An Encouraging Word (Jean Fain’s Newsletter)

If you’re interested in losing weight without the deprivation associated with dieting, consider subscribing to “An Encouraging Word,” my occasional newsletter. The newsletter serves up encouragement in the form of mindful eating tips, quotable quotes, product reviews, guided meditations, case studies, video clips, among other encouraging things. To subscribe, send an email to jfain@hms.harvard.edu with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject field. If you’d rather not receive future announcements, send an email with the word UNSUBSCRIBE as the subject. Previously published newsletters are listed in chronological order below; the titles give you an idea of their content. Note: The newsletters are essentially timeless, but may contain some dated material. Also, while "An Encouraging Word" continues to go out to subscribers, the latest editions are no longer posted here.

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■Vol. 1. Jan. 1, 2006. Speed Weight Loss by Slowing Down with Mindful Eating

■Vol. 2. Feb. 18, 2006. The Forgotten Goal: Healthy Eating

■Vol. 3. April 23, 2006. Feeling Discouraged? Try Meditating On An Orange

■Vol. 4. Aug. 2, 2006. Wanna Say Sayonara To Dieting? You Gotta Have Support

■Vol. 5. Sept. 20, 2006. Listen & Lose With The CD Diet

■Vol. 6. Oct. 21, 2006. How To Eat Just One Potato Chip

■Vol. 7. Nov. 26, 2006. Laser Lipo: The Next Best Thing?

■Vol. 8. Dec. 26, 2006. The Truth About Trance Eating

■Vol. 9. Feb. 5, 2007. Eat, Drink & Enjoy

■Vol. 10. April 1, 2007. Luscious Cooking: Something To Sing About

■Vol. 11. May 27, 2007. Are You Addicted To Super-Normal Stimuli?

■Vol. 12. June 24, 2007. Can't Stand The Heat? Fire Up The Grill!(Reader favorite!! If you’re going to read just one, read this volume.)

■Vol. 13. Sept. 9, 2007. Eat Spaghetti Bolognaise w/o Feeling Bad for Days & Days

■Vol. 14. Oct. 1, 2007. Seasonal Greetings: Eat Globally, Grace-fully

■Vol. 15. Nov. 19, 2007. Carbs Kill... Appetite: No Kidding

■Vol. 16. Jan. 14, 2008. What Would Jesus Eat... Jenny Craig Pizza?

■Vol. 17. April 5, 2008. No Time For Lunch

■Vol. 17.5. April 14, 2008. Can Paul McKenna Make You Thin?

■Vol. 18. June 28, 2008. Do I Look Fat? That Is The (No-Win) Question

■Vol. 19. Oct. 9, 2008. A Pack Of Two Million

■Vol. 20. Nov. 18, 2008. 'Tis Almost Mini-Marshmallow Season

■Vol. 21. Feb. 14, 2009. A Wise Investment in Any Economy: Self-Compassion

■Vol. 22. Feb. 24, 2009. Random Thoughts of Kindness

■Vol. 23. March 25, 2009. A Measure of Self-Compassion

■Vol. 24. June 29, 2009. The Canyon Ranch Effect

■Vol. 25. Sept. 18, 2009. Are You Suggestible? Watch This!

■Vol. 26. Jan. 6, 2010. Barbie’s Got a New Diet?

■Vol. 27. Nov. 2, 2010. A Compassionate Minute & A Healthy Holidays

■Vol. 28. Dec. 11, 2010. You Have The Right To Enjoy Holiday Dining

■Vol. 29. Dec. 29, 2010. Resolve To Turn Back The Clock In 2011

■Vol. 30. Feb. 1, 2011. The Doctor Is Within

■Vol. 31. March 6, 2011. Eat, Peace, Love

■Vol. 32. April 21, 2011. Have Your Cadbury Egg & Eat It Too!

■Vol. 33. May 16, 2011. Maria Menounos' Loving Weight-Loss Recipe

■Vol. 34. June 13, 2011. Fall Off The "Diet" Wagon This Summer

■Vol. 35. August 23, 2011. Dying To Be Thin: A Poor Excuse For Going Vegan

■Vol. 36. September 12, 2011. More Words Of Wisdom From Portia's Therapist & Ellen's Guru

■Vol. 59. March 11, 2014. Introducing Groups To Overcome Overeating