Just Eat It

A 1-on-1 coaching program based on mindful eating and acceptance of reality as it is.

Early-Bird Price (if you sign up before my sister’s birthday on October 15):
$500 $400 USD for the 8-week program.
Questions? Click the “Feedback” link at the bottom.

It sucks when you:

  • Can’t eat mindfully.
  • Can’t relax, sit still, or focus on eating.
  • Are overweight.
  • Eat too much junk food.
  • Don’t feel like you’re able to honor your body and its urges.
  • Can’t hear your body.
  • Don’t appreciate the food you eat.
  • Aren’t consistent with diet or exercise.
  • Hate the way you look.
  • Worry about being unhealthy and dying young. 
  • Feel tired.

(Question: Will this program still be useful for me even if I don’t resonate with all of this? Answer: Probably, but I have no idea. That’s why we do a free Discovery Session first.)

It sucks even more when you try to fix these things (maybe by hiring a personal trainer), but still:

  • You find it hard to follow plans.
  • You’re unable to relate to the trainer.
  • You can’t find physical activities you enjoy doing.
  • You’re frustrated with feeling like you’ve “figured it out”, only to find out that it doesn’t stick.
  • You can’t bring yourself to exercise every day.

“You should be dieting and exercising nonstop and if you can’t then you’re a failure.”

…you suspect this can’t be true.

But this resonates with you:

“Diets don’t work and your body has inner wisdom you’ve been ignoring this whole time…if you could just get in touch with it.”

What if You’re Fine Just as You Are?

Society, against your best interests, has trained you in the following ways:

You want to lose weight. (Fine, I get it. That’s all the rage these days, isn’t it? Looking perfect.)

Or, even to “just be healthy”. (Yeah, that’s a rationalization if I’ve ever heard one.)

You feel icky being overweight. (No complaints from me. I’ve been there.)

You want a better relationship with food. (What does that even mean? A “better relationship”? Is food your friend? Are you going to marry your food? Not even “your food”…just a better relationship with “food”. The spirit of food?)

You “eat too much”. (Your words, not mine. But, hey, if they’re your words, why not stand behind them? I’ll go with it. Fair enough.)

You get distracted while eating and you can’t pay attention. (But, you’re not trying to pay attention. You’re watching TV, reading, texting, scrolling, daydreaming. Such a bad student. See me after class.)

I’m not mocking you. I’m mocking your mind. (YOU are fine just as you are). Get used to it. I don’t have as much respect for minds as most people do. It’s my thing…how I live my life. Sorry, not sorry.

You Blame Yourself For Your Failures

Let me take some guesses about what you’re dealing with in your life. I’m probably wrong, and I hope you don’t hold me to this. The point is to guess, to resonate. 

I’m guessing you’re worried about your relationship with food and that you’ve dealt with this your whole life. You might have even tried many diets, and you’re frustrated because it doesn’t work.

Let’s stop there for a minute: I’m not a weight-loss coach.

I’m into mindfulness and meditation and stuff like that, not weight loss. But still, I love eating. So, I’m qualified to talk about the subject.

I’m guessing you blame yourself for your failures. Like you just can’t stick to anything. You have no self-discipline, no ability to follow plans or develop habits. You’re at the mercy of your desires and urges, and you’re FRUSTRATED.

I’ve been there myself, and I’ve talked to many others who’ve been there.

Trust Your Instincts…Somehow…

But, when you eat, you’re not here.

  • You’re not paying attention
  • You’re not aware of what you’re doing
  • You don’t even remember what you just ate because you’re watching TV or reading a book (or writing a sales page like I’m doing right now while eating dinner).

You couldn’t stick to whatever exercise plan your trainer assigned you. You have no discipline, no “sticktoitiveness”. (Ugh. Hate that word.)

You thought you figured this out once before, didn’t you? You had the perfect diet, the perfect plan, but then it all fell apart. (Because you’re lazy and can’t stick to anything.) Because diets don’t work.

Round and round the circle you go, stuck in the cycle of rebirth. (That’s a Buddhist thing, and you can ignore it right now. But don’t ignore it too hard. Just wait for it to come back around and bite you in the ass again.)

