Focus: Meditation

The science of observing your thoughts! This will be a deep dive into why we make the choices we make. One of my favorite activities I do with my clients is to have them think about lemons, sour lemons and then to imagine drinking the juice.  What happened to you when you read that sentence or think about lemons? I’m curious how connected are you to your own body. Just thinking about lemons should start the process of digestion.  Instantly our salivary glands produce saliva full of enzymes to begin digestion. One thought, and your physical brain (your body) responded. If you have the mind/body connection your felt your mouth pucker up.  Many don’t this. But you must if you want to take back your health.

Week 19 Challenge: Sounds

How aware are you of your thoughts?  This weeks challenge is to view your thoughts like they are the best television show you have ever watched.  And instead of what I like to call hopping on a thought train for hours. Practice labeling your thoughts. Positive, Negative and Neutral!  See what happens when you do this? Wanna know the answer, the thought goes away- just like that. Everyday this week spend 2 minutes labeling your thoughts!

Week 20 Challenge: Thoughts

When there is too much noise our brains become awful at filtering rational thoughts- and then we end up eating something we never would have.  And wonder how did that happen?

This weeks challenge is to try 2 different quick meditations daily:

The 1st is to close your eyes and just listen to the sounds around you.  Feel how your body responds. Did your body react? Where you able to label yours thoughts that come in as positive, negative or neutral.  or did forget to do this and find that your mind was giving you solutions to make it more pleasurable.

Your second challenge this week is to find a song that you find motivating and play it every morning when you are getting ready?   

Week 21 Challenge: Why Do We Have Emotions?

Let’s try transforming our emotions!  Remembering that they are temporary!

David Rock, author of Your Brain at Work says, ” Even after you have gotten yourself into a bad situation, you can still, at this late stage, think about it differently”.

  1.  Lets Label our emotion.  “I’m feeling _________”.
  2.  Reframing:  put a different interpretation onto the same set of circumstances.  I like to call it finding the silver lining! Ex.: you may label something as horrible, terrible, disgusting.  And then you can find a different label: I learned……., or the upside of this was….., or now I know for next time…….

Week 22 Challenge: Learn To Trust

I want you to identify one of your own fears, and turn it into trust!

  1.  If I don’t have a cocktail with my friends at dinner, they will judge me!  Or  My friends are supportive of my choices and love me for who I am.
  2.  If I don’t eat at noon I will starve later.  Or I’m gonna wait until I feel hunger, there is always food around.  I won’t starve.

What’s your truth?  Pick trust……