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...
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...
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!