You feel tired, you don’t have as much energy as you used to. You wish you could sit and be happy and eat and enjoy your food, but you can’t. You’re eating too fast, you feel restless, you hate yourself for eating, you hate your food even though you love the way it tastes and feels.

But you’re not feeling it or tasting it. You’re searching for that feeling and that taste and…what? Where is it getting you?

Am I triggering you to feel depressed and anxious right now? Good. That’s my job: to make you aware of how much you already hate life. (Allow me to be blunt here, as an exercise.)

Oh, and you eat too much junk food. (Your words, not mine. I don’t have a sense of “too much” anything.)

Here’s What I Want to Offer You

  • Insight into why you crave food.
  • A practical, non-mainstream way of understanding what meditation and mindfulness are all about.
  • More awareness and acceptance of sensation (“hungry”, “full”, “bored”, etc.).
  • Curiosity and enjoyment of the present moment (“eating”, “not eating”) and physical experience (the sensations of “eating”, “not eating”).
  • Acceptance of yourself and your urges.
  • A fun challenge.
  • A meditation habit.
  • Permission to move your body in a way that works for you (even if you hate exercise).

Just Eat It

Early-Bird Price (if you sign up before my sister’s birthday on October 15):
$500 $400 USD for the 8-week program.
Questions? Click the “Feedback” link at the bottom.

Here’s How It Works

  • We’ll meet every week for a half-hour.
  • I’ll send you guided meditations that you will practice every day,
  • You’ll get specific exercises that you’ll do while eating and exercising.
  • You’ll update me on your progress, how the week went, what you’ve had a hard time with, and you’ll ask me any questions you might have.
  • I’ll answer those questions and address any concerns of yours.

Topics We’ll Cover:

  1. Dealing with urges
  2. Appreciating what you have
  3. Appreciating what you don’t have
  4. Exploring your sensory experiences
  5. How to build lasting habits, and how not to
  6. Trusting your body to communicate with you
  7. Letting go of mistakes
  8. Understanding your mind and what works for you
  9. Mindful exercise
  10. Letting go of weight loss

When you finish, you’ll get a certificate.

How We’ll Determine is This is a Good Fit For You

The first thing you need to do is sign up for a Discovery Session.

We’ll meet on Zoom for 30 minutes. You’ll tell me all your darkest secrets and I’ll ensure that nothing ever hurts you ever again.

Just kidding. What happens on the Discovery Session is that yes, we meet on Zoom for 30 minutes. Then, you’ll tell me what you’re struggling with, what you’ve tried, and what has or hasn’t worked. I want to know where you’re coming from, and where you want to go.

This will tell me if it’s a good fit or not. It might not be, and I don’t want to waste your time or my time. I want to get to the bottom of that as soon as possible, so you can get on with your life.

I hope those 30 minutes will be useful for you, but 30 minutes is only enough time to do so much. So, once we’ve taken that first step and determined that there’s hope for you, you can sign up for the Coaching Program.

Early-Bird Price (if you sign up before my sister’s birthday on October 15):
$500 $400 USD for the 8-week program.
Questions? Click the “Feedback” link at the bottom.

I’m Not Qualified to Teach This

Hi, I’m Michael Korman. I dropped out of a Ph.D. program in computer science to become a classical pianist. While practicing music, I started exploring the connection between my mind and body. I’ve done a bunch of silent meditation retreats. I have some degree of enlightenment in the Buddhist sense. I invented my own school of yoga (KormanYoga) and authorized myself as the sole teacher.

But, the truth is that I’m not at all qualified to teach any of this. I eat tons of junk food (I love ice cream) and I hate exercise. But, I do KormanYoga, and I take long walks every day.

I don’t care, and I accept myself where I am. That’s what I’m teaching, so I’m qualified. If that’s not enough for you, let me know and I can work to find someone more qualified.

I have no idea how many people I’ve helped. It’s a lot. They don’t all let me know how much I’ve helped. (I have lots of self-doubts about this. Can you handle that? Does it matter how many people I’ve helped?)

I’ve had approximately 32 paying customers since I started my online business. I can put you in touch with them if you want. Just say the word and it’s done.

Some Testimonials From Meditators:

“I did your guided meditation this morning. Thank you.

