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Mindfulness and Gratitude; A Video Gift

Mindfulness and gratitudeI spend the majority of my days teaching emotional management and mindfulness skills…to people who wish to stop using “food thoughts” to go mindless and numb. And, to support my own recovery from living life on autopilot; disconnected from my own thoughts and feelings, I write a brief gratitude list every day. So, I tend to think of myself as pretty mindful.

Then, Diane, one of my clients, sent me this video. She learned about it from a friend who is battling cancer. I watched…I cried…and I realized I’m still on autopilot much of the time…and that it is within my power to change my degree of mindfulness.

With gratitude (thank you Diane!), I now pass this on to you. It’s a lovely six minute film by Louie Schwartzberg that I hope will impact how you, too, define and create “a good day”.


I’m Ellen Shuman, a mindful human in process! I’m also a pioneer in the field of binge eating disorder recovery; a Coach who specializes in helping people overcome binge eating, binge eating disorder, emotional eating, compulsive eating, and food addiction. I founded A Weigh Out Life Coaching & Members’ Circle and Acoria Binge Eating Disorder Treatment (1993-present). I also served as President of the Binge Eating Disorder Association, 2011/2012, and Co-Founder  the Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on “Health at Every Size”,, 513-321-4242.

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I have worked in the Wellness Field for 30 years. I created an Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program way before most people knew BED was an eating disorder, NOT a “willpower” issue. Personally, I suffered for years before finding answers and the help I needed and deserved! I became a Coach in 1997 to help others who were still suffering as I had. I love being a Coach!


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