Summer Soup + Salvation

avocado zucchini soup

avocado zucchini soup

Here’s what I love about nature and life:

We really do have access to what we need when we need it. And Life really is out to help us.

Case in point: summer cooling foods.

In the hot summer months, nature grows foods like cucumber, zucchini, and watermelon which are naturally cooling.

In the cold of winter, seasonal veggies include warming pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and other root vegetables.

Usually, what we’re looking for is right in front of us, and Life (AKA God/Universe) has our back.

I’m a big believer in pronoia. Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia. It’s the belief that the Universe is out to help you, and that life is fundamentally loving and friendly.

So rather than worry, rail and complain against the summer heat, limiting beliefs, economic fears, political upheavals, and an endless stream of Kardashian-inspired pop culture crap, I choose to look at what is going well and what resources are immediately available to me.

So healthy foods that help you feel the way you want to feel are a lot like life choices – the small choices have the big, long-term impact:

  • I’d rather watch inspiring movies like Advanced Style and Happy than shame-inducing reality TV…
  • I’d rather eat a sweet, cooling snack like sliced jicama than get an iced Frapa-crappa-cccino.
  • I spend my time with friends who lift me up rather than drag me down or degrade me.
  • I can give myself the pleasure and play my body craves, rather than try to shop/buy my way to joy.
  • And this summer, I’ll eat the cooling, seasonal foods that are easy to prepare, taste good, and help me feel great.

It’s a good recipe for life, and a good recipe for soup.

Avocado Zucchini Soup:

1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium) roughly chopped

1 avocado, peeled and pitted

1 cup peeled and chopped cucumber

1/2 small yellow onion

1 cup unsweetened almond milk or organic buttermilk

1/2 cup packed basil leaves

1 clove garlic, peeled

1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Combine all in a blender and blend until smooth!

Top with optional drizzle of olive oil, basil leaves, or edible flowers like nasturtiums.

44 Twenty Questions to Reframe Your Negative Thinking

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Do you have negative thoughts plaguing you and your health?

Do you have emotional obstacles that keep you from your highest goals and continue to send you into a downward spiral?

Well… Never fear, The Crave Cast is here!

Today I share with you a series of questions I recently used with a client who was dealing with this situation. I teach you how to get unstuck from negative thought loops and how to stay on track with your healthy eating.

Also, I’m excited to share today’s sponsor Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audio books and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audio book of your choice here.

Now let’s get out of our negative thinking and get back into action!

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or TuneIn

“Look for your strengths, stop focusing on all your weaknesses.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  1. What’s the evidence: Are you confusing fact with a story?
  2. Am I jumping to conclusions: Are you basing things on poor evidence?
  3. What are the alternate possibilities: Remember there’s more way than one!
  4. What’s the effects in my body of thinking this way: Who are you being?
  5. What are the good and bad things about thinking this way: Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?
  6. Am I asking questions to which there are no answers: Skip the questions that have no answers
  7. What thinking errors am I making: Am I applying black and white thinking to myself?
  8. Am I using an ultimatum or extreme words: Cut out the exaggeration
  9. Am I condemning myself on the basis of a single event: It’s not fair to judge yourself
  10. Am I concentrating on my weaknesses and forgetting about my strengths: Keep a balanced view of yourself!
  11. Are you blaming yourself for something that is not your fault: Start controlling your eating to support a good mood
  12. Am I taking things personal that have nothing to do with me: Is it directed at you or is this indicative to someone else’s personality?
  13. Am I expecting myself to be perfect: Learn from your mistakes
  14. Am I using a double standard: Be kind to others and help them find a solution
  15. Do I only pay attention to the negative: Remember the good things!
  16. Am I catastrophizing: Overestimating the chances of disaster does not serve you
  17. Am I exaggerating the importance of these events: Will I remember this next week?
  18. Am I stressed out about the way things should be instead of excepting and dealing with them as they are: What good can you focus on to make things/yourself feel better
  19. Am I assuming I can do nothing to change my situation: Be brave, try something different and work out some attainable step by step solutions
  20. Am I predicting the future instead of trying: Change is not impossible and remember that practise makes perfect

“It is better to focus on what you have done, not what you have failed at.” (Click to Tweet)

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43 How to Overcome Self Sabotaging Habits For a Happy, Healthy Body

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Do you keep making health goals that you just can’t seem to keep? Do you have desires that you, or someone else in your life keep sabotaging?

