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emoticon We will be working through the book, Body Thrive by Cate Stillman beginning January 1, 2019. Please join us in the 2019 Book Club thread. emoticon










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HABIT 10 Easeful Living
Read pages 235 -249
Look over page 29-32 of the workbook.

Discussion Questions - Habit 10

Q: How do you orient yourself in your day - through stress or ease? Are you noticing that you have a choice?

Q: Can you build triggers into your day to pause and recognize if you are in ease or in stress?

Q: How do the prior habits in Body Thrive align you with space and time? Do you feel more spaciousness in your day-to-day? Do you have more time? More intrinsic joy?

Q: Is there someone whose easeful, enlightened existence is an inspiration for you? Can you "fake it until you become it" to cultivate ease in your life this week?

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I didn't manage to get this one done - next time!


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emoticon Assignment Habit 10
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 10 Easeful Living
Read pages 235 -249
Look over page 29-32 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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Q: How do you orient yourself in your day - through stress or ease? Are you noticing that you have a choice?

Q: Can you build triggers into your day to pause and recognize if you are in ease or in stress?

Q: How do the prior habits in Body Thrive align you with space and time? Do you feel more spaciousness in your day-to-day? Do you have more time? More intrinsic joy?

Q: Is there someone whose easeful, enlightened existence is an inspiration for you? Can you "fake it until you become it" to cultivate ease in your life this week?

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Hey, buddy! It really does help to have at least one other person travelling alongside, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing with me.

HABIT 9 Come to Your Senses
Read pages 220 234
Look over page 21-23 &26-29 of the workbook.

Q: How does asatmendriyartha samyoga show up in your life? How are you misusing your senses?
A: I don't know

Q: What organ-care routine can you slip into your morning routine? Tongue scraping? Oil pulling? Eye palming? Lubing the nose and ears?
A: I am bathing my eyes with rosewater first thing, scraping my tongue (but with a plastic scraper at the moment - better than not scraping at all!), and lubing ears and nose. So I think I'm doing quite well with this at the moment.

Q: Which habits from earlier in the course are becoming automated for you?
A: Earlier, lighter dinners; face massage, scraping tongue first thing and drinking water, getting to bed earlier, moving every day, chanting in the morning (now up to 6 mins gradually increasing the time), eating larger lunches, turning off computer(s) 9pm most days.

Q: What habit-evolution techniques from the Crash Course on Habit Evolution are you finding most effective as you incorporate the Body Thrive habits?
A; mini-habits is by far my most helpful technique, and piggy-backing habits.



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Gill - You are an inspiration! I am so grateful to share a bit of this journey with you. emoticon I am learning so much from you. I am glad we will be continuing on in the new year. Your detox plan sounds great! We are in in the process of cleaning up (again, it is an ongoing process for us) what we eat and use on our bodies and in our home. Since we will be traveling through the holidays, that is about all I can do at the moment. Hopefully I can continue my routines while traveling.

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emoticon Assignment Habit 9
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 9 Come to Your Senses
Read pages 220 234
Look over page 21-23 &26-29 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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Q: How does asatmendriyartha samyoga show up in your life? How are you misusing your senses?

Q: What organ-care routine can you slip into your morning routine? Tongue scraping? Oil pulling? Eye palming? Lubing the nose and ears?

Q: Which habits from earlier in the course are becoming automated for you?

Q: What habit-evolution techniques from the Crash Course on Habit Evolution are you finding most effective as you incorporate the Body Thrive habits?


Edited by: ITS_MY_TURN_NOW at: 12/18/2018 (07:52)
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Assignment Habit 8

Wow, I got so much out of reading this chapter. The case for a detox was very strong - clean GI tract = more energy for things I want to do. I'm going to try a kitcheree type detox in the new year - then a juice detox in April probably.

My tongue is good - and I don't seem to have much ama. I've always felt that preparing food for the week was an unhealthy idea - and she confirms this - fresh food every day whenever possible.

Discussion Questions - Habit 8

Q: Which of the Healthy Eating Guidelines are you incorporating into your habits?
A: HEGs I already do:
- eat only three times a day
- eat fresh food
- slow down for my midday meal (largest meal of the day) whenever I can + during daylight hours
- eat an earlier, lighter, dinner
- allow 13 hrs between dinner and breakfast
- eat locally and seasonally whenever I can

HEGs I am going to start incorporating:
- only water between midday meal and dinner (I still want my morning coffee!)
- pause in gratitude and receptivity for my food and those who contributed to it's journey to my body

Q: How often do you eat during the day? Do you snack between meals?
A: three times; no snacks

Q: How many of the six tastes are you currently eating?
A: I think I eat most of them - I think the one I miss out on is probably 'sour' - I dislike sauerkraut. I can take miso soup and yogurt.

Q: What are your outdated patterns in relation to the healthy eating guidelines? Do you have beliefs you are ready to challenge?
A: in relation to the Ayurvedic guidelines, I am reluctant to give up fruit as part of most meals - I love fruit and always have fruit with my granola. I don't want to eat fruit 30 mins before a meal, because I don't want to develop a habit of creating what feels like a 'snack' event.

Limiting belief(s)
- I can't live without fruit. I need to end a meal with fruit.

Deeper truth(s)
- I love the sweet, refreshing effect of fruit.
- I could end my meals with a sweet herbal tea and a few nuts.
- I could eat just fruit for my evening meal every other day.
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emoticon Assignment Habit 8
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 8 - Healthy Eating Guidelines
Read pages 198 - 218
Look over page 24 & 25 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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Q: Which of the Healthy Eating Guidelines are you incorporating into your habits?

Q: How often do you eat during the day? Do you snack between meals?

Q: How many of the six tastes are you currently eating?

Q: What are your outdated patterns in relation to the healthy eating guidelines? Do you have beliefs you are ready to challenge?


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Yup - sounds good to me.

Assignment Habit 7
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 7
Read pages 178-197 - done
Look over page 20 of the workbook. - done

Discussion Questions - Habit 7

Q: Do you want to start meditating, or up the ante on your current practice? If so, why? And what might change, evolve, deepen in your life?
A: I know I feel better, and things go better, when I do take time to mediate or chant daily. I would like to have what Cate describes - shifting from being reactive to being receptive, from impulsive and anxious to being clear and kind, from compulsive to creative."

Q: What are the biggest obstacles keeping you from a daily meditation practice?
A: Me! Not having a habit set up. Laziness - trapped in old thinking.

Q: What practices appeal to you the most? Which ones will have the biggest long-term impact?
A: Sitting quietly. I used to have a habit of sitting for 15 mins every morning (with coffee!) on the doorstep. I seem to have so many things to do in the morning now. I also moved house, and no longer have my doorstep to sit on!

Q: How much time can you consistently commit to your meditation practice at this phase in your life, without fail? Apply kaizen!
A: To make this happen again, I am going to commit to doing a minimum of 1 minute sitting quietly at about 4pm if I'm at home, or when I get home from work if I'm working.

