Welcome to A Nourishing Word, my website and blog. I am Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, a nutrition therapist and certified eating disorders registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience in the field of eating disorders and emotional eating issues. I am a counselor, author, lecturer, consultant, and clinical supervisor.  I feel called to assist my clients, students, and readers to embrace embodied eating and living.  My clients -- and their triumphs and struggles -- are the inspiration for this blog and for my book Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self.  Thank you for reading. May food and eating become and remain a way to nourish, balance, and take good care of your body and your Self. (Something that we do several times per day should, after all, be a gesture of kindness and self-love.)