Weight loss is a terrible goal. Since this is a website/blog dedicated to helping women lose excess weight, you might be just a titch confused by that statement. I have commented on this previously, in the tyranny of the bathroom scale and most recently in commitments and self-care. “Hanging your self-worth on failing to achieve… Continue reading Nebulous fuzziness!
“Break the habit of being yourself….” That is a Joe Dispenza-ism… He wrote a book by a similar title - Breaking the habit of being yourself. I will add it to my growing list of ‘To Read’ books. Since my stack is already about half a meter, and falling over – I must refrain for… Continue reading Be A Magnificent Peach
We could all learn a lot about managing stress from our beloved pets. Our pets live completely in the moment – they do not suffer as we do from ‘anticipating’ what might, maybe, potentially, but likely won’t, happen. How often do you fabricate and repeat conversations in your head about what might happen, trying to… Continue reading Cancel ‘Red Alert’
Have you ever found yourself at the office on Saturday morning instead of the grocery store? Autopilot. Autopilot is when the conscious brain has delegated predictable, recurring routine activity to the subconscious…. Like, driving to the office, every morning. Master orchestrator of your life, the conscious brain has better things to think about than the… Continue reading Brown M&M’s
I can keep commitments. No problem. I am rarely late for a lunch date, and on the extremely rare occasion I forget an appointment, I am utterly mortified. I am totally speculating here, but it seems to me, women are hard wired to keep commitments - it’s threaded into our DNA. Women are caregivers by… Continue reading Commitments and Self-care.
By setting an impossible goal, by knowing and accepting you are going to fail, but choosing to go for it anyway, you will grow exponentially! Fail for the sake of growing and learning – adopt an “I AM ALL IN” attitude. What a great concept! Failing on purpose for the sake of learning and growing… Continue reading Impossible goal – Part 2 – Failing on purpose
Set an impossible goal. Say what? Everyone knows that goals are ‘supposed to be’ SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. Why on earth would any sane person willingly set a goal they truly believe is impossible? Isn’t that just setting yourself up for failure? Crazy Doctor! Perhaps. Each time I set a SMART… Continue reading Impossible Goal – Part 1
Several years ago, early on my de-stress quest, I read the book Essentialism, the disciplined pursuit of less by Greg McKeown. Two quotes stuck with me. What if “we stopped doing things we detest, to buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like?” And, “You cannot overestimate… Continue reading Essentialism.
Intermittent fasting is such a fascinating topic. I will confess, I am a total novice practicing intermittent fasting. I am only three weeks into my N=1 experiment (in science, ‘N’ is the number of individual participating in a study. I am the 1 participant in this study.) This experiment, helped me break through a multi-month… Continue reading Intermittent fasting – great medicine.
I am exploring intermittent fasting as a lifestyle. It’s been an interesting experiment. It started after Christmas 2018, a holiday season over-eat-fest full of self-reprimand and self-induced frustration. I was ‘pretty consistent’ (admittedly not perfect) with my newly adopted way of eating (no sugar/no flour/manage your insulin) and frustrated with a several month weight plateau. … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting – Surprise Benefit.