Our current cultural climate leads us to believe weight is the enemy, but any good wellness coach knows there's more to it. Let's break it down.
Ever notice how you can be showered with compliments all day long, but when you receive one negative comment, you find you can't stop obsessing about it? This is your negativity bias taking the driver's seat. It's not a bad thing as you'll see in today's exercise, but if it is the only lens you see the world through, you're probably not going to be a ton of fun to be around.
My Story When I started cooking for myself, I totally f**ked it up. 😬 After living exclusively off lean cuisines in college, the pendulum swung in the complete opposite direction post grad: I tried to meticulously plan a gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner each and every day of the week. I traded the joy of … Continue reading Leaving Stress & Overwhelm Behind: The Kitchen Edition
Marie Kondo's method for tidying up is sweeping the nation and is the source of inspiration for today's gratitude prompt: What's a recent purchase that has sparked joy? Cultivate gratitude for your good fortune -- large or small.
"You must carve out a moment to yourself every single day." The first time I heard that statement I thought yeah, right. I couldn't possibly squeeze another ounce out of my day without feeling completely drained, and I was already feeling tired all the time. Turns out, that's exactly the reason why I needed to hold myself accountable to build in self-care everyday.
If you're like most people, you're busy. And when you're busy, you need food fast because, well, you've been busy. So how do you eat healthy while living your best life? It all comes down to understanding your options for healthy eating on-the-go.
No matter what you read on the internet, there’s no one way to achieve health, but the first step to determining what will work for you is to figure out why you want to be healthier in the first place.
Being busy can be healthy, but being “too busy” isn't. Being active and engaged and inspired, yes that’s healthy too. Being drained, overwhelmed and stressed out is not. It’s a fine line and most of us have crossed over it. Today being too busy causes people to feel less connected, creates children who are stressed at young ages and fosters a world where we feel spiritually, emotionally and physically “off”. We feel all this, yet we don’t do anything about it. Or, at least, don’t think we can.
Have you ever noticed that when you love to do something, you don’t spend time trying to figure out how you’re going to fit it into your schedule? Fitness is no different.
One way to reaffirm our goals is by repeating affirmations either through writing or speaking them aloud. The trick? You have to believe what you’re saying.