This week’s topic is: How Food Cravings Work
I don’t know a single person alive that has never had a food craving or experienced just a real longing for something that isn’t related to a nutritional need per se. When we want something salty, something sweet, something extra spicy, whatever it is, we all are familiar with food cravings.
As I’ve shared a lot of in the past, my cravings have really been around salty foods like chips, pretzels and even french fries. I’ve definitely had my share food cravings and I really love this topic because as I’ve continued to go deeper into the work. I’ve also come to really understand and realize that food cravings aren’t just about our bodies.
There’s so much related to our emotions, our mental health, our stress levels and our spiritual growth. This topic can really be looked at through the lens of the Four Cornerstones, which we’ll get into today. We have some great, great questions for you guys.
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Kathy – Des Moines
I go through days, sometimes weeks where I crave salty foods! Do you know how to stop this cycle? I know you love your pretzels and have learned to manage this area of your life. Your suggestions would be great. Thanks Kimberly!
Crystal – Kansas City
Why do we have cravings? One minute I want salty, crunchy foods, the next I’m digging for something sweet. I want to find a nice balance. Which healthy foods can take care of both the salty and the sweet, without relying on celery or dates?
Nicki – Atlanta
My boyfriend never craves sweets! It’s maddening, because I know I’m the complete opposite. Is there a way to remove cravings all together or is that an unrealistic goal?
Leanna – South Africa
I thought I was being so disciplined in balancing my food cravings but I recently caught the flu and once I felt better, I took several steps backwards. It’s not like I ate a bunch of bad things while I was sick either. I wish I understood what triggers cravings. Do cravings start in the mind?
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Kimberly Snyder: He Beauties, welcome back to our Thursday Q&A podcast where our topic today is How Food Cravings Work. And I don’t know a single person alive that has never had a food craving or experienced just a real longing for something that isn’t, you know, related to a nutritional need per se. When we want something salty, we want something sweet, we want to treat, we want something extra spicy, whatever it is, we all are familiar with food cravings. And, as I have shared a lot of in the past, my cravings have really been around chips and salty foods and pretzels and french fries even.
Kimberly Snyder: So, I’ve definitely had my share food cravings and I really love this topic because as I’ve continued to go deeper into the work, I’ve also come to really understand and realize that food cravings aren’t just about our bodies. There’s so much related to our emotions, our mental health, our stress levels, our spiritual growth, so on and so forth.
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Kimberly Snyder: So all that being said, we have our lovely Katelyn on the line, who’s a general manager of Solluna. Hi K, and well, almost welcome to spring. We are right on the cusp of spring. We are right on the cusp of spring Equinox, so I hope you’re feeling great. I know you just moved and you just got married, so there’s a lot of shifts in your life as well.
Katelyn Rush: Yeah, I definitely sprung into spring. I’m feeling good over here. I’m excited for this time of year and I think it’s a perfect time to talk about food cravings because I don’t know about you, but I definitely shift seasonally depending on what’s going on. As the weather gets nicer, I tend to want lighter foods, where in the winter, I was craving heavier things. And so we’ll kind of see how it goes, but I think from the questions that have been coming in, the beauties are feeling the same. So we’re dying to hear some tips and suggestions to get through it.
Kimberly Snyder: Awesome. Yeah, I can’t wait to hear.
Question 1: I go through days, sometimes weeks, where I crave salty foods. Do you know how to stop this cycle? I know you love your pretzels and have learned to manage this area of your life. Your suggestions would be great. Thanks, Kim.
Katelyn Rush: Okay, so let’s see what Kathy from Des Moines, Iowa is thinking. “I go through days, sometimes weeks, where I crave salty foods. Do you know how to stop this cycle? I know you love your pretzels and have learned to manage this area of your life. Your suggestions would be great. Thanks, Kim.”
Kimberly Snyder: Kathy, thank you so much for your question and I love to meet another salty food craving person because I have been there myself and I know I’m very familiar with that feeling and just the emotions behind it and, you know, what it does to my body. So thank you so much for being part of our community, Kathy.
