My recipe to deal with anxiety about the future

Ricki talks about dealing with anxiety around COVID openings

At the time of this writing, we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; millions of people worldwide have contracted the virus. Scientists are working furiously on a vaccine and the general public is self-isolating as much as possible at home, “socially distancing” from others (maintaining at least 6 feet or 2 meters from each other in public). Some places mandate masks at all public places.

In other words life is quite different from the way it was only 2 months ago, and it may never be the same again.

As the restrictions lift, people may find that they are faced with new stressors and anxiety. After all, this is a unique time in history, and no one has any idea what will happen.

So, even though we know that businesses can start up again and that we may soon be able to attend public gatherings, none of those things will be as we remembered them. And what of the new risks attendant to all of this interaction with others that didn’t exist for the past 8 weeks?

In today’s video, I talk about what you can do about anxiety when you are faced with an unknown–and perhaps scary–future.  

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How to stick with it when you don’t feel like it

Ricki explains how to stick with your diet when you don't feel like it

You know it’s the best thing for you. 

You know that this will make you feel better.

You know that your symptoms will remain under control. . .

If only you stick to eating within your dietary restrictions.

And yet. . . somehow, you keep eating foods that aren’t the best for you.

Why is that?

When I speak to clients, they tell me that they just get tired. Tired of cooking every day, tired of all the time that it takes, tired of having to eat “special” foods, tired of being different from everyone else.

And so, in the end, they can’t seem to face one more meal that requires all that extra work–especially when everyone else can just grab a donut for breakfast, or grab a burrito for lunch, or grab some takeout Thai food for dinner.

They just don’t feel like doing it any more. They’re worn out.

And I totally get it (really, I do).

So what can you do to keep going when you simply don’t feel you have it in you to continue on? That’s exactly what I discuss in today’s video.

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The Comfort Cookie

candida friendly, grainfree chocolate chip cookies on a plate

[Need a cookie, like, now? This quick and easy Comfort Cookie serves one in minutes. And it’s still vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free,  dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, optionally nut-free and low glycemic. Suitable for stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] Raise your hand if this sort of thing happens to you: you find yourself in […]

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Living with Less

Ricki looks serious explaining how to live with less

With limited access to stores, restaurants, entertainment and basically all of the usual amenities we are used to “normal” times, it can be frustrating to feel limited in what you can do or buy, and whom you can see in your day-to-day life. I’ve heard from so many people that they are feeling stressed and […]

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Easing into the “New Normal,” Part 2

Ricki discusses the new normal and what to do now

When you think about our “new normal” at the moment (during the COVID-19 pandemic), what does your daily life feel like to you? Is it very different from your life before “sheltering at home”? For many of us, life day-to-day is nothing like our lives before this all began in March 2020. With working from […]

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Easing into the “New Normal,” part 1

Ricki talks about the new normal part 1

 There’s no doubt about it, we’re living in a new reality. It might be one we didn’t ask for, and might be one that is throwing myriad new challenges our way–but whether we like it or not, it’s here. How are you adjusting? Are you finding ways to carve out new routines for yourself, or […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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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