These people run our so called ‘health’ care systems.
How they look and how the system is is actually a good match, and I could go down that rabbit hole, but this post isn’t about that.
During this time, I realized even more how screw up our system is, yet it’s considered normal. By that, I mean, I have to wear a mask out so as not to ‘catch’ a virus, but people are loading up their shopping carts with junk foods, highly processed foods, alcohol and smokes and that’s ok. Oh, and wearing the same mask they wore yesterday, the day before and so on…….. That’s normal?
Why not teach about boosting immune systems naturally?
More money in vaccines and drugs.
Yet, it goes far beyond that.
This is not a bitch post but a post of saying your health is important and your body is an amazing miraculous thing – when given the right environment – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
ALL f them. – together
We just have forgotten and very few are teaching that. That is where you will find miracles – because, at our depth of who we are – we are magic.
Which, btw I let go of any and all labels of what I am eating (ie Vegan etc) and allow my body to guide me.
I also studied in depth and used EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or Tapping on many clients in the past with great outcomes. I created a little book on what it is, how to use and why when I was working with clients. It’s a great tool anyone can use on themselves – easy to learn, quick and works great on stress, anxiety, fear and many other emotions. Download for free here.
It works well and is considered Energy Psychology. More and more energy modalities, techniques and technologies will become main stream – exciting times.
To self empower is one of the greatest gifts one can give oneself.
So much out there that we don’t know and that has been hidden from us.
Stop buying into so much fear porn and dig deeper. This is a great time, as much corruption and lies are being exposed. We need more people awake though.
INjoy either or both downloads, feel free to check out my other books and to share this.
I tried not adding anything else into my way of eating and ended up not feeling great, unfortunately we do need more as our soils don’t have the nutrients like they used to plus food is pick before it’s ripened then stored in warehouses then shipped – that takes a couple of months sometimes, so our food does not have all the nutrition like it could. Maybe if you are growing your own, but very few people do that.
There are so many health products out there, it’s overwhelming and confusing.
I must be honest, I get rather irritated when I hear ‘health’ product only to read the ingredients and at least a 1/4 of them are chemicals. Especially if someone is trying to sell me on it, some of the lame as excuses I get is astounding, yet there is money attached to it.
I have been using a great co, that is clean and pure – I try to do that as much as possible with what I put in and on my body – not perfect and no I am not anal – I also use intention and gratitude if I am at someone’s house for dinner as an example.
I have recently switched to a new co – Puratae.
Ease – only 1 product plus I don’t have to juice – saves time, money and mess, plus I don’t have my dehydrator currently and I don’t like to waste.
Taste – it’s very good, I’v drank a lot of swamp water in my days in the name of health and just can’t do it any more.
Price point – considering it’s one product, it’s priced well
It’s pure, clean, balanced and not much else if anything is needed.
Why am I sharing this?
As a creative, I can not do my best work if I am not feeling great, so I do my best to live well – adequate sleep, lots of water, real food, great people and doing things that bring me joy. I also try to be in a state of gratitude and a higher vibration as much as possible. Puratae helps greatly as it feeds the body at the core level and brings in balance.
I ike having balance in my life as it’s not always easy to have 🙂
So, I thought I would share why I am using Puratae – to me, its made my life easier – only 1 product, simple to make, tastes great and I am not spending $100 of in ‘supplements’ each month!
I love feeling as good as I can – my goal this year IS to see how good I can feel – yes food / nutrition play a big role, but also doing what I love to do, spending my days and time doing things that align totally with my heart and being!
If you are interested or have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out.
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Finally, I have released the book – Food & You – Choose You that I’ve put together and have had out for testing for the last little while!!!
It’s a compilation of all the tools I have used over the years that have made a difference in healing my emotional eating and coming back to more of me.
In my late teens and 20s I struggled with an eating disorder / emotional eating and there really was no help at the time. I then went on to be a Raw Foods Chef – healthy yet extreme and it well it can be anal.
