Problem Solved!

In this model we break a problem, challenge or limiting belief into circumstances (facts), thoughts (attitude or judgement of the fact), feelings (both physical and emotional), action (reaction/inaction), and the result. From there, one can own the results of their actions and change them by revising thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Circumstances can trigger thoughts which cause feelings. Feelings cause actions which cause results. Results are the evidence of thoughts.

In the video below I walk you through these steps.

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Yoga: A Practice for Experiencing Life

One comes to the practice of yoga for various reasons; stress reduction, weight loss, tight muscles, and in the case of a now-loyal yoga client, a nagging partner. Whatever the motivation, many practitioners continue the practice because of the deep connection to experiencing life in the present moment. In yoga we practice being in our bodies, staying with our breath, embracing and allowing flow, discomfort, anger, and joy. We practice being with all the sensations and emotions which arise. Continue reading “Yoga: A Practice for Experiencing Life”

Recognizing and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

ABCDE Mnemonic Device for Overcoming Limiting Beliefs/ Irrational Thoughts

As you create and manifest your intentions, dreaming big to create the life you’ve always wanted, old thought patterns may begin to take over. These limiting beliefs present themselves as negative self talk which, if unchecked, may begin to ruminate in the mind. Recognizing negative self talk patterns takes time and practice. One helpful practice is the use of the ABCDE mnemonic device.

A = Activating event: The event that triggers stress or worry.

B = Belief system: The cognitive component in a person’s reaction to events.

C = Emotional Consequences of A and B: Irrational thoughts produce imagined bad consequences. These can become self-fulfilling prophecies.

D = Disputing irrational thoughts and beliefs: Challenge one’s own irrational belief system as directly as possible.

E = Cognitive and Emotional effects of revised beliefs: Answering the questions, “How would I feel if this (revised) belief were true? How would I act? What would be different?”


How Do I Know If I Have a Negative Self-Talk Pattern or Limiting Belief System?

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Easy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin and Walnut Cookies

Every good recipe begins with a craving. For nearly two weeks nutty, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies have been on my mind. Not just any oatmeal raisin cookie would do! I wanted one healthy enough as to not feel guilty while enjoying, which also contained fatty, savory nuts to satisfy my craving. This led me on a cookie hunt. The recipe below is the culmination of all my favorite vegan cookie renditions; Bananas providing moisture,  peanut butter and walnuts packing the protein, and flax-seed holding it all together.

Healthy? Yes!

Satisfying? Yes!

Vegan? YES!

Say hello to your new favorite cookie!

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Oatmeal Raisin and Walnut Cookies

Vegan/ Gluten Free

One Bowl                     30 Minutes                     Makes 20-24 cookies

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Envision Your Life, Make a Plan, Take Action

Without a plan one floats through life aimlessly, without direction. If you notice you’ve drifted from your goals, values and dreams, don’t wallow in self-pity. That’s not helpful. Instead, take action now by identifying values, dreaming big, and setting goals to create a fulfilling, happy life. When creating goals, be realistic and as specific as possible. Then, make a plan and take action. You deserve to live the life in which you’ve always dreamed. Whether you are 20 or 80, now is the time to work toward a healthier, happier you!

Life Goal Quote

 

Below I’ve provided questions to uncover your desires, values and dreams, which will support and guide the reflection portion based on seven areas of your life: Health and Wellness, Relationships, Physical Environments, Career, Money and Finances, Leisure, and Personal Development. Break out the paper and pen and answer the following questions or download the PDF here.


Uncover your Desires, Values, and Dreams

Answer the following questions to dive deeper into your aspirations, motivations, fears, and goals. Continue reading “Envision Your Life, Make a Plan, Take Action”