self soothing

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Hello you,

 

Why a dog with a pacifier in its mouth I hear you wonder? Well, this blog is about self soothing and pacifier came to mind but I did not want the photo of a baby because that is not my point and I thought the dog one was cute.

OK?

 

So, I was thinking the other day of how I always have a mint tea and a square of chocolate at the end of the day when i sit down to watch some television. It all goes together. I am not hungry, I have just has supper. I want the mint tea because it …

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CRUSH YOUR CRAVINGS PART 4

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Dear Reader,

 

A bit more on Food addiction and cravings. It is a terrible thing that people who are addicted to food, like I am, do not get a look in really.

We are told to pull ourselves together, to use our willpower. We are told that we are just lazy and to make an effort.

It is all our fault, somehow.

There is no help out there apart from diets and deprivation.

The problem with all of that is that will power does not work, never has and never will.

Do you know why?

Because research …

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CRUSH YOUR CRAVINGS PART 3

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Dear Reader,

How are you finding the series of blog posts of Food Cravings?

Did I tell you that it is because I knew about the feelings that made me overeat that I started following my own Body Magic Program again in March 2020?

As the world was locking itself up and people were terrified of all sorts of horrible things happening to their families, I thought to myself.


What do I do when I feel anxious/sad/angry?

 

I eat too much!

Do I want to put on weight again? NO!


So, I started us…

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FUTURE TAPPING

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Dear Reader,

How is it going for you, this 2022?

 

How would you like it to go?

 

What do you mean you feel you have no control over the situation? Well, I beg to differ which is why I thought I would introduce you to my tried and tested hope creation technique,

 

Future Tapping.

It is kind of like Intention setting but with a twist.

Want to know more?

Read on.

Here is what you do:

First of all you write three short paragraphs about what your dreams are for the next 4 weeks. Short pa…

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CRUSH YOUR CRAVINGS PART 2

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Dear Reader,

 

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of Crush your Cravings!

My craving is Cheese, preferably French with may be some sourdough bread! I could eat tons of the stuff if I am upset about something. During my work with EFT Tapping and Cravings, I realized something important. I eat too much of the craved food when I feel out of sorts.

 

So today, we are going to look at feelings.

 

Brene Brown will disagree with me but for the sake of simplicity (this is only a one page blog), there are …

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CRUSH YOUR CRAVINGS PART 1

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Dear Reader,

For the next four Mondays, we are going to explore Food Cravings and how to use EFT Tapping to handle them better.

 

What is your craved food of choice?

Chocolate

Crisps

Cheese

And that is only the ones starting with a C!

 

Do you know anything about EFT Tapping?

If not, here is a quick summary

Emotional Freedom Techniques is an alternative therapy for anxiety, post traumatic stress and also helping you deal with food better.

 

Tapping on different parts of the face and…

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So what? It's a New Year and?

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The other day, the weather person on the television said "The weather on the 1st January 2022 will be very similar to the weather on December 31st".

And here I was thinking that things would be different in 2022...


Not really, just messing with you.


So why on earth is everyone writing down goals, creating vision boards, and making New Year resolutions?


Because that's what we do?


No, because that is what I want you to do

because, if you do,

you will sign up for one of my programs, …

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I don't even like turkey!

'he who bakes bread with indifference bakes a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger', Kahlil Gibran. a subheading

I don't even like turkey. I truly don't.

And yet, every year, I cook the blasted bird. I won't tell you why I don't like turkey, because that is irrelevant. What matters to me is that year after year, I end up cooking it.

And don't even mention Brussel sprouts!

Why do I cook stuff I do not like?

Tap tap tap.

The answer is obvious.

Because I don't want to upset anyone.

So, let's be clear. I cook food I hate because I do not want to upset my family. Because it is Chistmas.

So I cook the Tu…

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Full Moon - Is there an antidote to anxiety?

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It's the Full Moon on Saturday. 

What do I care, I hear you mutter under your breath as you try to remember whether you have bought a present for your neighbour's dog or whatever it is that is making you stressed at the moment.

My brain is tired and frazzled too.

Christmas is in a week and my mind is wondering if my little London family will make it through Wales and actually turn up? What ifs are buzzing around like irritating wasps.

And it is the Full Moon and I like living my life followi…

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Buttered Toasts or else...

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Another day, another set of restrictions, another panic.

Wherever you are in the world, it is panic time again and another opportunity to reach for our old friend food to help us cope with the onslaught.

My heart missed a beat when I heard the latest.

I know that we are told to avoid the News but I am not entirely convinced that it is realistic. 

So I do listen and indeed the timing could not possibly be worse.

FOR GOODNESS SAKE! We are a mere 15 days from Christmas Eve! 

Reaching for butt…

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