Q: If you have an existing practice, what could make it more effective?
A: I have been practising Nichiren Buddhism for 32yrs, which involves chanting morning and evening. Recently this practice has begun to drift away - I don't really know why - it is a beneficial practice of sitting and chanting. I have tried applying kaizen to it and just set my timer for 5 mins in the morning.

Overall - I'd like to see myself doing 5 mins chanting every morning, and 1 min quiet meditation every afternoon.

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emoticon Assignment Habit 7
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 7
Read pages 178-197
Look over page 20 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

emoticon Discussion Questions - Habit 7 (copy and paste)

Q: Do you want to start meditating, or up the ante on your current practice? If so, why? And what might change, evolve, deepen in your life?

Q: What are the biggest obstacles keeping you from a daily meditation practice?

Q: What practices appeal to you the most? Which ones will have the biggest long-term impact?

Q: How much time can you consistently commit to your meditation practice at this phase in your life, without fail? Apply kaizen!

Q: If you have an existing practice, what could make it more effective?


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Hello Gill! emoticon
Are you still interested in moving through the book by the end of the year? I am going to try. I will post the four remaining habits, one each week. We will begin our redo of the the book, with habit one on January 1. I will post a new book club thread and we will have a fresh start in the new year. For now, though, we will move very quickly through the remaining habits. Practice not perfection. emoticon

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Gill - That is a brilliant solution!!! emoticon You get stick with you eating plan, some time with your grandson and your son and DIL get some alone time. WOW. emoticon Good job. emoticon Have fun!


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Well, what do you know? The 'Interlude' section had an effect on me!

My son, daughter-in-law, and little grandson (20 months) are coming down to visit for 4 day at the end of November. They are staying in an Air B&B place nearby. My d-i-l asked me about good places to eat with kids.

I had already thought about this and made my meal plans for their visit. And I had wondered how to address the matter of my earlier, lighter, dinner habit.

But when I emailed her today, I found myself starting by telling her that I prefer to have my main meal at lunch time these days, and just a snack in the evening, but that I could baby-sit for them if they wanted to go out for an evening meal one night.

So I've suggested ideas for going out for breakfasts and lunches, but NOT in the evening.

Yay!
Thanks to Body Thrive!

Gill

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Assignment Habit 6
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 6 Self -Massage
Read pages 164-177
Look over page 19 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions - Habit 6

Q: Do you currently have a self-massage practice with oil, lotion or dry brushing? What did you learn from this chapter?
A: I have a routine of massaging my face in the morning with sweet almond oil, applying body lotion to my legs and arms, and rubbing a foot cream into my feet at bedtime. That's as far as I've got with it. I want to get a brush for dry-brushing.

Q: Can you create an anchor statement to use with self-massage to become an even better caretaker of your body?
A: "I bathe my eyes with rosewater, then brush my body before washing."

Q: Do you know what is in the substances that you put on your skin with moisturizers, sunscreen, or makeup? If not, are you going to look it up at ewg.org?
A: I only mostly pure stuff, no make up. Some creams have petroleum-based oils in them, and sodium laurel sulphate. When I next buy, I will buy natural products. I have a lovely shop near me who make their own natural products.

Q: Can you alter your morning routine to include self-massage with dry brushing or oil three times a week? What trigger will you use to automate this habit?
A: No, I'm not ready to include self-massage in my morning routine - I'll get the dry brushing habit going first.

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Gill - Wow. Good for you! I tried 30 days of vegan and decided it wasn't for me. I am allergic to nuts and avoid soy so that complicated things. I think, for me, being a flexitarian makes the most sense. I feel better eating more plants but I am not ready to say I am never eating meat again. emoticon

The "interlude" intrigues me. My husband is supportive but I need to figure out what exactly I want from him. LOL Finding a supportive "tribe" is not easy for me. I am relatively new in town so that is a fresh start but I am also an introvert so that makes it tough to make new friends. Time to figure this out. Thank you for sticking with this book club. You are helping me more than you know. I am going to try to run through this book by the end of the year. Not sure what to try next. Ideas for the new year? emoticon


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Hi! Thank, Julee! I overlooked the 'interlude'. I'll do that first. Then Habit 6. Thanks.
I've been a vegetarian since I was 18 (and I'm almost 64) and I am more vegan than not these days, but not 100% vegan. I did manage a whole year of being raw vegan a few years' back now!

Interlude
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

How to Change Our Habits in Relationships
Read pages 140 -162

Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions - Interlude

Q: As you journey through Body Thrive, who are your Uplifters/Champions/Upholders?
A: Well, I don't have any partner or family living with me - so that makes it easier to do my own thing, but harder to get any support. I did what she suggested and looked at my 'favourites' in my phone!

I think I might have at least one 'upholder/uplifter' in my friend CB who is interested in my dietary things, and does Tai Chi and stuff.

I have another friend, JG who has been following me towards vegetarian eating and yoga

They are both people with whom I'd be quite happy saying that I prefer to eat my largest meal at lunch-time, and only have a light evening meal.

There are a couple of colleagues who are interested in veganism, yoga and such like

Q: Who are the Middlers? The Backsliders?
A: I have a friend GH who is a backslider. And another SH who is also a bit of a backslider. I minimise the time I spend with them when it's related to food etc.

Q: How can you navigate your relationships to support you evolution?
A: At work, I can do whatever I want really, so that's OK. I don't think I want to have discussions with my friends about my choice of lifestyle when it doesn't impact on me/them much. I am free to do my own thing

Q: Where can you find the supportive relationships you are missing?
A: Spark People and this team. I have joined an Iyengar yoga class at a healing centre where I might meet like-minded people.


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Hi Gill! emoticon
No, you are not alone. I did wander off, though. The trip took a lot out of me and I am just now getting back into my routines. I apologize for the delay. I posted the interlude, too. Have you always had a plant based diet? Hope all is well. emoticon

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emoticon Assignment Habit 6
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 6 Self -Massage
Read pages 164-177
Look over page 19 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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Q: Do you currently have a self-massage practice with oil, lotion or dry brushing? What did you learn from this chapter?

Q: Can you create an anchor statement to use with self-massage to become an even better caretaker of your body?

Q: Do you know what is in the substances that you put on your skin with moisturizers, sunscreen, or makeup? If not, are you going to look it up at ewg.org?

Q: Can you alter your morning routine to include self-massage with dry brushing or oil three times a week? What trigger will you use to automate this habit?


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emoticon Interlude
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

Interlude - How to Change Our Habits in Relationships
Read pages 140 -162

Discussion Questions

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Q: As you journey through Body Thrive, who are your Uplifters/Champions/Upholders?

Q: Who are the Middlers? The Backsliders?

Q: How can you navigate your relationships to support you evolution?

Q: Where can you find the supportive relationships you are missing?

