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Archetypal psychologist, James Hillman, wrote in his book, Interviews, that Western culture clings to and consequently suffers from its “Go ahead, Get Ahead, Do it” mentality. It’s a "manic defense," he says, a way of skimming on the surface of things, never tending to the complicated and soulful ordeals of being human.
You’ll find it all over the place.
Robotic diets. Yanking the body through excessive activity. Workaholism.
There’s no place for soul to breathe.
3 Core Concepts that will change your eating
As you know, I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. This simple concept alone helps my clients work through their health concerns in a multi-layered and compassionate way.
Though each of my clients are different, there are core concepts that I've trusted over the years to guide our work sanely and wisely.
I'd like to share those with you today in a clear, concise way:
You may not love it, but it's the flavor of the season
Have you ever had the experience of eating something very green or very bitter and laughed thinking, “Yikes, this is probably really good for me.”
As a woman whose tried many different medicinal foods and potions, I’ve found often the ones that have a particular bite to them can be the most healing.
Somewhere we know bitter can be helpful.
What gets in the way of progress
A key to making some wonderful progress with your health and eating has much to do with choosing the right thing at the right time.
Yes, it's that simple.
Would you take off for a cross-country road trip right before your most important week at work of the year? Would you cook a huge meal for yourself when you know your love will soon be home with your favorite take-out?
But people do this all the time with their eating.
What I'd like all women to have on their menu right now
One great, and very simple, piece of nutritional advice I'd once heard was this:
If you're trying to decide what to eat, step outside for 15 minutes, then notice what sounds good.
This is good advice no matter what part of the country you live in and a helpful practice opening communication between the body and the natural environment.
(Instead of only relying on your head, MyFitnessPal, articles, or old habits)
Rx for your Moods
Even been in a bad mood? Felt moody? Have a mood “come out of nowhere?” Warn others that you are “in a mood?”
Generally our collective approach to moods or fluctuations in mood, is to judge, suppress, try to fix, or even write off as “ego.”
But aren't we missing something by doing so?
There’s a story in Greek Mythology, one of the young Persephone who is abducted by Hades, the god of the Underworld and taken to live with him. She is unhappy there and she and her mother Demeter miss one another terribly. Persephone eventually is given permission to rejoin her mother, but after having eaten four pomegranate seeds, she is still bound to spending a part of her time in the Underworld each year as a consort to Hades.
2018 Reflections & Pictures
Here we are again.
The year is coming to a close as we find ourselves in this final month of 2018.
I’ve made it a ritual the past several years to carve out time to sit and reflect on what’s happened the past year and share a few highlights with you from RFW headquarters.
So let's get to it.
In no particular order, some highlights and reflections from the year…
Sugar: External vs Internal considerations
A week or two ago, I was walking through the grocery store and slowed to eyeball some of the adult Halloween costumes on display.
My eyes scanned and slowed to focus on one particular costume...
A ketchup packet costume.
(Yes, like a packet you might get at a fast food restaurant)
Is this a good next step for you?
This past Sunday, I gathered with a group of about 17 women (and one brave guy) to teach and explore the architecture of the psychological shadow.
While it's impossible for me to cover much about the class here, I will share a quote from the class (one that I often share), because it's so relevant for any woman with an interest in her own self development.