Saturday, November 13, 2010

Your relationship to your body impacts your relationship to life.

Your relationship with your body has everything to do with your relationship to life. When you get serious about honoring your body, everything in life shifts. In this live one-hour web event you will be reminded of your dream for your body and self-mastery. Oh, and it will kickstart your weight-loss or gain, you've been meaning to get to. Led by Christine Young, Handel's expert body coach (and radio host), this hour will give you the tools for designing your body, including how to recognize your excuses and stop them from sabotaging you.

If your complaint about your body is siphoning your joy get into action so you can start 2011 with a fresh start! I have been working with them and being coached by them for years and it has made a huge difference in my life in every area of my life. If body is not where you need support check out the other seminars below. IF not now, when?

Date: Monday, Nov. 15th 12-1pm EST
Price: $20
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Mastering Time
Your relationship with time is one of the most important relationships in your life. Ending the struggle leaves you free, happy and productive. In this live one-hour web event, you will learn the basics of relating powerfully to time. You will discover the solution to procrastination, overwhelm and ineffectiveness. Learn how to plan brilliantly 
and most important, feel more joy and success in everyday activities as well as your most heart-felt endeavors!

Date: Tuesday, November 16th 1-2pm ET
Price: $20
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Rainmaking: Creating Money
Are you being a rainmaker in your life? In this one-hour live web event will learn what it means to be a rainmaker in your life and the practical steps to unleashing your rainmaking abilities. You will understand what it means to be the source of abundance in your life, where fear still stands in your way and how to ask for what you want. Meet your own inner daredevil and learn how to get results with money and anything else you want!

Date: Tuesday, Nov 16th 2010   3-4pm
Price: $20
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The intenSati Method, You get what you think about, no excpetions

This weekend is the warrior body retreat in NYC from. I am a firm believer that living in a body you love, a healthy, fit and energized body is so much more than simply calories in and calories out. Of course behavior makes a difference but it is also what you expect from your behavior that also counts. Join me this Sunday for a full day of exploring this and practicing ways to activate powerful positive emotions that will lead to the actions that ultimately will have you living in a body you love and respect. You can go toWarrior body retreat page to sign up now. It will be a powerful day!

I know it may be hard to believe that if you simply change your expectation you will change your outcome. Sounds too easy? Well, it is not always that easy to change your expectations if you are someone who spends more time worrying about what could go wrong in a situation instead of what you intend or really want the outcome to be.

Out thoughts are going on endlessly in our mind and since they are always there is it difficult to know what we are really thinking. Sati means mindfulness and it is the practice of becoming more self aware so that you can relate to your thoughts as separate from who you are. You are the thinker you are not the thoughts. The thoughts you have every day or your perspective on a subject is not carved in stone but can be changed. When you change your perspective or your expectation you change your emotional state which leads to you having access to different thoughts and behaviors and therefore different outcomes. Simply changing your actions without changing your expectation will not lead you to success.

Take time to pay attention today to how you are feeling. Check in with yourself and ask "How do I feel right now?" "What am I thinking about that is activating this emotion?" "Will this thought, if I continue it, lead to the outcome I want or not?"
If not, then find something else to give your attention to even if it is a completely different subject. The goal is to activate the powerful, loving, positive emotion so that you will have access to the most powerful and creative actions possible. How you feel is an indicator of what you are thinking. Negative emotions is activated by negative thoughts and is an obstacle to your success.

You can't deactivate a negative thought because thinking about the thought activates it. Simply activate a new thought, a more loving, empowering and positive thought on any subject you can find and shift your state of being. 

Challenge yourself to reach for a better feeling thought on any subject and hold that thought until you feel an internal shift in your mood. Then focus on the action to take that will improve your state. 

If you have trouble improving your thoughts about your body, or you are having a hard time achieving the outcome that you want in regards to your self image join me and Laurie Gerber from the Handel Group on Sunday. When you have a new insight, you will have a new outcome. I am sure you will have at least one new insight and it will be enough to have you shift your perspective of who you are and what is possible. 
You can register at

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The warrior Declaration assignment. Join Me!

Today is the last day to register for the Urban Retreat October 17th 9:00am-4:30pm for a $50.00 discount.
Join me for a powerful day!

Date: Sunday, October 17th, 9am - 4:30pm
Location: Equinox, 43rd Street & Fifth Avenue, NYC
For more information and to register go to:

Use the promo code "Moreno"

Every new intenSati leader gets the assignment to read the warrior declaration to themselves out loud in the mirror for 30 days in a row. Living in a body you love is more than just choosing the right foods and exercising. it takes the courage to love and respect yourself fully. Try this exercise and see how powerful you feel after 30 days.

The Warrior Declaration

Today I stand as a warrior and I choose to be all I can be.
I stand for excellence in all areas of my life.
I am dedicated to loving my life and living my life's calling.
I choose perserverance, courage, integrity, and impeccability.

I look for confidence and approval in my own heart and mind, and what you think of me makes no difference.

