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The Four Pillars of Healthy Eating – The Best Way to Teach Kids How to Eat Well

First let me say that being a good role model, is not synonymous with being perfect. image source Perfection is not possible. Not only that, perfection is also not relatable.  If perfect walked into a room, would you like her?  We need our humanity, our quirks and eccentricities.  In short, we need to be ourselves. […]

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Your Intuition and Pleasing Your Doctor – How They Can Conflict And Your Needs Get Lost

Follow your intuition, or please your doctor? Ok, I’m going to name something here and it won’t be for everybody. Maybe you’re the one who leaned more towards rebellion than people pleasing, or maybe you were blessed with missing out on that particular conditioning. You know the one that pressures us to put other people’s […]

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Tuning in and Listening

Tuning in and listening to the way we relate to ourselves is a way to honor this relationship. Responding to the messages of our mind, body, and emotions is a way to build trust and hope that we can meet our own needs and persevere through challenges with resilience.  For the sake of this dialogue, […]

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Feelings and emotions

Another level of communication, or expression, is our feelings and emotions. How do you respond to your feelings when you are feeling them?  Do you notice your feelings at all?  Can you name them?  Do they make sense to you?  Some feelings may be more comfortable to feel than others, such as happiness, or a […]

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Autonomy

While it is important to develop autonomy for wellness, it is a delicate construction, especially if we have been significantly hurt in the past. It is easy to swing too far into a stoic independence, which can really be a masked rebellion towards an experience of authority in our past that wasn’t so kind or […]

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Power of Awareness

We believe in the power of awareness, that is, becoming ever more aware of ourselves and our inner life. This means becoming conscious of our motivations, impulses, insecurities, needs, feelings, wants, passions and concerns.  The more we become aware of ourselves, the more we can develop a relationship of listening to ourselves with compassion and […]