Category Archives: Mindfulness/Emotional Health

Are you as enthralled as I at watching the leaves release themselves in an exuberance of color at this time of year? I believe in mirroring the seasons in how we live. Living seasonally allows us to not fight the forces of nature in our own nature.

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Want cake?

We all get cravings for certain foods and sometimes those foods are not the healthiest choices for us.

“My name is Katie and I am a sugar addict. I’ve been clean for 6 hours.”

Sound familiar? I know that I’m not alone. 

Once I break the sugar addiction and clean it out of my system, I’m fine. The cravings no longer strangle me with their incessant need and persistent control of my life. I stop dreaming about eating dessert. I stop thinking non-stop about getting my next sugar fix.

But it’s the getting it out of my system that’s the hardest part. Every. Time.

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Eating like a sloth

Is that saying, “you are what you eat” true? No—it actually isn’t true at all. The truth is that we are what we digest. Unfortunately, this state of digestion and nutrient absorption only happens when the body is in a state of stillness—under control by the parasympathetic nervous system. 

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