Shhh. Today I’m sharing my biggest secret to staying healthy and it’s really so easy you’re going to wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. Everyone wants to look good for summer, but healthy habits are for life. This is especially important if you’re heading off to college soon (anyone want to avoid the freshmen 15?)!
Click play to learn how to stay healthy while eating all the foods you love:
Portion control isn’t about measuring out your food, restricting your intake or depriving yourself of the things you love. It’s being aware of how much you’re eating. Food is neither good nor bad. Food is fuel for your body and you NEED it! Everyday is going to be different. Somedays you’re going to need more fuel than others. Pay attention to when you’re hungry or full.
The biggest relationship you have in life is the one you have with yourself and that includes exploring your relationship to food. Get to know how much you’re eating. It’s all a lesson in self-discovery. Let go of the stress you have around food and start having fun getting to know yourself!
It’s finally starting to feel like spring where I’m from and for me that means cleaning out the old to make way for the new. As I moved from emptying my closet to cleaning out my beauty products I discovered I was having a hard time getting rid of the things I didn’t use. After struggling with what to keep and what to toss, I decided to explore why I was having such a problem!
Click play to learn what I found out about myself while I was spring cleaning.
When we take the time to look at different aspects of our life whether it be our closets, our makeup or bigger things like the relationships in our life, we learn a lot about ourselves. I want you to take this week to clean out just one drawer and see what comes up. What are your things saying about you? Where can you embrace yourself more? What can you let go of? The discoveries are endless!
Over the past couple months it seems like the world has been hit with one tragedy after another. These situations leave us feeling heavy, scared, vulnerable, but most of all helpless. When we feel like there’s nothing we can do we get disconnected. In today’s video I share how to reconnect when you feel really upset.
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How do you reconnect when you’re feeling really sad? Leave comments below sharing how you’ve helped someone else this week!
April is a big month in terms of acceptances! Students are hearing back from colleges, getting asked out to prom and applying to summer programs. When we put ourselves out there for an opportunity we risk getting rejected, but I’m here to tell you that even though it sucks in the moment rejection is actually kind of awesome.
Click Play to Learn Why Rejection is Really Awesome
It’s hard not to take rejection to heart, but I promise you it’s only a good thing. The opportunity that’s meant for you is far better than you could have imagined!
It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Easter or not, if you walk into any store there’s tons of candy all around tempting us into a sugar high! I’m all about healthy living and that means not depriving yourself of the things you love. Part of having your cake and eating it too is to make substitutions when you can so you enjoy a healthier treat. Candy is still candy, but when you make it yourself you know the ingredients that are going into it and can use portion control. Plus I love being in the kitchen! Dark chocolate peanut butter cups are one of my favorite candies so I decided to recreate my own. I used this recipe from the Sprouted Kitchen and substituted almond butter for peanut butter because that’s what I was craving.
Gooey melted chocolate!
This can get messy… Don’t wear white!
Make sure to press down the peanut butter mixture so that the chocolate on top dries flat.
I know! I shouldn’t take any kind of romantic cues from rom-coms, but I couldn’t help myself. This line was just too good!
Press play to find out the best relationship advice I ever got from a romantic comedy
We are told to push and make things happen when sometimes the best thing to do is let things flow. Whether you’re in the beginning, middle or end of a relationship, make sure you’re doing the things that make YOU happy. When you’re happy people can’t help but be attracted to you. People will come into your life; doors will open where you didn’t think there were any. Just remember you’re not responsible for anyone else’s happiness just as they’re not responsible for yours! Need help getting happy? I have a few happy tricks up my sleeve!
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Feeling a little low? You don’t have to let your bad mood take over your whole day. A small energetic shift can turn the volume up when you’re feeling less than your best. In this video I share the tricks I use to get out of a bad mood!
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You have the power to choose whether you stay in a bad mood or get out of it. Make the decision to get happy because happiness is an inside job. Dance around like a crazy person, laugh out loud, take some quiet time for yourself and get grateful for all the wonderful stuff you already have in your life. What do you do when you’re in a bad mood? Let me know in the comments below!
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Expectations. We all have them. We expect a situation to turn out a specific way. We expect others to act certain ways, do particular things, to fulfill certain needs for us and when they don’t, well, we get disappointed. The word “disappoint” is defined as “to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of.” Why are we using our time and brain power on wishing people would act certain ways?
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We have no control over what people do so why use your energy on it? Instead think about where your real power lies. You have the ability to control how you act and how you perceive a person or situation. In those moments where you feel let down by a friend, disappointed in a romantic partner or upset at a parent, remember that the only person you can change is yourself. Ask yourself, did my expectations of this person cause this discomfort? Expectations are super limiting. I wouldn’t want the pressure of living up to someone’s expectations of me so why would I put that on someone else?
It’s definitely that spring break time of year when every magazine is telling me how to “Lose 5 Pounds in 5 Days!” or “How to Fit into your Bikini in Time to Hit the Beach!” Let me save you the trouble and tell you that those quick fixes don’t work. Wouldn’t you want to feel great about your body all of the time?
I know that it’s not always easy to love your body. I’ve struggled with it especially as a dancer, but these tips I share have completely changed the way I think about how I look and that’s why I know they can work for you.
Click play to learn about the real way to get bikini ready in time for spring break.
As always self-love is a practice, which means some days will be easier than others, but focusing on your thoughts and actions can help you make a shift that you can stick with for the long run.