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    05: Being an Asshole to yourself does NOT work

    I used to believe two things: 1) The meaner I was to myself, the more I would be motivated to workout more and eat less to have a “better” body. 2) I thought the “better” my body looked, the more I would be able to love and accept myself. Both of these thoughts were WRONG.  This episode is for women who also believe those things to be true. Cynthia helps us get down to the psychology behind negative self-talk- why it doesn’t motivate us, and what we can do about. We also talk about WHY we all seem to think that happiness and radical self-acceptance is NOT on the other end of a smaller number on the scale or a smaller pants size. If you don’t see your worth right now, you will continue to be devoid of any self-love or self-acceptance, no matter how much weight you lose. Take a listen to hear more about what I’m talking about! Here’s to feeling more confident, no matter what you look like. -Christina More about Cynthia: Cynthia Koskiewicz is a certified Life Coach, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Illinois. She received her Bachelors of Science (Psychology) from Northern Illinois University and her Masters of Arts (Clinical Professional Psychology) from Roosevelt University. ​ After working in the corporate world for over 13 years, Cynthia embarked on her decade-long clinical career, serving her clients in a variety of settings, including a residential therapeutic community in rural Vermont, inpatient detox for chemical dependence, outpatient clinic for opiate dependence, and a private practice specializing in neurofeedback. In 2012, Cynthia opened her own private practice to help women and their families heal from their past traumas and create healthier lives. Cynthia integrates her 10+ years of clinical experience with the training she received from the “Catalyst Coaching Course,” spear-headed by Los Angeles-based fellow therapist and coach, John Kim, LMFT. This coaching certification was created especially for professionals in the field who want to take people from baseline to thriving. Today, Cynthia integrates this hybrid of clinical experience and coaching expertise as a Life Catalyst Coach and Confidence Mentor for women. She helps women who feel overwhelmed, disconnected, and scattered with the direction of their lives by teaching evidenced-based techniques rooted in Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Positive Psychology. By focusing on their specific challenges and values-based goals, Cynthia teaches women how to transform their “Inner Bitch” from their worst enemy into their strongest ally so that they can feel more peaceful, grounded and happy. To find out how Cynthia can help you make lasting positive changes in your life, visit www.cynthiakoskiewicz.com and www.facebook.com/ConfidenceCoachCynthia.

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    04: Eating Moderately- The Unsexy Way to Lose Weight For Good

    How many of you begin each Monday thinking “I HAVE to eat good all week since I ate so BAD all weekend long!” Enough is enough. 5 days of “perfect” eating and 2 days of bingeing and overeating foods will produce zero results. And I mean ZERO. I’m living proof. It wasn’t until I stopped trying to be perfect, and taught myself to eat mindfully and moderately that I was able to finally be at PEACE with food and actually see changes in my body composition. (Hello, this 4’9″ nugget of a human used to wear a size 6 and now wears a 0, and I eat a shit ton of bacon, peanut butter, and chips.. with zero guilt, go figure!) I GET IT.  Eating moderately doesn’t sound nearly as sexy as “follow this three day juice cleanse detox!” But I can promise you that crap doesn’t work. None of that shit works.  Learn to enjoy the way you eat, every single day.  Learn to stop bingeing.  7 days of CONSISTENT MODERATION will produce results TENFOLD to  4-5 days of “perfection” and then 2-3 days of blowout eating.  This is a totally counterintuitive episode, but it’s one you need to hear.  Read more at http://findyourstrong.libsyn.com/#cfKzGWiG85iLI6ZI.99 “Meals don’t happen in isolation” adapted from Jill Coleman @ Jillfit.com