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Why We Relive Past Stress & Emotions | Understanding Stress & the Brain

Why We Relive Past Stress & Emotions | Understanding Stress & the Brain

Why We Relive Past Stress & Emotions Understanding Stress & the Brain   Here’s a brief explanation of the stress response and why we relive past emotions. These short 3 minutes could change the way you think! Some comments people sent me: Shared  I can totally relate. My fight or flight is triggered easily which has been the cause of muscle tension and pain in my neck and shoulders for years! I have been gradually working on it using deep breathing and meditation  – Emma Beautifully articulated Viki 💖  Do you mind if I share this clip? – Bec I’d love nothing more

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How Memories Can Affect Your Digestion

How Memories Can Affect Your Digestion

How Memories Can Affect Your Digestion   Is stress impacting your digestion? Find out how eating either in a stressed or relaxed state affects your ability to digest your food properly in this brief introduction that will make total sense in illuminating your eating behaviours! In this powerful 6 minute video, I share a brief explanation of why we get stressed and relive past emotions when eating. It’s got a lot to do with our nervous system, how our brain processes information, and the individual meaning we attach to past experiences. These short 6 minutes could change your life! (I hope so)   Viki Thondley

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7 Insightful Questions to Help You Create Real Change

7 Insightful Questions to Help You Create Real Change

Create Real Change – 7 Insightful Questions   I help people create change – the kind of deep conscious change that alters our subconscious programs and changes our reality from the inside out. There are many ways to go about change, however most people approach it in the WRONG way.  They try to force change, change everything all at once, and don’t uncover and confront the BELIEFS in their subconscious about the change they want. With our subconscious in control of 95% of our daily thoughts, it’s quite futile to try and make change without consulting what you believe about what you want, based

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On Behalf of Your body, PLEASE do This

On Behalf of Your body, PLEASE do This

ON BEHALF OF YOUR BODY, PLEASE DO THIS…. Do you ignore your body’s needs… like the need to eat, to pee, to sleep? Are you often so busy or up in your head that you ‘forget’ your needs, or simply put your needs aside? Let’s be honest – we ALL ignore our needs at some time or another. But when it becomes a regular occurrence, your body is the one that suffers… malnutrition hormonal imbalance discomfort fatigue low energy moodiness weight gain increased stress and strain… and the list goes on. Working WITH your body means listening to its’ inner wisdom

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Believe in Yourself & Follow Your Passion

Believe in Yourself & Follow Your Passion

Follow Your Passion, Believe in Yourself How often do you take a moment to acknowledge how far you’ve come and give yourself a huge pat on the back for taking a leap forward? I don’t normally blow my own trumpet, but lately I’ve been practising what I encourage my clients and students to do – take a moment to acknowledge my recent achievements and how it’s changed my life for the better. Towards the end of last year I had a big mindset shift. I realised I wasn’t giving myself enough credit for the immense knowledge I’ve accumulated in the last 6

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Your Body is Listening to Every Thought You Think

Your Body is Listening to Every Thought You Think

Your Body is Listening to Every Thought You Think One of my favourite pieces of wisdom is: What we think, we create. Literally. Because of my therapeutic holistic approach I spend a lot of time educating my students and clients about epigenetics, neuroscience and neurobiology. We have over 50 trillion cells within our bodies, each one listening intently to the reaction and response of our thinking, as a consequence of our perception. Every cell absorbs this perception – positive or negative, safe or stressful – and will either shrink or expand as a consequence of our thoughts and feelings, whereby creating an internal

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{Podcast} How Dieting Works Against Your Body & What You Can Do to Work With it

{Podcast} How Dieting Works Against Your Body & What You Can Do to Work With it

How Dieting Works Against Your Body and What You Can Do to Work With it   Have you been doing EVERYTHING “right” but your body doesn’t seem like it’s doing what you want? Don’t lose faith in it, learn to trust it again so your body can learn to trust YOU again! It’s an interesting concept that most people don’t even consider – that your body might lose trust with you after all your efforts to make it weigh less and feel healthier. The thing is most of these efforts are done without consulting the body. Instead of turning inward,

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{Podcast} The Cost of Staying Stuck

{Podcast} The Cost of Staying Stuck

The Cost of Staying Stuck   If you’ve ever tried to reach out for help but at the last minute retreated back into the safety and comfort of what you know – even though it might be painful or uncomfortable – have you ever thought about how much it costs you to stay there? The nature of human behaviour is that we want change, but often are unwilling to do the changing! When I receive an enquiry from someone, they usually send it at a time when they can’t take it anymore. When the pain is too intense, when the discomfort

