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?"
As Within, So Without My last post was about the impulse to fill emotional voids with the physical: be it food, shopping or not being able to let go of possessions we have acquired. In my experience, being able to let go of what no longer serves us is directly linked to being able to … Continue reading The Mind-Body-Space Connection: How a Clutter-Free Home Can Shape Your Eating
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.
In my last post I talked about how courage is a vital ingredient in achieving sustainable weight-loss and restoring health. Rising above the health and weight challenges we face involve growing into ourselves--and that usually requires a moderate dose of courage.
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.
I mentioned in my last post, that each of us has our own unique cooking style. Many of us find ourselves in the 'mood' to cook one day and other days we'd rather do anything but be in the kitchen. If we are unknowingly creating conditions that go against our cooking style, then we might … Continue reading What’s Your Cooking Style? – Learn to Love Time in the Kitchen
Confession time. I was doing a consult with a woman the other day, explaining that in my opinion one of the most imperative, and often over-looked, requirements to eating healthy is getting back in the kitchen. To this she said, 'yes, but it's easy to eat healthy when you love cooking.' I looked behind me, … Continue reading The Joy of Cooking … or An Acquired Taste
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 … Continue reading Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body (continued)
I have been excited to write this post for awhile. In the last few months several people have shared their New Year’s Resolutions. Most of the resolutions I have heard are centered around diet, weight-loss and fitness. Is it any surprise that the most common New Year’s resolution is to diet? Many of us hold in mind those inspiring people who were a weight loss success and hope for the same ourselves this year.
1) Ditch Poverty Mentality - In my last post, I talked about using skillpower instead of willpower to eat well. We may be tempted to want to eat a lot during the holiday season because we fear missing out on such great food that isn’t around every day of the week, but is that really … Continue reading Skillpower to Wrap Your Mind Around Holiday Eating