Don’t get me wrong – I am all about health and real foods but not militant like – that is not healthy.
I tried counselling and it just never worked I always left feeling worse than when I walked in. I’m not saying that it doesn’t work it just didn’t work for me so on my journey I tried many things.
When we succumb to addictions, it’s the inner feelings of usually low self-worth which is very low self love, love and not wanting to feel pain – usually from childhood – it helps with a relief from it.
That’s been my experience anyways and through the use of these tools and even deeper digging within because I’ve got this unquenchable thirst to keep going and find the truth and some of that was finding more truth of me!!
I had my eyes open to much and learned that we are not humans we are spiritual beings having a human experience but we walked through the veil of amnesia and into an enslavement society where it actually is insane and we’re all trying to fit in and it’s f*^@ing ludicrous when you truly step back and gain a bigger perspective.!!
We’re constantly bombarded by advertising reminding us we are not good enough which is utter bullshit as we are all perfectly imperfect and unique and we need to embrace that.
I mean what is perfect and who is perfect anyways??
In this book are some tools that I’ve used along my journey that I have used to interrupt patterns in programs and believes that kept me look into lower vibrations of not good enough, self-hatred and self abuse because let’s face – it an eating disorder like any other addiction – alcohol, drugs, sex, shopping, gambling, aren’t in the vibes of love and self love.
Also, the images, left over from my recipe books, have al been encoded with higher frequencies – everything IS energy – so this book was created from Love – I know where you are if you are struggling with emotional eating and I am here to share that you CAN turn this around. You have too – the world needs you.
The less we buy into the illusions the happier we are and become – those aren’t who we truly are yet we think they are.
It was time to weed my garden on all levels – took a 5 day break from social media – day 1 was interesting then honestly didn’t really miss it – now I did miss connecting with some people yet I found myself wasting time in some of the sites recently.
I also did an Invironment one where I stopped eating – only had water, green drinks and fresh coconut water, massages, gentle yoga, meditation, time in nature and a deeper diving during the lunar eclipse of old patterns and programs that no longer were serving me and were coming up to the surface to be cleared – once you put your awareness on things no longer working to see what that is then you can clear them.
Had some amazing synchronicities that were letting me know I was on the right path as when you are working with and from the heart you can’t make this stuff up that happens to let you know keep going!!
I highly encourage spending some time going within, cleaning up any weeds of your internal garden – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually cause it is so worth it. When we let go of old programming, negative self talk, judgments, criticism, toxins from every day living, stress etc it’s like pulling weeds from the garden so that the flowers – the truth, the beauty, the authenticity can shine through and we can connect to our self, our soul and our source better.
Let Your Light Shine
After all – in the world of Quantum Physics – where Everything IS Energy and the outer world is nothing but a reflection of the inner world therefore inside is where it starts!!
Got a few great things coming up so check back in!!
A flowering does not think of competing with the flower next to it – it just blooms!
No Competition, No Judgments – Just Be You!!
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Rise Above Emotional Eating so You Can Love Yourself Again
Ancient Rule of 21: if you do anything for 21 days in a row, it will be installed as a habit.
– Robin Sharma
We were ALL born pure, innocent and full of love – somewhere along the line the story got distorted!
The drug of choice for many, especially women, is food. Something every human needs, every single day. Thats what makes it harder to break free.
Along with that drug often comes constant self-criticizing, loathing, judging, and obsessing about what one ate, didn’t eat, body size, and shape. No matter how small the perceived imperfections, their importance becomes distorted.
Yes, media, advertising, parents, teachers, friends, or siblings may play a role in seeming to remind us that we aren’t good enough the way we are but it is we who buy into it, we who believe it.
It’s a disorder gone rampant. More than 91% of women dislike their bodies and themselves, many to a dangerous and debilitating extreme. 80% of 13-year-old girls have already tried dieting, and 95% of people with an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 25.
