Why You Have to Love Yourself to Get the Things You Want

It all starts with loving yourself. Did you wince? Does self love make you uncomfortable? Does it feel vain and self- absorbed? Does the thought of looking into your own eyes in the mirror and saying "I love you" make you want to hurl? I get it, and I felt like this for a long…

What to Do When You Backslide on the Way to Your Goals

Perhaps you’re practicing mindful drinking and you slip up and drink your feelings and two bottles of wine. Maybe you’re working on loving yourself and you’re internal dialogue is rife with bullying all day long. You might be welcoming in healthy, loving relationships, and you decide to phone up your toxic ex. You’re trying to…

A Message and Reminder When Your Spirits are Down

It's ok to feel sad, tired, or worn out right now. It's ok if you're struggling, or if the days all seem to bleed together. It's ok if you can't always see the light at the end of the tunnel. The light is always there in the distance, but some days the fog makes it…

How to Make and Keep Your New Years Resolutions This Year

Ah, New Years resolutions. We make them, break them, and keep coming back for more. Some avoid them altogether, while others dive headfirst into lofty goals and then face inevitable disappointment when their goals are impossible to meet. 2020 has been an exceptional year. As a self proclaimed optimist, I have struggled this year to…

The Juice- Surprise Visits, $10 Ballgowns, and Personal Bests

Image by Paige Cody via Unsplash Hello! It's been a minute since I shared a gratitude list with you. Life is cycling, as it does, but I've been re-prioritizing my morning gratitude habit (instead of doing it in the evening. I find it's more effective when I write it earlier. Like with exercise, if I…

Why Rejection is Actually Good For You, Even if it Stings

Photo by Ran Berkovich via Unsplash When I was in my teens and early twenties, I didn't try too many new things or go after my dreams because I hated rejection. If I wasn't awesome at something, I didn't want to partake because that would be humiliating and reveal the fact that I was in…

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received- How One Tool Can Help Make All Your Decisions Easier

Photo by Resa Cahya via Unsplash There's a lot of advice out there. It's easy to get lost in it all. Maybe you find yourself heading to Google every time life throws a difficult decision at you, sifting through pages of expert opinions, research, blog posts and message boards. You'll find endless answers, from various…

How To Stop Obsessing About Food And Weight For Good

*Disclaimer: I will preface this by saying I am not a doctor, or a medical professional, or a mental health professional. If you think you might have an eating disorder, or body dysmorphia, please seek professional help, and resources at the National Eating Disorder Organization* *Trigger Warning: this post includes the following topics: body image,…

Why You Should Stop Checking Your Phone First Thing in the Morning and How to Do it

It’s too easy to spend our days scrolling our lives away, taking screenshots and making iNotes of all the motivational quotes, e-courses we want to do, self care tips, and books we want to read, without actually doing any of them. We can easily find ourselves endlessly searching for entertainment, connection, validation, all the while…

How to Feel Happier- Stop Chasing Happiness and Find More Satisfaction

"Whatever you chase will run away from you." -Russell Simmons We all want to be happy. Sometimes, in the pursuit of happiness, though, we lose sight of the full range of emotions that we experience being human, or we overlook the simple pleasures of life, or the blessings around us. Happiness is a short-lived burst,…