If your girth is increasing while your happiness is decreasing; if you feel like you are about to explode and/or implode, then read this!
Here follows an email I received from one of my readers (a.k.a. Tushkateers*) that I am sure we can relate to. A valuable lesson that will help you permanently lose weight!
Dear Janice (a.k.a. Our Lady of Weight Loss) ~ I have zero will power. I can't stick to anything. I am tired of all this weight I have on my hips, thighs and belly. I just don't know how to get rid of it. I keep eating too much all of the time! Help!!! ~ Jennifer V.
Dear Jennifer ~ Before you begin your healthy eating plan, might I suggest that you first look at the belief systems that are present in your language!
Your subconscious mind is taking in everything you say, embedding those thoughts and acting upon them. Basically, this is a powerful example of negative self-hypnosis! Let's take a look at what you say...
1. "I have zero will power." Zero? None
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- Intent.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Feb 25, 2010 11:48 PM EST
If your girth is increasing while your happiness is decreasing; if you feel like you are about to explode and/or implode, then read this!Read More »from 7 Ways To Kick the Negative Talk and Be Proactive With Your Health
The Winter Olympics in Vancouver have captured the attention of the world. As a former college and professional baseball player (and a lifelong sports fan), I ve always loved the Olympics and appreciated the incredible athleticism, competition, and passion of the athletes and teams, from a pure sports perspective. However, having been a live spectator at both the Atlanta and Sydney Summer Games, I ve experienced first-hand the true spirit of the Olympics which has been on display these past two weeks in Vancouver in a beautiful way.
There s something truly magical that happens during the Olympics. While many of us are enjoying rooting for our country and we ve seen some remarkable performances in Vancouver from people like Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White, Evan Lysacek, Bode Miller, and many others the real magic of the Olympics is way bigger than any individual athlete or even any country. And, if we look deeper, there are so many aspects of the Olympics that can teach us, remind us,Read More »from 4 Life Lessons You Can Learn From the Olympics
I have a funny relationship with fitness, and working out. I never caught on to aerobic classes, kick boxing or the zumba craze. I felt like a dork - stepping left when everyone else was stepping right. I couldn't afford personal pilates lessons with those crazy contraptions. I ordered the "at home" equipment so I could look like Christie Brinkley - forget it. I like yoga, but couldn't make the classes consistently - and I am down right bored with the drone of the gym.Read More »from Neighborhood Fitness For Workout Flunkies
I still get out and bike sometimes, hike sometimes, swim sometimes, ski sometimes -but creating a consistent fitness routine eludes me. If you want to get right down to it, having coffee with a friend trumps working out any day of the week. Apparently, I am known as one of those "in-between" people: not a total couch potato, but not in top shape either.
Does this sound like you? Bored with the gym, or need to save money on monthly dues? This week I am starting a three part series on how to incorporate fitness
When someone is mildly depressed, the first remedy that comes to mind: Exercise. In just fifteen minutes exercise burns off stress hormones and raises endorphin levels (the happiness hormone); now that's a quick fix. Exercising regularly gives you the natural "high" to look down at your relatively smaller problems to see the total picture - then the solution. The problem is that people who are sad experience low energy levels, irritability and a lack of interest in exercise; they do not believe the counterintuitive: Activity Alleviates Anxiety.Read More »from 3 Ways To Put The Fun Into Fitness
Stress and depression are associated with dark words. "I'm not good enough," "What's the use of trying," "I'm boring," "I just have no luck," "I'll never find love because I'm not good looking enough." This negative self-talk eventually becomes automatic and self-actualizing.
The question is: How do you break this cycle and motivate this person to exercise? The problem reminds me of the fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and . . . zzzz. I don't know who invented the romantic ideal of wining and dining followed by passionate lovemaking, but whoever it was did not understand the human body and probably had mediocre sex. To feel desire and make love well, your body needs certain conditions. Keep the following in mind:
The shared pleasure of a sumptuous meal is a lovely way to unite two loving souls. But if you also want to unite sexually, eat early and take two hours to digest before making love.
1.) Try an early dinner and make your date a dessert date. A light dessert (as opposed to something large and sinfully rich) is a fun way to share something sensuous.
2.) Or, make love before dinner. Instead of using the intimacy of a meal to bring you together, why not work up an appetite with a delicious intimate encounter?
