Many of my students are seniors in high school waiting to hear back from their early decision schools this month. When we chatted during the week, they told me how uncomfortable it was to talk to relatives at holiday parties about where they’ve applied and if they’ve been accepted or rejected. We all have sensitive subjects that we don’t want to talk about especially in a public setting. Today, I’m sharing my advice for when someone brings up a touchy topic!
Today I’m sharing what I learned from Taylor Swift about #squadgoals with my best friend, McKenzie. When there’s a lot going on during the holiday season we can get caught up in what everyone else is doing. McKenzie is one of my biggest supports and today we’re chatting about it!
My sister is my BFF. She constantly keeps me real and always has me laughing. When we were out to dinner the other night she told me her mac and cheese theory. It’s so good and totally relates to back-to-school, so I obviously had to share. Hope you enjoy the advice as much as I do!
Embarrassment. I brought this up in my Group Mentoring a couple weeks ago and it sparked a really great conversation with my students. We try to avoid embarrassment at all cost, but it really holds us back. In this video I share my biggest trick for getting over embarrassment and why we need to be super careful about how we internalize it.
I’m so excited to share a video I made with my students back in April. I wanted to take away any nerves when it came to starting the Modern Mentor Program by having the girls be the ones to explain it. If you’ve ever been apprehensive about trying a group I hope this helps! Thank you to all the girls who participated and big thanks to LoYa in Summit for use of their BEAUTIFUL space! I feel very grateful!
Going to your parents for advice can sometimes be hard, but I know from experience that if you open up to them they can actually be a big help. Plus, they really want to hear from you! Today, I’m sharing helpful tips for talking to your parents or anyone you’re thinking of going to for advice.
Back to school after the holiday break is always rough, but winter classes mean the possibility of snow days. For me, snow days are always about baking (or making pancakes) or both and I wanted to share a healthier version of doughnuts. These are made like muffins, but roll them in cinnamon sugar and yum… doughnuts!
Makes 24 mini donuts holes
1 ½ cups almond flour
pinch of salt
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 TBS coconut oil
2 TBS honey
2 large eggs
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 mashed banana
(I threw a handful of dark chocolate chips in my second batch because I had some to use!)
Mini muffin tin
Cinnamon Sugar (I used coconut sugar) for rolling
Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine almond flour, salt baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice then add the coconut oil, honey, eggs, pumpkin and banana until smooth.
Grease the mini-muffin pan (I used a tiny bit of coconut oil) and spoon in batter.
Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Happy holidays, Modern Mentees! What are you going to be up to? I’m excited to hang with my family, eat delicious food, catch up on sleep… and Netflix! I wanted to share today’s topic because it’s something I’m personally working on. I find, especially during the holidays, that we’re so so so busy and looking forward to lots of things that we totally forget the present moment. The present moment is so important because it’s really all we have! Check out today’s video to help you celebrate the average day.