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Got Resolutions? Talk at Unity Church, Cambridge

Got Resolutions?

New Year’s is the only holiday that celebrates the passage of time. Perhaps that’s why, as the final seconds of the year tick away, we become introspective. Inevitably, that introspection turns to thoughts of self-improvement and the annual ritual of making resolutions, which offer the first of many important tools for remaking ourselves!”

– Gary Ryan Blair

Are you considering “re-making” yourself in 2010?  Who do you want to become this year? What kind of a life do you envision for yourself?

Will you join the millions upon millions of people world-wide who declare their intentions to “change” but then as the days, weeks and months pass and their resolve wanes, see their top-of-the-mountain intentions flatten? For many, as the bright light at the end of the “some day I’ll attain that” tunnel dims, it’s easy to feel self-loathing and defeat.

This January, you could join this universal trend and, as many experts advise, make firm resolutions, set challenging goals, and develop detailed action plans that promise to enable and empower you to have the best year of you life.

Or… you could experience something entirely new.

Come join Maureen Whitehouse and the Unity of Cambridge congregation as we herald in the New Year celebrating the beginning of a Miraculous (and entirely resolution free) year… Manifesting Your Best Year Ever!

Service will be held on Sunday, December 27th in the auditorium of the Morse School, 40 Granite Street, Cambridge, MA 02139   map.

Services start at 11:00 AM, with a meditation period from 10:30 to 10:50 AM.

Followed by an Afternoon Workshop led by Maureen from 12:30 to 2:30 PM

Maureen Whitehouse is the award-winning, best-selling author of Soul-Full Eating: A (Delicious!) Path to Higher Consciousness and the highly acclaimed, new release Done with Dieting: 30 Days of Soul-Full Eating. She is a much loved, inspiring and knowledgeable teacher and expert in Personal Development and Self-Realization. She has inspired and helped thousands of people to make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives.

Midwest Book Review

In “Soul-Full Eating: A (Delicious!) Path To Higher Consciousness”, author and nutrition expert Maureen Whitehouse explains just how a deep sense of personal fulfillment and well-being is to be found in eating foods that resonate with the human soul. Featuring engaging and illustrative personal accounts that enhanced the presentation of cutting-edge nutritional and spiritual information (backed up by comprehensive and documented research), “Soul-Full Eating” is informed, informative, and thoroughly ‘reader friendly’. Readers will lean how to select, prepare and eat food that increases their vibrancy and personal energy; explore the best approaches to dieting; use foods to stimulate the body’s ability to rejuvenate and heal, and deepen a daily spiritual connection and commitment to a compassionate, sustainable world. “Soul-Full Eating” is an impressive addition to personal and community library collections, and particular recommended to the attention of non-specialist general readers with an interest in diet, nutrition, spirituality, health, ecology, and alternative medicine.

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Should I Make My Daughter Finish All of the Food on Her Plate?

Question: My two-year-old daughter often sits with us at the table and eats—usually. My question is, should I have her eat if she doesn’t want to? Should I force her to try new foods? Should I make her sit there until her plate is clean or until she’s eaten two bites of peas? If she asks to leave the table before her father and I are finished eating, do I let her?

Maureen‘s Answer:

As you may know, the theme of Soul-Full Eating is: “Eat with love, what’s grown with love, prepared with love and served with love.”

I feel that across the board, this simple statement is the answer to all kinds of struggles that adults have with food. But it’s important that as adults we ask ourselves, when do most food struggles begin? The answer is often in childhood. Many of us grew up in households where it was expected that we “clean our plates” before we could be excused from the table. Let’s get more specific to your questions now… to an inquisitive, on-the-go two-year-old this can be a torturous experience. Often, before the adults at the dining table have finished two mouthfuls of their food, a two year old will declare, “I’m done.” That’s because they’re genuinely satiated with one or two bites themselves and are now ready to move on to “more interesting things.”

So I’d like you to ask yourself, if you’re asking an “expert” how to feed your own child… maybe at some point you were led to believe that other people’s opinions and feelings are more valid and important than your own. The only question I believe you need to ask here—to yourself!—is, “what feels most loving to me now?” How can you best show my daughter that she is completely loved—even at the dinner table?

By the way, my sister-in-law still speaks about how traumatized she was by having to sit at the dining room table long after every one of her siblings was excused, until she ate those last three cold and wilting peas. As she relates it, as a child she rebelled and tried to assert her autonomy for hours and hours saying, “I don’t like peas!.” Unfortunately she’d eventually break and eat them—her dad was a military Colonel at the time, so he knew how to win a battle! But, at what cost?

