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3 Secrets to Looking & Feeling Ageless

We all have parts of our body that we don’t particularly like.

I remember when I was a little girl I taped my ears back because I didn’t want them to stick out like my dad’s (sorry dad!) When I was eight, I distinctly recall an adult telling me that I was going to be pretty when I grew up.

So guess what? At that moment, I formed a belief that I wasn’t pretty, and when I got older I would be pretty. So, I couldn’t wait to grow up! But the problem was that no matter how much I aged, I never had that feeling. I would look back at pictures and think, "Wow I was pretty then!" But I still never felt that way in the present moment. As I aged, I would only see flaws and regret not appreciating my youth.

The truth is, I struggled with body shame and low self-esteem for many years. I was confident and determined on the outside, yet insecure on the inside. This caused me to dive into self-help books, striving for achievement and success to find...

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8 Ways to Feel Less Tired (That Actually Work)

Are you tired of feeling tired?

Just thinking about being tired is exhausting.

And, trying to find ways to feel more energetic can feel like an impossible task.

Especially if you're experiencing any menopause symptoms like hot flashes, weight gain, moodiness and restless nights. Oh, and not to mention all the other daily tasks that drain your time and energy, such as family, work, and community obligations.

At the end of the day, it’s no wonder you don’t feel like cooking!

I can remember feeling so overwhelmed,  struggling to be superwoman when I really felt like crawling back into bed. In the afternoon, I would grab a Starbucks to give me a quick pick-me-up to power through.

Ultimately, I felt incredibly busy, but not very productive (let alone fulfilled). I would feel tired all evening, but then when it was time to go to bed, I'd get a burst of energy and couldn’t sleep. The next morning, after hitting the snooze button, I'd...

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10 Creative Ways to Bring Self-Love into Your Life

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, February 14th can be a great reminder to slow down and give ourselves more compassion, love, and even a little sexiness.

If you're single like me, then it can be a day that constantly reminds you that you are not in a relationship. If you're reducing your sugar intake, then chocolate is everywhere–– mocking you in the face. Perhaps you just lost a loved one and everywhere you turn, you are reminded of your loss. Or maybe you’re in a romantic relationship and you have the pressure of finding the perfect gift or date, or the disappointment when it doesn't turn out as planned. 

Whatever your circumstance, it’s easy to let social media, commercials, and shopping malls make you feel inferior. While you may feel alone with these feelings, there are many others in the same situation as you. 

So, how do you enjoy Valentines without boycotting it or allowing it to make you feel less-than? I invite...

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Feeling bloated? Here's how I reset my gut.

“It's a holiday weekend–– next week I'm going to start losing the weight...” 

“I think I might try out that diet my friend told me about...”

“I'm feeling super bloated lately, I think I need to go on a cleanse again...”

“Maybe I will call that weight loss company that sends out the packaged food…”

Is this you? 

Are the words “diet” and “weight loss” in your head, on repeat?

Do you look at some foods as GOOD or BAD?

Do you promise yourself when you look in the mirror that tomorrow will be the day?

And what usually happens? Well, tomorrow never really shows up. So here is the good news for you – forget tomorrow; TODAY is your day!

Whether you have a birthday, holiday, or special occasion THE TRUTH IS—THERE WILL NEVER BE A PERFECT DAY TO START.

But, what if you didn’t HAVE to be PERFECT? What if you could hit the RESET button every day you choose?

If...

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7 Steps to Releasing Emotional and Physical Pounds

All over the world, women struggle with their weight.

Years pass by and as those unwanted extra pounds continue to pile on, and you ask yourself— will anything ever work for me?

You try the latest diets, detox teas, exercise routines… Some of them worked, some of them didn't— but at the end of the day, nothing lasted forever and you're still not happy with your weight.

Have you ever considered that the secret to losing weight – permanently – is within you?

Now I am NOT suggesting that you beat yourself up even more than you already have. In fact, what I'm calling for— is exactly the opposite. 

Let me explain— because I know this sounds simplistic, and perhaps a little "woo-woo."