3.) If you drink alcohol on your date, keep it moderate. Alcohol can be a sexual asset if one of you is nervous or shy, but drinking can also
Getting off the sugar roller coaster is not just beneficial for your waistline. Without the stress of a sugar surge which is always accompanied by a fatiguing crash, you will experience greater inner peace and stability; also there will be a big boost to your immune system. But how do you quell the powerful cravings?
I am a recovered sugar addict who decapitated the icing off cakes and like a termite, I tunneled through their creamy fillings leaving merely a hollow shell. Upon reflection I was filling an empty heart at the time. My mother was in the throes of Alzheimer's and I was burned out at work; my children, husband and dog were all lined up for me. Basically, I looked like a skinny person on the outside, but I was fat on the inside - this is known to be an unhealthy condition.
So, I went cold turkey. Some people can gradually wean themselves off sugar to one anticipated treat a day - preferably before bedtime to avoid overindulging - but others like me had to detoxifyRead More »from 5 Tips To Stop Those Powerful Sugar Cravings
- Intent.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 18, 2010 4:54 AM EST
The Touch of Love and CompassionFor starters, set the mood for a romantic environment by dimming the lights, burning some candles and incense, playing your lover's favorite relaxing music and warming the room so that both of you will be comfortable. I know pretty soon you'll be making enough heat of your own, but it's always best to start at a temperature in which you are both comfortable especially since you should both be Read More »from Tantric Massage Techniques To Heat Up Your Love Life
Massage is a great way to relieve tension, improve blood circulation, move energy around the body and sexually arouse your lover! Massage is also a mutually satisfying way of helping couples exhibit intimacy for one another. Ours is a culture starved for touch, and massage is a quick, easy means to feed this hunger. "Easy?" You may be asking yourself. Well, you don't need to be a certified massage therapist to give a great Tantric massage. The most important component of a great massage is the desire to please your lover. So, here are some suggestions.
One of the most common complaints from people in a monogamous relationship is that they miss the initial high of falling in love. They start dreaming about an encounter with their true soul mate who will rescue them from the monotony. However, even if this fantasy happened, their true soul mate would end up annoying them too.Read More »from 5 Ways to Re-ignite Your Passion
Monogamy does not mean monotony. Instead of someone draining your strength and sapping your joy, start thinking of the person you live with as your lover. What can you do to reignite that loving feeling? Change the movie in your head and make it romantic. Pretend that you just visited a psychic who told you that you are living with the love of your life. Now, become an expert in romance and make it happen at home.
Here are some suggestions:
* Reinforce your mate's good qualities instead of always criticizing those annoying little habits you once thought were cute. Compliment an ability or thought. "I love the way you…" Absolutely no more: judging,
Have you glanced at an atlas recently? I was playing with one this morning and I realized how massive and important the sea is for our survival. Can you believe 72 percent of our earth's surface is the sea? It leads me to think, How are we treating the sea and its garden?
If you live in the smallest village in Asia or the busy streets of NYC, the sea's garden has been an important and essential source of food for you. The manner that we, as a society, have farmed fish has been causing our society ecological damage. The fishing industry defends fish farming as a source of cheap, high-quality protein. The feedlots these fisherman use produce chemical runoff from antibiotics, pesticides, detergents, and tons of fish feces. The good news for our health and the environment is we can easily change and protect our ocean and earth's surface through purchasing sustainable, organic, and delicious seafood.
Organizations such as Blue Ocean Institute rate fish and seafood by its
How do you feel about self love? More importantly, how well do you love yourself? For most of us, loving ourselves is something we may know is important, but often have difficulty actually feeling, expressing, and embodying.
For me, I ve spent much of my life as a student, an athlete, in business, in relationships, and in general demanding perfection of myself, and of course, falling short and then feeling inadequate on a regular basis. Most people I know and work with have some version of I m not good enough that runs their life, their work, and their relationships.Read More »from Love Yourself and the Rest Will Follow
As we lead up to Valentine's Day this weekend and think about the important people in our lives whom we love (or the fact that we wish we had more love in our lives), much of our focus tends to be outward and not inward.
Self love is what we're all searching for in our work, our relationships, and our lives. Sadly, we spend most of our time thinking that someone or something else can give us what only we