This quote by John Ruskin seems to really fit the toil happening here in the blogging communities. All of us here writing our blogs knowing it is not about what we get for it but who we become. The act of writing is a big act of becoming and writing on a public forum and writing again and again is becoming even more quickly.

So who is it we are becoming and what is this drive to become it? Why are we not simply doing whatever our personal doingness is? There is an unmistakable quality of giving I have noted on many of the blogs I have read. People giving of themselves to the vast unknown and for some of us to no one until at some point someone reads our posts.

So tonight I have a grateful feeling for the blogging world. A world of all walks of life reaching out into the dark web space putting out their best ideas or just their current ideas letting them unfold and evolve into their best-becoming their best because of the act.

Aloha~

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The metobolic power that is. Yes we really do slow down or metabolism when we are stressed. No wonder so much difficulty keeping the fires burning this is a stressed out time. While this is not new information I wanted to call your attention to someone who says it so eloquently.

Marc David writes wisely and profoundly in his Slow Down Diet calling us to focus first on how to eat before we even ask the question what to eat. I think Marc is right on and I will be recommending this book to all my clients.

To be honest I was ready to hang up my nutrition hat for a while as I did not want to be caught up in the food fad ism   and supplement cure alls- it seemed many people looked to me for just that kind of information.

Wishing you peace and Aloha~

Thinking about what could be the common thread of dissatisfaction I encounter with people and their diets it appears to be a lack of pleasure. Now what kind of fun is that?  If shopping , cooking, eating and cleaning up after the whole thing could be pleasurable it would add a whloe lot of juicy feelings back into the day.
Wondering what the aversion to the whole process was I realized I see a lot of clients aho are just not in to  any part of the whole thing and just want a pill to take once a day so they can get on with their lives. Well as it stands the eating process is not going away any time soon so perhaps we can all chip in and find ways to keep it alive and pleasurable. The benefits will amaze you and the pay off is immediate.

Eating in a hurry (otherwise know as stress) adds a huge biochemical burden causing many of our current ills. If I told you that eating while relaxed burned more calories I bet you would first not believe me but second you might -just for the heck of it give it a try -by the way it’s true.

OK so relaxing at the dinner table  is not exactly something you can make the family do but you can sure set them up for success by being the first one at the table to chill out.

“No time” you say. This is absolutely true. No time. So just let it go -there is only this moment and we choose in each moment the quality and tone of that moment – no matter how chaotic things are around us.

You will be eating anyway so choosing at the next meal to make the moment of each bite a place where you relax can be life changing and at the very least pleasurable.

Aloha~

Ate-ate-oh ate!

This is what I hear over and over and it is usually with fear, anger and or remorse. My clients comment on what they ate , what they are afraid they ate, how much they ate. There is a huge body of fear around food and what it does to us, or even more painful what our minds tell us it does to us.

I wanted to take this very first post to throw out the question How do you feel about what you ate today?

Let me have the details if you are willing. What you ate and how you felt about it. Was it enjoyable or leaving you filled with fear and the remorse of a binge?

With so much riding on how we look in this society it is no wonder so many have an obsession to either eat and purge or eat only enough to “keep body and soul together” as my mother used to say. Others are so filled with disgust over the possibility of gaining fat or dare I say cellulite they simply must somehow purge the offensive food. If this sounds like I stretch I ask you to keep an open mind as it may be someone close to you living in this nightmare and the more you know the sooner those with full blown Eating Disorders and those simply on their way to one can be seen and heard. The cry is silent as a big part of them does not want to be heard, to be found out and have the life coping skill they have so neatly honed taken away.

Do you have someone in your life you have had concerns about around their food ? The combinations of symptoms and disguises are many and easy to dismiss yet if you have ever had a concern about another or perhaps yourself I am here to tell you that putting the concern out in the open where you can take a good look at it is the beginning to the road to recovery.

Aloha!