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Break Free from Bulimia: 5 Steps for Lasting Change

  • March 31, 2017

Feeling frustrated [with yourself] and want to create a lasting change in your life? Here's inspiration for sharing the steps to lasting change... As I’m writing this I’ve just returned from volunteering for 5 days in Los Angeles at Tony…

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Life Will Change When You Become Committed To Your Dreams

My New 30 Day Challenge!

  • December 1, 2016

I’ve been newly inspired to start a 30 Day Challenge by a dear friend of mine as we were out on a hike this morning.  My friend Jenevieve (Jen) is stepping into a 30 Day Challenge for herself where she’ll…

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Nikki Dubose Recovered Bulimic Anorexic Interview

Interview With Fashion Model Nikki Dubose

  • November 5, 2016

I’ve been reading the recently released memoir of Nikki Dubose called Washed Away: From Darkness to Light. I sense so much hope from this woman and her life's message.  To read about what she’s been through and how she is…

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Happiness Is Always A Choice

How Can I Be Happy? Ask Better Questions!

  • March 23, 2015

I want to use a personal example to demonstrate the power of asking questions to help you on your path to answering "how can I be happy?" I had this awesome ah-ha moment this morning that inspired this post. I…

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Without Belief There is No Lasting Change

  • January 27, 2015

I'm diving deeper into the study of habits - how they're created, what triggers them, how to change them and the like - so I was recently absorbed by the book The Power of Habits reading it from cover to…

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Queiting the Crazy Voice in Your Head

  • November 8, 2014

Are you being run by that crazy voice in your head? You know the one. The voice that says awesome things like… You’re so fat. You’re lazy. Look at you…you’re exhausted and you look it. You call yourself a good…

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The Power of Beliefs (Tony Robbins Video)

  • April 16, 2014

As a huge fan of the work and guidance from Tony Robbins, I'd like to share a link to a video I watched recently that is short (8.5 minutes) yet packed with powerful insights. Really great stuff and worth listening…

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6 Tips for Being Happy & Thriving in Life!

  • February 16, 2014

If you're looking for tips for being happier and thriving in life...you've come to the right place.  If you're feeling crappy and depressed, I might just piss you off.  So, read this post at the risk of being happier (or…

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Tell a New Story & Create Your New Life

  • January 1, 2014

Last month I attended a week long workshop called Date with Destiny with Tony Robbins in Palm Springs, CA.  It was a wonderful program and Tony was definitely on his game.  I met so many wonderful new people from around…

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7 Tips for Aligning More and Resisting Less

  • December 1, 2013

Today I was thinking about how I can share more with you the things I do to stay aligned with Source (God, Inner Being, the Universe). I've received a lot of questions from women recently that sound like...."how do I…

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30 Day Challenges For Personal Growth

  • October 6, 2013

I'm a fan of personal growth. Ever since 2005 when I attended the Landmark Forum and it changed the course of my eating disorder, and life, I've was a believer. We've all heard that "we're either growing or dying". You…

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Today’s Theme: Single Task

  • August 1, 2013

Today's theme as a part of my 10 day ZenHabits challenge is: Single Task That to me sounds like "the opposite of multi-task".  So, that's how I went about things today. ha ha...let me rephrase that so it's more accurate:…

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Today’s Theme: Find Pleasure in Anything

  • July 31, 2013

I'm enjoying continuing my daily routine of setting an intention, or theme for my day as part of my 10 day ZenHabits challenge.  This is totally something I came up with on my own and it's been a lot of…

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Today’s Theme: Drive Slower

  • July 30, 2013

As part of my 10 day ZenHabits challenge the theme for today is: Drive Slower Well, since I generally only drive twice a day (not including weekends) I knew out the gate this one wasn't going to require as much…

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Today’s Theme: Eat Slower

  • July 29, 2013

Today's theme as part of my 10 day ZenHabits challenge is: Eat Slower This has been a wonderful new level of self-awareness. Yeah, I already knew I ate quickly, but how automatic my pattern of eating quickly was is something…

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Today’s Theme: Focus on People

  • July 27, 2013

Little did I know a few days ago when I first started my 10 day ZenHabits challenge that I would enjoy this process so much. I guess I figured I would or else I wouldn't have chosen to do it.…

