An essential part of cultivating self-love and a connection with our bodies and our intuition is self-care.
Many people think that self-care is all bubble baths and chocolate bars, but it really goes beyond those surface-level activities.
Self-care can be defined as any act intended to meet one’s own needs.
That’s why I created this list of self-care activities that you can draw ideas from that fit varied lifestyles, budgets, and needs. While it is important to schedule in some time daily just for yourself, scheduling in one or two of these activities per week will make all the difference in your productivity, your energy, and the way that you feel about yourself.Read More
We have all said it (or thought it) before.
“If only I had more willpower, I would be able to lose weight!”
When in actuality, your lack of willpower is one of the best things that has ever happened for your health and your body.
Willpower may give you short term success in a diet, but in the long term it just increases feelings of restriction and deprivation—you feel like you are missing out on the foods you love and the social life that makes you feel connected.
After a while of following a restrictive diet plan and exercising your willpower, you cave—often with a big binge—and revert back to your original habits because no one could live a happy and fulfilled life making those kinds of sacrifices in the long term. This continues the yo-yo diet cycle, which has negative effects on our metabolism, blood sugar and cortisol levels.
What we tend to label as a “lack of willpower” is actually attunement and connection with our bodies.Read More
Halfway through the trip we were having an amazing time, but I was feeling discouraged because I didn’t have hardly any of the photos that I had imagined.
“Not for nothing, Mandy, but you make faces every time the camera is pointed at you,” my friend said when I was complaining about it one morning.
What a wake-up call.Read More
It’s probably not what you think.
No carbs? Burn more calories than you eat? No sugar?
The #1 rule of weight loss is...Read More
Have you ever thought that if you just lost 15 pounds, then you would feel great and you could be happy? Or if you could just bust the cellulite on your thighs, or if only your stomach were more toned THEN you would feel great in a bathing suit?Read More