Category: Mind-Body Connection
This month, I am sharing about ways to rekindle joy and fun in movement. So, if you are looking for a great way to move your body, dancing is a fun (and my absolute favorite) way to get your body moving. Dancing can be done no matter your age or ability level. One can dance standing, from a chair, or even lying down in … Read More You Should be Dancing!
We are all familiar with stress. Most of us even know that prolonged bouts of negative stress, or chronic stress, can be harmful to our emotional and physical health. But can it be avoided? Stress is likely something everyone experiences, but that doesn’t mean that it has to get the best of you. Our bodies are essentially designed to make the most of a … Read More Stop Stress Before It Stops You
Eating That Doesn’t Satisfy Many suffer from what is known as emotional or binge eating. They differ in specific triggers or how they became habit, but the commonalities in them make it possible to take them together here in this post. In these conditions food is eaten for soothing, pleasure, or as a distraction from uncomfortable feelings or situations instead of for sustenance as … Read More What Are You Hungry For?
Do you wait until you feel an aching in your stomach before firing up the grill and cooking dinner and then eat until you are ready to burst? Do you turn to food as a coping mechanism when you feel emotionally overwhelmed? Does chocolate cake or a pizza slice make you feel happy and like you’re on top of the world? Self-awareness is crucial … Read More Eating I.Q.: Why You Eat When You Are Not Hungry
Mindful Eating is Mindfulness As a Food Relationship expert, I use mindful eating as a tool or skill to help break through beliefs and blocks surrounding our relationships with food and our bodies. But as mindful eating is just an extension of mindfulness, flexing in that area primes you for all mindfulness practices–especially gratitude practices. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention … Read More Mindfulness & Gratitude: Natural Health Boosters
Have you been struggling with a negative or lack mindset? Do you have a hard time balancing your moods, or you don’t understand why you can’t seem to focus? These are all common signs of needing a shift in your mindset and luckily, I’m here to help you with that. The fall season is an excellent time to start shifting your mindset and developing … Read More Mindful Eating 101: Fall into the Right Mindset
Hands up if you’ve tried pretty much everything to kiss goodbye to cravings and had no luck whatsoever? With mindful eating, you don’t need to spend heaps of time and energy on crushing your cravings completely. The Mouth Wants What the Mind Misses Telling yourself that you absolutely can’t have a particular food can work against you in the long term. Think of it … Read More In Case of Cravings, Try Mindful Eating
As a Holistic Wellness and Food Relationship Coach, I am often asked, “I need to eat better. If you were me, where would you start?” My advice will always be the same. Practice Mindful Eating. I was in your shoes, grasshopper, and this was where I started. Like a Bad Penny Always cropping up! That was me and my love-hate relationship with food and … Read More How Mindful Eating Can Improve Your Relationship with Food
This week two interesting observances fall: Laughter and Stress awareness. I could not have hoped for a better way to talk about one of my go-to cure-all techniques (laughter, the other being dance of course,) for relieving stress. I am utterly baffled that I was unaware of these days before last year. I just wasn’t blogging as regularly then! Thanks, Corona!How Laughter Can Improve … Read More Laughter is the Best Medicine
Spring, or Vernal, Equinox is here on Saturday, March 20. The seasonal changes brings on increasing amounts of sunlight (read: allergies) and weather that calls you to the outside (read: stock up on elderberry syrup and Benadryl!) For me, just like it’s opposite Fall, I most enjoy walking. Walking might be the simplest, most enjoyable form of joyful movement, second only to dancing! It’s … Read More Step it Up this Spring
Living in a culture so distracted by the thin/fit/cis/white/able-bodied ideal leads many to a disconnected relationship with the body, instead of one of reverence,” @benourished (Instagram). When I read this post, I immediately replayed tons of comments about holiday weight gain, not enjoying favorite dishes, or eating quantities of comfort foods that would starve a bird. I get it. In my full-time career I … Read More Eat, Drink, and Be Merry