How much time do you give and gift your body? Do you take time to make yummy food? Do you eat slowly enough to enjoy your food? Do you take time for walks in nature or other activities that bring you joy? Do you take time to visit your doctor for annual checkups? Or is … Read moreMaking Peace with Time
This is the fourth installment of our series “Four Painful Pitfalls to Avoid.” As a recap, we discussed how these three pitfalls can really take us off course to getting happy with our body: #1. The Perfectionism Syndrome #2. An All or Nothing Mentality #3. The Glass Half-Empty, All The Time Here’s our last one … Read moreDo You “Bad Mouth” Your Body?
This is our third week looking at the common pitfalls that keep us from getting happy with our body. Over the last two weeks, we looked out how being perfect and having an all or nothing mentality are missteps that keep us from getting happy with our body. This week I discuss the viewpoint of … Read moreIs Your Glass Half-Empty, All the Time?
This month I’m sharing with you the common pitfalls that keep us from getting happy with our body. A pitfall can be a single step or a series of missteps that take us off our current path and into a new, less favorable direction. Last week we checked in with our Perfectionism Syndrome—our high need … Read moreDo You Have an “All or Nothing” Mentality?
This month I’m sharing with you the common pitfalls that keep us from getting happy with our body. A pitfall can be a single step or a series of missteps that take us off our current path and into a new, less favorable direction. Pitfall #1 Perfectionism Syndrome – having to be perfect all the time. Perfectionism thinking can derail us from … Read moreDo You Have to Act Perfectly?
Yes, they are out there — hidden and unsuspected dangers. We refer to them as pitfalls, synonymously viewing them as a single step that takes us off our path and has us falling head over heels down a deep, dark and bottomless pit. Imagine your path: You’re feeling so good about yourself and your body, got a real bounce in your stride, until one wrong step … Read moreFour Painful Body Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them.
The last few blogs I’ve been proposing that you can have a relationship with your body–just like relationships you have with other meaningful people in your life. We’ve been looking at what we think is bothering us about our body and also what we think and will help us get happy with our body. All … Read moreWhat About Your Time, Attention & Energy?
Saw this sign in the massage room today after treating myself to an indulgent treatment called Body Bliss….Thai massage + facial. Yum! This sign, however, really struck me as I was lying down in my bedded bliss. I asked myself: “what’s my rush?” “How much happier could I be if I slowed down and let … Read moreShift your Gears Energy and Emotional Health
Happy, to me, is uniquely-sensed contentment. More effervescent than simply satisfied. Sunny with a dash of lightheartedness and fascination. When I consider the act of getting happy with my body, I sense myself and my body spiraling up with contentment and optimism. Yes, happiness is an emotion, but I believe, it is not only an emotion for me to … Read moreHave You Ever Asked Your Body “What’s Your Happy?”
Taking stock of where you are now is an integral part of building a relationship with your body. In Chapter One of Getting Happy with your Body, we assess how we honestly feel right now about our body. I think it is a rare occurrence when we step back, sit down, and truly consider what … Read moreGotta Start Somewhere. Let’s Be Honest.