I know that it is ultimately how I feel about myself that gives me the experience of my life, and shame, guilt, regret and resentment are the most deadly of all opponents. The only way they can be defeated is by absolute integrity, or the absence of contradiction between what i know, what I profess, and what I do. I know that when lie to myself i am severed from my truth, which is my power, and an inharmonious relationship to my truth is deadly.

No one is born a warrior, just like no one is born an average man. We make ourselves that way by the accumulation of steps we take towards one or the other. I know the power of my mind and I begin every journey confident of victory. I am only defeated when I have accepted defeat and the moment I turn my back on my self and my vision may be the moment I halt just short of my goal and I will make useless all my previous efforts.

My work is to discover my work and with all my heart give myself to it. By honoring this path I will achieve the greatest victory of all, a life of love, a life I love and a life well-lived.

Today I choose the path of the warrior.

Join me for the Warrior Body retreat and empower yourself to live a life of love, a life you love and a life well-lived.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Add more pleasure to your life. The king of greens. Eat more today.

 Register today for my next event "Warrior Body Urban Retreat" October 17th NYC. Go to

My last post I mentioned that losing weight and keeping it off is simply not just a matter of calories in versus calories out.  If we center our lives around trying to cut out as many “bad” foods as we can and exercise off our guilty pleasures we are spending more time feeling guilty instead of feeling great.  That is why I focus so much on inspiring people to think about what you can add to your shopping list instead of what you can remove. There was a point in my life that my list of what not to eat was so long that it only increased how guilty I felt about eating food in general.

I think guilt lowers your body’s metabolism as much as a sedentary lifestyle and overindulgence in unhealthy food.  By increasing the list of things you want to add to your diet you may feel less deprived and more fulfilled. You can also add the sweets here and there but your body simply won’t be craving them when it is getting a good supply of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.  So eat plenty of the super foods, indulge in natures healing powers and fill up on feeling good.  Then once in a while enjoy your cupcake or ice cream guilt free and indulge in living a life you love in a body you love now!

Why health enthusiasts hale kale! Kale is a very dark green leafy vegetable that you might see in the grocery store and wonder what in the world to do with it.  You can steam it, sauté it, mix it with fresh tomato and garlic, or mix it with a whole grain like quinoa. If you don’t know what to do with it look online for recipes or ask your vegetarian friends for ideas. If all else fails, go into your local health food salad bar like whole foods. You will always find it there!

Kale is considered the king of greens and is one of the nutrition stand-outs among vegetables.  It’s rich green color is a give away for it’s high nutritional value and it’s tough leaf is a sure sign of how rich it is in fiber. Fiber is what makes is so low in calories and beneficial for detoxifying your system. Kale is a health enthusiasts dream food because it is one of the best sources of beta-carotene believed to be one of the major players in protecting against cancer, heart disease and age related chronic conditions.  The phytonutrients in kale signal our genes to increase production of enzymes involved in detoxification. It helps strengthen our immune system as well as our bones, maintains healthy nerves and promotes optimal function of your thyroid.

Really the list of benefits for kale goes on and on but the bottom line, it is a super food that heals the body and really does taste good. Next time you see it in your grocery store buy a few bunches. Like spinach, when you cook it, it shrinks a great deal so buy extra and cook plenty so you can indulge all week long. 

The next time you are at the local farmers market or in the produce section of your grocery store pick up some Kale and  give thanks that everyday you have another opportunity to add more pleasure to you life.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's more than calories in calories out. Is TV really reality?

It is more than just calories in and calories out. 

I believe that weight loss, health and vitality are not just a question of calories in and calories out but just as much about how you feel about yourself. You cannot separate the means from the ends and self-criticism and self-hate will never lead you to living a happier and healthier life. I like to say it is like expecting a banana from an apple tree. It is simply never going to happen.

I was up late last night because I couldn't sleep and watched the season premiere of Thintervention the new workout show with Jackie Warner who also has a book out called "This is why you are fat". Does anyone else finds this title offensive, degrading and uninspiring?

I get upset with these shows that are simply about bullying people to try to get them to lose weight. The show starts with Jackie telling each person that they are fat, out of shape, have no strength and a mess. Don't you think they tell themselves the same thing every day and that is why they are there in the first place? 

The whole show centers around her taking them through intense workouts, showing up unannounced at their homes, giving them diet changes she wants them to make and a therapy session followed by a weigh in. What is new here? Nothing! Anyone who has not been working out and starts working out will lose weight. Anyone who does any exercise who has not been exercising will lose weight but what has really changed? Anyone who has someone at there side screaming at them to do more will probably do more than they have before but has there really been a change made? Maybe a few will keep off the weight and make life long changes but not the majority.

The biggest loser, Losing it with Jillian Michaels, celebrity fit club, and now this show are all doing versions of the same thing and yes people lose weight and most likely gain it back, but no matter how successful they are at losing weight if they get there by being criticized and degraded where is the real breakthrough?

