I hope you're not sitting there today full of regret because you've over eaten Halloween candy. If you are, don't be hard on yourself, you're not alone. I was once there. Halloween, Easter, Christmas, any holiday I would eat candy until I was sick or almost sick. I would eat every last bit of candy I collected, finish the entire Easter basket and then feel horribly guilty about it.
The amazing thing is that there is another way to live besides being tempted by candy when it's around. I don't even know how many years it's been since I became an Intuitive Eater and I also can't remember the last time I had candy on Halloween or Easter.
I want to share with you about one of my amazing clients, Ashley Lobaugh! Through our work together as a part of Hello Beautiful Health she has created an amazing business called Paper Love.
It was through our work together...
I want to introduce you to my fantastic co-presenter for my event this Sunday September 17th Jenna Carpenter and share with you some of her amazing health wisdom.
Jenna is a yoga instructor and health coach and has a wellness business based here in San Diego and hosts international yoga retreats. So if yoga is your thing, check her out.
Here's a little piece of Jenna's wisdom:
Last week during our Elevate Our Inner Light session we had an amazing conversation about what it takes to REALLY be ourselves so I thought I'd give you some of the juicy tidbits we covered.
What do I mean by being yourself?
If you're anything like me, using the word "no" can be difficult and yet not saying it can make things overwhelming, stressful and even more difficult. If you're not someone who can easily throw it out there, it can be a process and journey.
I know you'll be able to relate to this week's blog! I mean, who hasn't gone out to dinner with friends and compared what you want to order to everyone else! It's not uncommon to want to "fit in" at the dinner table! The truth is that isn't always the best choice for us.
Ok so I know that it sounds a little weird that I ate a salad for breakfast. AND I don't want you to think you've got to eat salad for breakfast, BUT as an intuitive eater there are no rules about when you eat what. It's all about what your body is asking for. So yesterday morning I had a salad for breakfast because that's what sounded good to me. You might be saying "what the heck, that will never be me!"
Our mind, body and spirit play a big role in our happiness and our health, and they are all interconnected. When we're trying to transform one area it doesn't always make the difference we think it should. For example, you can focus all of your attention on food, but your good eating habits won't stick for long or you'll never feel satisfied with your results unless you have a healthy mindset and your life is in alignment.
this week I would talk to you about the relationship between our spirit/soul and our relationship to food.
When we are related to ourselves as powerful, beautiful, and worthy of amazing things we don't obsess about our weight, or bodies, or constantly criticize ourselves. You're thinking, well duh, I mean if I felt that way I wouldn't be in this situation at all...
A couple of weeks ago I went to see the movie Embrace, which I highly recommend if you haven't seen it!
The movie talks all about body image and the struggles that women of every shape and size struggle with living during this day and age. We're constantly bombarded with "Nutritional Information" on social media, in the news, on TV, you name it and it's around reminding you that you need to eat a certain way to feel good, be skinny and happy.