How do I change my attitude about eating healthy?

How do I change my attitude about eating healthy?

There is so much information out there about HOW to eat a healthy, whole food diet. There is so much inspiration and motivation out there but still you find yourself reaching for the convenience and “junk” foods. Why? Is it lack of discipline? What role does discipline play? Intuitive eating is a way to connect naturally with what your body wants. No foods are off limits and yes, you may have a few binges on unhealthy foods AT FIRST, when you start changing your attitude about food. When you make all foods OK, when you stop making food “bad” and stop the shame and restrictive attitude about your food a shift will eventually take place. Your choices will change. When it isn’t off limits you can always have it later, and there is not as much of a reason to binge… It will always be there for you! Discipline has it’s place, but really, you need to have this piece in place first, then discipline will feel good! This works only if this one piece is in place though: Love yourself and accept your body as it is. Love your body with a strong affection, appreciate your body’s service to you. It does so much, it is the vessel for your life and soul. When this part of you is in place, you want to treat your body like a temple, feed yourself whole and healthy foods that nourish you. You begin to want to eat foods that make you feel good rather than chemical laden junky foods that do nothing for you, empty foods with no soul. There...
11 things you can do to feel beautiful

11 things you can do to feel beautiful

Look at your entire body in the mirror daily. You are beautiful in your own unique way, accept who and where you are. Look at yourself naked, look at yourself in your favorite dress. Do you avoid mirrors? Try to push yourself out of your comfort zone, have a look.   Accept love. Tell yourself. “I love you” on a daily basis. Even if you don’t feel lovable, allow your heart to open to yourself. Look into your own eyes in a mirror and find compassion towards yourself. Practice this even if you don’t feel it at first, eventually your heart will open.   Get your hair done. Don’t wait for anything to try that new hairstyle that you love. Find a good stylist that you resonate with and discuss whether or not you will be able to rock that style or does another style fit you better. Open yourself to new possibilities.   Have your nails done. In a nice place where you will have a quality mani and/or pedi. Whether you choose polish or no polish, having your nails done regularly will help you feel well groomed and pampered.   Choose nourishing and whole foods. Respect your body by choosing healthy and nutrient dense foods. Avoid abusing your body with “junk” foods and processed foods. Trust me, you will feel so much better body, mind and spirit.   Move your body. Dance, yoga or simple stretching, walk or running, or your favorite workout. Moving your body will help your circulation in both the physical and energetically ( your subtle body.) There are so many other benefits, try...
Beauty styling, crystal healing, and spiritual balance

Beauty styling, crystal healing, and spiritual balance

Having your hair done is not just physical care and maintenance, it is also allowing someone to enter your crown chakra, the most sacred part of your body.¬† It is nothing to be taken lightly. If you don’t like going into salons and having your hair done perhaps you’re with the wrong stylist. I have heard many people say that they don’t like going into salons and having their hair done because they will have to look in the mirror.   Think about it, the mirror reflects back to you who you are on the outside. If what you see doesn’t reflect who you are on the inside, then there will be a disconnect and you won’t want to see yourself. In my coaching group and private classes we do some mirror work, facing ourselves, staring ourselves down. In long distance coaching we also have assignments that include mirror work. Connecting our inner selves with our outer expression is so important. Having a stylist who is conscious of that and offers more than just a cut and blow dry is a valuable find. Having a stylist who also addresses your energy body and offers coaching in not only beauty but other areas of your life is the ultimate in spiritual self care. Hair represents many things, it holds your DNA, it holds memories and imprints of events you’ve experienced. Having is cut is a cleansing step towards allowing new things into your life. Having your hair washed can be symbolic of cleansing away the cobwebs in your mind and clearing your connection to the divine. Combining the washing and...
How to change your diet

How to change your diet

I recently switched to a plant based diet, this is a huge change to the Paleo meat- infused lifestyle I was living. Why did I do it? I felt drawn to eating even more veggies and I also had a hard time cooking with meat. I didn’t like the feel of raw meat as I prepared it, and I also thought about the animals and their lives, especially the pigs, who are very intelligent beings. I had been made aware of traditional practices of “harvesting ” meat and the fear (terror) that was involved in the ending of the animal’s lives. This doesn’t include all of the farms, of course there are ethical smaller farms where they treat the animals with respect up until the end. This weighed on my mind though. I also was quite the germaphobe when it came to cleaning up after cooking with meat. I hate bleach, but felt like I needed it to thoroughly clean my work area and my hands.   Creating plant based meals is fun to me. I have my favorite cookbooks and mostly read them for inspiration to create my own dishes. I am so involved with the process of creating colorful and healthy meals it is not a temporary diet, it is a lifestyle change! I know you’ve heard that before. “It’s a lifestyle change.” This is what that means.   Planning your meals is key. I spend time each Saturday planning my week and my grocery list. I leave room for finding fresh and local veggies from the farmer’s market.   Sticking to the list. Walking by those...
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