Self Love

Behind the Scenes: 3 (Surprising) Things That Make My Wellness Practice Work

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Achieving Goals, Blog, Empowerment, Mindset, Self Acceptance, Self Love | 6 comments

Behind the Scenes: 3 (Surprising) Things That Make My Wellness Practice Work

Let me take you “behind the scenes” of my coaching and online teaching work and show you the 3 things that make my wellness practice possible. Not even successful, just possible. It’s not what you think. This isn’t about how organized I am or about some business tools I use. Although I have figured out some great tools and systems to make things happen! I recently shared my productivity tool, the Powerfully Productive Process, because I love sharing things with you that really work for your wellness practice and your life. This is the deeper stuff. Did you know there are actually 7 areas of...

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Overwhelmed? Scattered? The Truth About Navigating Life With Ease

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Achieving Goals, Blog, Changing Habits, Empowerment, Mindset, Overcoming Fears, Productivity, Self Acceptance, Self Love, Worry and Anxiety | 0 comments

Ever feel overwhelmed? When there are so many important things to attend to, you can wear yourself out trying to take care of everything and everyone — leaving you feeling scattered and exhausted. And often your own self care — and your hopes, and dreams — get bumped off your To Do list all together!  But don’t despair — everyone feels like they can’t keep up with their own life sometimes. That time is flying by and important goals always get put on the back burner.  And that feeling balanced and centered will never happen. I’ll let you in on a little secret:  the elusive feeling...

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Holding Your Center Through Crazy, Busy Times

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Blog, Mindset, Self Love | 2 comments

Holding Your Center Through Crazy, Busy Times

Election. Holidays. Family. Cold Weather. Overeating. Shopping. Crowds. Money Worries. Travel. Social Gatherings. Loneliness. Stress Anyone? Could you use a break from all the stressors in your life, and some tools to help you stay centered and sane? Give me two hours, at your convenience, and I’ll give you a free, online, mindfulness and meditation workshop where you will: Discover the 3 Essential Habits to help you stay centered, steady, and grounded Take the mystery out of how to start or refresh your meditation or mindfulness practice Get answers to your questions about meditation...

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[BLOG] Help For Post Election Distress

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Blog, Empowerment, Mindset, Overcoming Fears, Self Acceptance, Self Love, Worry and Anxiety | 0 comments

[BLOG] Help For Post Election Distress

Every client and student I’ve worked with since the election is dealing with some post election distress. It ranges from devastation at the election result, a family rift over political differences, fears for safety because of racial slurs and hate speech, anxiety over the uncertainties ahead, or simply media fatigue. If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, you’re not alone. No matter which candidate you supported, this election season and the turmoil it has unleashed, has taken a great toll on each of us, and our nation as a whole. I believe it’s important to recognize this fact and...

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3 Reasons Why Self Care Has To Come First

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Blog, Productivity, Self Love, Simplifying | 0 comments

3 Reasons Why Self Care Has To Come First

I got all fired up this week to add something new to my morning self care routine and it’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I can’t seem to add anything else and be really consistent about it. I feel pulled to get to the computer or clean something or whatever… anything but the walk, yoga, or quiet garden time I need. And by 3:00pm, I’m dragging my feet and my motivation and snacking decisions go all haywire. Enter potato chips or dark chocolate. Sneaky bastards. Can you relate? Why do I have so much more consistent motivation to help others, to do my work, or to do just about...

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What Fat Pants Have To Do With Self Love

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Blog, Self Acceptance, Self Love | 12 comments

What Fat Pants Have To Do With Self Love

I came across my fat pants the other day, while reorganizing my closet. You know what I’m talking about — those pants you had to get because all your other ones were too tight, choking you in the waist and riding up your… well, you get the picture, no need to go into the gory details.

We’ve all been there.

My fat pants, and some of my “regular” pants are a little big on me now, and it’s all because I bought the fat pants.

That’s right, buying the fat pants started the extra weight coming off!

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3 Sneaky Ways Your Inner Grinch Will Try To Steal Your Holiday

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Blog, Self Love | 0 comments

3 Sneaky Ways Your Inner Grinch Will Try To Steal Your Holiday

Just read How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, by Dr. Seuss, to my 5 year old Goddaughter recently. That silly Grinch hates The Whos in Whoville and wants to steal everything that makes Christmas, well, Christmas. And he does — or thinks he does — but he’s wrong about what Christmas really is, and about the Whos. Just like your Inner Critic, another wily Grinch, is wrong about YOU. 1. Your inner Grinch will try to make you think the holiday is about the trappings — the presents, decorations, and food — and that yours aren’t good enough. 2. Just like the Grinch tried to make his dog into a...

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My Life Lesson From The Little Drummer Boy… Plus A Free Gift

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Blog, Self Love | 0 comments

My Life Lesson From The Little Drummer Boy… Plus A Free Gift

I was in the mall last night. I know, surprising, since I’m all about shopping local. Well, I’d just had a routine mammogram (everything’s fine) and I felt like I needed a little treat. So I combined some holiday shopping with a little retail therapy and bought myself a shiny new top for New Year’s Eve. And I ran into a client, so that was also a treat! Walking around, and taking in the abundance, I realized I was feeling bad that I couldn’t make every sweet, innocent child’s holiday a beautiful one. Or even just get all the people I love the exact, most perfect gifts. And then I remembered...

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5 Top Tips For Thriving Through The Holidays

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Blog, Self Love | 0 comments

5 Top Tips For Thriving Through The Holidays

Remember and practice these 5 tips and have a better holiday season! 1. You may be able to do everything, just not all at once. It’s OK to say “No” to things, even long-held traditions, especially if you’re prioritizing what is most meaningful to you. And it’s really OK to ask for help. (The more the merrier!) 2. You can learn to let other people have their reactions to things and not fall apart over it — by learning to be present with your own feelings and respond rather than react. (More on that in a minute.) 3. You absolutely have permission to be human and to make mistakes. (Santa...

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The Critical Body Signal No One Is Talking About

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Blog, Self Love | 2 comments

The Critical Body Signal No One Is Talking About

Lately, several clients, ranging in age from 35 – 56, have mentioned something in passing that I know first hand to be a really important signal from the body, but which many women largely ignore. It’s hot flashes. Usually a client mentions, in passing, that they’re experiencing them, and it’s typically in conjunction with talking about how busy, stressed, worn down, stretched thin, and emotionally exhausted they are. This is not a coincidence. Prompted by gentle questioning, they reveal other signals, such as night sweats, foggy brain, impatience and irritability, thoughts of...

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