Some Loving Inspiration

How I Live On Purpose

  In this fun interview, I’m sharing how I live on purpose in support of my friend Dr. Danielle Dowling and her new book The Soul Sessions, a 5-week guide to crafting greater joy and making big things happen. Get a free sample here !   How do you let go of the chase for perfection? By remembering that there’s no such thing as perfect. And that once you get to that “perfect place” there’s always another “perfect” you want to get to. The cycle is never ending. It’s the ...

A Game Changer for Compassionate Women

  Growing up, I always wanted everyone to like me. As a tween, before going to bed, I’d think about all my good friends – I had about 4 or 5 – and I’d go around quickly in my mind making sure “we were good.” Had I said anything to hurt their feelings? Did they sound happy to talk to me on the phone? Did my different opinion make them upset?   From a very young age, I feared speaking my opinion; honoring my truth; and voicing my feelings when ...

12 Unexpected Ways to Transform Your Relationship with Food & Yourself

  In my teens and most of my early twenties , I used to be totally weird with food. I had all these rules. I had to eat this for lunch, only this many calories for a snack, and if I ate too much, I’d “work it off” the next day in the gym. The worst part though was the games I’d play. I’d deprive, deprive, deprive to stick to “the plan” and then by the time I got around what I really wanted – I’d pig out. One of ...

25 Things I Do To Love My Body (And How You Can Too)

In kindergarten, our class bully would sit behind me and pull out my hair tie – daily – just like clockwork. Leaving my French braid, side ponytail, or occasional half-up, half-down look to become unraveled. Throughout grade school, I was teased. I was somewhat chunky and just did my own thing. The teasing never bothered me, odd enough. In middle school and early high school, my “care-free, I-like-me attitude,” attracted friends. And as always, I was happy with who I was and what I looked like. It wasn’t until later ...

One Secret Every Woman Trying to Lose Weight Should Know

    Jamming food in your mouth, in the car, scrambling to get to your appointment on time.  Feeling panicked.   Finally getting home, STARVING  (went too long without eating) – devouring chips, Cheez-Its, peanut butter, grapes – or whatever the heck is around. Aftermath = feeling pretty gross.   Pushing your body to workout because you despise your “big, stubby thighs.” Not because you love your body and want to feel vibrant, energetic, and strong. Feeling like you want to flip that switch.   Realizing some of the things and ...

Why I Stopped Comparing Myself to Others

This post is a guest post by Dr. Danielle Dowling & originally appeared here   Many of us are slaves to comparison. I’m not as thin as So-and-so I don’t earn as much as she does I’m not as funny or as intelligent I’m not as tall or as pretty The list goes on. And on. I totally get it. I do it too – but (thankfully) not as often ...

A Tool to Save Your Relationship

Earlier this year, my partner and I were going through a hard time. Growing pains and pretty big ones. It was about all the normal (but hard) couple stuff – finances, finding enough time together, communicating our feelings. And  of course, we each had our own issues to workout – ranging from defensiveness to helping around the house to affection.   Bottom line: I had anxiety – bad.   I’d be at my desk and the dark thoughts would seep in. My mind would race, spinning with insecurity, beliefs I ...

5 Surprising Questions for Body Love

This piece was originally a guest post I wrote for The Body Book     Women come to me to transform their relationship with their body and ultimately, themselves.   They’re tired of not feeling good enough, exhausted from trying to figure out how to eat “right,” and they’re ready to end the body bashing.   Sound familiar?   Here’s the thing, feeling good in your skin isn’t about being a size 2, it’s about nourishing your soul from the inside out and appreciating who you are (exactly as you ...

What to do if You Hate Counting Calories

Counting points, calories, carbs or protein can absolutely help you lose weight. But this post is for people looking for something different. A way to be accountable, but not by numbers. If you don’t want to “feel judged” or “get crazy” about going over or under your daily allotments (whether in points, calories, or macros), keep reading. As always take what you like. Leave what you don’t. This is all about making it work for  you.     1. Make time to fuel Most tracking apps don’t include times, ...