“Who you are when you eat” affects your whole being

You have no idea how many drafts there are – how many times I have sat down, and taken hours, days – of revisiting, editing, eliminating, rewriting, deleting … this article. Pretty much it’s been a resident draft here since I bought the domain. I’ve always known what I wanted to say – I was just having trouble articulating it. I’ll admit, my writing – some days it flows easily, and other days it’s a real struggle. Never did I imagine one day I would have my own Blog. It’s still a tad outside of my comfort zone. I don’t aspire to be a writer, I aspire to be a Great Coach. And being a recognized professional now-a-days means there’s a lot to convey, and a lot of people to reach. So when I feel that flow – and I sit down to write, and something good comes out – I Love it! I really truly do want to give you something that’s worth your time and effort. Yes, I have my reasons for why I think you should want to hire me as a coach – na-huh don’t go there – please get to know me first, my true reason just might surprise you.

According to NeuroScienceNews.com, research has now determined that the gut (your gut) is now recognized as a major regulator of motivational and emotional states. If any of you have attended my Eating Psychology Coaching classes you know this is primarily what we talk about – how you see your food, how you feel about food, what you crave, why you binge ….  Raise your hand if you’ve heard me ask “who are you when you eat?”

It says it right on the home page of my website – My mission is to help those struggling overcome that which is not necessary. I’ve been there, I have struggled. I’ve told you my story, my traumas; you’ve witnessed in real time with me how I went from vulnerable just a few years ago – to empowered – coaching, and guiding you.

I know how my personal relationship with food, how my body image, how my BODY was affected by the trauma I went through, and with all the stress around it, and all that I dealt with over time. I know what my body went through, and what it needed in order to recover. I am not too shy to share with you about the damage, repair and rebuilding process my body, my whole person condition experienced; and how I still feel the affects from those years, what I need to do now. It’s because I’ve been there – that I can make such a statement and say that My Mission . IS . To help those struggling . To help them Overcome . That which is not necessary.

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Years ago and just starting out I didn’t realize the impact of my statement. Now my Mission statement has a whole new meaning, a whole new life of its own. I wasn’t an Eating Psychology Coach long before I began on my next certification – Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®). For me it was more like: I needed this – you might too! I’ll admit, I was more emotional back then. I was still living in the practical feelings of why I wanted to help you. But between the two courses I kinda became a bit nerdy about it all. All the facts, the science of it all – biologically, physiologically, neurologically, emotionally, spiritually — yea, I geeked out. But I try not to be a geek with you, instead I try to be practical, informative, helpful. I do my best to make it personal – for you. Hopefully in a way that there’s a connection so you understand and possibly relate.

Then I came across this article – and finally the draft, thee draft – I was able to open it with a sense of YES! I can do this! It’s the right time. I finally feel what I want to be expressing. And here we are. So here’s the link to the original article from NeuroScience News.com – so you can go and be geeky in your own way, at your own pace, in your own space, with your own time. Then I want you to go back and re-read a few of my posts, reacquaint if you will – on Facebook, on Medium, here, my newsletters if you’re a subscriber (*btw if you like the content here, but want more, and want to experience truly how I pull it all together – write “subscribe” in the subject line and email it to me, and introduce yourself too please, at info.LK.CEPC@gmail.com) (Yes, I know that there’s a way to put buttons on my sites and all that jazz – but again, it’s just me! I’m a one woman show, and I’m not aspiring to be a tech professional either. Accept me for who I am and that is me who is quite non-tech savvy. I am here to Coach).

What am I going on and on about you ask? Ok. So this article talks about how our “reward center” in our brains affects our mental state, and how the gut-brain connection is in fact a real thing. It’s a shout out to all the dinosaurs who aren’t updating their ways of thinking and accepting the facts that hey – you are a Whole Person. And yes, you are in fact made up of an intricate and highly complex set of systems, within systems, within systems. And people – YES! = YOU it’s time to look at yourself as a system of systems, intertwined, dependent, and expectant of eachother. Why this article? SHRUG I honestly don’t know – something clicked so hey, let’s take it.

And yes, while I was obtaining my certification in TRE®, I set off on another journey too. It brought me to this point of having the 3 come together, of me tweaking my tag line, my logo, and my title – to finally feel confident in pushing out this article and what I envisioned it to be. Because all along I saw you as a Whole Person. All along I knew your journey is a complex and highly peronalized one. All along I respected the truth that no two paths are the same. Everything is a process. Trust in the process. I honor mine, let’s honor yours just as delicately, and with the same devotion. How? Bring in the Spiritual component. Spirituality is for you however you define it. It doesn’t have to be something that someone else is doing, it doesn’t come with an instruction booklet and protocols you must uphold. Spirituality to you is what Spirit is for you. There’s no need to question whether or not we jive, we do! Spirit is my mental state. My belief system. What’s yours?

