Vol. 6    Compassion Issue   Oct 2015

In this issue:

• Hello Again!
• What’s New?

• This Month: Happy Hallow's Eve
Feature Article: What Should I Eat For Breakfast?
• Nourishing Recipes:
Swirly Crust-less Quiche
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Hello Again!

Welcome to our October Compassion issue! I hope you've all had a marvelous September and were able to incorporate some TLC into your lives! Being kind to ourselves and others will always lead us into the relaxation response which is where we need to be for optimal health and authentic, long-lasting, body re-shaping. The point of kindness is so important, that below I'm sharing a bit of a raw video, Too Much of Me, which shows what it's like for someone who's been hurt inside. I'm sure at least some of us will relate.

Apart from that, there's also a lot of other great information contained below. Much homage has been paid to the first meal of the day including our Feature Article,
What Should I Eat For Breakfast? In support of the article and its contents, Nourishing Recipes also revolves around breakfast. Please check out, Swirly Crust-less Quiche, as adapted from Diane Sanfilippo. And, just because you read the word quiche, no need to worry. Any and all recipes posted in From The HealthShrink, are not only clean, nutritious, and nourishing, but always gluten-free!

In This Month make sure to also check out,
Happy Hallow's Eve! You'll get to hear about the origins of the holiday and considerations for making it into not only a fun time, but a hallowed event. And, for good measure, in an effort to continue to get the word out about Eating Psychology for optimal health and body re-shaping, I'll be speaking at both Gotham Volleyball for friends there and once again at Athleta - NYC - Upper Westside which is open to all! You can find details below for the Athleta presentation and you can RSVP right here.

So, there you have it my friends. There's lots of excitement and diversity in store this month! But beneath it all whether we're talking about healthy eating or movement, any and all real, lasting change starts first with self-love. And, incorporating compassion for yourselves and then others, is truly a wonderfully healing life ingredient.

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The Way We Dress: “Too much of me” by Siri Bunford - NOWNESS
"Too Much of Me", ...Says who?
What's New?

Sep 12th - "I'm back!" That's right friends, after taking the summer off for rehab purposes, I'm back playing with Gotham Volleyball in NYC! It's a great and large league, very straight-friendly, and the new Fall/Winter 2015 Season has just begun. This was try-out day, and I happen to be a captain, and I did my darndest to put together a fun, friendly, and talented squad. Win, lose, or draw, I'm looking forward to having a blast  on these upcoming Saturday afternoons! I'd love to hear what you do to have fun. There's no wrong or right way. It's just whatever creates a lot of happy hormones flowing inside each and everyone of us that matters.

Sep 15th - The
"5 Effective Methods for Health Gain & Weight Loss.” presentation at Athleta went so well, I am doing an Encore on October 21st.

Sep 23rd - The HealthShrink initiated an independent study program with
the  HeartMath Institute! I'm very excited to learn proven, scientific methods to grow and develop my own resilience to stressful situations and then be able to do the same for others! This will be very useful for over eaters, binge eaters, and many others.

Oct 7th -
Gotham Volleyball's Health and Wellness ClinicJoin me for a FREE Wellness Clinic (open to all members of Gotham) at 7pm (sharp) on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Oct 9th-12th – A long week-end, family get-a-way to Pine Lake Manor in Greene County, NYS! We’ll be celebrating Halloween a bit early, but we’re always up for it! I’m looking forward to pumpkin painting and the costume party!

Oct 21st - Encore presentation
by The Healthshrink via Athleta - Upper Westside Store - NYC - a FREE Presentation: "5 Effective Methods for Health Gain & Weight Loss.” The same great message but at a much better 6pm time slot. It's still free and you're always invited! See details below.

Oct 31st - Happy "All Hallow's Eve!"