I know – I’ve been one of them.
The mental, emotional, and often times also physical, self-bondage is excruciating – yet many, myself included, hide it well from others.
It Can Seem Lonely – We Don’t Have to Live that Way!
21 Days Food and You is ALL about installing new ways of thinking and being and interrupting what you are doing or being now.
After my struggle with an eating disorder, that only in the last couple of years have I started sharing my story – I found ways in which to heal myself, find myself and return to self love – regular counselling did not nor never did work for me. I am not dissing it – it was just not for me.
I’ve done many things over the years to keep diving deeper within to find the real me, the hidden me, the wounded me so that I could come back to Self Love – which includes ALL of me without judgments and criticism – and hey I am not perfect.
When we let go of these programs that we think are us and running the show keeping us stuck in self destructive thinking and behaving – life gets better, we become lighter and freer.
In 21 Days I share tools and techniques that helped me – the great thing is you can redo it a often as you like – and it only gets better.
It’s a place to start.
Once you do – you will be happy that you did – it will open up new ways of thinking, feeling and even being yourself and others.
My wish for you is each day forward it only gets better – trust me – its’ worth it and so are you!!!
It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.
– Marianne Williamson – A Return to Love
YOU Can Do It!!! Photo Credit: Cherry Bomb Photography
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It’s been a little bit since I posted, I actually have been doing some cleansing – physically, emotionally and therefore spiritually as well.
I went down to Florida for 2 weeks and while I was there, everything I ate felt like 3 bagels in the stomach – so my digestion was off and so was my elimination – it didn’t feel good. No matter what I ate – or did (as in exercise) it didn’t help.
Not are what it was, I have a feeling it could have been the GMO’s I am not used to and completely forgot my Biome (from Purium that combos Gylphosate and GMO’s in the stomach) as I don’t need it in Mexico – I will certainly bring it next time!!
It Can Seem Hard so You Keep Looking Back Photo Credit – Sandra Wagman
So when I returned to Mexico I just knew it was time for a spring cleanse, I felt out of sorts, bloated, grumpy a tad and tired – your body gives you clues when things are off. Since I know when one cleanses, it’s also an emotional detox – lets go big or stay home – I was ready!!
I have a book I bought a few years ago from Markus Rothkranz – heal Yourself and decided to do a 5 day cleanse but 3 day intense – water only with enemas (fast way to get toxins out and clean the colon)and showers – ok I cheated on those days I also did one green drink a day. (again another Purium product one of my fav’s Green Spectrum– handy when juicing is not an option). I also create structured water now in my Vitamix – very easy to do – magnets and water on for a couple of mins – it’s awesome!
A couple of days leading up and after were totally raw foods and very little – fruit and veggies only. It may seem hard once you start yet if you just take each moment, each day at a time – in moments it may seem hard yet when you focus on the end goal it helps to keep you moving forward knowing there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.
There is Always Light When One Looks for It & it turns out to be even Better than Imagined!
I also did Yoga and breath work very day – Yoga and breathing are great tools for anyone who suffers from Emotional Eating especially Yin Yoga – it slows you down, you feel your body therefore you are in it and it helps to connect you with your breath allowing you to be present – it gets one out of their heads.
Wow what a difference – I felt so good at the end – I listened to my body if it wanted down time but to be honest it kept feeling more energized – probably because of incorporating enemas and I was also doing emotional clearing on things that came up or things in my past I had no resolved.
Lighter, freer, happier, calmer and more clarity of thinking – oh my the things that have been coming to me is amazing!!
Energy & Strength for doing Yoga Photo Credit Cherry Bombs
My intuition is picking up so is my creativity again. 🙂
I know it’s still winter where some of you may be yet when spring is really finally there I highly recommend a spring cleaning – your body will love you for it – it’s like a spring cleaning for the house, car or garden!!
