Tag Archives: authenticity

Why attending to your food thoughts is only half the story

At IEWIN, we are often working with our food thoughts. The thoughts that drive us to eat through habit, compulsion or overwhelm. We practise holding space for these thoughts. Allowing them to be, choosing to eat or not eat. Making … 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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Gravitating towards what feels good

“The body loves gentleness” – Sandra Sabatini.   When I speak of eating a mostly plant-based diet, and generally sticking to non-stimulating foods, what I often hear is this: Wow, you must have so much self-control! I’m happy to eat … Continue reading

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How to identify your inner motivation – IEWIN video blog 4

Why should we bother to learn to eat what we need? Why practise listening to our gut brains? Discovering our motivation gives us a reason to make changes in our lives, and remembering this motivation is what keeps us going … Continue reading

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The gifts of overeating

There is much to be said for the struggle, the pain, the terrible burden of having a dysfunctional relationship with food. Feeding yourself, the most basic activity that enables us to survive in a physical body, becomes a daily, or … Continue reading

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