Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care, Special Diet, Weight Loss

My Experience With Extreme Calorie Restriction + What I Do Now Instead

I cannot count the number of times I have tried calorie restricted diets. Sometimes the goal was simply: eat as little as possible, or as few meals as possible. Other times, I had set goals of 1600, 1500, or sometimes even 1200 calories. I tried intermittent fasting. I juice fasted for 30 days. Or even more extreme, I water fasted…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Career Health, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care

Addictive Personality: The Balance of Moderation & Abstinence

I can get addicted to pretty much anything. Food. Sex. Drugs. Alcohol. Cigarettes. TV. Exercise. Codependency. Spiritual practice. My phone. My computer. Social media. Work. Shopping. Caffeine. Coffee. Juice cleansing. Enemas. Water fasting. Overeating. Undereating. And on and on… No gambling, yet. Thank you very much! Over the years, I’ve worked on my addictive personality in many ways. I’ve tried…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, carbs, diabetes, Health, Health Education, heart disease, high fat, low fat, Nutrition, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

High Fat vs. Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet

A raw food diet can be done many, many ways. Generally-speaking, raw food diets fall into two camps: high fat and low fat. In the high fat camp, some people still enjoy eating raw animal products, like unpasteurized milk, eggs, raw meats and fish. I have no experience eating a raw animal-containing diet, so I will leave that approach to…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Movement, Overexercise, Psychology, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Weight Loss, Yoga

Exercising to Eat: My Shift Away From Overexercising

I have made the mistake, time and time again, of adding in way too much exercise way too fast. For example, I start running again after months or years off. A week later, I’m running a 10k everyday. Or, I get back on my road bike after 3 years off, and suddenly, I’m riding 50 miles a day everyday. This…

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Calories, carbs, Health, Health Education, holiday, low fat, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, travel

Healthy Travel: My Top 5 Tips

How do you resist the aroma of Cinnabon and fried foods in the airport? How do you say no to the onslaught of pre-packaged airplane meals when you’re stuck on a plane for 14 or more hours with nothing to do? If you manage to eat healthfully on the airplane, the rest of your trip will rock! You will come…

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Awareness, Calories, carbs, Exercise, Health, Health Education, low fat, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Spiritual Journey, vegan

5 Warning Signs Your Lifestyle Needs to Change + 5 Steps To Get Back On Track Now

Are you familiar with this cycle?  Make healthy changes. Fall off track. Get back on track. Fall off track. Repeat… I have experienced this cycle an embarrassing number of times.  However, I catch myself when I fall off track more and more quickly, because I know what to look out for.  Awareness is the very first step to change! Here…

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Calories, carbs, Health, Health Education, holiday, low fat, Psychology, Self-Care, vegan, Weight Loss

Healthy Holiday Mastery: 5 Steps, Top Tips + Food Porn

I am super proud to say that this holiday season I have stayed 100% low fat raw vegan. Yes! Finally… Trust me, it’s taken some serious trial and error to get this lifestyle right. But I keep trying. I learn from my mistakes each time I make one. This year, it feels pretty effortless. I’ve followed 5 simple steps to…

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Psychology

Is Any Personality Not Disordered?

Clinical psychologists demarcate 10 personality types as personality disorders. These are long-standing patterns of relating that cause impairment in one’s relationship to oneself and others. Each consists of a set of features, and when someone has a certain number of features, then they are said to have the disorder. To my knowledge, I’ve never been diagnosed with a personality disorder,…

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Addiction, Psychology, Spiritual Journey

The Meditator’s Performance-Enhancing Drug

Society is trying to wake up. And, it is using coffee to do so. You don’t have to be very perceptive to see that nearly everyone is addicted to caffeine. Unfortunately, this habit only leads to a pervasive fixation on speed, efficiency, and distraction. People race through their lives faster than ever before, neurotically ticking boxes off their to-do lists.…

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Awareness, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Movement, Nutrition, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Spiritual Journey, travel, vegan, Weight Loss, Yoga

9 Keys to Wellness

I’ve remembered the keys to feeling really truly deeply good. This is my personal recipe for success: Meditation. Every morning first thing. This is nonnegotiable. I enjoy guided meditation and have found my visualization and clairvoyance really open up since I began using Jai Release last October. The humming meditation helps clear away any energetic residue from dream time or…

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