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How To Live Life Outloud ‘A-Z’ H

by Vashte on February 18, 2013

-H-

Health – Healing – Hope

H for me screams Health for many reasons and in many areas. When we speak on health many people think of the body and its image. I propose the health of the body starts deeper than surface issues. I propose the health of the body has a direct correlation to the words we speak to ourselves, how we see ourselves and whether or not we truly and actually love ourselves. Absolutely the food we put into this body will reflect in our health. Absolutely the exercise we give our body will also reflect in our health, but further to that.. how we treat ourselves behind closed doors is more important than these final actions, in my opinion.

If we speak kind, loving words to ourselves, and hold ourselves in high regard we are less likely to self sabotage our body with poor choices in food. If we love ourselves and our lives, then we are likely to be active in life. We are more inclined to be out enjoying the world and all it holds. If we truely love ourselves, surely we will respect ourselves and have integrity in all that we do.

Watch this excerpt about FRANK and tell me if you can relate to any part of this screening- then buy the dvd. See how someone else with the same or similar issues you may have, CAN over come. CAN fall in love with themselves again. CAN let love back in. CAN develop a healthy mind and attitude.

Having a healthy mind reflects outwardly to the world. Listen to the words you speak to yourself and take note as to whether they are said in a positive or a negative light.

Lately, I have been very negative in my mind. It is little wonder that my body is rejecting me. If I spoke to you in the same manner as I have been speaking to myself- you would reject me too. Realise the tone and the manner you speak in- towards yourself. Ask yourself is it a healthy loving attitude you hold yourself in; or are you abusing yourself? If we do not love ourselves how can we love anyone else, or expect anyone to love us? Do not listen to the lies of the world. Do not plug in to the unattainable ideals of today’s society. Every single image you see is airbrushed. Those ‘diets’ are unrealistic and unhealthy.  Do not compare yourself to one single other human being. There is no one in this world like you. You were born for a specific reason- do not let anyone or anything dull your light. The world needs you- just as you are.

Keep your mind healthy. Do not expect to be perfect, we all have flaws. And flaws, corrected,  build character. Character gives you personality. Personality endears you to other people. People build and recreate themselves each and every day. Make each day COUNT- DO NOT count the days. Figure out how you could possibly benefit other people from the mistakes you have made, and learnt from.  How can YOU make a difference to someone else’s life? All it takes is one person. One by one YOU can make a difference with a healthy mind and healthy attitude.

Without health in the body and the mind- what do you have? A shell of a human being. All the money in the world; all the friends in the world; all the status in the world; all the achievements in the world… they all mean NOTHING when your HEALTH is in question. I know this. Do you? Please do not learn the hard way. Do not think you are invincible- you are not. You are a human being. Make healthy sensible choices to grow your mind, to grow your Spirit, to feed your body.

What is so difficult about making healthy choices in nutrition? It is not rocket science although many people think it is. If it grows from the ground or comes from a tree.. it is whole food! Healthy and natural. I eat animal meats sometimes too, but the vast majority of my nutrition comes from vegetables, fruits and good fats – like coconut oil. (This link to Dr Mercola is brilliant. If you have not heard of him, plug in and follow via youtube. Awesome stuff)

I am busy working on my health as we speak. This is a hard article for me to write as I am not as healthy as I have been recently.(Not due to eating burgers you can be sure of that!) Again, we are all human. We all make mistakes, and I have recently. The message is to learn from your mistakes, know where you went wrong, correct the mistake and start again where you are in life. A healthy attitude will get you through the toughest times. A healthy attitude can  get you through the doom and gloom we feel sometimes. A healthy attitude will keep you focused on what CAN be done as opposed to focusing on the circumstance you find yourself in. You got yourself there, so now get yourself out of it with healthy choices and a healthy attitude.  DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Do not wallow in your poor choices or blame other people for it.

HOPE will keep you alive. HOPE will keep you positive. HOPE will pull you through hell when you find yourself there. If you find yourself in hell DO NOT stop there.. hold on to HOPE and BELIEVE you are strong. Believe you are designed in the image and likeness of God. Believe you have made it through. HOPE breaths LIFE. Hope BREEDS life. Hope BREEDS HEALTH. Suck it up and keep walking!!!

YOU are an over comer. YOU are a success. YOU CAN do all things.. through Christ as He strengthens YOU. It IS written. It IS fact. IF you believe it.