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Tried everything you know to lose weight and keep it off for good?  Think it's all about "calories in & calories out"? If you're at your wits end with the usual diets & exercise, it's time to learn about strategies that can really make a life changing difference in your health & body size. You're not a willpower weakling, nor have your failed.  But something is terribly amiss when it comes to weight, and hint: it's not your fault. Discover the "5 Effective Methods for Health Gain & Weight Loss" at this FREE presentation given by Susan D'Addario, The HealthShrink, Certified Eating Psychology Coach.
This Month: Happy Hallow's Eve
Halloween (October 31st) - This yearly holiday celebrated in many countries offers a lot of fun times for young and old alike! There's trick-or-treating, costume parties, jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, haunted attractions, scary stories, horror flicks, and of course, lots of candy! Sounds rather perfect to me! But, what actually is Halloween, and why celebrate?

The word
Halloween dates back to 1745, (although All Hallow's' Eve dates back to 1556). The holiday has its origins in Western Christian faith and is the evening prior to Nov. 1st, All Saints Day, and, Nov. 2nd, All Souls' Day. Both Saints and Souls holidays were times to remember the dead. The original focus therefore of All Hallow's Eve had to do with using "humor and ridicule to confront the power of death." Boo!!

All joking aside, I actually often feel very close to the people and pets I've loved who have passed on. I'm grateful to them for having added to and shaped my life, and for having shared their gifts with me including
love, laughter, and care. So much of my identity and how I feel about myself has to do with these people/animals who've been in my world and have touched me.

Therefore, I will certainly be partaking in the traditional
Halloween fun this month by giving candy to the trick-or-treaters, going to a costume party, and maybe even checking out NYC's fabulous Halloween parade. In addition to that though, I want to take time to hold the holiday in my heart and cherish the memories of those I've loved who are no longer here. Between the 2, having fun and remembering my beloveds, Halloween suddenly feels like an extra-ordinary tradition!

Trick-or-Treat? Treat all the way! Soul nourishment in fact!
Feature Article: What Should I Eat For Breakfast?
Susan D'Addario, The HealthShrink, Certified Eating Psychology Coach

It’s not at all uncommon during a Q & A section following a seminar that I’m asked about breakfast.  “I usually eat cereal.” “I have tea and toast with some jam.” “I always eat a muffin on the go with coffee. It’s quick and easy. Besides, what else is there to eat? Eggs take too long to make especially when I’m running out the door to work.”

I hear you friends! We’ve all been trained well by the food industry about what’s appropriate to eat for breakfast. Cereal, bagels, muffins, doughnuts, croissants, and similar items top the list. While they’re tasty, convenient and fit into a fast-paced lifestyle, eating these types of processed foods day-in and day-out will not lead us to a goal of increasing our health, stamina, and authentic body shape.

Nourishing Recipes
(Organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised, local, wild, gluten-free, and love!)

(As adapted from Balanced Bites).
This is a wonderful recipe' adapted from Diane Sanfilippo, (author of "Practical Paleo", a great book by the way). Diane was referred to in this month's From The HealthShrink's Feature Article, What Should I Eat For Breakfast? What makes this recipe so terrific is that you can easily mix and match flavors by changing up the veggies and seasonings.

You also bake it which generally speaking is a much less labor intensive cooking method. Finally, make 1 batch and come up with 6 servings! Can't eat all 6? Fantastic! This dish freezes easily. Just cut the dish into individual portion sizes. When you want a nourishing and delicious breakfast, take out a piece and heat it in your toaster oven or microwave.

Check it out here!

Time to close my friends with this month's,

Parting Thought: Compassion for self and others heals the body and soul.

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Susan D'Addario, The HealthShrink, has been a psychotherapist in private practice for more than 20 years. Also a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Susan enables individuals interested in regaining health and reshaping their bodies to navigate their challenges using a groundbreaking, innovative eating psychology counseling approach. The HealthShrink program combines many of the best weight-loss strategies, from nutrition science to dynamic eating psychology. It’s a positive, empowering, transformational perspective designed for anyone who eats. Susan works with individuals and groups in-person, by phone, and via Skype. Couples coaching is also provided upon request.
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