Well today’s episode is all about self sabotage and getting clear on what’s really going on in our mind, body and soul. We explore why we do what we do and continue to self sabotage our diet, weight loss and exercise.

This is my first coaching podcast with a member of my past Rapid, Refresh & Reboot program.  I talk with Toni about what’s going on in her life, where the sabotage was coming from and how she can feel good in her body.

I’ve also created a special 9 page report on how to get clear on your fears and the sabotage in your life. Get your free copy of my Playbook here.

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

So my clan of the brave bears, it’s time to get clear about your fear and just do it anyway. Bring on the change and get comfortable, being uncomfortable!

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or TuneIn

“I’d finally have peace with myself… This freedom of movement.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Where does self sabotage come from
  • What are the emotions we deal with around sabotage
  • Why we let fear destroy our desires
  • How to understand the Saboteur
  • The 2 different kinds of sabotage
  • The struggle between fear and success
  • Why we desire acceptance
  • The good and bad reasons to getting what you want
  • The importance of feeling congruent and aligned on the inside and outside
  • What we think and feel about ourselves changes how others interact with us
  • How to develop resilience and shift your mindset

“It’s about feeling good in your own skin.” (Click to Tweet)

  • What are mirror neurones?
  • Why to develop an awareness practise
  • How our emotions show up on our waistline…. just like chocolate cake!
  • What is a functional strategy?
  • The value in letting go of the story…. Hint: You’ll still be safe!
  • How to embrace possibilities and the feeling of being safe in the world
  • Tools to make conscious, positive choices
  • Why it’s so difficult to acknowledge and savour the good
  • How the psychological impact of long term unemployment effected Toni
  • The hard fact: Be stressed OR digest and loose weight
  • How to tackle stress reduction = a relaxation routine
  • The benefits of planning and keeping an appointment with ourselves

“Even if I know it and don’t have to go show it, I know I feel good, sexy and feminine about myself.” (Click to Tweet)

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“I’m a person and I want to be accepted and loved whether I’m skinny or huge.” (Click to Tweet)

Are you ready to ACTUALLY change your life? 3 Key Psychological Insights

Are you ready to
The topic of “change” has been coming up in a lot of conversations
lately – with clients, with my 8.5 year old son, with my fiancé…
(OMG – did I tell you all yet?! He asked! I said Yes! More on that later…)
Are you ready to
We want change, yet we crave security.
We want newness, and we want certainty.
We want juicy fun in our relationships, yet we’re afraid to step out and truly be seen.
We want to look and feel better in our bodies, yet we don’t have the required motivation.
We want to love ourselves, yet we beat ourselves up for every tiny misstep…
Confidence…
Healthy body image…
Motivation…
Authenticity…
Getting off sugar and healing your gut…
…we want these, yet they feel far out of reach.
To get any of these requires us to change in some way…
And change is, at it’s core, terrifying.
 
Change scares us, because we are terrified of failing, 
and being judged or exiled by the people around us.
 
When you begin living and acting in a new way, you face the rejection
or alienation from the friends, family, and colleagues who shared your old ideas.
Yet we struggle, because we know we need to change what we’re doing,
how we are eating, living, and talking to ourselves in our thoughts…
You know you need/want to change in order to finally feel really good and free in your body.
But choosing WHAT to change, and how to go about it, feels overwhelming
in the face of failure and public shaming.
 
I believe we can learn new things and new behaviors,
no matter our age,
no matter our circumstances,
no matter our history,
new ways of eating and thinking and feeling about
ourselves and food…but why don’t we?
 

1. To learn a new behavior or skill requires a bit of struggle + willingness to fail. 

I didn’t speak Spanish growing up, and I had to be willing to make mistakes by speaking badly in front of my college classmates in order to learn. I didn’t know how to dice an onion, and had to risk losing a finger and presenting misshaped food to my culinary school teachers, but I had to be willing to try and fail until I did it enough times to master the skill.
 
If you don’t know how to cook, yet you know you need to start taking control over
what you put in your body three times a day, it’s helpful to know that you’ll make some
mistakes.
 