Maybe it makes for interesting TV but I don't think it is the answer to long-term transformation. I think it leaves people believing that they need to be bullied into making positive changes and it affirms the very voice of self -criticism that is what leads to the problem in the first place. You can never achieve transformation from guilt, shame or self-hatred it has to come from love, self-acceptance and self-awareness. Losing weight doesn’t mean you lost the belief or the reason why you were overweight in the first place it takes a willingness to shift what you believe about yourself and what is possible.

We can all use a little help in achieving our goals and whether it is a trainer, a group class, a friend, a life coach, a therapist or a support group, know that the key to long lasting change starts with falling in love with the vision of your future that will ignite within you the courage to change not because you are bad, lack willpower, or are incapable but because you love yourself enough to make the change you really want to make, because you deserve it. Your life is not dependent on what others think of you but what you think of yourself. 

I believe that our biggest challenges in life are actually the door to our happiness but to feel love you have to be wiling to give it and that means to yourself as well as to others. Bullying, criticizing or belittling yourself or allowing others to treat you in that way only deflates the very power you need to succeed in fulfilling your dream. Choose to workout and eat well because you love yourself and your life now instead of thinking that when you are thin enough you will all of a sudden love yourself and your life. Love has the power to heal all wounds the question is; are you willing to be loving now? Why wait.? Waiting is a waste of time.

If you do need support look for someone that can help you shift your negative beliefs to empowering ones as well as someone who will support you in taking positive action. 

I think the intenSati practice is a great way to make those changes. If you don’t have a class in your area buy the dvd at

If you need more one on one support hire a coach from or do one of their life changing workshops. www.

Join me for the one day urban retreat Oct 17th for a one day immersion on the principles I believe will lead to life long transformation. Go to events to register.

If you want to live a life you love in a body you love you must be more loving. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Anticipation where life really happens! 8.6.10

Today is September 6th and I am waiting for baby Olivia to be born. Her due date was September 4th. Although statistics show that only 5% of women actually give birth on their due date I have been wondering if today is going to be the day for the past few days. 

Every woman I speak to or see these days tells me of their own birth story, some weeks early and some weeks late! The main piece of advice, sit back and relax it could be a while. 

My goal these days is to keep myself busy and not just sit around waiting for a sign of some kind that today is the day so in an effort to do that I am practicing loving the feeling of anticipation. If you think about it most of life is lived in this place. Once the event happens you are then anticipating something else. Once Olivia is born I will be anticipating her sleeping through the night, then her first word, then her first steps etc.. it will be a life time of anticipating and celebrating or worry that it is not going to happen, frustration that it is not happening in the time I want it to happen or doubt that it is not going to work out the way I want it when I want it. A completely different experience, one is enjoying the moment one is wishing this moment would end so I can have a new one.

So my lesson today, let go and enjoy the ride and the amazing feeling of anticipating something wonderful and not knowing exactly when it is going to happen and know that it is happening at the best time possible for all involved. 

Are you waiting for something to happen, a phone call, your perfect match, a new opportunity, the birth of a child, a healing, an answer, a change of any life situation? Well my advice to you is to sit back and relax it could be a while, or not and learn to enjoy the sweet feeling of anticipation and watch yourself when it turns into frustration, doubt or worry. Enjoy what ever is happening now and the sweet space between the main events since that is where most of life takes place.

So today we are going to the mall with my mother in law. I have never been there before so anticipating having a good time and enjoying the feeling that something wonderful is happening in my life now, when she comes is not up to me so I expect it will be at the perfect time and at the perfect place. 

Ah the sweet nectar of life! Anticipation.
Enjoy the space in between the events! 

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

No more guilt just pleasure! Enjoy every bite.

I think one of the hardest things to live with is guilt. I also think that our bodies respond to food based on how we feel about eating it as well.  Do you ever decide to eat something and then while you are eating it say "oh I shouldn't be..." Or maybe you get through eating it and then beat yourself up for it for hours later. Maybe you even go to the gym to "work it off" or make up for it by skipping a few meals.

Creating a new relationship to food and food habits is, in my mind, essential to living a life you love. Everyone has to eat, everyone has a relationship to food and how you eat reflects how you live.

My belief is when we respect it, love it, choose it wisely,  taste it, enjoy it, listen to our body and respond to when it is hungry and stop when we are satisfied we can live without the guilt and add much more pleasure. I think there truly are no foods that you have to deprive yourself of and when you balance it with powerful, healing, good quality foods. With good food in your body your cravings for over indulging in sweets, processed food, fatty foods will diminish.

Finding balance and pleasure is worth working on because living with guilt is a high price to pay.

Today I suggest you pay attention to your self, what you are thinking about when you are eating, how you feel afterwards, did you stop when you had enough or did you keep going mindlessly?
Did you even taste the food you so wanted to have?  The purpose of making changes is to add more pleasure to your life!

