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"Did you bring your body with you?"

Do you ever ask yourself….

‘How can I lose weight and still feel comfortable in my body as we are in the process of transforming each other?’

Listen

The other day I was talking with a friend. She mentioned a time in her life when she weighed about 20 pounds more than she ever had.

My immediate thoughts:

I was waiting to hear her shame her own body with phrases like,

  • “I look so disgusting.”
  • “I hate myself in the mirror.”
  • “I just want to look skinny again.”

But here’s what surprised me!

She talked about her body with respect and love. She said she didn’t feel as healthy or strong with the extra weight. She said she stopped caring for her body the way she had before.

In other words, this friend was listening to her body rather than judging her.

This is the core of the Body Knowledge System®. She gets it and practices it. Yeah!

This is the process I want for those of you who are listening and want to know more.

Listen

So, instead of setting out to lose weight and get thin again, she set out to love her body by listening to what she needed. And the result was feeling comfortable with the weight her body and she wanted. I am so excited for my friend!

Side note:

She said the results were not overnight, but she believes that by reconnecting with her body and embracing her Body Knowledge System® Style she redefined her relationship with her body to create the new process of eating to allow each other (her and her body) to breathe and find a common ground of acceptance.

During this process of implementing and acknowledging her Body Knowledge System® Style she simply spoke of how amazing she feels! And she also likes how she looks.

And by knowing her Body knowledge System® Style the weight loss was easier and looking and feeling with her body had renewed energy and acceptance.

Check out the link above for the Body Knowledge System ® Style guide around Eating and You.

Aging

I’m sure you’ve noticed (as I have), that…

The older you get, the more your body changes (sagging skin, added weight, wrinkles, etc.).

And after age 35? You start to notice it even more.

So, what are your options?

  • You could ignore what really makes you sad when you look in the mirror.
  • You could go for laser treatment or plastic surgery
  • Or you could throw out everything delicious in your pantry

And frankly, none of those sound great to me. How about you?

So, instead here are a few reminders for you:

  1. ENJOY every delicious bite to the UTMOST.
  2. Work WITH your body to let you know when you’ve eaten enough.
  3. Appreciate your whole self, especially as you age

Need some guidance with these reminders?  I’ve got lots of experience on this topic.
Anyone can read a few tips… the tough part is implementing them.

Let me coach you through this! Contact me before July 31st and you will receive a 45 minute Self-Acceptance as you Age’ coaching session for half price! (That’s a $75 value)

Let’s go deeper on this, and make it a practical reality in your life!

PopcornThis week, let’s talk about “that buttered popcorn smell”.  Surely you know what I’m talking about… has this ever happened to you?

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GETTING READY TO SEE A MOVIE

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You’re at home, getting ready to leave.  Your movie is in about an hour, and you’re feeling a little hungry, but you had a good lunch.  You think to yourself, “No big deal, I can totally wait till dinner.


You finish getting ready, hop in the car, and head towards the theater… and slowly… your stomach starts growling… but again, you think to yourself, “Dinner is in 2 1/2 hours.  I’m fine.”
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YOU GET TO THE MOVIES…

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You park the car and walk up to the box office to grab your tickets.  And then, as you pull open the lobby doors, it happens… “that buttered popcorn smell”… and it envelopes and takes over your entire mind, body and spirit!  You can’t run, you can’t hide… it’s EVERYWHERE. 

You do your best to ignore it, but it’s just not possible.  As you’re walking to your seat, you see her.  The girl behind the counter has transformed into a beautiful siren… and she’s beckoning you to come get a large popcorn (it’s only 75 cents more, you know).


And that stomach of yours?  The one that you thought was perfectly content?  It’s now howling at you!  Demanding the popcorn!  NOW!  


She, (your body) says, “There’s no way I can make it to dinner!  Are you crazy??”

And then you think to yourself, “Well… I mean… everyone else is doing it…”


But you escape (or so you think).  You duck into a bathroom.  But the smell is still there, permeating the room.  So you speed-walk to the theater… and the guy next to you has a huge bucket of popcorn!  


Finally, you collapse under the weight of the aroma.


You approach the siren.  Your eyes lock with hers.  And the deal is done.  You return to the theater with a large bucket of popcorn.  You eat the whole thing.  And you feel like crap when it’s over.

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THE SOLUTION TO THE BUTTERED POPCORN PROBLEM

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Want to know the way out?  Want to know how to render the siren behind the counter powerless?  Want to know how to conquer the buttered popcorn smell forever?

If you’re ready to learn how to:

  • Be proactive instead of reactive
  • Conquer your environment
  • Be in control of your life
  • And master the secret “tupperware strategy”…


Then feel free to comment on this blog, email me or call me at (866) 76-COACH.

 

 

 

 

 

I know the holidays are still a couple months away, but I’m going to go ahead and say it…

New Year ResolutionEnough with New Year’s Resolutions!

For most people, the holidays are a time of enjoying food, family and friends.  And after they’re over . . . they find themselves in a self-deprecating pit.

So — they do what everybody else does, and they vow to go to the gym five times a week to atone for their “sins” that they’ve committed over the past weeks and months.

