SOUL LESSONS

Every day is a learning experience. We’re learning new technology or new information, new love, through pain and suffering, relationships, kids, all of life’s little lessons.  But I feel it’s the Soul Lessons in life we must pay more attention to.

When we forget how to learn what life has to teach us, we resist life. We “check out”. This leads to unwanted symptoms, habits, behavior and disease.

Some of the most important lessons in life are Soul Lessons. Soul lessons are not often a place we go to find what life’s message is teaching us. When we don’t look deeper into our lives and see that we are not just a biological accident, it limits us! When we think about the soul in a divine way and when we think about where we came from, our challenges, our birth, our family we are born into, health issues, and how our soul is is truly a part of all of this, its pretty clear there is a higher purpose to our existence.  If there’s is not, why are we here on planet Earth? It’s so easy to become depressed, unhappy, stay sick, fatigued, and feel stuck in life when you are not connected to your soul being.  Life is always teaching us powerful soul lessons and through symptoms our body is getting our attention. We just need to listen!  Here are some POWERFUL, short but sweet, Soul Lessons to listen to.

– Agreeing To Be Here

Are you present in life? When we “check out” of life we lose personal power. This leads to long term depression, unhappiness, binge eating, weight gain, digestive issues and more. So many people are walking around this world not present. Their just living the day to day grind. Agreeing to be here is the first step toward personal empowerment. When we lose personal power, we lose metabolic power.

– Forgiveness

Un-forgiveness can lead to anger, resentment, rage, disappointment, blame and a deeper sadness. These emotions stuck in the body will create a psychological stress response. This chronic low level stress will cause the body to increase insulin, increase cortisol, gain weight, have trouble sleeping, and poor digestion and more.

Slowing Down

Slowing down is finding our natural pace. It’s trusting in life, relaxing into the unknown, listening and noticing. We live in an era of there’s “Not enough time” or ” If there were just a few more hours in the day”. Our world is fast paced.  This leads to stress which again leads to excess cortisol. Excess cortisol levels affect the clock in our brain and nervous system and it will speed up time. The more we put our bodies in survival mode, the faster we move and more the wisdom of life speaks to us through symptoms.

Reclaiming The Divine Feminine.

Society has defined feminine as skinny and pretty. This makes girls/women feel limited and they contract.  It doesn’t give women the opportunity to be seen as who they really are and they begin to lose their identity and have lower self esteem which can lead to eating disorders. Reclaiming The Divine Feminine means finding harmony, beauty in all things, love, cooperation, care for the world, a natural connectedness to our body wisdom and emotions, nourishing the body, sensuality, softness and rhythm.  The divine Feminine means relax, open and surrender.

– Reclaiming The Divine Masculine.

Reclaiming the divine masculine means allowing men to find their true purpose, explore their freedom, feel the rage, find the feminine side and discover their masculine heart. Men need a purpose in life in order to live a whole life. This sometimes is one of man’s biggest challenges. Health suffers when a man is not in alignment with the truth of who he is, and symptoms can arise including weight gain.

Embracing A Positive Spirituality

A negative, punishing, or fearful spiritual or religious belief system can easily generate chronic low level stress. It leads to shame and guilt which leads to self abuse, negative habits, and even negative thoughts around food, and body. Is your religion or non-religion affecting you? Creating a positive spirituality can have profound healing on the soul.

Speaking The Truth

Speaking the truth sets us free. It gives us authenticity. Energy can be increased and weight lifted off your shoulders when we do. When we are not speaking the truth love doesn’t flow and we contract.

Healing Our Sexuality

Who are we as sexual beings? And why is there so much shame around the subject of sex, so much fear and uncomfortableness? We are built for sex. It is biologically necessary. When sexual energy flows metabolism increases. Pleasure heals us. Our connection with food and body is very similar to our connection to sexuality.

