Manifesto
  • I believe that the pursuit of weight loss is a behavior that comes from the shame we feel that our bodies don’t fit within what is considered ideal.

  • I believe that our focus on perfect health is causing us to lose connection with our body’s internal wisdom.

  • I believe there no good or bad foods.  All foods should be emotionally equal and when we label foods in good versus bad terms, we internalize that label which leads us to either praising or shaming our eating habits.

  • I believe that weight stigma is trauma for those living in larger bodies. 

  • I believe that all bodies deserve safe spaces and respectful healthcare.  

  • I believe that we can not talk about health and weight unless we also talk about patriarchy, feminism, race, class and access to services

  • I believe that we need to change how we talk about bodies with each other.  We need to learn how to share our vulnerability around our body image and that through that connection, we can begin to heal.

  • I believe that each body has it’s own story and that my job is to do more listening and learning than teaching or telling.

  • I believe that no positive behavior change starts with someone saying, “You should….”

  • I believe that Body Trust® is your birthright.

  • I believe that self-compassion, curiosity and empathy are needed for healing our relationship with food and our bodies.

  • I believe that healing is possible for all of us.