If you’re like many of my clients, you may have struggled for years, often decades, having a dysfunctional relationship with food. Food and emotions are so intertwined, which can lead us to eat for any number of reasons other than physical hunger. We can eat socially, mindlessly, emotionally, or have binge-eating behaviors that keep us overweight, frustrated, exhausted and unhappy. But it’s not just about willpower.
Binge eating can happen because:
• We’re over-hungry, which leads to overeating.
• We haven’t created a strategic plan for our eating.
• A trigger (person, place, thought or feeling) encourages a binge. Continue reading “Food: It’s Not About Willpower”
When we think about meditating, we often think of it as a spiritual practice. While people have been practicing various forms of meditation for thousands of years, studies are finding that there are many health benefits of meditation as well, and that it can be an important tool in your wellness toolbox.
Here are just few benefits meditation provides:
Reduces blood pressure and levels of stress. Meditation is linked with reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Improves cognitive function. Researchers in a Psychological Science study reported, “Our results suggest that cultivating mindfulness is an effective and efficient technique for improving cognitive function, with wide reaching consequences”. (1)
Reduces pain. Meditation has been proven to reduce pain because it plays a role in what our minds pay attention to, according to a study in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (1) Continue reading “Health Benefits of Meditation – An Important Tool in Your Wellness Toolbox”
Host Dana Laake and her special guest Linda Lazarus will be discussing Biofield Balancing.
Linda teaches meditation, yoga and qigong to balance energy, enhance human potential and leadership qualities. Linda has studied the healing art of bio-energy and has certifications in qigong for back care, and in Acu-Yoga. Linda is a mediator, trainer and lawyer in private practice in Washington, DC. She is the founder and coordinator of the DC Contemplative Law Group.
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