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

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

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

If diets don't work what does?

I swore off dieting years before I took a job at a women’s health magazine. Somehow I had equated a health magazine with healthy living, not dieting. Issue after issue we promoted the next new diet:  Flatten Your Belly in 7 Days; Shrink Your Fat Zones; Lose 15 Pounds and 10 Inches This Month; Drop One Size in … Read more

How many times does it take to change?

If you’re anything like me you’ve been sure that this time is the time you will ‘do it’—whatever ‘it’ is—but it isn’t. I could see the pattern: go on a diet, gain the weight back; start an exercise routine, let it go; decide to go for a better job, stay where I was; break up with my … Read more

Solving the right problem

From the time I was a teenager I thought I had a “weight problem”. I tried every diet, I tried exercising, of course I joined a gym which was a waste of money because I was too embarrassed to be seen in exercise clothes. It was an endless roller coaster ride of losing weight, being happy for … Read more

Happiness is a state of mind

Have you ever noticed yourself thinking: I will be happy when . . . I lose weight / Find the right man / Make more money / (fill in your blank). We have this idea that when we “get” what we want everything will be different, what we don’t realize is we are waiting to live our lives! And … Read more