Kimberly Snyder: So I just want to preface this by saying that if you guys are really interested in this topic, my third book, which is called The Beauty Detox Power, goes into a lot of detail. It layers the nine top food cravings and it also layers a deep conversation about our chakras and our energy centers, and they very much are related when we think about this holistic approach and what’s going on with us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Kimberly Snyder: So let’s go right into the four cornerstones. I think with any issue that we are tackling in our lives, whether it’s a relationship issue or, you know, we’re looking to lose weight or we’re looking to elevate our energy or to alleviate a ailment, we really want to take this holistic approach and it really does apply to food cravings.
Kimberly Snyder: So first, let’s start with food. Salty foods are usually quite crunchy. Even when I liked french fries, I liked the hard outer coating of them and the pretzels and the chips, and the crunch provided a satisfying feeling. It was almost like releasing stress and tension in my jaw. And then I started to realize and learn that your jaw has fascia or connective tissue that runs all the way down your spine, all the way down to your lower back, and it’s a very potent place to hold tension that actually creates more tension in your whole body. So we may feel the need to release that tension, but we’re not doing it perhaps in the healthiest means so we find something to crunch on. And when it gets so high, the tension gets so high, we look to food to crunch down on it.
Kimberly Snyder: So first thing from a food perspective is, what helped me, Kathy, was to start really keeping carrots and celery around, and I would crunch on those raw foods a lot, and I still do sometimes because there is something very cathartic about that, and that became a healthier replacement. I also started looking for healthier chip options that were, you know, certain ones are cooked in coconut oil, they’re baked versus fried. There’s even, you know, gluten free crackers that I love, or grain free ones. Sometimes I mix it up. So you want to keep salty foods around as we’re working on the other cornerstones because that’s not going to go away automatically.
Kimberly Snyder: Now traditional Chinese medicine will also talk about this yin-yang approach where, if we have a lot of sweet in our life, our bodies may intrinsically try to balance that by wanting more salty. So I’ll just throw that in the mix as well to say, you know, watch your sugar intake just to help create balance there.
Kimberly Snyder: Now body-wise, as I was just talking about, the tension that gets trapped in our jaw, so I think it’s a really good practice to release fascial tension. I’m a huge fan of foam rollers. I try to roll out every day now. I mean, especially that I’m almost eight months pregnant, I spend a couple moments before I go to bed, I put my yoga mat down and I roll my back out. And it’s just a great way to keep tension from building up. And again, your back will affect your job, which affects that want to have salty crunchy foods.
Kimberly Snyder: So anything you can do, regular massages, [inaudible 00:08:08] self-massage, yoga, again, the fascial rolling, anything that feels like it’s releasing tension from your body and specifically your spine and your jaw is going to be really helpful.
Kimberly Snyder: Third, emotionally. Now remember I was saying about the pent up tension and stress, so I would love for you to look, Kathy, at some of those days, those weeks you, you know, what’s going on in your life? Is there extra stress? Is there extra traffic or something going on in your work life or your relationships or whatever? And those are the weeks that I would encourage you to take a little bit more time to pull back and journal and process and spend time at home or in nature, by yourself, which leads to our fourth cornerstone, which is spiritual growth.
Kimberly Snyder: And these, you know, the meditation times, the times that we need to connect more in, I have found, you know, really helped me process through why I was needing that crunch in the first place. The pent up anger, that pent up resentment. You know, there’ve been times in my life that I felt I wasn’t heard or I wasn’t expressing myself, I wasn’t connected to myself. I felt like I couldn’t do enough and I was equating doing with being loved. So when I started to tune in more spiritually and develop a meditation practice, it really helped me reground myself and I became less and less dependent on food and other external means, and more reliant on my own energy and self-soothing myself.
Kimberly Snyder: So you could see, Kathy, from, you know, what we just talked about, to look at all the cornerstones, to think about, you know, healthier crunchy foods, but to think about releasing tension from your body and to think about how you’re managing stress emotionally. You can start to correlate patterns between the higher food cravings and more stress in your life, and then just finding ways to de-stress and relax and say no to more social things.
Kimberly Snyder: It’s so funny, I ran into my friend today, one of my mom friends at [inaudible 00:10:24] school, at Bubby’s school, and she was like, “Oh,” she was like, “Have you been going out much? Because I was seeing you at so many these things.” And I said, “No.” I said, “I just am really enjoying being home more at night.” And I do that fascia rolling, I spend more time in massage. I just spend more time cuddling my husband after Bubby’s in bed. And that feels really good to me and that really helps me manage my stress right now.
