Smile when and if you feel like it

Smile!

Part of having feelings is expressing them. When you’re expressing joy, happiness, contentment, enjoyment, etc. you may smile or laugh. When you’re not feeling those emotions and someone tells you you should be smiling or makes you feel like you should smile, that can be incredibly painful and […]

The 5 Stages of Grieving The Loss of Your Healthy Self When Not All Foods Fit

When I first created this website, I quickly wrote the tagline “Grieve their loss, my friends, and then join me in exploring how to manage when not all foods fit into your life.” I didn’t give it much thought at the time, but I realize now just how much of nutrition counseling deals with grieving different losses. It’s partly about the loss of different food items that can no longer fit into the diet, but on a deeper level it’s about grieving the loss of a former self. This may be the loss of a healthy or sick self. Yes, it’s possible, and so normal, to miss your sick self.