"Self-improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction..." - Tyler Durden in Fight Club "Waking up is an endless losing what you think you know, like a wave of destruction that leaves nothing but what is true." - Unmani Transformation - Our New Buzzword: We love to talk about transformation. We put it in ads for weight loss… Continue reading Transformation is a Contact Sport
Dear Fellow Health Nuts... When I say the word "healthy," what comes to mind for you? When I give presentations in the community, the most common answers I get to that question include: Eat plenty of vegetables Exercise Drink water Avoid junk food Meditate Get enough sleep Manage your weight Rarely, if ever, does anyone… Continue reading Loneliness
Go to a bookstore or local library and head toward the "psychology and self help" section. You will likely find a plethora of books that speak to "emotional intelligence." Type in the words "emotional intelligence books" in a search engine and you'll find articles like "26 emotional intelligence books." Or "The Top 20 Emotional Intelligence… Continue reading Emotional Intelligence
I can't really speak for other cultures, but from what I have been able to gleam, here, in the United States, the word "sensitive" is seen as derogatory. To be sensitive means you must be a wall flower or a snowflake. It means you are easy to hurt. You're thin-skinned. You can't handle what life… Continue reading Rebranding Sensitivity
You Gotta Love Science I am utterly enamored with science. Or...maybe it would be better to say that I love the spirit of the scientific process. Think about it. It's basically a process devoted to curiosity and exploration (and just try to convince me that curiosity and exploration aren't worthwhile. I dare you). First: you have a… Continue reading Show Me the Data…
The Highly Sensitive Hitch... One of the most common grievances I hear from the highly sensitive people I have met and worked with is this one...singular...complaint: I hate that I have to take SUCH delicate care of myself to feel grounded. It feels like I have two options. I can either have a social life,… Continue reading How to Realize Your Potential and Become a STRONGER Sensitive Person
I can't tell you how many diet books are sold each year. I can't tell you how many different approaches they all espouse. But what I can tell you is this: It's a billion dollar industry. That's right...a BILLION dollar industry. If you have ever walked into a book store (yes, kids, those used to exist...I know) then you… Continue reading The Three Levels of Weight Loss: Level Three (Customization)
Once you've gotten down the art of self-monitoring and portioning out your foods, the next level is to really take a hard look at what is actually on your plate. See...here's the thing. Could you lose weight eating only 1200 calories of twinkies? Sure. But can you keep the weight off that way? I seriously doubt it. Why? Because… Continue reading The Three Levels of Weight Loss (Part 2: Looking at the Quality)
When trying to lose weight, it's easy to get overwhelmed. It helps if you can treat it like a game and "level up" one step at a time.
Like it or not - losing weight will need to include some moderation of your food intake. In this article, we'll talk about the research on weight loss, and how to successfully lose weight by reducing your intake without feeling overwhelmed and deprived.