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What are you really hungry for?

I love quiet, mid afternoons. Currently I have a cup of coffee in my hand and these two adorable banana muffins courtesy of Minimalist Baker. I added some blueberries into the mix and it’s juice have dribbled all over the muffins when it was in the oven. The muffins are so soft, naturally sweetened from the banana-  that it reminds of these huge cafe size blueberry muffins that I used to get from Costco when I was living in the States back in elementary school.   There’s a story behind these huge blueberry muffins. About once a week my family used to go out to buy a pack of the chocolate muffins and a pack of the blueberry muffins. Before I would head over to the bus stop for school, I would reheat one of these muffins in the microwave and impatiently wait for them. I would then, with a tissue on one hand, take these warmed, soft, gooey blueberry dribbling muffins away with me to the bus stop and delightfully bite into them. Sometimes, …

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Part III: How to feel good living in your body (More of Gaby, Less of Ana)

Today’s post is the last installment in the is 3-part series of my story of how I fell into my disordered eating, my experiences with Ana, and how my journey of recovery.   If you missed the previous two posts: feel free to catch up on the links below: Part I: How I Met Ana Part II: How Ana Took Over   Today’s Part III post is focused on giving you a few tips on how to truly live in your body and feel good in doing it! Based on my experience with my eating disorder, much of it had taken up place in my mind, that I was no longer sensing / denying how my body felt. Yet, our body’s intuitive signals can be a source of guidance for us to feeling our best, if we learn to listen to it.       On Recovery My recovery wasn’t one of those one step forward continuous uphill. On many of the days I felt beaten. There were days where I couldn’t discern which of …

What type of thinker are you?

Last Wednesday’s post in this Be Fre(ed) Series was focused on giving you tips on how to observe your thoughts without judgment. If you missed last Wednesday’s feel free to catch up: Let’s Think about our Thinking.   Today’s post is will be giving a closer look on what sort of thought pattern that you may be thinking along the lines of. From my experience, I found that there are certain types of thinking patterns that we habitually think and lead us into that negative spiral. The result being we might end up restricting, binging, overexercising, or over indulging and end up with a finished bag of chocolate covered pretzels without really knowing how that happened. Our actions are linked to what we first were thinking about. When we give power to these thoughts and believe in it, it leads us to take action. What I’m sharing today is there are certain patterns of thinking that you don’t have to believe.    I grew up hooked on fantasy novels and Harry Potter was one of …