For October, Dare to Dream of a Sweeter Life Without Sweets

Think Healthy this Month Instead of Falling Prey to the Sugar Pushers

October is here, and usually this is the month millions, can trigger a Season of Sugar Overload™.

Indeed, Halloween is what I call the “gateway” holiday. (Yes, my use of a drug term is intentional.)

But you don’t have to be helpless prey to sugary treats that abound for the rest of the year.  Read on to find out how to Stand Strong™.

This October, I invite you to begin to dream big.

Dream of a life where you’re not a slave to sweets.

Dream of a life where you choose to claim health instead.

Dream of a life where joy, fun and excitement abound.

Make this October the month you claim your Sweet, Sugar-Free Power™ .

So I urge you: Take back your October now. Rather than being the month that sends you down a slippery path, let this October be the month when you take back your power.

To encourage you on your Sugar-Free October path, I invite you to get inspired by this quote from James Allen:

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.”

Now, let’s give it a sugar-free twist.

Make this October the month you claim your Sweet, Sugar-Free Power™ .

Admittedly, you may think, “How can I ignore sugar this Halloween?” I’ve got one simple solution.

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I’m Doing a Crush Your Cravings™ Documentary!

Find Out How to Be in My Film if You Have Huge Cravings for Sugar, Carbs & Junk Foods

For nearly five years, I’ve been fascinated by the subject of cravings, because after 14-plus years of almost no cravings, Crazy Cravings viciously attacked me after my mother died, following what I now call My Bittersweet Last Year with Mom.

While finding and creating Cravings-Crushing tactics to shed the 21 pounds I gained while healing from PTSD, anxiety, grief, etc., I became furious, embarrassed, exasperated, upset, endlessly (it seemed) frustrated and then utterly fascinated by the subject of cravings.

Initially, it took me two years to get the courage to publicly confess to My Crazy Carb Cravings and my weight gain.

But since my relapse five years ago, I’ve been intrigued by cravings.

Since I’m a journalist by training, the questions have been pouring in:

Why did I get such utterly ferocious cravings (what I call Crazy Cravings) almost immediately after Mom passed away and after I’d stood by helplessly watching her fade away and get more and more angry and irrational?

In short, why did Crazy Cravings strike me with such intensity after My Bittersweet Last Year with Mom?

Sure enough, I discovered, people often gain weight after someone close to them dies. They do something that I call Heartbreak Bingeing™.

That led me to to speculate:  Does the  death of a loved one often lead to pigging out on carbs to stuff grief? (Fellow writer Carolyn Thomas had a similiar experience. )

What about divorce? Does that lead to weight gain or loss? (Turns out, both things can happen.)

Then I conducted five surveys of people on my mailing list to find out more about your experiences. Sure enough, certain patterns emerged.

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A Different View of Stress from Louise Hay

Get Inspired by the Fabulous Woman -- Then Share this Awesome Quote

The fabulous Louise L. Hay passed away recently, as I shared here.

In honor of this magnificent woman, for the rest of this year, I’ll be presenting a variety of Louise Hay quotes on Sweet Shareable Thursdays.

This awesome quote offers Louise Hay’s fascinating view about stress, which can help you to quickly shift perspective.

What’s so wonderful, encouraging and soothing about Louise Hay quotes is that they can almost instantly lift you up to overcome challenges of any kind, nudge you to accomplish great things, and rise above grief, trauma or anxiety, which may be holding you back.

Enjoy this Louise Hay quote now and share it with your loved ones.

Stay tuned for another Louise Hay quote next Sweet Shareable Thursday.

Do You Binge When You’re Angry?

Cravings-Crushing Monday: The More You Forgive, the Less You'll Crave Junk Foods

What do you do when you’re angry, bitter or resentful?

When you’re consumed by anger, do you or have you turned to chips, candies or other junk foods full of sugar or processed carbs?

In short, did you get cravings when you’re furious?

Then did you binge?

And did that lead to weight gain?

You’re in good company.

Millions overeat junk foods and become obese, because they shove toxic foods into their mouths while consumed by toxic emotions such as anger.  (Of course, other emotions may play into this, too.)

Anger is one of the most dangerous emotions.

Research shows that if you suppress it or express your anger, you may develop a variety of diseases, including coronary heart disease, bulimia and type 2 diabetes, as well as cancer, which also has been linked to anger.

I invite you to ask yourself: Are you one of those, who pigs out when you’re angry?

Indeed, the more you forgive, the less you’ll crave.

Rather than just tell you to quit being angry, I invite you to learn about the power of forgiveness.

Once you forgive, you’ll get less cravings and find less of a need to binge.

To get you on the road to forgiveness, I recommend that you check out two books: One is The Forgiveness Solution by Dr. Philip Friedman.and Forgive for Good by Dr. Fred Luskin.

While you’re waiting for one or both books to arrive, I invite you to listen to the fascinating interviews that I did with Drs. Friedman and Luskin, who both offer fascinating information about the power of forgiveness.

First,  I invite you to listen do Dr. Luskin’s take on forgiveness.

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Fun Friday Find

Enjoy & Share: Submit Your Best Photo, Video or Favorite Gizmo

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a visually enticing Fun Friday Find.

Submit Your Fun Friday Find.
Do you have a gorgeous sunset or sunrise photo to share?

Please submit it here for consideration for our Fun Friday Find.

Louise Hay Quote: “Everything is working out…”

Shareable Treat Thursday Dedicated to Louise Hay Through the End of 2017

As I shared here, the fabulous Louise Hay passed away recently.

In honor of the magnificent, inspiring, larger-than-life woman, whose legacy is extraordinary, through the end of this year,  I’ll be presenting motivating words from Louise Hay on Sweet Shareable Thursday.

Here’s one of my absolute favorite Louise Hay quotes, which can lift you up when you feel overcome by challenges of any kind, including grief, trauma or anxiety.

Enjoy this Louise Hay quote now and share it with your loved ones.