Post 5: Let’s talk LOVE! Self Love and Acceptance – Mari’s 21-Day Loving Conversations

February 27, 2015

Are you aware of the link between nutrition and self-esteem? Keep in mind the following: * The journey to achieve self-love can start with our own body. * Your mind and body are one. * When mind and body function properly, we feel a sense of wellness. * Feedback from ourselves or others, in the form of food or words, impacts our well-being and self-worth. I have been researching the nutrition component to self-worth for more than seven years now. It was true for me (and later for my daughter) that food and chemical sensitivities played a huge role in our state of mind, moodiness, and well-being. Here is an example from my own life: I now know that simple white carbs cause my brain function to slow down, alter my mood, bloat my tummy, give me constipation, and chemically sedate me. Coincidentally, I used to experience cravings for the same food that made me ill just a couple of hours after consumption. You get the idea. I witness my clients as they become aware of how food and chemicals affect their mood and reaction to every day events. Some reactions like bloating or indigestion are subtle, but others like severe guilt after binging are more profound and severely affect their feelings about themselves. Have you noticed any changes in your self-love when you eat the wrong food, overeat, overdrink, or go on the wrong nutritional path? Please share your comments below; we might b

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February 24, 2015

When we have negative thoughts all the time, we attract experiences and situations that confirm those thoughts (Law of Attraction). But the good news is that the opposite is also true. Interestingly enough, the best way to attract what you want is to put your attention on you. But this time in a positive manner. Follow these steps to start shifting your reality. 1. Think about what you love and appreciate about yourself. Just like when you are falling in love and you list the wonderful qualities of your new partner. What is it that you value and respect about yourself? (No “but”s allowed.) 2. Feel proud of yourself, even for baby steps. Today I am proud because I gathered inspiration for this post. One post at a time, I feel proud. Now you try it. 3. Pat yourself on the back…out loud. Stand in front of the mirror and acknowledge your marvelous existence. Tell yourself, “I respect you and I love you.” Now let’s get to work! In my practice, I have confirmed that once we work on self-respect and self-approval attaining any goal is easier. The more we respect and acknowledge ourselves, the more self-worth we create. Are you ready to send the Universe the right message about you so that the Law of Attraction can start manifesting positively in you?  

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February 19, 2015

Have you noticed that when we lack self-love and self-respect we tend to attract people and circumstances that mirror our negative beliefs and feelings? And then somehow we stay stuck in the quicksand of negativity. But why? Why is it that staying in a bad relationship or in a job that doesn’t inspire us seems safer than moving on? Why do we hold on to the extra weight? Why don’t we explore a new passion? Why do we procrastinate on our personal goals? Could it be due to our own inner voice? That inner voice that has been “protecting” us from change, from failure, from freedom. The voice says, “It’s safe here; You are not good enough; It is what it is; Who do you think you are? Just be happy you have a job; At least you are not alone.” That voice is FEAR and we must let it go. But before letting it go, acknowledge that it has been there to protect you, thank your fears, and let them go so that you can begin a different journey…this time to a place of self-love.

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September 26, 2014

Guess What? You are NOT drinking enough water! The facts? Many biological duties – from muscle function, metabolism and joint lubrication, to the maintenance of a healthy gut, good skin and shiny hair – require more water than what you are actually consuming. How to know? If you experience any of the symptoms below increase your water asap and you might enjoy improved health in days: . Thirst . Goosebumps or shivering . Fatigue . Headaches . Dry mouth . Dizziness or weakness . Poor concentration . Elevated heart rate . Dark colored urine What is recommended? Drinking ½ or your weight in ounces. If you weigh 150 lbs. you should drink 75 ounces of water per day! Note: If you urinate every 2-4 hours and it’s pale yellow, congratulations! You are adequately hydrated.

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August 11, 2014

After taking a nice break to relax in Portugal with my loving husband all I want is to appreciate life. This week I want to appreciate my body and my physical operating system.  I want to celebrate this body of mine for having the amazing capability of beautifully shifting its hormonal balance so that I am ready for the “pause of meno”. Deciding to appreciate this process makes the bloatness, fatness, hot flashness, moodiness, headacheness, tiredness, etc. more manageable and me more creative and motivated to stick to my plan.    It is more empowering to come from a place of appreciation and curiosity rather than from a place of grievance. Please share below; What will you decide to appreciate this week?

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July 28, 2014
As you know I started a journey to naturally manage the hormonal discomforts associated with the “pause of meno”.  Part of the journey includes my physique, which, although not bad, has acquired a layer of fat that I am not fond of.

Some concerned friends have reached out to me, in private, insisting I should just accept the consequences of growing old and suck it up gracefully.   I politely disagreed.  Yes, I can gracefully suck up a few wrinkles, but I will not accept unfavorable consequences that are under my control. What I discovered is that I am on this journey because I love me, I care for me, and I aspire to create the best possible “me,” for my family, friends, clients and for my community.  The “best me” will provide the purest love, the best friendship, excellent customer service, and unselfish service to those around me. So, here it is, 3½  weeks into my journey… Because I Love Me:  

  •  5 Pounds of Fat Loss !

  • Inches lost in waist: 2

  • Inches lost in chest: 1

  • Inches lost in hips: 2

    So, it IS possible!  We can feel our best on the way to middle age! Stay tuned for more update

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May 15, 2014

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April 29, 2014

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