What happens when food is more than food? What if food is your medicine or what helps you cope with life? Tantalizing meals and treats can take us on refreshing trips down memory lane or just away from reality. This can feel like a blessing or a curse. While food may comfort us in the moment, be it because of boredom, depression, excitement, or loneliness, we are often just distracted from the larger issue at hand. Some people lose all sense of control when it comes to the intoxicating aromas and tastes creeping around kitchen corners or out of fast food bags....more
The mind is a wonderful thing, complex of many cognitive faculties, but when temptation is concerned, it seems mine lacks serious self-control.I am an extremely healthy, active person, always conscious of what I’m eating, when my next gym session is, my weight, my skin and my routine.However once my routine is disturbed all hell breaks loose. Going from living at university, regular gym sessions with housemates, buying my own food, cooking to the holidays, when I go home, this is where it spirals out of control....more
I have been contemplating doing a juice fast since I started moving in the direction of a plant based, whole foods diet as recommended by the people at Hallelujah Acres. That was December of 2011. I have done 2 one-day juice fasts and the amount of willpower needed to get through 24 hours scared me away from trying anything longer. I am not lazy by any means but I like flexibility and the freedom to change my mind....more
I feel an ‘Aha Moment’ coming soon… but I’m not quite there yet… oh, and did I hear recently that Oprah is trying to trademark ‘aha moment’?? Maybe I owe her some money? Cuz I use that phrase all the time.. and have been for quite awhile now…. ...more
Today marks the 15th birthday of my baby girl… who’s been a pretty special, (if not challenging at times) daughter so far. One of the things that amazes me about her is she popped out knowing exactly who she was, what she liked and didn’t like, and she didn’t hesitate to tell you about it!...more
You can learn how to snap out of a super bad mood and change your state. It takes a bit of practice and an ounce of self growth, but you can learn to master your moods. When you drift into a bad mood don’t forget you are also drifting into a much lower energy vibration. Call it hormones, call it being stuck in traffic, or call it dropping a kilo of yogurt all over the kitchen floor – it can be overcome.
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