Not everyone is going to like that you say no to their invitations to hangout with certain groups. Not everyone is going to support you quitting your job or even who you decide to live with or marry. It's ok not to please everyone around you and it's ok to disagree with someone you love. What does matter? That you believe in you and your choices.Read More
So what's the plan? Are you still on a veggie-loving health kick? (Actually, I am, and I'm not doing so bad) What are your intentions for this year? Do you have any? Or have you already stopped whatever you planned to do 10 days ago
I've definitely wanted to stop. But here’s how I push through…
But sometimes, the moments or days that I spent pondering my experiences, my relationships, my successes and what I want to be when I grow up, sometimes, these moments get a little dark. The ability to be authentic and real and connect with others and share my gifts and make a living, while being a mother, a wife, having time for myself, a creative outlet and just enjoying life, sometimes feels nearly impossible.Read More
Although it’s not always guaranteed that you can avoid getting sick, you can improve your immune system so that you can bypass it more often than not, as well as make your experience less intense if you do end up getting sick. Here are a few of my top go-to ideas for supporting your immune system that you can start right away.Read More
Honoring who you are, what you want, and what you want to share with others can carry more intention when you are conscious of the meaning behind what we say (or think) and how quickly you can lose that trust and credibility when you don’t follow through with your intentions. Here are a few of my top ideas for creating more mindfulness in your own spoken or unspoken words.Read More
I’ve found that focusing on 3-4 relaxed meals eaten mindfully and in a calm setting is extremely beneficial for improving overall health and improving weight loss efforts. And even more so, is focusing on our lunch as the biggest meal of the day and having a lighter evening meal. This is really important.
Did you ever know someone who was unhappy with a part of their life, that most likely, they had the power to change or improve, but they seemed to do nothing about it? Year in and year out, the same frustrations and complaints about their weight, their energy, maybe how much they hate their job or are challenged constantly by their relationships?Read More
Although some women may be more in tune with these changes than others, all of this ebbing and flowing (so to speak) makes a lot more sense once you realize the specifics of what is happening inside you during each phase of your menstrual cycle, why it’s happening, and what to expect.Read More
Sometimes I feel like self-care is a little bit of a fluffy term, but it's not. It's essential. Self-care includes anything from showering and brushing your teeth to implementing a meditation practice and getting a monthly massage.Read More
The average person has an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day! Take a moment to think about the thoughts that run through your mind. Are they positive and uplifting? “Today is going to be an amazing day!” Or negative and self-defeating? “I don’t have the energy to get through today.”Read More
To get healthy and stay that way, we have to get to the root of our repressed feelings and release them. One of the simplest ways to do this is through journal therapy. It’s free, and it’s accessible 24 hours a day. The most challenging part is getting started.Read More
Think for a moment of what type of movement you would consider fun as opposed to torturous. Perhaps you loathe the idea of a gym, but miss taking dance classes. Maybe you secretly want to try yoga or rollerblading.
It’s funny how, as new parents, we learn as we go. Even when we read the books and listen to the podcasts. Just like what our little ones experience, once we think we have something figured out, it changes. Once a routine or a phase seems like it’s working, our children grow, learn a new way to explore or express, and we all have to learn how to navigate the next stage together.Read More
Sometimes we think we are being really “good” or eating the way we want to be, but what we’re really doing is thinking about it often, feeling guilty, thinking about what we should be doing, and then arguing with ourselves for not following through. Having a food diary can help bring awareness to your eating and daily lifestyle habits.Read More
Did you ever catch yourself in the middle of something and think, "what am I even working towards, here?" I feel like so often we are inundated with what everyone else has to say about what we should be eating or how we should attempt to lose weight, that we end up running around in circles rather than actually working towards anything. So today, we are going to get clear on your goals.