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.
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 …
Full Moon - Endurance
Here I am, still with my pullover and winter socks on as the weather is not improving over here in Ireland. And it is now June 14th and the Summer Solstice is on its way with yet again more fires to jump and more dancing outside. I don't see this happening any time soon here.
So, I got to thinking about ceremonies and rituals, traditional ones, ones that it is said our ancestors performed.
Well, between Beltane (First May) and the Summer Solstice (21st June) there were outside ce…
CRUSH YOUR CRAVINGS PART 4
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 …
Have you been listening to the news, lately?
We should call them The Bad News because, lets face it, it all about whatever is wrong on this world and frankly, there is so much of it I want to hide under my bed most mornings!
In the olden days, at the end of the BBC News, there was always some silly item of Good News to somehow leave you with a bit of a smile. Some giraffe had given birth or someone had done something nice.
All gone now.
So, what to do?
I mean, what to do if th…
CRUSH YOUR CRAVINGS PART 3
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…
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,
It is kind of like Intention setting but with a twist.
Want to know more?
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…
CRUSH YOUR CRAVINGS PART 2
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 …
CRUSH YOUR CRAVINGS PART 1
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?
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…
SPRING HAS SPRUNG
Before I forget, I have a favor to ask. if you like my musings, would you scroll down to the bottom of the page and sign up for the blog updates? It would help with my new plans and would keep you in the loop. I promise I won't bombard you with emails. I hate that.
Back to the matter at hand.
Have you noticed how we seem to not be able to imagine a future, an alternative to the life we lead these days?
How our deepest desire is to return to "normal", which means basically return…
What with all the anxiety floating around. Whether you are off the World or of the World (I hope you read my previous blog on the topic - if not, go and find it!). It has not been that easy to sleep.
The going to sleep part for me is simple, I just do. It is the waking up at some ridiculous hour and starting to mull things over that I do not like very much.
Anyway, this did not happen last night but I had a dream instead. It is not often that I remember my dreams so this must be …
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