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?
Real Moment Monday: I saw this picture for the first time a couple months back and cried, and I cried because I thought this body was “bad”. But it’s not is it? It works so damn hard for me every single day, and I am genuinely grateful for that, but I still have these moments of irrational … Continue reading Health At Every Size: A Wellness Coach’s Perspective
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
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.
This time of year can be rough -- the holidays are over and the weather is bleak --- but a small shift in mindset can dramatically change the day's trajectory. And that isn't just some "turn that frown upside-down" bs either.
"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.
“YOU MUST CARVE OUT A MOMENT TO YOURSELF EVERY SINGLE DAY.” People have all sorts of reactions to this statement. From "that's selfish," to "I don't have time for that," we all have our reasons for avoiding the wisdom of the statement above. But if we carved out even just two minutes for ourselves each … Continue reading The Reality of Self-Care Routines
We are all teachers, and it doesn't matter if you teach kindergarten, at the police academy, or your children/younger family members at home: You have to stop. Stop worrying about the list of ceaseless to-dos and extra-curricular commitments. Just stop and breathe. When was the last time you did that and noticed you did -- noticed that you intentionally paused because you needed to stop giving and steal back a quick second for yourself?