In this episode, Jessica reconnects with Sheva Carr, creator of HeartMath’s HeartMastery Program through Fyera!, as well as the founding Executive Director of the Fyera Foundation and Sunflower SunPower Kids.
Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from this week:
Big Idea #1: How to Stop Emotional Eating
Emotional and binge eating comes from the body going into a stress response and survival mode! We’re under so much pressure these days.
With the barrage of emails, traffic, and whatever gets to you, the body responds to the emotional content you’re generating- it cannot tell the difference between an upsetting email and a genuine life threat.
Most people respond to this stress by either not eating or over-eating.
When we’re stressed, there’s so much noise going on in our body, and the heart is a gateway to our intuition! We need to connect with our heart and ask, "What do we NEED right now?"
We're looking to eat that will nourish us in all ways, including emotionally!
- Celebrate your meals!
- Be connected to your intuition!
- Eat by listening to your soul and spirit, and what will really feed you!
Sometimes what you need IS bithday cake or turkey dinner, and sometimes it’s a hot bath, walk, or a talk with a friend. :)
The focus is on stopping the use or withholding of food to feed other hungers: love, power, appreciation, self-expression, etc.
Big Idea #2: The New Job for Your Inner Critic
It's time for your inner critic to have a new job: COMPASSION!
Many over-eaters have a tremendous sense of guilt. The capacity to give yourself latitude, and to be easy with yourself is crucial in finding success!
It's also important to have compassion for the pattern itself: you’re not stupid or lacking willpower. You have self-love at the core and are trying to feel better. However, the way you’re going about it can make you feel worse.
We want to empower you with the skill that allows you to reach within yourself to feel good, rather than reaching into the cupboard or the fridge.
Big Idea #3: Heart Power vs. Willpower
Diets that are self-depriving (can't have this or that) never end up working in a sustainable way. It's time to cultivate heart power: tuning into what is needed in the moment, and then acting on it!
You can try to will yourself to stop eating, or you can tune into your heart and feel when you’re satiated.
Instead of depriving yourself, you are honoring yourself—and THAT is sustainable!
At your core, it’s your desire to nurture that is driving what you’re doing. If you’re addicted to anything, it’s that you haven’t given up on feeling good!
Other Cool Stuff:
Check out the HeartMath program Stopping Emotional Eating here!
There's a complete program, including a book, emWave and webinars!
Check out more at Heart Mastery – there's a free section of Heartstart Calls (how to apply heart intelligence to start your day from the heart) and webinars (to learn more about the science behind it)!
PLUS — Sign up for a free coaching call — a $150 value – speak about your dreams, values, and goals, and they can direct you how to get there! And if you're interested in stopping emotional eating, leave a note and they'll be sure to hook you up with a consultant who can give you more info!
We hope you enjoyed and tune in next week!
-The en*theos Team
About Sheva Carr
Sheva Carr is the architect of HeartMath’s HeartMastery Program through Fyera!, and the founding Executive Director of the Fyera Foundation and Sunflower SunPower Kids. She speaks to people all over the world on how to access heart intelligence, and on how to receive the benefits of the heart's impact on consciousness, health, performance and creativity.
Sheva has 20 years of experience in acupuncture, herbal medicine, polarity therapy, birthing assistance, coaching, and stress management research and training. But who she is at heart is always a beginner, learning and always willing to witness impossible good made real through the power of her student’s hearts.
She lives in Boulder Creek, CA with her orange tabby Gingee and her beloved partner of 17 years Robert Browning, who is director of development for HeartMath’s hospital programs.