85 Journal Your Journey with Katie Dalebout

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Welcome my Clan of the Crave Bears! I know your life is incredibly busy, so it means so much that you are spending this time with me.

Today we are going to be talking about Katie Dalebout’s new book, Let It Out – A Journal Through Journaling. One of the things we have talked so much about is a gratitude practice. Having a gratitude practice is a strength and it allows you to open up your mind to hope, positive thoughts, and learning.

Although I believe in a gratitude practice and I even have a gratitude jar in my kitchen, I know that there can be a downside to gratitude. Negativity bias is something we will talk about and how it can actually benefit us in some ways, but it can also rule us. A gratitude practice can counteract your negativity bias.

Gratitude is not a panacea – it’s not a cure all. We don’t want to overdose on gratitude. Writing down 10 gratitudes a day might make you feel like you failed if you can’t come up with 10. There is no such thing as “more is better” in the gratitude department. So, set realistic goals for your gratitude.

You may not realize that you can also fail to recognize your own role in your success. Thanking everyone else, while downplaying your own contribution isn’t great for your self-esteem. So pick one day and time each week that you will journal your gratitude. Write down 3 things you are grateful for, AND write down YOUR contribution to that success. It isn’t luck, and it isn’t being in the right place at the right time. Recognize your own awesomeness!

Katie Dalebout is an author, coach and podcaster and she has a lot of insight into self-acceptance and journaling.  I’m so excited to have her on the show today. I had to reach out to her when my family was having some difficult times these last few weeks with Bob’s back surgery, and she gave me some journaling advice. I have to say that it has helped!

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“By journaling I can see things on a page and sort through the messages.” Katie Dalebout (Click to Tweet)

 

Show Notes:

  • How Katie began journaling
  • Journaling can help you sort out your own messages from societies messages
  • The self-awareness that Katie found through journaling
  • How journaling can help with your meditation practice
  • How you can heal your thoughts by facing your thoughts
  • How expressive writing can be useful to us

“When you ask a good question, your intuition will give a good answer.” Katie Dalebout (Click to Tweet)

  • Why we have so much resistance to facing our feelings
  • How you can write to the higher part of yourself, your intuition
  • Ways to learn from your journaling
  • Journaling helps the things you are ready to let go of
  • How to buy a journal – what kind, what brand, etc.
  •  can see emotion when you write our something on paper

“When you are honest with yourself, you can be honest with others.” Katie Dalebout (Click to Tweet)

  • You may only want to write pretty things in a pretty journal
  • A yellow legal pad will give you the ability to be as raw and real as you need to be
  • Should you keep your old journals?

“Journaling is a conversation with your higher self.” Alexandra Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Resources:

Katie’s Book – Let It Out: A Journal Through Journeying

Katie’s Website

 
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84 Fall in love with Cooking and Eat Clean with Amie Valpone

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! If you’ve been listening lately, you know that my sweet husband Bob has had an exploded disc in his back and he has been in excruciating pain the last several weeks. He’s been struggling with this and finally had surgery on Monday. The Doctor expects him to make a full recovery. I’ve learned how difficult the role of a caregiver is. Sometimes as ladies, we take on so much in the role of a caretaker and it takes a toll on us too. So, it’s important to remember that you need to keep your own self-care rituals intact.

I’ve made a decision that’s a pretty big deal to me. Based on an email I received from a member of my Facebook group, I have decided to offer a secret tool to help you achieve all your food goals. I am allowing 25 women to join the Cravings Cleanse and I will be your personal coach. I will be helping you with the tools you need to finish the program. You whole life can change when you cleanse your body and reduce inflammation. I will close registration after the next 25 women join. Go to www.cravingscleanse.com and get in before the registration closes. You will get clear, clean and energized.

Today’s guest is Amie Valpone and she has a new book called Eating Clean and she is also the founder of the TheHealthyApple.com. Amie has the story that a lot of us have. She’s had a lot of messes in her life and she has finally been able to turn the corner on her medical issues and live a happy and fulfilled life. It wasn’t easy, but she had to overhaul her entire relationship with food.

