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Mindful Is the New Skinny Author Holds Book Signing: June 26, at 7 p.m., at the Chappaqua Library

Jodi Baretz

Psychotherapist and holistic health coach Jodi Baretz recently released her debut book, Mindful Is the New Skinny: 10 Transformational Steps to a Lighter You Inside & Out, a “mindfulness meets weight loss” mash-up that quickly became a bestseller on Amazon. She will be signing copies of the book and giving a short talk on June 26, at 7 p.m., at the Chappaqua Library.

A licensed clinical social worker in private practice at The Center for Health and Healing in Mount Kisco, Baretz offers a fresh approach to weight loss. She rejects traditional, calorie-restrictive dieting and explains how to feel lighter through mindfulness and stress management.

“So many women come into my office struggling with their weight, feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. What they are doing hasn’t been working, and the problem is they are focusing their energy in the wrong place,” she says. “Once you shift your mindset from judgment to compassion, you will drop not only the emotional weight that has been weighing you down, but also the physical weight.”

Her book presents basic concepts in an entertaining, accessible manner, giving readers practical tools that they can apply to their everyday challenges. The eBook comes with an audio meditation and resource library that readers can click from their Kindle. The same add-ons will be available by scanning QR codes from the print version, which will be available June 6.

To purchase the book or schedule a session with Baretz, visit or contact her at [email protected].

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