Eat when you are hungry.
Choose food that you really want to eat.
Taste every bite, eat slowly and enjoy it.
Stop when you are satisfied not full.
Give thanks for it when you are done.

Love food and it will love you back!
Enjoy every meal you have today and if you find that voice of guilt creeping in make a new choice!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Power foods for feeling Powerful! Add more pleasure to your life with...

As my due date gets closer I am getting more excited about when the big day will be. Yesterday my mother in law flew in from Brazil and she is staying with us for two weeks to help us during this exciting time.  Already she is making life better! Yesterday she cooked up some brown rice and beans, two things I love but rarely do we take the time to cook.  She cooked pinto beans and it reminded me of my mom's cooking. So the next super food that I want to highlight are beans!  Have you had them lately?

Beans are a heavenly choice to add to your daily food choices. There are so many to choose from. Here is a short list of the benefits:
They are exceptional hormone balancers
They are detoxifying
A great source of protein, choose instead of animal protein
They normalize blood sugar levels and keep your blood sugar levels steady
They are a great source of fiber
They stimulate the release of appetite-supressing hormones
They are a good source of potassium and folic acid
They reduce the risk of heart disease and improve over all health and well-being

Try to get a serving of beans in at least 4 times a week. It is a great way to add good clean protein to your diet, fill you up and supply your body with great nutrients and fiber.

Some tips to get more beans into your life!
Cook a large pot of beans for the week and add them to your meals
Choose bean soups for a quick meal or even a snack
Eat hummus and vegetables as a meal or a snack
Buy sugar snap peas, fresh peas, fresh soy beans and edamame to add to your salads
Buy whole grain wraps and fill them with your favorite beans, salsa, avocado and greens
Use bean dip for vegetables instead of heavy cream dips
Buy a variety of canned beans, white, black, pinto, garbanzo, aduzuki and have them on hand
Find a great chile recipe and make a pot of chile to have for the week
Make sure you buy low sodium canned beans
Rinse beans well before you eat them
Enjoy filling your plate with pleasure enhancing foods!

If you are a good cook make plenty and share with your neighbor or friends or invite your mother in law over and maybe she will have a great recipe to share with you. Any way you choose to do it, add more power foods to your food choices and feel better now!

Patricia Moreno

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Super food of the day! Eat one a day and feel better today! 8.31.10

Starting tomorrow  I will be on maternity leave for the next 6 weeks. My first day back will be the Urban Retreat Oct 17th.  I know it will be a very special day. If you want to take advantage of the discount sign up TODAY!

Warrior Body Urban Retreat – IntenSati and HG Coaching combine!
Please join us for an inspiring and practical workshop & workout which combines an exceptional life coaching approach with a revolutionary fitness program. Through physical exercise, deliberate thought, affirmations, open discussions and exploration, we will bring together the command of your body, mind and spirit to set in motion a life you love in a body you love!

Sunday, October 17th, 9am – 4:30pm at Equinox, 43rd Street & Fifth Avenue, NYC

$200 – save $50 if you register on or before 8/31 TO REGISTER CLICK ON THIS LINK:

Food of the day! AVOCADO!
If I could only have one food I would pick the avocado. Not only for it's health benefits but simply because I love them. I grew up in a household where we had avocado at every lunch and every dinner meal.  Now that I know what a super food avocados are I enjoy them even more, if that is possible.

Many people shy away from eating avocado because they think of it as a fattening food.  Just forgo the chips or the fried taco shell but keep the avocado and your whole body will thank you.

Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of avocado:
1. It protects against cholesterol related heart diseases
2. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
3. It is used in prevention and treatment of prostate and breast cancers. Scientists have proved that a toxin in avocado kills the cancer cells.
4. Oleic acid in avocado can be used to lower cholesterol level in blood.
5. Potassium in avocado regulates blood pressure
6. It improves the ability of the body to absorb carotenoids
7. It is a good antioxidant
8. Helps skin disorders
9. It is used to help heal people from digestive and circulatory problems
10. It tastes awesome and adds pleasure to life!

It is great for you skin, hair, digestive system and over all health and well-being.

Appreciate the healing benefits of super foods and add more pleasure to your life!

Eat avocado today!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Do you have enough to be happy today? IntenSati affirmations to celebrate.

The IntenSati method is the practice of becoming more self aware and deliberate in the use of the power of your thoughts, words and actions.  It is the practice of loving your life, your self and all others, NOW, not waiting for circumstances to change but first to change ourselves. As above so is below, this is what we practice embodying and coming to know.

We all want what we want because we believe if we get it we will be happier.  Whether it is better health, wealth, joy or success in any area of our life, we often put off feeling good until the day comes that we have more. But for many of us those days come and go and we are still focusing on what we don't have and forgetting to appreciate and celebrate what we do have.

If the goal is to be happy, then the practice is to be happy now. You have enough to be happy now, you are good enough, pretty enough, healthy enough, successful enough to be happy right now if you choose to.  The question is will you? What has to happen in order for you to be happier today and to be able to say, "life is good in every way"?

