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Brain over Binky: Childhood Habits, and Letting Go of Harmful Behaviors without Drama

*Originally posted on May 1 , 2011. Updated and re-published on July 23, 2019 (My little boy I wrote about here is almost 13!)   My four-year-old son gave up sucking his “binky” (pacifier) a couple weeks ago. We had already reduced his use of it during the day, but he was still very attached […]... Read More
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Episode 55: What a “Simple” Approach to Binge Eating Recovery Means (And What it Doesn’t Mean!)

In Episode 55, Kathryn explains why she uses the word “simple” to describe the Brain over Binge approach.  You’ll learn that a “simple” approach is not the same as a “just quit” approach.  At the end of the episode, you’ll learn about getting more guidance in recovery from the upcoming Brain over Binge 8-Week Course. […]... Read More
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Are You Still Acting on Urges to Binge? Tips for Binge Eaters who are Struggling in Recovery, PART 1

*updated June 1, 2019 This post and the next one will be for those of you who are having a difficult time letting the urges pass rather than acting on them. I’ve heard from many women and men who understand the Brain over Binge approach and know they have the ability to avoid binges, but […]... Read More
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Episode 43: Q&A: Binge Urges are Too Persistent / Confusion about How to Finally Recover

In Episode 43, Kathryn address a question with two parts. The first part addresses what to do when it feels like the urges last too long, and you feel like you need to binge just to make them go away. The second part explains how to move forward when you feel confused about how to […]... Read More
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Episode 42: The Power of Mindfulness in Binge Eating Recovery: Interview with Fernanda (Life on Tellus)

In Episode 42, Kathryn interviews Fernanda, from Life on Tellus, about using mindfulness to help end binge eating and find freedom around food. Fernanda discusses how she used mindfulness and meditation in her own recovery, and how she teaches those skills to the people she coaches. This conversation dives into some of the science behind mindfulness […]... Read More
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Overeating, Part III: Practice Thankfulness

When I was planning out this blog series on overeating, I envisioned this third and final post to be a little different (see Part I and Part II). I thought I would share some practical tips for conquering any problematic overeating you may have after binge eating stops, but this week I was inspired to take this post […]... Read More
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Overeating, Part II: Don’t Overdo Self-Control

(This is the second post in my blog series on overeating. You can find Part I here. ) To recover from binge eating, you are not aiming for heroic control of everything you put in your mouth; and this is very important when it comes to discussing overeating. Ending binge eating is not about ending all […]... Read More