The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation is one of the best ways to silence the mind and release resistance. There are many benefits of mindfulness meditations, but before I list them here, you may be wondering what mindfulness meditation is. Mindfulness meditation is the style of meditation where you focus on a mantra, or your breath, or both. It’s purpose is to draw your attention inward and to be at peace with the present moment. When you focus on your breath or a mantra, and thoughts creep in, which they often do, you simply and gently bring your attention back to your mantra or your breathing. When you quiet your mind for 20 minutes, once to twice a day, you begin to release stress, calm your nervous system, and quiet the mind.
The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation:
- Clearing the internal chatter or “monkey mind”. By clearing the monkey mind you are processing your stress and freeing your mind of the cycle of endless repeated thoughts throughout the day, leaving your mind more open to insight and solutions. When the mind is overactive with chatter, it can sometimes lend a hand to self-sabotage, so when you release the chatter you are releasing your tendency to self-sabotage. read more
7 Things to Look for in a Holistic Weight Release Coach
Fed up with diets that only deliver short term results?
Tired of the deprivation that has gone hand in hand with losing weight?
Confused about what foods to eat and how much?
Confused about the conflicting information about fats, carbs, or proteins?
Have you had it with diet leaders telling you that you need a lifestyle change?
Feeling disconnected and know that there has got to be a better way?
Well then, you may benefit perfectly from working with a weight release coach or mentor. read more
Love and Weight Release
Loving ourselves is a large, and important part of weight release. Love and weight release truly do go together. However you may find it difficult loving yourself while being overweight.
You may feel anger that you “let yourself go like this” that you continue to punish yourself by eating more, not caring, or even despising yourself.
I know it can be difficult, you may be so used to beating yourself over your weight that you probably don’t know HOW to love yourself again. Or you may be beating yourself over other things from your past. read more
Are you in your comfort zone being heavy?
Many of us get stuck in heavy mode because subconsciously we are in our comfort zone being heavy.
If you have a hard time knowing whether or not you are in your comfort zone, then I have a list of statements to ask yourself whether they are True or False. This could help you determine if you are residing where you are subconsciously comfortable.
Clearing the Clutter
Clearing the clutter does have an impact on your weight release efforts.
Remember the adage, your inner world is a reflection of your outer world? Well the same applies for the other way around. You outer world is a reflection of what’s going on inside of you as well. When you begin to clear the clutter in your environment it has an impact on your energy, and your mind. Take a look at this photo for example. I bet if we were to ask the person who’s desk this belongs to, “how do you know where anything is?” they would most likely say that they know exactly where things are. (Everything is in that stack of papers!) Okay even though that’s a great answer, one that I have used numerous times myself when I would sit in my paper infested office (note past tense), but how long do you think it would take that person to find what he/she is looking for? read more
My Cats Have Negative Eating Habits Too
Do you ever take stock of your negative eating habits? There are about 18-20 most common ones, but the few I am going to talk about today are the ones that my cats deal with every day!
First, let me introduce you to my 3 cats. There’s Booster, the big alpha male cat and his spouse Remy. Booster is quiet but he walks with determination, and his body language shouts “I am the alpha male and you will love me, adore me, or at the very least, obey me!” Remy on the other hand is quite talkative and is a lover not a fighter, she is about the most laid back, sweet natured cat there is. Although she has a bit of the inquiring mind syndrome. If she could read she would subscribe to The National Enquirer. Booster and Remy have joined our household last year, they were welcomed with open (human) arms but not feline arms. Which brings me to Suki, the cute little black and white Tuxedo who we have had since she was a kitten. She was not very pleased with us when we rescued Booster and Remy. To this day, she still hisses at them, although she is a bit moody and some days she actually tolerates Remy, her relationship with Booster, is an entirely different story. They fight like and cats and cats! Booster is more than twice Suki’s size, but she still provokes him every chance she gets. I think secretly she enjoys the drama…oh but that’s another blog! read more
What’s your Story about Weight?
We all have stories that are at the base of our belief systems. Many times, we don’t even realize we have stories. We think that we are in charge of our life, being totally conscious and aware. Well if you have any blocks or areas that you struggle with, then most likely you have stories that are subconsciously running your life. These stories are LIES, that you have been buying into. What’s your story about weight?
One of my stories was that the only way for me to lose weight was for me to starve myself. Sure in the past, I participated in those extreme low calorie diets and lost the weight. But after those types of diets, I ALWAYS gained the weight back within record time once I started eating again. read more