Needs Fixing

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So many people believe they need fixing.

They don’t. There’s nothing wrong at all with who they are. They just need a bit of strength and confidence. How do you do that? Get Curious of course!

 

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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.

The Awakenings Project

The goal of the project is the empowerment of women, girls, and woman indentifying through body positivity and self-actualization. Participants are asked to think of a word that best describes them. From that word, the participants are charged to embody its power through its placement on the body and the subsequent photo.

The result being the mantra of the project,
“Society does not define us, we define ourselves.”

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The image that began it all

The Awakenings Project is coming to Nourishing Journey in Columbia!

Session Times at Nourishing Journey
8975 Guilford Road, Columbia MD

March 10, 2018
10a to 4p

March 11, 2018
10a to 4p

Sessions take approximately 20-25 minutes and no appointment is necessary.  For more information and to join the participant group, please find us on Facebook at The Awakenings Project STL or visit www.theawakeningsprojectstl.com.

Each participant will receive a copy of their print shipped to them

Participation in The Awakenings Project is free, however, should you wish to contribute to this mission, the recommended love donation is $15-20

Illuminate Columbia

Mind-Body-Spirit Festival

Saturday January 20th, 2018 

Visit me at booth 24, and join my discussion group at 4pm on #MeToo, and Food

 

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Remember to buy your tickets online for $4 discount tickets or $6 at the door.

Active duty and retired military, first responders (police, firefighters, EMTs) will receive free admission in gratitude for their service.

Have a Mindful Holiday Season

The Holidays are a time meant to spread and feel Joy. To find Peace, and Love, and Happiness in all that you do. To surround yourself with, and feel Nourished by the abundance of Love and support others provide you. It’s a time of surprise, and of wonderment. When the feeling of Comfort – from tradition and intention, takes a foothold in your soul. It’s a time for newness. And Rejuvenation.

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Studies show that a daily practice of mindfulness and meditation reduce the effects of, and can help to prevent major medical conditions. Only about 9.9% of Americans, or an estimated 300M to 500M people worldwide are currently practicing Mindfulness and/or Meditation.

As a Coach I encourage you to develop good habits toward Health and Wellness. Here are some real findings on Mindfulness to encourage you to start exploring now, and bring more peace and happiness into your life.

  • Mindfulness isn’t just about the mind. Its a Holistic approach to living that addresses the entire person. Mind – Body – Spirit. Nutrition.
  • In the simplest of terms, mindfulness is the habit of living in the present moment. Meaning, your thoughts and actions are not reactions to your perceptions of the past or the future.
  • To notice one’s experience with open-hearted, nonjudgmental awareness – no matter the nature of that experience – is to be mindful.
  • There’s more than one way to direct and focus your mind in a more healthy and positive way.
  • During concentration, one keeps a tight rein on the mind. During meditation, the rein is no longer necessary – the mind stays of its own accord on one single thought wave.
  • In people who practice meditation, their brains “panic button”, or amygdala – grows smaller. This affectively reduces your need to feel the “fight or flight” response that negatively upsets your body’s physiology. So you learn to effectively reduce stress for yourself.
  • Your brain actually grows, and its wiring and firing gets stronger – Your ability to learn, think, remember, manage emotions, empathize, and sleep are all positively affected when you practice mindfulness.
  • You’ll be better at education, athletics, creativity, and analytical ability – so it should be practiced by children and adults alike.
  • You can turn any every day activity into a mindfulness practice – from doing the dishes, to having a conversation, and also bring it to the gym with you, or the yoga or dance studio.

Your employers are taking notice, too. Workers who practice mindfulness techniques are increasingly becoming recognized, and are asked to support other employees with planning and promoting these activities.  * According to project-meditation – A Detroit based chemical plant posted the following results three years after implementing meditation:
Absenteeism fell by 85%
Productivity rose 120%
Injuries dropped 70%
Profits increased 520%

WOW!

And I cannot post this without saying – learning the benefits of Mindful Eating, and having a Healthy Relationship with Food Nourishes you more and adds Value to your overall Health & Wellness. – To learn how you can too, schedule your appointment today.

Happy Holidays Everyone!