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Self-Care Holiday Gift Guide 2019

By Alissa Rumsey | December 9, 2019

This holiday season give your loved ones the gift of self-care! I pulled together this self-care holiday gift guide: a list of my favorite clothing items, artwork, tools, and entertainment for starting the new year off in a healthy place physically and mentally. You may even decide to gift one of these to yourself! 🙂 …


10 Books for Improving Your Relationship To Food

By Alissa Rumsey | December 2, 2019

Taking the leap into intuitive eating can feel anything but intuitive at first. Consuming anti-diet content – like books and podcasts – that delve into intuitive eating and the non-diet approach can be really helpful. Here is a list of 10 of the best intuitive eating books to help you integrate the principles of intuitive…


How to Find Body Positive Fitness Options

By Alissa Rumsey | November 25, 2019

When we start to move again for reasons other than weight loss, we may find that we actually enjoy our old types of exercise, or we may find ourselves looking for something that inspires more joy. In this post we’ll talk about what body positive fitness is and tips for finding size-inclusive fitness options online…


Intuitive Eating During the Holidays

By Alissa Rumsey | November 20, 2019

Eating during the holidays can be a source of stress, anxiety, and tension for many. Practicing intuitive eating during the holidays can help ease the tension and help you find more peace and joy with food. Here are six tips for intuitive eating during the holiday season, so you feel more relaxed and at peace. …


How Do Makeup & Beauty Products Relate to Body Image?

By Alissa Rumsey | November 12, 2019

Having a positive body image doesn’t mean that you stop caring about your appearance. But what it means is that you have a choice about which beauty ideals you partake in, and which you don’t. Learn more about the history of body image and beauty ideals and how to redefine what beauty means to you. …


What Does “Healthy Body Image” Mean?

By Alissa Rumsey | October 30, 2019

Having a healthy or positive body image sounds great in theory, but if you’re not 100% clear on what that would actually look like for you, let alone how to get there, you’re not the only one. Before you can have a healthy body image you need to determine what this is for you. Body…


How to Navigate Your Fear of Weight Gain

By Alissa Rumsey | September 27, 2019

Recently I was talking with a new client about intuitive eating, when they said “This sounds great, but what will happen to my weight?”  If this is one of your barriers to learning more about intuitive eating or healing your relationship with food, you are not alone. Having these fears about change in weight or…

What is Body Respect?

What is Body Respect?

By Alissa Rumsey | August 13, 2019

If you struggle with the idea of loving your body and find that it feels like a foreign and unattainable concept, we get it. The true goal is that you start to move from a place of body hatred to a place of body respect so that you can take care of your body both…

24 Benefits of Intuitive Eating

24 Benefits of Intuitive Eating

By Alissa Rumsey | July 23, 2019

Food freedom and a better relationship with food are two of the benefits of intuitive eating…but what do those things mean exactly? Read on for 24 (relatable!) intuitive eating benefits that you can see as you move through this process.  Unlike dieting, learning how to eat intuitively is not measured by pounds lost or inches…

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