A couple of things that I am adding in more and more of is Probiotics – my favs are raw sauerkraut – easy to mix into salads, guacamole, or on the side, Kombucha – yummy and I’ve just started with kefir water and am experimenting with coconut – I’ll keep you posted.
It’s taken me a little while to write this as I truly wanted to be transparent as it hasn’t always been pretty. For many many years I kept it quiet, hidden as much as possible as the shame, guilt and embarrassment was high.
For many years I have had a love hate affair with food – ok yes my body too – they usually go hand in hand for many women!
I only started sharing my journey a few years ago with friends and family and now after reading stats and understanding on a deeper level or programs, beliefs etc I want to come out of the closet so to speak! 🙂
When I was 15 years old I started down the path of Anorexia which then turned into Bulimia which literally ran my life for almost 10 years.
My Anorexia never hospitalized me as my weight only dropped to about 88 pads – I’m only 5’2″ and was maybe even shorter then! At about age 16 I also got into partying and smoking pot – so on weekends I would get the ‘munchies’ so at least my weight was ok – but I was not eating healthy and living healthy by any means.
I left for college at the big age of 17 and lived with an aunt and uncle in Toronto – she was big into health and ahead of her time so I learned a lot. My first natural path Dr visit – alternative flours, honey instead of sugar etc – this was the early ’80’. I even became an Aerobics instructor but boy did I battle with low self esteem and Bulimia.
After a couple of years of living in TO, I moved back to my home town and became a waitress and bartender – no – there was never any partying going on there!! Over the next few years I went back to college, moved to Banff and then Nova Scotia – still mostly in the service industry and still struggling with my eating disorder yet when I was eating ‘normal’ I ate very healthy……….talk about incoherence in my being!
It did slow down a fair bit and I realized that I cycled – it was mostly Jan to May – hence in Canada the colder, darker months – no wonder I love being in Mexico – the sun and warmth nurture my soul big time.
While in Halifax I became part of a 12 week study group out of the hospital with approx 10 women who struggled with na eating disorder – the stories were crazy yet I felt ok and not alone.
Most people then didn’t understand what having an eating disorder was truly about as there was no internet (ok I am dating myself here) and well it’s food – eating when you are hungry, stop when you are full.
Yeah right, sounds easy but in reality it’s not about the food at all – it’s just the drug of choice for many women instead of drugs, alcohol, gambling and even sex.
For some reason, at the time I was not aware, yet looking back on it I understand more now, but I faded out of my cycle. I had 2 beautiful children – who kept me busy and I never worried about weight between running after them (not quite 14 months apart) and working even part time. I felt I had conquered it – so much so I became a Certified Raw Food Chef and wrote some recipe books. I was still and always have been big into eating healthy.
About 12 years later, I went through a year of some hard times, almost bankruptcy, moved across the country and stayed with my parents for almost 2 months and had to start over – things were tight and I watched myself get triggered. I knew I hadn’t really gotten over it completely.
I dove into different modalities to help – EFT being the biggest one but many as main stream counselling did not work for me. I am not knocking it as we are all different but I only used it about half a dozen times and always left feeling way worse than when I went in and I was left hanging as well time is up and my next client is here……….
I’ve had triggers in my life since, yet I know that when we emotionally eat we are stuffing down our feelings as we don’t want to feel – it may be too painful, overwhelming, confusing, stressing or yet it’s all Emotion – Energy in motion unless we block it and push it down. Energy modalities and self love have been a huge part of the journey
Once I started or better yet stopped pushing emotions down and got in touch with more of me, I started seeing patterns and programs in my life.
You can’t explain an eating disorder to most people – as the one thing that separates out an eating disorder or emotional eating is you can’t quit cold turkey like you can alcohol and drugs – you need to eat and food is everywhere. It’s not always an easy battle but it’s so worth it as you get to re-claim more of you. And the world needs all you and your light.
