Tag - Mindfulness

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Are You In Tune With Your Hunger Signals?
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The Most Important Tool You Have Is Your Breath
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4 Reasons To Overcome The Guilt Of Taking Time For Self-Care
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Your Struggle With Food Is A Gift
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5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body
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10 Ways To Start Practicing Mindfulness
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4 Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Body
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Adrenal Dysfunction: Part 3

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. Read More

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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. Read More

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4 Reasons To Overcome The Guilt Of Taking Time For Self-Care

4 Reasons To Overcome The Guilt Of Taking Time For Self-Care

We hear a lot about self-care these days and for good reason. The way people tend to live their lives adds up stress upon stress. The impacts of stress on our health are far reaching and can affect everything from our digestion, blood sugar balance, moods, sleep, and sex drive. Stress is sensed in our brain in the hypothalamus which signals our pituitary gland that in return finally signals our adrenal glands to secrete stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. Read More

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Your Struggle With Food Is A Gift

Your Struggle With Food Is A Gift

You might not think so in the moment, but your struggle with food is a gift. Hear me out before you stop reading. I know if someone would have told me this in the midst of my own struggle I would have wanted to smack them. How in the world could all this internal pain and suffering be a gift? The universe has shaken you to awaken you my dear. This is a calling to do the deeper, inner work so that you can create a shift in your life and step into your power. Read More

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5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body

5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body

This weekend is weekend 3 of the 8 weekends spread out over 5 months for my 200hr yoga teacher training with Empowered Yoga.  The more I learn about the practice of yoga, the more I believe it can help anyone with any challenge or struggle in their life.  Yoga was instrumental in my own journey with body image and disordered eating, so today I want to share with you, 5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body. Read More

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10 Ways To Start Practicing Mindfulness

10 Ways To Start Practicing Mindfulness

Last week I wrote a post on 4 Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Body.  Today I wanted to give you some concrete examples so I wrote 10 Ways To Start Practicing Mindfulness.  You don’t have to do them all but I suggest starting with trying the ones you think you’ll be able to stick with and go from there.  Just as different foods work for different people, different mindfulness practices will work for different people as well. Read More

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4 Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Body

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Body

I’ll admit I’ve struggled with mindfulness myself and have definitely been guilty of checking my phone first thing in the morning, even before going to bathroom.  It’s such a terrible way to start the day as we let ourselves be distracted by technology instead of checking in with our bodies.  To build a healthy relationship with ourselves it’s important that we learn to listen to our bodies signals.  In this post I’m going to share 4 Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Body. Read More

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Adrenal Dysfunction: Part 3

Adrenal Dysfunction

By now I hope you understand what the adrenal glands are, what their purpose is and what Adrenal Dysfunction is.  If not you can read about that in part 1.  In part 2 I discussed the symptoms a person will feel when struggling with Adrenal Dysfunction as well as the three different phases.  Part 3 is a long post as I’m going to discuss testing for Adrenal Dysfunction and the most important part, what you can do to overcome it. Read More

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