Kimberly Snyder: So whatever it is for you, Kathy, to just find that that overall holistic, nurturing approach through the cornerstones, I think that’s going to really help with your salty food cravings.
Katelyn Rush: Cravings, you wouldn’t think… I kept visualizing like an onion and there are so many layers.
Kimberly Snyder: Yeah.
Katelyn Rush: It’s not just one thing. Oftentimes, people write in or have questions and they just want it to be like a simple answer, like just do this and you’ll get the result you want, and oftentimes that’s just not the case. You kind of have to dig in, and obviously little adjustments here and there will help, but really holistically, by going through the four cornerstones, it really helps people to see it’s a bigger picture.
Kimberly Snyder: For sure. Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Question 2: Why do we have food cravings? One minute, I want salty, crunchy, the next I’m digging for something sweet. I want to find a balance. Which healthy foods can take care of both salty and sweet without always having to rely on celery or dates?
Katelyn Rush: Okay, so we will dive a little bit deeper into this topic with Crystal‘s question who’s in Kansas City. She’s asking, “Why do we have food cravings? One minute, I want salty, crunchy, the next I’m digging for something sweet. I want to find a balance. Which healthy foods can take care of both salty and sweet without always having to rely on celery or dates?”
Kimberly Snyder: Crystal, thank you so much for your question, and again, I would say that everything is so interconnected that when we are looking for certain foods, we are looking to self-soothe ourselves. We are looking to soothe the range of emotions and feelings that we go through as humans, and salty, crunchy foods, as we were just talking about with Kathy, have a lot to do with pent-up stress and tension, whereas sweet foods are usually correlated with soothing, calming down, wanting a treat, wanting to feel some sort of reward after, let’s say, a stressful day or time, or if we feel like we just aren’t getting enough love or we’re not loving ourselves enough sometimes. So I would really pay attention to what’s going on with you emotionally and in your life when you want those crunchy foods and when you want those sweet foods.
Kimberly Snyder: Food cravings are almost never just about physiological needs, you know, physical needs. There are times where, you know, very rarely I would say, much more rarely than emotionally, where people may have a nutritional deficiency and that does happen, but I really think the psychosomatic part of this is the overriding part of food cravings, especially those of us in the Western world that have access to a wide range of foods, and we’re very fortunate that we do, you know, have access to that.
Kimberly Snyder: So I would just say it’s a really great practice in part of your journaling to just start to notice what is happening when you’re craving what. And again, Beauty Detox Power has a lot more information about each one.
Kimberly Snyder: I think that for me, I’m someone that will always like something sweet. I will always have a little bit of dark chocolate at the end of the day or an elixir where I put coconut nectar or raw honey in it. I do like sweet. And I’ve also found that madhura, the sweet taste, is one of the six essential food tastes according to Ayurveda. So I don’t believe that we should cut sweet taste out altogether. I also find that if I have a good balance of fruit in my diet and I’m having my GGS every day, I don’t need as much sweet. But I find that if I don’t have fruit, I want more.
Kimberly Snyder: So I think the balance, back to your question, is to, you know, keep a good amount of green veggies and GGS. You know, there’s a mix of electrolytes and natural sodium. You know, from a food perspective, to keep fruit and food with natural sweetness, like nut milks and whole grains, gluten free grains in your diet. But then again, just to pay attention to what’s going on and to see, oh, do I need more time to self-sooth? Do I need more time to process? Do I need some more emotional support? Do I need to call a friend or just scale back or get a massage or, you know, take a bath, spend some time with myself, meditate more? And that will give you a more clear picture, Crystal because food cravings are so nuanced, they’re so specific. But I think when we start to understand ourselves more and we can look within ourselves, we can definitely, you know, learn and learn to balance our food cravings a lot more, which is my experience.
Kimberly Snyder: I used to have no clue that my intense pretzel cravings were really connected to my emotional state. I was just like, oh, I just think they taste yummy.
Katelyn Rush: [inaudible 00:16:18].
