October Book Club10-01-2019
by David Kessler
by David Kessler
Please consider attending the upcoming Annual Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon VIP Reception on March 28th. It is going to be an amazing evening!
Listen to Dr. Maidenberg’s interview with Mr. Dad.
Topic: Mind-body strategies for lifelong health.
Issues: Identify triggers, cravings, and self-sabotaging patterns; defining your child’s values and using them to find the motivation to change; setting realistic food and exercise goals; the role of thinking in nutrition; using mindfulness to help your child achieve his or her goals.
Please Join Dr. Michelle Maidenberg on Thursday May 12th, 2016 for book signing at Barnes & Noble at Barnes & Noble in White Plains, NY at 7pm.
Please Join Dr. Michelle Maidenberg on Tuesday April 26th, 2016 for book signing at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side (86th & Lexington Avenue) in New York from 7-9pm.
I am reaching out to you as I’m looking for kids and teens (Middle School and High School age) and their parents/families that are interested in understanding the psychological/emotional barriers that get in the way of them sustaining lifelong change in regard to their eating and exercising behaviors.
I’m happy to work with them within the framework of my book, “Free Your Child From Overeating” A Handbook for Helping Kids and Teens. 53 Mind-Body Strategies For Lifelong Health Using Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and offer the strategies to them individually and as a group at no cost to them.
The commitment would general be anywhere from 6-12 weeks (which can possibly be done via Skype as well). I’m happy to send you a book for the referral and offer a book for the families for free. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of your story. Thank you in advance.
“What I wish for you is that you’re supported throughout the process the way you need to be. From moment to moment, your thoughts, feelings, mood and needs may ebb and flow. I wish for you that people are thoughtful enough and respectful enough to ask you for what you need instead of assuming what you need. I additionally hope that you have enough energy and strength to ask for what you need so that your physical and emotional needs have a better chance of being met. Finally, I hope you find deep kindness and compassion for yourself and allow yourself to think, feel and be however you will be.”
“Each and everyday approach the relationship with yourself and others with confusion and curiosity. Rather than judging, criticizing, and being finite in your assumptions; you’ll enter these spaces with openness, inquisitiveness, and an infinite of possibilities.”
“This is your life. You only have one. Never another. What do you want to be remembered for? Who’s meaningful to you? Are you doing what you want to be doing? Behaving how you want to be behaving? What’s keeping you stuck? From making the progress you want to. This is your life. You only have one. NEVER another.”
“If you are depressed you’re living in the past, if you’re anxious you are living in the future. If you are awaken and enlightened you are living in the present. Your mind will always make a consorted effort to gravitate toward the past and future. You must make conscious efforts and take direct action to ground yourself in the here and now where you, other people and things around you can be noticed, appreciated and actively celebrated.”
“A human being is a deciding being. We always have choices, even when we think and feel we don’t. Even no decision is still a decision.”
“What your goal is doesn’t matter as much as whether the process of working toward it is meaningful to you. Observe, appreciate and learn from the process, otherwise your goals will be short-lived and transient.”
“I want to hear you. Speak openly, respectfully and earnestly as opposed to talking at me, about me or ignoring me all together.”
“Our thoughts and feelings don’t define us. Rather, it’s the actions we choose to take. Choose your actions wisely and be sure that they are always in line with your values and integrity. Moving in that direction, you’ll always remain mindful, strive for progress and live a meaningful life.”
“We never get moments back. This moment right now is over, vanished, gone forever. We aged just like that in a blink of an eye. Are you genuinely having fun? Letting your hair down and being playful? Being silly, whimsical and carefree? If not now, when? Live in the now. This moment. Cherish it, savor it and marvel at its beauty.”
“You know those times when your buttons get pushed and you feel a fierce surge of negative thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations. You go from 0 to 5 in what feels like a split second. Don’t fear the intensity, rather let it represent what values are being rubbed up against and what’s truly important to you. Let it serve as a guide for the actions you choose to take. React out of your values not the surge that overcomes you.”
“Death is not the end of a relationship. The memories serve as a testament of our connection. The mind will never allow us to forget, even if we’re fearful that we will. There’s an imprint that’s forever embedded in our hearts and in our heads. Your impact changed the fabric of our life, contributing to it in fundamental ways. A conduit for our interpersonal growth and success. The relationship will forever and ever live on. Even through death it perseveres.”