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5 Tips to Create a Schedule that Works for You

 

Having a plan can make all the difference in the world.

The weeks that I don’t have any food prepped, or my projects aren't broken down into actionable steps, are the weeks when I feel stressed, overwhelmed, and unproductive. These are the times that, if you were to look at me, you'd see someone very busy— but not fulfilled, and certainly not calm.

Can you relate?

I’ve spent hours reading books and taking courses on organization so I could increase my productivity and my happiness. The problem was I would never stick to the plan. I would start it and then I would eventually quit. I would come up with all kinds of justified reasons aka excuses.

Ultimately, I discovered that I had a belief that if I did block scheduling, I would lose my freedom. I thought would be put in a box and never have any flexibility or time for fun. 

This was my belief and that's why no matter how hard I tried with whatever new planner or system I could find, I could never...

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10 Gifts to Give Yourself This Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, & it's a perfect time to look at ways we can decrease stress and find opportunities to pamper ourselves. 

As moms, we're taught to juggle:

    • our career

 

  • our family
  • our relationships
  • cleaning and managing the household
  • providing meals for the family
  • our family's health
  • social functions and responsibilities

It's like the more we “do,” the better moms we are....

Step 1. Identify your stress

Social media is flooded with moms volunteering at their kid’s school, starting up home-based businesses, making creative snacks for their kids' lunches and taking care of elderly parents... Oh, and behind the scenes, they're the primary health care decision makers for the family.

It’s no wonder that women are more likely to experience emotional and physical stress than men!

And, one of the ways that we manage stress is through eating.

In my new book, Love Yourself Healthy, I talk about how eating healthy...

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Hush Your Inner Chatter... and Listen

How many times do we think about making a change, but never quite get around to it?

For many of us, the changes we've been wanting to make have been staring us in the face for YEARS. But life gets in the way. Kids happen, crises occur, and our goals get sidelined over and over again.

And listen, all of these obstacles are very real— but with the right tools, you can learn to move through them with ease.

One of one of the most life-changing struggles we can ever conquer is learning how to manage our thoughts.

I know it's not easy.

With our lives spinning faster each day, it’s easy to get lost in the constant inner chatter we have with ourselves, letting our thoughts run free like a pack of wild hyenas.

Most of us get to a point in which we don’t even identify destructive dialogues or take time to consider how our thoughts affect our mood, our mindset, our relationships and our lives.

Gaining clarity in our thoughts is one of the greatest gifts we can give...

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Change Your Story, Change Your Life

 

Do you ever feel like you’re too tired, too busy, too lazy to start doing what you know you need to do to lose weight and/or live the healthy life you want?

Your work demands too much, your kids don’t give you a break, your life is too chaotic. Maybe you’re too embarrassed about your weight or lack of experience to hit the gym; you just know people are laughing at you or making snide comments behind your back.

Here comes the truth: Whatever you tell yourself that keeps you from leading the healthy life you want is a lie.

In fact, most of the time outside factors play a very small role in limiting our ability to lead a healthy life.

The stories we tell ourselves shape our perception of ourselves, our reality and set our limitations.

You become what you believe.

We are the stories we tell ourselves.

Our perception of our experience, not the experience per se, shape how we see the world and the place we choose for ourselves in it.

And it’s not just...

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3 Secrets to Healthy Weight Loss— Without Giving Up Wine or Chocolate

So many people believe that in order to achieve healthy weight loss, they have completely give up the things they love, their guilty pleasures like wine and chocolate

Well guess what:

I'm a transformational health coach, and I love dark chocolate, salty potato chips, and a good cabernet sauvignon.

Shocking, I know!

This "all or nothing" approach does nothing but creates impossible standards that set us up for guilt, shame, and disappointment. 

Here are my top 3 secrets to a healthy, balanced lifestyle:

1. The 80/20 Rule

A lot of people think that in order to be healthy, you have to aim to eat perfectly 100% of the time.

But in my training and experience, it's more like an 80/20 rule. 

80% of the time I try to eat seasonal, mostly plant-based whole food meals that nourish my body.

20% of the time I don't worry about what I'm eating and I just enjoy life.

80% of the time I try to eat home cooked food.

20% of the time I order whatever I want!

Limiting ourselves...

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Magical Maca Chocolate Cookie Recipe (Video)

Looking for a quick and healthy chocolate cookie recipe? You've come to the right place. After decades of research, I've finally found the recipe of my dreams. These cookies take 10 minutes to make, they taste phenomenal and they contain 2 superfood ingredients that are great for releasing stress, balancing hormones, and improving mental clarity. All of that in a little cookie— magic huh?!

But first, I have a confession to make.

My life's a bit of a contradiction. I'm a healthy lifestyle coach who promotes home-cooked meals, but trust me, I'm no Martha Stewart. I'm a woman on-the-go! I rarely have much time to spend in the kitchen, so I have to strategize so I can get my cooking done in little to no time. After years and years, I've finally got it down to a Rolodex of recipes that are ACTUALLY simple, ACTUALLY delicious, TRULY healthy, and FOOLPROOF. 


If you want access to 28 days worth of healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes, CLICK HERE to learn more about...

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