Kimberly Snyder: I had no clue, no correlation. But when I started to really look into the patterns and look at when I was the most stressed, when there was a test or an exam coming up or, you know, I got in a argument with someone close to me, I really wanted the pretzels. So then, you know, self-awareness is really powerful when it comes to food cravings. And it doesn’t mean they go away overnight, but it doesn’t mean that that awareness… It doesn’t mean? It does mean that that awareness, it gives us so much more power and we can start to dig in and look, and again, take a more holistic approach.
Katelyn Rush: Being mindful in every area of our life, right, K?
Kimberly Snyder: Yeah.
Katelyn Rush: It really can help when when you’re, I think we talked about this even last week, when we’re aware of something, we’re much more likely to be able to find solutions and better outcomes than when we’re not mindful of it at all.
Kimberly Snyder: Exactly.
Katelyn Rush: So I think that’s the big takeaway from this last answer here for Crystal.
Kimberly Snyder: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Katelyn Rush: Okay guys, so sit on that. That was a lot to take in. We’re going to take a short break and then Kimberly will be back to answer the last two questions.
Kimberly Snyder: All right Beauties, we are back from our break and we have two more questions for you guys on this idea around balance, this topic of food cravings, balance in our lives. I said balance, K. It came out that way because food cravings are a sign of imbalance, and as we were just talking about in our last question, I think it’s up to us to really see which area of our life is imbalanced and just give some extra love and some attention there.
Kimberly Snyder: When food cravings flare up and become extra intense, it’s almost always a sign that there’s something going on that needs some attention. And it’s not the food, it’s indicative of something else other than the food. So again, I have a friend right now going through a really tough time, and her food cravings are really high. And she has a lot of stress at work. She’s going through some family issues and there’s just a lot going on. So again, if you just look at, in your own life, how this correlates, I think it will shed a lot of light on this topic as well.
Katelyn Rush: Yeah, it’d be a good time to journal if you’re noticing you’re having some out of the ordinary cravings or they’ve just kicked up. I know for me, I definitely go in cycles. I’ve been having more cravings between the wedding and the move-
Kimberly Snyder: Yes.
Katelyn Rush: Than I was maybe just during typical summer when nothing’s going on. So just kind of being aware of them, trying to be easy and caring on myself, but also stay eating correctly. I find when I follow a routine, the cravings aren’t as strong if I’m eating regularly versus just eating a bar of chocolate and drinking coffee all day. So that’s a big part of staying on track.
Kimberly Snyder: Okay, what are your cravings now that you’re having?
Katelyn Rush: I mean, I always go to chocolate. Sweets are definitely my number one. And then, my husband now had bought a bag of pretzels and I normally never have that, but I was like really chomping down on them because they just were there. Or, you know, something that’s kind of crunchy around. Like he likes to buy tortilla chips, which isn’t a normal thing I eat, but, you know, I picked it up because it was in the house and I didn’t have any chocolate left.
Katelyn Rush: But I am trying to just portion it out and not go too out of control because then I feel sick. But I feel like everybody, you know, does that sometimes, like where you just get off track and obviously hyper focusing on getting a project done and just be snacking all day. So I try to go back to my basics of wake up, have my hot water with lemon, have the GGS, the probiotics, and then soup and salad for lunch. So I kind of set up a routine for myself that I, you know, follow and pre-prepare, [inaudible 00:20:23] I just don’t buy those foods and it’s easier to avoid them.
Kimberly Snyder: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Katelyn Rush: So that’s my update guys.
Kimberly Snyder: Yeah, no thanks for sharing that, K. Because, you know, it’s just nice to share our cravings. Like we share our stories with each other. I’m always interested in seeing what it is that people are specifically looking out for because I think, oh yeah, you know, when I was moving I was going through this too. So thank you for sharing. I love to hear it.
Katelyn Rush: I wish I craved more astringent things like argala.
Kimberly Snyder: I know.
Question 3: My boyfriend never craves sweets. It’s maddening because I know I’m the complete opposite. Is there any way to remove cravings altogether or is that an unrealistic goal?
Katelyn Rush: I love it, but, you know, like it’s not the first thing I go to. So we’ll see. Let’s check in in a few weeks. We’ll see if things die down. All right. Without further ado, we have another question from Nikki living in Atlanta. “My boyfriend never craves sweets. It’s maddening because I know I’m the complete opposite. Is there any way to remove cravings altogether or is that an unrealistic goal?”
