It just feels right?

I have a small aversion, and here it is: I feel bad for people when they say things like or “ its the universe” or “if it was meant to be, then it wouldn’t be this hard” or “mercury retrograde blah blah blah” “it just isn’t flowing”… and then they use that as a rationale to give up, walk away, abandon ship or something that really has value in their lives without asking themselves any deeper questions about why.

I don’t blame anyone. I was the exact same.

Dieting and body shame caused emotional bankruptcy, food addiction is relentless, I get it.

What if challenging circumstances are an indicator from the universe that the thing you are pursuing isn’t a “not for me” sign or maybe what’s really going on is fear, or doubt, or backsliding into old ways that operate in will power and its way easier to blame your affliction. Maybe you cling to your hope without wavering; not because you think can “hold on” long enough you just dont know how.

Who am I? Good question!!

A rising truth seeker, a committed learner, deeply inspired and connected, recovered food addict. Like most, my life has had wild speed bumps, beautiful stories and mixed blessings now I see it is all as small blips on the map compared to my absolute truth…that is;

My promise.

My pinky swear, wink and a hand shake, all-in promise, 100% with guts -promise to God. (Stay with me…you can call “God” whatever you want.) I didn’t always let God be for me, so honeslty hang in there.

What is your promise?

Can you shine light on your promise?

I am super curious. What would happen if your life was a perfect set up for your absolute success?

Perhaps this is not a light conversation but it is something deeper. Maybe our promise is also the definition of our happiness: beautiful in its emptiness and simplicity. Because it feels so right.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Face the Truth

Can you imagine instead of giving up or walking away from yourself you were gathering awesome collection of your own exciting stories? Stories dedicated to your success? Instead of spinning stories and the tricks you might want to play on yourself, go straight to our essential truth.

Who are you when you tell the truth to yourself?

Who are you when you are kind to that person?

Who are you when you allow your heart to speak?

Who are you when you listen to your body?

What is your truth?
We share like minds on this journey, we all voluntarily signed up and now as much as it is obvious or in subtle ways we are connected being here, you show up here is a creation of something we all want to be a part of.

Conceivably, there might be an inner rebel as well. I recognize in myself and wonder if after all the regimented discipline and diligence that there is a part of me that just wants to break out and enjoy the chaotic universe if only momentarily, and this is the drive behind rebellion.

Somehow your mind, your body and your beauty had to be inspired through passion, anger, or both? What if the promise we have to make a better life means be compassionate with yourself on any given day?
More importantly, anger is a natural emotion — and one that can be used in healthy, positive and constructive ways. I’d say that anger, when used productively, can help us create the world we want to live in.

“There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” Jim Morrison

What is your promise?

I believe that the universe is designed to help us work through our emotional muck as quickly as possible, mainly by orchestrating the exact situations that will dig up all things holding us back so we can fearlessly carry on crushing doubt and uncovering our promise.
When we really face our truth with honesty and humility by bringing forth our authentic purpose and power, it definitely prepares and teaches us something that points to better more purposeful protocol.

If we choose not to face our selves in that moment, well, that’s okay. The universe will patiently keep knocking on that door over and over again with new situations that give us the same opportunity to face our shadow until we’re ready to finally answer the door and really look ourselves and universal obligations in the eye.

Without judgment. Without shame. With compassion, and with love.

Can you help make a commitment to creating a more compassionate loving world?

Build your Dream Body.

It can be hard to face the things within that we might rather not see!

Our darkness.

Sometimes feeling ashamed to admit that we have not always been fully in control, and not always aware of what was really drives us. But ultimately, that’s always where the growth is.

Because sometimes challenges are not only messages from above, but rather messages from within the body.

When we don’t want to face what’s holding us back, our minds can even trick us into thinking that the avoidance impulse (which is really based in fear) is actually a spiritual message from above.

Few promises are more sacred than the ones we make to our self.

Let’s imagine that the two greatest days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out what your purpose is.

Therefor if you don’t know what your purpose is than you don’t know why you are here, and it can be hard to keep going.

Divert your attention to your wildest dreams.  Rumi says it best: “What you seek is seeking you.”

It takes time, surrender, and support to land in a new world truth.

The origin of the Bright Line Eating are based on the teachings of Food Addicts(FA), which is a foundation that supports food addicts. Susan Pierce Thompson built her program on (FA) adding her expertise as a neuroscientist and positive psychologist with a hunger for science and cooking up a long term solution for healing a food addicted brain.

Even the thought to be abstinent from the refined foods that take us out at the knees, occupies mental real estate and hampers so much happiness is a big ask. The truth of the matter is that there is no easy fix.

The only thing that has ever shut my brain up slightly is Bright Line Eating. Weighing and measuring, writing my food down, eating three meals, no sugar/flour… and BINGO!

