Posts in the ‘Developing Awareness’ Category

Conscious Eating: How to Eat with Awareness

April 27th, 2010 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Seattle Nutritionist Angela Pifer writes: When was the last time you sat down and ate dinner without any distractions? It is rare that we’re simply eating when we’re eating. Meals have become yet another task we squeeze in during the day. In fact, 66 percent of Americans report regularly eating dinner in front ofRead the rest of this entry…



Choosing To Self Nurture

August 17th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet In some situations, you may feel guilty about nurturing your body and mind by spending time address­ing your personal needs and being good to yourself. When these situations arise, it’s important that you remember that taking time to practice healthy habits and coping skills and celebrating your successes along the way will help youRead the rest of this entry…



Finding the Time to Self Nurture

August 14th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet How many times have you thought about something you’d like to do, but quickly reminded yourself that you don’t have time for it? Many of us spend so much time doing what we feel we must do, that we don’t have enough time to include things we would love to do. The feeling ofRead the rest of this entry…



Relieving Stress through Mindful Practice

August 1st, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Nearly everyone feels stress on a daily basis. Stress is the body’s response to challenging situations and circumstances. When stressed, the body produces chemicals to prepare for a “fight-or-flight” response. This gives us the energy to fight or run away in life threatening situations. Even when there is no danger to our life, manyRead the rest of this entry…



Eating with Purpose

October 29th, 2008 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Eating while multitasking seems to have become an American pastime.  A working lunch (eaten at your desk while focusing on work) or watching TV while eating dinner, often leads us to eat more. Adults in the United States devote an average of 1 hour and 12 minutes per day to eating, yet spend betweenRead the rest of this entry…



The Independent Woman: Keeping you as Close as Arms Length

June 14th, 2008 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet The idea of losing a sense of self if we get too close to someone can be a very scary feeling.  This defense mechanism can be quite damaging because it affects relationship building, in love and in friendship.  Learning how to share your space can only happen once you identify the fears that preventRead the rest of this entry…



The Independent Woman: I’ve got all the Support I can Handle

June 14th, 2008 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet I already have someone I’m close to and I don’t need anyone else.  The biggest problem with this false sense of security is that it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on that special someone.  You can’t expect one person to be able to help you with everything.  Having a variety of friendships orRead the rest of this entry…



The Independent Woman: Help…. Who Me?

June 14th, 2008 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet The very idea that if we ask for help we are indebted to someone, or that the person will reject our request thereby putting us in a vulnerable position. For many people they fear that by asking for help, they are admitting they have a weakness, or that they cannot be everything to everyone. Read the rest of this entry…



The Independent Woman

June 14th, 2008 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet “No thanks, I’ve got it”.  Sound familiar?  How many times have you been faced with a task that was bigger than you, but you just didn’t have it in you to ask for help?  Let’s face it, in today’s society women are becoming the superwoman – a career oriented, forward moving, and independent commodity;Read the rest of this entry…



Breathe into a Healthier You

June 14th, 2008 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet In today’s world of chaos and multi-tasking, stress is inevitable.  It’s true that simple changes can be made in our daily routines to make stress more manageable, but even beyond that, breathing can protect our bodies from stresses harmful effects.  The nervous system is comprised of two divisions: the sympathetic nervous system and theRead the rest of this entry…