Health and Nutrition Blog

March 4, 2014

So, what is Self Love anyway? The dictionary defines it as “The regard for one’s own well-being and happiness (chiefly considered as a desirable rather than narcissistic characteristic).” If you have taken a commercial flight you will recall the flight attendant’s instructions on “putting the oxygen mask first and THEN helping others including children and elderly”. I struggled for a long time with visions of my mom saving herself first and letting me there dying without an oxygen mask. My internal programming couldn’t understand that to be able, ready, and in condition to help others I MUST take care of me first. It was such a relief when I got it, i felt free of guilt and truly understood the subliminal message that such a simple instruction had. In this last post I am inviting you to decide what is the one, “put on your oxygen mask first”, action that you are willing to take this week. Let me give you a few examples: * Taking a 10 minute power walk outside to relieve stress
* Doing a short meditation/prayer to soothe you
* Taking care of that issue, yes that issue that you have be

Posted in Mindset by Mari Pizarro
March 4, 2014

Are you aware of the link between nutrition and self-esteem? Keep in mind the following: · The journey to self-love can have a great 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 wellbeing 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 wellbeing. 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. Ironically, 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 sub

Posted in Mindset by Mari Pizarro
March 4, 2014
When we have negative thoughts all the time, we attract experiences and situations that confirm those thoughts (Law of Attraction). Good news? 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 the next steps to start shifting your reality:1. Think about what you love and appreciate about you. Just like when you are falling in love. What is it that you value and respect about yourself? (No “but” allowed).2. Have you tried feeling 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. Would you pat yourself in 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 approval attaining any goal is easier. The more we respect and acknowledge ourselves, the more self-worth we create

Posted in Mindset by Mari Pizarro
February 13, 2014

Have you noticed that when we lack self love and respect we tend to attract people and circumstances that mirror our negative beliefs and feelings? And then somehow we stay stuck?

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 Clients can obtain a wagering account at any Station sportsbook in Nevada and may top-up their accounts via debit or credit card. 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

Posted in Mindset by Mari Pizarro
February 13, 2014

What do you think happens when we concentrate our energy in what we perceive as imperfections, past mistakes, or self-imposed limitations? We augment their power! As a result, we start an inner war that drains our energy, creates internal conflict, and sabotages our efforts to move towards our real goals and desires. What’s the alternative? Certainly NOT denial. It is healthy to acknowledge our mistakes and learn from them. The alternative is to acknowledge the truth and then explore what you want to do next. What if the truth is really bad? Say that by not turning a project on time, you lost a promotion you were hoping for; by failing to be honest, you lost your soul mate; your miserable attitude has cost you a lifetime without friends. Even if the truth is ugly, self-criticism doesn’t add any value whatsoever. “I was dishonest and lost my soul mate” is bad enough. How are you helping by adding “and let me beat myself up for the rest of my life”? Join my and let’s experiment this week to address the truth and end with a period. “I am fat”. Pause, feel the sensation associated with t

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February 13, 2014

When I was younger this topic made me very uncomfortable. I believed that by “serving others” while neglecting my own needs, desires, opinions and ideas I would gain love, appreciation, respect and admiration. I was setting me up for big disappointment. Admirable people like Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Jesus, the Dalai Lama (and many others) share several personality traits like charisma, assertiveness, courage, conviction, passion, resiliency, etc. They all knew exactly what they wanted and did not settle for less. They never compromised their opinions and rarely experienced insecurities or self-doubt. They all respected themselves. What’s the opposite? The absence of self-love. When we feel indecisive, full of doubt or we are self-critical we exhaust ourselves and diminish the possibility of moving towards our goals, desires and passions. Even worse, when self-love is totally lacking we can end up depressed, constantly sad or in a bad mood, never happy with whom we are and we may even exhibit self-loathing. I am inviting you to take a few minutes t


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