Posts by Sara Best

Turning Off The Tap: Cheat Sheet

So you’re reading my book, Turning Off The Tap: Overcoming The Real Reasons We Overeat, and you want to grab yourself a free copy of the Cheat Sheet I created where I put ALL the action items from each chapter into one place. Excellent! Just put your name and email address into the form below…

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Social Summer: 3 Tricks to Making Good Choices

Summer is hard. Don’t get me wrong; I love the summer. I love being outside, having the windows open and eating my weight in watermelon and strawberries. But I have found that it rivals the holiday season when it comes to challenging our intentions for staying on track with healthy eating and exercise. In fact,…

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Sixteen and a Half Years

I think my phone is trying to tell me that I’m wasting my life. The latest update on my iPhone brought with it a fun new feature called “Screen Time” that tracks the amount of time I spend on my phone each day as well as what apps and features I’m using that time on.…

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My Strange Addiction

I love self-help books. Maybe a little too much. I’m sort of an addict if you want to know the truth. I don’t know if they’re really called “self-help” books these days. I think they prefer to be called “personal development” books now. Whatever you call them, I’m a big fan. I buy them all…

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You don’t have to try harder

I remember talking to a client about her habit of binging on junk food when she worries about her son who is 33 and autistic and currently living in a group home that she’s not happy with.“I know,” she said. “I’ll try harder.”“Don’t try harder,” I told her. “You’ve been trying long enough. Relax a…

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Can you do it anyway?

I hear a lot of excuses. And I say that with absolutely no judgement. We all do this. I have some excellent excuses. I have excuses for why I haven’t finished my book yet, for why I haven’t completely given up eating animal products, for why my house still has way too much clutter, and…

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10 Ways to Live Your Life with More Intention

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” -Henry David Thoreau   One of my biggest personal values is…

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The important life lesson I learned from my GPS

I was shamelessly eavesdropping on two women at the gym yesterday (I totally do that).  One was telling the other about how she’d been doing so well with her diet – had even lost some weight – but then had gone away with her husband to a wedding and totally fallen off the wagon. Before she…

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What the food on your plate really means

The way you think about food is the way you think about everything. If we want to get even more specific, the way you think about food is the way you think about yourself and your relationship with the universe. Your plate is a microcosm. When we believe we need to constantly restrict and control…

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