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You and Your Qi

If we want to live a healthy, fulfilling, peaceful life, it is imperative that we take time to pause to reset the Qi.

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Qi Reset: Back In Touch

In 5 days, we will reconnect with our senses, our nourishment, our movement, our thoughts and intuition.

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Goodbye, Katie-boo

Before there was just silence, we managed to tell her one more time that we loved her. 

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Central Park Lessons

And just like that, I let go of whatever story I had in my head about these super active people who seemed tormented.

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May 30: Three Treasures, Part Three

The question is, how much do we want to access and utilize this gift of intuition. 

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May 29: Three Treasures, Part Two

When we ignore its signs and nudges, we usually suffer more negative consequences, and sometimes lasting ones.

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May 28: The Three Treasures, part 1

The mind is there for us to work with, manipulate and mold, like a block of clay to a potter. 

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May 27: Everything is possible

From that moment on, I felt an ease in my step. I was no longer anxious to see my family.

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May 26: KISS and Caprese

I decided to scrap the whole thing because it was feeling unnecessarily hard.

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May 25: Close to Quitting

It was June, 2014. I was in the middle of intensive week long in person hypnotherapy training that met all day, everyday.

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May 24: More than Okay

Eventually our sobs and moans quieted. He reached his hand out to find mine, and whispered:

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May 23: Tight Shorts, Part 3

They are tight not because they shrunk; they are tight because I had gained some weight over the past year. 

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May 22: Tight Shorts, Part 2

So I can’t blame Margaret when she recently offered all the negative thoughts surrounding my tight shorts. 

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May 21: Tight Shorts, part 1

I suddenly had different feelings about them when they didn’t slide up smoothly as before. 

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May 20: Showing Up

Trying to do something or be someone that is not aligned with who I am never felt right, so why should I try? 

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May 19: Perfection & Pizza Beans

I used to identify myself as a perfectionist, believing that it was a good thing to be, something to strive for.

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May 18: An Anniversary to Remember

May 12, 2014 was when I officially started my own private practice in Ohio.

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May 17: Move the Qi

How else, besides getting acupuncture, can we ascertain that Qi flows as much as possible?

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May 16: Qi Magic

When using acupuncture, we choose acupuncture points that unblock Qi stagnation.

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May 15: Tears and Coaches

Coaches can certainly change lives. These particular ones did not just change our kids’ lives, they helped MOLD them. 

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May 14: Being So Wrong

Have you written off someone or something completely only to have it resurface as a boon in your life?

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May 13: Lefty or Righty?

I was unsure of what she meant until she literally moved my pencil from my left hand to my right.

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May 12: On Tom Brady and Cauliflower Wings

So TB is only my current “case study” on how powerful the human mind can be.

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May 11: the power of 5 letters

It’s become a way to connect, a topic to discuss, a simple vehicle to bond. 

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May 10: Katie, part 3

When I tapped into it, it felt like entering a new world of possibilities, knowledge, entertainment, education, and even friends.

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May 9: Katie, part 2

Having a dog that I thought I had to walk 3 times a day made me a more disciplined person I had always wanted to be. 

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May 8: Katie, part 1

On a cold and snowy January day, the four of us excitedly drove out to meet the possible new family member.

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May 7: Job interview and power muffins

I came back down to earth and joyfully made these muffins for my family – a permanent job I will always be grateful for.

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May 6: Feelings and Anchovy pasta

It was one of the first things that solidified our love for each other, for food, for sharing a dish we love with…yes,  anchovies!

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May 5: Joy, Grief and Ginger Bread Loaf

It’s the juxtaposition experiencing the joy of seeing your children successfully moving forward on their journey and the sorrow of no longer being needed by them. 

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May 4: Why are we here and Lentil minestrone

While it’s been fun to learn, many years later, I no longer have an answer to why we are here.

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May 3: Games and Curry

I learned how to play mahjong for the first time a few months ago with some old friends in California.

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May 2: An Edible Hug

I didn’t grow up with many hugs from my parents, friends or other loved ones. 

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Introducing A Blog A Day in May!

You can call it a dare, a challenge, a silly goal, but we think of it as a way to grow our uncomfortable muscle stronger.

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My Sugar Story

I took a whole year break from chocolate. I stopped eating all sweets for weeks or months. I created challenges to follow for myself and my community.

