May 2017 - My Mind My Body

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Month: May 2017

The Scale: My Friend, My Foe

The Scale: My Friend, My Foe

If I told you that my waffle maker manipulated my mood, what would you think? What about a blender? Would that change your response? To me, it seems beyond insane that an object would be able to dictate my mood, but that is exactly what the scale did. It is just some plastic and glass, maybe couple of springs, but it had the power to cause such strong and rapid mood swings for me.

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Intuitive Exercise. The Other IE.

Intuitive Exercise. The Other IE.

Have you ever done the experiment of seeing how many drops of water you can get onto a penny? It’s quite amazing how many drops you can actually get on the penny before it overflows. This is a metaphor for my life. I am the penny and there are times in my life when the amount of water that I need to carry around is very manageable. These are my day-to-day activities: work, exercise, basic needs, quality time with my husband, etc. However, there are times when the water droplets keep piling on and the activities of life become more demanding. This happens to all of us, I know. I am not unique in this way. I want to share a very slow revelation of mine.

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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

The word mirror has several definitions. It can be a noun or a verb. The definition of a mirror that I will be using is a reflecting surface for use in viewing oneself.1 So,what is the purpose of a mirror? To take in how you look. I completely understand that this can be done without judgement. There are people out there who can look in a mirror and the thoughts that flow through their mind lack any ounce of judgement, not one speck. Raise your hand if you are one of those people? If you raised your hand, great! The mirror has no power over you. It’s just another object in your bathroom. It holds no more or less value than a tube of toothpaste.

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Take This Diet and Shove It!

Take This Diet and Shove It!

My mother is a fan of country music, so this meant that I grew up in the 1980’s listening to the local country radio station.1 I remember every Friday, promptly at 5 pm, the radio station would play Johnny Paycheck’s “Take This Job and Shove It” followed immediately by The Judds’ “Girls’ Night Out”. You may be wondering why I bring this up. What do these two songs have to do with dieting?  No worries, this will make sense in a few paragraphs!

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What Is This Intuitive Eating You Speak Of?

What Is This Intuitive Eating You Speak Of?

If you see or hear the word “diet”, there is a definition of sorts that may come to mind. Feelings may pop up as well when you are exposed to that word. And I’m not talking about the definition that indicates the types of food you consume. I’m talking about “diet” as in my-New-Year’s-Resolution-is-to-go-on-a-diet kind of diet. If the word “diet” exists, then there should be an opposite concept, right? Well, what would be the antonym for “diet”?

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