October 9, 2019

At the end of October, my friend and associate Dr. Kelly Donahue will join me in giving a free community talk at the library in Cleveland Park, Washington DC.  In this talk, we will review the 4-S model of health we have created over the last few years. In our model, w...

November 28, 2018

I was trained in a scientist-practitioner model in graduate school. Essentially that means that I was trained first and foremost to understand, create, and implement research. Secondarily I was also trained as a clinician. Ironically, and due to a number of life factor...

September 12, 2018


September 7, 2018

Recently, my friends and colleagues Michelle O'Brien MA, LGPC, Kelly Donahue, PhD, NTC, and I have had the exciting opportunity to develop and implement a continuing education course for personal trainers. Our first stop was our local Crunch Gym, located in Friendship...

September 4, 2018

I am excited to share

my second blog post for the #OBSM tweetchat held the second Sunday of each month. This month's topic is negative self talk.  You can read my blog post here http://obsmchat.org/blogDetail/22/september-2018-obsm-chat-how-you-talk-to-yourself-matters-...

June 1, 2018

First, there is a biological component to the sleep/weight connection. Through various hormones, including most famously Leptin and Ghrelin, our bodies work best when they are rested. When we have poor sleep, Leptin (the hormone that tells our body we are "full,") is l...

September 18, 2017

This post was originally published on Allies for Health here: http://alliesforhealth.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-psychology-of-obesity-working.html

Our healthcare system is failing people with obesity. Yet rather than viewing the obesity epidemic as a failure of the system...

December 31, 2016

This post was originally published in the Your Weight Matters Magazine (YWM), the official magazine for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). 

December 31st marks that wonderful time of year when millions of people ring in the New Year with confetti and party hats.  Wheth...

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