self-love

Monday Mantra | Give Yourself Grace

Monday Mantra | Give Yourself Grace

I will be the first to admit that I expect a lot from myself and I have struggled with varying degrees of perfectionism throughout most of my life. And while these characteristics have served me in some ways they have also been very debilitating at times.

This pregnancy has taught me and continues to teach me with each passing day that I need to give myself grace. Not everything is going to get done and while I wish I could do ALL the things on my to-do list each day, there are some days that it’s just not going to happen. The laundry will pile up, ideas that excite me might continue to just be ideas, and pushing my wellness business forward while working my full-time job doesn’t always happen. And that is okay. I’m choosing to lean into grace and compassion for myself and letting the rest go.

So as you move into this season of not-enoughness while you scroll through your Pinterest and social feeds with perfectly decorated homes, the cutest little families in matching Christmas jammies, and 5-course holiday meals, know that you are not alone. And I hope you choose to give yourself grace as well because YOU are doing a great job, my love, even in those times you don’t always see it.


Monday Mantra | You, My Darling, Are Enough Just As You Are

Monday Mantra | You, My Darling, Are Enough Just As You Are

My dear friend, I want you to know that as you are right now is enough. So please stop filling your mind with those thoughts telling you otherwise, and give yourself the permission to open your life and your heart to more self-love and compassion. You deserve that, my darling, and in those times you don’t think you do, remember, I’ve got your back and I am happy to remind you just how wonderful you are.

Monday Mantra | Hello Gorgeous!

Monday Mantra | Hello Gorgeous!

Hello gorgeous! Yes, I’m talking to YOU behind the screen, because you truly are so gorgeous, so intelligent, and so brave! 

Today, I want you to take a moment  to look in the mirror and say one kind, positive thing to yourself. Now, by no means does this need to be related to your physical appearance, because that is only one small part of who you are and you are made up of so many wonderful things!

While the new year can be fantastic for many reasons, it can also bring about a lot of expectations to make change. And inviting desired change to things that are no longer serving you can be absolutely wonderful, but it can also sometimes leave you feeling inadequate, or not enough just as you are, right now. 

Well friend, I’m here to tell you, you are enough. In fact, you are AMAZING!

So look in that mirror and own your truth. Say those kind, positive words to yourself- say them loud, and say them proud, my friend!

The One New Year's Resolution I Won't Be Setting and Why You Shouldn't Either

The One New Year's Resolution I Won't Be Setting and Why You Shouldn't Either

While the holidays bring lots of joy and cheer as you spend time with family and friends, they also provide an abundance of indulgent sweet treats, all of your favorite delicious eats that only your mom can make taste so good, and maybe a few too many adult drinks. With the new year less than a day away, you’ve likely been hearing and seeing all sorts of messaging telling you about all the “’bad” decisions you’ve made during the holidays and how the new year is right around the corner for you to turn it all around, leaving you feeling nothing other than guilty for indulging while enjoying your festive fun.

So what are you to do but buy-in to the messaging of the food and wellness industry that plays on your guilt, and begin planning out your diet in the new year and the extra time you’ll be spending at the gym and on the treadmill as a means to burn off those extra calories?

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care During the Holidays

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care During the Holidays

With Christmas just a few days away, the hustle and bustle of the holiday is in full swing, leaving little, maybe even no time, for rest and relaxation. Between the list making while checking it twice, gift buying, wrapping, decorating, card sending, feast prepping, and let’s not forget, a partridge in a pear tree, on top of your day to day responsibilities, you may be finding you’ve become the last thing on your list. This disconnection from yourself and your needs will only leave you feeling frazzled and depleted long before the ball drops as you ring in the New Year. So why not take some steps to care for yourself this holiday?