Kimberly Snyder: Oh Nikki, thank you so much for your question, and I encourage you… We had a show, was it a week ago, K, or two weeks ago, that was about emotional balance?
Katelyn Rush: Two weeks ago.
Kimberly Snyder: [inaudible 00:21:41].
Katelyn Rush: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kimberly Snyder: Emotions get the best of us. And we talked so much about trying not to compare. And I know it’s so hard, Nikki, because you’re probably so close to your boyfriend. And guess what? He’s going to have different issues than you. He’s going to have different triggers. He’s going to have different sorts of cravings. He’s going to have different challenges and blocks and strengths.
Kimberly Snyder: So I would just say let the whole boyfriend thing go. Women tend to crave sugar more anyway, sweets, which are, you know, softer and have that gentle soothing quality. Of course men like sweets too, but not everybody likes the same things or goes to the same things.
Kimberly Snyder: So like we were talking about, with our Four Cornerstone approach, when it comes to sweets… And to answer your question, I don’t think, you know, the goal isn’t to never ever want a sweet again. Not only is it not realistic, but I don’t think it’s necessarily healthy. I think we’re meant to have all the different tastes, but we don’t want to feel controlled by any of the tastes and we want to choose some healthier options. So from a food perspective, when it comes to sweets, like I said, a healthy body should be able to handle healthy, natural food, and that very much does include fruit.
Kimberly Snyder: So as you get healthier, if you had candida or cut out sugar for a while like some people do, then as you rebuild your microbiome and your gut, fruit should be part of a healthy diet. I truly believe that. It’s a beautiful natural food packed with so many antioxidants and so much goodness that I just can’t imagine a world where, you know, we shouldn’t eat fruit. I don’t believe that. So made sure there’s fruit in your life, Nikki, some natural sweetness. And then when you do have sweets, crave sweets, keep healthier options around like dark chocolate, coconut ice cream is also my go-to, so you had those on hand.
Kimberly Snyder: And body-wise, when you are having more sweets, you just want to make sure you’re really nourishing your gut because sugar, especially refined sugar, can actually wipe out your microbiome. So please make sure you’re taking your SBO probiotics every day, two a day, and that will just also help keep things in check. And I believe when someone’s gut is more balanced, they tend to be a little bit… It’s a tool. It helps, I think, against sweet cravings. It’s just another way to help strengthen your resilience in your body.
Kimberly Snyder: Emotionally, make sure you’re taking time to soothe yourself. I think when we get so busy and we don’t feel like we have time to breathe, we tend to want more sweets because we need that rest. So just to make sure all the things we talked about, take baths and have some more alone time at night. Spiritual growth, our fourth cornerstone, making sure you’re taking time to connect with yourself through meditation or any other practice that really speaks to you, and that will help to balance your sweet cravings in a more holistic and doable way.
Katelyn Rush: Oftentimes I feel like we deem cravings as, you know, quote unquote bad, right, as you were saying. So I think it’s nice to reshape the way we look at it and that it can be manageable. It’s just getting it to a point where it’s not out of control. I know there’s been times for me, if I was eating a lot of processed sugar, I would crave it more. And even salt. Remember there was a time, K, when I was at your house and I’m like, “I need more salt. I need more salt.” And just kind of being in tune with that and finding a balance that feels right, I don’t think we’ll ever be, you know, it’s not all or nothing, so I think that’s great to cover.
Kimberly Snyder: Exactly. Exactly.
Question 4: I thought I was being so disciplined in balancing my food cravings, but I recently caught the flu, and once I felt better, I took several steps backwards. It’s not like I ate a bunch of bad things while I was sick either, I just wish I understood what triggers the cravings to begin with. Do you think craving start in the mind?
Katelyn Rush: All right. We have one more here to round out the show. We have Leanne living in South Africa. “I thought I was being so disciplined in balancing my food cravings, but I recently caught the flu, and once I felt better, I took several steps backwards. It’s not like I ate a bunch of bad things while I was sick either, I just wish I understood what triggers the cravings to begin with. Do you think craving start in the mind?”
