Your Happiness Matters

As I sit here and write on an early weekday morning, I can’t help but share the message that taking care of yourself should always be your number one priority. We find value in helping others but I feel a lot of us do not take the time to help ourselves. If you help yourself first, you will be able to better serve others. That’s a win-win to me.

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Start Living, Not Existing

When I was going through my dieting phase, I literally thought about food all day (and not in a good way). I thought about every little ingredient that went into the recipes I tried. I thought about every calorie and macronutrient that I planned on consuming that day and the timing of it all. I’m not kidding when I say that it also took me all weekend to meal plan and prep.

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Taking Care of Number One

Girl, last week was insane for me.  I have to say, it was probably the most stressful week I've had in a really long time.  I was so incredibly busy that my self-care routine went completely out the window.  My main focus last week was getting enough sleep so I could get through my hectic schedule.  My self-care was non-existent and I found myself in a funk by the end of the week.

Lesson learned.

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Can You Have Food Freedom?

So my last post was all about eating delicious foods at new restaurants.  This post is all about juice cleansing, the complete opposite!  Continue on though, I promise it is worth the quick read.

Even though I am all about #foodfreedom, I have to avoid gluten and dairy for digestive reasons.  In high school, I was diagnosed with IBS and the only thing that helped was changing my diet and learning how to deal with stress.  From high school to my mid 20's, I ate very little dairy and significantly reduced my sugar intake.  About a year ago, I found out gluten was not working for me either.  I remember one week I was extremely tired, my brain was foggy, and my stomach started getting IBS cramps again.  I thought to myself, "Oh heck no, ain't nobody got time for that!"  

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Stop Making Excuses

I have been a holistic health coach for almost a year now and have started my own business coaching clients, writing, and speaking.  Before I started my own business, I had many excuses that held me back from getting started.  Below are the most common excuses that we make when it comes to starting something new.  Check in with yourself this week and see which excuse you are constantly making.  How can you shift your mindset this week so that you are taking more actions instead of making more excuses?

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