If you’re feeling stressed and scared right now, read this

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Food and Health Education, Words of Wisdom

I’m not sure how you have been feeling over the past 48-72hours but yesterday I realised that I was really scared.

I had been so focussed on staying calm, being positive and showing up as a source of grounded-ness for others I hadn’t even given myself time and space to process how I was feeling.

I realised yesterday I was so afraid. Afraid of how this virus could affect my loved ones, and vulnerable members of our community. Afraid of the pending economical implications. Afraid of having to face the reality of my wedding not going ahead. Afraid of the uncertainty of how this is going to unfold.

Yes I was apparently calm and contained, yet beneath the surface fear was infiltrating my being. Without acknowledging this, listening to it, expressing it and processing it, it began to dictate my thoughts and feelings.

I realised something was up when I reacted disproportionately to comments being made by other thought leaders about this being an exciting time. I was outraged. And I couldn’t let it go!

How could anyone possibly describe this time as EXCITING when people are losing loved ones, livelihoods are being threatened and our very way of life is shifting rapidly? I found it insensitive and unthinkable to consider this time right now as exciting.

However, I knew there was something here for me to learn as I was so TRIGGERED and my entire sense of being became consumed with this outrage and exasperation.

SO I reflected. I worked out. I meditated. I walked in nature.

And it HIT ME. I was scared.

DUH. More than natural and normal at this time!

It’s all well and good to think positive, stay calm and do the inner work, however it’s also important to always acknowledge how you feel and ALLOW those emotions to express what they need to express.

Once I stopped, took a moment to acknowledge how I felt and wrote it all down, I felt immediately lighter and clearer. I felt relief.

Ahhhhh. There is it. I am scared.

Ok. Of course. We’re all scared on some level.

And so today, I want to offer you some tools and resources you can access and use to help yourself through this uncertain time if you too are feeling stressed and scared. 

The FIRST thing I can offer you- as I unconsciously made this mistake myself- is to LIMIT your consumption of the news and updates and social scrolling.

Go to a source you trust for an update. Consciously consume that. Then consciously choose 1 or 2 spaces, places or people you resonate with and listen to or read their words of wisdom. Then, LEAVE.

Right now we need to LIMIT the input of information as I can tell you, there is a CRAZY amount of conflicting info swirling around and all it will do is make you more confused and stressed. 

TRUST YOURSELF.

At the very core of it, you are an animal. You have instincts. Trust your inner self right now for guidance on how to be feeling, and which actions to be taking.

The challenging thing is that you are an animal with awareness and a brain and a mind that selectively filters information, according to your beliefs and experiences. You have an ability to THINK and ANALYSE, and if left unattended this faculty can get very out of control.

More than ever, we need to be creating time and space to stop consuming all of the outside information and to get in touch with our inner sources of information- our own inner intelligence. You will know when you tune into your inner intelligence, exactly what to do and how to feel.

I had been guilty over the 24 hours prior to my little breakdown, of allowing outside information to determine how I felt.

It hadn’t influenced my behaviour necessarily, but it had determined how I was feeling.

When I took time to disconnect from all of the outer information and connect with my inner self, my inner being, my inner intelligence, my inner animal, I was calm.

I was peaceful.

I was grateful.

I was good, and all of the hysteria and panic was not there.

And it was so nice.

It IS so nice when I go there.

Lately my meditation has been the most DELIGHTFUL space to be and the space where I feel MOST myself.

When I do align myself back to my inner state of being and trusting my inner authority, then when I go out into the community, I have good interactions with people.

I am calm, I am friendly. I am open. I am kind.

And I receive that back, and it feels really good.

It feels really good to have these positive and empathetic interactions with people where there’s this unsaid kind of understanding that we’re in this together. And that feels really good.

So I would encourage you, if you are feeling stressed and scared, that is a sign to rebalance

To go within. To recalibrate where your information sources are coming from and to take some time to disconnect, create some stillness and calm within yourself.

You might go and have a bath with some essential oils, maybe some Epsom salts.

Maybe put on some good old music and rock it out and shake your body, and shake out the stress and the frustration and fear.

Maybe listen to a meditation -or practice your own form of meditation- whatever that might be.

Maybe journal out how you’re feeling.