Bright Line Eating “stopped the madness” in my mind and in my heart, offering a  gentle opening to a sustainable path. It is completely transformational. In any event a great solution to find my deepest truth, a new world truth.
Healing my brain with food has been a game changer for me.

When we take care of the body, we are also taking care of the heart and mind!

Yes.

My promise to God showed up like a package from Amazon on my doorstep. Somewhere deep inside I knew it was on its way, I just wasn’t sure how long it would take to arrive or exactly what I had ordered.

 

Bright Line Eating Success

So how do we know which impulses to follow? Choose one thing and move forward!
Often we don’t. Not with absolute certainty. Some humility is called for. It’s useful to stop expecting our higher self to be able to communicate with us with absolute clarity, like a bell, every time. Sometimes there are no trumpets either!

Bright Line Eating means freedom. Many people find the straightforwardness of the Bright Lines provide the structure they need to control food addiction.

When we’ve resolved enough of our addictions, then we might start to hear the true calling of our hearts.
It starts out as a whisper, and as more and more clarity the call gets louder and brighter. In the past addictions act like a sound barrier, or a smoke screen, that obscures or distorts the message of our true higher calling.

Go Easy On Yourself, But Not Too Easy!

Healing our relationship with ourselves through food not only involves healing the body, but the heart and mind so that our soul can be whole.

Often, it takes more than one intervention for us to heal, as well as daily practice. This is the path of our destiny, creating a bigger story for ourselves and our loved ones, so that we may move through life in a connected, fulfilling way.

Use the Mind for Creative Freedom

How do we free our mind and use it to grow and create a life we love?

  • Practice meditation. Meditation practices to help keep our mind clear. Try several and practice the one that resonates the most for your body-heart-mind!
  • Pursue intellectual challenges. Read, take a course, pursue your passion and find ways to challenge your mind to grow.
  • Tell stories. We are our story: so talk and write out your stories. Stories help us rewire our neural pathways and transform our life.

Seeking: Your Promise.

We are all a part of a spiritual renaissance that is taking many forms. The parts of our community are making life-giving connections between contrast, evolution, personal transformation, and seeking relevance in the world.

We are gracefully on the edge in this wondrous expansion.

I love to be proactive about my commitments to myself and this community.

Letting others know about my life and my work has help spread the word.

Humility is the key, in my experience. We have to be willing to ask, in every challenging situation: “Am I being pulled from above or below? Please show me what I can’t see, please teach me what I don’t already know.”

My promise. Find thought leaders, way finders and love activists with hearty worldviews who share their purpose too.

Be curious.

Bright Lines helped build integrity within myself that has fueled me through my most difficult days.
Without judgment. Without shame. With compassion, and with love.

Connection to my highest and best was an unplanned byproduct of an unaddicted brain.

It’s so important to look within and truly, humbly ask when something is not in ‘flow’: “Why is that? Is it because it’s not in alignment with my promise, my heart’s true desire, my purpose? Or is the situation just challenging for me because I’m bumping up against some of my own mumbo jumbo?”
These are worthy questions. And if we truly want to make rapid progress in creating peace with food, better relationships, deeper love, more empathy, more compassion, and happiness in life… then they are essential questions.

Let’s welcome more stories, share wisdom, and capture truths in words to beautifully infuse with our togetherness.

More fun and joy

But you might be a little skeptical it can work for you.

Nobody gets any guarantees.
It sounds kinda outrageous, this notion of eating whole foods, creates peace and making more joy and having
more time, freedom, and love.

Especially since there are so many diet pushers focused on “beauty”and not “brains.”

But here’s the thing – it’s not impossible. It’s not even far-fetched.

The fact is, there are already folks out there who have figured out the secret to happy, thin and free, forever.

I want, more than anything, to support my community to succeed and share their story AND your magic.
I want who ever you are reading this to recognize yourself in the words + shared emotions and most importantly, realize that you can use the Bright Line Eating system to make your own freakin’ promise to purify, heal + thrive.

You don’t need me telling ‘what’ to do by the book.

You don’t need yet another ‘self-help’ book designed to be a quick fix to keep us fat and broken.

Anyone can learn to do this, and that’s what Bright Line Eating  is all about: I highly recommend the video as a starting point so you can get educated about brain science as it relates to addiction.

You can create and continued radical authenticity and be is so very inspiring. I can’t wait to hear how this works out for you.

Seriously.

 

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22 thoughts to “Bright Line Eating Success. The promise we have to make a better life.

  • Jessica

    This article provides a lot of great information. I recently had a baby and my view on my body has changed. I still love myself, but I never had a belly before I was pregnant and now I must live with myself in a new way. Maybe as suggested above, meditation may help release some tension that I have built up. I thank you for the great ideas! Thank you.

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  • Kyoko

    You are what you eat. I hear this statement a lot, and I am very conscious about my diet because of it. I truly believe and agree with you that we need to take care of our body, mind, and soul. Choosing what we eat rightly is taking care of our body. Meditating is taking care of our mind (and soul sometimes). Seeking who we are and what we want is taking care of our soul.