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Your team members

When you or anyone else is on your team, you have the same intention and goal of keeping the team “winning” which may look like anything that creates your definition of success.

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Intuitive Eating Journey: Intention

Even though we were all born intuitive eaters, we were not all raised intuitive eaters. The body may know and remember, but our mind has to practice being intuitive again.

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Intuitive Tuesday | Reality

One of my favorite teachers I learn from is Byron Katie. Her words ring true, and need to be remembered on a regular basis: When we fight with reality, we always lose.

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Intuitive Eating Journey: Weight Loss

When I was accidentally dieting (because I seriously didn’t know it – most people don’t), I would think about what foods will help me lose weight, how much I should eat to lose weight, when to eat so I lose weight, etc. 

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Intuitive Eating Journey: Food Choices

I felt liberated with this permission, and glad to be eating everything with my family again. I doubt they noticed the change, but they did stop asking if I would join them – because they knew I would.

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Intuitive Eating Journey: Satisfaction Factor

If you aren’t, it’s possible that you didn’t eat what you actually wanted to eat. You may have eaten on a run, or eaten what you “should” have eaten… but not really want you WANTED to eat.

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Intuitive Eating Journey: Permission to eat

If you want to return to our natural way of being which will help you to return to your natural body weight as it was meant to be, then we have to do some unraveling, and re-learning. 

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Meet Sage, My Inner Voice

We’re getting to know each other better, Sage and I. It’s like a long lost friend I’ve rediscovered. It’s as if no time has passed because we know each other really well. 

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Intuitive Eating Journey: The Irony

My intuition knew I didn’t have a problem, so I would struggle even more because my mind wanted something different than my body. 

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Normal Eating

When the clouds parted and I decided to leave the traffic circle of dieting, I returned to what made me and my body feel good.

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Intuitive Eating Journey: My Weight Story

It’s embarrassing and vulnerable for me to share it because somehow I feel like I still should not have a weight story. 

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Circumstances: they don’t affect you

The reason we do anything is because we choose to do it. 

The reason we do anything is because how we think it will make us feel. 

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The Only Question We Need

Last week, my business coach asked me a question that I’m still pondering. 

It’s seriously the only question we all need. 

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Decision making: a lesson from my father-in-law

Too much information creates overwhelm. It prevents you from making a decision – especially when you might not HAVE to.

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Commitment: What it looks like in a teenager

My daughter is proving to be a night owl.There are some days when she will have just turned off her lights to go to bed as I am about to turn on mine as I wake.

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Understanding the Mind: Why We Crave

When we have a craving for certain foods, it feels as if we have no control over our actions. Cravings feel urgent, and important.

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Enough: What does it mean to you?

What if we just ask ourselves what enough means to us? What if it’s different from other people’s enough? What if we get the freedom to decide for ourselves?

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Mindful Eating: Forbidden Foods, or Not.

Instead of denying oneself of certain foods, the practice mindful eating allows us to eat all foods.

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4 Types of Eating

Eating should not be complicated. And yet for some people, it is the most complicated part of their existence. Breaking down the different types of eating can be helpful.

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Three Steps to End Overeating

If our body were a vehicle, overeating is over-fueling at the gas station. When was the last time you did that – putting TOO MUCH gas into your car?

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So Sweet: The Truth About Sugar

It is a fact that our brain only feeds on glucose, the form of sugar that gives it energy to function. Without sugar, we would cease to exist.

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Feeling Loved Through Food

Of course, the conversation flowed to food. I happen to enjoy Nepalese food, although I am no expert.

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Food and Compassion

One of the ways that I show love and compassion with the people I love is through preparing and sharing food.

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How to Stay Ready : A Mindful Practice

“If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.” It occurred to me that staying ready is a conscious action.

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Eating Habits: Change in 5 Steps

Before we go into how we can change our eating habits, let’s look at why we have certain ones that we hold on to for dear life.

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Mindful Eating Project: Gluten Free

Our family has a tradition of setting intentions for the new year on New Year’s eve.

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Mindful Eating Lessons from Japan

We just spent 10 lovely days in Japan, with many memorable family time, and countless delicious meals…

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Mindful Eating: What is it?

Here on my blog and in my practice, mindful eating is about how we approach food…

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5 Healthy Habits that Help Prolong Life

A recent New York Times article listed 5 healthy habits that prove to help people live longer…

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