It is all a matter of perspective. Make it EASY to be happy, grateful and alive. What you celebrate appreciates and what you visualize you magnetize! Use the power of your thoughts, words and actions and choose to affirm you are enough and you have enough to be happy today!

Gratitude is a prayer for abundance and prosperity. Ask and it is given, pray believing it is so and it shall be.  Complaining is like praying for what you don't want.  It's your choice today!

I am enough
I have enough
To be happy today
Life is good in every way
Health, wealth, joy, success
I am grateful all my needs are met
What I celebrate, appreciates
What I visualize, I magnetize
I keep my eye, on the prize
I am loving life today
I am better in every way
I am available for more
Then I have ever had before

Let this month be a month of celebration, appreciation and practice seeing all the good you DO have in your life!

I will be on maternity leave as of September 1st. Olivia is due to arrive on September 4th. My first day back will be October 17th for my Urban One Day Retreat in NYC.  The topic is Warrior Body! Loving your body and loving your life! Go to events to register and to see the schedule of the day.  I will be joined by Laurie Gerber of the Handel Group.

Enjoy THIS day!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The power of good food! Add more pleasure to your life with whole grains!

Sign up for the Warrior Body Retreat Oct 17th NYC! Go to and click on events. Space is limited!

The Purpose of making changes is to add more pleasure to your life.
I hope these posts have inspired you to add some super foods to your choices.
The next food highlight on the list is whole grains. Are you a carbophobe? If you are  someone who pushes away the carbs think again. I am not talking about cakes, cookies, chips or french fries or highly processed foods. I am talking about whole grains. Whole grains are essential to health. They provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and other nutrients.

Switching from refined grains to whole grains is a huge benefit to your heart, your blood sugar and can lower cholesterol. The list of heath-promoting abilities is quite long.

Oats in particular are a super food
Low in calories
high in fiber
high in protein
rich source of magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, thiamine, protease inhibitors and vitamin E.
They are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, they have twice as much protein as brown rice and helps to sustain energy.

One study shows that women who ate one serving or more of whole grains each day had a 14-19% lower overall mortality rate than those who rarely or never ate whole grains.  The study was done on women but men eat up too.

Here are some shifts you can consider making
Whole grain bread instead of refined white bread
Whole grain pasta instead of white pasta
Whole grain brown rice instead of white rice
Whole grain cereal instead of processed packaged cereal
Whole grain crackers
Read labels and get rid of the refined, sugary foods
Try whole grain tortillas for your wraps
Try other exotic grains like barley, quinoa, buckwheat, millet
Go for soba buckwheat noodles when eating Japanese food.
Use oats in your backed goods

Lose the refined and highly processed carbs and add great whole grains and feel your body start to thank you right away!

The purpose of making changes is to add more pleasure to your life. There is no progress without change.  What are you willing to change today? The more "good stuff" you add the more you crowd out the bad!

Live a life you LOVE in a body You LOVE by loving your body NOW

Sign up for the Warrior Body Retreat Oct 17th NYC! Go to and click on events. Space is limited!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The intneSati method! Join me for the warrior body retreat Oct 17 NYC

Hi Friends,
August 31st is my last day of teaching before I go on maternity leave and my first day back in action will be Sunday October 17th. I am looking forward to it and have planned a great Urban Retreat! Check it out! The topic is warrior body! Check it out! Register early for a discount!

Warrior Body Urban Retreat – IntenSati and HG Coaching combine!
Please join Laurie Gerber, President of Handel Group Life Coaching and Patricia Moreno, founder of SatiLife Fitness Programs ( for an inspiring and practical workshop & workout which combines an exceptional life coaching approach with a revolutionary fitness program. Through physical exercise, deliberate thought, affirmations, open discussions and exploration, we will bring together the command of your body, mind and spirit to set in motion a life you love in a body you love!

Sunday, October 17th, 9am – 4:30pm at Equinox, 43rd Street & Fifth Avenue, NYC

$200 – save $50 if you register before 8/31 TO REGISTER CLICK ON THIS LINK:

"A person's consciousness is all that he thinks, desires and loves and all that he believes is true he consents to. That is why a change of consciousness is necessary before you can change your outer world.
A change of circumstance happens as a result of a change in your state of consciousness.
To be transformed the whole basis of your thoughts must change". The power of awareness

Sati life is devoted to supported people in transforming their body and their life by supporting them in changing their consciousness. To truly transform you outer world you must transform your inner world.   Your thoughts change when you have new ideas and you think from your new ideas.  The urban retreat will certainly help your form new beliefs and new ideas about what is now possible for you, your body and your life!

Join us!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Power foods that are life enhancing! Go nuts! 8/25/10

You can now register for the Urban One day retreat NYC on October 17th. The topic is warrior body! An amazing day. Go to events for details. 