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I'm ready for Habit 6 - am I on my own here?
Habit 6 - Self-massage

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Assignment Habit 5
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 5
Read pages 117-138
Look over pages 15-18 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions - Habit 5

Q: How diverse is your current diet? How many plant species did you eat this past week?
I've been keeping a list of the things I eat, using one of the charts from the workbook. It has made me think a little more about having variation, but generally I'm pretty good. I was surprised at how few green veggies I have - I thought I did eat quite a lot of them, but obviously not!

Q: How is your mindset regarding diet changing as you become more aware of plant species, plant parts, and seasonal eating?
I'm good at seasonal because I try to buy mostly locally-grown veggies. There are lots of green leaves available at the moment - I need to get into those more. I did make kale chips this week - that was a nice way to get the greens in!

Q: What new plant species can you add to your diet this week? This season?
I tried a plantain. I wasn't impressed with it. Perhaps it wasn't ripe enough - it's not something I'll repeat. I do use local seaweeds from time-to-time -they're nice.

Q: What is a "Yes, and" statement you could use to eat a more nutrient-diverse, seasonal, local diet? Such as, "Yes, I eat a healthy diet, and this week I'm going to hunt for a vegetable that I don't know how to cook."
I've looked at mooli in the green-grocer's shop, but it's enormous!!!So I've not bought it. I bought a small swede this week. Will have mashed swede and Brussels with my nutroast today.

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Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 5
Read pages 117-138
Look over pages 15-18 of the workbook.
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Q: How diverse is your current diet? How many plant species did you eat this past week?

Q: How is your mindset regarding diet changing as you become more aware of plant species, plant parts, and seasonal eating?

Q: What new plant species can you add to your diet this week? This season?

Q: What is a "Yes, and" statement you could use to eat a more nutrient-diverse, seasonal, local diet? Such as, "Yes, I eat a healthy diet, and this week I'm going to hunt for a vegetable that I don't know how to cook."


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Habit 5 - Plant based diet

I already eat a plant-based diet, so have a good start.

I have put the tracking sheet on my kitchen walk to see how many types of plant I eat most.



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Yes! I read that chapter in the book yesterday.
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Re neighbour, there are several agencies involved and on the case.

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Gill - Are you ready for Habit 5? I will be posting it tomorrow, I think. I am still trying to get back into a routine. Why does traveling throw me so far off track? You are doing great. I am sorry your upstairs neighbor is so inconsiderate. Have you tried talking to them? Or your landlord? emoticon

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Wednesday

I woke at some time in the early hours, but did go back to sleep and woke with my alarm at 6am - then went back to sleep again! It was a decision. I'd turned the light out before 10pm last night, so I must have needed it.

It's cold, but the sun is shining. I am going to meet up with JG and some other colleagues for lunch out at St Just again today. Last time I was there I tried to do well by ordering a cheese salad, and I got at least 150g of cheese (which I brought home). Today I'll choose something smaller!

Later: I had mushrooms on toast for lunch. I had fruit and yogurt for 'supper'. All good.

I'm not really feeling hungry in the evening so much lately.


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My goodness, this morning I was up at 4.30am!

I had set my alarm for 6am, but promised myself that if I woke up earlier, I'd get up. Well, when I woke at 4.30am I was wide awake, looked at the clock and thought "it's much too early" but I got up.

I did my chanting in a whisper. Then rolled out my yoga mat and did some Iyengar yoga moves (new to me) - and before I knew it, it was 6.40am and I had to rush to get ready for work!!!!!!

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Darn it! Last night I did bedtime yoga and had my light out by 9.45pm. I was woken at 1.15am by noise in flat above me - put sleep music on to relax, but they were noisy until about 3am. My alarm was set for 5.30am so I could do my stuff before leaving for work.

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For two morning in a row I've not got up when I woke up.

Sunday I set my alarm for 6.30am because I was going somewhere. I went back to sleep until gone 8am, and cancelled my arrangement.

Monday, today, I was woken at 5.30am by my upstairs neighbour moving about - I was awake, I could have got up. I felt really miserable and resentful of having to get up, so I lay there until my alarm for work time of 7am! Even then it was a struggle!

I think that I was probably in bed later than usual on both Saturday and Sunday night, come to think of it. So my early-to-bed definitely has an impact on my early-to-rise!

I am, however, doing will with my breath-body practices - chanting, alternate nostril breathing, sun salutations and yoga, body-weight strength exercises. It takes me about an hour.

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Wait until you get back - I'm in no hurry to move onto Habit 5.
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Gill - When do you think you will be ready to move on to Habit 5? I ask because I will be traveling for about a week so I can try to post it this weekend or wait until the 23rd. Let me know. It sounds like sleeping until you wake is a good compromise for your situation. I am sorry about your upstairs neighbor. emoticon

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I need to move on as I've been on Habit 3 a while now! I like what Cate says about just taking small steps, then repeating the book over and over and gradually building up a well-rounded practice.

Assignment Habit 4
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 4 - Breath Body Practices
Read pages 98-116
Look over pages 12-14 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions - Habit 4

Q: How many of us actually move first thing in the morning?

A: Yes! I have been doing 5 round of Sun Salutations, then going for a 30 min run or walk. My aim is for 2 or 3 runs a week, but if the weather is terrible, or the time is short - then walk it is. I've started adding in a daily workout from Darebee which is mostly body-weight strength training exercises - doing these right after my Sun Salutations.

I've also started using some meditation music (YouTube) when I do my Sun Salutations which helps me slow my breath and my movement right down - it feels good.

Q: What would have to change to accommodate a 20-minute breath/body practice as part of an every morning routine?

A: I have to set my alarm clock to wake me so that I have time in mornings where I start work early. Apart from that, nothing gets in my way. I leave my workout clothes ready so I put them on after my meditation.

Q: Can you create a Fogg statement to help establish this routine?

A: Right after I do my chanting & pranayama I will put my workout gear on and do exercises.

Q: Does the tracking worksheet help you plan your workouts and stay on track (see free workbook)?

A: No.

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HABIT 3 - Start the Day Right

Q: What are the biggest obstacles keeping you from becoming an earlier riser? Can you identify any limiting beliefs in those obstacles?

A: In general, I am an early riser. My biggest obstacle is my neighbour in the flat above me who regularly disturbs my sleep. It makes me feel miserable. I have tried using relaxation music/white noise stuff, but that means having an electrical device by the bed. So I've given that up. On days when I don't have to be up in time for work, I allow myself to sleep until I wake.


The limiting beliefs I have are that there aren't many things I can do early in the morning - but that's not true - I can use that time for yoga and reading and meditation, or even for getting admin done - tidying my desk etc, ironing. Lots of things could be done early in the morning.

Q: How many of us wake up, hydrate and poop every morning?

A: I do poop most mornings, and I'm getting better at drinking more water. I am on room-temperature water, and edging my way towards warm water. I still have a habit of following the water with coffee or tea in the morning and I'm not ready to give that up yet.

