'The slate is clean, the page is white, and a New Year stretches out before us. What choices will we make and what lessons must we learn? How exciting to expect this year to be the best yet to come!The canvas is blank, and the brush is in your hand.
I hope you will choose to live consciously. I hope you will choose to nourish your mind, body and soul. Let’s start with your mind—remember, that is truly where all healing begins.
When you tell yourself that you can’t have something anymore because you are on a diet, your body immediately senses that you are lacking something or longing for something you can’t have. Lack equates to famine, and famine elicits the good old stress response, hard wired into your DNA to ensure survival. Any time your subconscious mind perceives stress, lack, or famine, it goes into fat storage mode.'