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Top 5 Friday 25 Feb 2011

by nina on February 26, 2011

Here are some of my favorite posts, blogs videos and ideas that I have found this week. There is a lot of wisdom and positivity out therein the universe if you avail yourself to it!

My favorite affirmation of the week:

“Great things are absolutely on the way to me now”

1. Golden Rules for Living

Great short post…. my favorites:

  • If you break it, admit it.
  • If you can’t fix it, call in someone who can.

2. Body love wellness intuitve eating post

Intuitive eating is not about control, it’s about trust.  It’s about trusting your body’s signals of hunger and fullness, desire and satisfaction.  It’s about trusting your body enough to know that it needn’t be so controlled.

3. The Change Blog –  How to Use Your Subconscious to Change Your Life

“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Edison

4. Reach Our Dreams – 5 Practical Ways to Feel Better Instantly

My favorite was #4. Connect With Inspiring People

5. Happiness and Wisdom – Loving Life! Live Life! Love Life!

Quit fighting and simply love life: It is easy to love life when everything is going well. The true meaning of loving life is accepting both the good and bad things that happen in our life. Life is not designed to be constantly pleasant.  That said, suffering is optional, as it stems only from our judgments and our dwelling in the past.  Stop fighting with the past, live for the present. Work now in the present and the future will come.

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If you find any other great blogs, post or videos please share them in the comments section!

Have a great and blessed weekend.

Nina Vucetic

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Alexis April 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Those talk shows — the fashion, diet, health, travel guru is here to tell you HOW. I’m waiting for a intuitive eating book to come with a diet and calorie counter. Out of the list of 25 legal vegatables what do YOU FEEL like having tonight. That’ll be the intuitive part of the diet.

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nina April 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Hi Alexis,

This shocks me. Anyone who has any understanding of “intuitive eating” must get the principle that it is INTUITIVE and individual. There cannot be a plan and intuition at the same time. It is a contradiction in terms!
As for logging food etc… sounds like s adiet to me.
The problem again is that people want to be experts and do not realize that if you have become a succesful intuitive eater, or succesfful at anything else, your only role is to SHOW people how you did it, lead by example and allow the person to find the path within themselves.

The ultimate guide is one that teaches you to trust yourself. You have all of the knowledge and wisdom within you to create your own recovery path

I read somewhere about the definition of ―”Guru”.
“Gu” means darkness. “Ru” means remover—the one who removes your ignorance. You are ignorant of your Guru within. He or she just removes that ignorance so that you can see your own Guru within. The Guru is simply one who reflects your original condition, your inner Guru. The external Guru’s duty is to show your own Guru within. That way, you won’t need to depend on the external Guru.

“A teacher, a Guru, is there not to bind the disciple, but to free the disciple.”

Thanks Alexis for your wonderful comments

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Alexis March 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm

re: blog #2 in responce to Patti.
@Patti,
I PAID to join a site that dealt with IE. Turned out it had stricter rules than most diets. I joined only for support and camaraderie with ppl doing what I was doing. Instead it was monitored by the site owner who wasn’t a practising therapist, only had a MA in counseling – no license. The structure was to follow her book moving on in defined stages at her approval. The second stage was logging everything you eat, 1. before you eat logging time, place, situation, feelings – 2. same for after. Many ppl were in that stage for close to a year. LOGGING EVERY MORSEL before and after you ate it. She ear-dropped on threads, pulling out sentences in posts, without permission or warning, that she used to “point out” your skewed thinking. I had a falling out with her after being told, she wouldn’t take a million dollars for something I had no choice but to do. I private messaged her that I felt the comment was unprofessional. (a clinical therapist would have been fired over that) The ppl on the site were great, one in particular lead me to so many insights. Then the owner came up from the rear and ruined everything for me.
Moral of the story, I was doing great until that “expert” insisted I do it righter. Then, after all that mess and after I quit, I binged for 2 weeks. I’m too vulnerable for that nonsense. For me, being with ppl who are on my same path is much more valuable than to be coached/follow a formula on how to do it righter.
Don’t despair. it’s just a setback. Believe in yourself and what you are trying to achieve. No one person has all the answers. No one way is the only right way. Don’t let that experience throw you… for too long.

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Alexis March 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm

re: # 2 blog.
To me, there are two separate thoughts going on here in the comments. One, self-acceptance, and, two, eat for what your body needs. I’m going to post an unpopular opinion. If we are overweight, 100% eating according to body needs has to lead to weight loss. My “body” is only asking to live. That means amino acids, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, hydration — fuel to produce glycogen provided by the best source possible.
So the question is, Are we on this adventure to loss weight or to achieve peace of mind? I think the weight loss will come after the peace of mind, IF we don’t lose patience and fret about intuitive eating as we did dieting. Right now weight loss should not be an issue. That leads to, as some said, the trap of getting it right-er. We have to decide what “our own” freedom looks like. That means being in tune with what we want and and trusting we deserve to have it. I so agree with the blogger. This IS an issue of self-trust, first and foremost. It’s also an issue of self-honesty. If being larger than the fashion industry wants you to be is working for you, than so be it — Admit it, Defend it, Live it.

I think understanding and holding to our own paths is going to be an extremely important issue in the coming few years. As intuitive eating becomes a way of life ppl start gravitating toward, those who know how to ride a market to make a buck are going to claim they know the true “secrets” of intuitive eating. OUTSIDE SORCES “telling” us how to “do it right-er”. NOT sharing information as this site does. For us who are not yet bombarded with the “experts”, we have an advantage with sites like this one. I hope we can be examples of just plan being happy with ourselves, so others won’t fall into the same live sucking trap of doing it righter.

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nina April 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Hi Alexis,

Yes I totally agree that this process is about peace of mind above anything else. Once you make peace with food and your body, weight and food obsession becomes a non-issue. That has been my experience. The way that I lost weight was just when I completely let go and did not care anymore AT ALL about my weight. This takes a dramatic change in your consciousness that is often precipitated by a horrendous rock bottom and the realization that you would rather die than continue to live this way.
YES! It is totally about self trust – something that the eating disorder completely takes away from us, not just with regard to food, but to every other area of our lives.

Intuitive eating had nothing to do with being right or following a certain plan and there are certainly no “experts” because if you think about it, it is YOU and YOUR body that is the expert. There is no right or wrong way of doing this, and I try to never give advice about what to eat because what works for me may not work for you. And certainly, most “health” experts would not agree with my method of eating, but none of these experts have ever been able to give me the freedom and recovery that I experience today.

“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” ~ Goethe

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