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!

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“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!

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“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)

42 Claire Cavanah – Founding Mama of The Masturbation Movement

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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)

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41 Psalm Isadora – Your Sexuality is Your Power

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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!

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“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)

40 Kim Anami – Getting Your Vagina and Your Life in Shape

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

We know there is a connection between our emotional needs and our physical needs. But how can fulfilling one help fulfil the other?

Continuing with the 20th anniversary of National Masturbation Month, this week I’m talking with Kim Anami, holistic sex and relationship expert. Kim is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the link between your sexuality and your everyday wellbeing.

Oh, and did I mention she’s also a vaginal weightlifter? Yes, this woman knows all about the vagina, and how strengthening it can not only be good for your sexual life, but also for your outer life.

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 friends, let’s jump in to learning all about the vagina and its amazing abilities to heal us inside and out!

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“How you show up in bed is usually how you show up in life.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What is a holistic sex expert?
  • How signs from your sex life can illuminate your personal self
  • The connection between food and your inner wisdom
  • How sex is a personal growth tool
  • How not caring what others think is good for you
  • Why symptoms may be caused by issues in your sexual relationship
  • What self actualization in your sexual life can do for your outer life
  • How sex is a part of everyday life
  • Why your body is the best teacher
  • How to examine how we’re conditioned
  • Why the urge to medicate is our body telling us what it needs
  • What is the core inner need?

“Our culture has this bipolar relationship with sex: it’s everywhere, and yet you aren’t really allowed to have it and enjoy it.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Why the relationship and sex are intertwined
  • The importance of openness and surrender in the sexual experience
  • What is the power of vulnerability
  • Who is the well-f**ked-woman?
  • Why self pleasure is good for you
  • What is stopping women from being comfortable with their sexuality
  • How to find a happy medium between being sexually voracious and confident
  • How stress can affect the body and weight
  • The importance of reclaiming your body
  • Why it’s important to have a strong vagina
  • The truth about kegels
  • What is vaginal kung fu?

“Our sexual energy is our genetic blueprint.”  (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

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“The more open and vulnerable we are, the more open we are to being penetrated – not just by our partner, but by life in general.”  (Click to Tweet)

39 Alisa Vitti – The Many Health Benefits of Self Pleasure

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

We know that masturbation feels good, but is it good for you?

Good news – the answer is, “Oh Yeah!”

As we continue celebrating the 20th anniversary of National Masturbation Month, I want to talk about the health benefits of masturbation. To learn more, I’m bringing in expert Alisa Vitti.

Alisa is a holistic health counselor and founder of the Flo Living Center in Manhattan. She also wrote a fantastic book called Woman Code to help all of us learn about how to heal our own bodies with food and lifestyle changes.

In this week’s interview, Alisa and I talk all about how masturbation is good for you not only emotionally, but also physiologically.

So my clan of the crave bears, let’s get back in touch with our sexuality and use it as a healing tool!

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“You as the patient have to always be advocating for yourself, because no one knows your body better than you.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Changing paths from medical school
  • The symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Why western medicine can’t always treat women’s issues
  • How to live in your hormonal flow
  • How to prepare for your next hormonal phase
  • Why you shouldn’t have PMS
  • What is the paradox of the pill?
  • The difference between sexual desire and response
  • How the birth control pill disrupts your testosterone cycle
  • Causes of low libido
  • How your lifestyle can strain the adrenals

“You’re supposed to feel great all the time. You shouldn’t have PMS at all.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Which micronutrients can help produce hormones
  • The benefits of masturbation or self-pleasuring
  • Why it’s important to use your hand when masturbating
  • What is the refractory period?
  • How is orgasming hormonally beneficial?
  • The health benefits of the orgasmic plateau
  • Why the best parts of the sexual response happen before you climax
  • How pornography has given us false ideas about sex
  • How to build confidence sexually and help your relationship
  • Why you should develop a relationship with your own sexual sensation
  • How masturbation helps women trying to get pregnant

“The most beneficial parts of our sexual response happen before we climax.”  (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

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“The best technique to use is your hand!”  (Click to Tweet)

38 Carol Queen – An Exploration into Masturbation, Food & Our Sexual Desires

Carol Queen on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Would you like to talk more about your sexual desires?

