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"Fitting in" is Killing You

mindset Feb 12, 2020
 

The desire to “FIT IN” is killing you.

What do I mean by this?  The desire to “FIT IN” to your community, to your organization, to your circle of friends or the neighbors down the street, just might be killing you.

Killing your dreams or killing you physically and mentally.

Now, I’m not suggesting you give up your career, family or friends (although, some of them actually may be doing you more harm than good, lol!) 

Sometimes we mold our thoughts and actions around what everyone else is doing because it is easy or we brainwash our thoughts to believe, “that’s the right path.”  

How many times have you caught yourself saying in your profession, “Where am I? How did I get here? I don’t even like what I freaking do?” or  “This is sucking the life out of me.”

How many times have you caught yourself saying about your wellness, “Every time I eat “this” I feel like shit,...

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3 Daily Actions Which Invade Your Desires

mindset Feb 05, 2020
 

Can you relate to the 6 pm “Wine Call?  You know, where the glass of wine is calling your name. 

Or, can you relate to rolling out of bed with high expectations of knocking 101 items off our to-do list. (because you know your list dates back several years...you just keep reformatting it!)  Oh but today is different, you are 110% convinced you’ll finally get XYZ done!  

Unfortunately, 6 pm hits and we’re screaming for that glass of wine, we’re digging for the sleeve of cookies, and suddenly praying to God, “Please Lord, can’t the kid’s go to bed at 6:32 pm tonight?”  At this point of the day we want to give up, throw our hands in the air because we are at max capacity. 

And then it happens...you start to derail on EVERYTHING you set out to do at 6am. You’ve completely forgotten about your desires.  You become snappy, groochy, and don’t give a flying f*ck about the diet you signed up...

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What's the Purpose of Having a Purpose

goals Jan 23, 2020
 

The lifestyle you choose to live, causes the chaos inside your body.

The chaos causes you to remain stuck.

The chaos causes you to control others because you’ve lost control of yourself.

The chaos causes unwanted symptoms and can break down the body.

Don’t you remember...you chose the busy  life. You chose to be a professional working mom.  You chose to have kids. You chose to be part of a women’s network.  You chose to be a socialite – hosting & making an appearance at all the parties.  You chose to be a “soccer” mom.  

Anything wrong with these choices, HELL NO! 

But here’s the thing...if you’re not feeling bat shit crazy with everything you’ve chosen, then you’ve done it right!! 

But, most of us scoot around life with 87 items on our to-do list and 18 places to go within the next 3 hours.  And some of us, or most of us, go about ALL of this with a shitty attitude or a...

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How to get a Promotion with a Smile

mindset Jan 22, 2020

In the office, are you the “Negative Nelly” or “Joyful Joy?” Have you noticed you will either attract or repel people based on your attitude. You’ll also have to fight a lot less for the promotion if your mindset is full of positivity.  It’s true when you think and act positive thoughts, you attract positive events and people to your life; you become a happiness magnet.  This goes the same for negativity, it’s like a leech that won’t let go until torched off with a flame.

On my quest to heal myself naturally, and to deal with all the chaos of being a professional working mom I began reviewing what I was putting in my mind. I soon discovered it was a bunch of BS. No wonder I thought everything sucked.

The way I show up in the mornings is different than it was 5 years ago. How I talk to myself in the AM plays a huge role in how I show up for the world.

Affirmations are a simple, powerful way to keep you focused on the positive...

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How to Avoid the Morning Hangover!

wellness Jan 22, 2020

Do you lie awake at night, tossing and turning with billions of thoughts running through your head?  You just can’t seem to turn it off.  Each morning you roll out of bed feeling hangover simply because you slept like sh*t.

So, what do you do?  You turn to the very things which are known to interrupt your sleep patterns.  Items such as coffee, sugar, processed foods, and alcohol (got to get to sleep somehow). It’s a vicious cycle of “I need energy, I am tired, I need energy, I am tired.”

Your body repairs itself during the sleep phase.  Do you want to be more productive; do you want more endurance; do you want to avoid being the grouchy a-hole?  I’m hearing a lot of YES’, then you need to get your Zzzzz’s!!!!

The microbiome (aka gut) supports the way you sleep.  When you feed it with items which “mess it up” it gets confused and produces hormones which directly affect sleep. Studies are showing...