Q: What practice helps you open to a bigger perspective first thing? Gratitude? Prayer?
Meditation? Journaling? If you don't have a practice, which one-minute practice do you want to try this week?

A: Chanting/prayer is what helps me open up to a bigger perspective. Yoga is also great. I'm currently aiming for a minimum of 5 mins chanting in the morning.

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Please don't worry! You'd already posted the book club stuff previously, so it's there for me to copy and use. You're doing a great job - it's a lot of work to keep up with everything.

It must be harder to get these habits going if you have a partner/family. How does your husband feel about you having tea whilst he eats dinner? Is it OK?

I'm going to be away from home for 5 days now - that'll be a challenge. I'll be interested to see how many of my new habits I can maintain.

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Gill - Sorry about the hold up on the assignments. I will try harder to keep up. I love your Ovaltine mug! I keep working on lighter dinner. It is complicated by my husband but I have started eating early and having tea with him while he has dinner. (An idea from Cate) It works great during the week but I am still struggling on weekends. I know what you mean about junk food messing up your sleep. The cleaner I eat, the better I sleep, the better I feel. It is all connected. I am going to try a warm hemp milk with ashwagandha and spices tonight. emoticon


Dianne - I am so happy your book arrived. The small steps are why I love this approach! The habits build on each other. How are you doing with helping your friend move? emoticon

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emoticon Assignment Habit 4
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 4 - Breath Body Practices
Read pages 98-116
Look over pages 12-14 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

emoticon Discussion Questions - Habit 4 (copy and paste)

Q: How many of us actually move first thing in the morning?

Q: What would have to change to accommodate a 20-minute breath/body practice as part of an every morning routine?

Q: Can you create a Fogg statement to help establish this routine?
Right after I ____________, I will (insert whatever movement appeals to you).

Q: Does the tracking worksheet help you plan your workouts and stay on track (see free workbook)?


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HABIT 3 - Start the Day Right emoticon
Read pages 83-97
Look over pages 7-11 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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Q: What are the biggest obstacles keeping you from becoming an earlier riser? Can you identify any limiting beliefs in those obstacles? I am up by 6:00am without an alarm clock every day.

Q: How many of us wake up, hydrate and poop every morning? I have pretty much got this down. I drink my water while the coffee is brewing.

Q: What practice helps you open to a bigger perspective first thing? Gratitude? Prayer? Meditation? Journaling? If you don't have a practice, which one-minute practice do you want to try this week? I do morning pages which includes gratitude, journaling and setting an intent for the day,

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emoticon Assignment Habit 3

Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 3 - Start the Day Right emoticon
Read pages 83-97
Look over pages 7-11 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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Q: What are the biggest obstacles keeping you from becoming an earlier riser? Can you identify any limiting beliefs in those obstacles?
Q: How many of us wake up, hydrate and poop every morning?
Q: What practice helps you open to a bigger perspective first thing? Gratitude? Prayer? Meditation? Journaling? If you don't have a practice, which one-minute practice do you want to try this week?

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HABIT 2 - Early to Bed emoticon
Read pages 60 - 81
Look over pages 9 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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Q: Who here has a body that needs more sleep? How much more?
I need more sleep. At least 7 hours to function, but I would like to get 8 hours.

Q: What time do you want to commit to going to bed this week (5/7 nights)?
In bed by 9:00.

Q: How can you reverse engineer your new habit?
Move my bedtime routine up so I am in bed with my book by 9:00.

Q: What do you want to add or take away from your evening routine?
Shut the tv/screens off by 8:00 and add 5 minutes of meditation once I am in bed.


emoticon Update on Habit 2 - Earlier, Lighter Dinner.
I am still struggling with the lighter part but I am done eating by 6:30 most nights.

I found this early dinner guide...
yogahealer.com/portfolio_page/early-
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nner-cheat-sheet/


Salads by body type..
yogahealer.com/portfolio_page/green-
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lads-by-body-type/


Living Soups by body type..
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Cate Stillman talks soup....
yogahealer.com/soup-cate-sti
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Part 2 - The 10 Habits

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Read pages 60 - 81
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emoticon Discussion Questions - Habit 2 (copy and paste)

Q: Who here has a body that needs more sleep? How much more?
Q: What time do you want to commit to going to bed this week (5/7 nights)?
Q: How can you reverse engineer your new habit?
Q: What do you want to add or take away from your evening routine?
Q: Which exercises from the workbook have you found most helpful?


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HABIT 3 - Start the Day Right
Read pages 83-97
Look over pages 7-11 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions

Q: What are the biggest obstacles keeping you from becoming an earlier riser? Can you identify any limiting beliefs in those obstacles?

Q: How many of us wake up, hydrate and poop every morning?

Q: What practice helps you open to a bigger perspective first thing? Gratitude? Prayer?
Meditation? Journaling? If you don't have a practice, which one-minute practice do you want to try this week?


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Today I found a sweet little mug to have my bedtime Golden Milk in - it's an old Ovaltine mug, and contains 200ml which is just the right size! Sweet!




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Yes, better by far! I'm fine as long as I stick to my three meals a day, and don't overeat at those meals. At home I have a 7" plate - I had two restaurant meals in the past three days - both those meals were FAR TOO LARGE for me. I had left-overs for lunch today (from stuff brought home from those two meals!)

I'm going with fruit and yoghurt for breakfast and supper for a few days. I slept much better last night on stewed apple, kiwi berries and yoghurt at 6pm!

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I hope you were able to do better today, Gill. emoticon

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I ruined my sleep last night by having a disordered eating evening! I was at work, and are some junk food left over from a party - all sugar and/or wheat snacks things. I had a mini binge between 6-10pm!!!!!! Consequently I did not sleep well - actually woke around midnight feeling sick.

Today I will definitely NOT be eating after 6pm!.

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Hi.

Thank you Gill and Julee.

I have started to read the book and underlined many things.
So far I am impressed and relieved with the emphasis in taking small steps and doing the process again and again.

I have not been able to really get the process going yet. I have a friend with multiple disabilities who is moving from a 3 bedroom house to a one bedroom apt. I have been there almost every day for a couple of weeks helping her pack, bring things to storage, and so on. I am quite sore when I get home. Tomorrow is moving day. After the house cleaning, the urgency for her to get things done should lessen a bit.
I am excited to get going and make some progress in making even a small concrete start.

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Julee, lighter dinner has evolved for me - I have started calling it supper, and it is often a breakfast type meal - granola & fruit for example. I am getting better at soups too. I can't recall how it happened, but I know I missed making a main meal in the evening at first.

I live on my own, which makes it easier I think.

Have you experimented with the ELD menu suggestions in the book at all?.

I managed to get to bed without checking my online stuff! And I made a Golden Milk drink. I slept well. I started my journal too.

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My Thrive book has arrived!

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emoticon Discussion Questions - Habit 1

Q: How can you apply kaizen, or a 1% improvement, to eating earlier or lighter this week?