By learning how to truly love yourself (which is no small feat, btw), you unlock your hidden potential not only to lose weight permanently but embrace the life of your dreams.

What? How? Really? 

Because when we are in a state of self-compassion, we...

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7 Foods to Naturally Balance Your Hormones

Did you know that you can balance your hormones with food? This can help reduce uncomfortable symptoms of perimenopause & menopause while building your bones, collagen, and other essential nutrients that help you feel better as you move into a new season in life. In the blog post below, I’m going to show you exactly how to do this through yummy, wholesome food. 

The truth is, perimenopause and menopause can be uncomfortable, scary and downright annoying. Especially when it’s happening to your body, and seems to come out of nowhere. You hear other women complain about not sleeping, having hot flashes, uncontrollable cravings, feeling bloated and crazy mood swings, and you think you have avoided the dreaded menopause because you feel fine!

And then you start to notice that you’re no longer sleeping very wellyou snap at your kids more often, you feel tired at all the wrong times, and overall you just...

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How to Overcome Distractions & Stay Focused on Your Goals

So you just committed to a brand new goal. Congratulations! Now, how do you stay FOCUSED until you achieve it?

Whether it’s a healthy diet, exercise or new routine, I encourage you to FIRST spend a moment celebrating your big move and positive intentions.

Making any kind of REAL change in our lives is no small feat.

So after you’ve thoroughly patted yourself on the back, its time to create a game plan for overcoming all the obstacles you’re probably going to face.

Because you know what the truth is?

Obstacles are inevitable.

As Steven Pressfield says in his bestselling book The War of Art:

“The more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That’s why we feel so much Resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there’d be no Resistance.” 

 

In other words,...

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3 Tips to Own Your Voice

Uncategorized Dec 05, 2018

As women, many of us are subconsciously holding ourselves back from success because of the language we use— with ourselves, and with others. Below are 3 shifts we can consciously make in our speech to be empowered and more able to command anything we desire.

Do you feel misalignment between your worth and your reality? 

Do you have a pile of empowerment books next to your bed, but can’t seem to “own your voice” in front of your boss, at an important meeting, or at a cocktail party?

It could be because you’re not valuing your words.

The words that come out of your mouth have a great deal of power over the way that others perceive you – and how you perceive yourself.

Words can empower OR disempower you.

They can build you up, providing energy and inspiring others. Or they can drag you down, draining your energy and making you seem insecure and untrustworthy.

We develop our speech patterns so early on that a lot of...

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Weight Loss for Women Over 40: 5 Steps To Success

The older we get, the more difficult it can be to lose weight naturally. Our metabolism can slow down, our less-than-healthy habits can become ingrained, and our hormonal imbalances can trigger intense cravings, stress, and emotional eating. 

Whether you’re looking to lose those stubborn 10 to 20 pounds or to lose a significant amount of weight, the success of your weight loss journey greatly depends on how you prepare for it.

In my years as a weight loss coach, I’ve discovered that, contrary to popular belief, losing weight is not just about food choices and exercising.

To create true, long-lasting results, women need to change their lives in every way. It is not only about what you eat – it’s also about how you think and how you feel.

Every journey starts with the first step. If you are ready to truly change your life for the better and finally release that extra weight that’s been holding you down for too long, here...

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Is Gluten Free Healthier? How To Know If You Should Eat Gluten Free

 It seems like there's a gluten-free version of everything these days. Should you be eating gluten-free too? Is it healthier? Check out some common myths, as well as a few helpful tips to know if you're gluten-free below. 

Truth #1

Over the past 9 years, the number of Americans going gluten-free has TRIPLED

Does this mean that more people becoming gluten intolerant? Are they just realizing how uncomfortable they feel after eating certain foods? Or has it just become so over-marketed that people think "gluten-free" means "healthy."

Either way, it’s led to the production of a TON of new “gluten-free” products like gluten-free bread, cereal, pasta, pizza, bagels, muffins, and more.

Myth #1

“Gluten-Free” means “healthy"

Not true. It just means that it does not contain any wheat, spelt, barley or rye.

Don’t get me wrong— there is a place for gluten-free products....

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