When it comes to diets, I have no doubt that you’ve seen it all, done it all, and given your very best efforts and intentions. to. them. ALL.
And I have a feeling you know why you haven’t been able to hold on to your results for very long: because diets don’t work. You know this.
Diets leave you feeling deprived and ultimately, like a failure. I’m guessing you’re ready to be done with all that. I get it.
I see you as brave. Gifted. Thoughtful. And so incredibly ready to claim all that is yours in this gorgeous life.
Please hear this: you don’t need another diet to step into your fullest life.
But you can learn to step in — surefootedly, peacefully, and with clarity — via your relationship with your body image, food, and nourishment.
YOU. Your awakeness is so compelling. You’re tenacious. You don’t give up. (If you had given up somewhere along the way — I mean really given up for good — you wouldn’t be reading this page.) You’re brilliant and so bright.
And yet you’re living really small.
So many people in your life have said to you, be quiet, turn off that light. You’re making us all very uncomfortable with that bold voice, that bright beam. You’ve spent all kinds of energy toning it down.
But your life, gorgeous, is about you, too — not just them. You’ve known this all along.
And so it’s time to do it — turn it on and turn it up.
As your Health Coach, my promise to you is to stand in the vision of your optimal health until you are able to step into it.
|Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. My role is to listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what diet and lifestyle changes are necessary for you, in support of your fullest and brightest future. – Institute for Integrative Nutrition|
Your personalized program will radically improve your health and happiness. Together, we’ll explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of peace and empowerment.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” — Mary Oliver
This is your one precious life. You get to present your best work and your most radiant self to the world — starting this very moment.
I coach because I know how good it feels to be at home in one’s body. I didn’t used to feel this way.
I’m Meg Worden. I’m a writer, a mother, a registered yoga teacher, a former card-carrying food addict (entire wedge of Brie, anyone?), and a woman who has struggled in her own way with loneliness, isolation, desperation, and imprisonment (no, really — go check out my About page sometime). Beyond any literal confines, though, feeling uncomfortable in my own skin, not at home in my body, was the worst kind of confinement I’ve experienced.
I’ve learned that life is a story you write moment by moment. Each choice is a new opportunity to try on something else, something new, something refreshingly real.
The most interesting parts of your story might be the parts you thought you had to hide. The first (and second) marriage nobody knows about. The harsh feelings you stifle. The ways you are afraid. Shame.
What feels to you like the scandal of your life may be the doorway into unexpected beauty. Transforming limiting beliefs into expansive beliefs is only the start of writing your life’s adventure.
Most of my Health Coaching clients can relate to these painful and complicated feelings. How about you?
|“Working with Meg is changing my body and my life. She has become the most important ally I have when it comes to self-care. I am on my way to letting go of over 100 pounds of excess weight, though the results of our work together go beyond my body.When I started working with Meg I’d hit both a physical and emotional rock bottom. To say I was in despair over my health and weight is not an exaggeration. Meg’s loving but direct coaching began to make an impact right away. Meg understands that every client is unique and she immediately began communicating with me in a way could respond to. In the last six months the changes to my life have been profound. Her sound nutritional advice has been a large component, but it goes past that. Meg has helped me form a clear vision of what I want my body and life to feel like in the future. Meg holds my vision and guides me on my path to wellness, but allows me to make my own discoveries along the way. She is firm, but not preachy and while she holds me accountable she doesn’t criticize. Meg is approachable, knowledgeable and is a wonderful teacher. I encourage anyone who recognizes that they are need of support to contact her right away!” – Laura McCullough DeLorme|
To feel at home in our bodies, at home in our lives, we’ve got to get fed. And to truly get fed, we’ve got to get off the plate.
To digest life through a clear channel, we’ve got to allow all of our life to fully feed us.
It’s not about what’s on your plate. And yet, our relationship to food mirrors our relationship to everything.
Feeding yourself should be a joyful, nourishing adventure. It should integrate seamlessly with your lifestyle.
Lovely, luminous you.
So how about it?
Here is how health coaching with Feed Me Darling works:
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means I look at how all areas of your life are connected.
Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat?
Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?
Does boredom with ‘healthy flavors’ lead you to compulsively crave sugary, salty or flavor-rich and nutrition-poor foods — and you give in way more often than feels good?
As we work together, we’ll look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods.
Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that’s flexible, fun, and rewarding.
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance, and health.
You’ll likely experience some or all of these results:
- Lose unwanted weight
- Eradicate cravings (sugar, salt, caffeine)
- Stop self-sabotage
- Increase energy, stamina, and joy
- Improve skin, hair, and nails
- Watch many common health concerns lessen or disappear completely
- Improved digestion
- Start making healthier choices with ease
- Feel fully fed and satisfied after eating healthy meals
- Learn about new foods
- Start cooking more
- Save money on medical bills and restaurants
- Empower yourself with tools to sustain your habits for a lifetime
- Inspire others
Imagine you, feeling your best. Glowing from within. A new lightness of heart, being and body.
The way of eating that will work best for you? That’s what your body already knows — and what you and I are about to find out.
|“Meg is one of those amazing people that makes you feel completely heard and valued right from the start. She makes health feel accessible, simple, and, most importantly, possible. Her spirit and raw honesty put me at ease and made me feel supported at every turn. She’s not the type of health coach that makes you feel like you have to be perfect or you’re letting her down – rather, she helps you embrace your habits and helps you shift your mindset instead. The results were nothing short of transformational. To know Meg is to love Meg. Working with her is one of the very best and most valuable gifts I ahve ever given myself.” – Illana Burk|
Health Coaching is available in 4 thoughtfully designed experiences. One is sure to meet you exactly where you’re ready.