I am eating and closing the kitchen by 6:30 but lighter still eludes me. Considering a doing a fall detox. That might help me reorganize my eating.

Q: What time do you want to commit to eating dinner this week (5/7 nights)?

~ 6:30 this week.

Q: How can you use one of the techniques from "Crash Course on Habit Evolution" to make a plan that fits what you want to do, and is doable?

~My anchor statement is: I am in rhythm with nature. For me to live that I need to eat earlier, go to bed earlier, waking early, spend more time in nature and include more self care practices.




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Hiya!

The skin brushing and crystal cleansing sounds good.

I'm reading Habit 2 - early to bed

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Discussion Questions - Week 3

Q: Who here has a body that needs more sleep? How much more?

A: I definitely need more sleep - most of the time I feel like I could just lay down and sleep! I've been dreaming more vividly since doing the earlier, lighter, dinner. I work shifts, so often get back late. I don't really know how much I sleep - I only really notice when I have a disturbed night. I think I'll keep a track of my sleep hours for a week and see what's going on. I would like to get 8 hrs a night.
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Q: What time do you want to commit to going to bed this week (5/7 nights)?

A: in bed by 9pm, lights out by 10pm.

Q: How can you reverse engineer your new habit?

A: it didn't really need any reverse engineering. I have a challenge in working until 10pm several nights a week, but on every night, I've allowed myself to head for bed earlier - 9pm latest when I'm at home, and as soon as I get home if I'm working late.

Q: What do you want to add or take away from your evening routine?

A: I'm not really aware of what my current routine is - if there is one! So taking notice of this would be a good place to start. I think adding in a reflective journalling session before lights out might work for me.

I journalled for a week and found that I walked round in circles when I got home from work in the evening! So I changed that to getting washed and into my night-clothes first , then making my Golden Milk, then reading for a while, brushing my teeth, brushing my hair, turning out the light. This worked well. I then added in massaging my feet with some oil and lavender - which was nice.

Q: Which exercises from the workbook have you found most helpful?

A: Turning off technology earlier in the evening. Having Golden Milk to drink at bedtime. Massaging my feet.

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Hello Gill and Julie.
I am working on getting this underway for me.
I have had a couple of very stressful , busy weeks.
I need to take some steps soon to simplify my life a bit.
The Body Thrive book is ordered and should be here the first week of October. However , Canada Post can legally go on strike next wee. Sigh... I am feeling like my life is an unfolding novel.. emoticon
What is standing out for me from what I am learning in my studies is how much disease is dis-ease, out of balance. The inner and out environment need to be balanced, and greatly affect each other.Perfect flow. Health should come from the inside out.
I am still doing my brushing each day. I follow it with a crystal cleansing . It is helping.
I remain serious about developing this lifestyle into my life.

Thank you fellow Ayurvedic Teammates!

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emoticon This is my updated discussion questions for Part 1. I am listening to the book and starting an online class that I purchased a long time ago. Hoping it will help solidify things for me.

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Does Your Life Aggravate Your Body?

Q: On a scale of 1-10 what is your level of commitment to doing this book together for the next 10 weeks? Simply be honest with yourself and others.

~ 10, I am all in but I would like to take my time with it. I am determined to make these habits my own.

How to Have a Body

Q: What struck you personally about the three causes of disease according to Ayurveda?

~ I am guilty of all three causes. Although I have made many positive changes in the last 5+ years, I have spent most of my life making negligent choices when it came to my body and my health. I ignore my senses, especially when it involves fatigue and I feel like I am completely out of rhythm.

Q: How is "not learning from your past" playing out in your choices right now? Do you have habits that you'd like to shift? If so, what are they?

~Not learning from my past… I am an emotional eater and I tend to put other's needs before my own. Both of these things get me into trouble with my health. The habits I would like to shift involve timing. I would like to eat earlier and go to bed earlier. I have made progress with this but it is still a struggle and not yet a solid habit.


Crash Course in Habit Evolution

Q:What do you want right now in your lifestyle? Time? Energy? Sleep? Better food? Better daily flow? Get clear on your WHAT and share.

~ My WHAT: Connection. I want to feel connected with myself again, with the rhythms of nature and my own body. To have clarity and feel good in my own skin again. I need to quantify that, though. Ok. I want to sleep 7 or more hours every night so I can think clearly and make better decisions. I want to weigh 145 pounds for a variety of reasons most of them health related. I want to be strong enough to do the things I want and need to do; so exercise in some form every day, ST workouts, yoga and hiking/steps/cardio.

Q:What do you want right now? ( Ex: I want more sleep each night so I can feel great every day.)

~ I do want more sleep so that I can have the energy to do what I want to do.

Q: Which of the habit change strategies is most appealing to you? (Ex: Group support, kaisen, anchor statements, etc.)

~ I will continue to work one step at a time (Kaisen) and using habit triggers, such as attaching things to time of day. Like I scrape my tongue before I brush my teeth in the morning, (BJ Fogg behavior model) but I am interested in group support. This group's support. I am working on closing my kitchen by 6:30 and lights out at 10.

~ Anchor statement: I am in rhythm with nature.

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Great news, Dianne!!! emoticon
If you check your email, I sent you a pdf of the first habit. It was sent to me this morning. Also, if you check the index of Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom and look at meal timing, Acharya Shunya discusses many of the same ideas. Cate Stillman's book is not "new" ideas. It is just the original ideas simplified for Westerners. emoticon

Gill - Thanks for posting week 2. I am behind on my reading. I will get caught today, I hope. emoticon

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There are a few books I have gathered together.
It’s wonderful that so much knowledge is out there.

My daughter-in-Law is ordering Body Thrive for me! She is able to go through Amazon as she has an account with them.

I do thank you for your kindness, Gill.

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That sounds brilliant. I have Ayruveda for Dummies which is quite a technical book!

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Hello fine ladies.
I am reading from other sources right now and I have a CD Ayurvedic course.
I will use them for research until I have the book.I will use the workbook.
Will post the answers later after I have looked into answers.

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Assignment Week 2

Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 1 - Earlier, Lighter Dinner
Read to page 59 - done
Look over pages 5-8 of the workbook - done

Discussion Questions - Week 2

Q: How can you apply kaizen, or a 1% improvement, to eating earlier or lighter this week?

A: I started doing the ELD some time ago and have settled into it very well. Today, for example, I had carrot & ginger soup with ghee, and fresh fruit salad with a little bit of soya yoghurt.

Q: What time do you want to commit to eating dinner this week (5/7 nights)?

A: I am committed to eating 'supper' by 6pm every night this week - even when I'm at work.

Q: How can you use one of the techniques from "Crash Course on Habit Evolution" to make a plan that fits what you want to do, and is doable?

A: I don't need any techniques for this habit - it seems to work well for me. I live alone, so there's no-one else I have to accommodate!

NOTES

On Monday night, at work, it got to 6pm and I really wasn't hungry for my ELD, but I ate it anyway.

