Give Yourself Permission

Give Yourself Permission

Many challenges to implementing a new way of eating start in the mind. Outside forces may seem strong, yet it is your internal dialogue that has the most power. You imagine a social gathering and see yourself as being “that person” who is high maintenance and annoying. The question of what choices you will make in this perceived state of judgement arises. It is in this moment you need to give yourself permission to make your new way of eating a priority.

My Wholehearted Health Journey - Part 1

My Wholehearted Health Journey - Part 1

My childhood was filled with plenty of play and bike riding.   I did gymnastics and synchronized swimming.  I enjoyed these things, but did not consider myself a hard core athlete. From an early age I had a sensitive tummy, which was attributed to my sensitive soul.   Because of this, I stressed about many things.  In high school, the tummy trouble increased significantly with my parents' divorce. I went through celiac testing and other gastrointestinal tests only to determine Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  I would focus on removing dairy for awhile, but would still get sick with diarrhea.  I was no longer interested in sports. I couldn't trust my tummy and how it would react. I moved on and  figured I was more of an artistic type. I didn't like how this was controlling my life, but I didn't know there was anything I could do about it.