We never crave food as much as we crave love. And you can teach your children self-love via eating food. Yes! Offer them good, wholesome, healthy choices—plenty of them—this will spark their creativity and feelings of empowerment as they can make their own choices and feel your love as they do so.

If you find that, as an adult, you are unsure if you are in a battle with food yourself, here’s an excerpted exercise from Soul-Full Eating, that’s often very revelatory for my readers. Try it and let me know what you find out. And remember, it’s through conscious parenting that we often discover the spontaneous, joyous, oh-so-loveable “lost child” in ourselves.

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON
Spend five minutes meditating on or writing about the following questions: When you were young, were you given praise for finishing every last bite on your plate? Were you ever coerced into eating even after you felt full by being told about the starving children in other parts of the world or about how others suffered and sacrificed to provide you with your meal?

If so, then it’s likely that guilt has been coloring your world when it comes to eating—guilt for not eating enough, or guilt for eating too much. We are all born with an internal comfort-seeking mechanism—the Soul—The “Voice” of sanity. However, for many of us, it’s been layered over, smothered and silenced by the guilt inherent in our fear-based conditioning.

SOUL-FULL EXERCISE #1
Just for one day, do only what you genuinely love to do. Can you do that? Lucky you, if you don’t have to put a hold on everything and completely rearrange your entire life to do this. That means you are already being True to your Soul!
But if you do have to do a bit of finagling of time and space in order to allow your authentic-self to emerge, that’s still fine. Why? Because now you can see that you really do deserve to love yourself more. Once you do this once, there may be no turning back!
Eating what you really don’t love, without love, is just one small symptom of a greater picture of denying your brilliance and self-worth.

Health, Wellness and Attaining an Ideal Weight

Soul-Full Eating: A (Delicious!) Path to Higher Consciousness

Are you a war veteran of what seems to be a constant battle with your weight? Or are you just interested in attaining superior health and wellness, inner and outer balance and a greater sense of self worth and personal radiance?

There are scores of diets out there… and although these diet plans may be well intentioned, most people find the many conflicting approaches to diet confusing at best. How would you like to give up the confusion for good, gain greater self awareness and spiritual healing… along with dropped pounds!

The one key ingredient that most diet plans are missing is: LOVE!

Soul-Full Eating is for you:

  • If you would like to experience effortless weight loss (or weight gain) along with an overall sense of health and wellness
  • If you are sick and tired (literally!) of following fad diets and the diet trend of the day…the high protein diet, low fat diet, South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, The Zone Diet, Fat Smash Diet, low carb diet, diet pills… the list is endless.
  • You’ve found yourself faced with food obsession and compulsive eating disorders such as binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, emotional over eating, fast food addiction and even depression and would like to banish food concerns and food addictions for good.
  • You crave a healthy lifestyle, greater balance, self-love, and connectivity and desire to live a life where healthy eating and healthy foods are just as natural to you as breathing.
  • You are ready to attain your ideal weight, experience vibrant health, have a trim, healthy, radiant physique and step onto a fulfilling, spiritually connective path that is not only delightful but fun but delicious!

Join us on this delicious and soul-satisfying path. It is more than possible to attain your ideal weight via consciousness!

Lose Weight – Gain Spirit!

Soul-Full Eating is congruent and fully compatible to weight loss programs that promote greater self awareness such as Weight Watchers and Overeaters Anonymous.

Maureen also speaks on a variety of other important and inspiring Soul-Full topics. Click here if you would like to see what other subjects you can bring Maureen in to present to your company, group or organization.

A Sustainable message

Greening the Planet one plate of food at a time. Go Green!

The Dish on Soul-Full Eating

What happens when you cross a tree-hugger with a foodie and add a healthy helping of soul?

You’ve got what author Maureen Whitehouse describes as the new brand of Soul-Full consumer in her award-winning and best-selling book, Soul-Full Eating: A (Delicious!) Path to Higher Consciousness.

Soul-Full Eating is most surprising in its ability to flawlessly intertwine concepts that, until now, have not been considered in the same genre.

Whitehouse spreads the word about “going green” in a non-threatening way that all Americans can relate to—even those of us who are attached to our cold cuts and cars. Instead of scolding people into handing over the keys to their SUV, she advocates an easy-to-embrace and yummy path and shows the masses that helping the environment is well within their means. She reminds us that the same actions that are most fulfilling to us personally are also what best suits the planet. For example, the Soul-Full Eating motto: “Eat with love, what’s grown with love, prepared with love and served with love.” From a bright garden plot in the backyard to a fresh, home-cooked meal shared with family, Whitehouse shows us how paying attention to our food not only keeps us on track with our diet, but helps us to feel a healthier, more connected sense of comradery with the entire planet each and every time we sit down to “the entire world in our plate of food.”