If you don’t know how to change your mindset from “fixed” and negative to more “growth” oriented and positive, it’s helpful to know that you’ll still get stuck in negative thought loops until you’re more practiced at seeing your habits.
Joyfully knowing a new skill or way of thinking takes a “beginner’s mind” – just as a toddler learning to walk doesn’t cuss itself out for tumbling over, we need to have a safe, supportive, more experienced friend who can guide us to keep trying as we learn.
You’ll know that you’re learning something really new and challenging when it takes a long time and you’re constantly making mistakes and struggling…
And creating a new mindset in this current culture of food and body shame requires a lion’s heart and a lot of angels! 
 
But I believe you can do it, because I’ve seen hundreds of people do it before.
Which brings me too…

2. Find your guide and your tribe.

Learning all these new skills can be really discouraging on your own.
I know left to my own devices, I would have given up on Spanish or cooking, and I wouldn’t have advanced as far as I did with my teachers and friends.
When your enthusiasm and motivation falters,
you need someone you trust who will be there to help pull you up.
When you change your life, it often means you need to change your community,
which is a lot harder than not eating sugar for a couple of weeks.
The best guides, angels, and communities do a lot more than just demonstrate a new skill or technique:
They inspire hope by sharing their belief in you.
They point out the small successes and improvements you’ve made, which you forget about.
They support you no matter what you discover about yourself, and encourage your growth + change.
They sell you on your own competence and your own potential.
They teach you the positive psychology of growth and realistic optimism.
But it’s important to find your guides and angels.
They need to feel like a good fit, and you need to feel a real sense of connection.
To find your tribe of guides and angels, look for people who respect your growth, understand you, and believe in you…
those are the people who will inspire you to stick out the struggles.

3. Be willing to believe.

 
In order to actually, really, finally change anything (body, mind, spirit, life) you must be willing
to put down the old idea that you can’t change.
That’s why community and support from outside yourself is so all-fired important!
I needed coaching and  new relationships with the right people to:
– change my relationship with money + start saving money wisely
– change my relationship with my body + start loving myself, quirks and all
– change my relationship with things + let the clutter and retail therapy go
I actively sought out the coaches, mentors, classes, and guides that helped me
heal, grow, and change.
You can either wait for change to happen to you, or
you can actively seek the change you truly desire.
Real, lasting change depends on relationships.
Finding your “change agent” is like finding your perfect mate.
It’s hit-or-miss, and takes some time, hope, grit, and dedication.
And when you find that community, coach, or relationship, a world of change is possible.
We all need different first steps, different coaches, and different plans.
Yet even with our differences, we are all in the same boat:
Because we all desire to be our most authentic, healthiest, happiest possible selves.
That’s what I want for you, and that’s why I do what I do.
Because the future is shaped by those of us who believe we are capable of
change, growth, and discovering new ways of living.
In a few days I’ll be sharing a special offer with you to help you make lasting changes this summer.
So keep an eye on your inbox on Wednesday…

Now, I want to hear about what you’re inspired to change or transform this summer:

In the comments below, share with us your relationship with “change.”

What are you inspired to shift in your life?
What are your biggest heart’s desires that scare you?
Then we can all honor, witness, and support you as you step into that change this summer.
xo,
Alex

Body Love, Soul Food. {join Alex in LA Saturday, June 13th}

Life in this body hasn’t always been easy…

…sugar addiction

…scoliosis, pain, and 2-years in a back brace

…sexual shame and divorce

…vegan to non-vegan

Surviving the waves of our lives take a lot of strength and self- knowing.

From the age of 5 my mom taught me yoga, how to eat and cook seasonal organic foods, how to use massage and alternative medicine to care for my physical and emotional pain, which helped me avoid the pain killers and Prozac I was headed for.

 

The tools are there for all of us, if we just know how to find + use them.

Tools for healing our bodies…

tools for healing our relationship with food…

tools for healing our disconnected souls by coming into fun community with others…

there is so much to learn!

Come and join me, SoulScape Journeys, and a group of wellness warriors in LA for my first ever west coast Soul Food Session “play shop.”

soulscape journey

In this 4-hour group experience, you’ll:

– get clear about what your body is really asking for when cravings strike

– discover new foods to help balance your energy, mind and body

– live coaching to foster healing insights and new action plans

– finally know what kind of exercise is best for your unique body

– heal past wounds that are lurking in your physical self, and…

— fall in love with living in your body on a new level.

We’ll begin at 1pm at Indigo Lab LA, and I invite you to join us.

