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The Jedi and Why I Really Became a Life Coach

An attorney recently asked me if I was a mind Jedi. I’d been coaching his client and he was shocked with her quick transformation. When I started working with her, she was completely stuck. She was clear on the results
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Deciphering Your Urge to Drink and What You Can Learn from It

When are the times you most want a drink? For me it was when I’d come home from a grueling day at work, an hour of Atlanta traffic, hungry from not having had time to each lunch, and walk in
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3 Things I Learned When I Finally Stopped Drinking Too Much

I usually opened a bottle of wine because I was feeling stressed and wanted a quick way to relax. Often it had been a grueling day maneuvering between hurt/angry divorce parties and particularly zealous attorneys. Just as likely stress was
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Committing to Stop Overdrinking Part 1 of 3: Identify Benefits You Get from Alcohol

I loved what I got from drinking. Immediate dopamine hit. Raising my blood sugar if I was hungry or tired. A calm that seemed to wash over me within minutes of alcohol entering my blood system. The scene: I arrive
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Committing to Stop Overdrinking Part 2 of 3: Get Specific About What Alcohol Is Costing You

When I decided to change my drinking habits, I was fed up with feeling bad about myself when it came to alcohol. Change is uncomfortable. We get into habits because it’s easier to keep doing the same thing. I got
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Committing to Stop Overdrinking Part 3 of 3: Follow these Rules to Set Your Goal

At one point I thought it would be a good idea to limit myself to drinking only on special occasions. In my mind, I was thinking times like toasting the bride and groom at weddings, my 10-year anniversary, New Year’s
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Unringing the Bell for Alcohol and Cues Telling Us to Drink

My husband and I pretty much go to the same nearby restaurant every Friday night. Every time I planned to not have my usual Greygoose martini with olives (they bring it with a side car), it was like my brain
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4 Steps to Developing Your Stop Overdrinking Strategy and Why You Need One

I used to have a habit of overdrinking when I was bored. It often involved being at a bar with a friend. Drinking in bars has never been my thing. I would go because a friend wanted to. It seemed
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How to Not Overeat (While Not Overdrinking) Over the Holidays

Overeating is like overdrinking—lots of us use food as a source of pleasure and escape. As a certified weight-loss coach, I’m often asked how to avoid overeating during the holidays. Is it possible to not gain weight or actually lose
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How to Not Drink When You Really Want to in Three Steps

There are times when I drop into a down state for a few days. Not depression. I’ve had clinically depressed family members and that is a different beast entirely. I’m talking about a low that comes from the loss of
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Why Willpower Doesn’t Create Lasting Change

Ever notice when you try to lose weight, willpower only lasts temporarily? When I wanted to drop pounds, which was often, I’d decided to cut back on sweets. I’d avoid Oreos in the pantry/moosetracks in the freezer. After a couple
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What to Say When Others Ask Why You’re Not Drinking

Ever worry what your friends, colleagues, family will say if you tell them you’re not drinking? You’re no fun anymore. Why aren’t you drinking? Are you sick? Come on! At least have one. Pretty much all of my overdrinking clients
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