Whitehouse doesn’t expect people to completely change their lifestyles overnight, but instead encourages them—and provides the tools—to become educated about where their food comes from and how it effects their well-being. She invites them to take whatever steps they can towards living a more authentically motivated life. Whitehouse reminds us that “going green” doesn’t have to be an us-against-them polarizing message, but one that is all-inclusive and that actually makes us feel better about our lives on a concrete level. Her message helps us to realize that via this practical path, filled with appreciation for the planet we live on, we can simultaneously gain a deeper love for our own lives and give up the “blame game” altogether.

If you’re interested in learning about what you can do to green your lifestyle in a fun, friendly and encouraging environment, then Soul-Full Eating for you!

Join us on this Delicious Path. We’d like to actively involve as many people as possible in the mission to eat with love!

We think this message is so important that we’re working on building a world-wide online community that will allow us to interact with one another in an engagingly fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Even if you’re only “green curious” and not entirely green conscious, and have no idea where and how to begin… you’ll find that Soul-Full Eating takes the mystery—and misery—out of living a more sustainable lifestyle.

Maureen also speaks on a variety of other important and inspiring Soul-Full topics. Click here if you would like to see what other subjects you can bring Maureen in to present to your company, group or organization.

A Spiritual Message: Food as a Path to Higher Consciousness

Soul-Full Eating: A (Delicious!) Path to Higher Consciousness

What if, when sitting down to your sumptuous meals, considering that tray of delightful d’oeuvres or decadent deserts, you realize that it is actually possible to Eat your way to Enlightenment?

There are so many obvious ways we can miss the opportunity to live a supremely fulfilling life. But what surprises most people is that fulfillment can be found through eating… that is, when you are choosing foods which resonate with your Soul!

Finally, a chance to navigates the vast (often contradictory) wealth of both traditional and modern nutrition advice while simultaneously honoring your unique singularity. Because author, Maureen Whitehouse believes in only one nutrition axiom: “Eat with love what’s grown with love, prepared with love, and served with love,” this isn’t about fitting your body into the perfect size, or diet, or worldview. Guided by Maureen’s extensive, hands-on nutrition knowledge, learn how to integrate and apply the principles of many traditions to create a lifestyle that’s right for you, while deepening your spiritual connection on a daily basis. Not only will your health transform, but you’ll walk away with a profound knowledge of self-love, viewing food not just as a way to fuel and nurture your body, but as a connection to your community, the world around you, and your Soul.

Maureen also speaks on a variety of other important and inspiring Soul-Full topics. Click here if you would like to see what other subjects you can bring Maureen in to present to your company, group or organization.

Soul-Full Eating

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Soul-Full Eating:

A (Delicious!) Path To Higher Consciousness

There are so many obvious ways that we can miss the opportunity to live a supremely fulfilling life. But what surprises most people is that eating offers an aspect of satisfaction which is often overlooked… that is, choosing foods which resonate with your Soul!

Here’s the key:

Eat with love what’s grown with love,
prepared with love, and served with love.

In her provocative book, Soul-Full Eating, Maureen Whitehouse artfully combines her knowledge as an expert in nutrition and spirituality to guide you along a delicious and rejuvenating Soul-satisfying path. It’s one based on the love of food that anyone–no matter what your faith, religion or personal philosophy–can follow.

Take this spellbinding journey to consciousness, if you would like to:

  • Become aware of simple, yet dynamic changes you can make in the way you select, prepare and eat food that will increase your vibrancy and personal energy.
  • Deepen your spiritual connection on a daily basis.
  • Explore the best approaches to diet that are available today–including Raw Foods, Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, Acid/Alkaline Balance, Food Combining and the “new” Kosher.
  • Gain cutting-edge knowledge about weight loss that bring self-love along with dropped pounds.
  • Use foods to stimulate the body’s ability to rejuvenate and heal.

By reading this truly revolutionary book, Soul-Full Eating, you’ll discover ways to more lovingly connect with your Spirit and the planet any time you consume food. Plus you’ll not only find a path to your Soul, but also to the renewed health and vitality you’ve also been seeking!

“This is a heart-expanding book from the most powerful, authentic woman I know.”
~Catherine Ann Johnston, Founder, The Body Positive.

“Read Soul-Full Eating and get active in your Soul’s purpose with every meal.”
~Peter Cervoni, Natural Foods Chef and Cooking Instructor

Maureen Whitehouse expansive knowledge in the field of nutrition grew from the demand to maintain a “picture perfect” image as an international model and commercial actress. This lead to decades of experiences traversing the globe voraciously studying the world’s nutritional and spiritual traditions.

Anyone can become a spiritual master at mealtime!

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