When you take the time to choose foods that are life enhancing you are being loving towards yourself. Any actions you take from love bring more love into your life. Making small yet deliberate choices over time start to add up and your body will love you for it.  Also don't forget that working out is just as important. Even getting up and getting out and taking a nice walk in the fresh air is a loving gesture. It is not only about weight control but enhancing the quality of your life. Live a life you love, why wait? Waiting is a waste of time! Choose good food today!

"People who eat nuts regularly can enjoy a significant reduction in their risk of developing coronary heart disease. They'll also reduce their risk of diabetes, cancer, and a host of other chronic ailments. Eating a handful of nuts about 5 times a week would reduce your changes of getting a heart attack by at least 15 percent and possible as much as 51 percent. That's how powerful nuts are". Superfoods RX

Walnuts are one of the few rich sources of plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids, play a significant role in lowering serum cholesterol levels, a good source of fiber and protein and, and they also provide magnesium, copper, folate, and vitamin E. Finally they are the nut with the highest overall antioxidant activity. 

Them main concern most people have is that nuts are very caloric and it is easy to overeat them and add too many calories to you day. Tips:

Stick to a moderate amount of 1 ounce, 5 times a week
Choose, raw, unsalted nuts instead of roasted, salted
Instead of animal protein add nuts to your salad sometimes
Crumble them and add them to yogurt and fruit salad
choose as an midday snack instead of a candy bar or cookie
Choose nut butters instead of regular butter on your whole grain bread
Make a trail mix with walnut, dried berries, raw cacao and coconut flakes instead of buying pre-made trail mix
Add to all your baked goods

Enjoy the great taste, satisfaction and healing power of walnuts and other nuts and see how a little shift in your choices can go a long way. Eat a few today and share this message with a friend.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

The power of good food! Choose natures antidepressant. Feel good now.

I love reading about the power of great food and re-inspiring myself everyday to see food as way to love and nurture myself instead of simply counting calories and trying to figure out how to manage my weight.

Since every single person in this world has to deal with food and their relationship to it, I think that keeping in mind how there is so much healing power and pleasure we can have by choosing foods from our hearts not just our old habits or from our mind, we can live a life we love in a body we love and feel really good.

When we deprive ourself of good food we deprive ourself of feeling good. My belief is that when you start to fill your body up with what it needs, what it wants and what is real you will simply not want to indulge in eating habits that deprive you of it. If you pay attention to how you feel after you eat and you hold the intention to feel good, not simply for the 30 seconds that the food is in your mouth but afterwards as well, you will see how it becomes easier and easier to choose foods that improve your life.

Today practice choosing food that will feed your heart, body and your mind. Don't deprive yourself of health and vitality. Feed your body well. The purpose of making changes is to add pleasure to your life so see what changes you can make today that will add longterm pleasure to your life. I suggest you add blueberries.

I was recently looking over a book on super foods. I mentioned it before, it is called superfoods RX and it goes into great detail about the healing qualities of foods and it inspired me to share with you some of the information.  I loved blueberries before but now I have a whole new appreciation for them.  Here are just a few of the highlights of blueberries and I hope you will add them to your grocery list and enjoy the taste and the benefit of these beautifying superfoods!

All kinds of berries are packed with power and nutrition and a low amount of sugar so they are all great choices but blueberries, especially wild, organic blueberries, will give you more than what you have paid for!

Have more disease fighting antioxidants than any other food
Antioxidants help prevent aging
Lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer
Can improve brain function by slowing down the aging of the brain
Boost your immune system by raising hemoglobin and oxygen concentration in the blood
They are said to be a great natural antidepressant
They help prevent sagging skin

Eat 1-2 cups daily
make a smoothie
add to your yogurt
mix with other fruit and nuts as a snack
grab a handful in the afternoon to refresh and refuel
add to cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, breads, muffins

My personal favorite blueberry snack:
Nonfat plain yogurt
sprinkled with raw cacao nibs and chopped walnuts
Make, sit, eat, enjoy.

Go to to register for the Warrior Body Urban Retreat on October 17th. It is going to be an amazing event! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Add more pleasure to your life! Eat great food! 8/21/10

Go to events page and sign up for the one day urban retreat October 17th in NYC! 

The purpose of making changes is to add more pleasure to your life. So many people give up on adding pleasure because they think that making a change is simply too hard. I think lugging around an unhealthy body, feeling lethargic and sick is much harder. 
Over the next few weeks I will send out foods that are really great to add to your list of great food choices. The foods on this list are foods that are packed with essential vitamins and minerals and also promote great health. It is much easier to prevent illness than to heal it. I read a statistic recently that said only 10% of Americans eat foods that would enable them to be free of chronic disease and premature death. 

I believe that taking care of your body leads to living a life you love in a body you love and that is the foundation of a successful life! When you feel good, you radiate good and you attract good. Make yourself available for more good than you have ever experienced in your life before. Add good food to your life NOW!

Good food has amazing healthy properties! The food highlight of today is...SPINACH.

