Recently Madonna sent out a tweet which featured a picture of a woman’s mons pubis with a small Nike swoosh log drawn on it. The tweet said “Yasssssssss! Just do it! and promoted the January 21, 2017 Woman’s March. In a local 3000 plus member Facebook group...Read More
What if you could lose weight by taking care of your heart and taking really good care of yourself? If you've been struggling with your weight and with food for years, its time to leave dieting behind and embark on a different kind of journey; one full of gentleness, self care, and loving kindness.
In all my travels through life, what I’ve discovered is that there is really only one thing we all want. Whether we are trying to lose weight or build a satisfying career or develop a loving romantic relationship, we are pursuing only one thing –Read More
I know how frustrating it is to want to lose weight, to want to look or feel a certain way and it just isn’t happening. It so easy to be critical and hard on ourselves and begin to feel despondent about the whole thing. Its easy to start spiraling down with negative feelings and thoughts and then eat to feel better.Read More
Invariably, when someone loses a noticeable amount of weight, others want to know “how did you do it?” Her answer usually boils down to “I ate less and exercised.” The question people actually want the answer to is “how did you eat less and exercise? How did you have the willpower to do it? How did you stop yourself from eating and make yourself exercise?”Read More
I remember when I first lost weight. My five foot, six inch frame had crept up to an unhealthy weight, gaining every year. My medium build had continued to grow in size while I unknowingly dieted on the pounds year after year.Read More
When we are so determined that our bodies must weigh a certain weight or look a certain way, we become rigid and stressed. We stay focused on a certain diet trying to control every morsel we put in our bodies. Or we relentlessly measure our water intake or push ourselves to do a very specific exercise regime. We are not relaxed or flexible; we are not loving our bodies. We are demanding of ourselves...Read More
“I want to eat” is unfortunately not the answer. We live in a culture replete with conflicting rules about eating which often have nothing to do with whether or not we are actually hungry. These rules tell us what we should eat, how we should eat, when we should eat, how we should combine foods, and on and on. Many of these ideas are useful strategies for increasing and maintaining health and losing weight. But a really important strategy is to eat when actually hungry. In order to eat when hungry, you must know when you are hungry – you must be able to recognize true hunger.Read More
And six ideas to help change your focus!
No matter how much we want to lose weight, we often don’t because we don’t want to give up something we want, or rather, something we are attached to. We are afraid that we will have to give up things that give us comfort or pleasure in order to lose weight. Sweet and salty foods give us pleasure and enjoyment and eating distracts us and provides a momentary escape from thinking or drudgery. It also gives us an excuse to avoidRead More