How do you want to FEEL in the New Year?

New year’s resolutions Happy New Year! I typically don’t set a New Year’s resolution, but I can’t help but reflect on the things I’d like to do better in the next.  For most people this is usually some tangible thing like lose weight, pay off debt, meet that life partner, etc.  However, when you look at the essence of most …

Thankful for my struggles

Thankful for struggles I was talking to a friend on the phone whose financial life is not moving forward like he wants it to. After listening for awhile I had to tell him “you are your biggest stumbling block”. I can say the same thing for myself regarding any of my unattained goals. It is my mind that is my …

Sitting through cravings and other feelings

Cravings and other feelings “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” — Victor E. Frankl. When we get emotionally triggered, often the best thing to do is not react but to sit through the feeling and let it pass. Is this …

The Brain in Your Belly

The brain in your belly Have you stopped listening to your body signals that naturally tell you when you’re hungry and when you’re full? If you get into the habit of ignoring them, the outcome is typically weight gain. I have found this to be the number one reason why I may gain weight – emotional eating & not listening …

Five thoughts to stop you from overeating

Stop overeating I came across these five pre-meal contemplations created by Thich Nhat Hanh. Reciting these before eating is a way to foster mindful eating. Try them on and see if any resonate with you. The Five Contemplations This food is a gift from the whole universe: the earth, the sky, numerous living beings, and much hard, loving work. May …

Where’s your head when you eat?

Where’s your head when you eat? I was talking to a friend on the phone whose financial life is not moving forward like he wants it to. After listening for awhile I had to tell him “you are your biggest stumbling block”. I can say the same thing for myself regarding any of my unattained goals. It is my mind …

Lose weight by reacting to stress positively

How do you react to stress? Learning to deal with stress positively will make it much easier to manage your weight. Stress at its essence is the flight or fight response. But in today’s world, what we stress about is typically not something we need to fight or flee from to save our life. Our day-to-day stress is typically work …

Are you an emotional or stress eater?

Are you an emotional eater? Yes I am. Sometimes the strongest desire for food happens when I’m at my weakest point emotionally. I will turn to food for comfort — consciously or unconsciously — when facing a difficult problem, stress, or just looking to keep myself occupied to avoid the underlying issue. It took me years to realize this. I …

The Power of Mind to Change Your Life

How your mind can change your life According to www.differencebetween.net …  It is in the brain that all the functions and activities take place. The brain, which is the center of the nervous system, coordinates movements, thoughts, and feelings. But these are put forth or felt through the mind. We all use the mind to think, feel, and respond. The mind …

Your mind: Best ally and worst enemy

How your mind affects your weight loss I was talking to a friend on the phone whose financial life is not moving forward like he wants it to. After listening for awhile I had to tell him “you are your biggest stumbling block”. I can say the same thing for myself regarding any of my unattained goals. It is my …