10 Reasons You're in a Funk + What to Do About It
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
3w ago
    When you feel stuck in a rut, a bad mood, or negative mindset, it can be challenging to get out of that funk when you are deeply entrenched in it. Sometimes you might just wake up in a funk that you can’t seem to shake. You might wake up feeling anxious, generally more pessimistic, stressed, or grumpy, for seemingly no reason. Moods can strike at any time, and sometimes these moods seem way out of alignment with what your current circumstances might actually be presenting you with. Trying to “think positive”, “just snap out of it”, or “just let it go” is not helpful advice, beca ..read more
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Creating a Year of Enchantment
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
1M ago
    When was the last time you felt enchanted? When experiencing enchantment, you’re filled with delight, you’re drawn towards the image, the item or the experience, and it creates a great feeling of pleasure. When you are enchanted you are captivated, fascinated, and inspired.  If you’ve spent some time reflecting back on 2023, have you considered what brought you a feeling of enchantment in this past year? If not, take a look back and ask yourself, how often did I feel delighted, filled with great pleasure, and deeply inspired? As you reflect back on 2023, how alive, open-hea ..read more
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Embracing Emotions
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
2M ago
    Allowing ourselves to be present with our emotions is an incredibly powerful and meaningful practice. When we embrace our emotions, we are embracing ourselves in a way that lets our feelings and experiences know that we can handle them. However, it can be a really challenging practice to embrace our emotions when we are struggling, when we are going through a difficult time, or when we are stressed and overwhelmed with life in general. When we’ve gotten good at numbing out and avoiding our emotions through behaviors, it can feel like we need to start completely from the beg ..read more
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How Are You?
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
3M ago
    The holiday season is approaching, for many people this is a fun, joyful, and exciting time. For many others, it’s a stressful, uncomfortable, and overwhelming time. For some, it’s a combination of both. Please know that during this time of year, many people are just not ok. If that person is you, it’s ok not only to not be ok, but to talk about it if needed. I wanted to write this blog at this time as many people I work with have shared feelings of simply not being ok this time of year. Others have shared feelings of not knowing how to be there for others they care about who ar ..read more
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Discomfort Today = Strength Tomorrow
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
4M ago
    Recently I was huffing and struggling my way through a tough interval on my exercise bike, and just when I was considering taking it easy—the class instructor said (I’m paraphrasing here) —“what feels like a struggle, what you might be experiencing as pain right now, will show up tomorrow as strength in both your body AND for how you show up for yourself.” (Thank you, Tunde!) In that exact moment, when it was feeling really hard, I thought WOW, that’s just what I needed to hear. Here encouragement reminded me of my own physical and inner strength to persevere through a challenge ..read more
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Compassionate Eating: How to Be Kind to Yourself Through Emotional Eating Struggles
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
4M ago
    The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines compassion as, “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” Being compassionate means to suffer along with someone, to understand it, and to offer support to help release the suffering. When talking about compassionate eating as a concept, I am not asking you to suffer with your food, or to feel any sort of distress about food or eating. Compassionate eating is more about how to be with yourself if you struggle with emotional eating, and the ways that compassion can offer relief from some of the s ..read more
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What Exactly Is an EMDR Intensive?
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
5M ago
    Do you ever feel as though you are reliving the same patterns, or having the same recurring negative thoughts or experiences? Many of us are operating out of subconscious negative beliefs that are creating distressing patterns of thoughts, behaviors, and limiting our ability to feel worthy and deserving of the life we desire. EMDR is a powerful therapeutic modality that helps to release these beliefs from our subconscious and unconscious minds, and allows us to live in a less uncomfortable, anxious, and fearful state of being. Through EMDR therapy we can release these limiting b ..read more
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Self-Care, Simplified
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
7M ago
    Self-care has become one of those buzz words, and because it has been tossed around everywhere, it has lost some of its value, its meaning, and its importance. Self-care really is all about pre-managing stress. Pre-managing our stress in this way is absolutely necessary to live a life of health and vitality. When you neglect yourself, your needs, your mental well-being and your health, you will most likely experience the negative impacts of stress. The negative impacts of compounded, unmanaged stress could include low energy, poor sleep, low motivation, illness, and a whole lot ..read more
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How to Disrupt and Change the Patterns of Emotional Eating
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
10M ago
    In my last two blog posts I discussed the importance and necessity of self-awareness in understanding what emotional eating is and why it continues to happen. The most recent post I elaborated on how to dig deep into emotional awareness in order to become more comfortable with the emotional discomfort that we so readily avoid through eating, or really through any other preferred behavior of emotional avoidance.  Numbing, distracting, avoiding, and denial have become pervasive as there are so many ways of distracting ourselves from our feelings at any given moment. Once we c ..read more
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Emotional Exploration as a Path to Healing Emotional Eating
Wholistic Food Therapy | Blog for Sarah Thacker
by Sarah Thacker
11M ago
    Self-awareness as a path to healing emotional eating was fully explored in my last blog post. I hope it was helpful, self-awareness is always where we have to begin in order to welcome and enter into the process of change. If we don’t know what the problem is, it is difficult to create solutions that can lead towards the change process. Self-awareness is helpful, but knowing what the problem is alone unfortunately doesn’t lead to change. Now that you have the awareness of the why behind the patterns of any emotional or stress eating, the next step is to begin to confront and hea ..read more
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