Archives for November 2012

Holiday Sanity, Part 1 (Plant New Seeds)

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Begin some steps to plant some new seeds for surviving the end-of-year holidays. This episode’s experiential exercise supports you in reducing stress.

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Information is also offered about the upcoming release of Spirit of the Ages, a film sharing wisdom from Mayan elder Wandering Wolf about these momentous times.

CLICK HERE to learn about Common Passion, a non-profit that I serve on the board of that supports social and environmental harmony, and that will benefit from your donations for the Spirit of the Ages film.  Stay tuned for information on the release date of the film.


 

 

Giving Thanks

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The season of harvest, no matter when it comes in the year, is a reminder to give thanks for what we’ve received. This episode includes an experiential exercise to support you in growing your potential for giving.   If you have a habit that’s creating problems for yourself or others, to get support, click the link on the right sidebar to receive my free self-assessment questionnaire and newsletter.

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How does the child in you experience this message?

This morning, I came across a reminder of the deep connection between public policy and personal life, which is the focus of this blog.

I invite the child in you to notice how you feel when you watch Mr. Rogers explain the underlying purpose for his work on public television, which is funded by people like you, when you dig into your own pocket to make a donation to your local public television station, and from everyone when we make decisions about what we fund collectively.

Learn more about Mr. Rogers here.

Let the Spirit Move

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Explore the relationship between your spirituality and your body. This episode includes an experiential exercise to support that recognition. If you have a habit that’s creating problems for yourself or others, to get support, click the link on the right sidebar to receive my free self-assessment questionnaire and newsletter.

Women Healing Women: Is This Your Time for the Power of Group?

When women bond together in a community in such a way

that ‘sisterhood’ is created, it gives them an accepting

and intimate forum to tell their stories

and have them heard and validated by others.

The community not only helps to heal their circumstances,

but encourages them to grow into their larger destiny.

~ Sue Monk Kidd, afterward to The Secret Life of Bees

In 1993, I noticed that some of my women clients were seeking help for similar concerns.

Wanting comfort and understanding, they brought experiences of busy lives juggling work, heath issues and, especially, relationships.

Like most people, they were not mentally ill — even if they felt depressed or anxious, or used the word “crazy.” No, they were dealing with “problems in living.” So why did they invest their precious time and money in therapy?

It turns out that they had some things in common. I wonder if this might also be true for you:

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Emotional Eating, Interview with Meryl Hershey Beck

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Do you eat when triggered by emotions? Host Michael Anne Conley interviews expert Meryl Hershey Beck, who shares tips for dealing with “emotional” hunger. This episode includes an experiential exercise to support self-contact in this episode of Habits Into Health.

Learn more about Meryl’s free Teleseminar: Break the Chains of Emotional Eating.

Her 5-part teleseminar series, Five weeks to Freedom from Emotional Eating: Love the Life You were meant to live, starts 11/13/12. Find out more here and here.

You can also listen to other Habits Into Health podcasts on food issues by clicking the podcast menu on this website.  And if you’re ready to explore how much control a habit has over you, in the right sidebar you’ll see a box where you can send me your name and email address. Click “Send It” and I’ll get you a brief self-assessment questionnaire to get you started, and I’ll include you in my email newsletter for ongoing support.