Get your tickets and information here: 

 

You’ll leave knowing so much more about what your body is telling you, so that you can make the best food and lifestyle choices…

You’ll feel safe and free of shame, able to connect with others on a deeper level…

You’ll be free to step into your strengths, with a new community of friends who have your back.

Join us for this live experience, June 13th, 1pm-5pm in L.A!

42 Claire Cavanah – Founding Mama of The Masturbation Movement

Claire Cavanah on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

We’ve talked a lot about masturbation in the last month, haven’t we my crave bears?

So now let’s learn a little more about the history of this momentous occasion. This week, I interviewed Claire Cavanah, co-founder of Babeland and Babeland.com. She was an integral part of the creation of National Masturbation Month, and has some great insights into what the landscape of sexuality and masturbation was like twenty years ago.

Her business is also a wealth of information! You can visit the website for plenty of educational blog posts, to find out about workshops, or you can head into a store in NYC or Seattle like I did with one of my clients.

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

I can’t wait for you to hear this fascinating interview with Claire Cavanah.

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher or TuneIn

“Everyone needs to come to it in their own time to find out what you want and who you are sexually.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How to open a sex store
  • How National Masturbation Month was founded
  • What is a masturbate-a-thon
  • What the sexual landscape was like twenty years ago
  • How the internet changed sexual education
  • Why sexual knowledge used to be on the fringes
  • Why queer people have to talk about sex more than straight people
  • How knowing yourself sexually can give you energy
  • The benefits of masturbation include better circulation, better sleep, relief from menstrual cramps, stress reduction

“There’s no roadmap for queer sex that’s available.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How to talk to your kids about sex and masturbation
  • Why masturbation is a foundation for better sex with your partner
  • How to talk to your partner about masturbation
  • How most relationships have a high desire person and a low desire person
  • Why you should support your partner’s masturbation
  • How masturbation helps your self esteem
  • How fantasy and porn can be the fuel for the fire
  • The importance of testosterone and your body rhythm
  • What’s different about the Babeland website

“Masturbation has lots of physical benefits, but it also opens you up to a happier and more fulfilled life.”  (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

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“Sex is always happening, so it’s always age appropriate to talk about.”  (Click to Tweet)

Cauliflower Rice Recipe: Inspiration In The Kitchen

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I haven’t posted a new recipe in a while…

And I’ve felt a bit guilty about it.

I have been sharing a lot of new mindset tools from positive psychology that have made a big difference in my own healing journey, as well as my clients.

But at home, for myself and my family, I’ve been making simple foods, using high-quality ingredients, and keeping things pretty easy.

I just haven’t been focused on new recipes for a while…

It wasn’t that I’d lost my love for cooking, I just didn’t feel like a new greens recipe was as important as sharing these new tools I found so inspirational.

And it felt strange for a while, and I was plagued with doubts:

  • I’m a professionally trained healthy cook – why am I not excited about new recipes?
  • I know people want new recipes to inspire healthier eating – why can’t I just keep creating them?
  • Aren’t there already thousands of recipes online to choose from? Can I really add anything new?
  • Am I going to confuse my readers if I post mindset tools and then put up a recipe every once in a while?

So I didn’t create anything new for months. Until now, as I got really excited by this delicious new way of making cauliflower, quickly, with a few ingredients.

My programs and clients all still get recipe and menu planning help, when that’s what they need.

But I see more and more that having new recipes isn’t enough to help you make the lasting changes you want in your body and life.

I want to help you think about food and your body in a new way, using proven strategies that help you feel peaceful, strong, joyful, and whole. That’s the power of positive psychology and my mindset makeover tools, like those I teach in the Vitality Mentorship.

But I also love to eat, and I know you do too. I still cook every day, even if it’s whipping up a green + protein smoothie, tea, and a salad.

Well, I’ll be sharing new recipes when the inspiration strikes, rather than forcing myself to be a recipe hub.

Because as you probably know, forcing yourself to do things that you don’t feel totally juicy and excited about is a recipe for self-sabotage, frustration, and a loss of passion.

And I’ll continue to share nutrition + food tips because I know that our cravings and food habits stem from 4 roots causes: bacterial, nutritional, emotional, and physical.

So today, I’ve got a brand new way to whip up a family-pleasing cauliflower dish, filled with nutrition, that cooks up quicker than quinoa:

Cauliflower Rice Recipe:

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This recipe provides a delicate sweetness of cooked cauliflower, onion, and red bell pepper, which is my strategy to help with nighttime sugar cravings. Adding sweet foods at dinner satisfies my sweet tooth. I also like the high fiber content, which your body uses to get rid of excess estrogen.

