Are You Confused About What Real Self-Love Is?

Are You Confused About What Real Self-Love Is?

Self-love is a hot topic these days and for good reason! The problem is, I’m noticing some confusion over what self-love really is. I recently had someone contact me asking me if I was interested in joining their self love challenge. This person went on to explain that the self-love challenge included workouts, a super flexible meal plan with portion control containers, superfoods meal replacement shake, as well as support and accountability. This actually kind of irritated me at first. Continue reading “Are You Confused About What Real Self-Love Is?”

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I’m An Ambassador For The My Empowered Body Campaign!

I'm An Ambassador For The Empowered Body Campaign

I am excited to be joining my Instagram friend Deanne Vincent as an ambassador for her My Empowered Body Campaign. She says that My Empowered Body is a movement of women who are owning their body story and reclaiming their power. Can I get a hell yes!!! When she asked me I jumped at the chance to participate. Continue reading “I’m An Ambassador For The My Empowered Body Campaign!”

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Are You A Self-Sacrificer?

Are You A Self-Sacrificer?

You may think that’s a funny question, but self-sacrificing, also known as people pleasing is contributing to your struggle with food. The more I dig into the inner work for myself, the more I can see how much of a people pleaser I’ve been over the years. I can also see how much this has truly affected me in a negative way. It’s caused me to hold onto negative energy for years, which for a long time has been the perfect opportunity to numb with food. Continue reading “Are You A Self-Sacrificer?”

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How To Actually Practice Feeling Your Emotions

How To Actually Practice Feeling Your Emotions

You might have heard that it’s important to feel your emotions and that you shouldn’t stuff them down. That doing so can contribute to using food as a coping mechanism (a.k.a. Binge eating).  I say this all the time and it’s all good and dandy in theory, but maybe you’ve realized you have no clue how to actually feel your emotions or where to start. My intention with this post is to give you some guidance in where to start and take some of the pressure off. I mean, you’ve likely been stuffing your emotions down for years, so you’re not going to immediately be able to feel them overnight. Continue reading “How To Actually Practice Feeling Your Emotions”

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Why I Think You Should Feed Your Inner Child Ice Cream

Why I Think You Should Feed Your Inner Child Ice Cream

I talk a lot about intuitive eating and listening to our bodies when it comes to food.  As you know I am not big on labelling the way we eat or creating rules and restrictions around our diets.  I have addressed the fact that when we release control it doesn’t mean we will eat all the things, all the time.  When we truly listen to our body and not our mind, we will more often than not reach for whole foods.  Our bodies want to be healthy and feel good, but sometimes we get a craving for something like ice cream of fries, which I think we should feed our inner child. Continue reading “Why I Think You Should Feed Your Inner Child Ice Cream”

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Are You In Tune With Your Hunger Signals?

Are You In Tune With Your Hunger Signals?

Recently I started bringing more awareness to my hunger signals and realized I have some work to do here. I’m currently taking the Hungry For Happiness Certification, which will certify me as an Intuitive Eating and Body Freedom Coach. In our first lesson we talked about physical hunger versus emotional hunger and whether or not we feel safe in our physical hunger. I quickly noticed that I don’t always feel physical hunger in my stomach, so I wanted to share more about hunger and intuitive eating in this post. Continue reading “Are You In Tune With Your Hunger Signals?”

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The Most Important Tool You Have Is Your Breath

The Most Important Tool You Have Is Your Breath

One of my many favourite topics in yoga teacher training was on the breath.  Our breath is the gateway to our parasympathetic nervous system, which can literally calm the stress response system.  The other benefit is that it takes mindfulness to focus on our breath so will naturally increase our awareness.  Both of these reasons are incredibly helpful when we are feeling disconnected and ready to reach for food. Continue reading “The Most Important Tool You Have Is Your Breath”

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How Lack Of Presence In Your Life Can Manifest As Binge Eating

How Lack Of Presence In Your Life Can Manifest As Binge Eating

It’s common to think that you just don’t have willpower around food.  It’s common to label some foods as good and others as bad.  It’s common to try to think your way out of binge eating and compulsive overeating with more rules, restrictions and plans.  Just because something is common, doesn’t mean it’s normal or healthy.  When you stop looking for that external fix and start looking under the food and doing the internal work you discover many things.  A recent discovery I had is that binge eating was a symptom of not taking up space in other areas of my life.  Binge eating manifested as a way to have presence, as a way to be seen. Continue reading “How Lack Of Presence In Your Life Can Manifest As Binge Eating”

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Can You Be Body Positive And Still Want To Lose Weight?

Can You Be Body Positive And Still Want To Lose Weight?

I’ve noticed some confusion around wanting to be body positive and love your body, while still wanting to lose weight.  Even talk about wanting to nourish your body and eat in a way that supports your health can sometimes make those, who follow others in the body positive, anti-diet community, feel wrong.  I know initially I almost felt guilty for caring about my health and I’ve developed some thoughts on this that I want to share in this post today. Continue reading “Can You Be Body Positive And Still Want To Lose Weight?”

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The Biggest Mistake You’re Making That’s Keeping You Stuck

The Biggest Mistake Your're Making That's Keeping You Stuck

Is your mindset around food and your body keeping you a prisoner in your own life? Do you feel stuck on something that seems so superficial and trivial, yet don’t know how to break free? I know you want more for your life. I know you want to experience freedom, peace and joy in your heart. You are not broken my friend. You’ve just been born into belief systems that conform to diet culture and societal ideals. You haven’t been taught how to feel your emotions or observe your thoughts, let alone to question their validity. There is another way to live and you know this deep in your soul, but there’s a mistake you’re making that’s keeping you stuck. Continue reading “The Biggest Mistake You’re Making That’s Keeping You Stuck”

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