When we choose to go down a road of addiction – it’s a program as it’s run by the mind and it’s not a healthy one (and I will post more on that) – somewhere, usually before the age of 7 as that is when all programming is done we created some story of not being good enough (and more).
While driving around Vancouver 2 years ago I heard a show on Eating Disorders – it shocked me to know that 40% of 9 year old Canadian girls were or had been on a diet……are you kidding me?? What messages are we sending our children I thought!!
Now, I am not a counsellor or Dr – yet most Dr’s don’t know how to deal with this issue – as the success rate of overcoming an eating disorder is less than 30% from going into treatment……….something on many fronts is not working. The stats on eating disorders is scary. I’ve had my own personal journey so I know what it’s like to be in between the fridge and the toilet – in other words deep shit – so I get it!!
Where did we get so off?
Doing things that feed the Soul is important
I love eating healthy, I feel better – in more ways than one especially since I have become the master over my food and more importantly my emotions (for the most part after all I am still human and have them but they don’t control me like before). I’ve created a 21 day email program to help intercept patterns and programming – it may seem different and it is!! This is not dealing with hard core eating disorders yet it can and work well with any program or counselling one is going through.. I know – I’ve used all the tools and tips in the program – time and again.
We have to re-program – which we can do, we have to really up our self love, we need to stop buying into the bs media advertising of you aren’t good enough the way you are and get off of the processed foods and I will explain that part why in my next post.
I am going to share things with you that are out of the box – the box sucks, is too small and conforming and most of us don’t fit in it so stop trying to fit in – you were meant to stand out and shine your light. It just got dimmed for awhile while you developed amnesia forgetting who you truly are at a deep – Soul level.
Part of my mission here on planet earth is to help wake women up to their uniqueness, their beauty, to unplug with the I am not good enough programming in the matrix (yes it is kind of like the movie!!) and to help you see that you are worth it!!
You may think it’s hippy dippy, out there, weird, different and it is – it has to be as look around at society and the world – how’s it working for many people??
Some are asleep and will never wake up – it’s not their journey possibly this lifetime, if you are reading this chances are you are waking up and know or want a different way!
21 Days Food & You – is about breaking free – an email a day for 21 days and more. You may not have a break thru experience in the 21 days – it may take going through it several times – who cares – it’s your journey and the one back to self and health is different for everyone. That is the cool thing – you can re-do it over as many times as you need – programs run deep in us.
2018 is the year to step into more of you with more self love – are you ready?
Have you ever stopped and thought about what is real food?
This is a long post and at the end I have a little gift for you!
In this post I would like to share a different perspective on real food, it may stretch you a bit, but that is good isn’t it? It may help you to eliminate dieting for ever – that is good too isn’t it?
If may help you create a healthier living eating style with ease – that is good too isn’t it?
That is my hope!!
You may have be aware of or have heard that – Everything IS Energy. Well, it’s true.
Everything IS Energy.
Yes – EVERYTHING.
Our thoughts?? – Yup energy!
The table you sit at? – Yes
Our bodies? Yup those too
Food – why yes of course it is!
So IF Everything IS Energy, and it is, but don’t take my word for it – there are many Scientists and Quantum Physicists proving all of this, J why would one knowingly eat low vibing, fake, chemical laden foods?
I know – we are run by our taste buds and believe what the commercials on tv say – right? J
Energy has different vibrations which is really different frequencies.
An example would be a table – if you cut it open and put it under a microscope you will still find atoms and molecules moving around – hence much denser and slower but it’s energy. No matter with the item you will find the same thing just different density or frequency.
Our bodies are 99.99999% space – yet all of us are energy of varying degrees of vibration or frequencies. If we took all that away say in our hand, what would be left would be very very small hand as all the space is gone.
You’re probably thinking, ‘what does this have to do with food?’ Stay with me here!
Back to everything IS Energy – including our food. Even all the chemical concoctions labelled as food.
The diet industry has been lying to you.
Food manufacturers have been lying to you.