I woke up feeling unsettled this morning after a weekend of rioting in my smallish city while I was out of town, and me feeling like the world doesn’t make a lot of sense right now. It doesn’t have to. But sometimes, the chaos out there is interpreted as chaos internally and feels like it is part of our own identity. Your meditation was excellent for helping me just be and get grounded today.” —Tabitha

“I actually liked this more than I expected to. It was a good meditation for people who are slightly weirded out by meditation, if that makes sense. It didn’t feel like I needed to have some kind of profound spiritual awakening. I just paid a little more attention to my body and my breathing than I normally do. And it didn’t seem long at all. The time flew by.” —David

“I liked the freedom, the okayness of when one doesn’t feel or see what is being suggested. Your voice, the music, the energy. I am very allergic to meditations that are overly calm and lethargic, almost saddening. Amazing quality, perfectly matched with the piano. Amazing guidance.” —Fabienne

“I was attracted to the idea of meditation but found it impossible to do it consistently and it seemed so far away a skill, far away a “result”, a kind of boring (but seemingly important and useful once I could “master” it, etc. etc.). Your approach combining radical acceptance (accept also my doubt, questions, unease, etc.), your empowering term “self-defined”, playfulness as well as strong content, (apparent) sincerity 😎 and your own style helps meditation get into my life easier now. It helps me accept things and notice things a bit more clearly, and I just began 😁” —Ruth

“I loved your course. Like for real loved it. It gave me all sorts of ideas for creative ways to basically just sit. That definition was spot on, btw, the marketing scheme for sitting. I did that lesson twice. 🤣

You have an inclusive and unique perspective on meditation, and a method that creates an environment with a concrete reason for practicing. My days of “this is a waste of my time” are gone. Getting rid of the idea that meditation only counted if I was perfectly present made this possible for me, and I am curious to see where my practice takes me.“ —Amanda

The satisfaction rates of my clients vary. Many of them probably aren’t honest with me. Do you really care? Look, if it works for you, it works for you. My goal is to help you look in the mirror and see where you’re stuck. Everyone’s unique and what works for someone else may not work for you, and vice versa.

Hopefully, you and I will make magic together. But, we won’t be satisfied. That’s not how the human condition works. Perpetual dissatisfaction is the norm. Let’s work on getting used to it.

Early-Bird Price (if you sign up before my sister’s birthday on October 15):
$500 $400 USD for the 8-week program.
Questions? Click the “Feedback” link at the bottom.

What To Expect Working With Me

I have no idea. It’ll be a mystery, a grand adventure. It all depends on you (you’re the magic ingredient). I’m a mirror, an empty face staring right back at you.

Sound vague?

Good. That’s the point.

People who’ve worked with me in the past have reported great riches in their lives. They’ve told me things like, “Wow, Michael, I never understood the point of meditation until now!”

(I made up that quote. But, it’s the kind of thing I’ve heard.)

If you’ve been following me and hearing me talk about meditation, you’ve probably been wondering what the big deal is. Maybe it sounds cool but you don’t see how it applies to your life.

Meditation + Eating = Something better than what you’re getting right now

See how it works?

In meditation, you pay attention to your senses. Eating involves senses. It’s a practical exercise. It’ll come together for you. You’ll get the point. 

Speaking of “Exercise”…

…we’ll talk about physical exercise.

I’m not an athlete, by any stretch of the imagination. But, I invented KormanYoga, my own unique style of yoga. I do it every night (whenever I’m in the mood, anyway…I’ve been known to take long breaks). KormanYoga will be part of this program, and you’ll learn how to move your body in a way that works for you. Not one that’s not based on shame and failure and being out-of-shape.

Rather, you’re in shape right now, as you are. Let’s make the most of that. We’ll go to the ends of the Earth with your abilities and you’ll learn how to enjoy what you’re doing. After all, if you’re not enjoying it, you won’t do it. This is like boot camp. You won’t enjoy it one bit.

This is all paradoxical and non-mainstream. (I’m not into normal, well-behaved stuff. I like to figure things out on my own, and I assume you have a little bit of that in you as well.)

So, you’re going to explore and satisfy your curiosity. (Well, you’ll chase your curiosity. I can’t guarantee you’ll be able to satisfy it.)

You’ll gain awareness and acceptance of sensations

For example, when you have an urge to eat something, there’s an unpleasant sensation. We’re going to practice learning to enjoy that discomfort.