Finally – the three are coming together, can you see it? I was really onto something when I picked my 2018 theme to be Coming in to Focus 🙂  Again, it’s just pulling together for me now – unfolding before your very eyes.

You have this thought. And you have it again. Then again. It’s like a switch you flip. Take a bunch of these switches and flip them and you have a pattern – hint, hint: This is your projected behavior. Then you repeat the behaviors until they become subconscious for you – and voila!, you have created a belief system. Only, what if one day, you no longer like this belief you have – always thinking about it, letting it weigh on you, trying to fix it, change it –  help! Eeek. Your spirit has dropped. What is this doing to your body!? What is this doing to YOU?!

So yea – let me teach you how to let go of that stress, shed that guilt, find a new perspective – let me help you heal your body, your self.  Let’s get you into the Mind Body Spirit you’re meant to be in. Oh Yeah!

And, with all of this said, and I don’t really feel like making a big deal and seperate announcement just yet (I will once all of the figuring has been figured) – I am hereby announcing that in a short while I will be offering new service packages – to make it easier for you too to Come in to Focus. Because You Deserve A Healthy Self Relationship.

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You are what you think

The basic Eating Psychology concept is that you digest what you consume. It’s about belief systems and ideology, unwanted behaviors and root causes, soul lessons and journeys. It’s about your individuality.

Some people are ready to step up and say nope, I’m not happy with what’s happening, and I want to change that. This is who I speak to.

For those of you who are ready to go within and make some real life-changing adjustments – Let me give you this first concept …

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If you believe that the food on your plate, or in that paper bag, is the best food for you right now based on where you are and what you’re doing – then it is.

If you believe that you’re not worthy of even the best – then you’re not.

And so your body behaves accordingly.

Relationship with Food. It’s a concept. It’s a precept. It’s a choice. It’s a lifestyle. It’s fluid. And It’s important to understand.

As you go about your day and things go up and down – imagine how that’s affecting not only your body, but your health as well.

 

It is your responsibility

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Sh**t happens. Sometimes life can really suck. People suck.

Rise Above

People come to me because they are indulging in unwanted behaviors around food. The first thing I ask them is Who taught you how to eat this way?

See,  what most people don’t realize is that somewhere along the way they were coping with something. They reached for that one thing that offered them pleasure – or control – in an otherwise sh**ty moment. It’s not your fault.

Now that you recognize you don’t like this part of you – you can change it. But with everything, as you learn something new – patience, support, guidance, exploration, and time are all necessary. So if you are ready to embrace a change, around an unwanted food behavior or habit – contact me. Let’s get curious together.

My Summer Workshop Series Returns

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Tuesdays 7pm

May 8th through June 26th

at Nourishing Journey

8975 Guilford Road, Columbia MD

 

For the Summer Workshop Series, we will read and discuss The Slow Down Diet by Marc David.  Marc David is the founder of The Institute for the Psychology of Eating. This book is read in groups around the world, and facilitated the discussion for a new approach to Nutrition and weight loss.

This series opens the door to exploring and understanding your own personal relationship with food – with the gift of support, and led by Lisa Karasek, CEPC.

“If you’ve ever struggled with finding a way to a deep, happy, and healthy connection with your body and food, The Slow Down Diet is your bible.” – Mark Hyman, M.D.

Because Everyone Deserves A Healthy Relationship with Food

Summer Workshop Series

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My Summer Workshop Series,

located in the Latrobe Park Recreation Center
on Fort Avenue begins soon.
$50 per participant, $45 for early registration.
Reserve your seat today.

The Slow Down Diet by Marc David is the book that started it all.
This book was such a success, that Marc David had no choice but to create
The Institute for the Psychology of Eating. I am a graduate of that Institute,
and a Certified Eating Psychology Coach.

This 8 week Breakthrough Program is held all around the globe during all seasons of the year, and it will help you reach your goals no matter what diet or belief about food you practice.

For 8 weeks you will join a specialized group led by me and read the best selling book The Slow Down Diet by Mark David. There will be discussions and planned exercises designed to bring Everyone into their very own Healthy Relationship with Food.

Because Everyone Deserves A Healthy Relationship with Food