I enjoy eating healthy. But there are days when I need some extra diet motivation. Days when sugar is just calling my name. Or on days when maybe I feel a little self sabotaging. And during these times, inspirational quotes can really save the day. The concept of inspirational quotes can seem totally sappy. I think of the cliche cat hanging on to the tree branch, with the words “hang in there!” … [Read more...] about Amazing Inspirational Quotes For Emotional Eating & Weight Loss
Happiness is something we all want. I mean, we can have all these lofty goals and aspirations. But in the end, doesn’t it all come down to being happy? The simple things are the ones that matter. So lately I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness. I used to think that being happy happened when life went well. And if life wasn’t going well, I had good reasons to be unhappy. But the older I get, … [Read more...] about Happiness: 15 Magical Ways to Get it and Keep it
I often talk about my personal struggle in losing weight in my teens and early 20s. I went up and down on the scale and did destructive things to my body. And I went through horrible periods of deprivation that left me feeling empty. And the worst part i that this deprivation didn’t lead to anything lasting. I was so frustrated. I changed my pattern when I changed my attitude. And the biggest … [Read more...] about How to Drop Pounds Eating Food You Love
As a young person, I had this ideal of how my body should be. Gosh, if only I had Jennifer Aniston’s perfect straight Rachel cut. Maybe if I had the perfect curves of Cindy Crawford. Or perhaps if was super skinny like Jennie Garth. (OK, I’m definitely dating myself here!) But instead, I was left with a flawed body image. My flawed body image told me constantly that I was unattractive. That … [Read more...] about How I Improved My Flawed Body Image
I woke up this morning filled with dread. Today was a running day. I’d promised myself that I’d go for a run today no matter what. And while my brain said, “great idea”, my body was like “OH HELL NO”! And so the question came up. How can I fake motivation before I feel it for reals? I’m not a natural athlete. But this year I’ve been so consistent with my workouts. In fact, I dare say I’ve been … [Read more...] about How You Can “Fake” Your Way To Achieving Your Goals!
Keeping a journal can create an emotional release. But it can also help create physical healing. Because whatever goes on in your mind has a direct impact on your internal organs. Want better digestion? Less severe seasonal allergies? Trying to drop those last 10 (or more) pounds? Journal writing can be as influential as what you eat, the supplements you take or what you put on your … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Journal Writing Keeps You Skinny, Sexy & Stress-Free
As a diet and emotional eating coach, my clients often come to me mourning their previous failures. And defeat can be overwhelming and painful. You very well may be terrified to try again because of a past failure. But I'm gonna say something that might make you a little nervous. You should be proud of your failures. You should wear them like a badge of honor. Because failure is a very … [Read more...] about Failure & How To Do It Successfully
My Reason to Hike Things that I crave in no particular order: the beach, rolling hills and calmness outside the bustle of my normal city life. The great think about hiking? It enables me to experience all three (though maybe not all at the same time!) Let's get one thing straight. I'm a health and diet coach who helps you heal your relationship with food. I'm certainly not a natural athlete. I … [Read more...] about Hiking: The Adventure Begins Here!
The Power In Keeping Your Brain Happy Let's get real for a second. You might know me as a health coach. And I do have a Masters degree in holistic nutrition. But I'm just an everyday person. I'm a sugar addict. My favorite food group is bread. I love pizza. And the idea of lifting weights at the gym makes me feel completely blah. I'm prone to carry too much stress. And I can easily work too much … [Read more...] about Make Your Dieting Brain Happy Again!
During this time of year, everyone talks of giving thanks. But one of the greatest gifts of the season, is taking the lesson of gratitude and finding ways to implement them into your everyday life. I'll admit it. I can get so caught up with the rush of things that I can be neglectful of the gifts I'm given daily. But taking the time to express thanks and gratitude is one of the best ways to not … [Read more...] about Gratitude Expressions for 365 Days of Thanks