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Rebooting With Joe

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Featured, Health Tips, Mindfulness, Nourishing Yourself | 2 comments

Rebooting With Joe

I just spent an entire week at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY participating in the most inspiring and life altering event. I had never been to Omega, and wasn’t sure what to expect, but boy did it surpass all my expectations. I attended as a wellness coach for Camp Reboot, which if you have never heard of Reboot With Joe, I encourage you to check it out HERE and watch the movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The week was filled with inspiration, motivation, education & most of all connection. There were almost 200 participants. Each...

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How To Lose Weight This Summer

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Featured, Food and Nutrition, Health Tips | 2 comments

How To Lose Weight This Summer

Just because summer has arrived that doesn’t mean we need to abandon our health goals! Summer is one of my favorite seasons. Not only because my birthday is in summer, but because it is filled with fun, relaxation, and travel time. Some of us tend to go into vacation mode during summer, but that doesn’t mean we should use that time to forget about taking care of ourselves. In fact summer is the perfect time to focus on our health and sliming down! In the summer the farmers markets are bursting with brightly colored veggies and...

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How To Lose Weight Without Dieting

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Body image, Food and Nutrition, Health Tips | 0 comments

How To Lose Weight Without Dieting

Believing in our hearts that who we are is enough is the key to a more satisfying and balanced life.- Ellen Sue Stern     If you read last week’s blog you now know why I think diet’s don’t work. In 2007 alone, the American Diatetic Association found that Americans spent $58 billion on weight loss products. Considering that obesity has gone global, you can imagine how lucrative the weight loss industry must be. There is always someone coming out with the latest diet book, telling us what we should and shouldn’t do too look thinner,...

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Why Diets Don’t Work

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Body image, Food and Nutrition, Health Tips | 0 comments

Why Diets Don’t Work

Did you know that nearly all dieters (95%) can expect to regain two-thirds of their lost weight within a year of completing their diet plan? These dieters can also expect to regain all of their weight, and possibly more, within 5 years. Diets are a billion-dollar industry; companies spend millions and millions luring you to try the latest diet (low carb, high protein, low fat, no fat, you name it) with promises that this will (finally!) be the solution—your shortcut to a thinner body. Advertising efforts also deeply affect our children, who...

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Ditch the Diet and Lose Weight

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Body image | 0 comments

Ditch the Diet and Lose Weight

The Weight of The Scale For most of my life I have judged my self-worth based on my weight, and my weight alone. I weigh too much, therefore I am fat and that’s why no one loves me. I am always trying to lose weight. I am constantly thinking about what to eat and what not to eat. I have a love hate relationship with my closet and sometimes getting dressed is the most stressful and painful part of my day. Recently, on my enlightened journey towards true health and happiness I have discovered that I have let the scale determine my success at...

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Break Free From Emotional Eating

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Body image, Mindfulness, Nourishing Yourself | 0 comments

Break Free From Emotional Eating

For many years I was afraid to tell my story. I didn’t want anyone to know “my big secret”. Even now, I have a hard time telling people that I am a recovering food addict and compulsive overeater. Recently I have come to understand that in order to fully heal myself I must step into the fear and expose my truth. The truth is, that at the age of 18, I left High School morbidly obese feeling ashamed and frightened that no one would love me because of how I looked. My “weight issue” has been with me for as long as I can remember. At an early...

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Letting Go

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Body image, Mindfulness | 0 comments

Letting Go

            I used to weigh 300 lbs. I have always felt fat and insecure. I used to think that I am not enough because of my size and unworthy of love. I have come to discover that these feelings of being unworthy protect me. Protect me from getting hurt, rejected, judged. Judged by others. Judged by myself.   Why aren’t I skinny? Why aren’t I wealthy? Why aren’t I successful? What are my talents? Where is my reward? Where is my love? As I look inward, really deep down in the well, I find, all that I seek I...

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Remember The Magic

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Mindfulness | 0 comments

Remember The Magic

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.- Roald Dahl       The universe has a funny way of showing us of what we need to remember. Today I remember the magic. Magnificent snow. Beautiful white crystals on trees. Snowy days and missed school. Snow Angels and snow balls. Fortress of snow and playing with friends. Hot Chocolate and red finger tips.   I am grateful...

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Holiday Preparation

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Health Tips | 0 comments

Holiday Preparation

Now that Thanksgiving has passed and the month of November comes to a close I want to focus this week’s blog on holiday preparation. It is officially holiday crunch time. Holiday party invitations are being sent, gift-giving season has begun and our stress levels are at an all time high!

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Cultivate Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Health Tips, Mindfulness | 0 comments

Cultivate Gratitude

Thursday is Thanksgiving. Instead of focusing on food and football, let’s spend the day focusing on gratitude! As we enter this holiday season, we can help alleviate our stress by cultivating an attitude of gratitude. According to an article from the New York Times: Cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” has been linked to better health, sounder sleep, higher long-term satisfaction with life, less anxiety and depression, and kinder behavior toward others, including romantic partners. Right now in the tri-state area people are suffering. They...

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