What to do with negative emotions

Ricki talking about how to deal with negative emotions

When life changes quickly, there’s no doubt it can be stressful.

Whether you’re dealing with a once-in-a-century event like COVID-19 and the ramifications to people all over the world, or whether you’re adapting to a new structure in the household once the kids have left for college or you are starting your life in retirement, it can trigger a plethora of emotions.

Anger, sadness, frustration. . . these are all emotions that can rise to the surface when you are trying to adapt to a new way of life.

It’s important to note that these emotions are all normal, and they needn’t wreak havoc in your life. However, in order to work through these sometimes uncomfortable emotions, we need to first recognize, then deal with them.

In today’s video, I talk about one practice you can use to recognize the purpose and value of negative emotions. 

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How to move to a positive outlook

Ricki talking about how to gain a positive outlook

When life is challenging, it’s natural to start thinking about all the negatives.

With everything that’s going on in our world around COVID-19 right now, it’s easy to slip into worry, anxiety, fear and more negative emotions.

But just because they exist doesn’t mean you have to stay there.

Focusing too much on negative emotions, or worse, allowing yourself to stay stuck within them, is actually bad for your health. It lowers immunity and it prevents your brain from doing what it should be doing now: seeking solutions, thinking critically and analytically, and getting creative around what to do going forward.

What can you do with these negative feelings? In today’s video, I share a technique to move yourself away from the negative and into the positive.

Because the last thing you want to do is stay mired in all that negativity, right?

 

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The first step to tackle anxiety

Video of Ricki talking about anxiety

Right now, you might be experiencing anxiety and stress. . . beyond the usual.  At the time of this post, the world is in the very center of the COVID-19 pandemic. My hubby, the Girls and I are at home about 99.9% of the time (we leave the house only to walk the dogs). Since […]

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Homemade Soft Gluten-Free Tortillas

Plate piled with soft gluten free tortillas

[These easy-to-make tortillas are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free,  dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.] The first time I tasted a burrito, I was in my 40s (I know–gasp!). Even worse, I have never gotten to try an authentic (wheat flour-based) wrap. By the time I was […]

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Why you keep slipping up (and what you can do about it)

Ricki looking upset about slipups

Just last week, I noticed something different about our (relatively) new puppy, Zoey. Ever since we got her, we’ve been putting Zoey in the crate at night when we go to sleep. Even at a year old, she’s still not mature enough to know that she shouldn’t eat tissues out of the waste paper baskets, […]

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How do you know if it’s working?

Ricki is confused about whether the anti-canidda diet is working or not

Recently, one of the new members in my Facebook group, Food Restrictions Made Easy, asked this question:  “I’ve been on the anti-candida diet for several weeks now. How do I know if it’s working?” It struck me that this is a question that might be on your mind, too. For those of us on restricted […]

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What’s your relationship with your symptoms?

Ricki talking about your relationship with your symptoms

You might not think of the way you deal with symptoms as a “relationship,” but there are many similarities. Do you treat your health with respect? Do you dump healthy eating when something “better” comes along? In today’s video, I talk about how we sometimes consider our symptoms when we try to decide whether to […]

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The First Step to Healing from Candida

Ricki talking about the importance of acceptance with candida

It can be a real shock to be told you have to change your diet dramatically, no matter the diagnosis that accompanies it. Whether you have to cut out sugar and simple carbs because of diabetes, or grains and legumes to follow a Paleo diet, or gluten because of Celiac disease, or sugar, gluten, eggs […]

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Everything Bagel Cheese Ball (Dairy-free, Grain-free, Sugar-free)

Creamy dairy-free cheeseball cut to reveal the interior

Back in the Decade of the Dinner Party, throwing a bash for New Year’s Eve was just a normal occurrence. These days, now that The HH and I are both “of a certain age” (and given the fact that our newest family member, the Zoey pup, is basically equivalent to a 14 year-old teenager, in […]

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Why Acceptance Can Be a Good Thing

Ricki Heller talking about acceptance

“I’m just going to accept that this is the way my life is now.”  When I heard those words from my client, my heart sank. Not because I think acceptance is bad–I actually think it’s a good thing–but because the meaning behind her words was, in my opinion, far from accepting. And that, I thought, […]

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