Entries by Deirdra Martinez

I’m Coming Out…..My New Career in Cannabis

As we saw with the #metoo movement, coming out and being vulnerable isn’t easy…..but it’s necessary. Being raw and real can leave us open to judgement and criticism.  At the same time it can deepen our connections with others who can relate to our story. I’m putting myself out there because something I believe in […]

Belly Breathing To Activate Optimal Digestion

Having tummy trouble is not fun.  For many years, I suffered from digestive problems like chronic gas, bloating, constipation, and stubborn belly fat.  Having a bowel movement happened once every 2-3 days.  When I went to see the doctor about it I was told, “That’s normal for some people.” That didn’t sit right with me. […]

How to Prevent Exhaustion & Burn Out

“The power plant doesn’t have energy, it generates it.”   –Brendon Burchard Before I got into fitness, I used to be exhausted everyday. I also wasn’t very fit, I partied a lot, and I was highly stressed. The exhaustion was just a symptom of a lot of things that were happening with my overall health. It […]

Part 2: Cravings are your Guru

Part 2 Cravings are your Guru This is a follow up to my last blog post on Part 1: “Cravings are your Guru.” What are we trying to fulfill with a craving?  What kind of relief? Is it mental? We can’t stop thinking?  We obsess?  It’s overwhelming and exhausting. What about emotional? Do you process […]

Cravings are Your GURU PART 1 of 2

“I want to be cured of a craving for something I cannot find. And of the shame of never finding it.” — T.S. Elliot My Yoga teacher recently said, “Pain is your guru.”  For most of my life I was suffering in my relationship with food and body.  Cravings were relentless, food was always available, […]