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How to Love Yourself Fat, Skinny & Everything In between. - Part 3

mindset Jan 22, 2020

I’m continuing my series on “How to Love Yourself Fat, Skinny & Everything In between.”  Part 1 & 2 were posted earlier.  I go into how to let go of limiting beliefs about yourself and how to honor your body and love yourself through the power of affirmations.

In part 3 we will review how to eat intuitively while reconnecting with your body.

A diet full of quality calories will trump a diet full of no calories “aka - restriction.” Depriving yourself of food does NOT work.  I’ve seen it backfire with multiple clients as well as myself.  It causes binge eating and may even trigger negative thoughts that can lead to depression. “Diet” is a long-term lifestyle; it doesn’t mean you completely change your eating habits temporarily. “Diet” is simply whole natural foods which contain all the nutrients your body needs to stay thrive. Crash diets deprive your body of basic nutrients it needs to...

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How to Love Yourself Fat, Skinny & Everything In between. - Part 2

mindset Jan 22, 2020

I’m continuing my series on “How to Love Yourself Fat, Skinny & Everything In between.”  Part 1 was posted a week ago.  I go into how to let go of limiting beliefs about yourself.

 In part 2 we will look at strategies on how to honor your body and love yourself through the power of affirmations. This is a follow up to a blog I posted a few weeks ago “Why I Say 5 Affirmations Every Morning.”

Have you ever thought about the type of people and things you attract? Your mindset is as important as food when it comes to finding happiness. When you think positively, you attract positive things. You will become a happiness “magnet!”  On the other hand, having a negative approach towards life like dismissing yourself or emanating negative thought will attract bad things.  Don’t you agree that assholes attract assholes and at one point in their lives they affected by bad karma :)

Now more than ever do I believe...

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How to Head into the Day Feeling On-Track

wellness Jan 22, 2020

How to Head Into the Day Feeling On-track

Do you often feel frazzled 10 minutes after waking up? You check email and get anxious, you check the calendar and get anxious, ugh, so much to do, so little time.  Your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. To help conquer the day try partaking in a morning ritual routine. 

  1. Plan the night before. (ok, I know it’s not a morning ritual) But, you have 2 choices: start your morning calm and pre-planned, or start by running around like a wild cat - pure chaos.  Before going to bed, set out your clothes (including workout clothes :) set out products you use, pack the essentials including lunch, and make sure your shoes have their match and are waiting by the door - YES!!! (please let me I’m not the only one)
  2. Wake up immediately. You snooze, you lose. Always wake up the instant you hear the alarm.  Five minutes of extra sleep is doing nothing but having you lie there wondering what you have to do. It also...
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How to Love Yourself Fat, Skinny & Everything In between. - Part 1

mindset Jan 22, 2020

This is going to sound weird…but when people say things like “You’re too skinny.” or “Why don’t you eat a piece of meat.” Or “You need some fat on your bones.”  I feel SUPER uncomfortable! Mainly because I really don’t know how to respond. 

I probably eat more times a day than the average person.  I probably consume more food in volume than the average person.  Yet, I’m constantly told I don’t eat enough, and I don’t know what sugar tastes like.  Um, HELLO – I’m human too!  Let’s set the record straight, I could easily sit down to a jar of peanut butter and chocolate chips and finish the whole jar if I made time to escape life long enough to do so, lol!

A healthy, toned body is a hard-won goal, and worth loving, but it can be hard to love yourself amidst an onslaught of critics trying to derail you. You can learn to love yourself and boost your self-esteem...

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How to Energize Your Morning Meetings

wellness Jan 22, 2020

How to Energize Your Morning Meetings

As a busy professional working mom it’s important to consume food every 2-3 hours to control our blood sugar.  If the body goes without food too long, it will add additional stress to the already stressed out body and start raising the hormone levels.

Since your chaotic lifestyle starts the minute you roll out of bed making a superfood breakfast bowl is a great way to calm your body before your schedule goes sideways.  Making a smoothie bowl is quite simple.  All you need is a blender, fruit, veggies, grains and a little liquid. Here are some healthy options for your next superfood breakfast. 

Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

It may seem weird having a smoothie with pumpkin, but it actually contains the perfect texture and just enough sweetness to make this a filling and healthy breakfast bowl.

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • Blend and serve in bowl. For toppings,...
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