• Self Acceptance,  Uncategorized

    Why do we Sabotage ourselves?

    QUESTION: I have been eating healthy and feeling great about my food choices for a little over a month. I have not binged and have eaten foods that really made me feel better. Then after getting weighed, I realized I lost over 10 pounds and had a meltdown. I began slipping back to my old ways and it took a toll on me emotionally.  I realize that every time I begin to get healthy I get overwhelmed, scared and resort back to my old self. Is this normal and do others experience this?  Susan  ANSWER: In the thirty plus years that I have been training, coaching, mentoring, counseling and running groups with women this question comes up in conversation a lot. Why do women set themselves up for failure and setbacks…

  • Food

    Food Freedom, Mindful Eating!

    I am calling on anyone who is always dieting or giving up foods they love because of food/weight obsession, to hear me out. If you struggle daily with food choices, I am asking you to put aside all of that CRAZINESS for one day and just eat what you want. COME ON, PICK A DAY! On that day, no dieting, no counting calories, no food anxiety and absolutely no fear that you are eating off-limit foods. Just a day to eat what you want when you want to but most of all enjoy it. A day when all foods are on the table. I call this a day of FOOD FREEDOM. Now, before you jump for joy, I am not…

  • Self Acceptance

    Self-esteem, How is yours!

     Many times, we use the words self-esteem and body image in the same breath, but they are not the same. While body image is related to how you feel about your body, self-esteem refers to how much you like yourself, the total package. How do you appreciate who you are and all of your individuality, including your personal skills and accomplishments. Self esteem can also be based on how you think other people look at you. If you catch someone watching you in public do you automatically judge yourself negative, when they could be admiring how you are dressed.  Maybe they could be thinking they know you or have you met you previously. But if all you can think about…

  • Fitness,  Food

    A New You 2019

    As YOU enter 2019, time for a new start, a new journey, a new you. This is a time to set new goals and discover self- motivation/inspiration. This new year should be the time to better health and happiness. For many, we left the previous year vowing that the new one will be better.  However, taking time to reflect on your previous accomplishments might help you to have clarity as to what the new year will bring. Reminders of the past can be a time for self-reflection. Time to reflect on what worked or did not work and how does that fit into your life now. When making goals remember they need to fit into your lifestyle, especially if you…

  • Self Acceptance

    SELF-ACCEPTANCE

    “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” ― C.G. Jung I began to think about what message I wanted to share with YOU as we move into 2019. Should I write about NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS, words we proclaim in January only to be but a passing thought by February. I could tell you the importance of good eating and how detrimental this way of life is to your health. The newest diet will be showcasing itself soon, maybe that is where this is headed. That will surely put you on an emotional roller coaster only to complicate your life. I could set you up on a fitness program. Yep, thought about them all but I decided to go…