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!

 
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42 Claire Cavanah – Founding Mama of The Masturbation Movement

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:

 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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

 
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Cauliflower Rice Recipe: Inspiration In The Kitchen

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:  

 
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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! 

 
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41 Psalm Isadora – Your Sexuality is Your Power

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.

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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)

 
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