How to see beyond sugar binge symptoms and heal the roots

If you struggle with a sugar addiction, binge eating, or overeating, and if you recognize there’s more going on than the food or what to eat, get to know Growing Human(kind)ness.

Rather than controlling cravings, symptoms or managing behavior, you’ll learn how to heal the inner dynamics that drive you to seek out sugar or food in the first place. It’s this inner healing that creates behavioral changes in how you eat, what you eat, and how you care for your body. With founder Karly Randolph Pitman’s gentle path for healing, you can find hope, relief, and freedom. Explore the blog, podcast, and courses like the 30 Day Lift to understand the root and how to heal


Articles about sugar addiction, food binges, overeating, and how to heal

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How to say ‘No’ to sugar – it’s not what you think

If you compulsively crave or eat sugar for emotional support, to self soothe, or to manage stress, you may feel frustrated by a habit that feels out of your control.

You don’t have to feel enslaved by sugar cravings. There’s a way to heal your sugar obsession so you’re […]

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How to soften nostalgia for sugar


Where does sugar nostalgia show up for you – when you pine for a certain sugary treat and all the emotions, feelings, tastes and memories that this food brings up for you?

Food can evoke memories, sensations, and emotions – both pleasant and unpleasant. The foods we feel aversive towards […]

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Why you need to release your longing for “the mother”


Over the years, many men and women have asked me a version of this question:  “I keep looking for something in the food. I keep hoping. I keep searching. But what am I searching for?”

It’s a great question, and one that points to our deepest desires as human beings. […]

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When you need more structure with sugar & when you need less

The beginning of anything can be hard. If you struggle with a sugar addiction and you’re trying to change how much sugar you eat, in the beginning, it may feel difficult, uncomfortable and simply “off” because this new way of eating feels so unfamiliar.

During times of transition, it helps […]

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How to soothe the panic of food mistakes


Once you make a mistake with food – like emotional eating, eating too many calories, or eating a “bad” food – it can feel like all is lost. You may lose your balance and move into a “what the hell” space. This hopeless space can result in a binge, […]

What is Growing Human(kind)ness?

Growing human(kind)ness is a developmental, emotion based approach that heals the roots of food compulsions like sugar addiction, binge eating and overeating. Growing human(kind)ness teaches you how to trade the false refuge of food or sugar for true refuge:  loving relationship with yourself, others and Life. This relationship is the foundation for growth:  changes in how you eat, how you care for (and feel about) your body, and how you relate to the needs, impulses and emotions that can drive you to food or sugar.

The core teachings of this approach are:

  • Opening the heart, opening to feelings
  • Creating a self compassionate relationship
  • Building refuge and connection
  • Emotional honesty and vulnerability
  • Letting go, grieving and releasing what doesn’t work
  • Living by your values
  • Creating an adult relationship with life

Rather than controlling symptoms or managing behavior, you’ll heal the inner dynamics that drive the food compulsion in the first place. This deep yet gentle healing is what creates both inner and outer freedom from food compulsion, what creates lasting transformation without “white knuckling” it.

Loving relationship – secure attachment, belonging and connection – brings your heart and mind to rest. It softens the brain’s natural defenses, releases wounding, and opens the heart. Through loving relationship, your true self unfolds in the world.

Growing human(kind)ness fosters growth through 3 steps…

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Karly’s the real deal — she’s been there, done that, and climbed her way out of dark places. She radiates credibility, concern and kindness. Her writings are both soothing and informative; and her classes provide a safe place for women to heal, grow and ultimately thrive. I am forever grateful that I found Karly and the community.

Michelle WatersSanta Cruz, California