Kimberly Snyder: Leanne, thank you so much for your question, and yes, I think, again, I’ll reiterate that sometimes there’s some nutritional deficiencies. Sometimes. This is different, right? A craving is where we feel this insatiable need to have something like sweet or salty. This is very different than pausing and listening to your body and saying, oh, you know, I sure do you want a warm stew, a stew or soup, or you wanting a salad. Listening to your body’s needs is different than that craving, which feels more like you’re being controlled, and it doesn’t feel good to have a craving, right?
Kimberly Snyder: So again, so there’s the nutritional part, but I do largely think there is the emotional part. And I will say, Leanne, that when it comes to our cornerstones, food, body, emotional wellbeing and spiritual growth, I have always found if we ignore one or two, then we obsess over another one.
Kimberly Snyder: This is a perfect example. If we have a lot of stress, we have a lot of emotions, there’s a lot going on for us mentally and emotionally or spiritually, then we tend to obsess over one or the others. And since food is an easy fix, we can pick it up, we can buy it, we could smell it and eat it and stuff it in our mouth, when we are going through emotional turmoil or emotional imbalance or spiritual, food cravings, you know, again, in my experience with working with hundreds and thousands of clients and readers, I always see there is a correlation.
Kimberly Snyder: So just like we were speaking about with Kathy and some of the earlier questions, Leanne, I would say to look through, you know, your life and what’s going on and what specifically you’re craving, and check out Beauty Detox Power. There’s some interesting cravings in there and like one of them is fat. And I didn’t realize, you know, when I was needing stability, one thing I used to eat a lot was bread and butter, butter and just feeling that fat in my stomach actually made me feel more calm.
Kimberly Snyder: So there’s some more nuanced cravings like fizzy drinks, spicy foods. So I would just say, Leanne, to take a look at your life and, you know, be gentle with yourself, be compassionate, and remember everybody gets food cravings. But as we’ve been saying along the way, just this awareness of the emotional and the spiritual part will hopefully really give you some real power and some awareness so you can start to see, oh, I’m craving spicy, I’m craving salty, I’m craving sweet, what else is going on? And then we can work on other means, lifestyle means to soothe ourselves beyond food.
Katelyn Rush: Yeah. I think it’s always important to go back to the cornerstones and I love that it really touches upon every area in life. You can apply that logic to just kind of taking a step back, taking a breather and looking in.
Kimberly Snyder: Yes.
Thought of the Week
Katelyn Rush: I know we’re at the end here, K, but we would love to just see if you had any thoughts to round out the show today.
Kimberly Snyder: Yes, Beauties. So I wanted to round out the show with an [inaudible 00:29:40] teacher quote which says, “Possessing strength and stillness is a sign of balance, power and serenity combined in one moment.” And this is by Sebastian Pole, who is an [inaudible 00:29:57] practitioner.
Kimberly Snyder: So this idea of strength and stillness, that power and serenity, I just feel like were talking about balance and, you know, it’s something that we all work on all the time and we want to create things in the world. I really feel that too. You know, we want to work, we want to have projects, we want to balance, we want to have a family, like all of the activities of our kids and all these different things, but then there is a stillness that also needs to be nurtured that comes through the meditation and the journaling and the stepping back. And if we have all of one side, we’re going to see imbalances like food cravings, and it’s not going to work to just keep trying to work on one way, like just the food, just the food. Let me control the food. Let me try to have more willpower.
Kimberly Snyder: That’s not the way, you guys. The way is to look at the other cornerstones to find the connection points, to see where we can… Nurturing ourselves isn’t just food, nurturing ourselves is, you know, our bodies, our emotions, our spirit. So we keep reinforcing this because I want you to feel amazing, beauty. And, you know, I’ve been through a lot and I’ve worked with people that have been through a lot, and I’ve seen this approach be so effective and so helpful and I’d love for you to have great results in your life as well.
Kimberly Snyder: So thank you so much for tuning in. Thank you, K, so much for gathering the questions. And remember, if you’re wondering anything, go to Kimberly’s… Sorry, mysolluna.com/askkimberly. Right, K?
Katelyn Rush: Yeah.
Kimberly Snyder: And you know, let me know what you’re thinking and wondering. We love to answer your questions. We will be back here Monday for our next interview podcast, but until then, remember that we have vlogs every week at mysolluna.com. If you’re into video and social, we’re at @_KimberlySnyder. Lots and lots of resources in between the shows, but we are always here, we’re listening. Sending you so much love and we will see you back here soon.