Get Out and Get It Done!

Denial is a coping mechanism that helps us manage our anxiety and keeps us from feeling overwhelmed. Seems good, right?

Sure…until it has us avoiding the very behaviors that keep us healthy.

That’s what happened to Jean who nicknamed herself Nefertiti because she acknowlwdged being “The Queen of De-Nial”.

Jean’s epiphany moment was less like a light bulb going on, and more like being hit between the eyes with a 2 x 4. She found out avoiding her dangerously high cholesterol didn’t make it go away.

Watch Jean’s courageous epiphany journey when the simple words “Get out and get it done” may very well have saved her life.

What are your epiphany words?


Ellen is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Redwood City, California. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporates the use of mindfulness into the treatment of depression, anxiety, and emotional overeating. She runs a holistic weight loss program called Center for Thoughtful Weight Loss, www.thoughtfulweightloss.com. You can email Ellenat ellen@thoughtfulweightloss.com and follow her on Twitter at @thoughtfullellen. Watch Ellen demonstrate CBT for permanent weight loss on her YouTube channel, Ellenresnick’s channel.
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