Mind Body Eating Online Conference (Join at No Cost)!

Mind Body Eating Online Conference (Join at No Cost)!

I’m excited to share with you about a great event:
The Mind Body Eating Online Conference!

It went live on July 9, and you can register for FREE here:
https://ipe.isrefer.com/go/mbe-online/macymig

In a time when so many people are suffering from food- and eating-related challenges, life is asking us to embrace a fresh new perspective on healing and transformation. The Mind Body Eating Online Conference showcases the voices of more than 60 top professionals and thought-leaders to help us step into new possibilities and a healthier future.

Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, will be your host as we explore cutting edge thinking in the fields of nutrition, eating psychology, functional medicine, mind body wellness, cultural transformation, spiritual awakening, supplements and medicinals, environmental health and more. You’ll be inspired by experts from a variety of disciplines who each have something unique and innovative to share, and twice a day, you can join Marc in a live online Q&A session about the day’s topics.

The Institute has a great track record of producing high level and well-loved conferences, and I think you’ll be impressed by their engaging style and the fascinating collection of passionate people they’ve brought together for this event.

It’s time for an approach to nutritional healing that honors all of who we are – body, mind, heart, planet and soul.

Again, you can register for the Mind Body Eating Online Conference for FREE here: https://ipe.isrefer.com/go/mbe-online/macymig

For those of you who don’t know, I received my training as a Mind Body Eating Coach from the Institute for Psychology of Eating and Marc David back in 2013. I have been coaching ever since I completed my training, and I have been loving this Conference. If you are serious about learning more about the new frontier of health and wellness, you will not be disappointed. I remember the first Conference I attended like this, I ended up purchasing the entire Conference so I could re-listen to all of the knowledge and wisdom. Since I’m getting this to you already halfway through the Conference, you may want to consider doing this yourself!

I’ll see you there!

Namaste,

Interested in working with me as your Mind Body Eating Coach? Sign-Up for a 90-Minute Laser Coaching Session or Contact Me to see if you Qualify for my Private Coaching Program

" I came here to find freedom around food and find peace with my body. It was really starting to take over my life, I was being consumed by binge eating and was really unhappy with my body, and I needed to find freedom from that. I knew right away that I was in the right place because of how much Macy and I had in common. She made it such a safe environment and I felt like I could trust her. She was really invested in me which is what helped me dig deep.

I was skeptical at first with the 'yoga side' of the healing, and now it's my favorite form of movement. I figured since it worked for her and helped her overcome binge eating than I ‘might as well give it a shot’. 

I got what I came here for, in different ways in what I thought I would. I was hoping that I’d lose a lot of weight, which I didn't, but now I look at life differently, I’m more loving to myself, I feel better in the exact same body that I had before. And now I know how to honor my body. I’ve learned ways to overcome negative thoughts and I’ve really gone outside of my comfort zone which has been the best.   

I think any girl struggling with binge eating, or anyone who is unhappy with their body or even any part of their life could benefit from working with Macy. I look at myself differently now and in a more accepting way. I really can’t imagine where I would be if I wouldn’t have done this. I’m really proud of myself for doing this, it was the best decision." 

Lexi Hardiek

3 Month Program, Eating Psychology Coaching, Student of Physical Therapy

"I came to Hungryoga to find freedom from stress and guilt that I had around food  and controlling exercise. I didn’t want my self worth to be reliant on what food I ate or how much exercise I was doing.

I felt like I was in the right place after my Discovery Coaching Call with Macy. I told myself that I was going to find the relief that I had been looking for, and I ended up getting what I came here for - even more than what I imagined.

I feel like a new person and like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Food isn’t a major issue anymore, and it used to consume my life. I would recommend working with Macy to anybody who struggles with their identity or finding who they are. I think they’d be able to figure that out through this program.