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Today’s Theme: Be Present

  • July 25, 2013

Today was amazing.  I am inspired by how having a theme for my day is really setting the tone for how my day unfolds.  And how I show up in that day. Today's theme was: Be present. Just in case…

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Today’s Theme: Do Less

  • July 24, 2013

I'm excited to share my theme for today: Do Less. Yesterday I posted about those racing bulimia thoughts and how they can create anxiety and nervous energy. I offered a few ideas and insights that subscribers shared about how they…

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The Inner Conversation of Self-Worth

  • June 7, 2013

I'm in the midst of an internal conversation around self-worth and worthiness.  Seeing the value I bring to the world.  What I call a "value conversation". This is not a new inquiry for me, but it's one that I find…

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Divorce and Bulimia – How Do I Cope?

  • May 14, 2013

I’m reminded of a few stories today that are carrying me through a transition period in my life.  Well, I guess one is really a quote and one is a story.  You see, I’m in the midst of separating from…

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Life Will Never Be The Same Again – YES!

  • March 28, 2013

If you saw my previous post, you saw that I was heading to a Tony Robbins conference (Unleash the Power Within) last weekend. A few people have asked me, "So, how was it?" It was hard, like really hard, for…

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12 Signs & Symptoms of Inner Peace

  • March 19, 2013

I came upon this list of 12 Signs and Symptoms of Inner Peace last night and was inspired to share. Tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fear based on past experiences. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each…

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Empowerment Thinking: Choose Your Thoughts

  • February 11, 2013

What if I told you you were a meaning making machine? You go around through your day making meaning of all of the things you see and that come into your life. In every situation your mind is giving meaning…

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Your Words Are Powerful

  • February 5, 2013

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. That may be just a rhyme many of heard when we were kids, but sometimes we let in words from others and they do hurt us.  And…

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Eating Disorder Help: Ask Better Questions

  • January 6, 2013

I'm excited to share this eating disorder help idea I have for you. Early on in my bulimia recovery I learned about the process of manifestation which says our... Thoughts --> Feelings --> Actions --> Results I think this definition…

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My Authenticity Project – Status Update

  • December 26, 2012

Dinner with my Mom as we enjoyed a sunset in Morro Bay near my home. Gorgeous! I'm 26 days into my personally prescribed Authenticity Project (based upon the theme of Gretchen Rubin's book The Happiness Project).  If you didn't see…

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Tell a New Story

  • December 9, 2012

It's time to tell a new story.I realize now that if you want recovery from anorexia or bulimia you can't keep telling a story of addiction, shame and not-good-enough.That ah-ha moment hit me yesterday as I hiked for three hours…

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I Relapsed. Now I Feel Like a Failure.

  • December 3, 2012

In the last week I'm not sure what's happening (Mercury retrograde or whatever) but a number of women shared with me that they're either at the end of their rope with their eating disorder or have relapsed - some after…

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Getting to Know ME

  • November 24, 2012

I read a great book this week called The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.  Over the course of a year Gretchen researched what creates happiness as well as experimented with raising her own happiness level. I've decided to create a…

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Decide That You Are Worthy

  • November 23, 2012

I have a deck of affirmation cards I keep in my bathroom to remind me of uplifting and inspirational ideas.  The one I read today said, Decide that you are worthy. If you say you're worthy, you are. If you…

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Need Help for Bulimia? I Believe in You

  • August 13, 2012

If you could use some help for bulimia today please remember one thing: I believe in you. I don't know where you are in your life - if you're young or old, binging and purging or in complete recovery, white…

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Bulimia Support Tip: Think a New Thought

  • August 13, 2012

In our weekly bulimia support calls for my recovery mentoring program I shared that thoughts are things and beliefs are just thoughts you keep thinking. Adopting a new belief like “I’m a non-bulimic” seems foreign at first. It was for…

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Why Self-Awareness?