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Thank you, Gill.
You are thoughtful.
If you seriously did I would send you a money order.
No pressure though.
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That is very surprising. I wonder if Cate Stillman knows that?

I am tempted to buy a copy and post it to you!

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Sounds great Gill.

Well, the “adventure” continues.
I went to our town public library. There was an excellent librarian there. She looked up the correct book. None in the library. She looked up in all the libraries in PEI. None in the system.
She went the extra mile and searched , through a link they have, in all the libraries in Canada - public, college, and university. There is not a library in all of Canada that has a copy of Thrive.
I continue to be shocked.

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Gill - I was just considering the audio version because I am having trouble sitting down to read it, right now. I could listen while doing other things! I am going to do it. emoticon




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Because I was researching the purchasing options for you, I ended up buying the Audible version to go with the ebook that I already had. I have to say, I really like it - I listened to Habit 1 in the bath last night. I'd already read it, so it made sense - but hearing it read out was a surprisingly nice way to get the information into my head. I don't have any other audio books, but this might have started a new thing for me!

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Hi Julie and Gill.
I am not sure about the library. I will need to check and see. If it is , the max to keep it would be 3 weeks, but then maybe I could get my husband to take it out for 3 weeks. Lol.
I have a daughter who does a bit of online shopping. I will see if she can maybe get it for me.
Thank you.
I know it’s crazy that the first they will carry it here is April of next year. I was there with the person in the store and it was exactly as she said.

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Do you have any friends that shop on Amazon? It looks like you can order it on Amazon in Canada. emoticon

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Gosh! That surprises me as it is not a new book (2015) I wonder if you could get it through the library service? Here's some info that might help.

Email
info@yogahealer.com.

ISBN 978-0-578-17191-3

Publishers address
Yogahealer Press 5029 N. Hwy 33 Tetonia, ID

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Thank you, Gill. I do not buy anything online as I do not want anything involving online in my finances. Our computer has been broken into twice. I went to our store that sells books. It’s part of the biggest bookstore chain in Canada. They can order books into the store and I pick it up there. I was shocked but Thrive is not available in Canada until April 5th, 2019!

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You need the Body Thrive book. I got the ebook version as it's cheaper. It would be nice to have an actual book though - there 's a lot to read; it's well-written in my opinion.
bodythrive.com

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emoticon Discussion Questions - Week 1 (copy and paste)

Does Your Life Aggravate Your Body?
Q: On a scale of 1-10 what is your level of commitment to doing this book together for the next 10 weeks? Simply be honest with yourself and others.

I want to complete this very much: 10
But I do not want to hurry the process.
It may take me longer than 10 weeks.

How to Have a Body
Q: What struck you personally about the three causes of disease according to Ayurveda?

I seem to be missing the actual body of work. I have the Guide with the overall questions, and the Workbook with its charts , etc, but I do not have the actual info, which would include things such as the three causes of disease.

Q: How is "not learning from your past" playing out in your choices right now? Do you have habits that you'd like to shift? If so, what are they?

I continue to default in a non healthy way .
I have things in harmony within myself but as hard times occur within my life I go back to bad habits that throw me out of kilter.

I need to de clutter my home and life.
I need to eat more plant based foods.

Crash Course in Habit Evolution
Q:What do you want right now in your lifestyle? Time? Energy? Sleep? Better food? Better daily flow? Get clear on your WHAT and share.

The top one is to Have a better daily flow ( less stressed ).
More energy is a high priority.
Better food will help both.

Q:What do you want right now? ( Ex: I want more sleep each night so I can feel great every day.)
I want to feel less stressed and more alive and in harmony.

Q: Which of the habit change strategies is most appealing to you? (Ex: Group support, kaisen, anchor statements, etc.)
Group Support.
Anchor Statements:Go With The Flow.


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I've done the What? Why? Anchor

WHAT OUTCOMES DO I WANT?
1. To be lean & strong
2. To be free of cravings
3. To be able to tune into my own knowledge

WHY?
1. To remain independent
2. To be free of anxiety & chaos
3. To feel at ease around food

ANCHOR
"I have innate wisdom"

Discussion Questions - Week 1

Does Your Life Aggravate Your Body?
Q: On a scale of 1-10 what is your level of commitment to doing this book together for the next 10 weeks? Simply be honest with yourself and others.

A: 8. I really want to do this, but it seems to be a large amount of work. I am heartened by what she writes "Don't work at mastery; keep moving forward..........Take small actions. Go baby step by baby step, micro-choice by micro-choice, and keep moving forward. Repetition is the route."

How to Have a Body
Q: What struck you personally about the three causes of disease according to Ayurveda?

A: This makes perfect sense to me. There are some genetic factors involved, but how we respond to them is our choice. I find it encouraging & empowering to think that my 'ease' is attainable through greater attention to my faulty habits.

Q: How is "not learning from your past" playing out in your choices right now? Do you have habits that you'd like to shift? If so, what are they?

A: I'm not sure how to answer the first question. But a habit I'd like to shift is snitching other people's snack foods at work when I'm feeling tired/bored/stressed. A habit that I don't WANT to change, but know would be good to change, is morning coffee. I'd like to give up my habit of complaining!


Crash Course in Habit Evolution
Q:What do you want right now in your lifestyle? Time? Energy? Sleep? Better food? Better daily flow? Get clear on your WHAT and share.

A: I want all the things on the list in the book!!! I guess it boils down to 'better daily flow '

Q:What do you want right now? ( Ex: I want more sleep each night so I can feel great every day.)

A: Right now I want to establish my routine of chanting (Buddhist) twice a day - it straightens me out and sets me on the right course - this will help me achieve a 'better daily flow'

Q: Which of the habit change strategies is most appealing to you? (Ex: Group support, kaisen, anchor statements, etc.)

A: I have read rather a lot about habit formation over the last couple of years, but a new one to me, which I like the sound of, is the "yes, and..........". I think this could be helpful applied to the snitching junk foods and drinking morning coffee habits that I want to change: I like the way it gets past the objections the mind throws up to a "no!" message.

eg: as I consider snitching a couple of squares of a colleagues chocolate left in the staff cupboard - I say "yes, and............... this is so NOT what I want to be eating right now/this will make me feel terrible/this will start an avalanche of uncontrolled craving/this is too dangerous for me/this is someone else's chocolate......."

eg: as I put the kettle on for my morning coffee - I say "yes, and.............. first I will drink a big glass of water/I will only use one scoop of coffee and have a small cup"

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emoticon Assignment Part 1
Part 1 - Orientation and a Crash Course in Habit Evolution
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Look over page 1-4 of the workbook. Fill in page 4 – Your What, Your Why and Your Anchor

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emoticon Discussion Questions - Week 1 (copy and paste)

Does Your Life Aggravate Your Body?
Q: On a scale of 1-10 what is your level of commitment to doing this book together for the next 10 weeks? Simply be honest with yourself and others.


