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Eating Disorder Awareness Week: The Answer To Everything Is On Your Plate

(11) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 8:42 AM

Since this is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I wanted to say something about the connection between eating disorders and spirituality.

Those of us who are utterly focused on food and weight never consider that we are ignoring the most obvious solution. We tell ourselves that the answer is Out...

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: I Want To Be A Hot Fudge Sundae

(3) Comments | Posted February 23, 2010 | 1:45 PM

It's never been true, not anywhere at anytime, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit is dependent on a number on a scale. We are unrepeatable beings of light and space and water who need these physical vehicles to get around, and when we start defining ourselves...

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What I Learned About Eating And Living From Abraham Lincoln

(42) Comments | Posted February 12, 2010 | 8:41 AM

A few months ago, my husband gave me Team of Rivals -- Doris Kearns Goodwin' s book about Abraham Lincoln. I've never been a history buff, and I wasn't particularly interested in Lincoln (which I realize is terribly un-American) and so I dismissed the book as one of those spousal-gifts,...

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How To Avoid Binge Eating During The Holidays

(23) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 1:21 PM

We enter the holiday season with unreal expectations of gladness, blazing fires and ruddy cheeks. But when it doesn't turn out that way, we often turn to-yup, you guessed it -- food.

The most painful thing about using food to comfort ourselves during the holidays (or any other time) is...

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What I Gained by Losing in Madoff

(11) Comments | Posted January 7, 2009 | 6:32 PM

I was standing in my kitchen wondering what I was going to have for lunch when my friend Taj called.


"Sit down," she said.


I thought she was going to tell me she had just gotten the haircut from hell. I laughed, said, "it can't be that...

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