Have you ever downed an entire package of chips, crackers, or cookies? Ate pizza or cake until you felt sick? Drank more coffee or wine than your body wanted?  Have you ever worked out well past the point of “healthy” and brought yourself to the brink of destruction?


Do you remember how you were feeling at the time?


I ask because sometimes we overeat to help distract us from emotional pain. Think about it – have you noticed that sometimes when you overeat you’re not hungry at all? What you are is lonely. Or angry. Or sad. Or resentful. Or frustrated. Or something else.


So what hurt are YOU holding on to?


–> Tap Into the Power of Forgiveness


Wouldn’t it be more effective to address your uncomfortable feelings? The best, most thorough, most divinely perfect way to do that is forgiveness.


Forgiving is not easy, even for the most enlightened among us. If you’ve been allowing your present health to be controlled by past hurts, I urge you to commit to forgiving. These steps can help:

1. Talk to sympathetic friends and family about your desire to forgive. Chatting with others is tremendously comforting.

2. Write a letter to the person you’d like to forgive. You can decide whether or not you send it.

3. See the situation from the other person’s perspective – your own perspective may change.

4. Don’t forget to forgive yourself. Sometimes we can be harshest with ourselves.

5. Understand that you are responsible for your own attitude. Don’t let holding a grudge keep you from feeling free, open, and powerful in your own life.


Forgive and watch how much easier your relationship with eating becomes.


Cultivate Stillness, Peace, and Forgiveness This Summer!
Looking to recenter, de-stress, and learn some wellness tactics you take with you on whatever journey you’re on in this complicated and beautiful life? Then, join me on my next retreat, June 20-26th, 2015 in Nosara Costa Rica.

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Curious about “coaching?” Do you want to learn how to make positive choices in your own life with the grace and grit of a loving and intelligent coach by your side? Want support in creating your healthiest, happiest life ever? Let’s talk! Schedule a complimentary health coaching consultation with me today – or pass this offer on to someone you care about!  Email me at Sarah@SemperSarah.com.


About Me. I am an Optimal Wellness and Resiliency Building expert. What does that mean? Well, I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the only school in the world that integrates over 100 of the latest nutrition theories with coaching and business skills. Additionally, I was a United States Marine for nearly seven years and a Military Olympic Athlete. I am also an RYT500 registered yoga instructor, am currently obtaining my Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver, and frankly, I’m a survivor and thrivor of many things. I have a passion to help you shift your behaviors to develop lifelong, sustainable healthy habits and a deep understanding of your mental, physical, and spiritual needs. We’ll work together to create lasting changes to your health, energy, and well-being because “small changes make big differences!”

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