What You Can Do to Healthily Release the Weight Welcome to Part 5 of About That Weight Loss. In Parts 1 and 2, I shared some of my own life-long struggle with weight loss and dysmorphic body image, in Part 3 I talked about how my self-loathing started to shift, and in Part 4 we […]
Why It Doesn’t Work and What to Do Instead Today, we’re going deep into what is a very painful and tender topic for many, many of us – our excess fat and struggles with weight loss. (I’m getting super-vulnerable so stay with me) Get a tea. Snuggle up. Remember that YOU. ARE. GOOD. Take a […]
Now let's get to the heart of it: I don't like February. I mean, I *really* don't like February.
I *really* want to love February. I want to love every moment of the amazing life I've been blessed with.
I've tried and tried to love February, I really have, but this year broke me. I do everything I can: this year I celebrated Imbolc, Chinese New Year, the New Moon, Valentine's Day, Family Day, Leap Day, and everything I could find in between.
Also? St. Brigid's Day, Candlemas, Groundhog Day, and probably a whole swack of other celebrations designed to lift our eyes to the light in the dark time of the solar cycle (in the north). It's one of my favourite days of the year!
Last week I read “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks and one of the ideas that has grabbed me is Einstein Time.
Without going too far into quantum physics (because I want you all to stay awake!), one of Einstein’s ground-breaking ideas was the Theory of Relativity – the idea that, as the observer, I determine reality, including time. Hendricks has taken this idea and turned it into an easy way to understand ‘flow-time’ or why sometimes it takes *forever* for something to happen.
At my luxury retreat at Ste. Anne's Spa last weekend I delivered a rant something along these lines to the women attending:
"What the f**k is wrong with us?!
All day last Tuesday I was working on the manuals for my luxury retreat at Ste. Anne’s (http://www.sacredphysicality.com/ste-annes) for this weekend past and I got them to this point where they were… almost ready. I knew that there was something else that needed to happen so I decided to sleep on it.
I made a huge mistake!
I listened to my husband.
Here's how it all went down:
There is a cycle that many of us fall into that I believe is officially called Repress-Express, but that I affectionately refer to as Repress-Explode, or Doormat-Raging Queen.
In Doormat mode, we take it, we don’t say ‘Boo!’ to anyone about anything and we just ‘take it’. When people irritate us, we are polite. When our boundaries are crossed, we are polite. When our dreams are disrespected, we are polite.