Try asking yourself, “What can I eat that will make me feel good?
I’m sitting on my back deck watching my husband concoct a lever for opening and closing the back door of our chicken coop. Things like this only seem to happen at our house. I mean when I ask friends and family about what they’re up to, they say things like cleaning the house or mowing […]
What do boundaries, my mother, and Niagara Falls have in common? None of them should be crossed. In the last article, we discussed the importance of and how to identify your boundaries. In this article I want to talk about how to communicate and stick to those boundaries. This becomes important because 1) you can’t […]
The word boundaries comes with multiple meanings. The overarching concept of boundaries is that they provide limits or a dividing line. This can be in the form of a visible physical barrier or line or fence, or it can be more abstract in the form of setting limits to someone’s behavior or actions.
Either way, boundaries are important and necessary for providing guidance and offering a sense of safety. They can help countries and individuals alike feel a sense of control.
That sense of safety (as well as control) is what I want to talk about today. As it relates to intuitive eating anyway.
Boundaries in intuitive eating help you protect the work you’ve done to repair all the hurt from dieting and diet culture. They defend the victories you’ve achieved with healing your relationship with food. They preserve the work you’ve done towards mending your relationship with your body.
Boundaries. Are. Necessary.
In part 1 of this series you explored and learned that you needed and deserved a do-over when it comes to your child’s food relationships. In part 2 you learned you learned about the issues it can cause when we grow up not knowing how to tune in to our In this last part of […]
In the first part of this series we established your need for a do-over. But why do you want to even worry about it? After all, this is how your parents did things with you and you turned out just fine, right? But did you really? Stay with me here. Let me ask you some […]
The single best thing you can do as a parent to help your child build trust in themselves is to repair and promote a healthy relationship with food and eating. (Okay, this might just be my opinion, but that’s what you get for reading my blog post! ????) Did that statement scare you? Are you […]
I hear people say all the time, “I’m not on a diet, I’m just watching what I eat.” Whether they call it “watching what I eat” or “eating healthy”, it’s all part of the same “wellness diet”. If this is you, I’m calling you out. Let me explain what you’re really doing. By calling what […]