What puts spinach at the top of the list? Well here are a few reasons. You can eat it fresh, frozen, juice it, steam it, or mix it into a great sandwich or salad but add it as much as you can! 

All dark green leafy greens are extremely healthy and should be added to your diet as much as possible. Here are a FEW key reasons.

High fiber great for elimination and detoxification
Great source of Iron 
High in antioxidants which slows down aging 
Help protect against cancer and heart disease 
Has anti-inflamatory qualities which helps conditions such as arthritis, asthma, migrains and osteoporosis. 
It has omega 3 fatty acids which very few vegetables have
Improves brain function
Very low in calories

Since most people live a very sedentary lifestyle, driving to and from work, sitting at a desk all day then watching hours and hours of TV it is important to choose good quality food that is low in calories as well. Spinach is at the top of the list!
You couldn't find a pill that has all the benefits of spinach. By adding a little spinach to your life you could be adding years of well-being also. Choosing good quality foods will help you crowd out the less than healthy choices. 

Love your body, love your life, love your food and it will love you!
Enjoy it.

P.S a great book about super foods is SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Small changes that bring about big results. Make your health your #1 priority!

I am excited about my live web chat happening tomorrow 8/19 on at 9pm EST. You can join me and participate and ask question live. Go to Use the promo code Moreno2010 for a free month of infinite quest! I will talking about super foods and exercises to help you empower new habits instead of empowering your excuses! IF not now, when? Join me!

Everyday you make choices about what to eat, drink and whether or not to exercise. I believe that when you make conscious, loving choices and make your health your number 1 priority the quality of every area of your life improves.

Too often I hear people say they don't workout because they don't like it, they don't have time, they don't have the energy, they can't afford a gym. The list of reasons or excuses are long and even sometimes believable. The reality is your body needs exercise, not only to control weight but to keep your body thriving not just surviving!

The same thing goes for what you choose to eat or not to eat every single day. Most people don't want to make dietary changes because it is challenging. it is easier to continue eating what you are eating, as much as you are eating then take a pill, or maybe even undergo surgery to try and remedy the problem.

By 2020 it is estimated that 1/4 of the population will be living with multiple chronic conditions, conditions that can be significantly improved, reduced or avoided by eating well and exercising.

Only 10% of Americans eat the foods that would enable them to be free of chronic disease and premature death.

Good nutrition and exercise improve the quality of your life. Make it your number 1 priority. Don't let "I don't feel like exercising or I don't have the willpower to change my eating habits" work anymore. If you decide that you, your health and your well-being is your number one priority you can do anything!

On tomorrows live web chat I will be talking about the top 5 foods to make sure you are eating.

I will be posting more info no this topic over the next couple of weeks.

it's time to stop complaining and start creating  a life you really love.
with love,

Monday, August 9, 2010

Let the countdown begin to the arrival of baby Olivia.

I can't believe how fast it is has gone and that in 36 weeks a baby is fully developed and ready to enter the world.  This past 36 weeks have simply been heavenly. I am so grateful that it really has been an easy pregnancy.  No morning sickness, food aversions or complications.  Last week she turned and is now head down ready to go!
I am still teaching and planning to officially stop on September 1st  unless of course she decides to come earlier! I really think that being consistent with my own workout has made this pregnancy much easier to handle.  I haven't had much swelling or back pain and my energy level has been pretty good. I do take a nap almost every day and enjoy sleeping in but I did that before I was pregnant as well.
The baby room is done and is so cute! We received our first shipment of diapers a couple of days ago and the reality hit home, it's just a few days away!
We are so grateful to our friends and family for all the love and support we have been getting. We have been showered with so many lovely gifts, cards and blessings.
Now we are just wondering, will she be early, on time or late?
More to come!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I love myself therefore I.... Love is a participatory emotion. Participate today!

"Love is a participatory emotion. It's not just something you feel. It's something you do" Marianne Williamson


If you want live a life you love in a body you love then the essential ingredient to your success is love.  Loving thoughts, words and actions open up your heart to experience more love then you ever have experienced before.

When we hate our body, our life, our past, or any part of our present we cut off the flow of the very emotion or experience we are so longing to experience.

Love and hate cannot co-exist. You are always choosing one or the other. The more you choose love, give love, express love, embody love, speak loving words and take loving actions, you open the door to a powerful inner healing.

Saturate your heart, body and mind with love and live a life you love in a body you love today. Don’t wait. Every day is a new day and your life is passing and it will not wait. If not now, when?

Make a list of your top 10 answers to this question:
I love myself therefore I ….
1. workout 5 days a week
2. Eat real and organic food
3. Read lots of books
4. Tell the truth
5. Accept others as they are
6. Sleep enough
7. Meditate every day
8. Do what I love to do
9. Enjoy time with my friends
10. Stay inspired to live a life I love by loving my life.

Make your list, upgrade it daily and enjoy fulfilling it. Be a lover not a hater don't wait to fall in love!

Enjoy this day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It works if you work it! Keep it up! Ahhhhsome!

