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My Skinny Secret: Mindful Eating

Want to know the EASIEST way to start losing weight and keeping it off? Well it’s mindful eating! In this video I share with you my skinny secret for mindful eating and give you a couple different ways to start incorporating it in your life now!

If you want to really get into it and cause some serious changes in your health and happiness, join me in NYC (or order a recording if you can’t) this Sunday 2/16 for my HAPPIER, HEALTHIER LIFE NOW class where I will be teaching you 5 effective tools for eating more mindfully and 3 different meditations to keep your stress levels down and your energy up! tickets and details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/happier-healthier-life-now-with-cassandra-bodzak-from-abcs-the-taste-tickets-9999515821

Join me live or online for my ‘Happier, Healthier Life NOW’ event

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                Treat yourself to some self-care at the end of Valentine’s Day weekend and join us for an hour and half of meditation and mindful eating that will have refreshed, re-energized and ready to give your health and wellness resolutions a one-two punch! I’ll take you through three meditations, a basic ‘everyday’ meditation to keep you on track with your health and fitness goals, one you can use in case of everyday stress-mergencies and finish with a more advanced meditation that will break through any mental clutter and leave you feeling refreshed to start your week! We will also go over 5 important strategies for more mindful eating that will transform the way you look at what you put in your mouth, help you slim down, have more energy and start loving your body. Best yet, you’ll start transforming your body without feeling deprived or restricted in any way. I’m excited! Are you!?

                      The event will take place in Midtown Manhattan – Sunday 2/16 at 7pm- 8:30pm However, if you are not a NYC local OR just can’t make it that day, I’m very excited to announce that for the first time EVER, we will be selling recordings of the event which will be emailed to you with in 24 hours of the event so you can watch it from the comfort of your own home! 

Click here to sign up now! :)

Are you peaceful?

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Kicking off our #quoteoftheday! Are you peaceful? Life can be chaotic and we can’t always control what’s going on out there in the world BUT we can control how it effects our internal environment. I challenge you to take a minute today and choose to remain peaceful on the inside. Take notice of when things in your life stir you up and how it feels when you make the conscious choice for PEACE! :)

MAY CAUSE MIRACLES wk 2

Come join me as I review the second week of my “May Cause Miracles” by Gabby Bernstein journey. I thought it was only appropriate I post this video today for you guys because I’m going to meet the miracle maker herself today the Hay House Writer’s Workshop and I couldn’t be more excited! Please comment, share and SUBSCRIBE! I’d love to hear your experiences if you’ve read this book!

Okay, out causing miracles and stuff, peace.

Yoga: Now with INTENTION!

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I have been a self proclaimed yoga-junkie since before Lululemon started making amaze balls yoga pants. I can find myself relatively comfortable in almost any class my little heart desires to step into, and I say this not to brag but to really emphasize my point here. As many of you may have noticed from following the website and YouTube videos, I have just recently gotten really into meditating. Meditating was something that I flirted with for years! I tried it off and on in college and always sat and focused on my breath at the end of yoga class but never really incorporated it into my yoga practice. I know, this might seem insane, could I really have done yoga all these years and NOT figured it out till now!? Well I’m totally calling myself out on this one in hopes that it will help you take your practice to the next level or maybe even give yoga a second try if it wasn’t your thing at first. A couple nights a go I went to the “power yoga” class at my gym, I was juicing during the day and in a very meditative mood as it was but then the instructor took a minute and spoke to us about setting an intention for our practice. For those of you that have been to yoga class, this is fairly common. However, for the first time, I really set a powerful intention for my practice. In fact, it had nothing to do with my body and wasn’t directly related to the yoga work I was doing but to the meditative work I was doing at home. I instantly felt more calm and centered in my practice, my intention gave me strength and balance. In some of the more challenging poses I really felt like I was harnessing power towards my intention. Yoga went from an amazing work out where I stretch my already uber flexible body and feel like jello when I leave to this other worldly experience, I don’t think I’ve ever been so relaxed and grounded while sweating so much! I felt empowered and balanced afterwards like I had gotten a mind massage, if you can imagine that. So I HAD to share with you guys! I will never go back to doing intention-less yoga again and I strongly encourage you all to challenge yourself this week by taking a yoga class and setting a powerful intention and just letting that experience guide you! Let me know how it goes! Comment below after class!

Learn How to Meditate

I was so overwhelmed with gratitude from all the lovely messages I got after my “Get Skinny from Meditating” video and honestly, a little surprised! I had no idea how many of you would really be interested in meditation. A few brave people also mentioned to me that they have a hard time meditating, they don’t know where to start and I can totally relate. I have been meditating off and on since college but it wasn’t till I found Gabrielle Bernstein’s book “Spirit Junkie” that I actually sat down and did some real work. Now I’m a total meditation addict and I look forward to it when I wake up in the morning before my coffee and at night before I tuck myself into bed. However, I would not claim to be an expert, YET, I’m still working on it. So here’s a video from Gabby about how to meditate that I thought would really help all of you GS&Sers take the plunge and give it a try! Feel free to comment below or email me any thoughts or revelations! Namaste!

MONDAY MEDITATION

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As all of you Facebook fans know, I am doing Oprah & Deepak Chopra’s 21 day Meditation challenge! If your not in the loop on Facebook, click here and fix that! I have absolutely loved challenging myself to make time for a meditation each day with the over all concept being meditating on perfect health. As per usual on Monday, I had set out with the intention of writing my “Monday Motivation” post after my meditation but as soon as I saw our centering thought for today’s meditation, I knew I had to share it with you! So let’s all take a moment, take a deep breath, wash away all the scattered thoughts of the day and think about ” with awareness, I create healthy habits”. In the pre-meditation discussion, Deepak explains how so many of our unhealthy habits come out of our unconscious actions. We’re so used to reaching for the sugar to put in our morning coffee, taking the elevator instead of the stairs, or even worse, smoking cigarettes or grabbing fast food on the go, that we’re not actually self aware to what we’re doing.  Being self aware is one of the crucial tools to creating balance and health in your body. Be aware of your actions, be aware of what your putting into your body, ask yourself questions before you eat something or skip the gym. ” How is this helping me?” “What is this doing for my body?” So many times all it takes to make the right decision is asking yourself one easy question because in that question you become aware and connected to that moment and are no longer on the conveyor belt of your usual pattern. Let’s take this monday to carve a few minutes out for yourself and just repeat those centering words, “With awareness, I create healthy habits.” Think about what habitual, unconscious things you do that could be affecting your health in a negative way and what things you could consciously create as new, improved, healthy habits. Perfect health, vitality, energy , a fit body and a balanced mind all start here. Get aware!

 

To join the meditation challenge with me, click here and sign up for free! http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/bestsellers/ProgramPage.aspx?bookid=178&id=7733

 

 

 

 
 

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