Coaches’ Blog

Imagine what you could create…

My mission and my passion is helping people transform their relationship with food, because I know that when they do, they have more energy, they are more present and productive in all aspects of their life, and they are able to step into a joyful experience. I know this because this is my story. You see, I used to have a very toxic relationship with food. I struggled through many years of dieting. I was […]

The Paradox of Change: why rushing to get there slows us down

The desire to change is natural – we grow up, mature, our circumstances change, we learn stuff and want to apply it to our lives, so we can live better and be happier. We make huge efforts to transform into better versions of ourselves. We envision how much better we’d feel if we accomplished certain results – if we had more money, if our bodies looked better, if we got that dream job. We condition […]

Can You Live With the Possible?

What does your relationship with discomfort look like? Does it lead you to some unhealthy habits? If those questions make you cringe a little bit, that’s normal. I used to love playing it safe. Saving every penny. Settling in my relationships and jobs, being “fine” with accepting less. I have post-traumatic stress from a childhood incident. My mom has mental health issues and after my father passed away unexpectedly in 2007, I was 23 and […]

Use Your Best China

Think about the meals you eat at home. Do you eat your dinner on the couch? Do you consume your breakfast while preparing for the day? Do you forgo crockery to save the washing up and eat straight from the saucepan? Now, think about when you have guests over. How is your table set? Do you pull out grandma’s special tablecloth? Do you bring out linen napkins or those napkin rings you love, but never […]

How You Finally Lose Weight

How’d you finally lose the weight you ask…Well I Finally Stopped Trying For over 40 years of my life on this magnificent planet, I was on a diet. I body shamed myself into more diets than honestly, I think are even out there. Back in the day, I was a human points calculator. Obsessing about how many points I was over most days and critiquing my unsuccessful, frustrating dieting day lulled me to sleep every […]

Beyond the Plate: The Practice of Using Food as Inspiration

My relationship with food resembles an extreme roller coaster. I’ve struggled with excruciatingly painful emotional eating since I was about 13. Food has had a central role in my life since I can remember, it controlled and impacted my mind and behavior for a very long time. Food was my escape. Or so I thought. I realized way too late that food was never the problem, it was the perceived solution to problems in other […]

The Magic of Mind Body Nutrition and Eating Psychology

I grew up very skinny and ate every junk food within my reach without any considerable weight gain, until I had my first child. Only then did I realize I could not fit into my clothes any longer. My journey of appropriate weight for me began as I tried every diet possible with little or no results. Soon enough, I finally learnt about the elimination diet and took out the food I was allergic to […]

Finding Peace in Trauma and Uncertainty

I live in a body I honor and respect. I have a healthy and transformed relationship with my body and myself. Taking great pride in the journey that is my life, today I give grateful thanks for my human form that has been magnificently created. I appreciate all that I have, and I remind myself that I have so much. I have lived on three separate continents. South Africa, Hong Kong and Israel. In 2004, […]

The Practice of Eating

One of the quotes that I learned during the IPE Coach Certification Training that resonated with me was: “How we eat is just as important as what we eat.” Before I heard this saying, I was consumed by nutrition facts and was obsessed with only eating foods that I had decided were “good” for me and felt awful about myself when I slipped and ate foods that I decided were “bad” for me. How I […]

The Life-Changing Magic Of Slowing Up

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an energetic and busy person. I played three sports in high school, was in all the honors classes, barrelled through my Bachelor’s degree in record time, traveled as much as possible upon graduating, moved, and was constantly pushing myself onto the next thing. This was my life for so many years. However, just how Life tends to do, it got my attention in a big way, […]

The Heart and Soul of Eating Psychology (It’s about so much more than food!)

I never in a million years imagined the magnitude of the soul journey I would embark on when I signed up to complete a certificate in Eating Psychology Coaching, uncovering all of the non-food related matters I need to attend to in my life. In so many ways, this deep inner self-work is not for the faint of heart, but ultimately it’s what we need to do if we truly want to reach a place […]

Sharing is Caring

At this phase in my life, it’s really important to me to share the gifts of Mind Body Nutrition and Eating Psychology. This program literally changed my life in so many ways, and I know there are many people out there who need me in their ears; as the Institute has been in mine since 2013. As a Mind Body Eating Coach, I feel like I have a duty to share everything I know with […]

At Home in My Own Skin

Growing up is not easy. There wasn´t really a place where I felt at home since my family moved twice before I entered school. My body could also not be called a home because she seemed to betray me. I was a highly sensitive child, born with atopic dermatitis, if lucky then only itching during the nights. Very early on I developed lots of allergies. Especially being told to be allergic to all my favorite […]

A Peaceful Approach

As I approach my forties, I am thankful to be where I am at this stage of my life. I am at peace. Of course, there will always be challenges in life but knowing that these challenges makes us grow and evolve makes me drop into that place of peace inside me. I have always felt guided and protected by a powerful force and that feels very safe. Fear is what I grew up feeling […]

Why haven’t your resolutions work… yet?

