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Real talk about my self care journey

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Real talk about my self care journey

I need to be real with you for a minute, and it involves self care. When I used to think about self care, I imagined all of the woo woo, meditation, sitting - lotus - style while gongs play in the background.....that just wasn't me. That was what I used to think about self care. That was before I knew how to take care of myself.  The truth is, I feel a bit sorry for the girl I used to be. I had no idea how to talk to myself, care for myself or value myself in the way I...

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How to Beat the Seasonal Blues

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How to Beat the Seasonal Blues

I don't know if you are anything like me, but I have always been 'affected' by the winter months; namely, the lack of sunlight and Vitamin D, the shorter days and the cold...the gray, well, it just brings me down a bit. At least, that's how it used to be. A few years ago, I really took control of my own health, to the degree that I have any control, and my wellbeing, which includes how I choose to FEEL every day of every season. Since there are actual physical changes that happen to our bodies, including brain chemistry issues,...

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Finding your Tribe

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Finding your Tribe

One of the biggest, most impactful lessons I have learned in my health journey the last few years is this: Who you surround yourself with is one of the factors leading to the person you become. What do I mean by this? It's simple really, but sometimes it takes time to figure it out, and that's okay, because experience is also a valuable teacher. The fact is, if you are surrounded by people - friends, colleagues, acquaintances or whatever the group of influencers in your life happens to consist of - who are negative, condescending, not encouraging, who are not concerned...

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7 Ways Planning, Organizing and Decluttering Led to Better Self Care in 2018

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7 Ways Planning, Organizing and Decluttering Led to Better Self Care in 2018

2018 has been a year of redesigning my life. It really has. Today, I wanted to share one of the unexpected changes I made that has probably had one of the biggest impacts on how I feel every day. Disclaimer: I have never, ever been good at planning or even using a calendar or planner. I may even have been known to have 5 planners going at once without ever looking at a single one with any kind of consistency. What I lacked in effort, I made up for in intention and constant overwhelm. That said,  with the amount of...

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How I maintain my fitness routine during the holiday season

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How I maintain my fitness routine during the holiday season

Fitness during the busy-ness of the holiday season can be tricky for four reasons: it's cold outside, it gets dark so early (for many of us), we're prepping for the holidays, and it's just easy to make excuses. This year, I am not letting any of those reasons stop me from keeping up with my health and wellness routine, and I'll tell you why I feel so confident in making that declaration. It is simply because I have committed to one year of building myself up, getting stronger physically, and improving my hormonal, emotional and physical health. So far I have stuck to...

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