We all have them.

Sometimes for food or specific foods (hello, ice cream my old friend, I’ve come to meet you with again).

Other times we have urges for sleep or comfort or alone time.

My urges are usually for something sweet.

I have learned to manage cravings when I bake too.

Something to soothe me.

I used to reach for sugar or a baked good.

It filled me up temporarily but then I felt guilty or empty afterwards.

Maybe you can relate?

Do you feel the urge to do something or eat something on a regular basis? If so, what do you do about it? Do you give in? 

I have recognized that my urges usually have to do with not wanting to feel something or to attempt to fill a void that doesn’t usually “need” whatever I’m craving (example when I’m tired I want to eat… which doesn’t solve my need for sleep).

I have learned to allow my urges. Do they still occur? Yes, but with less intensity and I can allow them and not react to them. If you’re overeating due to cravings or urges, this awareness can help. We talk more about it in my coaching program.

It was simple to learn to allow urges. It also wasn’t always easy.

But the secret is, if you allow the urges without responding to them, they weaken and then resolve.

Pretty neat, huh?

If you’re interested in learning how to overcome your urges – email me at info@thrivearena.com.

Have a fantastic day! 

Feeling Happy

 Do you believe that you’re doing life wrong if you’re not happy 100% of the time or at least the majority of the time?

Do you feel like everyone else at work, at home, on social media is always feeling great and you’re wondering what you’re doing wrong because your life is not optimal and spewing kittens and rainbows most of the time (or whatever symbols of happiness you equate with joy in your life)?

This is a common phenomenon.

What if you weren’t meant to be happy and filled with joy and optimism all the time?

What if you needed to feel the contrast of feelings and emotions in your life for there to be balance.

Would you fight so hard against sadness, hurt, anger and discomfort?

Would you allow the discomfort of difficult emotions?

What if we spent half our lives resisting the negative in our quest for the positive and we weren’t meant to?

What if we could learn to allow the uncomfortable or negative emotions and create balance in our lives.

Every feeling has its place and every feeling is temporary. No feeling lasts forever.

Does this shift anything in your mind? It did in mine.

I was pushing so hard to feel happy, to meet some impossible ideal of what I thought my life was supposed to be. This concept set me free. It gave me permission to feel everything. It still was scary at first.

It meant I wouldn’t feel great all the time. But the flip side was that when I felt negatively…that too would pass. If we’re consumed by our feelings, we think that it will never end. The good news is that it will.

It was amazing and upsetting at the same time. It also fed my cognitive desire to know why – it makes sense that without sadness, we don’t have a perspective of what happy is. The yin and the yang of life.

I realized that I want to be sad when I hear about tragedy or death. I don’t want to fight that. I want to feel it. It also helps to feel empowered and safe. Our feelings and emotions can feel big and overwhelming. They can feel unending.

If the worst we can feel is a feeling and we know that it is going to end… then what do we really have to fear or resist?

The more we resist and push against the negative emotions, the stronger the influence they have on our lives.

When we choose to allow them and see their utility and welcome the temporary nature of all feelings, we are more balanced as humans and we employ less force to push them all through.

How would your life change if you decided today to allow your uncomfortable or negative emotions and recognize them as temporary feelings in your world?

Frustrated with Food

Have you ever felt like you just wanted to be able to quit eating altogether?

I have.

Food is not like any other distraction for emotions. It’s always there. And we have to eat to survive.

We can totally quit smoking, drinking alcohol, doing drugs, bingeing on Netflix or social media… but we can’t just stop eating.

That makes learning how to eat for nourishment that much more difficult. Because it’s not like we can just ignore it or pretend it doesn’t exist. It’s so hard to do on our own.

We have to somehow make peace with our demons and eat to survive while trying to avoid overeating, stuffing ourselves, falling into the donuts, baked goods, chips, or other tasty treat that beckons us in times of stress, fatigue, boredom, or sadness.

Trust me, I get it!! I’ve been there.

And I designed a course to help you get past all of it.

It’s a fantastic course that give you the tools and knowledge to STOP BEING STUCK. To overcome your food issues.

It teaches you how to eat for health and fuel and nourishment and to stop using food as your best friend, your distraction, your escape. It teaches you how to change your habits long-term with the assistance of a coach and a community. You move at your own pace and get support when you need it.

This course is for you if any of the above speaks to you and you know what I’m talking about. It’s never too late to make a change.

It is your life, your health, your time to thrive. Start today.

Click here to sign up today and get started with healing your food issues and transforming your life.

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