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If you have chronic illness, something is wrong in your body – Amie Valpone (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How Amie went through 500 doctors to diagnose her problems
  • What role resilience played in her recovery
  • Why taking OTC drugs regularly doesn’t solve your chronic health problems
  • Alex’s red flag warning story about chronic health issues

8 hours of sleep a night helps your body detox daily. Amie Valpone (Click to Tweet)

  • The role candida plays in chronic health issues
  • Making small changes in your diet can have a huge impact on inflammation
  • The changes Amie made in her diet that changed her health
  • Why Amie never fully understood the reason to “ clean” her diet and environment until she realized this
  • The difference between a detox and a cleanse
  • Whatever the terminology (detox or cleanse), make sure it is about whole food based and not about deprivation

The paradox of food – it’s so important but it’s not important! Alexandra Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

  • What’s a one ingredient whole food meals – avocado, apple
  • MTHFR – what it is and why it matters
  • What causes a handicap to detox
  • Why Amie was taking 100 supplements a day
  • Amie’s go-to healthy snack

Resources and Links Mentioned:

Amie’s Website: www.thehealthyapple.com

Amie’s Book: www.thehealthyapple.com/books/eating-clean/

The Cravings Cleanse – Starts soon!

 
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83 3 Trendy Health Foods That You THINK Are Healthy with Amanda Morgan

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast

Hello my Clan of the Crave Bears! Can you believe we are coming up on a year and a half in the podcast? Time has flown. To give you an update if you’ve been listening, my main squeeze Bob is having spinal surgery next week. He’s been having a hard time, so I’ll be glad for him to get back to feeling better. He’s been in pain for so long, and not knowing what is wrong, and it’s been a really hard time for all of us. Being a care taker is hard, and these hard times are when it’s easy to get out of the good habits you’ve created.

One of my toxic habits…….sugar, has been an indulgence for my emotional cravings lately. I’m going to be getting off sugar soon, and then I will eventually bring it back in healthy doses.


 

Check out my favorite Cravings Cleanse Spiced Rice Pudding:

  • 2 c. cooked rice
  • 2 c. unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1/4 c. organic raisins
  • 1 to 2 t. cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 t. cardamom
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 5 drops liquid Stevia extract

Cook in a pot over medium heat. Simmer then reduce to low for 5 minutes. Cover and let the liquids absorb into the rice. Once liquid is absorbed, dig in.


 

The Cravings Cleanse and Mindset Makeover starts April 28. Come join us. You get tons of simple recipes that are healthy, and 24×7 support, as well as group coaching. This is my favorite program, my flagship program, so please join me for this 8 week program! bit.ly/cravecast

Today’s guest, Amanda Morgan is a dear heart, and a rebellious nutritionist. She has the Food or Fiction Program, a 4 week group coaching program. She brings up controversial nutritional topics, which you know I love! You can connect with Amanda and her program at bit.ly/crave3trendyfoods

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“My body has a way of manifesting issues through my face!” – Amanda Morgan (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How she started as a junk food vegetarian
  • What caused her skin issues
  • What pissed her off about the mainstream food information
  • Why you should assess how you feel when you each certain foods
  • Why we need to learn to listen to our bodies

It’s important to have a moment each day where you check in with yourself.” – Amanda Morgan (Click to Tweet)

  • Fear of being isolated due to food choices can keep us from making the right choices
  • Ways to ask for special requests at restaurants
  • Ways to keep gluten and soy out of your diet in the real world
  • 3 trendy health foods that you think are healthy, but aren’t
  • The Live webinar on April 20th and how to register

“We let feelings of discomfort become the norm.” – Amanda Morgan (Click to Tweet)

Resources Mentioned:

Join Amanda’s FREE Food of Fiction Webinar 

Join the Cravings Cleanse starting April 20th

 
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82 Sugar Cravings + Thyroid Healing with Andrea Beaman

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hello my Clan of the Crave Bears! I’m so glad you decided to join me again today. I have a ton of stuff going on right now. My husband, Bob has had a rough week battling some crippling pain, and after a trip to the ER, a shot and then later a visit to the Dr., we found out that he has a bulging, ruptured disc in his back! So, we may be looking at some surgery soon. It’s just such a helpless feeling to not be able to do anything for him to make the pain better. It’s taxing to be a care taker, and I have to say I’m pretty beat! I sure will be glad when he’s feeling better.

April 14th we start another 8 weeks of the Cravings Cleanse! It’s my flagship program and it is incredible. Go to cravingscleanse.com and sign up to join us. I have been reminded that my stress these last few weeks can bring on cravings. Those late night cravings can really sabotage your health. A high protein shake in the morning can help stabilize your blood sugar and digestion throughout the day.

