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

1457022421ab8br 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?"

The Mind-Body-Space Connection: How a Clutter-Free Home Can Shape Your Eating

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

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

14134949178wx9wIn 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.

Courage Continued – Braving Your Self

images454In 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.

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

IMG_7567I 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.

September Resolutions – 8 Ways to Feel Full while Eating Healthier this Fall

IMG_0939September is the new January. Now that the kids are back to school and summer is unofficially over, many of us find ourselves setting new goals for the fall as we settle back  into a routine. Regularly exercising and eating healthier is often at the top of our resolution list.

What’s Your Cooking Style? – Learn to Love Time in the Kitchen

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

The Canadian Food Guide – Fat Phobia and other Causes of Obesity

ee-canadafoodguide[1]With regards to protein, there is a small triumph with Canada's Food Guide which now advises Canadians to eat less red meat and to instead choose lean meats, such as fish and chicken. Unfortunately, fat phobia is still ever present. A mountain of research indicates that fat is not the enemy with both obesity and cardiovascular health, but rather sugar and excess consumption of grains are the real culprit.

True to Yourself Eating- Learning to Eat Mindfully, Joyfully and Skillfully

I have written plenty in the past year on mindful eating and how one can learn about their relationship to food—why they are eating and how they use food other than for physical nourishment. As I have described in previous posts, determining why we are eating and checking in while eating to determine our level … Continue reading True to Yourself Eating- Learning to Eat Mindfully, Joyfully and Skillfully

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail – Ditch the Resolution, Set an Intention

file000475058724I 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.