Stop traditional dieting! Feast on a diet of self-love. Create a life that blesses you with every choice you make! Stir up & savor nurturing thoughts & actions for you. NOTE: All of these lovely drawings are in color in my Playbook. Check out my dear friend Carol’s website who created these lovely drawings: see her other works http://caroldegregory.com/works
Being an adult human is difficult at times. Consider that when you’re feeling sad or overwhelmed, listen to your inner emotional cries. Just as a mother would react towards her beloved child, embrace your pain & confusion. Be kind. Be gentle. Be compassionate…with you!
Many of us don’t know how to develop an unconditionally friendly and gentle inner voice for ourselves when we make mistakes and get off track. So talk with yourself: Oh sweetheart, what’s the matter? What do you need? I’m here for you. I LOVE you. This poster shares how to develop a compassionate friendship with…yourself! It gives ideas about how to do it every day.
(Healing from adverse childhood experiences)
After you’ve checked inside and found out what you need to be well, then invest in frisky living for yourself! Cultivate body, mind, and spiritual health. Our lives are an ecosystem. Every choice we make affects every other choice we make. Make a regular investment in you: consume essential self-care nutrients. Explore Physical, Spiritual, People Support, Mental/emotional, and Flexible Lifestyle Structure to help you achieve your dreams! Each of these is a GIFT to yourself and the world. Start where you are and create a new life!
The KEY thing is to make all of this exploration…FUN! Celebrate lifelong-learning. Focus on your favorite things…make this more like a hobby of healthfulness, instead of job that you don’t enjoy. You can see I LOVE food and cooking, gardening, music, computers, and all of nature…LIFE reach out and hug it! Check out Frolic in Nature on my website for wonderful nature spots in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.balancedweightmanagement.com/CELEBRATINGTheSimpleJoysOfLife.htm
To help you feel better and restore balance you…give to yourself and brew-up and invent a new life! You’re part of the research and development department. Set you intention for yourself to stretch yourself to your highest levels of health and well being. Have FUN!
Through this process of regular self-nurturing you say YES to your wild and precious life! You have within you all the answers to the challenges you face. Become your own personal lifestyle trainer. Tune within for your answers. As you practice this skill, step-by-step you become healthier from the inside out!
* To love myself the way I am now
*To always acknowledge that I am enough just the way I am
*To love, honor, and cherish myself
* To be my own best friend
*To be the person I would like to spend the rest of my life with
* To always take care of myself so that I can take care of others
*To always grow, develop, and share my love and life
Ron and Mary Hulnick, University of Santa Monika
Here’s a picture of Bob’s “strength-training lunch bag.” I never go out of the house without some healthy munchies with me. Then I can eat whenever I’m hungry. I plan for it in the morning then don’t have to worry about it during the day. It saves time, money, helps me maintain balanced, healthy, and delicious eating. See my Playbook and website for MANY ideas on my strength-training lunch bag.
Go on the wild side! Create new traditions. Here’s my friend Jon as he celebrates his birthday with a SANDWICH BIRTHDAY CAKE! See my website for complete information to make this healthy and really yummy cake. http://www.balancedweightmanagement.com/MakeASandwichBirthdayCake!.htm
Here’s my Playbook! It shares the essence of all the wisdom that I’ve learned after working with about 75 people every week for the last 20 years as a lifestyle coach and health educator. My website http://www.balancedweightmanagement.com/ has about 16-18 books worth of information and links to hundreds of other terrific sites. The KEY skill is to develop compassionate awareness or mindfulness of how your moment-by-moment choices affect your life. As you plant your life with seeds of well-being you gradually become fit and frisky from within! Happy gardening.
Here’s the back cover of my Playbook. Check out the Essential Skills that allow you to develop skill power and not have to rely on will power. Through practicing these skills, you’ll become your own lifestyle coach and be able to guide yourself through all of life’s seasons. Happy exploring!
Metaphorically, become a gardner to your own mind and life. Discover the truth: What you plant is what you get! Your moment-by-moment choices shape your life. You BECOME what you think, what you eat, and what you do! You create your life with each choice you make, so plant the garden of your life with seeds of well-being…and gradually reap your harvest of health and friskiness!!
Don’t we all need love, especially now? All of our world is struggling at this moment. Consider nurturing love and caring for everyone, including you!
The message of my Playbook, website, and these “nurturing nibbles” posters is to feast on an unconditionally loving friendship with yourself and all people on earth.
As Ghandi said, ” Be the change in yourself that you want to see in the world.”
Your healing contributes to the healing of the world! Much love and caring to you,
In the 8th grade my lifestyle habits were completely off track. I was depressed, emotionally shut down, and had very low self esteem. My eating and lifestyle habits kept me in the same place for years until I was 21 years old. To change, I needed to learn WHY I made the choices I did, and learn new lifestyle skills to do it differently. I’ve now kept making these new choices for 42 years.
Here’s me. I’m hiking in Goat Rocks Wilderness. I could NEVER have done this unless I’d changed my lifestyle habits. The quality of my life has dramatically improved because of my learning the 12 essential skills that are shared in my Playbook. At 63 years old I still go back packing with about a 45-pound pack on my back! Check out my Frolic In Nature page for beautiful pictures of lovely spots.
Bob’s birthday picture at 63 years old!