I Stopped Depriving Myself!

I finally said “Yes” to my utterly unreasonable and wildly heartfelt dream, a yearning that’s been with me for far too long. I kept putting it off. “It wasn’t the right time.” “I didn’t have the resources.” “This is only for rich people.” I was depriving myself.

Horses. Horses kept calling to me, from photographs, from pastures, tugging at my heart. The very site of a draft horse would move me to tears, and I didn’t know why. Little did I know that draft horses are incredible healers, and their gentle power is exactly what I needed in my life, for my clients, and for my own health journey.

I’ve always wanted horses in my life. I had a pony in my early teens, but I grew too big for her. I said I’d have one again, but kept saying “Later.” I would avoid going to stables because I didn’t want to long for them.


But then I saw a photo of my friend Devon Combs leading a huge draft horse (see left) on Instagram, and my heart melted. She had been encouraging me to come to one of her healing retreats since we met in 2012. I kept saying I’d do it later. Always later. I can tell you there was no benefit in waiting. I was pushing away my unbridled joy.

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You Naturally Have Healthy Instincts with Food

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful time of year. I’m writing today from sunny California. It’s 75 degrees outside, what?

I posted this image on Instagram. This describes what I’ve learned in working with hundreds of women and men with severe food cravings over the last 9 yrs.

Many people believe that letting go of food cravings means depriving yourself. Not true! You let go of the obsession. Isn’t that what you want?

It’s a challenge to trust or feel good about your body when you’re battling cravings. Plus, it makes it hard to eat the foods that nourish you or the treats you enjoy.

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Health & Weight Transformation: Michael’s Amazing Results

I’ve been in San Diego for a Wellness Leadership event, which was amazing, and I have so much in the works for you. Today, I wanted to share two things with you that also have me jumping up and down.

First, I’m hosting a LIVE mini Love Your Body Challenge™ next week, so stay tuned for details!

This mini challenge will take a mere 5 mins a day and last for 5 days, that’s it! This will jumpstart you on the journey of having the body and life you love, and it’s easier than you might think. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your relationship with food and your body, so you can get on with your life and finally love the skin you’re in!

Secondly, I’m finally sharing a testimonial from an amazing man who did the Love Your Body Challenge™ (the 21 day version) and then The Body Mind Reboot™ program. Not only did he shed 70, pounds (he was 5 pounds to go when we recorded this), he also healed his relationship with food and his body. He quickly got off blood pressure medication and is looking and feeling better than ever, and attracting compliments wherever he goes.

You can hear about his journey and his transformation in the video. It’s too big to post here, so click the link to go to my Facebook page HERE. Or, click the image below. I promise, it’s short and sweet:


If you’d like to learn more about how you can experience your own transform, be it with cravings, your weight or body image, sign up for your own Breakthrough Session here:


Can’t wait for the Love Your Body mini Challenge? I can’t either!  Get started now and join us in the Facebook community, the Love Your Body Lifestyle™. The sole purpose of this group is to help you have the body and life you love and we’d love to have you.

Join HERE.

All the best,


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If Your Body Were Your Valentine

Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 8.49.25 PMIf your body were your Valentine, would she feel loved and nurtured, respected and adored?


I encourage you to do something today that’s loving to your body. Treat your body like your beloved Valentine. It can be simple, love is simple, right? Just takes a few moments today to let your body know you’re on her side.

It can be a walk, a yummy and nourishing meal, a nap, a massage, a compliment…

Here’s a quick video I made in front of our blooming Magnolia tree. The photo above is one of her many blossoms about to light up our yard.



Leave a comment below about what you’ll do for your body today, Valentines day or not, I’d love to hear from you!

All the best,


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Want To Lose Weight? Get Yourself to Bed!!!


You may have a few pounds to lose or you’d like to lose a lot. Doesn’t matter, you need to get good sleep in order to burn fat. Study after study shows this to be true, but here’s at least one study to check out.

The great thing about getting quality sleep, is that it burns fat and preserves muscle mass, and down regulates appetite stimulating hormones. There’s a reason it’s called beauty rest, it’s good for your whole body, but especially important for fat burning

Is there a better combination for weight loss success?

But most people aren’t thinking about sleep when they’re wanting to lose weight, right? We’re thinking about:

  • Eating less (don’t restrict calories, please! That’s another blog post.
  • Exercising more
  • Cutting out treats (that sucks, right?)
  • Cutting out healthy dietary fat (again, please please please don’t cut out fat, unless it’s trans fats or other unhealthy fats like corn or soy oil, etc. do cut those out)

But, these are old paradigms that need to fade. What you need to burn fat and lose those pounds is: 

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