  • July 29, 2012

Self Awareness is when your present moment awareness allows you to recognize your personality, physical state and who you're being in any moment.  It includes being conscious of things like your thoughts, [limiting] beliefs, energetic state (vibration), physical conditions and…

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Just Announced: Spiritual Warrior Mentoring

  • July 24, 2012

Spiritual Warrior Training is at the heart of who I am.  I see it as part of my divine purpose and reason for being. If you've ever heard the phrases... Everything happens for a reason and There are no accidents…

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Today is Bulimia Awareness Day

  • July 17, 2012

Recovery is Possible - Help Spread the Word! Welcome!  Today is Bulimia Awareness Day on my bulimia recovery blog and around the web. I’m celebrating this day in collaboration with a community of self-love and women’s empowerment bloggers.  We want…

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We Get What We Expect

  • July 11, 2012

I’d like to propose a possible new concept for you: We don’t get what we want We get what we expect It took me a few years to wrap my head around what that meant exactly.  I first heard it…

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Appreciation – Create a Shift in Your Life

  • June 25, 2012

Self-love is one of the keys to lasting eating disorder recovery in my opinion.   Yet I've come to realize recently that it is the feeling of appreciation (of anything, not just ourselves) that creates a shift in our lives. When…

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Allowing Good to Flow Today

  • May 22, 2012

Today is another good day.  I received a call a little earlier from our realtor that our offer was accepted on a home we want to buy.  That's really exciting news after having tried to buy a house for more…

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Bulimia Support – The Stream of Well Being

  • May 21, 2012

While bulimia support can take many forms I think the best thing I can offer you today is to share what I've been noticing in my life over the past few days.  The more I come to understand Abraham's teachings…

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One of My Favorite Inspirational Videos

  • May 20, 2012

I just loved this Abraham Hicks video when I first listened to it on my iPhone during a hike today.  It's not exactly an eating disorder help video per se, but the positive vibration and uplifting feeling I had told…

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Good Questions to Ask Yourself

  • May 19, 2012

I believe help for bulimia begins and ends with you.  Yes, you can get a lot of support from friends, family, therapists, support groups and the like.  But in the end it's who you are with yourself that makes the…

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Live and Learn

  • May 16, 2012

I was struck today by a new idea about my bulimia recovery journey.  What I realize and want to share is the notion that recovery is a live and learn process.  (Like all of life...really.) When we're young children we…

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The Bulimia Recovery Bug

  • May 5, 2012

How is bulimia recovery like a travel bug?  I’m not sure if we’re born with the bug to travel or if it’s something you get after your first big trip, but I’ve had the travel bug for as long as…

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Find Bulimia Support Within – The Power of Focus

  • April 25, 2012

I was up late last night reading through a bulimia story that Hayley submitted on my eating disorder recovery website (GetBusyThriving.com).  Hayley's a sweet girl from England who is really struggling right now with her bulimia.  She's offered up her…

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You are a toaster

  • April 24, 2012

I know that's a strange headline, but it will become clear in a moment - trust me. Have you ever had one of those days you just knew you were in the flow?  Your life was naturally unfolding and every…

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Things are about to change in a big way

  • April 21, 2012

I'm changing things up a bit here on my bulimia recovery blog.  I've enjoyed reading the blogs of many great bloggers for years and started to wonder what direction I wanted to go in with my blog to make it…

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Overcoming Bulimia – 5 Ways to Be a Happy Person

  • March 18, 2012

If overcoming bulimia is really important to you then what better way to change your focus from your overeating disorder and put it instead on something empowering and positive like being happy! If you’re a fan of Oprah and her…

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Bulimia Help: Positive Self Talk

  • February 12, 2012

I caught myself two weeks ago in some really negative and self-defeating self-talk.   Yes, even after nearly 7 years of eating disorder recovery, I still catch myself having moments of negative thoughts.  The key to recovery is catching or being…

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Step 10 of Overeaters Anonymous – Get Off It

  • December 15, 2011

As part of my continued Ode to the 12 Days of Christmas for Bulimics and Anorexics this post is about Step 10 of Overeaters Anonymous, which reads: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.…

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5 Tips for Bulimia Self Help

  • November 10, 2011

A big part of bulimia self help is to see that you actually already have a lot of positive habits. Our habits shape our lives and help us get through our day with greater ease.  Habits can be a good…

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