Unf#ck Your Brain, The Book

Unf#ck Your Brain by Faith G. Harper, PhD practically screamed my name when looking for something different to read while vacationing. Maybe it was the bright yellow cover or maybe it was just the title. Either way, I’m grateful as f#ck because this has turned out to be yet another one of those life-changing books.Continue reading “Unf#ck Your Brain, The Book”

Fasting for Focus, Plus More

Just over 2 months ago, a friend was telling me how intermittent fasting (IF) had helped his focus. Intrigued, I started researching IF while trying this new way of eating on for size (pun not originally intended). Mind you, I am the woman who (before this) would not have skipped a meal without … consequences.Continue reading “Fasting for Focus, Plus More”

Detoxing Addictions both Emotional and Chemical

A few weeks ago, I posted a prayer request for a loved one to receive the support s/he needed. This person was not eating regular meals, and instead was drinking a superhuman amount of vodka per day. Since then, s/he has started the detox process and is eating again, returning to human status. In developingContinue reading “Detoxing Addictions both Emotional and Chemical”

Balancing the Edges: Creation & Destruction

All systems seek balance including our inner and outer selves. We often become unbalanced when we suppress the expression of our hidden, or shadow, aspects. This suppression is learned during the process of being raised, as we are taught to deny parts of ourselves to fit into society. We cut ourselves off from our truestContinue reading “Balancing the Edges: Creation & Destruction”

Food Addiction: Eating as Punishment

As a young girl, I leanred to “use” food as a drug to supress strong emotions that were punished, heavily discouraged and suppressed in my family. The message was that it was not ok to emote, whether positive or negative. To carry strong emotions triggered an adult, the child was punished. Without the ability toContinue reading “Food Addiction: Eating as Punishment”

Stopping Addictions: A New View

Over the past year, I have discovered that the more disconnected I have felt from myself, from The Creator and from others, the more I have indulged in one or more of my addictions: food, spending, alcohol, social media, and dating. Feeling lonely, even when not alone, is the experience of being disconnected. In his TEDContinue reading “Stopping Addictions: A New View”

New Dawn

The old habits were creeping back in. Inch by inch, they started crowding the garden. Sun blocked. Clothes getting tight. Ode to the muffin top. When feeling low, irony returns, bad habits creep back in. Nihilistic, self-destructive. Feeding on the bad. Out of focus. Consume to feel fulfilled. Pour something into the void. Emptiness inside. Broken.Continue reading “New Dawn”

Habits can be helpful and potentially harmful for your brain

When we perform new tasks, we build our brains. New neural connections and synapses are created within our nervous systems to support us in our new endeavors. This is called neuroplasticity; it is an important component in learning a new skill. Neuroplasticity can also help us to use our “muscle memory” when we are respondingContinue reading “Habits can be helpful and potentially harmful for your brain”

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