I gotta be real with you. It sometimes still triggers me to see so many people broadcasting their diets and over-the-top workout plans all over social media. The Daniela you might have met five years ago would have ranted about how oppressive it is to women (it's actually oppressive to a whole lot more people than … Continue reading Why aren’t we talking about HOLISTIC health more?
It's kinda messed up, right? Most of America is in an abusive relationship with dieting. We know they're not good for us, but they tempt us with their promises of "This time will be different," so we run lovingly back into their arms only to be disappointed all over again. So why do we do it? … Continue reading Why do we keep going on diets even though we know they don’t work?
“Growth is the only evidence of life.” John Henry Newman • Whether growing a garden or personal growth, spring seems like a natural time to reconnect with our goals. What do you value? How can you grow that value so that you live that truth daily? Energy flows where attention goes, so if you aren't … Continue reading Grow Your Values
Diets implicitly teach us that we cannot trust our intuition – that our food choices aren’t good enough – that we are not enough. But when we stop coming from a place of body shaming or wanting to fit a cultural idea of beauty, freedom becomes empowering rather than glutenous. I used to gorge myself … Continue reading The #1 Reason Why You Should Ditch The Diet FOR GOOD.
Back in July, I shared the importance of routines and my morning and evening version with you but since life is much busier in the cooler months, I thought an update would be helpful to inspire you to check back in with your routines. Current Morning Routine: 1 minute body scan (gotta keep it short … Continue reading My Routines: Winter 2019
This time of year is notoriously challenging because let's be real: it's hard to stay on the health bandwagon! Every kind of treat available seems to appear with intense frequency and there's little time to hit the gym the way you normally do. So what's the trick? How do you survive the holidays without sabotaging … Continue reading Fall Into Healthy Habits
Stress is a complex emotion. It's actually more than an emotion. It's a physiological response the body has to a stressor, and a stressor can be anything -- our bodies don't discriminate. Types of Stressors Whether it is a stressor we create in our minds (I don't have time to do all the things!), put … Continue reading Stress Basics: What you need to know to live your best life.
If you're anything like me, most mornings you hustle out the door so fast that you're lucky if you remember to grab the coffee you brewed for yourself. 🤦 Some mornings will be like that, and that, of course, is ok. That's life. But whenever possible, consciously starting our morning with a calming routine we've … Continue reading Why Are Routines So Important?
Since I was going on about the importance of a morning and evening routine in my last post, I figured it only fair to share what my summertime routine looks like (more about winter months here). I hope this inspires you to create a morning routine that energizes and an evening routine that relaxes you. … Continue reading My Routines: Summer 2019
Ever feel like affirmation practice was just not for you? Me too. But I'm an advocate now, and here's why.