How to Have a Body
Q: What struck you personally about the three causes of disease according to Ayurveda?

Q: How is "not learning from your past" playing out in your choices right now? Do you have habits that you'd like to shift? If so, what are they?


Crash Course in Habit Evolution
Q:What do you want right now in your lifestyle? Time? Energy? Sleep? Better food? Better daily flow? Get clear on your WHAT and share.

Q:What do you want right now? ( Ex: I want more sleep each night so I can feel great every day.)

Q: Which of the habit change strategies is most appealing to you? (Ex: Group support, kaisen, anchor statements, etc.)


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We will begin again on September 7, 2018. emoticon


Body Thrive by Cate Stillman.
bodythrive.com/
Free workbook available to book club members.
bodythrive.com/free/

If you would like to know more about Cate Stillman before you jump in, she has another website with numerous resources as well as links to videos and podcasts here:
yogahealer.com/


We will be working my way through this book over the next 12 weeks. But I encourage you to go at your own pace. This book is about incorporating Ayurvedic practices into your life by making them habits. She has laid out 10 practices/habits and how to go about making them a part of your life. She also addresses the behavioral science behind making changes in your life and habits. Ms. Stillman makes the ancient practices of Ayurveda accessible to those of us that are new to Ayurveda.

Each week I will post my thoughts and progress, as well as resources I find helpful. Feel free to jump in at any time and add your voice to this discussion. I can't wait to get started! I hope you will join me.


NOTE: This book club is an experiment. A perpetual book club, meaning that whenever you stumble across this thread you are welcome to join in and participate. Body Thrive is the first book I want to work through. There are more on my wishlist. If you have a suggestion for a book club selection please let me know in the Let's Talk thread!

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Dianne - If you would like to restart the book club for Body Thrive I am up for that. It actually works really well with building our dinacharya. We could check in on each chapter as we go, at our own pace.

Gill - I understand about trying to do too many things at the same time. Maybe if we restart the book club it will help us to streamline our posts and condense what we are trying to accomplish with building habits and establishing self care routines.

How about this? We will restart the Body Thrive book club as of September 7th. Check in as we go, at our own pace. This is not about mastery. It is about opening to new ideas and incorporating them into our lives. Practice not perfection.
WE CAN DO THIS!!! emoticon

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I keep forgetting about this - I'm trying to do too many things!

Habit 1

I am getting the hang of the earlier, lighter, dinner - and eating most of my food for breakfast and lunch, between 10 and 2pm. I also use a smaller plate (about 7"). I usually have dinner around 6pm and before 7pm. So, I'm usually getting a 14-15hr rest from food overnight - certainly within the goal of a 13hr break.

It's hard to pinpoint whether or not I feel different from taking out the heavy evening meal........hopefully my body appreciates it! I don't usually wake up feeling hungry in the morning.

This evening I am doing my menu-planning for the next few days - so am going to follow her suggestion to 'Get Specific + Repetitive' with breakfast and lunch. Because as she says - if I get too fancy, I will fail!

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Thank you Julie. I have it and I have printed it out. Are the team doing this together or are we just reflecting here?

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I tried to download both to my I Pad, but I could not find a button to download.

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I've done the What? Why? Anchor

WHAT OUTCOMES DO I WANT?
1. To be lean & strong
2. To be free of cravings
3. To be able to tune into my own knowledge

WHY?
1. To remain independent
2. To be free of anxiety & chaos
3. To feel at ease around food

ANCHOR
"I have innate wisdom"


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On page 16 of the e-book Cate talks about 'abhyasa' "intentional, repetitive practice done for spiritual evolution or long-term gain" and gives an example of having a coffee every morning 365 days x 50 years! "What is the effect on your kidneys? Your skin? Your nerves and stamina?"

This made me think how that morning coffee has become a habit for me. This morning I managed to reach for the Pukka Green Tea with Turmeric. I made it in a pretty mug and took it outdoors and had a walk about. It was light, clean, refreshing.

I've been sleeping much better since I moved house, and it just occurred to me that it might be because I've taken all electrical stuff out of my bedroom. I do keep my little mobile phone by the bed, but it doesn't have internet connection.

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I've got this book on my Amazon wish-list, and have downloaded the free workbook you linked too. I've been watching some of her videos on vimeo,and am getting more interested in how she works/teaches. Some of it is a bit full-on for me - but I'm picking at the edges of it. I've signed up to the 'tribe' and will see where that takes me.

The first habit of eating 'dinner' earlier and lighter makes a lot of sense - I ate too heavily last night and woke up feeling really depressed!

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emoticon Assignment Habit 4
Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 4 - Breath Body Practices
Read pages 98-116
Look over pages 12-14 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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emoticon Discussion Questions - Week 5 (copy and paste)

Q: How many of us actually move first thing in the morning?

Q: What would have to change to accommodate a 20-minute breath/body practice as part of an every morning routine?

Q: Can you create a Fogg statement to help establish this routine?
Right after I ____________, I will (insert whatever movement appeals to you).

Q: Does the tracking worksheet help you plan your workouts and stay on track (see free workbook)?


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emoticon Discussion Questions - Habit 3

Q: What are the biggest obstacles keeping you from becoming an earlier riser? Can you identify any limiting beliefs in those obstacles?
I am usually up between 5:30 and 6:30 so this is a non issue for me.

Q: How many of us wake up, hydrate and poop every morning?
I have successfully added oil pulling and drinking warm water to my early morning routine.

Q: What practice helps you open to a bigger perspective first thing? Gratitude? Prayer? Meditation? Journaling? If you don't have a practice, which one-minute practice do you want to try this week? I am working with gratitude, meditation and journaling in the form of morning pages. Still hit and miss. I am working on it.


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emoticon Assignment Habit 3

Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 3 - Start the Day Right emoticon
Read pages 83-97
Look over pages 7-11 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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Q: What are the biggest obstacles keeping you from becoming an earlier riser? Can you identify any limiting beliefs in those obstacles?
Q: How many of us wake up, hydrate and poop every morning?
Q: What practice helps you open to a bigger perspective first thing? Gratitude? Prayer? Meditation? Journaling? If you don't have a practice, which one-minute practice do you want to try this week?


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Hello. Welcome back. emoticon
This week I am working on Habits 1 and 2.
Earlier Dinner and Early to Bed.
NO food after 6:30 and lights out by 10:pm.
I have been averaging a little over 7 hours of sleep which is the minimum that I need to function.
We started shutting off our router and phones every night (before we go to bed) in our effort to "disconnect" from our electronics for some time every day.
I will get back to the discussion questions next week with the next habit.

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emoticon Discussion Questions - Habit 2 Earlier to Bed

Q: Who here has a body that needs more sleep? How much more?
I need more sleep. At least 7 hours to function, but I would like to get 8 hours.

Q: What time do you want to commit to going to bed this week (5/7 nights)?
In bed with a book by 9:30.