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Design Your Ideal Morning to Create Your Ideal Life

Design Your Ideal Morning to Create Your Ideal Life

Design Your Ideal Morning, Create Your Ideal Life   Many motivation masters and psychologist agree that how you start your morning will set you up for your day ahead. With all the recent focus on starting a fresh year, I think it’s more important to focus on one day at a time, keeping your overall goals in mind, but giving your power and attention to the current moment and asking yourself, What one thing can I think about/do differently today? Putting a little thought into how you’d ideally like to be starting your day, will help you align the focus, energy

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{Podcast Video} Abuse and Body Image – Emerging from Past Pain

{Podcast Video} Abuse and Body Image - Emerging from Past Pain

PODCAST: Abuse and Body Image Emerge from Past Pain & Reclaim Your Life   There are many different types of abuse. It can come from the self or it can come from others but all forms of abuse are painful. What happens when the abuse from another turns into excessive abuse towards yourself in the form of punishing, destructive and sabotaging exercise and eating behaviours? In this brand new podcast video I invited Elena Terziyska from EAT Nutrition to talk – for the first time in public – about her experience of remembering her childhood sexual abuse and how that fuelled her body

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Dieting Danger – Food Can’t Fix Feelings

Dieting Danger - Food Can't Fix Feelings

DIETING DANGER – Food Can’t Fix Feelings   Have you ever been on a diet? If you’re here at MindBodyFood, you most probably have! In fact, there’s bound to be many of you who have never got OFF the diet wagon because you’re still struggling to feel comfortable in your body (instead of ashamed). Have you recently committed yourself to a ‘new’ diet for the New Year? We so often fall into the trap of believing that if we can control our food and change the way we look, we just might be able to control how we feel. NEWS FLASH –

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Healthy Chocolate Panforte Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Panforte Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Panforte Recipe Perfect for Christmas!   Panforte is traditionally an Italian cake containing fruit and nuts. So more or less, it’s kind of like a fruitcake – dense, moist, fruity. It originated in the Tuscan city of Siena somewhere around the thirteenth century. Here I’ve made a healthy version that doesn’t miss out on any of the traditional flavours, certainly has the dense quality but with a lighter feel in the tummy. My healthy christmas panforte recipe is also gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. It’s the perfect healthy recipe for christmas! There’s minimal liquid sweetener

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Don’t Diet this Christmas, Do This Instead

Don't Diet this Christmas, Do This Instead

Instead of Dieting, Bingeing or Restricting this Christmas Try a New Approach… It’s that time of year again when many of us freak out at the abundant supply of festive food that is often on our “forbidden/bad/diet says no” list. Because I have no intention of losing my mind dieting for the next two weeks just so I can let loose on Christmas Day, my lead up is mostly calm, relaxed and peaceful. (I say mostly because I can’t control everything.. and it relieves a lot of unnecessary pressure when you realise that.) Your Christmas can be calm, relaxed and peaceful

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3 Steps to Embrace Your Body Now

3 Steps to Embrace Your Body Now

Embrace Your Body in 3 Steps, NOW Ready to embrace your body, dump the hate and stop punishing it with endless diets and negative self-talk? Recently I attended the first Toowoomba screening of the new documentary, EMBRACE by Taryn Brumfitt. Hundreds of women, men and children have attended in our region, but after watching, feeling inspired, shedding tears and finding hope… now what? It’s opened a huge pandoras box for so many women who are now wondering, well just HOW do I embrace my body? What do I do? Our bodies are nobody else’s business, yet we constantly allow ourselves to be distracted by comparison,

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3 Keys to Cultivate Self-Love {Podcast}

3 Keys to Cultivate Self-Love {Podcast}

3 Keys to Cultivate Self-Love PODCAST EPISODE   We all need a little help in how to cultivate self-love, gratitude and a positive mindset. So earlier this week I shared an inspiring talk with Nicole Coggiola, Health & Lifestyle Coach over at the Nourished Goddess. I’ve discovered I really enjoy connecting with like-minded souls around the world and sharing interesting conversations and stories that speak my language. This one dives a little deeper into the importance of the mind and gratitude when making healthy lifestyle changes. Aspects that can’t be ignored when creating inner transformation for outer change. It’s all about being a

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