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November 21, 2017

How often do you find yourself at a party or with a group of friends and the conversation turns to dieting and fat talk? The holidays tend to be that time of the year when people get together to catch up, celebrate and acknowledge their relationship. Of course you want to look good and put your best self out there. It doesn’t matter your gender, age, culture and race. We all want to be accepted and recognized. However, the pressure and stress of performing can be high. We live in a society that seems obsessed with image and performance, diets, and weight. Speaking up or changing the subject requires a lot of courage. If you feel like the conversation is taking you to places in your mind that make you feel ashamed, anxious, judgmental, and critical of your body and who you are, politely excuse yourself and go outside or find a plant in the room that allows you practice the following grounding mindfulness exercise:

  • Take a deep breath and connect to the color you’re seeing, start to de...

November 21, 2017

When we cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes our way, we are more open to what’s good in our lives, our awareness tends to increase and it becomes easier to notice the positive things around us. Gratitude helps to improve our mood and increases our sense of well-being. I want to share with you 5 things you can do to start or boost your gratitude practice:

  1. Keep a gratitude journal: every day take a moment to journal about one thing that you’re grateful for. Try to name something small that you take for granted and appreciate having it!

  2. Start a morning gratitude ritual: You can have everyone in the family name one thing they are thankful for at the beginning of the day while you’re having breakfast or taking the kids to school. This practice tends to help children and adults see all the positive things that they have already.

  3. Keep a gratitude Jar: This is something I do! I tend to put in my gratitude jar small tokens, pictures, drawings my ki...

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