    I think you basically laid all down here for all these areas, and I appreciate the article like this to make us aware those three areas. Sometimes I focus on only one area, and you reminded me to love and take care of all these areas of myself.

    Thank you for the great article!
    Kyoko

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you for your comment Kyoko! I am happy to here your succession taking good care of your body. I love that you are reminded to connect to all parts of you for your well being. We all need each other at our best!!

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  • Jill

    Hi Kathleen, I love the way you have written this article. It makes it all so real somehow. I have always been into healthy eating but find as I have aged have put on a bit of weight and have to work a bit harder keeping it down.

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you for connecting! I am certain we are all here to share our wisdom in making the changes necessary to help one another along, I love how you are aware of your health and what changes you can work towards. You are half way there!!

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  • Arianna

    Hi Kathleen, this post really opened my eyes about how much is behind our struggle with food. I agree that a healthy body is the reflection of an healthy state of mind! Sometimes we just fill ourselves with junk food to fill a gap, but that’s not OK, because the problem is not solved and we will go back to the vicious circle worse than before, I’ve been there! I will cherish your precious advice that lead to mental well-being from which the physical one comes, so thank you for this post.
    I recall a quote that said, more or less: “My body is a temple and I respect and take care of it!”… do you know where did it come from?

    Arianna

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you Arianna!! I am so excited you “get it”!! It is crazy making to undo the vicious cycle for sure. I am not sure of that quote but totally makes perfect sense. Much love to you my friend!!

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  • Amanda

    WOW! What a great article! I truly believe that to find what you are looking for you have to look within, and if you cannot do that with 100% honesty to yourself you will always stay the same and never grow. I choose to grow always with a healthy mind and healthy body. SO may issues arise from a unhealthy diet, and unfortunately we live in a world full of choices where we can easily take the easy road and make excuses. This often leads to addiction of some kind and for a lot of people it turns to depression. Thank you for sharing and bring this to the light!!

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you, I love your attitude Amanda! You are a bright light. Much appreciated.

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  • Lynda Peeler

    I really Loved this post! Thank You. I will be following you. It is beautifully written. It gives us something to think about, to meditate on. And yes, it is hard. Have a great life! Thank You, Lynda Peeler

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      It is so great to meet you, I am happy we will be on this journey together Lynda!

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  • Melissa

    I must say I really like your way with words, it is very poetic how you take something like our struggle with eating and put it into a positive perspective. It is all about a change of thinking. I too have changed the way I look at food. By practicing things like meditation and mindful eating I have learned to slow down and appreciate my body and the things I put in my body. I educate myself more to ensure I do my best with my diet and plus I have a responsibility towards my children. Thank you for enlightening me as well as others.

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you for the wonderful compliment Melissa. It is such a pleasure to meet inspiring people like you!

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  • Bruce

    It is very true how negatively our thoughts can effect our bodies. The struggle is real and you have very elegantly exposed it along with the resolve to move forward and succeed!!!

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you for the comment Bruce. It is great that you are here!

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  • Ruby

    This was really a great post on emotional food addiction. I myself am a stress eater. I wasn’t that way until I was in mid-thirties. Now that I’m older I find it much harder to lose weight and since I was always a workout buff until 32 any weight gain of 10 pounds tends to lower my individual confidence.
    I love that you mentioned meditation as I find that truly is a way to center ourselves and as you said find our truth. It’s in the moments of meditation I find that I actually hear God’s whispers and recieve the answers I’m seeking in order to move forward.
    I really enjoyed reading your post and thank you for taking the time to remind us of taking care of our body, mind and soul.

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      I love you Ruby!! Thank you for sharing your experience. I am certain you will succeed in finding your peace of mind. You are a shining star!

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  • Pashana Kay

    Hi Kathleen
    I just read your recent Article. Thanks for sharing your Wisdom, your Heart, your Honesty and your Love.
    I am now pondering, ‘what is my promise?’.
    Perhaps for now I will choose my promise is one to Believe, have Courage to Believe and walk in the Light.
    “When we take care of the body, we are also taking care of the heart and mind!” These words frame a formula and a pointer into Transformation.
    You write beautifully. Thank You Kathleen, our Thought Leader Guru.

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      I love you so much Pashana. Thank you for your love, support and beauty. We are all in this together, I am so happy we found each other on this journey.

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  • Feisal Khan

    Thank you Kathleen, what you were doing is real. I like that you are blogging and the program looks great. Keep up the wonderful work. Thanks again.

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  • Debbie

    favourite quote “There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” Jim Morrison – Thank you! what a great read when I can relate so much Kathleen, asking myself what is my promise is a difficult question, thank you for digging deep once again!

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you for the great feedback Debbie!! Let me know what you come up with… Much happiness and success to you!

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