In this episode of The No Sugarcoating Podcast I am talking about:

  • Dreading Holiday Meals and Binges
  • Healthy Boundaries With Family

  • Intending Mindfulness This Year

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  • ** Dreading Holiday Meals and Binges (07:13).

  • ** Healthy Boundaries With Family (17:51).

  • ** Intending Mindfulness This Year (28:12).

Episode 449 Journal Prompts:

  • What are my biggest food triggers and why?

  • Are there any boundaries I desire to set with my family or friends through the holidays?

  • What mindful holiday intentions am I setting with food or other aspects to come out the other side feeling more empowered?


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Deck the halls and warm your heart this holiday season with the ultimate indulgence – Master Chocolat’s Dark Christmas Spice Hot Chocolate Bomb!

This delectable creation is a winter wonderland in a mug that’s designed to cater to all. What makes this Dark Christmas Spice Hot Chocolate Bomb truly enchanting is its’ core ingredient: pure, organic fair-trade dark 70% chocolate. No cocoa powder used here – we’re talking an authentic chocolate experience that’s rich, velvety, and utterly captivating.

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