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It’s Not About What, It’s About Why….

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Blog, Inspiration | 0 comments

It’s Not About What, It’s About Why….

You can’t go a day without hearing about having a gratitude practice. Oprah’s been talking about it for years, Deepak has done 21-day meditation challenges about it and as we approach Thanksgiving a whole lot of people are sharing what they are thankful for on social media. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, a gratitude practice can be life changing. I myself have a regular practice and I encourage my clients to do the same. We’ve all heard about gratitude journals. You’re instructed to sit down and list all the things you are grateful for in your life.  I strongly dislike this practice. I don’t feel fulfilled just listing what I’m grateful for. This time of year many families will go a little further then simply writing their gratitude list and they’ll share it at the dinner table, with their friends and families.  There’s one huge key piece missing from their practice. And it’s asking yourself one simple question:    “WHY?”   When I’m working one-on-one with a client one of the first things we do together is dig into their “why”. Initially people come to see me because they want to lose weight. There’s always another reason, something deeper than wanting to be skinnier. As Geneen Roth says; “It’s about the weight, but its not about the weight”. There is an underlying desire, or feeling they want. It’s not just about being skinny. Skinny does not equal happy, and after having worked with clients who have tried to gain weight, I can tell you the grass is not greener on the other side. Robert Emmons  the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude has a simple practice you can do to spice up your gratitude list.  And its simply asking yourself: Why? In the video below you’ll see Marie Forleo try this powerful exercise, which celebrates the emotion behind being grateful.  I bet you’ll be surprised when you see what happens.      Why are you grateful for certain people or things in your life?  Share it with me here on my Facebook...

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Is Your Attention Span Longer Than A Goldfish?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Feed Your Soul | 0 comments

Is Your Attention Span Longer Than A Goldfish?

I recently went on vacation to visit my family in California. About two days before I left, my computer had to go to the “hospital”, and I realized I would be without it for about ten days.  Sadly my first reaction was panic and anxiety.   What would I do without being able to check in on Facebook and make sure everyone knew that I was in the Golden State(yes I really thought this. Sad…I know).  As my initial panic went away, I turned to the Universe and realized this was a sign I was being given.  It was time to give social media a great.   The Universe was providing me with an opportunity to disconnect from something fake, so I could connect with something real.  Now, as someone who has turned to technology as well as social media to help grow her business, this wasn’t the easiest task. However, I accepted and embraced it. Facebook has always been my biggest “time sucker.  I’ll admit,  I go on Facebook countless times a day. Being someone who lives in a different state than my family and my friends I used to tell myself having Facebook made me feel connected to everyone.  In reality, after spending a lot of time on Facebook I don’t actually feel connected to my friends or family, sometimes I even feel disconnected.   While I was in California I took time to enjoy my family. I was present in our conversations, I enjoyed the scenery and it was nice to know that all of Facebook didn’t know where I was. Most importantly, I connected with myself. I took a few days and hit the beach on my own. Instead of taking the typical picture of my feet in the sand I put some music on, pulled out a book and truly Feed My Soul. I watched the waves, saw families and companions enjoying each other’s company, and I enjoyed watching a bunch of kids attempt to surf for the first time. I truly appreciated where I was and what I was a doing without feeling the need to immediately share it with the world.  It was just for me.  When I returned home one of my favorite new artist had shared this video about social media. It couldn’t have come out at a more perfect time for me since I had just gone through a social media “detox”. I encourage you to take less then four minutes out of your life to watch this video and share it with a friend. And if you manage to watch the whole video, congratulations! You have a larger attention span than a goldfish…which seems to be rare these days. xxo Lindsay PS.  Yes, I DO think it is ironic that I am sharing this with you via social media 😉 ...

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Hibiscus Detox Tea

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Hibiscus Detox Tea

Many of you have tired my Magical De-bloat Potion and a whole lot of you hated the taste but loved the results.  I’ve got a new detox tea that is just as effective but taste 100% better.  Detox teas have become very popular when it comes to cleansing and losing weight.  I saw a few detox teas selling for $8.00 for a small bottle at Whole Foods.  While its nice to have the convince of something already made for you, you can make one at home in less then 10 minutes, and it costs less then $2.00 to make. Ingredients: 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers(or 8 hibiscus tea bags) 2 cups water 1 cinnamon stick, or 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne 1/4-1/2 tsp. stevia juice from one lemon or lime 48 ounces spring water Preparation:  Simmer hibiscus flowers with 2 cups water over medium high heat for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the flowers from the water, save the water which you will use as your concentrate, KEEP the hibiscus flowers, you can use them about 3 more times to make this tea. Pour concentrate into a large pitcher and add cinnamon, cayenne and stevia to the concentrate stir until the spices have dissolved. Add 48 ounces of water, and juice from the lemon or lime.  Stir well to combine.  Serve at room temp or chilled. This can be stored for up to 7-10 days in your fridge.  When I am drinking this as a detox tea to get rid of bloat, I’ll drink 4-6 8 ounce glasses a day....

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