Posts tagged with "being present"

How you can use meditation to change your life

Posted August 7, 2015 in meditation, being present, stress relief and 5 more

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Have you ever tried meditating?

If the idea of sitting in silence with your own thoughts seems scary, crazy, weird, etc., hear me out. Meditation is actually an effective treatment for stress, anxiety, worry, relationship issues and more. It can also help you tap into your creativity and intuition, and help you stay more focused on every day tasks.

Studies have shown that meditation actually helps preserve your brain, diminishes a wandering mind, reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, improves concentration and attention and improves mood and well-being (source).

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12 Days of Self-Care Challenge

Posted December 8, 2015 in self-care, holidays, healthy living and 3 more


While there are so many things that make this time of year wonderful - holiday parties, twinkling lights, wrapping gifts, baking goodies - the holidays can also be a bit stressful.

Our calendars are full of shopping dates, holiday events and so much more. 

I'm definitely feeling a bit stressed this year as I'm already working on big projects for the new year. I know you'll all have big goals for 2016, and I'm working on some exciting things in my health coaching business! 

But that stress can make it challenging to enjoy all the little things that happen during the holidays. This is one of my biggest struggles…being present. I'm a list maker, a dreamer, a goal setter and a doer, so I'm constantly thinking about what's to come. However, I know I'm sometimes missing out on the now.

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Sometimes You Need to Fall Before You Can Fly

Posted December 9, 2015 in self-care, weight gain, weight loss and 6 more


Today's post is very personal. But I hope that sharing my journey will inspire, motivate and encourage you to begin putting yourself first for your own health and happiness. So here I go…

I have gained 10 pounds.

As you know from reading this blog, I eat healthy most of the time and indulge occasionally, and I workout most days of the week. So how did this happen?

Well, I am stressed, exhausted, overwhelmed and overworked. Tears are welling in my eyes as I type this. I'm so emotional about writing those words because over the past year I have been trying to do ALL the things, and I'm finally realizing that I can't. 

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How to eat mindfully during the holidays

Posted November 22, 2016 in healthy eating, mindful eating, mindfullness and 5 more

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Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present, according to Psychology Today. Being mindful means you observe your thoughts, feelings and body without judgment. 

When it comes to food, we often eat mindlessly, not thinking about how our body feels, what our emotions are or even what our food tastes like. We rehash the past, beating ourselves up over eating "bad" foods. Or we focus on the future and what we can and can't eat. 

Eating mindfully allows us to tune into what we're experiencing in the present moment. It allows us to savor the food we eat, notice how our body feels before, during and after we eat, and release the judgment we have about ourselves when it comes to food choices. 

Practicing mindful eating can be especially helpful during the holidays, a time that can bring up feelings of shame about food and our bodies. 

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It's My Birthday!

Posted May 1, 2017 in birthday, personal development, health coach and 5 more

Today is my 34th birthday! I love using my birthday as a time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the coming year.

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I love birthdays! 

Birthdays are like the new year in my book. It's a time to look back at the past year and take some time to set new goals and intentions for the coming year. 

I also think it's a time to really celebrate. I always take a vacation day from work, and spend the day doing exactly what I want. I'm also a fan of giving yourself a birthday week or a birthday month!

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