Hey hi hello! My name is Kari, and I’m the creator of Psycho-Spiritual Wellness.
What is that wiggy-weird phrase?
It’s my personal concoction of potions and lotions (aka, strategies!) to help you learn how to feel normal around food and get back to life.
What I Do: I Help Heart-Centered, Open-Minded People Stop Compulsive Eating
What I love about Psycho-Spiritual Wellness (among many things!) is that I don’t include any diet or exercise advice. This is because, after all my years of battling compulsive eating, none of that was the key!!
Furthermore, most of us overeaters (I use that label with 1,000% love) already know what good food and exercise entails. It’s not that we don’t know what’s good for us — it’s that we compulsively do the exact opposite of what we want to be doing!
Also, I don’t talk about the food-stuff because I am not a medical professional. I am not a doctor. I am not a dietitian. And I will never pretend like I have all the answers.
What I can promise you is that I’ve been there.
I personally and intimately know the hellish cycle of compulsive eating. I know what it feels like to get out of bed at midnight and wanderer into the kitchen — after you’ve accomplished an entire day of “eating well” and you feel like you made it to the finish line (aka, bed!) only to compulsively shovel cookies into your face while hating yourself every minute of it. That is the hell of binge eating, and it’s a hell I’ve personally been through — and climbed out of — through the strategies I teach here.
And speaking of ME being here, let’s talk about YOU being here, because that is some juicy ish. 😉
If you’ve somehow stumbled across my work, and you’re still reading, I think it’s safe to assume that you’re open-minded and heart-centered. At least, I like to assume the best in people, and this is what I’m assuming about you.
After all, you kept reading after you saw the words “Psycho-Spiritual” — and that means it’s quite likely that you’re open-minded. Maybe you’re even open to things like intuition and feelings (ohhhh those pesky feelings) playing a larger role in our eating psychology that we may have previously given them credit for. In which case, you’re a perfect fit for my work.
And even if you’re not open-minded, at the very least you’re curious, and that’s all I can ever ask for anyways.
How Things Have Grown: Going on 8 Years!
I started this blog in 2015. It actually started as a minimalist and intentional living blog! Then I started to really focus on eating psychology because my eyes were starting to open to the DEEP connection between the way we eat and the way we live.
Then I officially gave up dieting on August 8, 2016. Then I started my coaching practice in 2017. While coaching is my favorite part of what I do, I am also passionate about being a toolsmith — aka, someone that creates tools!
Over the last few years, I’ve created tons of tools to help other people that struggle with compulsive eating just like I did.
(It’s important for me to be very honest, by the way, and I don’t think anyone is ever completely “cured” of compulsive eating. But I will say that, these days, I can have long stretches of several months where I don’t binge or overeat at all. Inevitably, life does it’s thing though and I will “slip up.” And then I write about it of course, and best of all I don’t beat myself up for any of it. I move on with my day. And that is the kind of mental health that the diet industry has robbed us of, and it’s what I hope you will gain as you dig deeper into my work!)
But anyways, back to the tools.
Things I’ve Made: Books, Workbooks, & Courses
My toolbox — and maybe even your toolbox — includes…
My book “Daily Reminders on Psycho-Spiritual Wellness,” my bestselling workbook, “Why We Do the Things We Do Around Food,” my other workbook, “Stopping Sugar Addiction the Psycho-Spiritual Way,” my first online course, “The Stop, Drop, & Feel Masterclass,” and finally my mega-ultimate-major-supremeo-final-project-baby course, “Food Normal.”
It’s a lot, I know. If you’re new, I recommend starting anywhere. None of my products overlap, really. I designed them with buyer’s remorse in mind. (In other words, you’ll never have that sinking-gut feeling of, “Oh, but I already knew this from another product but I spent my hard-earned money on this one too! What a waste!!!” You’ll never think that with my products, guaranteed.)
Oh, and super fun fact: I officially trademarked the Stop, Drop, & Feel® in 2022! Well, I applied in 2021 and ten whopping months later it was finally approved. Woo!
If you’re super new, I recommend reading more about what Psycho-Spiritual Wellness is.
For my veterans, I hope to see your face one-on-one one day through some “Feel Normal Around Food” coaching!
And for everyone in between, did you know you can get a whopping 25% discount on my products when you bundle them together? It’s called The Whole Shebang, baby!!!
Want to Get in Touch?
Since I don’t use social media, I tend to obsess over my inbox, and I would love to hear from you! I read and reply to every single email I get. Promise.