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30
Jan

Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Hidden Secret Behind Weight Loss Failure

“I’ll call her Anna. She believes her weight gain started when she was in the fourth grade. That was the year she moved into her stepfather’s house and he began sexually abusing her. She remembers it was then because she loved the little purple flowers on the wall paper in her new bedroom. She methodically would count the purple petals hoping he would stop touching her by the time she reached one hundred. When I saw her in my office some thirty years later, she was depressed, overweight and didn’t realize her obesity had anything to do with being sexually abused. It was only when she realized that her weight gain was her incredibly resourceful way of trying to protect herself, that she understood. She then could begin to set herself free.”

If you were sexually abused as a child, and have had difficulty releasing weight and keeping it off, you are not alone.  (more…)

21
Jan

My Favorite Work-Out Buddy!

I feel fortunate to have discovered running while in my early twenties. I had exercised sporadically at health clubs, but this was different. I loved how my body felt after a run, so invigorated and alive. It was a meditative and creative time too, solutions to problems magically appearing during those runs. I was passionate about it, running road races and eventually challenging myself to run marathons.

I was a bit obsessed.

But after several decades of running, I wanted  a more gentle approach.  I never developed any running related injuries and I didn’t want to push my luck. So, I decided to use the cardio machines at my health club. Boring! It just didn’t compare to being outdoors, moving my body along the tree lined running path near my home. But I knew it probably was better for my body at that point, so I resigned myself to being bored.

I normally don’t watch television, but with an attached TV screen on the cardio machines, it certainly makes exercise more entertaining. I’d listen to the news, or watch a cooking show. But nothing really took the edge off the boredom.

It was a slow thirty minutes.

But then, I found my secret weapon: (more…)

02
Jan

5 Ways to Honor Your Body

As you begin this new year, commit to a loving relationship with your body. Here are five ways to release negativity and open new pathways for releasing weight with love.

1)  Ask Your Body for Forgiveness

Your body wants to serve you! By apologizing to your body for ways you may have neglected or abused it, you communicate to your body genuine affection. Your body has a consciousness of its own and you can expand your body’s consciousness in positive ways by writing a letter of apology to it. This isn’t a hand-wringing, people pleasing kind of apology. (Your body wouldn’t want that!) And it’s not about inducing guilt. It’s about freedom from guilt and taking responsibility. When you make peace with your body in this way, releasing weight feels more peaceful too.

2)  Bless Your Food

Honor your body by honoring your food. Take time before meals to spiritually bless the food you eat.  When you bless your food, you infuse it with uplifting spiritual energy. At the family dinner table, or at an abundant buffet, simply say silently, “I bless this food for nourishing my body” or, “I bless this food for bringing me pleasure.” As you do this mindfully and with positive intent, you will notice a calming inside of you. This honors your relationship with  food, with your body, and with yourself. (more…)

26
Nov

A Course in Weight Loss

I love this book! Marianne Williamson’s, A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever, is brilliant!  To permanently release weight from your body you must change your consciousness and make a spiritual shift in how you think and connect with your body. This book is about SO much more than weight loss. I love the visualization and writing exercises as they are in alignment with the daily practices I already do myself and that I teach to my clients. They are very powerful and will help you connect to your inner Divine Love and to your Highest Self. 

Read my book review in Calorie Count:

If you are open to the spiritual aspects of weight loss, buy this book today! Learn more about it here.

23
Nov

The Gift of Gratitude

“A single grateful thought raised to heaven …is the most perfect prayer.” – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

If you don’t have what you want in your life, or if you want more of what you do have, here’s the key: Be grateful. Gratitude is healing to the emotions. If you are upset or feeling down, stop and give thanks for the good things in your life. An attitude of appreciation raises your energetic vibration. Since your vibration magnetizes to you your experiences, giving thanks brings you more to be thankful for. Your perspective changes.

Try this. Take an easy, gentle breath. Now, close your eyes and think of someone or something in your life that you love and appreciate.

Did your mood shift? Did you feel a sense of relaxation? Are you calmer?

This is the gift of gratitude.

Saying “thank you” to the Universe opens a pathway to receive more. Think of when you give something to someone and they don’t acknowledge or thank you for your gesture. Now think of someone who is appreciative and grateful. You want to keep giving. It’s the same with the Universe. Lack of appreciation is like turning your back on a loving, giving friend. Being grateful honors your connection. It is an invitation to the Universe to increase your supply. (more…)

25
Oct

Clutter Clearing Magic

                                                “The ablity to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
Hans Hofmann

Do you know the best kept secret for making progress in your life?

Throw something away.

It’s that simple. Donate, recycle or throw away unnecessary items clogging your physical environment. The objects around you either uplift your energy or drain you of power. Clearing clutter removes constricting energy blocks opening up new life possibilities.

Invisible levels of energy are embedded in your external, physical world and mirror your internal world. Your thoughts, emotions, body and the physical objects around you carry an energetic vibration.

Higher cycles of vibration enhance your spirit; lower cycles drain you. Change happens from the inside out as you shift your beliefs, perceptions, thoughts and feelings. Change also happens from the outside in as you clear your physical environment. (more…)

02
Oct

Word Wisdom

“Words are the voice of the heart”
Confucious

You have the power to improve your experience at a moment’s notice.

Here’s how: Choose your words wisely.

Words become your thoughts. Thoughts become your beliefs. Beliefs become your reality. When you consciously choose empowering, balanced words, you plant the seeds for a more empowered, balanced life.

Your words, and the intention behind those words, carry an energetic vibration that either uplifts you or drains you of power. You respond on a physical, emotional and spiritual level to the words you use. When you choose your words wisely, you are in command of your reactions.

You feel powerful.

(more…)

29
Sep

Law of Attraction

“Everything is about Law of Attraction. Not law of going out and getting it. It’s not law of deserving. It is not law of earning. It is just law of achieving vibrational harmony with that which you want, and then it cannot not come. It must come to you.”
Abraham-Hicks
The Teachings of Abraham

If there is one law to honor that will allow you to live an empowered life, this is it:

The Law of Attraction.

The law of attraction says, “that which is like unto itself is drawn.” Simply put, it means that you draw to yourself experiences that reflect what you are thinking and feeling.

It starts with your thoughts. Those thoughts then elicit within you an associated emotion. Your thoughts and emotions produce an energetic vibration. The vibration of your thoughts and emotions, like a radio tuner, tunes you into experiences with a matching vibration. Your inner world of thought and emotion then become energetically aligned with the physical world of experience. (more…)

17
Sep

What We Think, We Become

I learned this Taoist tale several years ago:

A young man walks to the entrance of a village. He sees the village elder at the entrance gate and asks, “I’ve come to find a new place to live.  What is this village like?”  The village elder responds, “Tell me, young man, what was it like where you came from?”  The young man replies, “Oh, it was terrible. You could trust no one. Everyone was mean and out for themselves.”  The village elder replies, “That is exactly what this village is like.”  The young man leaves.  (more…)