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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 […]

Whirling Like a Dervish.

Fear courses through my veins to my heart The beast came out of nowhere It wants to swallow me up alive From the inside out There is nowhere out of the confused darkness I remember the fear well It is everywhere The planet is being consumed Light swirling with muddy waters The passion and joy […]

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 […]

Consistency: Boring or Inspiring?

When I hear this word, I simultaneously get feelings of peace, overwhelm and boredom.  How the heck am I going to be consistent with all that going on plus my crazy life? And why would I want a life of consistency? How boring! I like to create, try new things, adventures. First of all, why […]

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. […]