Feel Your Feelings.

[embed]https://flic.kr/p/8cpYTe[/embed] Push them down, bury them deep. Bottle them up and screw the lid on tight. Eat them, shop them, work them away. Get drunk, very drunk. Distraction tactics. Avoidance. Oh the things we do to just not feel. Your old wounds will fester your present moments. Your bottled emotions…

Cut Yourself Free from the Anchor of Perfectionism. Stop Drowning Yourself!

Perfect is a myth; no more real than Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster. Unlike these mythical creatures which can inspire whimsy and delight, perfectionism is soul crushing, dream deteriorating and emotionally exhausting. You might think that by aiming for perfect with everything you do makes you better, that…
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Managing the Hidden Causes of Stress

It would be like searching for Waldo to find someone who didn't resonate with feeling "stressed". It is a common affliction in our fast based, driven and success-oriented society. Stress has a magnitude of negative health side-effects, including high blood pressure, heart attack, lowered immune response and psychological effects like…
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Overcoming Your Limiting Beliefs

Last week I wrote about the limiting beliefs that are holding you back.  If you haven't read it, I suggest taking a few minutes to read that post first to familiarize yourself with limiting beliefs and how we often come to believe them. What we believe influences our attitudes and perceptions, ultimately…
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Get Started Guide to Intuitive Eating: Recalibrating Back to Normal (plus Meal Prep Monday)

Do you feel like your relationship with food and your understanding of nutrition has become so convoluted you don't even know what normal eating is anymore? Unfortunately, this isn't an uncommon feeling. The diet industry and media have done a wonderful job of confusing everyone; of creating food phobias and…
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Femininity, Sensuality and Sexuality

What does sexy mean to you? How do you define sensuality? Are these two terms synonymous in your mind, or is there a distinct difference? I have always been curious about sex and sensuality. I recall writing a pro-homosexual paper for an English class in grade 9. I wrote an…
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Love Yourself First! 11 Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is a prime example of the power of attitude and perception. This holiday for love holds a lot of significance for many people, both good and bad. I have never disliked Valentine's Day, but I have also never been a big celebrator. I think love should be expressed…
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The Limiting Beliefs that Hold You Back

We all have a narrative we tell ourselves that helps us define who we are, what we do and do not do and generally shapes our reality. This narrative forms our perception of self and the world we live in. We base our decisions, actions and attitudes on this narrative,…
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An Open Letter to the Women who are Struggling, From My Former Fat Self

There was a time in my life, about 6 years ago, when I hated myself. I often felt lost and overwhelmed, unsure of my purpose in life. I was overly reliant on my former partner for validation and a sense of worth. I felt trapped in a body that no…
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