One of my clients had been dieting for over 60 years.
Losing and gaining weight repeatedly.
Until at 71 years old, she decided it was time she focused on her health.
In 2 years, she lost over 115 lbs and never gained it back.
She shared she applied to getting healthier and following the Ayurvedic lifestyle I taught her, the same focus, discipline and commitment she put in her job as anesthetist for 25 years and as a yoga studio owner for 23 years. (more…)
Good and stable energy helps us meet life’s challenges and feel safe.
I recently participated in a panel discussion about spiritual protection for the modern woman with Sacred U.
What is spiritual protection?
To feel inherently safe or spiritually protected, no matter what life throws at us, we need to: (more…)
Mental Health concerns all of us!
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness month since 2008 thanks to author, journalist and mental health advocate Bebe Moore Campbell.
Why is it important to pay special attention to “minority” mental health?
Here I’m using the word “minority” as a way to describe groups of people that have been systematically marginalized, like BIPOC (Black Indigenous and People of Color) and LGBTQ+, but also refugees and immigrants.
Essential oils as Grassroots Medicine
Ayurveda uses herbs, plants and foods for healing and maintaining good health.
We use natural medicine to heal the suffering we experience as a result of our disconnection with nature and its natural rhythms.
Stop emotional eating
Are you ready to change the way you deal with your emotions?
Let me tell you my cheesecake story.
Like one of my favorite tv characters, Sophia Petrillo used to say, “Picture this!”
It’s February 2001, I’m at work having just lost my father 72 hours before, pushing through the feelings, putting my big girl panties on and doing what needs doing.
The phone rings.
Do you reward yourself with foods?
Many years ago, I was working with a client who was really struggling with cravings.
She’d say, “I’d be so good during the day and then in the evening, I’d crave pizza for dinner.”
I asked her where she thought this was coming from.
She thought about it. And then, her face lit up and she said:
“Oh my God, Laure, I just got it!”
Choose compassion over beating yourself up.
What do you do when you have cravings? Do you give in and beat yourself up afterwards?
Making the healthiest food choices every single time can be challenging. Especially if you’re stressed out at work or life throws a curveball at you!
It’s so natural to want to soothe your emotions with your favorite comfort foods.
Losing weight is difficult
The underlying message from diet programs is that losing weight is difficult.
You’ve got to count calories or points!
Or pay for ready-made meals that may be calorie-conscious but lacking in freshness and Prana or vital nutrition!
The truth is if you choose the “quick fix” approach, then yes, losing weight will be difficult.
However, if you choose the sustainable, root-cause approach, then no, it’s not difficult to lose weight.
Dieting doesn’t lead to sustainable health
Relying on diets and diet programs for long term health and well-being creates 2 problems worth looking at.
First, it creates an unhealthy relationship with food. We find ourselves constantly categorizing foods as “good” or “bad”.
In my new ebook, 3 Dieting Mistakes Sabotaging Your Weight, I share how this habit leads us into a spiral of shame and guilt around food.
In some cases, we become obsessed with counting calories or points. (more…)