Joyful Eating Toolkit
On this page, I’ve listed some tools I’ve used in healing my own relationship with food and my body. I hope, in addition to my writings, these resources assist you on your journey to forming an intuitive and joyful relationship with food and your body. Enjoy!
Mindfulness & Awareness
Practices to increase your awareness and dissolve limiting beliefs.
The Joyful Eating Guided Body Scan Meditation
A guided body scan meditation to relax your body, quieten your mind and heighten your five-sense awareness. Download MP3 File or listen to it on Youtube.
The University of San Diego Centre for Mindfulness
On this site are a range of Mindful Resources including Guided Audio & Video. I particularly recommend the 25 minute body scan that can help you become more present in your body and relaxed, rather than distracted with the thoughts in your mind that contribute to stress.
Body Scan & Mindful Meditations
I have a Pinterest Board of some of my favourite body scan and mindful meditation videos and audio.
Escape in a Novel
Escape in a novel and maybe find yourself.
I find reading others’ stories (fiction or non-fiction) can help me uncover beliefs about myself, which is my intention with the novels I have written, and continue to write.
I also share some books I have enjoyed and have changed my self-perception on Pinterest. Let me know if there are any other titles you think I should add or would recommend I read.
Move your body in ways that make you feel energised, flexible and strong, respects your body’s abilities and that you enjoy.
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Yoga with Kassandra
This is my go to movement when I feel I need the guidance of an instructor and variety.
Kassandra provides an online experience that emulates going to a class ranging from 10-60 minutes. She teaches flowing sequences and relaxing yin yoga for the absolute beginner to the advanced yogi. I highly recommend these videos for starting a regular yoga practice.
Joyful Movement & Yoga
I have a Pinterest Board where I share some of my favourite online classes
Relationship with Food
Roth G. 2000. Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything. Scribner, New York.
Satter E. 2011. Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How to Cook. Kelcy Press, New York. I’d highly recommend this book if you are interested in supporting your children, or children you work with, to form or maintain an intuitive approach to eating. You may also check out the online resources at the Ellyn Satter Institute.
Tribole E, Resch E. 2012. Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works. St. Martin’s Griffin, New York.
Tribole E, Resch E. 2017. The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food. New Harbinger Publications, Oakland.
Costin C, Grabb G. 2011. 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience. W.W. Norton & Company, New York.
Argus W.S., Apple R.F. 2007. Overcoming Eating Disorders: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder (Treatments That Work). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Embracing the Now and Releasing Sabotaging Thoughts
Brown B. 2014. I thought it was just me (but it isn’t): telling the truth about perfectionism, inadequacy, and power. Gotham Books, New York.
Katie B. 2003. Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. Three Rivers Press, New York.
Tolle E. 2004. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Namaste Publishing, Vancouver.
Tolle E. 2008. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. Penguin, London.
Hawkins D.R. 2015. Healing and Recovery. Hay House, California.
Stanton M. 2006. The Timeless World: Debunk your fears and Discover Heaven on Earth. Starburst Publishing, Adelaide.
Stanton M. 2009. Selling in the Zone: Stress Free Success in Sales. Tish’n Enigma Books, South Australia.