Willpower is defined as strong determination. But sometimes as determined as we are, we struggle with maintaining the “willpower” to achieve our goals. It’s certainly not for a lack of wanting something, so what holds us back? What causes us to sabotage ourselves and prevents us from moving forward?
One of our greatest roadblocks to success is often fear – whether conscious or subconscious. Having to deal with change, the unknown, and leaving the security of what we’re familiar with – as uncomfortable as it may be – can definitely hold us back from achieving success (however we define it).
So, how do we overcome our fear? Continue reading “Willpower”
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”