Stress… we all deal with it. It’s unavoidable in fact but there are ways to cope with it and lessen its effects on our minds and the habits that form as a result. Eating is a coping mechanism for stress because when we eat something (Especially satisfying) just to eat it, this is a sure sign of stress eating. Let’s delve further into the … Read More Is Stress Eating You?
Here in my neck of the woods, there have been some hints of autumn with cooler mornings and evenings, but we are still in the 90s during the day. But the changing of the weather (not quite SWEATER WEATHER) has a couple of questions popping into my inbox. They can be summed in two basic queries: “I am early in my recovery and have … Read More Fall, Foods, and Brighter Moods
How Self-Care Can Help Ensure Good Mental Health The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. As an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, mental health is centered in my work. Today, I invite you to take part in observing World Mental Health Day and help … Read More The Power of Pampering
To tell the truth 100% of the time may seem possible at first glance. But what about those little lies that are common in daily life? Like the ones we tell to protect someone’s feelings, or not revealing the real reason we ran 5 minutes to work. My personal favorite is now a reel on Instagram: your precious kid hands you a drawing that … Read More The Truth About Harmless Lies and Your Health
A walk might seem like child’s play compared to running a marathon or competing in crossfit, but a walk can be a very healthy alternative if you lack the time or interest in exercising intensely. In fact, for most people, the maximum benefit from movement can be achieved in about 30 minutes 4 times a week. Most humans were built for walking, and even … Read More Walk, Stroll, or Roll in the Park Day!
Spring is officially here! I, like others, are feeling this spring a little more deeply and with greater excitement. This year, there is the promise of mingling and socializing more after surviving a pandemic. It is not totally over, but it seems like this Omicron has been declining without another deadly variant on its heels. I am grateful to be able to figuratively and … Read More Bring in Spring Like a Boss!
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
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
Mornings, am I right? I only recently became a morning person in the past few years. And not because of some grand, lofty lifestyle overhaul strategy. It was literally the only time my house was quiet enough for me to think. I started by getting up only 15 minutes earlier than my husband. At the time, he was up at about 6:30am. I didn’t … Read More 5 Minute Mind-Body Morning Hack
Emotions can bottle up inside you, but you don’t have to let them. You can master your thoughts, feelings, and emotions and learn to let them out in positive ways, so they don’t cause you stress and harm. One of the best ways to improve your health and handle your emotions is by expressing your gratitude. Yes, really!