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Eat Like A Baby To Enhance Digestion

I was having a conversation with my best friend the other day about digestion and hunger cues and she mentioned how those were so evident in her newborn baby.He eats less at night, eats slowly, naturally stops when he’s full and gets annoyed when there are distractions while he eats. (I thought was especially funny to think about a baby swatting away a toy while attached to a bottle.) The thing is, we all did this once too. These cues were once very natural for us. But they were conditioned out of us as we got older and became more accustomed to this fast-paced world we live in where everything must be done at super-sonic speed, including mealtime. However, it’s not how our bodies were designed to optimally function. When we eat quickly we put ourselves into a state of stress, and a stress state actually shuts down the digestive system. This hinders the digestion process, which can lead to a whole host of issues, such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue and lagging energy. The best way to counteract this constant stress state is to enjoy your meals in a relaxed state by eating slowly. Savor your food without distraction (just like my friend’s baby). Get intimate with the taste, texture, aroma and visuals of the meal. This will not only increase your pleasure and satisfaction of the food, but also will enhance the digestive process. And just like a baby, slowing down and paying attention to your food will lead you to stop naturally when you’re full and decrease the likelihood of overeating. Did you know it takes the brain 20 minutes to catch up to the stomach? So what happens then if you eat an entire plateful of food in just 5 minutes? The answer is you probably end up eating more than your body needs because your brain didn’t have the chance to the register the food in your stomach. If you think you have issues with overeating or often find that your stomach is distended after your meals, get rid of distractions while eating. Becoming more fully present with your food will help you slow down and more readily read your body’s hunger and satisfaction cues. These are just a few tips that I hope can help you get more in tune with your digestive process. For more strategies, check out my FREE VIDEO where I share 3 bio-hacks to enhance digestion and increase energy…without changing what you eat! Get the FREE video
Mindful eatingDiet/Weight managementBiohackingEnergyHolistic Health & Wellness
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Journey to the End of the Race Podcast

Today I'm releasing my first podcast series called Journey to the End of the Race, a six-part exploration of the struggle, wisdom, and gratitude that come from facing the ultimate bad news. In it, I interview my friend & former client Todd Anderson. Not many people have access to the clarity and confidence that come from facing mortality. Todd Anderson does. Listen to his story. Please listen to the episodes on one of the following platforms: - Website: https://www.journeytotheendoftherace.com/ - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/journey-to-the-end-of-the-race/id1488706173?fbclid=IwAR3edYljqS6JB0dGnw_31IYFGfvqAHNL7Ocw45npQZzMf-rFyQKpLRfiPEA - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0OENfOlbZ73jnij0unRwda?fbclid=IwAR3Iv5NqXsR0s4paS6ybyJT4Pa5dK6ViW1y2L6DxAhOxulgVsIh0QzG68FA - Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/storyworthy/journey-to-the-end-of-the-race?refid=stpr&fbclid=IwAR2n03U6CXMijt0T0lfIUvWjlEwOnc1E3oLk63dd9QTVI2-6QHzmRRWatag - Google: [coming soon]
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Mental Health Awareness Month - Join the movement!

Mental health is essential to our wellbeing. At some point, we all have to deal with challenges and fears that can affect our mental health. In addition, stress, anxiety, and burnout are common issues in our society. They impact our quality of life and may also affect our physical health in the long-term. Mental Awareness Month is an important occasion to stop and think about your mental health and the mental health of people around you. Unfortunately, our society is not kind to people who struggle with mental health—prejudice and discrimination still affect the way we talk and deal with this topic. This is why today, and every day, we need to get involved to move the conversation forward and fight the stigma. So, how can you help? Stay informed and educate others.
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Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the present moment. Therapists help individuals understand what is is going in their lives—and not what they think it’s happening based on the past. Clients are encouraged to experience again feelings and emotions related to past events to become aware of the negative patterns that are preventing them from being happy.



awarenow bookshelf | review of Otto Scharmer’s “Theory U”

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MindfulnessEvolutionary leadershipStrategic thinking/planningWellness and wellbeingConscious leadership

Bryant Galindo: Self-awareness and building a strong collaborative culture in your startup

Bryant Galindo is an awarenow coach, conflict resolution expert and co-founder of CollabsHQ.
Conscious leadershipWellness and wellbeingLeadership

Complimentary emotional support for people affected by the fires

California is burning, and unfortunately, the trend doesn’t seem to stop. In the last years, California has been impacted by several deadly wildfires. In the fall of 2017, the Golden State was devastated by two fires: the Nuns fires affected the wine country, and the Thomas fire impacted the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. These fires were considered, respectively, the most destructive and largest wildfires in California’s history. But things got worse in 2018. Unfortunately, the Camp Fire gained the title of the deadliest fire in California’s history. The Camp Fire started on November 8th in Northern California. It killed more than 70 people, and more than 10,000 homes were destroyed. Together with the Woolsey fire, it burned more than 200,000 acres.
Holistic Health & WellnessEmotional disorders and traumasEmotional wellbeing

Got affected by the wildfires? Get complimentary emotional support ❤

At awarenow, we understand the importance of emotional and psychological help, especially in difficult times. This is why we’re putting together a
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Feeling safe, connectivity and unresolved trauma

This Q&A blog post features Danny Morris, our dear awarenow guide who has a unique coaching approach and provides a profound help and relief to people with awareness and other custom coaching requests.
Self-optimizationMindfulnessWellness and wellbeingSomatic healing

Healthy Shame

Let’s define guilt as feeling bad about something I have done and shame as feeling badly about who I am being (1).
Holistic Health & WellnessSomatic healingWellness and wellbeing

Towards a Language of Well-Being: A Generative Inquiry

It is commonly recognised that language is a reflection of culture and the reality portrayed by that culture. The reverse of this relationship, despite being less often considered, is no less impactful. The ways language is used serve to create patterns of thought, beliefs, behaviours, cultures, and, ultimately, realities. Wittgenstein claimed that the limits of our language are the limits of our world (68). Though the veracity of this claim continues to be debated, it provides insight into our reliance on language. At the very least, the omissions of a given language make the ideas it fails to address less accessible and communicable; it’s most rehearsed pathways preference certain destinations over others.
Wellness and wellbeingMindfulness

The Most Important Book You’ll Read All Year

Scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that makes you live longer. It enhances your memory and makes you more creative. It makes you look more attractive. It keeps you slim and lowers food cravings. It protects you from cancer and dementia. It wards off colds and the flu. It lowers your risk of heart attacks and stroke, not to mention diabetes. You’ll even feel happier, less depressed, and less anxious. Are you interested?
Healthy habitsMindfulnessWellness and wellbeing

awarenow bookshelf | Immunity to Change

You will be glad to realize that you already know exactly when to apply the “learning platform” that Kegan and Lahey have presented in this book.
MindsetWellness and wellbeingMindfulnessLeadership

Alternative strategies for panic attacks

A panic attack is a sudden, intense feeling of fear or anxiety. Symptoms include a racing heart, sweating, and difficulty breathing. People who experience panic attacks may feel that they are losing control or even dying. Conditions such as stress and anxiety can lead to panic attacks. Panic attacks originate in the amygdala, which is also known as the fear center of the brain. When a panic attack occurs, the sudden increase in adrenaline, the hormone involved in the fight-or-flight response, causes the sensation of immediate danger.
Fear/anxietyAnxietyWellness and wellbeingPanic Attacks
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