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.Read More
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.Read More
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!"Read More
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.Read More
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.
Our bodies are extraordinary. They communicate exactly what we need, the only problem is that most of us ignore them or interpret the messages improperly.
The good thing is, that by using simple awareness and asking questions you can actually begin to understand exactly what you need.
So today, I want to talk about all of the different reasons why we eat when we're not hungry! Eating when we're not hungry once in a while, isn't so bad, but when it becomes something we're doing every day or every week, it can add up! Even people who eat really nourishing foods can over eat and gain weight. So it's important to talk about our mindset and emotions when it comes to food. Since you might be eating perfectly and yet still over eating! Next week I'll talk about what happens if we are not eating ENOUGH.Read More
So you might think, who cares about changing my mindset when it comes to food, all you need to do is "eat healthy" or "eat perfectly for a few weeks". My answer to that is that your mindset is everything! What if you could naturally without even trying consistently stay pretty close to eating perfectly instead "eating perfectly" and then slowly or quickly slipping back into old habits until you feel awful again? What if fried food, fast foods, and things that make you sick didn't even taste good to you anymore?!?! That's where our mindset comes in.Read More
First of all, I just to say when it comes to our bodies and our appearance, we have an enormous amount of pressure from our culture, for some of you even your from your friends and family, to look a certain way. So it's not your fault if you hate your body or the way you look from time to time. But appreciating your body will dramatically change your eating habits.Read More
This answer is yes! It's called body-food choice congruence. Our body food choice congruence is choosing foods that feel good and energize your body. This is the ultimate goal of intuitive eating.Read More
I just finished Gabrielle Bernstein’s course Finally Full, a course all about the connection between spirituality and food. In this short course, she shares a different perspective on how to approach food and it strongly resonated with me.
It has even shifted the way I’ve been approaching food lately. Yes, even as an intuitive eater for years and even as a health coach I’m continuously learning more about myself and what serves me best (so remember there’s not a moment where we stop learning about our bodies and everything is perfect).
I want to share with you what shifted in me and share a few powerful insights that I know will make a difference for you too.
Just a little insight, Gabrielle Bernstein once struggled with alcohol, drug addiction and binge eating. In her course, she talks about how having an unhealthy relationship with food is cutting off our connection to spirit, the universe, our higher selves, or God. It’s cutting off our connection to our intuition, inner guidance or inner wisdom.
Now why is this so important? Having access to your inner guidance connects you to your life’s purpose and it gives you the power to manifest your dreams. Yes, that means calling in the one, getting your dream job, being able to feel happy every day. If that isn’t enough to motivate you, I don’t know what is!
So why does having an unhealthy relationship with food cut off your connection to your intuition?
Obsessing over food (counting calories, points, analyzing our food choices, feeling guilty) is all a cover up. . . it’s just a way to ignore what our inner guidance is really telling us.
Just like obsessing over what you eat, mindlessly eating, emotionally eating, and binge eating are ways of avoiding having to deal with or feel emotions and thoughts that maybe aren’t so pleasant. The thing is those emotions are actually very valuable to you, they are a sign or signal that something is off balance or out of alignment for you.
They are the exact way you need to grow or transform that would leave you with the power to manifest your dreams.
When you find yourself obsessing over food or mindlessly shoving food in your mouth, it’s your opportunity to stop and ask yourself:
What do I REALLY need right now?
Is it comfort, rest, love, relaxation, self-care, a good friend, to talk with someone, to do something fun? Because you know it’s not food. Food has just become the mechanism for controlling yourself when you feel out of control. It’s one thing YOU have complete control over; how much goes in or stays out.
It could be asking yourself, what is happening in my life right now and what am I supposed to do about it?
Maybe you need to start exploring new jobs, making new friends, ending or starting a new relationship. What is your body telling you to do?
Our emotions, changes, or illness in our bodies are an indication that something needs to be paid attention to.
What are you not honoring that your body or heart is telling you to do?
Take a close look at your relationship with food, what is your obsession with food really about? Is it a form of control?
What is the binge or mindless eating really about? Is it because you’re lonely or feel guilty about something?
How can you address that problem powerfully, rather than using food?
More on this in the coming weeks!
Whether you're in a relationship or not, Valentine's day can be rough! It can bring up all kinds of emotions, make you feel sad, disappointed or upset, but it doesn't have to be that way! Today's video will give you some tips about changing your perception of Valentine's Day and actually enjoy it!
Our bodies are perfectly designed to tell us what they need. The only problem is that we aren't listening. Today's Today's episode of Weekly Wisdom is about what your body might be telling you that you're not seeing and how to tune in! (See below the video if you'd rather read today's episode!) Don't forget to check below for upcoming events, extra resources and opportunities for you!
We're halfway through January and I know the New Year motivation is starting to wear off or maybe it already has... which is why I wanted to give you a few tips to keep your motivation strong and keep up with what you want to accomplish this year. Today's episode of Weekly Wisdom is about why it can be challenging to stick to a routine and how you can reshape your goals now to keep motivated! (See below the video if you'd rather read today's episode!)Read More
I've received a lot of requests to start a video series, so I'm doing it! Every week instead of a blog post or in combination with a blog post I'll be sending a video right to your inbox that you can watch to get inspiration for the week! Prefer to read? See below the video!Read More