Monthly Archives: December 2016

Balance: Step 7 of the IEWIN Process

You are enough. Tread the middle path. Practice eating what feels reasonable. Not perfect eating, but good enough. Practice congratulating yourself on small triumphs. You are not cured, not perfect, but you are moving towards a more comfortable eating experience … Continue reading

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Getting stuck and starting again: Step 6 of the IEWIN Process

Getting stuck means it’s time for a new plant pot. We’ve outgrown the old one, and are ready for new places to explore. The practice of recovering from disordered eating is messy, cyclical, and often confusing. New ways of being … Continue reading

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Being in your body: Step 5 of the IEWIN Process

Your body is your home. Your body is the vehicle of your life. Embodiment is the simple yet powerfully transformative practice of inhabiting your body with conscious awareness. It’s going inside, and investigating the felt-sense of your body. It’s a … Continue reading

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Engaging with our behaviours KINDLY: Step 4 of the IEWIN Process

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” Dalai Lama. Loving kindness is the principle of meeting everything you experience with gentleness and compassion. We … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to be… peaceful in mind, heart and belly

‘Tis the season to be jolly, tra-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-laaaaaaaa… It’s CHRISTMAS! If, like me, you are a sensitive eater, ‘tis the season to be… -surrounded by food, stimulating food, processed food, everywhere you look -picking at food, all the time (it’s … Continue reading

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My pain is my guide

We are human, and as beautiful humans, we are pleasure-seeking and pain-avoiding.  It’s natural. But what if, to avoid pain, I seek some pleasure, which then creates more pain?  We use a substance that we know to be pleasurable.  And … Continue reading

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Being curious: Step 3 of the IEWIN Process

Being curious is about being your own detective. You are interested in what you consume (food, drink, media, self talk…) and the effect it has on you. Through curiosity, we cultivate supportive behaviours that make us feel well, and we … Continue reading

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