EMOTIONS + YOUR HEALTH

Self-Love As Spiritual Practice = More Love & Healing for The World

What if loving yourself first and foremost is NOT selfish?

What if the ONLY way in which you can truly love others is by loving yourself first?

I know this sounds counter to what many of us were taught. We've learned that it's selfish to put ourselves first, especially when you're a parent.

Many of us in the western world were raised hearing this Christian maxim:

Love thy neighbor as thyself. 

Love vs. Fear = Health Care vs. Sick Care

I'm listening to Anita Moorjani's second book, What If This Is Heaven? 

It has powerfully reminded me of something I've written about before, but this message is the cornerstone of all of health, and frankly happiness in all of life. So unless we're enjoying perfect health and a miraculous life, there's something here for each of us.

A Mother's Grief Became A Daughter's Weight Problem

Over the past few weeks, I've been blogging about the fact that our ancestors’ experiences got passed down to our generation, along with the color of our hair, our height, and our general personality traits.

Today I want to share the story of a client who inherited her mother's recipe for a lifelong battle with her weight. 

We'll call my client Rose.

Grief = Asthma. Stress = Eczema. A reminder to slow down and observe our emotions.

I got my Masters Degree in Counseling in 2003, and my certification in nutrition coaching in 2006. In other words, I've been immersed in the field of health, emotions and food for some time.

So when I woke up with eyelids nearly swollen shut a few weeks ago, I was perplexed. 

What could have brought this on? 

Are You Slowing Down or Crashing?

When life starts giving you warning signs, do you slow down? Or do you keep barreling ahead until you crash? Most people in the western world keep busy until they crash, not having heeded the calls to slow down.