Claiming Our Power

What are we here to do? What are we here to experience? What do we have to give as our gift ? What can we create, receive, express? What’s the higher purpose to our life? Sometimes we’re not supposed to fix our symptoms but to be aware of them, digest them and discover our power, our gift. From there are symptoms tend to relax. The more we reclaim and inherit our gifts and personal power, the more we embody. Full embodiment is full metabolism. It increases the relaxation response and that is where real healing begins. Look away from your weaknesses and toward your strengths.

Soul lessons are asking us to heal on a much deeper level. They have a powerful and direct connection with our issues around food and unwanted health symptoms. When we slow down and listen to life’s lessons we become more aware of what it is teaching us. We grow. We heal spiritually and biologically.

“When we evolve spiritually, we evolve metabolically.” – Marc David

What Soul Lessons is life teaching you right now?

LOts of LOVe,

Lauren

Renew, Rejuvenate, Restore

Fall is around the corner and every year at this time I feel the need to “Cleanse”. The cool crisp air in the mornings,  all the pretty foliage, new school year for the kids, it’s time for this Mama to recharge. Yes, I actually get excited about it! It’s a time for change and change is good.

For some its the springtime that entices them to cleanse and detoxify but for me, there is something about the Fall. Fall is the time for natural transition. Its about awareness, slowing down and restoring the body.  Its a great time to eat warmer foods that nurture the body and comfort the soul. Also with the cold and flu season approaching its a good way to boost your immune system.

This day in age cleansing is vital to our health.  With all the toxins and stimulants in our food, environment, cosmetics, personal care, cleaning products, medications, etc, our bodies are overloaded and have a difficult time ridding all this junk.  Too many toxins in the body can lead to excess weight, low energy, trouble sleeping, stress,  headaches, adrenal fatigue, aches and pains and low immunity and other health issues.  A cleanse allows the body to detox and renew on a cellular level. It’s like pushing the reset button.

Emotional release is also another benefit to cleansing. Emotions like anger, sadness, anxiety, and depression can arise during this time causing you to address the root cause.  When emotions are stored in the body it can creates physical symptoms and toxic energy. This allows your energy to flow more freely. Most people tend to feel happier, less stressed and free spirited after.

Cleansing aids in a stronger physical and emotional metabolism, self awareness, increased energy, healthier eating habits, glowing skin, and a healthier rejuvenated you! Whats not to love?

If your are looking for a good cleanse or curious about the one I will be doing, feel free to contact me. 

I’m looking forward to hitting the reset button. Join me on my journey….

LOts of LOve,

Lauren

Food Cravings, a deeper meaning behind them

Quite often I hear, “If I could stop craving sugar I’d be fine” or “Its the carbs that get me” and “Once I start eating the sweets, I can’t stop”.  We’ve all had cravings from time to time and for some more often than others. We know that diet can play a big role in food cravings. But did you know there is a deeper meaning to why one craves certain foods? Our bodies have a unique and powerful wisdom and it’s time we start listening.

Here is a great article about food cravings and what they can teach you.

http://psychologyofeating.com/3-types-of-cravings/

LOts of LOve,

Lauren

Welcome To My Blog!

Whenever I speak to people about what I do, they are always intrigued by “Eating Psychology” and how it can relate to health.  So I thought I would post about this first.

What is Eating Psychology?

Often times, eating challenges and health challenges are connected to work, money issues, relationships, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more. By working on the places more relevant and personal to you, success is easily achieved. Mind Body Nutrition advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health.  It goes far beyond classic nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between the brain, and the body, and behavior.

Simply put, WHAT we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more, influence digestion, and calorie burning. And, it offers practical results oriented strategies for the most commonly seen health issues of our times.

Eating Psychology is an empowering and transformational approach that is designed for anyone who eats. Each one of us has a fascinating and ever changing relationship with food. Eating Psychology concerns the primary importance of this relationship. Our relationship with food often mimics our relationship with life. It also affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen.

Eating Psychology is a place where we can fully explore some of the personal dimensions that impact food, weight, and various health related concerns.

What is your relationship with food like? Is it similar to your relationship with life?

LOts of LOve,

Lauren