Writing to Support Our Teens

Not long after the release of my book, Eating Myself Crazy, I knew I would be writing a book for teens. During my book signing events I met several people who would tell me about their son or daughter struggling with eating disorders, body image and self-esteem issues. Quite often after listening to their stories they would ask if […]

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How to Feed 9 Billion Without Killing the Earth

Our world is serving over seven billion mouths daily. That number is expected to rise another two billion by 2050. That means we will need to produce more food. It is estimated that the world will need to double its crops output in order to meet the increased demand for food. Agriculture is being viewed as the solution for […]

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Finding Comfort In Stillness

Today’s blog has a more personal touch to it. I hope you enjoy it. I had been driving for two hours towards the reclusiveness of my dad’s farm. As I was seeing less and less human life and activity I really began to wonder if I could do it. Stay there overnight alone. Two weeks […]

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Consider This Before Doing a 6-Week Challenge

Six-week challenges seem to be all the rage these days. Many fitness centres and weight-loss supplement companies offer specials to sign up and rewards for the “winners”. As there are some short-term benefits in participating in 6-week challenges they don’t always provide long-term solutions to creating a healthy lifestyle. Here are some reasons why we […]

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NOOOO! Left-Over Halloween Candy!

Is there anything scarier than seeing a big candy bowl of mini chocolate bars left over from Halloween on your kitchen counter? It seems to be staring back at you, taunting you, haunting you. EEEAAT MEEEE! As if you hadn’t already gorged on 10 or 11 of them Halloween night. Actually if you want to be truthful […]

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Eating Addictive? Depends On The Food

I don’t claim to be a scientist but I feel I know enough about food addiction and emotional-eating that I am going to challenge the recent article in The Guardian, “Eating, Not Sugar, is Addictive” as only being half right. The article which outlines the results of a study about overeating is suggesting that it is […]

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3 Ways Free Food Comes With A Cost

I travel a lot. In fact, I seem to be living out of a suitcase at least one day a week. My road trips involve staying in many different hotels. Fortunately with all my camping-away-from-home experience I have a fairly good system in place when it comes to maintaining a healthy eating schedule. Breakfast for […]

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Promoting Fat-Shaming and Body-Shaming is Not Cool

Standing in the slow-moving grocery line, I began scanning the magazine rack looking to pick one up and leaf through it while I wait. The selection was mostly tabloid and fashion magazines but they all had a common denominator, either applauding or shaming someone’s body. The articles that were also displayed on the cover used […]

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