Labelling on much of the food is a lie too.
With all the mis-information, products, companies, opinions on the internet – it’s no wonder people are confused.
Lets go back to who we are. At the very core of our being we too are energy, we are consciousness or a Soul having a human experience. We come down and put on these body suits to create a life on planet earth.
Our bodies come from the sun and earth – everything we do we do for our bodies. We eat to fuel them, we work to house them, cloth them, we move them, etc
We are part of nature – we are electric and magnetic beings held together by sacred geometric forms that run on the power of the sun.
Yes the sun! You know all that sunblock – it’s not only full of toxic ingredients, killing the corral reef but also harming you. You skin is the biggest organ – so it’s absorbing all those toxins and then what you are eating is also being released out through your pores and if your diet is full of the chemical concoctions labelled as food and you go sit in the sun…….then well guess what it does?
Yup that c word comes out.
I am a freckly red head and I haven’t used sun block in over 6 years and have spent much time in the sun – never at mid day of course and never for hours on end and I don’t burn – anymore!
Me – in a raw restaurant in Sedona
Anyways, back to what is real food.
We eat the light energy from the sun in the form of food or we should be.
Read that again.
Photosynthesis is the transformation of visible light energy into consumable fuel – it’s being consumed for calories that creates heat aka energy once digested.
Where in packaged foods, fast foods or foods laden with chemicals (which by the way our foods now have over 10 000 chemicals) is there any sun light?
Isn’t it interesting that as more and more ‘food’ products have come available more and more sickness and obesity has too?
Labels have information on calories, fats, carbs etc but very little of it matters.
Food ingredients – 4 simple rules I go by IF I buy canned or packaged food
– Do I need to learn Swahili to say any ingredients?
– Can I pronounce all the words cause if not, changes are I don’t have a clue what it is?
– Do I have to carry a food dictionary around with me to figure out what an ingredient is?
– Does it have a shelf life longer than my dog’s life?
Keep it simple.
Real foods came from Mother Nature – why does man always feel he can do better? Or is it because of money and profit??
Real food either has no label as it’s fresh and from the earth or very few and real ingredients in it.
When we eat real foods that have been grown in the sun and in the earth then we are ingesting light energy and elements. The sun energy charges us up and the earth energy grounds us – both are needed for optimal health. They also bring a balance of positive and negative ions.
When our bodies are off – we get sick.
Real food is one of the base necessities for a healthy life. We are all different, have different bodies and different genetics but we all need real foods.
Even much of our water is dead. I have been playing with structured water – using my vitamix and magnets – I can taste and feel the difference in my water – it’s awesome!
Wanna go a little further down the rabbit hole?
Real Foods & Superfoods
I really believe that the movie the Matrix actually gave us some clues. Since everything IS energy which therefore carries a frequency which is a number sequence…..yup…….if we put something in our food – aka a chemical – it will alter the food as it’s a different (man made) number frequency – then when we eat it a couple of things happen – if it’s processed, packaged or fast food – the body actually doesn’t understand the vibe, the energy, the number frequency – hence the coding of numbers so it can’t utilize or digest it, so even though we are eating we aren’t feeding the body – hence why so many people are getting sick. Also because there is so many chemicals in our foods and many are addictive ones – you keep wanting or coming back for more as the body at a cellular level are still starving even though you might be full.
As I’ve always said – there is a difference between eating food (or chemical concoctions labelled as food) and feeding the body.
Some or well many of the food additives actually are coded so that they run programs in your mind and body – addiction, emotions and more – I know sound freaky yet its true.
It affects our DNA – which btw I am learning IS very important.
Raw Cashew Whip
Food is everywhere today and unfortunately it’s slowly killing many people.
My wish and hope is more and more people wake up to more of the big fat fucking lies the food industry has lead us to believe.
When one truly eats more real foods then the counting of calories, carbs etc doesn’t need to happen.
