Intuition

Moving Back into Your Body

4/29/15 | 48 Comments

During every yoga class I leave space for students to guide themselves through any movement their body is requesting, even if it doesn’t resemble a familiar yoga pose. We come back to this intuitive movement several times in class, and it’s the last thing we do before relaxing in savasana, corpse pose. Every once in …Read More

Am I Eating Right? (with free food log!)

3/10/15 |

When I speak to health-concerned clients, the most common complaint I hear is a sense of overwhelm, confusion and irritation about knowing what or what not to eat. It makes sense. We all want to feel well, live a long time, achieve our goals and avoid terrible diseases, so the media messages that challenge our choices hit us in …Read More

Soft Bellies and Winter

2/24/15 |

I’ve been thinking about the extra bit of softness and roundness some of us experience in our bodies in the cooler months. I was having some fun with this article idea and googling things like “natural winter weight gain” and predictably finding a sea of articles with tips to combat, fight, and otherwise wage war …Read More

Feel-Good Lifestyle Changes

2/17/15 |

February is one of the best times of year to get a machine at the gym. About 40% of the New Year’s resolution crowd has already lost steam, leaving far less demand for the stair climber and plenty of parking spots out front. Even though we may start the year with the best intentions, the …Read More

Delight in Romantic Eating (no partner required)

2/13/15 |

Whether you’re flying solo or with another this Valentine’s Day, a deep and resonant pleasure awaits. Mindful eating is a gift that can fill the heart, nourish the the body and banish discomfort, not to mention being a powerful tool in the lifelong journey of healthy eating. As you plan what to eat today, or …Read More

Releasing the Burden of “Shoulds” and “Wants”

12/4/14 |

December can be a lovely month full of delicious flavors, connection with people we care about, and those sweet, sweet vacation days. The excitement and busy-ness of the holiday season can easily displace our center in the here and now, as we pack extra obligations into our already full schedules and accumulate more belongings. This …Read More

Navigating a Food Break-up

10/17/14 |

Many of us have been on a series of roller coaster rides following popular dietary trends. We buy a ticket, follow the rules carefully, then set about riding bold new behaviors toward our hopes of sleeker physiques or deeper wellbeing. Some changes stick, but more often than not, the changes we achieve are temporary, even if they seem to be …Read More

Engage Your Senses when You Eat or Cook

9/19/14 |

I can eat an entire meal in one minute.  I am like a prize fighter of gobbling food. This talent has come in handy when I’m living life at full speed.  Who needs utensils?  Who has time to break for lunch?  Who wants to deal with eating slowly while keeping the toddler at the table?  My habit says, …Read More

What IS Body Positivity, Anyway?

9/1/14 |

Our work at Grow Well is shaped by several powerful movements for happier and healthier living. The body positive movement inspires us because we echo the call for greater self and body acceptance. Read below to learn more. How important is your physical appearance to how you feel about yourself?  That’s a tricky question to …Read More