What Is Calorie Density And Why Is It Important?

"Calorie density is the simplest approach to healthful eating and lifelong weight management. This common sense approach to sound nutrition allows for lifelong weight management without hunger, more food for fewer calories, and is easy to understand and follow. In addition, by following the principles of calorie density, you will also increase the overall nutrient density of your diet."

Practicing Surrender

"I discovered that I can surrender to life and don't need to intently pursue internal change or vigilantly manage my experience to fit a desired outcome. When I took the risk to let my heart simply feel what it feels, I was able to experience a larger, more magical and mysterious process at work. I got to experience grace, which moves things forward on its own, me included.... I can then relax and trust life, trust grace, trust the process of change itself - all of which is happening on its own." ~ NANCY COLIER, GETTING OUT OF THE WAY: THE PRACTICE OF SURRENDER

Silencing The "Monkey Mind"

Zen Buddhists refer to the constant chatter of the mind as "monkey mind". The Buddha held that the human mind is filled with drunken monkeys flinging themselves from tree branches, jumping around, and chattering non-stop. He meant that our minds are in constant motion. This is a perfect description of what I had been experiencing!
 

Signs You Need To Detox

"The good news is - your body cleanses on a daily basis. It is Nature's gift to you that keeps illness away, gives you energy, and allows you to think clearly. But too many people are getting used to feeling "not so well". Too many people live with the painful effects of a toxic system and remain unbalanced in their thinking, emotions, and physical health. You certainly don't have to be one of them."

Why You Can't Rely On Willpower To Eat Healthy

"Have you ever heard of "decision fatigue"? The more decisions we make, the less likely we are to make good decisions. So minimize your options and make decisions easier... Create a weekly meal plan to lighten your load of daily decisions. Have a list of go-to restaurants for business lunches in every neighborhood, so you don't have to stress over finding the best ones every time. The devil is in the details".  ~ Paula Rizzo, Mind Body Green