The truth is, you’re not alone.

Did you know history has revealed that women were administered to masturbate by a doctor to relax and balance their hormones?

Yes… It’s true!

This subject still makes me a little nervous, but today I’m going to dive straight into it. This month we’re here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Masturbation Month!

Dr Carol Queen is my first guest to start the celebration this month. Carol has a PHD in sexology, she is an activist, public speaker, sex educator, co-creator of National/International Masturbation Month, award winning author and collaborator for Good Vibrations.

In this episode we talk about all the benefits of masturbation. How it balances your hormones, helps with junk food cravings, relaxes your body, plus much, much more!

So ladies and gents, it’s time to stop consuming food as safe sex and it’s time to start practising masturbation…. where there’s NO MORE SHAME!!

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

“National Masturbation Month is an open source holiday.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • International Masturbation Month
  • What is Sexology
  • Why the confusion around sex education
  • The history on masturbation
  • How Carol began this journey
  • The value in non-conforming
  • Becoming a feminist as a young girl
  • Why are we bullied and shamed for what our body’s look like?
  • How to become a sexologist
  • What is a sex positive feminist

“Women as surveyed only orgasm 30% of the time, regularly or ever during intercourse.” (Click to Tweet)

  • The impact feminist fights (Sex Wars) had in the 1980s
  • The controversy behind feminism
  • Why Joycelyn Elders was fired by Bill Clinton
  • What is Good Vibrations
  • Say What!?… It’s a Masturbate-a-thon
  • What are the benefits of masturbation for women’s health
  • Why do women try to be somebody else for somebody else
  • The important questions women should ask themselves

 “Women are educated and encouraged to think about pleasing people in their lives in various context. Certainly erotically with somebody that they are into.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

 Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | GoodVibrations | CarolQueen

“Masturbation is more likely to lead to orgasm.” (Click to Tweet)

37 Candida – Demystifying Bacterial Imbalance

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Would you like a boost in energy?

Are you looking to relieve your digestive symptoms or headaches?

The good news is you’re not the only one!

Bacterial imbalance is frequent amongst both men and women, and it’s also commonly found in people with an underlying serious illness.

You may of heard of it before. I’m talking about the mysterious overgrowth, known as Candida.

In this episode you’ll learn what Candida actually is, where it comes from, what it means and how to get rid of it. I also share with you the benefits of a Candida cleanse diet. Yay!

So my clan of the crave bears, it’s time to re-balance our bodies by treating it well and getting clear on the key principle – A delicious healthy diet.

Join me now to get that Candida in Check!

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“The major cause of candida overgrowth is antibiotic over use.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What is Candida
  • Where does Candida come from
  • What are the symptoms of Candida
  • The different types of Candida
  • How this affects men, women and people with an underlying illness
  • What are the causes of Candida overgrowth
  • The value in taking Probiotics
  • Antibiotics = Antilife + Killing off bacteria (FYI – The Good and Bad)
  • How sugar feeds Candida and affects our PH balance
  • DO NOT TAKE ANTIBIOTICSOnly when they are extremely necessary!

“Candida rarely occur in people with robust immune systems who eat a really healthy diet and low in sugar and yeast.” (Click to Tweet)

  • How diet is the number 1 key to avoid Candida
  • What foods to avoid to regain balance
  • The benefits of doing a Candida cleanse diet
  • Fibre + Good Bacteria = Fuel
  • Tips to stay candida free.. Hint: Replace your toothbrush every 30days
  • White cotton vs Synthetic underwear
  • Why we should avoid synthetic household cleaners
  • How our bacterial imbalance is one of the root causes of cravings

“Oils are important in healing and preventing fungus from destroying cells.” (Click to Tweet)

Supplements Mentioned:

    1. Probiotic (Take a huge variety with many different strains)
    2. Caprylic Acid
    3. Essential Fatty Acids
    4. Blackcurrent Seed Oil
    5. Flaxseed Oil
    6. Evening Primrose Oil
    7. Garlic
    8. Quercetin
    9. Vitamin C
    10. Grapefruit Seed Extract
    11. Olive Leaf Extract
    12. Oil of Oregano (Take capsules)

“The big key is your diet and the fuel that you put in your body.” (Click to Tweet)

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“One of the root causes of our cravings is our bacterial imbalance.” (Click to Tweet)

36 Cravings Q & A – How to Listen To Your Body & Give it What it Needs

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra JamiesonYes…. Spring is finally here!