When you eat something, there’s a pleasant sensation. Or, maybe there isn’t. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you’re doing what you’re already doing and learning to be OK with that.

To find great power, look right here.

Remind Me Again What This Is…?

One-on-one coaching sessions. Weekly. You will have a weekly meditation with guided audio. To be done while eating and also on your own. Weekly Q&A sessions. Journaling prompts every week (OMG did I just say “journaling exercises”? What am I, a girl? No, I’m not. But look, writing is useful. I’m doing it right now. It’s just something I’m doing and it’s getting itself done.)

Early-Bird Price (if you sign up before my sister’s birthday on October 15):
$500 $400 USD for the 8-week program.
Questions? Click the “Feedback” link at the bottom.

This Requires Serious Commitment

When you sign up for the Coaching Program, you’re committing to 8 weeks. That’s why it’s important to know if this is a good fit for you.

In each of those weeks, you’ll be expected to do:

  • 15 minutes per day of meditation
  • 15 minutes per day of mindful exercise
  • 10 minutes per day of journaling
  • 1 meal per day eaten in silence without any distractions
  • 30-minute coaching session per week

If you can’t commit to this, wait until you have the space in your schedule. Results require commitment.

When?

Our weekly coaching session will happen at a mutually agreed-upon time. I have time slots to accommodate various time zones (I’m in the Eastern time zone).

How Much Does It Cost?

The Discovery Session is free.

The 8-week coaching program is 500 USD.

This includes the coaching sessions and access to the course materials. It also includes access to my No Problem meditation course.

This might seem like a lot of money to you, or it might not. I have no idea. Everyone’s different. If it seems like not a lot, great. You’re getting a good deal.

If it seems like a lot, you can pay one month at a time.

I’m charging what I charge because I want to give you personalized attention. I want you to feel the benefits of what I’m doing without paying through the nose. But, I still need to charge you money to make it worth my time. But I also want to get more experience for myself.

I have no idea if this is the perfect price. It’s not about the price for me. It’s just about the magic of reality and making things happen and testing it out and seeing what happens.

If this price isn’t perfect for you, talk to me. Maybe I can think of a better price. Maybe not. It would depend on what you have to say and why. Maybe I’ll just say “this is the price, take it or leave it.” Either way, we both win.

I’m not doing this to screw you over. I could charge $50,000 for this. But, I’m guessing you wouldn’t pay that amount. So, I’m charging a price that feels right for both me and (hopefully) you.

Ready to Sign Up?

I sure hope so (I need the money, big time!).

Here’s what to do:

  1. Fill out the Questionnaire.
  2. I’ll send you a link to schedule a Discovery Call.
  3. Attend the Discovery Call.
  4. Sign up for the 1-1 Coaching Program.
  5. Wait for further instructions.

Ready to get started? If so, click on the button below.

Early-Bird Price (if you sign up before my sister’s birthday on October 15):
$500 $400 USD for the 8-week program.
Questions? Click the “Feedback” link at the bottom.

Do you have questions? Great, I’d love to hear some questions. I’d also love to answer them. (I think so, anyway. Maybe the questions would be too hard…then I’ll probably try to dodge them…but let’s cross that bridge when we come to it.) Click the Feedback link at the bottom of the page.

I hope that explains everything you need to know. If not, tough luck. (Just kidding. I’m here to make your life wonderful. That’s what Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of Nonviolent Communication, would say.)

I hope to see you in the program. It’ll be a wild and crazy ride for all of us.

I’m Looking For People I’ll Love Working With

I know you want to be led by the hand as if I’m a service provider. But, I’m not a service provider. I’m just Michael Korman, some weird guy on the Internet who’s taking your money and giving you his time and energy in return. Just a random guy. This isn’t Walmart or Starbucks. But, I do expect you’ll act like a paying customer, a dedicated student, someone I’ll love working with. I want to wake up in the morning and say “I can’t believe I get to work with Joe today!” (Unless your name isn’t “Joe”. Maybe it’s “Mohammed”. Then, I’d say, “I can’t believe I get to work with Mohammed” today.)

