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Emotional Control Freak

Emotional Control Freak

 

I am an emotional control freak.

 

It sounds funny to say but it’s true. It also feels a little scary to say, because by announcing it I am losing some of that control.

 

I have spent the majority of my life controlling my emotions and/or pretending they don’t even exist.

 

My preferred method of escape is just to avoid. I’ve had quite a number of traumatic things (as many of us have) happen to me throughout my life and when I recall them the thing that stands out the most is I just wanted to pretend it wasn’t happening. I would pretend [...]

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Why Connection Is Important For IBS Relief

Why Connection Is Important For IBS Relief

Like everyone else who saw the news on Monday afternoon, I was completely shocked at what happened at the Boston Marathon. I felt sadness for the families who lost loved ones. I also found myself feeling anxious and a bit scared. My husband was in New York City on September 11 and had to rush through the streets that were full of debris from the fallen buildings. We had friends who lost family members that day. At that time we also lived in the area of New Jersey in which the anthrax mail attack happened. I remember clearly being [...]

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Releasing Resistance and IBS

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Listening to Your  Gut:  Connect with Your Body and Get IBS Relief

 

Good luck on your journey, I know that releasing will help me as I embark on a new year.

 

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Creating Less IBS Stress and More Fa La La for the Holidays

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Do you find yourself trying really hard to be perfect during the holidays?

 

Are you pushing yourself to feel jolly to make it a great holiday for family and friends?

 

If you answered yes to either of those questions take a moment and see how your body really feels about creating the perfect holiday.

 

Grab pen and paper and spend some time with these questions:

 

Are your IBS symptoms more severe this time of the year?

 

Write down what you are thinking and doing when you notice your symptoms increase. Notice if there’s a pattern. Understanding your body’s response can help you change [...]

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Understanding Your IBS Pain

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Money On The Mind, Part 1

Money On The Mind, Part 1

Money. Money. Money. I hear a lot of talk about it from my clients.

 

The funny thing is it’s never about the money; there is always something else lurking in the shadows.

 

Don’t get me wrong; I know money is essential to live. I grew up in a working class neighborhood and attended school in the inner city of Philadelphia; everyday I got glimpses of what life is like without money.

 

But for the majority of us who aren’t in that situation, money is an obstacle we feel we have to overcome in order to get what we want.

 

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Need Clarity? Start Complaining

Need Clarity? Start Complaining

“So it’s okay to be unhappy?” a client recently asked me. Yes, yes, and yes! I’ve been noticing that some of my clients think that it is not okay (and even down right wrong) to have any feeling that is not positive. “But I’ve been trying to follow the law of attraction so I have been telling myself to avoid all negativity and be positive”. How boring and completely unrealistic, I thought. Law of attraction is a great tool, but it requires you to be real about your emotions.

Sadly too many of us believe that we have to be [...]

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