 

Courtney Cook

6 Month Program, Eating Psychology Coaching, C-Marie.com

I came to Hungryoga to get relief from feeling lost, and didn’t understand why I was self-sabotaging in many ways. I was just really tired of feeling that way. I wasn’t 100% sure I was in the right place, but had a really good feeling once I read Macy's testimonial on Facebook. It hit really close to home for me. I wasn’t skeptical about the program, but I had my doubts about truly coming to terms with how I was feeling and being able to change - and have the desire to do so. When I finally took Macy's advice and started doing artwork in the morning, I realized I wasn’t taking good care of myself. I was working out like crazy but wasn’t truly taking care of myself. I had to be okay with it being a slow process. 

I feel like I got myself back - the me that I remember years ago. My goal wasn’t to lose a ton of weight - I knew that that couldn’t be the overarching goal. I had to change what was ‘eating at me’.

I would recommend Macy's coaching program to several types of people. Anybody that's feeling lost, like they have tried every program out there, currently taking tons of diet pills, going for a quick fix intead of taking care of themselvecs, binge eating or have any kind of digestion or stomach issues, people using food or alcohol as a crutch, and people who have faithfully worked out for years and can't understand why they haven't seen the results they desire. 

 

Penny Sheldon

6 Month Program, Eating Psychology Coaching, Loving Mother & Wife

You reminded me that this isn't just me, other people feel this way too. When you showed me that there are other adult picky eaters, the way that made me feel was incredible. It reassured me that as an adult I'm not alone in this. The comfort and support you provided was amazing. You're awesome Macy!

 

Jordy Frankel

3 Breakthrough Coaching Calls - Eating Psychology Coaching Program, CU Student ~ Alpha Chi Omega

Needs before Desires to Make Dreams Reality

If I didn’t take care of my needs before my desires, I would always just be chasing my dreams.

My Needs, at the core, are what I need to feel like I can survive without living in a constant state of stress. Some of my needs are healthy food, lots of sleep, love, companionship, mindful movement, cleanliness, shelter, friends, family, self-care, knowledge/wisdom, nature, an abundant mindset, laughter, etc.

My Desires, of the heart, are what I ache for to feel like I’m living my life on purpose in the exact way it’s supposed to be lived. Some of my desires are to help women overcome binge eating; to introduce yoga to beginner’s and people that are suffering with pain. Other desires are to make a difference, go on worldwide retreats, receive my 500hr YTT, to be a Mother, to make more money, to have a team, to be a leader, to be an example, etc.

I have looked outside of myself for answers. I knew that I was suffering and I knew I was a big part of the reason why. Without taking care of anything that was right in front of me I decided to flee. To runaway from all the pain that I was feeling. At the time I didn’t understand that no matter where I went, or who I tried to become, I was still bringing my old self with me.

At first I faked it. I was pushing food away because it made me feel skinnier and more powerful. I acted like I knew what was best for me, and no one else’s opinion mattered. I was lucky enough to be taken care of by family, without that I wouldn’t have had a place to call home. I was living the “gypsy” life, free-spirited and open to really any new experience life brought me.

I was out chasing a dream. I had a deep desire to travel and see the world. I wanted to heal my self-sabotaging patterns and figure out how to make them stop. I wanted to “fix” myself really. I constantly felt broken, like I wasn’t enough. So I was obsessed with “getting better” so I could feel whole, like I was enough.

What I didn’t know then, and what I do know now, is that I have to take care of my NEEDS before my DESIRES.

I’m only able to achieve my desires and turn them into reality IF all of my needs are met. If I keep myself busy chasing after desireswhen I’m not even feeding myself properly, I’ll never be able to achieve my desiresfully. If my basic survival needsare not being met, then there’s no way I can meet my desires.

It’s easy to get needs and desires twisted and mingled together. Anytime I have a big goal I’m going after, and it feels tough/contracted/stressed/ or up-stream – the first thing I do now is look at my needs. 

I ask myself, “What do I really need in this moment?”

Most the time it’s related to self-care, stress reduction, tuning in, breathing, slowing down, relaxing, etc. Without fulfilling these needs then there’s really no point in going after my desire because in the end it doesn’t feel good. So no matter what I have to make sure my needs are being met, so I can feel the way I want to feel, as I go after my deeper desires.

