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!
This week in March, there are some quirky and fun days of observance this week. There is a day for “everything that you think is wrong” (March 15), “everything that you think is right” (March 16), “absolutely incredible kid” (March 17), “awkward moments day” (March 18), and “let’s laugh day” (March 19). I enjoy these lighthearted days and try to use them as a … Read More Self-esteem and Acceptance for a More Satisfied Life
What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is a type of awareness you have during the moment of eating your food. Similar to other forms of mindfulness, you enter a place of non-judgment, and instead appreciate the current moment, from what you are eating and whether you are enjoying it, to details like the taste and temperature of your food. Is it the Same as … Read More Jumpstart to Mindful Eating
Take Stock to Start Your Year on The Right Foot “Slow down!” “Wait a minute!” These are phrases I use with my nine-year-old often. Today, I want to use them with you, too. Too often we charge in when it would be better to assess where we are first. It can be painful to look back to see our mistakes and shortcomings. And yet, … Read More A Life’s Vision Needs Massive Action
*When you are in recovery or trying to eat for wellness This time of year, advertisements of snowy streets and families coming together laughing eating, and making merry abound. Presents being handed back and forth, faces of pure delight, and picture-perfect families and friends greeting each other with joy and true happiness. There are also just as many campaigns with thin, fit, people dashing … Read More Holiday Survival for Disordered Eaters*
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?
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
Meal Prep Saves Lives Or so it does, IMHO. I got started for the same reason a lot of folks do–to manage (or perhaps lose weight). But that was years ago, and I escaped the hold of diet culture, meal planning and prepping stayed with me. One reason is I enjoy it. My husband enjoys cooking, and the girls both love cooking programs and … Read More Let’s Get it PREPPIN’
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
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!