Dive into my best tips for sustainable weight loss, vibrant health, and unstoppable body confidence.
Raise your hand if this has happened to you...
You head into the holidays intent on maintaining the healthy habits you've been working on over the last 9 months.
You know how to make healthier treats, you've been practicing moderation, and you're excited to finally make it to the New Year without an extra 10 pounds of fluff around your midsection.
And then... you visit your family.
You walk in the door and before you've set your suitcase down your mom is pinching the skin on your hips asking if...
For years I've said that the negative emotions and experiences we don't process and release get stored in the body. Sometimes as fat, sometimes as illness, sometimes as injury.
It always sounded 'woo woo' when it came out of my mouth, but finally I've discovered a book that scientifically backs up this intuition.
'The Body Keeps the Score' by Bessel Van Der KolK, MD, is one of the most comprehensive books I've ever read on trauma, how it affects the brain and body, and how to heal...
"When you're not used to being confident, confidence feels like arrogance.
When you're used to being passive, assertiveness feels like aggression.
When you're not used to getting your needs met, prioritizing yourself feels selfish. Your comfort zone is not a good benchmark." - @cosmicteaholisticshop
A friend shared this quote with me recently and boy did it hit close to home.
I've been a passive people-pleaser most of my life, and while I've spent years working through that in therapy, my limits have been...
For most of us, the 'new normal' we're all trying to adapt to is tough. For those who are natural-born people-pleasers... it's a freaking nightmare.
Boundaries don't exist at work anymore so you work longer hours. You're on mom/teacher duty 24/7. Your spouse may be asking you to take on more household chores. And basically everyone assumes you're home and available all the time.
With all of this going on, when you're at the beck and call of everyone around you and you feel too guilty to say no because they may...
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We've all been there, right?
You get that initial spark of motivation that comes from a new year, an upcoming beach vacation, or a spark of an amazing idea.
And then you go to work on your gym habit, or you start the diet, or you start heavily researching how to launch that Etsy shop or how to publish your own book.
You're energized by your new goal and are sprinting towards the possibilities your future holds.