I was first introduced to these concepts in my Lifestyle Design Coaching Certification with Abundant Yogi, and now I coach my clients through this process as well. In order to create a “Game Worth Playing” in my life (and business) I first had to decide…

How do I want to feel (most of the time)? 

Then,

What do I need to do in order to feel that way?

And,

How can I make these into supportive processes and systems?

Lastly,

What are my 1-3 big goals/desires to manifest and accomplish?

Through this process of “Creating my Game Worth Playing” I’m able to have a clear roadmap and guiding intention in my work and life. When I reverse engineer and focus on the way I want to feel first, then figure out what I want to do/how it’s going to work out/what it all looks like – I will be lead me to my ultimate desires. I will also be able to see it through and make sure it happens because it feels so goodthat it’s bound to happen.

Kris Ward of Abundant Yogi states, “Remember to put needs before desires. If you try to chase desires before your needs are met, you won’t be on stable footing. You’ll feel chaotic versus grounded and clear.”

Needs are almost always connected to that little girl (or boy) within. The one that gets hurt, that feels the feelings, that holds the past traumas, that still needs to be taken care of by the Adult Self. Desiresare more like the Teenager/Rebel/Ego inside that wants to get noticed, be worthy, and be prestigious. Desires have a bit more masculine energy to get things done and to be accomplished. Desires are definitely not a bad thing. They are much needed to be creative and to see our dreams become our realities.

All I’m saying is, check in with needs and make sure they are being met before chasing desires. Take care of the entire vision. It’s easy to lose in the pursuit of a desire if needs are not tended to first. If something isn’t feeling quite right, then it’s not quite right. Create a “Game Worth Playing” for the long haul. Decide how it’s going to feel, what it’s going to look like, how it will provide support and accountability, and what the ultimate goal is. Get crystal clear on that, and be amazed to look back at a life created by design, not default.

Light & Love,

 

 

Smashing Self Sabotage – Coaching Call on Binge Eating & Alcohol

Smashing Self Sabotage – Coaching Call on Binge Eating & Alcohol

Smashing Self Sabotage - Coaching Call on Binge Eating & Alcohol

by Macy Graham | Smashing Self Sabotage

Welcome to the first Smashing Self Sabotage Coaching Call to be released on the blog!

Smashing Self-Sabotage, or “SSS” for short, is a coaching call series specifically designed to smash self sabotaging patterns, thoughts, and beliefs that hold us back and keep us from:

  • living the life we truly desire

  • believing in ourselves and what we have to offer

  • reaching our goals

  • feeling the way we want to feel, most of the time

  • loving ourselves unconditionally

  • experiencing deep and personal relationships with others

This call requires a commitment to transformation, coupled with a deep desire to heal from any form of self-sabotage that you may be experiencing. You will begin to get crystal clear on what it is that’s making you sabotage, how those actions make you feel, and then be able to shift to a better feeling story.
Here are The 4 Underlying Tenets of Smashing Self Sabotage
  1. What you resist, persists
  2. What you focus on, believe in, think of – will become true
  3. There is always a deeper meaning to your suffering
  4. No one else can help you, but you.
There are a few resources that I want to introduce you all to, that we will continue to reference throughout this call series.

#1 – Taming your Outer Child by Susan Anderson 

Inner Child, Outer Child & Adult Self
You may have heard the term your “Inner Child” before – it’s pretty common terminology in the self-help world. I first heard of the terms “Inner Child” “Outer Child” and “Adult Self” in the book Taming your Outer Child by Susan Anderson. This book was a game changer for me, and truly helped me identify my inner child, outer child, and adult self. It got them working together instead of against each other. In the call I explain more in my own words.
Your Inner Child is that little girl within you, that still has some old wounds or traumas that hurt her. The Inner Child still needs a lot of nurturing and tending to. She needs a Momma Bear to hear here out, listen to her cry, and give her a big hug when she’s hurting. Self Sabotage is
Your Outer Child is the honerey teenage version of you – that loves to be a rebel and act out in ways that don’t make sense to really anyone but her. When you think
Adult Self is the ‘grown-up’ for everyone.

