P R E S E N C E

This week I’m sharing my favorite quotes from the book, The PUNCH-LINE Approach, by my very own Coach and Mentor, Kim Guillory. I’m also sharing my own experience in doing this work, as each of the chapters is a step in the process to personal transformation. Enjoy!


I’ve noticed myself getting pretty triggered by some of Cory’s new behaviors, picky eating, high pitched screaming, throwing his body around in a fit…ya know, toddler stuff.

I‘ve noticed how lonely I feel in the evenings once Cory is asleep, now that Chris is out of town.

I’ve noticed how my brain tells me I should have something sweet as a reward for eating my dinner.

I’ve noticed how I want to “people-please” my mother-in-law when she says let’s go get ice cream after a walk at the park.

I’ve noticed how I immediately want relief from the stress from the whole day with some carbs on the couch.

I’m noticing…
I’m observing…
I’m practicing presence to become aware of all the little thoughts that sneak in. That’s the place where I can start to Unveil what’s underneath.

Thoughts I’ve believed in the past. Thoughts that I’m questioning now.

THEN, Navigate towards a new path, interrupting the old patterns.

Is it true that I “deserve” more food for eating food?

Is it true that since life is so stressful I should eat something sweet to relieve that stress?

Is it true that life is too stressful for me to handle by myself?

Is it absolutely true that eating something can make me feel less lonely?

This is the process of becoming aware and asking questions. The first step in the PUNCH-LINE…Presence.

I’ve gone straight to the actions, the How, in all my weight loss trials before. It’s never worked because I didn’t start with presence first. I didn’t know what was truly going on inside.

I’m willing to learn.
I’m willing to listen.
I’m willing to be surprised.
I’m willing to let it be easy.

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