It’s really important at this time that you honour how you’re feeling. That you acknowledge how you’re feeling. To create time and space to go within yourself so that you can support yourself, and be there for yourself to work through it.

Right now it’s more important than ever that we are trusting our inner authority, our inner intelligence.

Our higher selves, because everybody is been influenced by all sorts of information right now.

And not all of it is necessarily a helpful influence.

I’ve seen so many different theories going around at the moment about what is happening in our world and when I get lost in all of that I make myself crazy.

NO ONE KNOWS exactly what is going on, or how it’s all going to unfold. NO ONE.

All I know right now, is that when I connect inside, when I take time out, and breathe and create some space, I feel good.

It’s all good.

I will never say that right now is a positive or exciting time.

It is a time of change, of great change. As in, the size of it is significant.

We can do positive things with this time, we can respond positively. We can step up as leaders in our community. We can put kindness, compassion, love, at the forefront of our behaviours and state of being.

We can go deeper with this whole sense of being in this together, and of our shared humanity.

There are opportunities at the moment for really good things to come out of a very difficult space.

And if anyone is struggling, if you are scared or afraid or stressed or worried or anxious, I am here for you.

I get it. As I’ve shared I’ve had these waves myself and I’m just so grateful that I have spent the last two and a half decades fortifying my health and my well being- not just physically, also mentally and emotionally.

I have so many tools practices and resources that I can lean on in these times and also people in my world- beautiful friendships that I have grown over the past few decades; spaces I’ve invested in with my mentor and my mastermind group; places and spaces, I can go and lean on when I need to.

Some thought leaders that I do follow and really do appreciate their perspective and advice at these times include:

-Gabrielle Bernstein

-Marie Forleo

-Deepak Chopra

Each of these people have provided really grounded and wholesome advice at this time and I have felt calm and rebalanced by consciously consuming their content.

Please remember though, as I said, you have access to your very own wisdom, intelligence and guidance – always. And although other people can help us stay grounded and calm, ultimately we will do best to learn to go within and hear ourselves.

I just wanted to connect with you all, let you know that I’m human and that I’m here for you.

I’m going through all the feels as well, and I’m leaning HEAVILY on my tools and resources that I’ve built up over the past few decades.

Our fear, stress and worry is all legitimate, it’s all natural and normal given what’s going on.

And we will be of best service to ourselves, and others if we remember that when we’re feeling really stressed and strung out, that is the time to really DISCONNECT and go within.

It’s more important than ever to recognise when we’re out of balance, and that we need to go within ourselves to restore that balance. To get our information from our inner space, our inner intelligence, our inner selves.

I hope that is helpful, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to share how you’re feeling.

Lots of love.

PS- right now is a GREAT time to work on and fortify the FOUNDATIONS of your wellbeing.

I am hosting a FREE workshop on Monday 23rd March at 3pm QLD time on The FUNdamentals of Wellbeing.

Food is just ONE of these FUNdamentals. Come and let me share with you what I have learned over two & a half decades of living a healthy lifestyle and over one & a half decades of working with people of ALL backgrounds.

Empower yourself.

There is so much you CAN do right now to strengthen & support your most valuable resource- your health.

There is a limit of 50 spaces for this workshop so that I can personally answer any questions and interact with you as much as possible.

The link is here 

 

BridgetJane

Dietitian~Counsellor~Eating Psychology Coach

Newleafnutrition.com.au

The 10 Commandments of Permanent Weight loss!

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Food and Health Education, Weight Loss

The 10 Commandments of Permanent Weight Loss

ALL you ever need to know about the Mindset required to lose weight & KEEP IT OFF!

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BridgetJane
Mind, Body, Soul Wellness

Dietitian~Counsellor~Eating Psychology Coach

Newleafnutrition.com.au

 

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21 day 2020 Kickstart Challenge

Written by Bridget on . Posted in Food and Health Education

So yes- here we are!

Not just in a NEW YEAR, but a whole new DECADE!

An amazing opportunity to START OVER.

DO BETTER.

REALLY lay a solid foundation for how we want our lives, happiness and health to be from HERE ON IN.

I am not really one for NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS.

By the third week of the year these are typically forgotten! Buried deep beneath the everyday busy-ness.

Back to school, back to work, what New Year!?

BUT- this year feels particularly powerful. Potent. Promising.

