So Great!

Dr. Amy Johnson, our coach and mentor, interviewed us for her monthly podcast Changeable. It’s a great podcast she does, exploring how changeable we all are and how that lays a foundation for being able to change unwanted habits in our lives. She’s great. We love her and what she’s doing.

In this episode with us, we talk about how we’ve always been looking for the peace and stability we know life has to offer, and how, after years (decades actually! LOL) of meditation and self-development workshops and practices, we were coming up short.

Then, when we came across this New Paradigm, the understanding of the Three Principles, it all started falling into place.

We talk too about how adding this understanding to our High Nutrient Dense food program has really helped people create a healthy relationship with food.

It’s no longer about what’s right to eat and what’s wrong. It’s about learning how we can access our inner intelligence to guide us to what’s best right now and break old food habits without using willpower or self-discipline.

Click on the image below to listen.

Thanks for joining us. If you would like to learn more about Amy, here’s her website: dramyjohnson.com

And if you have an interest in learning more about our current work, connect with us in the “Comment” section below. We have another class starting on August 10.

The recipe this week is perfect for summer heat. It’s a cool, raw soup made with cucumber, avocado, a bit of onion and fresh dill. So delicious, easy and so healthy. Enjoy.

To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill

Cucumber, Avocado Soup (Serves 2)

Cucumber, Avocado Soup

2 cucumbers, peeled and cut in large pieces
1 small or 1/2 medium onion, peeled and cut in large pieces
1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded and cut in half
2 cups purified water or homemade vegetable stock
2 tablespoons fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dried
juice of 1/2 lemon
shoyu or sea salt to taste
zest of lemon (reserve for garnish)

Put all ingredients in food processor (except the zest). 
Mix until smooth.
Taste and adjust shoyu or sea salt if needed. 
Garnish each serving with lemon zest.

Freedom from Cravings

Most everyone has a craving for food come up now and then. It usually comes up when there’s a stressful situation or we feel pressure that we want relief from. And certain foods can be very effective at giving temporary relief. Over time, using food to make us feel better can become an unwanted habit.

For me, I found I was often wanting something more after dinner, and I absolutely wasn’t hungry. It puzzled me where this craving was coming from. So I got curious and watched it happen.

My coaching mentor said, “If there’s an unwanted habit, at the base of it is a feeling we don’t want to feel.” So I began getting ready to feel what I was avoiding. I welcomed the feeling, relaxed and let it show itself.

I was surprised that it was a feeling of irritation. No thoughts, just random irritation. As I felt the feeling, the craving disappeared. Whoosh, it was gone.

Seeing and feeling the energy of an unwanted habit can help us see that we’re using the habit to avoid a feeling we don’t want to feel. Being willing to feel the feeling can often help unravel it so, over time, we’re more and more free of its grip.

Give this a try yourself. If you are eating and not hungry, relax, pause and welcome in the feeling that’s at the core of the habit. You may want to do this each time you have an old craving for a while, and see what happens. It may begin to dissolve or disappear all at once.

Here’s a short video where we talk about this a bit more:

Understanding how the mind works can give freedom in all areas of life, not just food. In our Health and Natural Weight Loss Program you get lots of food guidance for better health and also ways to be free of unhealthy food habits without using willpower.

We begin a new 6 Week Course on-line soon. If you want to know more, click on “Classes” above. And contact us and we’ll spend time supporting you to decide about the Course from your own inner wisdom.

Also, try today’s recipe. It’s quick, quick, totally delicious and great support for the liver.

To Your Amazing Health,

Connie and Bill

Fresh Raw Applesauce

Raw Applesauce

2 red apples, diced
3 medjool dates, pitted
1 stalk celery, chopped
ΒΌ teaspoon cinnamon

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until applesauce forms.

Serve immediately and enjoy. If you are going to save some, squeeze lemon juice over the top and seal tightly.