Eating Mindfully – Practical Steps for Mindful Eating

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April 8, 2015

Mindful Eating is a state of being in the PRESENT moment while eating a meal or snack in front of you. It requires immense focus/attention to sensations of the body, thus learning to fully trust the body to guide you to what you need for a full nourishing experience.  Mindful Eating is so beneficial because the noise of the judgmental mind is turned off and the

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Releasing Body Shaming

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January 19, 2015
Releasing Body Shaming

She sat there taking in the radiant sunbeams, soaking in every last ray upon her chest before the sun set on the first day of 2015.  The concepts of a New Year and its resolutions were non-existent, so she wasn’t genuflecting to the next 364 days ahead of her. She was just there, present to the sensations of her body gilded

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Watch Now: Webinar on Coping with Triggers over the Holidays

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December 9, 2014

Last weekend, Optimum Performance Institute hosted a webinar on coping effectively with triggers over the holidays.  We covered issues around anxiety, depression, and eating disorders and took your questions.  Below is the video recording of that presentation, available for you to watch and share.  The holidays can be a particularly challenging time for many who suffer with mental health issues.

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Eating Disorder Awareness – Statistically the Deadliest of all Mental Illnesses

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February 25, 2013

“Eating Disorders,” a hot topic of conversation in our national dialog this week because February 24th through March 2nd marks the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. “Eating disorders affect over 11 million people in the U.S.,” says one of many e-mails I recently received on this topic. Others inform me that: “….10-15% of those with eating disorders are male.” “…statistically

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Eating Disorders

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March 1, 2012
Eating Disorders

Do you engage in frequent episodes of uncontrolled and continuous eating followed by purging in secret? Do you typically eat when not hungry, spend a lot of time and thought devoted to food, secretly plan or fantasize about eating alone? Suffering from an eating disorder of any type – bulimia, binge eating, compulsive overeating, and food addiction – is painful

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