Do you feel that too?

Like a TOTALLY NEW ENERGY emerging around the globe…

An opportunity to reflect. To TAKE A STAND.

To realise and acknowledge that we CAN DO BETTER.

We can BE BETTER.

And what I am MOST passionate about in my life personally is BEING THE BEST ME.

The highest, most authentic and greatest version of ME. Not a copy of someone else.

The happiest, healthiest version of ME that is able to do my BEST in and for our world- AND to inspire others to do the same!

TO become the HAPPIEST, HEALTHIEST version of themselves for the greatest and highest good of those they love and our world in general.

This is what I am most passionate about PROFESSIONALLY too!

To use the skills I’ve acquired through my personal journey from being an overweight, unhealthy and unfit child, to being a happy, healthy, energetic adult; my two degrees (Nutrition and Dietetics, and Psychology); my extra studies in counselling, the psychology of eating and youth work.

To show others how they TOO can make this transformation- at ANY age, ANY stage!

YOU REALLY CAN START AGAIN any time you choose! 🙂

So why not harness the energy and excitement of the New Year, the NEW DECADE!?

Kicking off on the 17th January 2020, I will be leading a small group of those who feel this READINESS to reach towards MORE; to GROW; to EXPAND; to UPGRADE.

Their life; their selves; their health; their happiness!

Together we will be creating a whole new VISION for ourselves and our lives.

We will be getting explicitly clear on WHAT WE WANT- what that LOOKS LIKE and HOW THAT FEELS.

We will be diving deep into the MINDSET required to bring that to life!

WHO do we need to BE? HOW do we need to think? WHAT actions do we need to take?

We will be exploring our barriers, limitations and challenges in getting to where we want to be AND coming up with creative solutions to these.

We will be establishing DAILY PRACTICES that will effortlessly, inevitably and ENJOYABLE take us to where we want to be.

We will be LAYING A FOUNDATION including the mindset, habits and tools we require to make this happen in a SUSTAINABLE way- in a way we can maintain for life BECAUSE WE LOVE it and it feels SO good to be on the journey! 🙂

I will be guiding us every step of the way and loading you up with the tools, resources and skills you need to bring this to life ONE STEP AT A TIME.

This challenge is a KICKSTART to the rest of your life!

The BEST of your life!

If YOU want to 2020 to be the year you FINALLY bring the happiest, healthiest version of yourself to LIFE and maintain that FOR LIFE, then LET’S GO!

I’m ready and waiting to show you the way!

 

P.S Remember this is my story and where I started if you want to see that it’s possible to change your life for good and maintain it for life!

 

P.P.S – these are just SOME of the SUCCESS STORIES we’ve witnessed over the DECADE and a HALF that we’ve been doing this- please note though that SO MANY MORE have not been captured here- but have been shared in my newsletter

 

P.P.P.S – for FAST ACTION TAKERS (the first 10 to come on board!), I will be GIFTING you –

  • my ebook ENOUGH – RRP $19.99
  • my transformative training – YOU- But Better! Your bullsh*t free blueprint for permanent weight-loss, more energy & true happiness – RRP $99
  • the opportunity to WIN a FREE 1:1 30 minute consultation*

 

INCLUDED in the challenge:

  • Private Facebook group where training will be delivered- you will have lifetime access to all of the content
  • ALL the resources you need for inspiration, information, ideas, education
  • Recipes, videos, tutorials, websites, ideas etc that you can use/access to help you make positive changes
  • Access to me through the group to ask questions, seek encouragement/clarity
  • Access to heavily discounted 1:1 coaching if you feel this would support you – My 1:1 coaching is only available in 4 month programs and starts at $999 a month- so this is an exclusive and INCREDIBLY economical opportunity to hire me as your personalised nutritionist, health and happiness coach in 2020. This will NOT be available after the challenge.

Sound good?

Any questions, please email me on [email protected] or PM me on my FACEBOOK PAGE

See you on the inside!

 

Thank you again. You are brilliant! 💕💕 I really got so much out of that. xx much appreciated” -L.H

 

 

LETS DO THIS!

I’m just SO EXCITED to share this with you…

BridgetJane

Dietitian~Counsellor~Eating Psychology Coach

Newleafnutrition.com.au

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