An excerpt from This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide We saw it in the window of a store on a side street in San Francisco: the piece of clothing for which I’d been waiting without knowing I’d been waiting. “Come and be enthralled,” it whispered. “Let my fringes anoint you.” I slipped into the floor-length […]
The million-dollar answer to the question of why weight loss is so difficult to maintain, is that along with the exaltation of being thin come less positive feelings. The lightness that accompanies an unencumbered body feels vulnerable. And if we’ve used our weight in any way, even unconsciously, to keep us safe, the joy of weight loss can be overlaid by a wash of terror. READ MORE
Thursday’s live call with Geneen –- Why Weight: Eating to Thrive (and What Stops You) — was so powerful. We talked about moving from deprivation to choosing foods you love because you love how you feel when you eat them. We explored many core beliefs about losing weight, feeling vulnerable and the swing to bingeing. And we talked about how best to feed what makes you most alive. Because many of you were not able to join Geneen live (or would like to hear the call again), we have made the recording available streaming online until MIDNIGHT, Thursday, April 19th. LISTEN HERE
An excerpt from This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide My friend Dave (quoting from multiple sources) once told me that “A friend is someone you call when you need to move. A good friend is someone you call when you need to move a body.” My friend Isabel is the body-moving kind of friend. […]
An excerpt from This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide In the end, the point of losing weight is not to lose weight. It’s not to get into a pair of size six jeans, eat chocolate every day, or have cantaloupe buns. Which isn’t to say that any or all of these aren’t sublime […]
The amount of energy we as women spend trying to fix our bodies (or ourselves) could run a nuclear plant. There’s so much light and aliveness, so much power bound up into the weight issue that once released, we could do anything, everything — and we could use our voices to transform the troubling times we live in. This master class is about redefining power, about using your inherent radiance and life force to transform your view of what’s possible — and to take out that into the rest of your life.
The master class is FREE for everyone who orders my new book This Messy Magnificent Life (or has already ordered one) by May 4th. ENROLL NOW.
I am thinking of this tour as the Celebrate the Goodness Tour. Celebrate joy, sanity, clarity, and how the messiness of our daily life is the direct doorway to magnificence itself. I’ll be talking about this at all the events, as well as reading from my new book. Come, come come! I want to see you, meet you, hear from you. For all the dates, locations and more, CLICK HERE.
that most people aren’t asking about why weight loss is so difficult to maintain, is that along with the exaltation come less positive feelings. The lightness that accompanies an unencumbered body feels vulnerable. And if we’ve used our weight in any way, even unconsciously, to keep us safe, the joy of weight loss can be overlaid by a wash of terror. In my experience, the unspoken reason that people don’t maintain their weight loss is that they might not want to be thinner more than they want to stay protected or hidden. READ MORE
May 15-20, 2018
What happens at a retreat — when you are away from your day-to-day life — is an unfolding that cannot happen or would take years longer to happen otherwise. After a few days, the membrane that separates you from yourself and your deepest longings begins to dissolve … and you move into the life you long for.
… And Christmas Present The truth about these holidays is that someone’s balloon will always get a pin stuck in it (and sometimes, like I was, you’re the one doing the sticking). During that 6-week season, we can also count on being lonely, sad, or depressed. Not just because we indulge in comparisons with the […]
Ahhh, the holidays are here again. A time steeped in an impossible mixture of nostalgia for a childhood Christmas or Hanukkah that may — or may not — have been real. The blazing fires, the cherub-cheeked children, the twinkling lights. The family gatherings! The hope that this year the holidays will be […]
My friend Bree stopped by as I was cooking my new concoction: green soup. I am not known for my wizardry in the kitchen so throwing kale, broccoli, chard, string beans, and peas in a pot with hot water, blending them together and adding salt and butter (note: lots of butter otherwise it tastes like […]
I love that Time magazine’s person of the year is “the silence breakers:” the women who spoke up, the women who started the #metoo movement, and let’s include all of us who are beginning to speak up, reclaim our bodies, break the cycle of harshness and judgment by the way we treat and speak to ourselves.
It’s Christmas and I am 10 years old. I want a tree. I want the twinkling lights, the angel at the top, the presents at the bottom. But my mother say no. We are Jewish and Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah, not Christmas. Think of it this way, she says: You get seven nights of presents, and people who celebrate Christmas only get one morning. READ MORE
In addition to the long-overdue #MeToo movement, another piece of unraveling misogyny is to realize that many of us unknowingly treat our bodies with the same harshness, shame and contempt that they were shown. But once we see this—and I have never met a woman, not in the tens of thousands I’ve met and worked with who cherishes her body or treats it with a modicum of kindness—we can create different patterns of behavior in our brains, in our relationships, and how we talk to ourselves. Start the red string project. WATCH VIDEOS
When I was younger (well, really, until two years ago), the ordinary sounded boring. Just the word “ordinary” made me feel cranky, as if I was being sentenced to a lifetime of wearing faded brown muumuus that could fit my aunt Lucy, my cousin Poppy, and me. I wanted big success, big love, big highs […]
During this powerful two-part audio, Geneen also introduces the beginning, middle, and end of her work, including the “Aunt in the Attic” (the Voice), the Seven Steps to Freedom with Food (the Eating Guidelines), Ghost Children, and more
During Geneen’s call last week, she discussed the myth of niceness and offered practical steps to saying “No” and stopping the bully inner critic. To listen to a recording of this powerful hour, click here.
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