I mean in all senses: jobs, houses, shops, food, entertainment, education, sports and holidays, the list can go on for ever …
If there is one thing though that sometimes is missing in our lives, it is the connection with ourselves, our body and the person we are.
Well, that is not available in shops, churches, universities or different organizations. It is down to us to find it and at times it can be hard work and elusive.
You might ask, what finding oneself has to do with food?
Well, it all starts from one single point in space and time: us!
Self-knowledge is the answer to many problems in our lives and, if we had it in the first place, we would have never found ourselves with issues to resolve.
As women, we have a wondrous body which needs certain foods and minerals to function properly and which changes throughout the month following a specific path; if we are unaware of it we might not give to our body what it needs and then experience all sorts of ailments.
If we follow our feminine cycle and observe where it takes us every month, we will notice that with the perfect regularity of a Swiss clock, we go through different moods and physical states, and are inclined to be, in turn, more outgoing, outspoken or introvert and solitary.
This is a normal pattern that a woman may experience every month, but when she is unaware of it, she might mistakenly think all of a sudden that she is becoming antisocial or selfish …
Well, I can tell you that it is all normal and if you go deeper and become a good observer of yourself, you will learn so much about yourself and discover secrets that only you can discover!
One of the things that you will notice is that you tend to like certain foods at certain times of the month. It is not just “I must be premenstrual because I am craving chocolate”, it is deeper than that!
There are many things to consider to determine why we like certain foods at certain times of the month. What I can assure you though, is that cravings are normal and should be taken seriously, as they are the way in which our body is trying to communicate with us!
Or do you repress it as a silly whim, or indulge and binge?
It all starts from us deciding to understand ourselves more and become good detectives; do you investigate who you are and your body’s needs?
These needs might tell you more about yourself and what you should do and eat to help your body out.
One aspect concerning this issue is that many of us tend to numb the good cravings from the body by using too many stimulants like tea, coffee, alcohol, smoking or legal and illegal drugs of different sorts, that help us cope with the demands of our frenetic life. We have been doing it for so long that we don’t think and realize what we do and when we do it. We ignore more and more our body’s needs and forget about noticing our inner cycles!
I would encourage you to start looking inside and pay attention to what you fancy eating. I mean good and healthy foods and not ‘treats’ that have more of an emotional compensation purpose and which do not feed your body with good nutrients and minerals!
You can find a lot of information these days about nutrition, the feminine hormonal cycle, etc. but what I have found the most useful and easiest thing of all is the very old and wise remedy called self-observation and self-investigation. You might be surprised how quickly you will start to notice clues about your cravings, mood swings, etc.
I want to leave you with Hippocrates’s wisdom: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
If you want to explore this matter further, as it affects your life so much as a woman, mum, professional, friend, wife, etc. contact me to learn more about your feminine cycle and book a personal session with me to take your life to the next level!
Gabriella was born in Italy and studied foreign languages at the University of Turin, her home city.
She is a qualified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and has travelled around Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Antarctica.
In 2012 she published a book, ‘Antarctic Odyssey a New Beginning’, about her adventures there.
She is learning to fly gliders in order to gain a different perspective on the world and become a real ‘Flying Inspiration’!
She is an author, speaker, visionary and coach who helps women to gain confidence, authority and fulfilment in life by knowing better their body.
She also helps couples improve their relationship and find a more satisfying way to communicate to have better intimacy.
Women often experience a loss of identity, lack of direction, disconnection from their body, lack of libido and intimacy with their partner and themselves at some stage of their lives. This can trigger physical problems like PMS, cravings, mood swings, weight gain, low self esteem, lack of energy/libido, direction and cause relationship issues. In fact, our body is trying to get in contact with us through these symptoms which can create mental and emotional states that can be very challenging to say the least.
Gabriella has a solution for all these problems and helps women to reconnect with their body and feminine cycle to improve the quality of their lives.
Tel. +44 779 630 6774