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Latest HappeningsWell! Last week was lovely for me personally as my husband and son celebrated their birthdays at a family dinner. The 4-day weekend for Easter break was a very special treat for me as I rarely take that full weekend off. We enjoyed our standard Easter Sunday egg hunt with our dear friends and their children, this time we had the hunt outside and a fun treasure hunt inside. It was lovely to just hang out with my children and putter (a very rare opportunity!). Of course the puttering included a few games of laser tag for my son’s birthday, meal prep for the big dinner, and the usual laundry, dishes, rides for kids here and there, and the sorting out of smallish family issues. It was, upon reflection, a very busy weekend! Yet, I feel relaxed, peaceful and very content as I sit at my computer on Tuesday morning and prepare for my day. I think the trick to experiencing a state of peace most of the time is to become adept at recognizing the cues that tell you when you’re feeling not-peace. Cues like a little butterfly or a whole herd of buffalo in your tummy; a tight chest; holding your breath; tension in your shoulders and neck and/or jaw; focusing on food and body image either through overeating or restricting; a very busy mind that is either ruminating on a problem or jumping willy nilly from one thought to another are all indicators that you’re feeling unsettled/anxious and therefore, not peaceful. Once you recognize that you are doing any of the above and are therefore feeling unsettled, the practice of simply acknowledging that you’re not peaceful will bring you more into the present moment. This instantly creates a greater sense of peace and strength in you as you are more grounded in the here and now. And from this place it feels much safer and easier to simply check in about what might be creating the distress. My latest series of articles speaks more to this process, and this week’s article offers you a deeper and more specific education into the primary culprit within you; all-or-nothing thinking. As for goings on this week. Sarah continues her Monday night group with a great group of women. I’m excited for them and all of the learning that will come their way over the next 12 weeks.
Upcoming Victoria and Vancouver workshopsI’m busy preparing for our Vancouver Phase I workshop on the 23 – 25 of April (10 – 5 each day). It’s being held downtown at the private office of a colleague of mine, at a lovely character building on the corner of Granville and W. Hastings. If you are tired of food and body distress taking up more of your time than you’d like and robbing you of the quality of life you’d like to have, this event is the event for you. There is no reason to keep feeling stuck and like time’s a wastin’ when in 3 days you can “get” it and move on with a whole new perspective and a whole new set of tools to handle anything life brings your way. If you’d prefer a Victoria event we are offering our next Phase I in Victoria on May 14 – 16th.
Our Food is Not the Problem Online ProgramAlso, our amazing web-based program for complete recovery is being offered with absolutely no sign up fee this month. You can start your healing today for the simple monthly membership fee of $33.00! Current participants claim that the daily centering exercises alone are worth well over the full cost of the program but you get so much more than the brief daily meditations. Have a snoop and see all of the tools and resources that are available to you as a member of our innovative program. Email me if you have any questions, I’m happy to help.
Upcoming Events – Come and meet me in person!
- The weekend of April 30 – May 2 I’ll be at the Wellness Show at the Convention Centre at the Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
- Saturday the 1st of May @ 5:45 pm I’ll be presenting a seminar called: Practical and Effective Tools for Overcoming Emotional, Psychological and Physical Barriers to Optimum Health.
- Sunday the 2nd @ 11:00 am I’m presenting a talk called: Food is Not the Problem: Deal With What Is! where I’ll outline the basics of complete recovery from any stressful connection with food and/or body image.
Don’t waste another day feeling stuck and stressed out. Regardless of what you may have tried in the past, I can guarantee you, you’ve never tried this because if you had, you wouldn’t still be seeking a solution. Guaranteed!Latest Happenings: This past weekend I was in Vancouver to give a presentation on Friday which went exceptionally well and on Saturday which worked out perfectly! Saturday’s event was a new venture for me in tandem with the Ayurvedic centre and there were, undeniably, a few glitches getting the word out. As it was I had a lovely talk with my sole attendee for an hour and a half and enjoyed connecting with her very much. I am looking forward to more presentations throughout the Spring and into the Summer at various centres and health shows. Come to a Workshop in Vancouver or Victoria! In the meantime, if you or someone you know has been thinking that maybe it’s time to try an approach to food and to your life overall that really works and produces lasting change to all areas of your life, I urge you to join me for our next 3-day transformative workshop on April 23 – 25th in Vancouver. The event is being held at office 901 – 675 West Hastings St. The cross street is Granville. It’s a great space, a great area and so far, a great group of people signed up! I’m really looking forward to this event. You know, these 3-day events really are the best way to get all the tools in a short period of time with the practical training so you can leave the workshop on Sunday with absolute confidence in your ability to approach your life in a new way. No restriction, no nagging voice in your head, just peace and motivation that lasts. I do hope to see you at the Vancouver workshop – but if Victoria suits your life better these is one May 14 – 16th at our centre in Victoria in the heart of our lovely downtown core. Join our Web-Based Food is Not the Problem Program: Special Price for April only! Oh, and don’t forget our web program which is available for April with no initial sign up fee and our low monthly fee of $33.00. It’s the best way, with the least amount of effort on your part, to begin to make sizeable changes to your stressful relationship with food. Even if you only take part in the daily centering exercises (which come straight to your inbox every morning) and monthly teleclasses (a simple group call), I guarantee you’ll find it more than worth your while. Have a fabulous week!!! Love