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Karen S. Healthy Living Professional

Washington, District of Columbia
Karen Schachter is a licensed clinical social worker & certified nutrition counselor who works with women who want to have a healthier relationship with food & in turn, improve their nutrition, improve their mood & energy, decrease their cravings and just generally enjoy life more... Full Bio
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WHO’S A BETTER MOM?: 5 Tips to Help You Stop Judging Yourself So You Can Step Into Your Own... by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Who’s the best mom? Does she stay home with her kids or work out in the world? Does she bake cookies or buy tofu? Does she have a perfectly clean house and all her photo ... Read on »
LETTING GO OF FEAR SO YOUR DAUGHTER CAN FLY! by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating What does a huge water slide have to do with raising a healthy, strong, self-confident girl? Well, recently, I had the chance to share the joy, thrill, and FEAR of wat ... Read on »
Lessons from the High Wire (Or: What Does a Zip-Line Have to Do With Your Life?) by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This past weekend at the Mom-Daughter Retreat at Madeira School, I had the exciting opportunity to experience myself, and witness 11 girls and their moms, face the challen ... Read on »
Is Your Daughter’s “NICENESS” Interfering with Her Self-Esteem??? by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This morning, after yet ANOTHER day stuck inside because of the snowfall, my daughter asked me to play WII with her. (She has recently re-discovered it and it’s been a gr ... Read on »
How your “inner bitch” can help you gain energy and eat healthier! by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Of all the complaints I hear most in my practice (besides wanting to lose weight or help their daughter do so) is “I’m SO tired. I have NO time for myself.  I’m overwhelme ... Read on »
Desire and Donuts by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In a culture that tends to value girls and women for how they look (rather than how they feel); over-markets “fast” (and fake) foods; and over-emphasizes quick fixes to ... Read on »
Food is not love…or is it??! by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating “Candy is not love!” is an expression I have been known to belt out when my children are begging for sweets as if their world depended on it. In those moments it seems as ... Read on »
The 5 Love Gremlins, by Heather Gray (www.soulfilledlife.com) by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating How’s the romance with YOURSELF going? Are you giving yourself the OXYGEN first?  We all know that a healthy romance actually starts with You. Did you know that th ... Read on »
Are You Driven By Desire? by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Are you driven by desire? Or is it fear, or maybe shame, or maybe a bunch of “shoulds” that rule your world? It’s the middle of January and as you’re probably aware – or m ... Read on »
Shocking Advice for 2011 by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating “SHOCKING” Advice For 2011 BRACE YOURSELF. If you do nothing else to prepare for the coming of 2011 promise me right now that you’ll read EVERY WORD of this article. ... Read on »
October Mom-Daughter Retreat by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating October 14, 2010 Ok, fair warning: Watching this video could cause serious cravings! Cravings for time away, conn ... Read on »
Food for Thought – Kale by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you’ve been reading my newsletter for a while, you may know I am a kale fanatic. Why? Because it’s one of the most nutrient-dense veggies on the planet, and most of us ... Read on »
My Thighs Are Fat…and Other Female Fat Phobias by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As she was sitting on the toilet and I was reading to her, my daughter paused, looked down at her legs and then looked up at me. “My thighs are fat,” she announced, as ... Read on »
Attention Moms of 9-11 Year Old Girls! by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It’s retreat time again!  The next mom-daughter retreat, for 9-11 year old girls and their moms, will be held in October.  Two spots have already been grabbed which means ... Read on »
Fennel Avocado Salad! by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating One of my favorites… enjoy! Read on »
It’s Hot! Cool Down With These Healthy Treats by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Cool down this summer with some ice cold treats! SUMMER TIME TREATS Raspberry, banana and peach smoothie From Juices and Smoothies by Suzannah Oliver and Joann ... Read on »
Clear Your Body, Clear Your Mind by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating People like “stuff.” We tend to hold onto it year after year. We save, and eventually stock up on, things we don’t know what to do with anymore. Maybe we keep things bec ... Read on »
Eat WELL on Vacation! by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Like everyone, I love vacations! My life here is pretty wonderful, but somehow being away from home (no lunches to pack, no errands to run, and almost no schedule to adhe ... Read on »
Lets Talk About Coffee… by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The Coffee Conundrum I love coffee. There’s just something  about the smell of fresh coffee as its brewing, and the taste of that first sip, and then, th ... Read on »
Tuning Into Your Body to Support Your Health and Yourself by Karen S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Dahlia Yoskowitz Tuning in to our bodies, finding our voices and standing up for what we want can lead us on the path towards truly knowing and valuing ourselv ... Read on »