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Overeating and Procrastination–What’s the Connection?

Overeating and Procrastination–What’s the Connection?

We all procrastinate to some extent. There are only so many hours in the day and some tasks are just plain more onerous than others. Sometimes we procrastinate because we feel overwhelmed by everything we need to get done and we’re having trouble getting started.  Other times, we feel unmotivated or tired and can’t get going. But no matter […]

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Do you have an inner nurturing voice?

Do you have an inner nurturing voice?

When the adult voices of our childhood are primarily warm, kind, encouraging, hopeful, validating, soothing and nurturing, we begin to develop a supportive voice within that can restore us to emotional balance when needed. As we mature into adulthood, this supportive voice becomes the voice of what I call our Inner Nurturer, our main source of validation, approval and […]

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Do you tend to emotionally overeat when the days get shorter and darker?

At this time of year, many of my clients come in complaining of the shorter, darker days.  Understandably so.  It’s not just that the Summer has ended and the longer, lazy days are behind us.  With this particular season change, those who suffer from mild to moderate mood disorders (especially depressive and bipolar) can all of […]

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The emotional eater’s expectations: are they realistic?

After spending Saturday afternoon with a close friend, Jackie came home and baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies.  The time spent with her friend Carol did not feel nourishing.  The two dishes of ice cream and the plate of hot, fresh baked cookies did. Just baking the cookies felt more nourishing than spending time with Carol. Jackie knew that an afternoon with Carol meant […]

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Are losses and disappointments sending you to the refrigerator?

Most of us don’t like to spend much time thinking about our losses and disappointments or painful childhood experiences.  Yet, without much effort, they are brought to the forefront of our minds when something in our environment triggers thoughts of them.  We see a happy couple and  think  “Oh, yeah, I had a loving relationship with Jack, […]

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