We were talking about this in Culinary Confidence yesterday, and I had this lightbulb moment: Everyone needs access to this information! So here's the SparkNotes version...It seems counterintuitive, but it's true: Dieting is one of the primary reasons why people's weight climbs despite their best intentions, and it's not the product of failed willpower. How Dieting … Continue reading If you want to gain weight, diet.
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
Routines? Rituals? Isn't it all just semantics? Short Answer: Kind of. And to be completely honest with you, I don't care what you call it. What matters most is the intention behind what you're doing. Let's break it down. When I'm talking to clients about their routines, they usually bring up mindless acts - the things they "go through … Continue reading From Ritual To Routine: Making The Mundane Mindful
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
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
It never feels like it in the moment, but failure is really a friend worth celebrating as long as we remember that really great friends will challenge us.