Thyroid health and adrenal fatigue are connected in the pursuit of overall health. Today’s guest is Andrea Beaman. She is an award winning chef and is a top rated professional in health and fitness. She’s here to share her formula for thyroid health and how to get rid of sugar cravings for good.

Andrea has the Nourishing Thyroid Health Program that can help heal your thyroid and regulate it for good. You can learn more about the program at bit.ly/cravethyroid.

Don’t forget about our Swag Bag Giveaway! Here is how you can enter in to win this $1000 swag bag:

  1. Go to iTunes put up a meaningful review about your thoughts about The Crave Cast, what you’ve learned, what you’ve loved, why people should tune in. or you can go to bit.ly/cravecast and leave a review.
  2. Once a month I will be picking one meaningful review, I’ll get in touch with you, will announce it here on the podcast and I will be sending you all of these incredible goodies. So be sure to enter the $1000 swag bag giveaway at bit.ly/cravecast!

 

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“Thyroid issues are an undiagnosed plague across America” – Alexandra Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What started Andrea’s thyroid disease
  • The symptoms she was having and what the Dr. prescribed
  • What she did that caused her to lose 25 pounds and reversed her thyroid symptoms
  • Why you should feel ok about getting a second opinion in a medical diagnosis
  • Common habits that damage your thyroid

“Trees are amazingly relaxing and good for you, so hug a tree today!” – Andrea Beaman (Click to Tweet)

  • Why computer and phone usage is hurting our thyroid
  • Why you should never use a bluetooth headset, but ear buds are a good idea
  • Why your cruciferous vegetables may be unsafe for your thyroid
  • Why farming without animal inputs is not possible in order to feed the planet
  • The benefits of eating soy, and how to do it the right way
  • Why soy is one of the “Toxic 6” foods
  • Why no diet plan should ignore the emotional aspects of eating and health

“The diet that heals you is not always the diet that sustains you.” – Alexandra Jamieson (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Nourishing Thyroid Health Program – bit.ly/cravethyroid

The Cravings Cleanse – Starts April 12!

 
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81 Embracing Your Gifts + Transforming Your Life with Carrie Ann Moss

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Welcome back to The Crave Cast! We have a very special interview with Hollywood actress, star of the big screen: Carrie Ann Moss! Carrie is not only an actress but she is also a yoga and meditation instructor. She has created annapurnaliving.com which is beautiful website and community she has created an online space where women, mothers, wives, artists, young women, elders can form a true women’s circle. She is really supportive of women embracing their gifts to transform our lives. She has an upcoming mother course which is at annapurnaliving/mother-ecourse. Please enjoy this homey interview with Carrie Ann Moss!

I want to announce our March Swag Bag winner! Our big winner is Lauren Kepler! Lauren left a great review of the show. Be sure to go onto iTunes and leave a review for a chance at next month’s swag bag!

So here is how you can enter in to win this $1000 swag bag:

  1. Go to iTunes put up a meaningful review about your thoughts about The Crave Cast, what you’ve learned, what you’ve loved, why people should tune in. or you can go to bit.ly/cravecast and leave a review.
  2. Once a month I will be picking one meaningful review, I’ll get in touch with you, will announce it here on the podcast and I will be sending you all of these incredible goodies. So be sure to enter the $1000 swag bag giveaway at bit.ly/cravecast!

The next installment of my 8-week flagship course: The Cravings Cleanse opens this week for registration. Join me and a growing group of awesome people who want to look good and feel good in and about their bodies. Go to cravingscleanse.com today! Check out the incredible bonuses.

 

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“I have to do yoga that works for me. If that means I have to pause it to be a Mom, so be it.” – Carrie Ann Moss (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

    • Let’s talk Trinity!
    • How did Carrie get into Yoga?
    • What’s the differences in yoga?
    • About “Mother”
    • More about annapurnaliving.com

“In a moment we can shift!” – Carrie Ann Moss (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Check out Carrie Ann’s website: www.annapurnaliving.com

Don’t forget: www.cravingscleanse.com – The next installment of my 8-week flagship course: The Cravings Cleanse opens this week for registration. Join me and a growing group of awesome people who want to look good and feel good in and about their bodies. Go to cravingscleanse.com today! Check out the incredible bonuses.

 
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