“I’ve walked in your shoes

and I’ve thought your thoughts…”

Founder’s Story

My name is Maya. I grew up in a Lebanese home with wonderful food, everywhere, all of the time. Food was love. In my younger years, my weight was in the 200s. When I was ready, I turned to fashion magazines for weight loss help. Mission half accomplish: pretty in body but now sick in mind. I checked myself in to registered dietitian school in hopes to understand what was wrong with me. Yes, now I understood why an apple was healthier than a candy bar yet I kept binging my way through the candy bars, always on or off in my attempts towards total health. I paralleled by studies with neuroscience and psychology, slowly adopted basic behavior change.

After college I started a small practice coaching just that, behavior change in my clients. Stressed out most of the time, I was running from bears (aka fears) that weren’t real. I was always busy being busy. I believed I had to set an alarm for the sun to rise in the morning. Burnout struck, weight returned, and I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, anxiety and depression. These disguised blessings birthed the Nuuaria Method®. By adopting a regular practice of this method, my health returned when I learned how to change my habitual thinking. It was finally the end of efforting, fighting, resisting, controlling and strategizing and the beginning of a whole new way to permanent change.

Founder’s Story

My name is Maya. I grew up in a Lebanese home with wonderful food… everywhere… all of the time. Food was love. In my younger years, my weight was in the 200s. When I was ready, I turned to fashion magazines for weight loss help. Mission half accomplish… a pretty in body but now sick in mind. I checked myself in to registered dietitian school in hopes to understand what was wrong with me. Yes, now I understand why an apple is healthier than a candy bar but still kept binging my way through candy bars, always on or off in my attempts towards total health. I paralleled by studies with neuroscience and psychology and slowly adopted basic behavior change.

After college I started a small practice coaching just that, behavior change in my clients. Stressed out most of the time, I was running from bears (aka fear) that wasn’t real. I was always busy being busy. I believed I had to set an alarm for the sun to rise in the morning. Burnout struck, weight returned, and I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, anxiety and depression. Life’s disguised blessing birthed the Nuuaria Method® as my health returned when I learned how to change my habitual thinking. It was finally the end of efforting, fighting, resisting, controlling and strategizing and the beginning of a whole new way to permanent change.

The Nuuaria Method®

Beliefs, Fears,
Insecurities

Fear of the unknown, fear of failing, fear of succeeding, belief in one’s unworthiness,  fear of ‘rocking the boat’, fear of what others will think of you, belief in ‘I don’t have time’ or ‘I don’t feel like it’ or ‘I don’t deserve it’ or ‘I can do it myself/ should be able to do it myself’, fear of criticism and opinions other than your own, not believing (or being afraid) it’s possible.

Thought
Habits

Perfectionism, all-or-nothing thinking, overthinking, catastrophic thinking, obsessive thinking (circling), storytelling (perception distortion), indecisiveness, drama queen-isms/melodrama, analysis paralysis, identity attachment (that’s not me, I couldn’t do that, that’s just how I am)

Emotional
Habits

Stress, anxiety, overwhelm, depression, despair, hopelessness, frustration, confusion, busyness, pride, worry, fear, concern, anger, discouragement, doubt, blame, guilt, insecurity, unworthiness, grief, victim, boredom, impatience…

Physical
Habits

Eating too much sugar, lack of consistency, not exercising, not eating enough vegetables, hates cooking, eating fast food, not eating during the day due to busyness, back-loading and eating all night, no mindfulness practices, excessive alcohol, too much television, lack of energy, getting thrown off track after weekends, holidays, vacations, restricting, bingeing, stress or emotional eating…

Beliefs, Fears,
Insecurities

Fear of the unknown, fear of failing, fear of succeeding, belief in one’s unworthiness,  fear of ‘rocking the boat’, fear of what others will think of you, belief in ‘I don’t have time’ or ‘I don’t feel like it’ or ‘I don’t deserve it’ or ‘I can do it myself/ should be able to do it myself’, fear of criticism and opinions other than your own, not believing (or being afraid) it’s possible.

Thought
Habits

Perfectionism, all-or-nothing thinking, overthinking, catastrophic thinking, obsessive thinking (circling), storytelling (perception distortion), indecisiveness, drama queen-isms/melodrama, analysis paralysis, identity attachment (that’s not me, I couldn’t do that, that’s just how I am)

Emotional
Habits

Stress, anxiety, overwhelm, depression, despair, hopelessness, frustration, confusion, busyness, pride, worry, fear, concern, anger, discouragement, doubt, blame, guilt, insecurity, unworthiness, grief, victim, boredom, impatience…

Physical
Habits

Eating too much sugar, lack of consistency, not exercising, not eating enough vegetables, hates cooking, eating fast food, not eating during the day due to busyness, back-loading and eating all night, no mindfulness practices, excessive alcohol, too much television, lack of energy, getting thrown off track after weekends, holidays, vacations, restricting, bingeing, stress or emotional eating…

Change habitual thought, embrace habitual emotion,
and your behaviors will change effortlessly.

The Nuuaria Method® is a refreshing new way to permanent change.

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