Enough Already!

I remember how that used to feel.  And it’s terrible.  But I found a way to not only experience true freedom during the holidays, but every month that followed, too.

And I want that for you.

So, during the months of November, December and January, I’m doing something I’ve never done before.

Healthy HolidayI’m calling them holiday “bite-size” coaching sessions, supporting a healthier you.  I know you’re busy during the holidays, (so am I), so I’m making this super flexible for both of us.

We’ll do twice a month, half hour sessions (during a time that’s good for both of us) and I’ll give you the tips, techniques and tools that you need to be proactive this Holiday season … NOT reactive.

And by the time January rolls around . . . you’ll be joining me in saying, “Enough with resolutions!” because you won’t need to make any. Because you won’t be feeling fat and out of sorts with your Body like you may normally feel.

I want to make this a no-brainer for you.

And I know that funds get tight around the holidays.  So, I’m offering you the lowest price I’ve ever offered before.  Like ever.

Normally, 8 hours of my time would cost you $900.  Not this time.  I’ve decided to cut that by a third.

No, that’s not a typo.  It will only be $297 (my Holiday gift to you).

Here’s how to get started . . .

1.  Go here (NOT a sales page) and fill out this quick contact info form.

2.  Sit tight and you’ll be hearing from me shortly.

It’s that easy.  Only $37.13 per coaching session . . . and that’s a bite size price (total due by November 10th — after that the price goes up to $397).  Two (2) 1/2 hour coaching sessions each month at a time that is flexible for both of us plus 2 more group sessions in January.

So if you know this is right for you . . . if you know it’s exactly what you’ve needed over the Holidays for a while now, fill out this form, and we’ll be connecting in no time.

To abolishing resolutions!

Question healthThe quality of questions I’ve been receiving has been incredible and leads me beyond the easy answers from my body knowledge into your body’s knowledge. Many of the questions cover topics found in the Table of Contents of my book, Body Knowledge System®.

Here are your questions answered:

Q. What do you mean by “practice”? Is it about communicating with your body?

A. Practice means a habit, an ongoing exchange of information between me and my body. Since my first love is dancing, one form of communication between my body and me is spontaneous motion. Moving my body quiets my brain and allows me to hear my body’s information. PLUS it brings us both JOY!

-Penny S, Newark, DE


Q. Events? Environment? And my body?

A. Those three words appear to have no association with each other—until you acknowledge the impact the first two have on the third, your body. The only control any of us has is over our self and how we respond to events in our environment. Stuff happens, and our response determines the outcome. Your body’s intelligence guarantees a successful outcome—only when you access it.

-Ella F,

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Q. My environment is beyond my control for now, so how can I apply your system to make it my system?

A. Your environment can support or defeat you if you are unaware of or ignore the affect it has on your body. Women particularly have environmental changes forced upon them with their various roles as professionals, homemakers, hosts, and guests. As with everything else in your personal body knowledge system, benefiting from your environment begins with communicating with your body’s intelligence.

-Gina M, Paris, IN

In order to solve a problem, first you have to identify it as a problem.

 

As a special invitation to you, I’m putting together a small, intimate group of 9 people and together, I’ll show you exactly how to:

  • lose weight (and keep it off),
  • get off your meds (for good),
  • and how to enjoy every moment of every day . . .

So you lose weight, have greater esteem, feel lighter, and live where movement is part of your day

This is an exclusive invite so there’s only one way into the group. And that’s to have a conversation with me!

I’ve got a few time slots available here. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and I expect these slots to fill very quickly. Make your appointment now to get on your way to becoming a better you and in the meantime, take a look at what you could be learning!

healthy lifestyleHere is a sample of more conversations I have been having with those who are experiencing the Healthy Lifestyle Resource Kit

Q.  What’s the difference between my “body brain” and my “brain brain”?

A.  When my client referred to her “body brain” on the audio, she referred to her body’s intelligence— the essence of my system.  When we respect our body’s innate intelligence; learn to access and share it; learn to communicate back and forth, we will co-create a body knowledge system that works for you.

 -Dana S, Parker Ranch, CO


Q. What do you mean by “separation”, “estrangement” between me and my body?  I can’t go anywhere without her…

A. Nor can I, however,  I am ALWAYS CONSCIOUS of her presence where ever, whenever we are, and whatever we are doing while we’re doing it. Her support, her friendship, her input creates the life we both love!

-Leslie L, Frisco, TX


Q. When you talk about personal Styles, do you mean behavior?

A. Yes, and choices, activities, decisions you make based on so many factors genetically and environmentally influenced.  Some of us are RE-ACTORS who try the latest fad diet, exercise craze, shoe style foisted upon us by the media. Others are PRO-ACTORS, the pioneers, the seekers who keep trying any and everything until they find something that works—for a while. The Styles express your natural selection, intrinsic solutions, in other words, WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!

-Mildred Q, Philadelphia, PA


My system teaches you how to identify your style in every area of your life, and then how to incorporate it into your life. One Style does NOT FIT ALL, and may not apply to every area in your life…find out which style fits each activity with Your Body Knowledge System.