I am teaching in fire island the pines every Saturday at 11:00am in the Pavilion. $20
Natalia is teaching in the Hamptons every Sunday at at 10:30am
Warrior challenge begins July 2nd. Go to for details on how to participate! 

Good news!
Last week I went in for a gestational diabetes test and the results came back very high. Cut off # for normal is 130 and my number was 205. The nurse said that the numbers were so high that unless I happened to get someone else's result she was sure I had gestational diabetes but that I needed to take the more extensive test anyway. So over the past 5 days I ahhhed that my test came back normal and no signs of diabetes. I took the second test on Monday and I got a call from the nurse today with the results of my second test who said, "well I don't know what happened but your numbers couldn't be more normal" aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! Coinicidence? I DOUBT IT!

I hope you are still in it and aaaahhing. Don't give it up, don't skip a day, don't get impatient just aaahhhh and assume what you want is on it's way!
Keep it up, it works if you work it!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sati Life Challenge! Having a breakthrough! Stay in the game!

UPDATES: I am teaching in fire island Pines every saturday at 11:00 in the Pavillion. for more info

Join the warrior challenge! Begins July 2nd. You commit to 4 intenSati classes a week and 2 of them 6:30am and you will get a one month free all access pass to Equinox locations. Go to for details or send an email to You must apply before June 30th. 

In the Hamptons you can take intenSati with Natalia every Sunday at 10:30am at Summer Kicks.

Do you ever find that when you are meditating or imagining the shift in your life that you want to make and yet your mind is full of doubt that it can really take place?

Here are a few tips to help you shift.

1. Try starting out by saying "wouldn't if be nice if..." This will allow you to just imagine and dream. The goal is to simply free your mind and open your heart. A miracle is a shift from fear to love. Wouldn't that be nice?

2. As you walk around your day point out things that support your vision of what you want and that yes! it can happen. If you want to lose weight look around acknowledging people who look or live the way you want to. If you are interested in a certain career and you see someone doing it well, mentally affirm, Yes! I can do that too. This will help you see that it is possible but you have to consistently open your mind and allow the shift to happen.

3. When you are doing your meditation ask yourself, "what do I have to let go of in order to allow this to manifest in my life?" Is it fear, doubt, worry, blame, pessimism, procrastination or anger? Pick the one or two that are strongest in your mind and while in your meditation Ahhhhh that you release that obstacle to your success. Imagine how it would feel if for one day you no longer doubted yourself or were paralyzed by fear and feel the relief.

Remember most of all be patient and consistent. Infinite patience brings about immediate results. Relax and simply enjoy that now you engaged in your life and doing your part to create and live a life you really love now!

Enjoy today!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

You were born to fly! 6/16/10

You were born to fly! When we tap into our genius self, our creative self, our higher self we feel limitless, alive, happy, awake and engaged in our lives. The purpose of our life is to be happy! When we are giving what we are meant to give we experience true happiness. When we are living life wondering when life is going to give us what we want we walk around feeling like there is something missing, something wrong. With a simple shift of perspective your whole life can take on a whole new meaning.
We each are unique and see the world with our unique eyes. No one can see the world the way you see it. No one can write what you write how you write it. No one can have your child or sing your song the way you do. There never was nor will ever be another human being just like you! Our work is to find our work and bring it forth to benefit others.
When you do the ah meditation I suggest you envision yourself doing your divine work and receiving divine pay even if you are not sure what that work is, see and feel yourself totally happy and fulfilled. Remember, when you are doing the Ah meditation it is not time to plead and beg for what you want. When you do that you are reinforcing the lack of that thing. Instead you want to reinforce your faith that it is done. See it as done, feel it as done and let yourself feel the joy of it being here NOW.
It is the emotion that creates change not just the words. Call up that feeling of ecstasy and enjoy the moment fully and completely. Your life is a reflection of your thoughts and soon enough it will have to show up in your life. Simply practice infinite patience and do the meditation simply to enjoy the process of being a deliberate participant in the co-creating of your own life! Infinite patience brings about immediate results.
Don't skip your meditation today! What you desire is on it's way. Ask it is given, believe it and receive it.
Love Patricia UPDATES: 6/20 I am doing a yogasati workout and manifesting meditation workshop at pure yoga in NYC on east 86th street. A blissful and powerful practice to do in a group. Yogasati is a flowing yoga class with affirmations and then we will do a group Ah meditation. Go to to register. I hope you will join me.
WARRIOR CHALLENGE: Yes another challenge. 30 days of intenSati. Here is your chance to immerse yourself in some intenSati for one month. If you are NOT an equinox member and live in the area this is YOUR TIME! You commit to 4 Sati classes a week, and 2 of them 6:30 in the morning and we will give you a free one month pass to Equinox.
To be eligible you must not have done a warrior challenge or used a month guest pass before. You must rsvp by June 29th. For full details go to If you are an Equinox all access member you can also participate. Reserve your spot at