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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Full Moon - Endurance

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Hello again,

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…

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Summer?

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What are we today? I stare out of the window of my office at the grey sky and the eternal drizzle, I tell you what, we are not at the start of summer, nowhere near.

Here in Ireland the cold winds still blow and our kitchen garden lags behind previous years. I feel so sorry for my tiny baby courgettes!

And I know in other parts of the world the temperatures are already higher than last year and the droughts are getting worse.

It is all changing and I HATE CHANGE!

Which is kind of why I am wri…

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Experiment

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Hello you,

Thanks for clicking on the link and being curious about my Monday's musings.

We have had four weeks about Food Cravings and by now, I am sure you have got the message! I am re-running Body Magic starting at the end of May and if you want to sign up here is the link www.baya.ie/BodyMagic

But this is not what I want to talk about this morning. This morning, I want to tell you about an Experiment I am involved in.

A really good friend of mine has started this 30 Days Experiment on Fa…

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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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Good news?

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Dear Reader,

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…

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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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