I had made myself vulnerable.
I had shared my stories of pain, not-good-enoughness while growing up, and how for most of my life I had distracted myself from feeling my feelings.
Now I felt naked.
I needed to hide from the intense feelings...
So, I crafted my escape plan.
When my birthday rolls around this year, you will find me indulging in life rather than cake. After all, Isn’t that what celebrating birthdays is all about?
Every so often a book comes along that turns my world upside down in the best possible way. Here are 5 of my favorite books that I think you might love as well!
Here are the 7 things that I do EVERY day so that I start the day feeling grounded and focused.
I'm getting ready to lead a meditation circle tonight and I am struggling to find the right words to convey what I am feeling.
As a Healthy Living Strategist, I help many people eliminate or reduce the sugar in their diets to help them move from feeling like, “I can’t have it” to “I just don’t want it”. I have learned that different approaches work for different people. Some people like to take a break from sugar and get quick results from my “Ditch Your Sugar Itch” program, but others prefer a slow and steady approach.
A client of mine shared her breakup letter with me the other day. I loved it so much that I had to share!
Let's face it, we all know what we are supposed to eat healthy, but actually doing it is another story...especially while on vacation.
The bread, the wine, the cheese, and the gelato.... they all call out to us. Eat me! Eat me! No, Eat me!
Are you a busy, stressed person who doesn't have the time or patience to meditate?
I get it. I used to be that way too.
When starting to meditate, it doesn’t matter if you meditate for a minute or for an hour; just that you take the time to commit in whatever way you can to this beautiful practice.
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I try to do everything right, but life keeps getting in the way. I seem always to run out of time for the things I most want to be doing (exercising, buying and preparing healthy foods, etc.). What can I do about this? - Knows What to do But Can't Seem to Do It!
Spring is around the corner and a great time to recommit to healthy eating. By focusing on ADDING healthy foods (instead of just taking the not-so-good things out), we can avoid feeling deprived and keep our meals tasty and arousing!
Do your find yourself saying looking forward to a daily glass of wine? Does that glass often lead to another? And sometimes even another?
I went to a lecture last weekend called "Letting In While Letting Go". The topic was referring to grief and that while we are letting go of our loss, there is also now more room to let something in that may bring us comfort and joy.
The speaker talked about the Both/And concept:
I can be both sad about ________ and happy about ________.
Admit it women: we have a thing about being too much or not enough.
We fall into the trap of telling ourselves we’re too pudgy or too emotional; we’re not smart enough or motivated enough. We are really good at stressing ourselves out! And the more stressed we feel, the more we turn to food for comfort.
Are you a self-declared Superwoman flying from one “need-to-check-the-box” goal to another throughout your day? Do you feel like your work is never done? But, when you become depleted, instead of taking time to recharge with rest, relaxation or fun, you keep going and going and getting more stressed along the way? And, the more stressed you feel, the more you turn to food — that universal quick-fix — for comfort. You are not alone.
Are you sick of making New Years Resolutions that only REMOVE things from your diet or life in general?
This year, give yourself a break and put a positive spin on those resolutions. Rather than removing things from your life, try ADDING in more lusciousness and the things that will really nourish your body and soul. You might actually stick with them!
Lately, I have been on a binge...
No, it wasn't too much alcohol and it wasn't too much sugar...
Here it comes — that stretch of holiday festivities that bring endless opportunities to overindulge. While it ’tis the season to be jolly, everywhere you turn you come face-to-face with all those tempting holiday foods. Are you worried that the constant exposure to goodies will start to weigh on your willpower like so many choruses of “The 12 Days of Christmas?”
The holidays bring with them an abundance of festivities centered around eating and drinking. And, not to play Scrooge, but much of our favorite holiday fare sits atop the list of those opiate-like "trigger foods." These foods fall in the "naughty" category because they set off chemicals in the brain that make us want to gorge ourselves -- like sugar, alcohol, cheese and refined carbohydrates (think breads and cookies). They trigger an eat-fest in your brain that can pack on unwanted pounds.