Say “Yes” to What You Want

The human mind is a YES-based operating system. Focus on the positive As any golfer will tell you, if you focus on not hitting your ball into the water trap, your ball will inevitably plunk into the pond. To hit the hole, focus on the hole. While using pain to discourage errant behavior is useful and effective in some instances, it’s also highly effective in far more instances to focus your attention on your desired behavior and reward yourself for a job well done. Redirect yourself One great way to do this is to redirect. People who hear “No” or … Read More Button

More Meals at Home

“If you needed a better reason to start cooking more meals at home, here’s one for you. Michael Pollan explains how cooking more can change your life.”   … Read More Button

Handling Stress in Healthy Ways

Stress management can seem to take a lot of imagination and patience when you’re trying to handle so many things in your life. Many people struggle with finding time for stress management on a regular basis, Although some people choose to embrace a pharmaceutical approach to dealing with stress, there are a few simple things you can do that may help you find a solution that suits your needs more naturally. Keep reading to find healthy ways to manage your stress. Take a deep breath Even though breathing is something that every person does without thinking, it’s probably a good … Read More Button

Learn the Hunger Scale to Know if You’re Hungry

Do you have trouble deciding if you’re really hungry or just trying to fill some other kind of need? Even though eating is a common part of life for all living things, the psychology behind it is notoriously complex. If you want to be more in control, it is a great idea to gain some of the tools that you can use to get a handle on your eating habits. Continue reading to learn the hunger scale to know if you’re actually hungry. It’s Important to Eat Slow One of the important things about using a hunger scale is that … Read More Button

Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Eat Something

Even though people have been eating since the beginning of time, it can sometimes be somewhat difficult to discover what the exact motivation for eating really is. You could be trying to find ways to fill the time, or feeling stressed about other matters completely. Whatever the case may be, it’s very important to get to the root of what is causing you to eat, especially if you are wanting to make changes in your eating habits. If you are just beginning to make changes, asking yourself the following questions can help you decide whether or not to eat something.
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Why You Should Seek Therapy for Emotional Eating

Have you ever felt the urge to eat something just because it was there? Sometimes, we can end up putting ourselves at a disadvantage because of the choices we make from day to day. If you routinely engage in binge eating, the result could have serious health implications. Food is fun, but sometimes a craving for a certain item can signify a much greater issue that may have to be examined from a different angle. Let’s explore 4 reasons to seek therapy for emotional eating. Learn to Identify the Triggers. A major asset that comes with working with a mental … Read More Button

The Difference Between Hunger and Emotional Hunger

When you reach for something to eat… it’s important to know the real reason why you’re standing there in front of the refrigerator. People everywhere are struggling with weight and body image issues. Looking into how you feel about eating can tell you a lot about whether or not you should eat something, and it helps you to learn how to identify whether or not you’re eating for the right reasons. I will be sharing a few ways that will let you know the difference between hunger and emotional hunger. Emotional Hunger There are certain patterns and indications that you … Read More Button

Loving yourself Today

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Each time you find yourself in front of a mirror today, take a moment to witness yourself. As you look deeply into your own eyes, hold all aspects of yourself in loving awareness. Silently repeat these words three times, “I see you, I accept you, I love you,” Carry this practice through your day and witness your heart gently open to yourself and others. … Read More Button