How Do I Manage My Desires Around Food & Wine?

Jun 14, 2021
 

How to control eating habits? What are the thoughts that eliminate desire? How do you become indifferent to food and wine? 

Imagine being head over heels in love with someone only to find out they are a serial killer, torture puppies for fun, and are a horrible human being. That desire is gone!

Take a moment to visualize a delicious brownie (or some other food you have a HIGH desire for) and conjure up the feelings of wanting it sooooo badly. Now visualize it being full of maggots and it has cockroaches crawling all over it. Instantly that desire is gone.

When we say, “I want that cupcake”, wanting it is not a fact... it’s a choice.

Wanting a glass of wine is not a fact. Wanting is a choice. The desire for certain foods is a choice, but our brains are powerful so we trick ourselves into thinking and feeling that we want that cupcake… that we NEED it.

What do you want to create for yourself? Make a million dollars? Stop drinking? Stop eating food that...

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30 Day Renewal - The Desire To Lose Weight vs The Desire For Food

Jun 07, 2021
 

My weight loss journey has been a real struggle for me these past couple of years. I’ve been dealing with:

  • Hormone changes
  • Aging
  • High stress & anxiety levels
  • Depression
  • Programs not working (and other excuses)

However, when you have a high desire to lose weight coupled with a high desire for food, those other issues I listed above are not really the problem.

Today is Day 29 of my 30-day renewal and I’ve learned a lot! Truly the transformation I experienced did not occur with my body like I thought it would. The transformation came from opening my eyes to the fact that I REALLY want to lose weight… and I REALLY get a lot of pleasure from eating food and drinking good wine.

This is my current programing, and I didn’t realize how powerful and ingrained into my subconscious it is.

This is a great realization to have – but now what?!

Well, now I need to address this high desire for delicious food and good wine. My brain is sending me signals...

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30 Day Renewal - Making Sustainable, Long-Term Changes.

May 31, 2021

Why is making massive changes in our lives hard to sustain?

We are wired to stay safe. We are wired to survive.

When our “normal” is eating crappy food and drinking too much alcohol, we feel safe. There's a comfort in making those choices because it's what we do on a regular basis.

Then there comes a time when we desperately want to make changes in our lives, but our brain freaks out because we’re stepping outside our safety zone. Maybe it’s losing weight, or quitting smoking, or starting your own business, or cutting back on alcohol, or quitting your job… it’s natural for us to RESIST change.

Intellectually we know making these changes are good for us. We know incorporating healthier lifestyle choices into our lives will in fact help us to survive and live longer… but our brain doesn’t see it that way. All it sees is that we have felt safe eating crappy food and drinking too much wine, so making these changes must be a bad thing....

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30 Day Renewal - Day 9 and My WHY!

May 18, 2021

Why Know Your WHY?

When You Know Your WHY, You Know Your WAY!

I’ve been talking about knowing your WHY with my coaching clients a long time before Simon Sinek made it popular.

We see the question “what’s your why?” in books, podcasts, motivational talks and workshops. It helps us establish meaning and a purpose behind our drive.

Knowing our WHY also helps us develop a sense of purpose. Studies show that people who feel a sense of purpose make more money, are happier, healthier & more confident, and deal with stress & anxiety more easily.

So here I am, on a 30-day renewal and today is day 9.

Have I slipped a little? Yep! In full transparency, on day 6 and 7 I slipped and didn’t fully stick to my plan. I’m back on track now, but what I realized is that I didn't get clear on my WHY at the beginning of the 30 days so it was easier to justify cheating.

No one is forcing me to do this 30-day renewal. I can drop it today and forget about it...

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Using Your Word of the Year To Simplify Your Goals in 5 Easy Steps

Jan 06, 2021

Well 2020... That Was Weird! 

If last year has taught us anything, it's that things can go sideways really quickly and knock you off balance!

Normally at the beginning of every year I write a list of goals I want to accomplish throughout that year. Some of my goals in the past have been:
  • Learn a new language.
  • Read a book every week.
  • Start a podcast.
  • Sign up X amount of people to my programs.
  • Get in the best shape of my life.
You get the idea.
 
I would estimate that I accomplish 10% of the goals I put down on my list by the end of the year (probably less) – and if you know me, you know I’m VERY driven, focused and determined. So why only 10%?

“You overestimate what you can do in a year, but underestimate what you can do in ten”.


Over this past week, once again I sat down with a cup of tea and set some goals for myself... but here's the thing! I simplified the process significantly this year because I want 2021 to be full of...
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What Does It Mean To Manifest?

Aug 10, 2017
 

What Does It Mean To Manifest?  

Manifest. How huge is this buzzword? No doubt you have heard it thrown around a lot. Regardless of its trendiness, I really believe in the power of manifesting and I’m going to tell you why.

Before I go into my own personal story, I’m going to share some conversations I had recently.

Not long ago, over brunch, my friend was telling me that she really believes in the power of manifestation, but her boyfriend doesn’t.

She’s a young writer, and one of her high level goals is to write for the New York Times. It’s a lofty goal, and not an easy thing to achieve, especially being Canadian. So when her boyfriend was in New York for work, she asked him to bring her home a copy of the newspaper so she could display it in her house and have it act as a symbol to help her make her dream come true.

The power of focus and manifesting

She was a bit shy in telling me all this because she didn’t know how I would react,...

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