#2 The 6 Root Causes of Self Sabotage – taught to me by Kris Ward of abundantyogi.com – where I received my Lifestyle Design Coaching Certification

In the call I go over the 6 Root Causes of Self Sabotage, and relate it to myself and my own experiences. I also give you some tips on how to not succumb to these root causes and smash self sabotage before it goes too far.

Here they are in short:

  1. Stuffing or Ignoring a Negative Emotion
  2. Too Much Hustle and not Enough Self Care & Connection
  3. Trying too hard to measure up, then zooming too far out setting goals
  4. Blending work time with leisure time (aka living in the gray zone)
  5. Resisting like crazy because we’re believing our own made-up stories
  6. Trying to manage what isn’t ours to manage

#3 is filling out your Prep Form for the call and receiving one-on-one coaching with me. You are responsible to fill out a Hot Seat Prep Form before each call if you want 1:1 coaching during the call. This is not required, but this is really where the magic happens. We will go in order of who submitted their form first.

Here are some journal exercises that you can also do on your own.

THE INNER WORK:
  • Write all your self sabotaging patterns
  • Notice what these instances taught you about yourself and self sabotage
  • We are looking at these stories with the intention to release and reframe
  • Is the beliefs I picked up around this memory ultimately true?
  • Go through each of these stories and begin to write a story that feels better around each one

Radio Interview with All Business Media FM

I had a lot of fun doing this interview about Hungryoga with All Business Media FM.
They are an advertising company based out of New York that specializing in helping businesses create media to get their work out into the world. They loved what Hungryoga had to say, giving us a rating of 8.6 / 10.

Listen to the Interview below, or read the transcript to get to know me and Hungryoga just a little bit better!

Company Background: My online business hungryoga.com is a platform for Mindful Movement, Mind Body Eating & Lifestyle Design Coaching. I offer private coaching specifically for women struggling with binge eating, emotional eating, and negative body image. I also coach people who desire to become coaches or entrepreneurs how to make that transition and reverse engineer their lives into the exact lifestyle that they desire. I have online courses available for people interested in learning Yoga and Mindful Movement; including my Beginner’s Yoga Online Course, the Backyard Beauty Series, and the Chair Yoga Online Course. You can see all of these offering and also lots of free content over at www.hungryoga.com. 

Tell us about your background of your business and yourself.
My name is Macy Graham, and I’m the sole Coach and Owner of Hungryoga.com. Hungryoga was founded in 2014, and has been growing ever since. I started Hungryoga after quitting my corporate management job with a deep desire to help women have a positive relationship with food and body. I myself struggled with binge eating and negative body image in college, which is what led me to become a coach in the first place. I’m a Certified Yoga Teacher, Mind Body Eating Coach from the Institute for Psychology of Eating in Boulder, CO, and a Lifestyle Design Coach certified through AbundantYogi.com. I currently live in Littleton, Colorado and in my spare time I love to go to yoga classes, go on hikes, invest in personal development, and cook homemade meals at home.

What inspired you to pursue your profession?