For some that struggle with emotional eating – I will be sharing some upcoming posts on that as well.
Food is suppose to be our energy and somehow it has become confusing, addictive, trendy, difficult, profitizing, manipulated and mostly dead.
One of the best ways to nurture yourself and body, to live easier, longer and with more vitality is to eat real foods!!
A I promised, I have a little gift for you – 2 of my books on Amazon are FREE to download today and tomorrow – Easy Raw or Vegan recipes – I hope you will download them BUT ever more so I hope you will use them and go on to create even more tasty healthy dishes and to keep eating real foods – so enjoy!!
Again the link to the Free books on Amazon Kindle is here – you can get the free kindle app in the store for any phone, iPad or computer.
I have been working on some programs, grants and submissions recently bringing to light how many women truly are Living Beyond Bondage.
This is just the start of truly opening up, sharing my journey, my healing and how so much in our every day world creates separation – mostly within ourselves, our bodies and keeps us separate and judging one another worse though ourselves.
This is just part of a recent submission with some photos.
Living Beyond Bondage
Food is the Drug of Choice – its within us to start the change!
We were all born pure, innocent and full of love.
Somewhere along the line the story got distorted.
The drug of choice for many, especially women, is food.
Along with that drug often comes constant self criticizing, loathing, judging and obsessing about what one ate, didn’t eat, body size, shape and imperfections – no matter how small they may seem, it always gets distorted.
Yes, media, advertising, possibly parents, teachers, friends or siblings may play a role in somehow reminding us that we aren’t good enough the way we are IF we buy into it and believe it.
Living Beyond Bondage
It’s a disorder gone rampant, with over 91% of women disliking their bodies and themselves, many to an extreme. 80% of 13 yr old Canadian girls have been on a diet already and 95% of people with an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 – 25 yrs.
I know – I’ve been one of them.
The mental, emotional and often times physical bondage is excruciating – yet many hide it well from others.
Stuffing down emotions, or better yet, not feeling them at all.
We often feel alone, fragmented and on our own keeping things bottled up inside.
Feeling Alone, Isolated, Confused and more……..
We are caught in a vicious cycle of self depreciating, devaluing, loathing and often times self abusive – until we decide enough!!
Only 5 % of women naturally have the body type portrayed by women in the media and for which the other 91% are trying to compete, yet we continue to strive for something that truly is not the ‘norm.’
We aren’t good enough the way we are is the constant reminder.
The other 4% don’t have tv, internet or magazines and therefore they are the free ones.
If we’re going to buy into stories, why not buy into self empowering ones?
Who truly decided what beauty is?
We all have a story to tell – we’re trying to make it a similar to one another and that is the start of the disconnect.
We are born and should be able to be our authentic selves and creatively express who we truly be through our gifts – not by trying to be like one another.
With the start of the disconnect we compare, judge, shut down and buy into someone else’s ideas of beauty and what we should look like and we start our own mantra of not being good enough.
Yet we are like snowflakes – each individually designed, beautiful and unique.
Some of us, remembering that, have broken free from that bondage – most of it being self imposed and mental self talk.
Breaking Free from the Bondage and Realizing it was just all me!
We decided that our lives weren’t about fighting our bodies, hating our bodies or ourselves or spending 95% of our time worrying about a few pounds or what we did / did not eat.
Cause it’s really not about food.
There were too many other beautiful, amazing things to see, feel, be and do in this lifetime.
That is the start of removing the bondage – you allow yourself to feel – ALL and reprogram the self talk.
The one thing that separates a food / body obsessive addiction is you have to learn to live with both, unlike most other addictions.
When one can truly do that – accept and love what is – then the bondage is gone and nothing is more freeing than that.
I know I am one of them!
Breaking Free from the Self Imposed Bonadage
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Please contact me for more information, if you would like to be part of this project or wherever I am at in my travels a possible photo shoot – it’s time to make some big changes and it starts with each one of us!
