Martha Beck, one of my favorite Modern Day Sages, has a great way of dealing with difficult family holiday gatherings.
She plays Dysfunctional Family Bingo.
She literally creates a bingo card/grid and in the squares puts things like,
“Uncle Tim gets Drunk”
“Mom (passive/aggressively) complains about how much work she’s done preparing”
“Brother Steve shows up an hour late”
“Aunt Sue asks me how much weight...
Parties are starting!
With Hanukkah just around the corner and holiday parties getting into full swing, I’m listing for you my favorite party tips to keep the enjoyment up and the guilt down.
Incorporate these ideas and you’ll be the belle of the ball and still fit into your party dress come New Year’s Eve.
I’ll start with the most important one.
If you do nothing else from this list do this:
Snack BEFORE the party
Another example of "it's funny because it's true".
But not for us conscious eaters!!
Based on last week's blog, we planned and visualized and are focusing on non-food things that make us happy this holiday.
May you and your loved ones have a safe and love-filled holiday.
I'm so so thankful for you. xx
Thanksgiving is only a week away.
There’s plenty of time to create the most successful holiday to date. Here’s how:
There are 3 phases of the Holiday to plan for:
Each phase needs it’s own plan.
This doesn’t have to take long—10 minutes can save you guilt and regret and give you a joyful intentional Holiday.
Remember the Golden Age of the TV show Seinfeld?
Not to mention the reruns.
So many unforgettable moments and sayings that forever impacted our culture:
Yada yada yada
Not that there’s anything wrong with that
No soup for you!
For those of us with food issues (and presumably that’s all of us reading this now) the funny-because-it’s-true scene of George eating an éclair out of a...
There was an academic clinical psychologist who became president of his professional association. This was awesome except for one thing . . . he had a crippling fear of public speaking.
Sweating, nausea, dry mouth, light headedness, even losing his voice. He felt it all. To his credit, he did it anyway, but it was not fun.
He tried everything to get rid of the anxiety. After all, he was a psychologist who dealt with people’s anxiety everyday.
Halloween is just around the corner.
One of last year’s Halloween blogs was about the best day to buy Halloween candy. Find out here.
This year let’s talk about conscious candy choices.
As long as we’re aware of what we’re doing and why, we can have a happy, guilt-free experience with candy (or anything else, for that matter).
In order to be conscious about your candy consumption, ask yourself a couple of questions:
Creating a proven weight loss program that delivers results for life is easy for someone who’s helped people get healthy for almost 2 decades.
But, it’s naming that program that’s hard.
My program is called, The PLAN Plan.
I love the name, but I’ve had marketing experts tell me to find a different one.
I’m willing to consider it, but I haven’t landed on one that fits yet. It has to be catchy and not too cutesy.
6 year-old me: “But, why?”
My mom: “Because I said so!”
I was never satisfied with that answer.
Neither were my kids, for that matter. (sigh)
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One of my dreams came true.
I moved to Italy.
What’s not to love about Italy? The expressive people, the beautiful language, the unbelievable food, the tangible history, the unmatched natural beauty. Oh and the Art!
I was an Art History major in college (at least in the beginning) and it was a no-brainer where to spend a semester abroad. I wanted an immersive experience and knew I had to prepare: goal number one—learn Italian.