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Burnt to a Crisp? - Newsletter Issue #34
September 03, 2013

Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you've been going through the motions; your soul has departed; you're a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker.
—Sam Keen

How often do we feel like we are drifting through our lives going through the motions? Overeating (especially on sugar) can leave us in a zombie like mental fog where nothing seems real. For many of us, overeating is the main source of nourishment and pleasure in our lives. We may give everything we have to others, then, in our depleted state, we turn to food to fill ourselves back up. Yet, eating this way never gives us what we’re truly looking for. It only adds to our burnout and other burdens. It’s hard to feel energetic and alive when we’re bogged down with excess food.

If we want to recover from overeating and burnout, we will need to make ourselves and our recovery a top priority. Putting ourselves last will not work! Many of us feel guilty doing this, but the truth is giving to others when we’re on empty leads to resentment, anger, and overeating. When we give to others from a place of fullness, we have more to give. And we give it joyfully!

If we’re prone to overextending ourselves, it’s time to learn to say no. We need to let go of some things so that we can carve out some time for our own self-care. We need to develop a daily routine that helps to ground and nourish us. We can pray and/or meditate in the morning, do some exercise, or take short breaks during the day to do these things.

When we come home from work, we can take some time for ourselves; even if it’s only for ten minutes, we can listen to a meditation or relaxation cd. We might schedule a weekly exercise class and a monthly massage. These small actions will pay big dividends in the form of greater energy, less emotional eating, and feelings of happiness and contentment.

We deserve our own love, care and attention. Our health, happiness, and lives depend upon it.

What can I let go off so that I can have more time to care for myself?

Are you ready to leave the Land of the Living Dead and live a more awakened, happy and healthy life? How you do food is how you do life!® Contact me for a free consultation!

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Reflective Quotes
  • I have a prescription for boosting your resistance to burnout: Get outside yourself, and do something that has nothing to do with your normal day's work... Do other things. Do things for other people, if you can. Do whatever you must to get the focus off your own problems. You need to have a diversion, particularly when times are difficult.
    -Ben Carson, pediatric neurosurgeon
  • I actually think burnout is the wrong description of it. I think it’s burn up. Physiologically, that is what you are doing because of the chronic stress being placed on your body.
    -Richard Boyatzis
  • Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.
    -David Allen

Weekly Affirmations

Taking time for myself is a form of self-love.

I take good care of myself so that I have more of myself to give to others.

I finish what I start.

I say no to things that aren’t a priority.

I say yes to activities that nourish me.

I am worth taking good care of.

I am making my health and well-being a priority.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Many Blessings,


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

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