1. Start with 1 head of organic cauliflower, washed and patted dry. Cut out the core and chop into large chunks.

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2. Place the chunks into a food processor fitted with an S-blade, and pulse 20-25 times, until cut into tiny pieces, but not mushy. You can also shred on a box grater.

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3. Set a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil. Dice 1/2 a yellow onion and red bell pepper, and saute with 1 teaspoon of salt until the onions begin to brown.

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4. Scoop the shredded cauliflower into the pan, and stir well. Cook for 5 minutes, adding another 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir well, and cover, turning heat to low, and cook for 5 minutes more.

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5. Turn off the heat and allow to steam for 2 minutes before serving hot.

Share with your loved ones, and save the rest for leftovers – reheating is a snap! Just add to a pan with 2-3 tablespoons of water, stir, cover, and heat over medium for 5 minutes or until heated through.

Enjoy!

xo,

Alex

 

P.S. Want a few cooking ideas like this, and help plotting your life’s transformation? Applications for the Vitality Mentorship program are open until June 10th:  

What You Need to Know Right Now About Loving Your Body

She was struggling…

with food,

with nutrition,

with body image issues,

with what steps to take next in her life…

After 7 years as an elementary school teacher, a breakup, and a major move across the country, Lyndsi felt lost.

  She's just getting started...

 A good friend told her about my work, and we had a Skype chat…

“It was really powerful…and I’d never worked with a coach before.”

She hadn’t tried this.

She’s tried almost everything else…

books, retreats, weight watchers, extreme diets, and more.

Then we started meeting on Skype for 4 months…

I coached her through the emotions of worthiness, confidence, confrontation, and career dreams.

WATCH LYNDSI’S STORY UNFOLD HERE:

NOW:

She’s not eating when she’s not hungry anymore.

She’s present, more peaceful in her thoughts, and more confident in her body.

She’s LOVING her body more!

And the super cool, exciting thing?

She’s taking major steps to create the future and career that she has dreamed of.

A center for women to heal their bodies and relationship with food.

Lyndsi is truly being the change she wishes to see in the world.

She’s taking major steps to create the future and career that she has dreamed of.

A center for women to heal their bodies and relationship with food. Lyndsi is truly being the change she wants to see in he world.

“I’ve had wonderful coaching and community to help me take those steps forward.”

For the first time, the vision of her life and career feel possible, exciting, and joyful. Lyndsi found the support, direction, and inspiration she needed to take her next step…

xo,

Alex

P.S. Applications for the Vitality Mentorship, a 4-month group and private coaching program with me, are open: have you looked at the program yet? Have you filled out your application? Why not? I am curious – just email me at alex@alexandrajamieson.com with any questions…or fill out your application here by June 6th so we can see if this is the right next step for you! 

41 Psalm Isadora – Your Sexuality is Your Power

Psalm Isadora - Featured Art -The Crave Cast

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

How do you figure out what feels good to you?

That’s what National Masturbation Month is all about, and that’s what I’m talking about with Psalm Isadora today. Psalm is a sex and relationship expert as well as a yoga instructor.

Today we’re talking about shaking the shame around our bodies, sexuality and taking the time to explore!

My sponsor today is Audible, and they are offering our listeners a free audiobook of your choice and a free 30-day trial membership. Click here and choose from over 180,000 audio programs – download a title free and start listening. It’s that easy. Go to audibletrial.com/cravecast and get started today.

Why Audible? Audible content includes more than 180,000 audio programs from the leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Again, go to Audible and get your first audiobook free and a 30-day trial membership. Yeah!

Now it’s time to go on an adventure with yourself, my clan of the crave bears. So, let’s go!

