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It's Time to Bust Out of That Rut! - Newsletter Issue #35
September 10, 2013

Without dreams or goals to move towards, our lives become pools of stagnation.

Overeating, food and/or weight obsession is often a smoke screen for not going after our dreams or not knowing what to do with our life. As long as we’re obsessed with these issues, we don’t have to address the fact that we aren’t living the life we have dreamed of, or living our life with passion and purpose.

Many of us have been in a rut or state of stagnation for a long time. Even though we may say we’re not happy in it, this rut has become safe and cozy. The longer we stay in this place, the harder it can be to move out of. We may give lip service to the fact that we want to change and lose weight, but our actions say another. As we try to move forward, we may find that we sabotage ourselves. Why? Often it’s because we would rather stay with the safe and known than take a journey into the unknown. We don’t know what we will find there and deep down that scares us.

If we don’t have a dream, we can explore what moves us and see where that leads. We need to give ourselves the time and space to explore and discover what our real passions are. Often, we hold back from trying new things because we’re afraid of failure or we expect perfection from ourselves right away and don’t allow ourselves to be a beginner. If we suffer from anxiety, getting out our comfort zone can be downright uncomfortable.

If we’ve given up on a dream (including losing weight), we can look at the reasons why. Was it unrealistic? Were we going about it the wrong way? Or, did we lack the patience to achieve the dream? What qualities do we need to develop in ourselves in order to obtain the dream? Do we need to do more research or get more support or education? Can we break it down into a series of smaller goals and begin moving towards those?

We don’t stay in the same place for long. We are either in a state of growth or in a state of stagnation and decline. Which state are you in?

Today I take some baby steps in the direction of my dreams. The most important step is to begin.

Are you ready to bust out of that rut and start living your dream? How you do food is how you do life!® Contact me for a free consultation!

Feast for the Eyes - Tree limb - Photo by Catherine L. Taylor

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On Friday, September 20 at 12:00 PM, Pacific Time, 3:00 PM Eastern time, I will be the featured guest on Lorraine Cohen’s Compelling Conversation Show.

It’s guaranteed to be a lively and informative one hour conversation about emotional eating and permanent weight loss. Hope you can join me!

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Reflective Quotes
  • What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
    -Henry David Thoreau
  • When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
  • If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.
    -Oprah Winfrey
  • People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
    -Tony Robbins
  • If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.
    -Lou Holtz
  • A goal is a dream with a deadline.
    -Napoleon Hill

Weekly Affirmations

My life is unfolding according to a divine plan. I’m right where I need to be.

I align my actions with my desires and move forward.

I set goals that inspire and motivate me.

Each step forward, no matter how small, brings me closer to my goal.

I write down and track my goals so that I can measure my movement and success.

I am committed to achieving my goals and dreams. I set goals that are specific, realistic, measurable and achievable. This propels me forward.

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Is emotional eating keeping you from losing weight and living the life you want? Are you ready to get off the diet rollercoaster and master your weight and your life?

If so, you may be a candidate for coaching. Coaching can make the difference between success and failure.

I have found that people who struggle with food and emotional eating are released from that prison once they learn the skills of mindful awareness and mindful eating, emotional self-nurturing, developing a spiritual or meditation practice, and learning to set appropriate limits and goals.

This turns off the urge to overeat and engage in other compulsive behaviors. When you feel better, you eat better! I have walked this path myself, and it has led me to peace and freedom.

The goal of my coaching is to create a lighter, balanced, healthier, nourishing and joy-filled life. You will begin to see results in all areas of your life because How You do Food is How You do Life!®

I coach and mentor people in the areas of: permanent weight loss, food addiction, compulsive, emotional overeating, binge eating recovery, creative self expression, spiritual direction, mindfulness, meditation, self care and stress management, self esteem and body image issues.

Note: My work is spiritually focused, not religious, and fits with any belief system you may have, even agnostic. My work assumes that you have all the wisdom and answers you need inside of you.

What you call this place -- God, intuition, Higher Power, inner wisdom, or true self -- is up to you. I am simply a guide bringing you back to the truths that are already inside of you.

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I hope you have enjoyed my newsletter. Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing. I love to hear what's working for you and read about your success stories.

Many Blessings,


Catherine L. Taylor
How You do Food is How You do Life!

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