Intuitive Eating: A Practice

Written By: Erin Smith

January 22, 2020

Here is what intuitive eating looks like in practice. Set aside a time to eat a meal alone at a table. Silence your phone. Take ten to get into your body, counting ten deep, intentional breaths. Now look at your food. Really look at it, as if you are a scientist seeing this particular food for […]

Intuitive Eating

Written By: Erin Smith

January 22, 2020

I have been a wellness coach for over a decade, but I no longer offer nutritional coaching. It took me a really long time to transition from a weight loss focus to one of intuitive eating. Clients wanted to lose weight. They wanted a “plan.” And while there are some metrics that I believe are […]

Altruism and the Village of the Damned

Written By: Erin Smith

January 15, 2020

In 1665, the Black Death was sweeping across Europe. In northern England, in a small town called Eyam, a tailor received some cloth he had ordered from London. He shook out the cloth and hung it to dry, intending to make clothes for an upcoming religious festival. What he didn’t – couldn’t – know was […]

The Golden Buddha

Written By: Erin Smith

January 10, 2020

Around 1767, the Burmese army attacked a monastery in Bangkok. They slaughtered all the monks and broke every relic, leaving intact only a single clay statue of Buddha that was too tall and heavy to topple. Fast forward to 1955, when a new group of Thai monks were tasked with relocating the clay Buddha to […]

The Other Place

Written By: Erin Smith

January 8, 2020

Spoiler Alert! This piece hinges on my favorite episode of The Twilight Zone called A Nice Place to Visit. You can stream season one, episode 28 if you want to watch it for yourself before you read on. Sorry about the spoiler. Do you remember the episode of The Twilight Zone called A Nice Place […]

A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep

Written By: Erin Smith

December 16, 2019

So it is said that the Goddess Sati awoke famished and weak from a yearlong meditation and asked her husband Shiva to bring her a meal. Shiva, the God of Death and Destruction, refused. He reminded her that she took an oath to be the householder and menial tasks like cooking were beneath him. Sati, […]