Yes, that urge for cupcakes, for chips, for pizza is STRONG. Resisting it seems impossible. The good news & the bad news is that there are reasons. So, when you see the donut dopamine floods your brain. Dopamine is the hormone released when you anticipate a reward. You anticipate the sweet, sugary, soft goodness of that donut. The tricky thing with dopamine is that it's stupid. Well, it's not smart at least. It thinks the reward is sustenance since that's what your brain is programmed for. So, in dopamine's mind, that donut is full of life-sustaining calories that taste way too good to be true. But you know better, don't you? You know that as soon as you eat one (or two) donuts you probably don't feel very rewarded at all.
Self care is often proselytized about as bubble baths and manicures. Those definitions work to a certain extent. Really, though, self care is taking care of yourself. The deep work of self care is taking care of yourself by doing the things that you fight resistance about. Between you and any goal or ideal version … Continue reading Real Self Care
I am so pumped! Today I purchased a ticket for a business conference I've been wanting to go to for some time now. I was so excited! It made me think back to the other times I've invested in ME. Every. Single. Time. I've. Invested. In. Myself. It's. Been. Worth. It. Examples are a really … Continue reading Which way are you heading?
Just like your home, your schedule might be in need of some deep cleaning. You might have somethings that are growing cobwebs or collecting dust. You might have some things that need to be thrown out in the trash. There might even be something exciting you can add in like a fresh bouquet of flowers. Either … Continue reading Spring cleaning your schedule
Happy Friday! I hope you crushed it this week! And even if you didn't, I know you can find at least one victory that you can be proud of! I want to talk to you about the goals and resolutions you set for yourself this year. Each person reading this is at a different point … Continue reading It’s going to take time.
Yesterday I was listening to Storybrand by Donald Miller while doing some tedious spreadsheet work for business. A quote he mentioned was so good it stopped me in my tracks and I wrote in my open planner next to my laptop. “When a person can't find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.” -Viktor Frankl Isn't … Continue reading Are you distracting yourself with pleasure?
In his latest sermon series on habits, Pastor Craig Groeschel talks about flossing (as in oral hygiene, not dancing). According to him, it’s the main discipline he set into place years ago that has had the biggest domino effect on other disciplines in his life. In the beginning, it gave him the confidence that he … Continue reading One Habit To Rule Them All
Hello All! I want to give you a free tool to help you plan to have a FABULOUSLY FIT week! It's my Sunday Planning sheet that focuses on your fitness journey. Get the printable Sunday Planner here! First, celebrate your wins!! Noticing where you won is important for many reasons. You need to encourage yourself … Continue reading Sunday planning for FITNESS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I AM SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS! I've spent the last year putting together all the tools and tricks of what has worked for me, my clients and my mentors into a book. I also spent last year getting my certification as a Life Coach. The next step is what this post … Continue reading Big Girl Panties Academy
What if you let go of the idea that you're not good enough? How would that feel? Maybe you'd become a person that reconsidered the meaning of enough. Maybe you'd become a person who was okay with being enough.