Look, the name isn’t important. What’s important is the fact that we’re working together on your hopes and dreams and goals and problems and interests. It’s a personal thing. It’s about going places and fixing the Universe. Because, after all, you’re the Creator of the Universe.

Go listen to my podcast episode about being a Creator. It’ll tell you the difference between Victims and Creators. I capitalize those words because they’re distinct, separate roles (in the Drama Triangle).

Are you ready to take on the role of the Creator? If so, welcome aboard. Glad to have you on this train.

Even if you want to be a Victim, let’s talk. Maybe we just use language differently. Also, this program might not even be right for you, and I don’t want to waste either of ours’s time. I want to screen you out and get you moving on your way as S as P.

Ready? Let’s Go.

Early-Bird Price (if you sign up before my sister’s birthday on October 15):
$500 $400 USD for the 8-week program.
Questions? Click the “Feedback” link at the bottom.

If you have questions about any of this, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m sure there’s stuff that’s not clear, so I wanna hear about it.

Follow me on Instagram: @no.michael.here. That’s where I post lots of content on lots of topics related to meditation and creativity and anything else I’m interested in. It’s where I tend to post things first, as they occur to me.

Or, on Facebook: https://facebook.com/no.michael.here. But, I don’t post as much on Facebook.

Get in touch with me. I want to know how it is for you to read this and what effect it’s having on you. I want to know what your needs are, and what your hopes and dreams are, and what your goals and ambitions are.

It’s all so I can create better stuff for you.

Even if you hate me, I want to hear about that too (so I can create better stuff for people who aren’t you).

Fill out the Questionnaire and sign up for a Discovery Session. Then, we’ll talk in person (over Zoom).

A Story About the Time I Stopped Exercising

I once asked a therapist how to get myself to exercise regularly. I wanted to get in shape and have a regular exercise habit, but it just wasn’t happening.

She said, “Michael, why don’t you just stop trying to exercise?”

Stop trying to exercise??? How was that supposed to solve my problem?

I tried it. I stopped exercising. Seriously, I didn’t let myself do it. I said, “I will not let myself exercise, even if I’m begging and pleading with myself to do it.”

The plan was to avoid doing it until I had the urge to do it. 

It took 3 months, but it happened. I woke up one day and said, “I feel like riding my bike today.”

Am I now a fitness model, working out every day?

No, of course not. I’m a lazy couch potato. I always have been and I always will be.

But, I have something more valuable: self-acceptance. I’m fine when I exercise, and I’m fine when I don’t exercise. Now I’m able to enjoy exercise for what it is, rather than obsessing over what I don’t have.

Early-Bird Price (if you sign up before my sister’s birthday on October 15):
$500 $400 USD for the 8-week program.
Questions? Click the “Feedback” link at the bottom.

Is This REALLY Right For Me?

I wish I could say if you sign up for Just Eat It, you’ll lose weight, gain self-discipline, and look like your favorite model, but that’s unlikely and unrealistic.

What I’ll tell you is that, based on experience working with people and teaching them meditation and mindfulness skills, you’ll gain something far more valuable than perfecting your appearance.

You’ll gain a sense of “oh, I get what meditation is all about.

It’s not one of those things people tend to go around looking for.

But, I want you to look deeper.

Look at yourself. What is it you want as a human being? What’s the thing you’ve always wanted, from the beginning of time?

It’s self-acceptance.

(Spoiler alert!)

Yeah, yeah, I know spoiler alerts are supposed to go before the spoiler. We do things a bit differently around here sometimes. Get used to it. It’s paradoxical and contradictory. Just like your mind.

“Your hyperactive mind is more beautiful than a sunset.”

Let that sink in for a minute.

I bet you were taught to hate your mind. Everyone in our culture is. That’s what you learned in school and from your parents and friends and the media.

You’re taught that you can’t focus, that there are distractions everywhere, that self-discipline is virtuous (and hard!), and that if you can’t pay attention, there’s something morally wrong with your character.

That’s BS and I hope you know it.

(Even if you don’t know it, you feel it. That’s what you’re looking for: freedom from that.)

So, that’s what I’m offering you.

Thanks for reading,

Michael

Early-Bird Price (if you sign up before my sister’s birthday on October 15):
$500 $400 USD for the 8-week program.
Questions? Click the “Feedback” link at the bottom.

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