Kelly McDaniel

Instead of Resolutions

Many of us struggle during the holiday season. As such, we’re vulnerable to powerful neurological processes that help us manage stress. Over-eating and over-drinking promote a parasympathetic response (hypo-arousal) that makes us hazy and lets us disconnect from unwanted feelings. Or we lean toward deprivation ~ ketosis provides us increased fuel (hyperarousal) for holiday events …

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Internal Compass

For some of us, mothers provide guidance, nurturing and protection, building an internal compass that directs our choices and self concept. If we didn’t receive one or more of these important needs, however, we may feel hungry for substitutes. Surrogate mothers come in many forms: food and romance may be the most powerful. We may …

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