How to Host a Body Positive Event


I originally wrote this post for ASDAH’s Health at Every Size® Blog.

Earlier this year, I helped to plan and host an event: Health at Every Size®: LIVE! A morning of joyful movement and interactive presentations. The goals of the event were to spread awareness of the HAES approach and to raise money for the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). The event planning was demanding, but at the same time, it was a tremendously rewarding experience. In this step-by-step guide, I share my personal experiences in planning a body positive event. I hope that readers can benefit from my lessons learned and perhaps be inspired to host their own events.  Continue reading

Client testimonial


Yay! Scale by Marilyn Wann

My very first Health at Every Size® client gave me permission to share her story.  She wrote this testimonial a few months ago, five years after our first consult.   Continue reading

Nutrition Podcasts


Recently, I started listening to podcasts on my iPhone.  I love being able to learn while walking along the river, driving in my car, or doing chores.

If you haven’t listened to podcasts before, it’s really easy.  You probably already have the podcast app on your iPhone.  All you have to do is search for a podcast and subscribe.

One podcast I enjoy, the Nutrition Matters Podcast, had mentioned Health at Every Size® (HAES) a few times, but had yet to dive deep into the topic.  I reached out the the podcast host, and she invited me to be on the show.  The episode was published last week.

Check it out!

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My e-book is out! Purchase your copy of 5-Minute Meals today.


I am thrilled to announce the release of my first e-book, 5-Minute Meals.  This has been a project of mine for a couple of years now.

I love food and enjoy cooking, but I don’t want to spend all of my free time in the kitchen. I’d rather be outdoors, playing tennis or relaxing with friends. I realized that many of my clients felt the same way. So I decided to write this book, to share my favorite quick-and-easy recipes with the world.   Continue reading

Brain Over Binge 

Brain Over Binge

After six years of chronic bingeing and purging, Kathryn Hansen stopped her eating disorder independently and abruptly, using the power of her own brain.

I recently heard Kathryn’s story while listening to the Nutrition Matters podcast. Her story was powerful and her approach to recovery sounded compelling. She also sounded very bright, and she supported her ideas with research. So, I purchased and read her book, Brain Over Binge, to learn more.   Continue reading

Health at Every Size®: LIVE! this Saturday

Learn how to enhance your health through body positivity and compassionate self-care. Join me for Health at Every Size®: LIVE this Saturday, May 21 at McKinley Park.

We have an amazing panel of body positive guest speakers lined up, including Connie Sobczak, co-founder of The Body Positive and author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical inner voice!)  Her presentations have been described as life-changing.

Here are the top 5 reasons to attend this event:

  1. Reclaim your health
  2. Learn to practice intuitive self-care
  3. Cultivate self-love
  4. Declare your own authentic beauty
  5. Build a body positive community

(These are the core competencies of the Be Body Positive Model.)

Did you know that I was on TV?  Watch me explain the Health at Every Size® approach during my four minutes of fame:

Nicole Presents “Brain Training: Cultivating Body Respect”

brain train

Do you want to feel more comfortable and confident? More relaxed, joyful, and present in the world? Your thoughts about your body can shape the way you feel. Instead of fighting to change your body, learn to change the way you think.

Registered dietitian Nicole Geurin returns to Train Hard or Go Home for the final presentation of her 3-part series on Health at Every Size.  Continue reading