There was a time in my life when things were just so bad! In my mind I felt hopeless. I could not see a way out. I was stuck. I had been taught all my life, however, that we are special and that we humans are meant to overcome our difficulties in life; to learn … More The Sacred Questions and Self Awareness
The Sacred Questions are questions we ask when focusing. The Sacred Questions can be anything we want to know about. The Sacred Questions are asked to bring greater awareness to anything we might encounter. When I asked myself the Sacred Question, “Why do I want to lose weight?” and I got a faint hearted or … More The Sacred Questions and Weight Loss
Motivation. We may think we know why we are motivated to lose weight and look our best, but could our idea of why we are motivated really be holding us back? Sometimes we think we intend to lose weight but in reality we intend to stay the way we are, only that intention is hidden. … More Motivation, Self Sabotage and Weight Loss
The other day when I was focusing away my depression (click here for previous post) I hit upon an idea which I started immediately using. I spent moments throughout the day centering my attention inward, as is done in focusing to discover emotional layers, but instead of asking how I am feeling, I quiet myself … More Focusing For Happiness and Weight Loss
I awoke today frustrated about how I was feeling. For the past few days I have been feeling depressed and overwhelmed. I wanted to call my daughters and whine about it, but I couldn’t find my phone. I thought about going to see my therapist but remembered I have all the tools I need, I … More Focusing Away Depression
So many thing I could list but for this year I am especially thankful for the release of my long held pain which I thank God for the help in healing, as well as all my wonderful friends and family for being so supportive through my long journey to recovery. Life can throw us some … More This year I am thankful for . . .
I was so frustrated around 1 o’clock this afternoon because I had no energy! I called my daughter Melanie and talked to her about it and she suggested I might not be consuming enough calories. When I looked, I decided that must be true because for the last few days I had only been eating … More Basking at the end of the day.
This morning as I recorded my weight loss in the “My Net Diary” app (which is really cool BTW) it said I had lost 3.8 lbs. since August 25th. “Well, that doesn’t seem like much,” I heard myself say to myself. “Excuse me? That’s not bad considering that is about a week,” and I checked … More Naughty, Naughty Negative Self Talk
When I was a teenager my father and I read the Carlos Castaneda books. Well, he read them all but I read the first few and got turned off by the selfishness of their goals. After going to Tracker school for a couple years I decided to re-read them from a new perspective. I understood … More “Tales of Power” a book by Carlos Castenada