Unsatisfied in Paradise?

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Aloha!

I’m in paradise, and yet I’m UNSATISFIED! I’m sending you a video from Hawaii about satisfaction, so that YOU’ll be more satisfaction!

Click the image, watch it, and let me know what you’ll do to feel MORE satisfied.

Send me an email or leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!

All the best,

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How Gratitude Drops Pounds & Stops Cravings

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It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow here in the states. You may be celebrating (or not). Either way, I want to share some helpful tips to get you through the holidays feeling great!

You can use Gratitude this Holiday season to not only to feel better but to get control of your eating.

What I need you to do, is drop and give me 5!

Ack! That sounds like a bootcamp trainer, doesn’t it?

 

When you have a craving, you’ve overeaten, or you’re stressed about the crazy things your family says, do this:

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What Are Your Halloween Candy Memories?

candy cornWhat are your Halloween candy memories? I was thinking today about my favorite Halloween candy and it was always the wrapped chocolates; Mounds, Almond Joy, Butterfingers, Snickers, Kit Kats and one of my favorites Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. My sister was much more inclined to the hard candy, candy corn and taffies, but I was a chocolate lover.

We graduated from paper bags to hold our candy to pillow cases, and we were determined to canvas the neighborhood and fill them up. Then, when we got home, we would analyze and compare our stash.

But ya know, my favorite memory of the neighborhood was my teacher’s house, Rosie. She invited the whole neighborhood over, and would have kids perform for their candy. The adults were all drinking booze I’m sure and enjoying themselves. It was the most fun place to be. We would go there, knowing it would cut into our candy collecting time, but it was just so much fun. Plus, Rosie was so encouraging of our performances and was a natural teacher, bringing out the best in us.

What I’ve seen over the years in working with people is that it’s not about the sweets, it’s about the people we’re with and oftentimes, our cravings come from the sweet memories we share with others.

Back to you, what were you favorite candy memories from Halloween?

I’d love to know, please share them in the comments below.

 

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Bacon & Chocolate For Breakfast?

AshlandI’m writing from Ashland Oregon. I’m here with my Mom (she’s 80!) and I wanted to share what we’ve been eating for breakfast.

Why?

Because it may help you choose breakfast foods you enjoy AND love your body.

I often find people eat foods they THINK are healthy or avoid foods they THINK are unhealthy. This can take you off track and missing out on pleasure AND good nutrition!

Isn’t it time to get rid of the SHOULD’s?

The last 2 mornings, I’ve had bacon and chocolate for breakfast.

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Join the Love Your Body Challenge!

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Love Your Body Challenge

I’m offering a free 21 Day Love Your Body Challenge designed to help you let go of what weighs you down physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When we’re at war with our bodies, nobody wins! Good news is, you can change this and as soon as you do, you’ll feel different. Then, you’ll notice you look different. And, it’s all from letting go of what no longer serves you.

This will be easy and fun and did I say it’s FREE?

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Willpower & Permission to Pause

hammockLast night after working with clients, I was writing up a blog post about willpower. It was almost done but I didn’t finish. I could have pushed, I can push through fatigue, but I listened to my body.

A few weeks ago, I asked folks on my email list what their biggest struggles were. The top struggles were around willpower and not having enough time. Thank you to everyone who answered that email, I SO appreciate your feedback. I want to help you, and I AM creating something so stay tuned.

I have a habit of working too much.  You see, there are things I need / want to do for others, and there’s the student loans and there’s the passion for what I do and helping those I serve. So, it’s easy to see that I get pulled into working too much. But, today, I’m going to rest, I’ll work a little, but I’m taking some time to pause, and I invite you to do the same.

Right now, I’m running my first ever 21 Day Love Your Body Challenge. I’m over the moon excited for the participants. See, I started my healing journey 27 years ago and I’m sharing what worked for me and many others to heal.

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My Secret Weapon for Weight Loss

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I used to hate my body and started obsessing about it at sixteen, when I started getting curves. I was self conscious before that, but it did not center around my weight. I got serious (stern voice) about managing my weight and controlling my body and was a bit neurotic. I thought I needed the perfect body to get what I wanted in life, so I started dieting and became … an aerobics instructor. Seriously, I did that, it was the 80’s, please forgive me.

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What You Crave, Craves You

craving_meaningIf you have food cravings, you may think you’re craving that particular food. It tastes good, it makes you feel good, it’s so yummy, right? Who doesn’t want that?

 

I’m here to tell you, that what you crave is SO much bigger, so much deeper, and so much more important than that piece of chocolate or that bowl of ice cream or that doughy buttery french bread. What you crave craves you because you are wired to desire. We want more, we want fulfillment, we want to feel joy and connection.

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This 4 Letter Word Stops Cravings


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And the word is “NEED!” I know, it’s cringe worthy, right? Nobody wants to talk about their needs, let alone speak them or advocate for them. I used to not even want people to know I had needs. I wanted to be strong, self reliant and live on air. Can you relate?  People who crave deny their needs, but this too can change and it won’t make you a needy or obnoxious person.

After working with people over the years, I’ve found that behind every food craving is an unmet need. A craving is a signaling system for your unmet needs, either physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.  I wrote a blog post where I suggest you Thank Your Food Cravings, because cravings are a way of letting you know something is amiss, so you can actually address it.

Side note: For this post, I’m referring to needs, but you could just as easily call it a desire, a want, a wish, etc. Does that make it less repulsive? It’s natural to have needs and desires, right? I desire to feel satisfied, I want to feel happy, a need is no different so get over the cringe so you can get what your heart desires.

Food cravings are kinda like a game of telephone. You know how it goes, the message starts out clear, and with each person who relays the message, it changes, until it’s almost unrecognizable.

In your body, the message can go like this:

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How To Eat at a Buffet, BBQ or Party & Feel Good!

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One of the biggest challenges I hear from my clients is:

It’s not easy to eat healthy food when I’m out and about!

Social gatherings include food. The hand-to-mouth action seems to be a sort of comfort buffer that eases social situations. You may be surrounded by a whole bunch of “junk” food when you venture out into the world. Processed foods are everywhere, right?

There’s nothing wrong with eating processed foods every so often, but it’s helpful to know when you can get away with it and when you can’t.

I understand not wanting to stick out in a crowd and you too may be embarrassed to pass on something served or to ask your host or hostess for special arrangements. I so get it.

The next time you’re at a party try this suggestion.

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