Question of the Day: Can I Lose Weight Without Dieting?

Healthy Eating Pattern 101 You’ve likely heard it a million times: the only sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off is through lifestyle change. It’s true. And it’s slow compared to extreme calorie or food group restrictions, timed-eating restrictions, fasting, and extreme, repetitive sweat sessions. It’s also not very flashy. Invariably, though, theContinue reading “Question of the Day: Can I Lose Weight Without Dieting?”

Question of the Day: Help! How Do I Get Myself Off the Couch?

How to Get More Active NOW! You want to “get active,” but work, kids, lack of motivation, partners, Netflix, stress, boredom, anxiety, anger, frustration, insecurity, late-stage capitalism, are all actively inviting you to give your attention to them. How do you break free of “all that” and peel yourself off the couch? Has the phraseContinue reading “Question of the Day: Help! How Do I Get Myself Off the Couch?”

Question of the Day: How Do I Deal With Obstacles and Lapses?

3 Tips to Getting Back Up Again You’ve embarked on a new fitness plan, a healthy eating pattern, a smoking cessation program–or maybe you’ve been absolutely spiffy at it for months–and then the inevitable happens. You stumble. You miss a session. You give in to temptation. Maybe you think: “No problem, I’ll get to itContinue reading “Question of the Day: How Do I Deal With Obstacles and Lapses?”

Question of the Day: What’s Your “Why?”

The Gas in Your Behavior Change Motivation Tank If you’re embarking on any kind of personal, behavioral change, you’ll be in a much better position to succeed if you know why you want to make that change on a deep level. Goals are absolutely important–particularly if you’ve taken the time to develop SMART goals (specific,Continue reading “Question of the Day: What’s Your “Why?””

Question of the Day: Can I Be Body Positive AND Try to Lose Weight?

I’ve noticed that people often have a difficult time holding two different thoughts as true at the same time, such as the dialectical premise that you can practice “radical acceptance” of a past trauma AND wish to move on from it, or “radically accept” that you live with chronic pain AND that life is worthContinue reading “Question of the Day: Can I Be Body Positive AND Try to Lose Weight?”

Question of the Day: When is Meditation Self-soothing, and When is it “Deep?”

Or, Is there a Right Way to Meditate? This is today’s question to spur reflection and provide a moment for you to get present with yourself. I will follow it with an example from my own life or an experience shared with me. You may want to contemplate the question or journal on it beforeContinue reading “Question of the Day: When is Meditation Self-soothing, and When is it “Deep?””

Question of the Day: What Gives You Joy?

How to cultivate more joyful moments in your day As stated yesterday, I’m planning to provide a daily thought to spur reflection and provide a moment for you, dear reader, to get present with yourself. I will follow it with an example from my own life or an experience shared with me. You may wantContinue reading “Question of the Day: What Gives You Joy?”

Question of the Day: How Does Taking a Break Help You Succeed?

Or, are you allowing enough space between your “being” and your “doing?” I’m planning to provide a daily thought to spur reflection and provide a moment for you, dear reader, to get present with yourself. I will follow it with an example from my own life or an experience shared with me. You may wantContinue reading “Question of the Day: How Does Taking a Break Help You Succeed?”