Have you noticed the humongous increase in chronic illness? The U.S Department of health mentions that by 2020 there will be 3 overweight people for every 4. In what group would you like to be? Think about how nowadays we have MORE medical science than ever, all are one click away from a free keto-meal plan a Yoga session, 10 day cleanse or from learning almost about any topic… and still we have MORE SICK […]

Waking Up

As I enter my early 40s, I’ve come to realise that personal transformation comes from our ability to live in our truth. When we’re able to tune into who we really are, what we really want, and we’re willing to see what’s getting in the way of us stepping fully into our power, that’s when we’ll be inspired to change. When we know who we are, the light and the dark, we’re awake. We’re no […]

Finding Your New Journey

I used to be out of control when it came to food. It showed in my weight, especially in my face, and I felt uncomfortable. So much for going to college by the beach! These days I can say that I have come to a place where I understand my body and what it needs to be healthy and strong. That doesn’t mean that I only eat salads or that I don’t eat cake, it […]

When Oprah Speaks

Everybody listens. We all know she’s tried every diet under the sun, and exercised herself into a sweaty heap at times. Apparently at Oprah’s heaviest she tipped the scales at 107.5kg – something I can relate to as I was 103kg at my heaviest many years ago. As Oprah’s weight struggles played out publicly, we shared her frustrations as we battled through our own bodies of shame and pain. It was always about us failing, […]

My Story

I never struggled with my weight growing up and could always eat what I wanted. I was never restricted and enjoyed a large variety of junk food until I discovered a gluten sensitivity and several Autoimmune challenges as an older adult. Suddenly, I had to go from never eating a vegetable to eating only vegetables and grass-fed meat on an elimination diet – my first diet ever. Taking gluten out of my life made me […]

You are the Nutritionist of the Future

Yes you. When you’ve spent a lifetime giving your power away to scales, diets and nutritional facts, it sounds impossible that you can become your own best nutritionist now or anytime in the future. But if there’s one thing this work has taught me, it’s that lasting freedom comes from that journey back to yourself. No amount of nutritional science knows your heart, your life or food preferences. Nobody knows you like you, yet we […]

My Story

I was always interested in nutrition & started studying in 1983 but my dream was put on hold due to financial issues. I took a ‘safe’ job with the Australian Government. 26 years later my first turning point occurred when I left that job after the sudden death of my husband. It was 2006 before I rekindled my dream & began part time study. After my husband died I took time off to grieve but […]

Coming Home

I look at my relationship with food and body and my own personal struggles, successes and growth as a continuous search for home. Home being, at the most basic level, the body I inhabit, the swirling thoughts, feelings and beliefs that form how I show up in the world and how I build and nurture my relationship with myself and others. Creating a safe space to call home, in this world of perfectionism and body […]

Finding the Joy in Living

I spent years and years stuck in my thoughts, living a mental life of turmoil as I went through multiple eating disorders. Everyday I would think obsessively about what I was going to eat, where I was going to eat, when I would work out and then when I would work out after that. I had little to no time for friends and often would say no to events due to my inability to workout […]

Freedom

I’m not going to list the ways to describe myself in a negative way. I’m sure the list would be longer than the positive one. Why? Experts say that negative thoughts come to us much more often than positive ones. It was recently revealed to me that I didn’t have to listen to those negative thoughts. I don’t have to believe the thoughts that cause uncomfortable feelings? Wow! How do I do that? It is […]

Lean In To What Feels Good

When I think about what’s most meaningful to me in this phase of my life when it comes to food, body, eating psychology, personal health, personal development, etc. – it’s the idea of trusting myself and my decisions. I found IPE in the midst of binge and emotional eating in 2013, desperately looking for the answers. I had already quit my corporate job, completed a yoga teacher training, put my primary relationship on hold, etc. […]

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