Hope breeds health and health breeds healing.. Healing of your body yes, and also healing of your mind, healing of your Spirit and healing of your heart. Heal the wounds in your life, do not feed them. Heal them and let them go. Your body, your mind and your Spirit are far stronger than you give them credit for. Let the wounds go;  you may find there are not even scars left in their place. Not if you truely let the wounds go. Heal completely. Heal forever.

Hope – Health – Heal

XX Vashte XX


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Stop Emotional Eating and Overeating

by Vashte on December 12, 2012

Most people learn emotional eating from a very young age. They see their parents over eating to compensate for negative as well as positive events and the spiral begins. A habit is formed whereby food is used to sooth stressful feelings, alleviate boredom, reward and comfort ourselves, boost the spirits as well as in celebration with others- to name just a few scenarios.

We are not dogs so I wonder why we reward ourselves like them, with food?!

Emotional eating and overeating will not satisfy an insatiable appetite. How is it that some people believe it can?  The question to ask ourselves is.. what is actually triggering this emotion? What emotion am I really allowing myself to experience? Am I really hungry?

Emotional eating is used in a variety of settings, certainly not confined to the following but some classic examples can be:

  • soothe feelings of stress,
  • depression,
  • loneliness,
  • frustration or
  • boredom, anger, hate, loss of control and so much more….

Overeating to supposedly make yourself feel better is completely illogical when you look from the outside in. We have somehow tricked ourselves into believing that the artificially laden, sugar filled produce made by man, overflowing with toxins comprised of zero nutritional benefit will actually make us feel better!! We KNOW, hands down, that after we eat this stuff we feel sick, tired, confused, lethargic, bloated and generally unwell. The feelings that sparked this event in the first place are still there, accentuated now with guilt and even more feelings of low self worth – a nasty negative spiral to engage in.

Where does this stem from today even more so than through learned behaviour via parents? Try analysing TV. How many people watch TV on a daily basis? Most. How many use TV as a babysitter for their children on a daily basis? Most.  Do they realise they are welcoming subliminal teachings through ads, themes of shows, language and poor grammar?  Branding, repeat advertising, repeat images- all help create what is acceptable and what is unacceptable  in many people’s lives’.. because WE let it.

Step out of the matrix and unplug yourself from the system before it is too late. You ARE in control of your life. Even if you think life is spiraling out of control take one step towards taking back the reins. That one step could be, and often is, by choosing to control your eating. It may seem an insignificant step to others, but it can be the catalyst for many other positive aspects in your life.

Stop Emotional Eating – Don’t Use Foods to Soothe Moods

Overeating high-fat, high-calorie, sweet, salty and unhealthy food won’t fill that void inside. Figure out what is triggering the given emotion, recognise what emotion/s you are experiencing, and then do something else to replace that behaviour of going to the kitchen/fast food drive through/ corner store- wherever your usual ‘feeding’ place is. Avoid it like the plague. If you avoid the temptation it will be easier for you to replace it with something positive. Don’t keep your ‘binge’ food in the house, don’t even look at the shop/takeaway as you drive past. Keep your eyes focused on what you can eat and train your brain to fall in love with healthy options by speaking the words. If you speak the words, your brain must fall into line eventually. Life and death is in the power of the tongue so speak your future reality as if it was already here, today, right now.

This time of the year can be a stressful one for some. There seem to be so many ‘requirements’ on families to come up with ‘presents’; relationships can become strained for so many reasons. The end of the year is nearly here and we all look forward to closing another year out, and starting fresh for the new year coming.

This time of the year is designed around love. Focus in on that. You don’t have to buy all the presents, you don’t have to buy all the chocolate, you don’t have to go overboard with food. If you remember to smile at your loved ones, give them a hug first thing in the morning, tell them you love them and mean it.. have some fun together… those things will all take the focus off you and on to other people.. you will totally forget about the overeating and emotional eating thing.

Over eating and emotional eating is a form of self abuse and self harm. By not honouring our bodies, which we rent, we reduce our capacity to live life abundantly. We reduce life expectancy as well as quality. Too many people walk around with one foot in the grave already. Why not make each day count and enjoy every moment we are blessed to walk this earth?

Learning how to stop overeating and control emotional eating can support healthy permanent weight loss and give you control and power over your actions in so many aspects of life. It is empowering. Through you making the change- you will encourage others by your actions as opposed to so many people who just talk. You WALK the WALK.

Start NOW. You are a human being, not a dog. Don’t treat yourself as a dog!

(steps on my suggestions for HOW to stop emotional eating will follow this post)

xx Vashte xx

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