July 2010 E-News
Eat, Learn, Live
of you, I was captivated by the book Eat,
Pray, Love, a woman’s exploration of "the art of pleasure in Italy, the art of devotion in India and, in Indonesia, the art of balancing the
two." And like many of you, I will see the movie (starring Julia Roberts as
Elizabeth Gilbert) with friends, followed by a great Italian meal with wine and
intense discussion about our own spiritual and romantic journeys.
of self-discovery and balance of the body, mind, heart, and spirit has been an
important part of my own story and the stories of many of the people I’ve met
through my work. Unlike Elizabeth,
most people who participate in an Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshop or read Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat don’t
set out with such a clear understanding of the transformation ahead. They are simply
sick of their eat-repent-repeat cycle and wish to heal their relationship with
food. Many soon discover that restoration of their instinctive eating cycle is the
beginning of their personal path to wholeness.
this be? Well, as one of my own teachers said, how you do anything is how you
do everything. In other words, how we eat is simply a metaphor for how we live.
As you learn to eat what you love and love what you eat, you discover that the
lessons also apply to the rest of your life. Here are just a few of the many
truths that I’ve learned and shared:
I'd love to hear what life lessons you've learned through healing your relationship with food. Please post your comments on my blog or Facebook
occurs when the pain of staying the same outweighs the discomfort of change.
- The answers
are inside, not out.
- You have
within you the amazing capacity to recognize and meet the deepest needs of your
body, mind, heart, and spirit.
(money, work, perfection, etc.) cannot do that for you.
- Our greatest
struggles often provide our greatest lessons.
- Guilt leads
to shame and paralysis. Regret leaves the door open for learning.
- All or
nothing thinking leads to all or nothing. The truth lies somewhere in the
allows us to fully experience what is present in the now.
enjoyment of food leads to pleasure and contentment.
leads to distraction and obsession.
trumps quantity every time.
is a necessity not a luxury.
what to do isn’t the same thing as knowing how to do it.
- Asking for
help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly!
Michelle May, M.D.
P.S. Join me for a life-changing retreat in October. Read on for more details.
Ahhhh...Am I Hungry? Fall Retreat
While a year spent traveling may be out of the question, a week in Vermont will help you restore, renew, and re-energize. Join us October 3-9, 2010 for a fabulous mindful eating retreat at Green Mountain at Fox Run
with guest expert, Michelle May, M.D. You'll experience life-changing
workshops, amazing mindful eating experiences, joyful physical activity,
and connection with others who know exactly how you feel. Space is
limited! Read more and register.
Facilitator Training starts Aug. 3rd!
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Am I Hungry? Facilitator Tele-training
August 3-October 19, 2010
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Force Health Protection Conference
August 11, 2010
Wellcoaches Mindful Weight Management Masters Class
Sept. 1-Oct. 27, 2010
Kansas University Obesity Conference
Kansas City, Kansas
September 11, 2010
Learning to Trust Yourself Again with Food:
Retreat with Guest Expert, Michelle May MD
October 4-8, 2010
Green Mountain at Fox Run n in Vermont
Spirit of Women
October 22, 2010
National Bank of Arizona
Women's Financial Group Author Series
November 08, 2010
November 10, 2010
Put Your Heart in the Right Place
TOPS Coordinator and Director Training
November 12, 2010
Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
Hilton Head, South
December 9-11, 2010
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