Go here and get it now!

Some of you took advantage of my no-cost offer to share my Healthier Lifestyle Resource Kit with you last week.  Unfortunately some of you missed the offer so I’m offering it here one more time so you can benefit from the information you missed.

Requests for my Healthier Lifestyle Resource Kit keep coming along with several great questions!  I wanted to share them with you so here are the three most asked questions so far:


Q.  Why does your system work, when all the others fail over time?

A.  My system works because it empowers you to stay motivated by finding what works for you by doing it YOUR way.  My system becomes your system!

-From Susan J. in Newport Beach, California:


Q. Who says it works forever?

A. My clients and their experience.  As soon as you renew your relationship with your body, you are committed to her, and she to you. You have co-created an eternal relationship that sustains itself and rewards both of you with the results you desire.

-From Jill C. in Manitoba, Canada:


Q. What’s the magic method or secret ingredient? 

A. You and your experience co-creating the relationship with your body.  The process involves working with your BFF, your body, to determine what works for BOTH of you in every area of your life. My system will give you and your body a wide variety of tools and techniques to choose from as you restore that healthy, happy, sexy person you were born to be! From fun forms of motion, food choices, attracting new and better relationships, to doing the work that expresses your way of being in the world.

-From Marie O. in Chicago, IL


I want to share all I know about our bodies, ourselves—

My Body Knowledge is Your Body Knowledge— of Your Body.

In my system, everything begins with your body.

Through experience, my system becomes your system.

My system works for me, and when you do my system your way,

It’s now yours, Your System, Your Way.

Because it’s your system, your way; your system works with you and for you, every day.

Weddings, Graduations, Anniversary Parties, Class ReunionsFACT:  Events occurring in June contain four of the top ten anxiety inducing situations (marriage, family changes, debt and travel).  When you’re stressed, your body has one of these three reactions:

  • Freeze, Flee, or Fight. 

Regardless of your specific response to stress inducers, your body’s reaction is always an extra dose of cortisol which slooooooowwwwwssssss your metabolism almost to a stop.

The result? FAT!

Celery or Chocolate Éclairs: regardless of what you eat, when you are stressed, you will get the most “bang” possible from every bite.

How ironic that when you want to look your best for an upcoming event, your body betrays you.

No! NOT TRUE! It is YOU who betrays your BODY!

The Body Knowledge System® is the Stress Solution for Event Anxiety.

1)      Body talk keeps it real.

2)      Comfortable clothes create confidence, enhance enjoyment, and reduce stress!

3)      Make each event easy on yourself…you are a guest, not the main attraction.

RSVPClient Story

Dahlia felt her stomach tighten as soon as she saw the return address embossed on the creamy linen envelope containing an invitation to her niece’s elaborate June wedding in Beverly Hills, CA. Aware of the upcoming event for months, she had dreaded this moment due to the family’s expectations.  Her hand shook as she stared at the RSVP card. Taking a deep breath, she reached for her copy of the Body Knowledge System®. Flipping it open to page 288, she read the introduction to the “Events & You” chapter. Her heartbeat slowed as she continued reading the reassuring words and the notations she had made in the margins. By page 308, she felt her smile return as she reviewed her notes addressing this event. Those notes were a product of her rediscovery of a real relationship with her body and the deep friendship that had been developing since she began to practice the Body Knowledge System® with her coach, Stephanie Wood, PPC.

Remember: Whether it’s a family event, or a networking opportunity, or a party with total strangers, or people you really don’t want to be with, BKS has a hot flash for you:  JUST SAY NO, THANK YOU!  And feel your anxiety slip away…taking the cortisol with it.

As an alternative, send a gift, and spend the day at the beach, the movies, or with a good book.

If you would like to have a conversation with me, please contact me, or if you would like to be in a free group tele-class, learn more here.



Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

…and it is not Sidney Poitier.

How would it feel to actually bring your body as a guest to the dinner table?

Remember, as you practice recognizing your body’s unique expression in the area of eating it then becomes sustainable, fun, and enjoyable. This is because the Body Knowledge System® is a practice, not a program, and fits into your lifestyle.

Quite successfully, a client described for me how her eating habits with her body has become less emotional eating by actually bringing her body to the table.

Her

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words,’ I treated my ‘body guest’ to a BBQ Saturday and I gave her some potato chips with my hamburger and did not give her the hamburger bun. We (my body and me) became creative together by using lettuce and slices of tomatoes to sandwich the hamburger with.’

Because, let’s me honest, if I came to your house for the weekend and I made it really clear what foods were important for me and my body, wouldn’t you graciously make sure you had those certain food’s that I needed for my nourishment in your kitchen? Of course you would…so the happy ending is to think of your body as your guest which happily makes it easier to give your body the nourishment she needs. This is win-win practice.

And if we are continuing to be honest, then we realize we can’t deprive ourselves from all our favorite foods. You can find ways to compromise within limits to stay healthy and continue on the path of well-being.

So, send an invitation to your ‘body guest’ and enjoy your next meal together.

Next week: 3rd part of the series is getting practical with understanding your
Body Knowledge Style© with ‘Eating and you.’

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