I remember when I used to fear Halloween—not because of spooky ghosts and goblins, but because of what I thought of as the terrifying temptation of candy. This fear began in adolescence and continued until I was well into my journey to “normal” eating. Here are some new findings on eating candy, which may help you be less afraid this Halloween.

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Many of my clients lament what they describe as their lack of creativity. Mostly they long for an outlet to engage body and mind so they won’t drift off to foodland. As a writer, I heartily endorse the passionate engagement of creativity to which mindless eating can't hold a candle. In fact, when I’m writing, my poor hunger has to really pump up the volume to get my attention. If you want to become more engaged and creative, read on.

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Ever since I took Jon Connelly's enlightening trauma resolution workshop back in July (Rapid Resolution Therapy), I've been more focused on how we make meaning of life events, sadly, often to our detriment. In order to heal from emotional wounds, traumas, and eating problems, it's crucial to understand how we arbitrarily and mistakenly couple together the random occurrences in our histories. Then learn to uncouple them.

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There’s a curious paradox that often crops up in the personalities of some disregulated eaters (and plenty of “normal” eaters as well) that’s worth taking a look at: Even though you absolutely crave positive strokes, you also have difficulty accepting compliments and praise. A curious dilemma which needs straightening out for good mental health.

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I love this quote and don't think it really needs an explanation. Wishing everyone a free flowing day, week and month.   "Everything that comes to us comes to pass or, more accurately, for us to pass on. Not just the money in our pocket, but wisdom, objects, ideas, even opportunities, all come to us, so that, at the right moment, we can pass them on. This is called flow. Being in the flow means…

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