Regret and the Fear of Letting Go: Part 3 of Over-Eating, Hoarding and Shopping Addiction

After I went on a clutter purge, I felt incredibly vulnerable. I was shocked that discarding could have the emotional charge that it did. I had all sorts of phrases circulating around my mind that were all filled with “what if…”, “but maybe…”, “suppose I need to…” and the all-pervasive “what if I regret it?”

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False-Fill Up: What Over-Eating, Hoarding and Shopping Have in Common

In a previous post I wrote about the benefits of gently detoxing our body each spring by eating nourishing foods that places less stress on our digestive system and that also supports detoxification. The increase in energy, stable mood, improved sleep and overall feeling of vitality are all indications that a cleanse is working.

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Courage – The Way through Weight-Loss, Healing and Life

I have been working closely with both fear and courage in the past year. My outward intention for 2015 was to focus on how good my body feels when I exercise; my inward intention was to be true to myself. I was aware that I was taking on quite the task since at the heart of being true to yourself likes the paradox of courage: the terror and the liberation.

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Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body (continued)

In the first part of this article I talked about the importance that acknowledging our feelings, journalling, gratitude and socializing plays in our mental health. Below are some other tools and habits. Of course trying to incorporate them all at once would be contrary to mental health. Ask yourself which ones might create more meaning…

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