Eating Mindfully at Easter

Easter comes with the start of Autumn for us in the southern hemisphere. It’s an opportunity to pause, rest and have a break. When it comes to eating during the holidays, it’s normal to eat more when we are out of our daily routine and of course Easter comes with delicious treats like chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. In the Greek tradition we have a delicious brioche type cake. Holiday eating can be stressful for people because we are out of our routine and so many activities revolve...

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Mindful Eating Over Pesach

“Gam zu l'tova. This too is for the good.” – Nachum Ish Gamzu, Talmud, Taanit, 21a “When things get "hard" it reminds me that this too is for the best and I need to reorient my thinking to this realization.” – Rabbi Yitz Greenman Thank you to all my Jewish friends and clients for sharing your Pesach food challenges. I have selected the most prominent difficulties with food and suggested a different way of approaching them with a mindfulness point of view. This one specifically...

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27 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Have the Urge to Overeat

“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 our freedom.” — Viktor Frankl — As human beings we are wired to avoid discomfort of any kind and to seek pleasure. When we are in a stress response or in discomfort, an easy distraction is to eat. Eating provides some relief. It also releases dopamine and we feel better for a while. Often though, overeating leads to feelings of shame, guilt and regret. It’s...

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It's That Valentine Time Again: 14 Questions to Help You on Your Way to Loving Yourself

Filed Under: Body Acceptance Change

It’s that Valentine time again. 🙄 My rebellious nature reacts against forced enjoyment time a.k.a New Year’s Eve and forced romantic time a.k.a Valentine’s Day. However, let’s put cynicism aside, the message behind Valentine’s Day is honourable…. When we think about love, we often look at love in relation to having someone to love or someone who loves us back. What if we rather looked at self-love? Self-love is very difficult. We are programmed to be hard on ourselves....

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“The banquet is in the first bite...”

- Unknown -

“Seldom is the last of anything better than the first...”

- Irish Proverb -

“If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution.”

- Brooke Castillo -

“Someday society will doubt the wisdom of dieting rather than the willpower of dieters...”

- Unknown -

“In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink and the rest left empty...”

- Unknown -

“If you are invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet...”

- Pema Chodron -

“The only journey is the one within...”

- Rainer Maria Rilke -

“Right in the difficult must we have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out. There for the first time, we see how beautiful they are.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke -

“Wellness isn't about deprivation and it's not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential and then taking small steps to support that shift. It is about showing up for yourself day by day and then one day finding that you have undergone a transformation.”

- Kathy Freston -

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