Intuitive Eating: How you think can change the way you eat

Which sounds harder: changing your thoughts or changing the way you eat? Diets ask you to change the way you eat. Intuitive Eating asks you to look at your thoughts and change the ones that aren’t working for you. Based on the number of people who diet each year it appears most of us think it’s … Read more

What will you do when you lose the weight?

On a scale of 1 – 10—with 1 being hell no, and 10 being hell yes—how was today, were you living the life you imagine for yourself? Or are you, like a lot of people, waiting for something to change, waiting to lose the weight, so your life can begin? It sounds like this, when I lose this weight I’ll: … Read more

Self sabotage, or, sleeping through the recycling truck

I live in New York City and it’s noisy. For months after I moved into this apartment I was woken at 5am on Tuesdays when the recycling truck came. The guys on the truck throw dozens of giant bags containing hundreds of bottles, jars, cans and containers, as loudly as they possibly can, into the back of the truck. I … Read more

Creating your reality

It’s easy to resist the idea that we create our own reality because if you accept the idea, then you are responsible for the life you’ve created. And if you wish your life were different, the ball is in your court to make it happen. You don’t get to attribute it to (blame) circumstances beyond your control, or deny that … Read more

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I was Younger

I can’t tell you how many times someone has told me: If I knew then, what I know now, I would have pushed myself more. So in the hopes of sparing some of you the same lament, I’d like to share some of the things I, my clients, and friends, wish we’d known when we … Read more

Yoga headstand? Me? No way!

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I have set a goal to do a yoga headstand by year’s end. I’ve been going to this class regularly for over a year and when the teacher takes us through a practice to prepare for a headstand my thought has always been: not me, … Read more

How to Build Up Willpower (spoiler, it's not discipline)

If you had more willpower would you have the good habits you need to create the life, or body, or community, or career, or intellect you dream about? If you had more willpower what would you do? Exercise more? Eat better? Not procrastinate? Be more positive? Watch less TV? Read more? So how do we get more willpower? Most often I … Read more

Gratitude ≠ Fulfillment

“I was coming to terms with the idea that there’s a difference between gratitude and fulfillment … I felt grateful for the work I was getting, but I wasn’t fulfilled.” I read this in a NYTimes interview with the actor Mahershala Ali, who’s in the new movie Moonlight. He was talking about how he came to his decision to leave his … Read more