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher or TuneIn

“When did you have your first orgasm? And how did you feel about it?”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The importance of breaking down the taboo around sex
  • Where sexual shame comes from
  • Why you should masturbate more
  • Why it’s important to know how your body works
  • Why you should know how to connect with yourself sexually
  • What is a jade egg?
  • How building kegel muscles helps with urinary incontinence
  • The sexual benefits of strong kegels

“The shadow around sexuality means we can’t bring light to this subject.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • The effects of a healthy sexuality on your health
  • Why a strong vagina is good for your whole self
  • How sexual repression exists all over the world
  • How taking away women’s sexuality takes away their power
  • The power and energy of the womb
  • The importance of knowing how your vagina works
  • How teaching women about sex will lead them to more empowered choices

“Masturbation is like sex light: all the pleasure, none of the calories!”  (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

“The womb is like a nuclear power center that powers your whole life.”  (Click to Tweet)

9 ways to get out of your comfort food zone

9 ways to

We all have ideas of what we wish to become.

9 ways to

I was with my son, on our way to the park so he could try out his new skateboard. “Are you ready to go down the ramp?” I asked.
Wonder Boy looked up at me and said, “I don’t want to…I’m scared.”

I didn’t miss a beat, looked into his eyes, and replied,
“It’s ok to be scared, but it’s important to try it anyway.”

It’s a powerful message.
“Trying it anyway” is at the heart of a fully lived life.

It’s what I tell my clients when they know they need to ditch sugar and gluten.

It’s what I tell my clients when they need to have a big talk with their partner or boss…
or finally start dating.

It’s what I tell myself before taking on a new big idea for my work.
(podcast? a book about cravings? interviewing experts on masturbation??)

Without anyone else encouraging us to try new things,
we tend to dig ourselves deeper into our comfort zones.

Busy schedules, long-held habits, and old mindsets can lead us to shut off our hearts and minds and just coast on autopilot.

We keep using the same old comfort foods to help us handle stress, which keeps the extra weight on, and keeps our energy depressed.

A part of us knows that those old comfort foods will keep us in the stuck spot where we are, so that we won’t have to step into that uncertain next step.

We let the fear keep us from moving forward and just let life take us where it wants.

Our comfort food zone, hiding in the foods that exhaust us and make us feel heavy, keeps us from even trying to make the changes we dream about: dating, asking for the raise, changing careers, and more. Much more.

Is it too late to change?
That’s the great news; It’s never, ever too late to “try it anyway.”

But we get stuck in “fixed mindset.”

Positive Psychology shows us that we can have choose one of two mindsets: Fixed or Growth.

“Fixed” mindset is when you think you can’t change, you can’t learn anything new, you avoid challenges, when you see other people succeed it brings up jealousy, and you want to be told you’re smart.

I believe you can develop a growth mindset, and all it takes is knowing there is a new way to think, and to start watching your thoughts more closely!

Growth mindset says you can learn new things and change:

Growth mindset is open to asking for help, says “I don’t know how to do this…YET,” believes that you can learn something new, enjoys watching other people succeed, and wants to be acknowledged for working hard.

I try to show my kid when I’m trying something new, share any doubts, and share when I don’t reach the goal. I show him the process of what it means to try.
The wins and the losses.

Our culture is too danged focused on WINNING – that being 100% perfect, #1, and the BEST, is the only acceptable option.

B.S!

Moving out of your comfort zone requires us to break free from the past and old ways of perfection thinking, and push ourselves to do something we wouldn’t normally try.

But here’s the secret magic lurking just behind the fear:
often, the simple act of just trying something new can help you move out of your comfort zone.

Here are 9 simple ways to move out of your comfort zone:

9 ways
• take a cooking class
• take an art class
• volunteer for a local organization for 1 day
• take a new route to work
• say ‘Hi’ to someone new in your neighborhood or at work
• plan a trip to a new part of your city, or a place where people speak a difference language
• visit a new place of worship
• take a hike to a new park
• take the first step towards making one of your dreams a reality

Does it still feel too overwhelming? Here are some additional pointers:
• do some research on the first 2 steps needed to make one new thing happen – then act
• ask someone who has done the new thing you’re interested in about why they like it
• take a friend with you when you try a new activity or go some place new
• stop thinking of yourself as “fragile” – you are beautiful, but not a delicate flower
• call to mind a time when you did something new that was fun
• depend on yourself for your happiness, instead of others

And even if your attempt doesn’t work out the way you thought it might, it can still lead to growth and positive results. The most successful people on earth went through major failures before they became successful.

The more new things you try, the more you step out of your comfort zone, the less you’ll need  food to make you happy. The less depressed you’ll feel. The more energy you’ll have.
The more LIFE you’ll have!

What I am asking you to do is simple: do just one thing differently this week.

Your life is waiting for you, just outside your comfort food zone.

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