…

decision fatigue

The Cycle out of S-T-R-E-S-S eating challenge started May 1, and already, I’ve gotten some interesting emails from participants about their experience of the first week’s activity—one of which touched…

bathing suit season: to diet or not to diet?

It really is spring in Michigan (maybe? finally?) How do I know? Well, when I look out the window, I can’t actually tell what season it is—not just because it…

side effects may vary—a lot!

I’ve always had a slightly strained relationship with television, and I’ve often wondered about the side effects of watching/not watching TV. I grew up in the 60s/70s/80s, by the middle…

emotional eating | trust yourself completely

This week we finish off the emotional eating series with a look at another topic that is closely linked to emotional/stress eating: self-trust. How do you feel when you have…

emotional eating | self-empowerment

This week in the emotional eating series, we’ll take a look at another topic that is closely linked to emotional/stress eating: self-empowerment. We began this series on emotional eating three…

emotional eating | how are you hungry?

In the style of health coaching I practice, Integrative Nutrition®, we talk a lot about primary and secondary foods. The majority of my clients come to me because they believe…