Wed, 27 April 2016
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. She's here to share all the benefits of journaling!
You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/85
Direct download: The_Cravings_Whisperer_with_Katie_Dalebout_mixdown.mp3
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Wed, 20 April 2016
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.
You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/84
Wed, 13 April 2016
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
1/2 c. organic raisins
1 2 t. cinnamon
1 to 2 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 have tons of simple recipes that are healthy, and 24x7 support, as well as group coaching. bit.ly/cravecast
Amanda Morgan is a dear friend, 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
You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/83
Wed, 6 April 2016
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.
You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/82