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10 Tips for Holiday Stress

Dear Friends, During the holiday season it feels like everything ramps up, especially stress. As I reflect on the days gone past of having 6 children at home, 2 businesses, preparing for the holidays with warm and beautiful decorations, getting the cards out, and all of the other preparations to make everyone happy and feeling […]

HCG: Fraud or Panacea? Part 2

Unfamiliar with HCG? Here’s the deal: HCG is a hormone women’s bodies make when they’re pregnant. For optimal growth of the fetus, the Mother’s body utilizes nutrient in stored fat. HCG sends a message to the Hypothalamus (part of brain regulating fat metabolism) to tell the liver to burn the stored deep structural fat which […]

HCG Fat Burner: Fraud or Panacea? Part 1

Have you jumped on the HCG bandwagon yet? Well if you’ve been frustrated with years of dieting only to find yourself dreading pulling your favorite jeans over your thighs or hips, HCG is the latest fad in shedding that nasty stored fat. In the 50’s Dr. Simeon, a brilliant Endocrinologist, discovered an underlying cause of […]

Shopping To Eat or Eating to Shop?

Diamonds or Sushi? How do you use your energy? Now that I have perused my relationship with food…onto the next topic, Money. Are they really different? They both are about energy. We need one to get the other. And visa versa. We will fill ourselves emotionally by consuming food or material goods. As I wrote […]

Food Obsession & Over Eating: 11 Steps to Food Freedom

  Yes, I know the topic of overeating or under eating has been an obsession for decades. And it is still a major issue. Like any other issue, until the problem is embraced with compassion, understanding and forgiveness, we will be stuck in the infinite, abusive cycle. Just last week I was out for dinner […]

An Effective Way to Feel Full & Satisfied

I don’t know about you but I really enjoy feeling full in my heart and belly. The question is, “why is the feeling so satisfying?” and how can I satisfy myself beyond filling my belly? In this country there is an obesity epidemic. Why are we eating so much and what are our real needs? […]

Awakening the Sleeping Carnivore

Billy the buffalo dining at Maison de Prairie There I was 30 years of being mainly vegetarian, asleep like Sleeping Beauty. Waiting for Prince Charming.  I have gone rogue! Now I am awake. During these 30 years, though healthy and vibrant in so many ways, I gained a lb. of fat each year that I […]

Overconsumption vs. Self Appreciation?

Why do we overconsume? And what do we overconsume? I have an acute awareness of this question during the FFB Program. Why? Because I am under consuming. I take away the food and what do I want to do? Shop!  It boils down to 2 main reasons. 1. I am dropping weight and clothing sizes. […]

Power in Numbers

I can hardly believe it, day 9 of the Final Fat Burner Program with a great group of women dedicated to feeling and looking great! So inspiring. The average weight loss has been 1.5 lbs./day. Unbelievable. We are shedding right before our eyes. Several have commented on how powerful and supportive it is to be […]

Get Ready for the New Year

  Greetings! We’re nearing the end of the holiday season. Soon the gingerbread, cookies and chocolate (at least some!) will be put away until next year. You’ve got one day left before it’s time to set some new year’s resolutions! A new year. A fresh start. Join us in the Final Fat Burner Program Another chance […]