Which experience is best for you right now?
JUST A QUICKIE
Who It’s Great For:
What’s On The Table:
THE 30-DAY SELF STARTER
Who It’s Great For:
6-MONTH IMMERSION ENCOUNTER
Who It’s Great For:
What’s On The Table:
|“Meg Worden’s Feed Me, Darling is more than a health counseling service or a nutrition resource. It’s more interactive than a series of meetings and emails. It’s more innovative than a sharing of recipes. Feed Me, Darling is a platform for highly energized success and realization of your own potential. The reason: Meg Worden energized her life using food, realized her creative potential and wants to help you do the same. Meg recognizes that food is your future, and she’ll equip you with the tools you need to venture unabashedly into it.” — Emily Hutto|
YOUR LUMINOUS YEAR
Who It’s Great For:
|“Meg makes healthy living doable. Instead of feeling like a daunting mountain of things to do, she gives a path that propels me into health. Working with Meg, I’ve lost weight, gained more energy and I just feel really good these days. Just one idea from Meg changed how I sleep, so that I now go to bed, fall asleep easily, and wake up refreshed. That’s made a huge difference in my life!” — Bridget Pilloud|
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s okay to ask questions. Here are some responses to the questions I most often hear from people who are figuring out if health coaching is right for them.
Q: I’m a little scared to tell my family and friends, oh, I contacted this woman on the internet and paid her money so she can help me lose weight. I know I’m ready for this, but I’m also a little worried about what people will think.
A: I understand how jumping in financially with someone you have never met in person can be scary. And weird to tell other people. I am confident that you will find the process way more comfortable once we get started and you are feeling so much better and eating better. One cool thing about the internet is that it allows millions of people (I’m one of them) throughout the world to have more flexibility in where and how they work, and who they get to work with, because they can work from their laptop at home or a coffee shop. It’s a business model that’s getting more popular every day and you might be surprised how many people do it all the time.
Q: I’ve checked out your packages, policies, and procedures, and I’m not sure I need exactly the structure you’re offering. I want more than a quick fix but six months seems like a big jump. Could I try three months? Would you be willing to work out a package especially for me?
A: It is always worth asking because the answer will depend on your unique situation. But I have carefully structured the packages for your success. For example, I don’t offer a three month package, because six months is the scientifically proven time frame for the most sustainable, lasting, long term change. Over and over I see the six month time frame work powerfully for clients. Some people may feel themselves dip or backslide at the three month mark, and then go on to make the really big progress in the last three months because of staying committed the full time. So the time frame is an important piece of the framework and my commitment to your success. I just want to be really clear on what it takes to deliver the results I promise you and the timeframe is an important piece.
Q: I’m in a different timezone (or on a different continent) than you are. Will that be a problem?
A: Nope, not a problem at all. We’ll work it out and find a regular time that’s mutually agreeable. If you’re outside of the continental U.S., Skype is easy and it’s our best bet for free calls from computer-to-computer. And if you’d rather use your phone, international calling charges will apply.
Q: I’ve read your blog posts, I follow you on social media, and I see you have great testimonials from past clients. Is there a way I can get an even better feel for what it would be like to work with you?
A: I’d be glad to have you call me on the phone with you so you can hear my voice and ask any questions you might have about what it all looks like. Or if you would like to chat with another one of my clients, that’s also an option. I have several who would gladly share their health coaching experience with you. I want you to feel as comfortable making this decision as possible. It’s a leap of faith, but it’s also a powerful step towards peace and empowerment.
I want to say this out loud: the reality of this life is that there is no quick fix, no singular, easy solution for anything.
We grow in crazy, divine spirals of forward and backward motion. As long as we keep making an effort, we gain traction.
It’s just a fact that the one element that ensures your success more than any other thing is practice.
If you truly want to succeed, you simply keep trying.
Health Coaching is a space for you to get the powerful support you need to stay focused, and continue the bold journey of living life as your healthiest, highest self.
|“I started working with Meg at a time in my life when I just felt completely exhausted and spent on all fronts. I had nothing left to give anyone, especially myself. Meg has a tremendous gift. Through her unconditional guidance, life experience, and insightful humor, she reminded me how to reconnect to the space that is always right there for me. Remembering how to find this space of joy and purpose is essential to my happiness. In a sense, she led me back to what’s been right there all along. I had just become so disconnected from it, that everything felt overwhelming. Meg understood the essence of what I needed, and she guided me to it. I feel like the Universe connected me with Meg to remind me that with the right guidance and support, we can all be our own answer.” — Sara F.|
The beautiful paradox of true transformation is that as we expand and reduce unnecessary weight and clutter on the inside, we shed what we don’t need on the outside. Healing your relationship with food is just the doorway to living life with more grace, ease, and joy. I want that for you. If you know you’re ready and it’s time to step in, please Say Yes above to the coaching experience that’s best for you today.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. If you are seriously ill, please supplement any nutritional advice with the care of a licensed physician. I am also not a psychologist. While mindful eating makes an important addition to mental health care, it is not a replacement. Peace.
image credits: kevin dooley, via Flickr Creative Commons + meg worden, vintage illustration unknown.