You can’t master the world if you can’t master your mental health. Most people I have the opportunity to teach share that they’re busy taking care of others and have little time (or guilt) when it comes to taking care of themselves. Won’t you be better for those people if you show up for yourself first? If you don’t take care of you, those who *need* you, could end up taking care of a burnt-out, sick version of your joyful, helpful self.Read More
When I became a certified as a health coach, I stopped my unbalanced eating and lifestyle habits (that I didn't even know were a problem), stopped taking almost all OTC and prescription medication, lost the 10-15 pounds I fluctuated with since I was 18, and changed my outlook on wellness and self-care.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
This is the time of year when everyone is either coming down with something, recovering from a recent bug or is actively trying to prevent it. I always put all my effort into preventing the spread of germs and strengthening my immune system when I have the chance.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.
Sometimes habits appear and not only do we get off track, but we don't even realize it has happened. That's ok. That's life. I invite you to join me next week for a 2-Week Back to School Detox. For now, let's pause. Let's take a break from a few of the things that are holding us back from feeling our best right now.
I’ve dabbled in different types of yoga for years. I so badly wanted to try yoga but always struggled with really creating my own “practice.” Sound familiar? In light of my story, here are ten reasons why you should try yoga and let go of any resistant thoughts (even if you think yoga really isn’t for you).
We are not perfect. Parents are not perfect. Health coaches and nutritionists are not perfect either. I drink wine, I sometimes eat pizza (yes, with like real, gluten-laden crust), my three-year-old is the exact picky-on-the-go-eater I never thought I'd have, and I have created every angle of my online business, by myself, the long way, the hard way, and it's very far from perfect.Read More