Q: How can you reverse engineer your new habit?
Start winding down, once I get the kitchen cleaned up. Move my bedtime routine up so I am in bed with my book by 9:30.

Q: What do you want to add or take away from your evening routine?
Shut the tv off by 8:00 and add 5 minutes of meditation once I am in bed.


emoticon Update on Habit 2 - Earlier, Lighter Dinner.
I am still struggling with the lighter part but I am done eating by 6:30 most nights, 7:00 at the latest. Looking for ideas and inspiration for menu ideas for lighter dinner.

I found this early dinner guide...
yogahealer.com/portfolio_page/early-
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nner-cheat-sheet/


Salads by body type..
yogahealer.com/portfolio_page/green-
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lads-by-body-type/


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emoticon Assignment Habit 2

Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 2 - Early to Bed emoticon
Read pages 60 - 81
Look over pages 9 of the workbook.
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emoticon Discussion Questions - Habit 2 (copy and paste)

Q: Who here has a body that needs more sleep? How much more?
Q: What time do you want to commit to going to bed this week (5/7 nights)?
Q: How can you reverse engineer your new habit?
Q: What do you want to add or take away from your evening routine?
Q: Which exercises from the workbook have you found most helpful?


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Because I was on vacation last week I will be spending this week continuing to work on eating my last meat before 6:30 pm. I will pick up the new chapter/ habit on August 15.

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emoticon Discussion Questions - Habit 1 ELD

Q: How can you apply kaizen, or a 1% improvement, to eating earlier or lighter this week?

~ I am having trouble with the lighter part of this. Not sure why, but my 1% improvement is eating earlier. So far this week, I am managing to be done eating by 6:30. I would like to get it to 6:00 most days.

Q: What time do you want to commit to eating dinner this week (5/7 nights)?

~ 6:30 this week.

Q: How can you use one of the techniques from "Crash Course on Habit Evolution" to make a plan that fits what you want to do, and is doable?

~My anchor statement is: I am light, strong and clear. For me to live that I need to eat earlier, so I can sleep better, so I can keep making progress toward my health goals.




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emoticon Assignment Habit 1

Part 2 - The 10 Habits

HABIT 1 - Earlier, Lighter Dinner emoticon
Read to page 59
Look over pages 5-8 of the workbook.
Discussion Questions

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emoticon Discussion Questions - Habit 1 (copy and paste)

Q: How can you apply kaizen, or a 1% improvement, to eating earlier or lighter this week?

Q: What time do you want to commit to eating dinner this week (5/7 nights)?

Q: How can you use one of the techniques from "Crash Course on Habit Evolution" to make a plan that fits what you want to do, and is doable?




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emoticon Discussion Questions - Part 1


Does Your Life Aggravate Your Body?

Q: On a scale of 1-10 what is your level of commitment to doing this book together for the next 10 weeks? Simply be honest with yourself and others.

~ 10, I am all in. Although I am dealing with some scheduling issues. I will be out of town during Week 3 which is the Early To Bed week so I am going to push Week 3 to 8/8.


How to Have a Body

Q: What struck you personally about the three causes of disease according to Ayurveda?

~ I am guilty of all three causes. Although I have made many positive changes in the last 5 years, I have spent most of my life making negligent choices when it came to my body and my health. I ignore my senses, especially when it involves fatigue and I feel like I am completely out of rhythm.

Q: How is "not learning from your past" playing out in your choices right now? Do you have habits that you'd like to shift? If so, what are they?

~Not learning from my past… I am an emotional eater and I tend to put other's needs before my own. Both of these things get me into trouble with my health. The habits I would like to shift involve timing. I would like to eat earlier and go to bed earlier. I need to make some changes for that to happen


Crash Course in Habit Evolution

Q:What do you want right now in your lifestyle? Time? Energy? Sleep? Better food? Better daily flow? Get clear on your WHAT and share.

~ My WHAT: Connection. I want to feel connected with myself again, with the rhythms of nature and my own body. To have clarity and feel good in my own skin again. I need to quantify that, though. Ok. I want to sleep 7 or more hours every night so I can think clearly and make better decisions. I want to weigh 135 pounds for a variety of reasons most of them health related. I want to be strong enough to do the things I want and need to do; so exercise in some form every day, ST workouts, yoga and hiking/steps/cardio.

Q:What do you want right now? ( Ex: I want more sleep each night so I can feel great every day.)

~ I do want more sleep so that I can have the energy to do what I want to do.

Q: Which of the habit change strategies is most appealing to you? (Ex: Group support, kaisen, anchor statements, etc.)

~ I will be using the Kaisen method. One step at a time beginning with an earlier, lighter dinner.

~ Anchor statement: I am light, strong and clear.

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emoticon Assignment Part 1
Orientation and a Crash Course in Habit Evolution
Read to page 35
Download the free workbook:
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+Thrive++-+The+Workbook.pdf

Look over page 1-4 of the workbook. Fill in page 4 – Your What, Your Why and Your Anchor

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Does Your Life Aggravate Your Body?
Q: On a scale of 1-10 what is your level of commitment to doing this book together for the next 10 weeks? Simply be honest with yourself and others.


How to Have a Body
Q: What struck you personally about the three causes of disease according to Ayurveda?

Q: How is "not learning from your past" playing out in your choices right now? Do you have habits that you'd like to shift? If so, what are they?


Crash Course in Habit Evolution
Q:What do you want right now in your lifestyle? Time? Energy? Sleep? Better food? Better daily flow? Get clear on your WHAT and share.

Q:What do you want right now? ( Ex: I want more sleep each night so I can feel great every day.)

Q: Which of the habit change strategies is most appealing to you? (Ex: Group support, kaisen, anchor statements, etc.)



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Our first book club selection will be Body Thrive by Cate Stillman.
bodythrive.com/

Ms. Stillman has a free workbook available to book club members.
bodythrive.com/free/

If you would like to know more about Cate Stillman before you jump in, she has another website with numerous resources as well as links to videos and podcasts here:
yogahealer.com/


I will be working my way through this book over the next 12 weeks. This book is about incorporating Ayurvedic practices into your life by making them habits. She has laid out 10 practices/habits and how to go about making them a part of your life. She also addresses the behavioral science behind making changes in your life and habits. Ms. Stillman makes the ancient practices of Ayurveda accessible to those of us that are new to Ayurveda.

Each week I will post my thoughts and progress, as well as resources I find helpful. Feel free to jump in at any time and add your voice to this discussion. I can't wait to get started! I hope you will join me.


NOTE: This book club is an experiment. A perpetual book club, meaning that whenever you stumble across this thread you are welcome to join in and participate. Body Thrive is the first book I want to work through. There are more on my wishlist. If you have a suggestion for a book club selection please let me know in the Let's Talk thread!

Edited by: ITS_MY_TURN_NOW at: 12/30/2018 (20:43)
~ Julee ~
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“We can evolve while still staying true to who we are. We can honor who we've been and choose who we want to be next."
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