Welcome to A Nourishing Word, my website and blog. I am Heidi Schauster, MS, RD, LDN, a nutrition therapist and registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience in the field of eating disorders and emotional eating issues. I am a counselor, lecturer, writer, consultant, and clinical supervisor.  In my work, I feel called to assist my clients and students in improving their relationships with food and their bodies. My clients -- and their triumphs and struggles as they work to improve their relationships with food -- are the inspiration for this blog. I hope to honor their journeys and encourage others on their own journeys towards peace, happiness, and health. 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.)