Coaching and Teaching Mind Body principles and practices to help women overcome their struggles with food and body, is my biggest passion in life. In yoga they call this your dharma, our highest calling. For me it’s a non-negotiable to help women transform their lives and actually have a positive relationship with food and body. I know how painful it is to be in the cycle of shame and guilt with food and hating your body. I’m so inspired to share that it is possible to live life a different way, and actually enjoy the skin that you’re in while not having to obsess about food.
Why do you think yoga is so benefical for people struggling with food?
The practice of yoga isn’t just great for you physically, but mentally and spiritually too. Yoga really allows a person to slow down and get present which is an important concept for anyone that binge eats or emotionally eats. It’s really important for people to have the tools to drop into a relaxation response, or the Parasympathetic Nervous System. It’s easy to live in a stressed state, or the Sympathetic Nervous System dominance. The practice of yoga teaches a person how to stay calm, present, and to just feel really good in the moment (and body) they’re currently in.
Where do you see yourself in the near future?
I see myself leading Yoga & Mind Body Eating Retreats here in Colorado. I’m also working on building my library of Online Courses and Digital Content so I can work with people from all over the world. Something that’s really important to me is creating freedom in my life and the lives of the people I work with. Financial freedom, work freedom, and location freedom are all important as I look into the future and start my family. I truly believe this work is healing the world and the feminine nature, and I’m grateful to be a part of this movement.
I’m super grateful for this experience and for every single one of you tuning into this powerful work. It is possible to create a life you love, and to no longer feel guilty about the person you are. No one else is like you, and that’s absoltuely amazing! That means that no one else has gone through your experiences. They can’t provide what you can uniquely offer. There’s no such thing as competition! It’s time to take the pressure off, learn and grow into the person you’ve always dreamed of, and let go of any limiting beliefs holding you back from that vision.

If you are struggling with food it’s trying to teach you a deeper lesson.  

Take better care of yourself. Stop numbing out to the reality of you life. Reflect on what is really happening, and what is no longer serving you. Food issues show up when other areas of your life are not being fulfilled. For everyone it is different. You may hate where you live. It could be your not in the right job. Maybe you are in a bad relationship. Family issues. Spiritual confusion. Mental Illness. And so much more…

I hope you enjoyed listening in on the interview or reading through the transcript! I felt like All Business Media FM did a great job of capturing what Hungryoga is all about, and asked the right questions for the right people to find me online. If you resonated with this interview, and think we would make a good team to work together, reach out! All of my info is listed above. Head over to my Coaching Tab if you are ready to dive into private coaching with me. Whether you are struggling with food and body, or feel lost in becoming a coach and building your online brand, I’m here to help!

I’m on your side,

Mind Body Eating Changed My Life & Can Change Yours Too

Mind Body Eating Changed My Life & Can Change Yours Too

Mind Body Eating changed my life, and it could change yours too.
If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, or negative body image – you have to watch this video below!

> What is Mind Body Eating?

> How the principles of Mind Body Eating changed my life

> Who I think I can specifically help

> And my new online course all about Mind Body Eating!

I believe that the thoughts we entertain are just as important as the food we decide to eat. The eating experience affects your digestion, metabolism, and assimilation of food – not just the type of food! Mind Body Eating is a new approach to health coaching that encompases the entire being – mind, body and spirit. Nutritional facts are great, but as a Coach I’m even more interested in your story, what’s happened in your life, how did you get to where you are today, and what are some small actionable baby steps you can start making to live the life that you desire. 

There is a deeper meaning behind your eating challenges. Mind Body Eating is a doorway into your higher consciousness and evolution. It will allow you to go “ah ha” or “oooo that makes sense” and “wow, I never thought of it that way!” I’m here not only to help you up-level your health and nutrition, but your thought processes, your physical environment, your friend group, your career, and overall contentment and happiness. 

The online course is currently being built as I write this! So exciting! This will be a great step to take if my Private Coaching is off your radar. I recommend the Mind Body Eating online course to anyone who has struggled with binge eating, emotional eating, negative body image, and/or overexercising. I specifically believe I can relate to the young woman who desperately wants to feel like herself again. I personally love courses that provide audio that I can take with me on the road, or listen to whenever needed; so that’s how the online course is being designed. 

I’m a Mind Body Eating Coach certified under the Institute for Psychology of Eating in Boulder, Colorado. I’m also a yoga teacher, lifestyle & career coach, and online wellness advocate. 

To be added onto my email list and waitlist for the Mind Body Eating online course, Subscribe Here! 

Go to the “Mind Body Eating” Tab above on the Menu for more free info and trainings!

 

Enjoy the Video!