Instead of eating mindlessly, putting food into your mouth almost unconsciously, not really tasting the food you’re eating, sitting in front of the tv or computer or the phone … you notice your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. You learn to pay attention to: Why you feel like eating, and what emotions or needs might be triggering the eating if it’s truly not hunger!
In todays world of over 200 ‘diets’, many products, processed foods, fast foods, entertainment, advertising there is so much emphasis on food and body and yet health problems, obesity and eating disorders keep rising.
If you are a Vegetarian, that’s not good enough for the Vegans, if you’re a Vegan that is not good enough for the Raw Foodies and if you’re Raw then that is not good enough for the Breathatarian.
What if you’re an Emotional eater?
Food Addiction is prevalent these days – just look around.
Selling Coconuts in Cuba
Addiction is something that every one of us has experienced at one point or another to something!! We’re quick to point to the “big” addictions as being the obvious saboteurs in our lives, like drugs, alcohol, smoking but what about the gradual and socially acceptable drug of choice—food?
It’s the number one killer of our bodies and thief of our joy, that causes heart attacks, obesity, diabetes, certain cancers, dementia, depression, eating disorders and so many other diseases.
Through my cycles of an eating disorder, emotional eating / not eating, becoming a Raw For Chef then letting all points of view go to come to a balance that truly works for me – I’ve learned a lot!! 🙂
This is some of what I feel I know since I cleaned up many of my emotional triggers I didn’t need to use food to fill the hole in myself that I was feeling or stuff down (over eating or binge eating) the emotions I didn’t want to feel.
That I need to eat what is right for me and my body – it’s easier to listen to it when the food is clean. My body does well eating mostly fresh or real foods yet it goes through stages of wanting more protein and sometimes cooked foods depending on where I am – big difference between living in Mexico and Vancouver for weather!! I enjoy what I put in my mouth – if I don’t or my body doesn’t like it I don’t eat it – I don’t care how good it is for me!! I have cleaned up my body and taste buds so that I know the difference – not like eating highly processed foods then having a wheat grass drink and hating it – no not that way!! 🙂
Once we get rid of the highly processed foods we can actually tune into our bodies better and what they truly desire and when not what we think we should eat. The SAD pyramid way of eating has done a lot of damage in many ways! As with many other diets – we need to learn to trust ourselves and what OUR body is telling us NOT diets or measurements or times! There is nothing better than conscious eating – being conscious and doing anything really – compare it to like sex – are you on your phone or watching tv while having sex? If so maybe it’s not the right relationship!! 🙂
Be Present in the Moment
When I eat I am present – no tv (I never watch the Tel LIE Vision anyways), no computer or on my phone – I have no idea then what I ate or how it tasted!
I slow down when I eat and I also try to pay attention to my conversations – if I’m upset or angry I don’t eat then. Why? If everything is energy why take on more of that??
I try to bless my food, ask that it provide the most nutrition it can to my body and give thanks – again if everything is energy – Dr Emoto proved it with the water – Gratitude and Love – highest vibes!! (still working on this one as I don’t always remember yet I do while creating the food in the kitchen).
Not to push my beliefs or my ways onto others – I am not in their body and I have no idea truly what is for their highest good – I can only make suggestions to possibly wake up someone to a better or different way, a more natural or cleaner way yet with no attachment.
I’ve learned to love myself just the way I am and my body – my only regret with this one is why I didn’t do it sooner – it’s so much easier and freeing.
ALL Shapes, Sizes & Colors!!!
Being back on the beach here in Mexico I so love people watching – so many bodies – so many sizes, shapes and colors – many in very small bathing suits 🙂 – they obviously love themselves no matter what. Beautiful to see!!
A guy dancing in the streets of Havana
Pay attention today to when you are eating, if you are truly hungry and how it all tastes – being fully present in each moment raises our consciousness big time. When you eat it should be like a party in your mouth – live in joy, health and bliss!