Do you love this time of the year? Do you love gardening?

Well I love both and I’m so excited about planting, growing and cooking my own food.

Today I answer the questions many of you have been asking. How do we control our PMS cravings. Why we crave what we crave, and what you can do for your body to feel balanced during this stress induced time of the month.

We dive into salty cravings and the top 5 most common nutrient deficiencies. I also share with you lots of delicious food recommendations.

I’m equally excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

So do yourself a favor, listen to this episode then get outside and check out what’s growing. It’s time to create beautiful food for a healthy body.

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

“Your brain is the number one consumer of glucose in the body.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What can I do about PMS cravings
  • How do hormones work
  • What are the effects of birth control pills?
  • The correlation between will power and blood sugar
  • The importance of focusing on clean and lean proteins
  • How to deal with stress

“Focus on clean and lean proteins.” (Click to Tweet)

  • How to get a balance of protein, fats and sugars
  • Why you should eat the best quality dark chocolate
  • How to replace sugar…. Hint: With pleasure!
  • Concerned about your health? Then go and have a check up!
  • How to support the people you love

“Make sure you’re doing things in your life that bring you pleasure and joy.” (Click to Tweet)

The 5 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies & What You Can Do about Them:

    1. Iodine – The crucial ingredient in thyroid hormone
      • What to eat more of: Fish, shellfish, seafood, crustaceans, seaweed, sea vegetables, kelp, kombu, pasteurised egg yolks, nascent iodine supplement
    2. Selenium – Another important thyroid ingredient
      • What to eat more of: Brazil nuts, wild salmon, shiitake mushrooms, lamb, turkey, shrimp, cod, halibut, egg yolks
    3. Magnesium – Highly rampant through depletion in soil and modern water
      • What to eat more of: Dark chocolate, leafy greens, swiss chard, spinach, bok choy, kale, seeds, nuts, halibut mineral water, natural calm supplement
    4. Vitamin K2 – We need to eat more K2 foods
      • What to eat more of: Egg yolks, grass fed butter, fish eggs, fermented soy beans, miso soup, K2 supplement
    5. Vitamin B12 – Very common and it’s extra tough to get on a vegetarian or vegan diet
      • What to eat more of: Mostly animal foods – Liver, sardines, salmon, a really absorbable B12 supplement

“Cravings are your bodies way of telling you it needs something.” (Click to Tweet)

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“Your salty cravings might be for particular minerals.” (Click to Tweet)

35 Overcoming Family Trauma with Mariel Hemingway

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Do you know a young person who has experienced trauma in their life?

Do they need support?

Mariel Hemingway was born just months after her celebrated novelist grandfather Ernest Hemingway, tragically took his own life.

He left Mariel with not only a famous name, but also a family culture of addiction and mental illness. This podcast is about how Mariel overcame that legacy.

Mariel is an actress, model, documentary film maker and public speaker. She is now the author of Out Came The Sun and Invisible Girl.

I’m also excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

I hope you enjoy this episode of The Crave Cast as much as I did. Now please welcome my next guest, Mariel Hemingway.

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

“Nature is always there. It’s so embracive and I feel that.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The benefits of nature as a healing tool
  • How to deal with overwhelm
  • Ways to help build strong, connected relationships
  • Are you the peacemaker?
  • How to be caretaker for family members with cancer
  • How to overcome trauma

“We make choices based on our lack of knowledge of other choices & things in ourselves that are unresolved.” (Click to Tweet)

  • Why we must be honest with our children about addiction
  • How to deal with control (OCD)
  • The benefits of setting boundaries
  • What is brain wave optimization?
  • How to have a balanced life
  • Why young people need to understand their not alone

“Life is all about re-inventing and re-understanding.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

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“We misinterpret the world that we live in because we don’t have any life experience.” (Click to Tweet)

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