• mindful eating
    LifeStyle,  Mindfulness Living

    A Week of Mindful Eating

    I started eating mindfully and it has completely reshaped how I view mealtime. I wouldn’t categorize myself as a fast/quick eater before last week, but after completing a full week of mindful eating I now know I have been scarfing down food hand over fist since Ive been old enough to feed myself. Why do we quick eat? There are a lot of situations that can produce a behavior of quick eating; from growing up in a large family down to lunch time in school we have all experienced situations that have conditioned us to eat fast. Even as an adult I have experienced “30 min” lunches or visiting restaurants…

  • Relax
    Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Time to Relax: 3 Tips

    Ok, this is not a drill people, I need all hands on deck!! Today was the first day of back to school virtual learning + it is off to a very bumpy start. So much so that I found myself tightly wound by 11am. From the tech issues, to the extreme micromanagement down to the city deciding today was the day to work on the street behind my house. There was alot that didnt go as planned. Honestly I dont know that any amount of planning could have prepared us for how things would/could go today. 2020 has given us alot of lessons. One of the biggest lessons is to…

  • Skin
    Self-Care,  Skin Care

    Anti- Aging Skin Habits

    That Wont Break the Bank Unless you are new here, then you already know self care is one of my ESSENTIAL non-negotiable acts that I do for myself on a daily basis. For me self care and skin care go hand in hand. So taking care of my skin is a huge priority for me. Regardless if its self care or skin care, I am all about doing the things that help my cup stay full + treating my body right. Lately I have been on a major skin care overhaul and I realized that it is super easy to get caught up in the product hype and over purchase.…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Breathing Deep

    Big inhale in through the nose, filling up the lungs. Open mouth exhale slowly allowing the breath to leave the lungs. Do this twice more, taking your time to inhale deeply and exhale fully. Did you know breathing is part of our life force? That stress + anxiety can be reduced and managed through your breath? In times of stress or anxiety the way that we breath can be affected, causing us to breathe at a shorter and faster rate. This increase in the pace or rate of your breathing causes you to take in less oxygen which of course adds more to your stress and anxiety.  Slowing your breathing…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Boost your Immune System

    Unless you have been virtually living under a rock, there is no way Covid-19 hasn’t affected your life in one form or another. Now while we all wait in our socially distant quarantines, you may be thinking ok now what? Whats next other than waiting and playing board games or watching Netflix. One thing that you could do during this time is take steps to boost your immune system! Doesn’t sound as thrilling as a good show on Netflix, but is extremely important especially during this season of uncertainty. Front Line Defense On the front lines in this battle of health, our Immune System fights off any form of virus,…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Self-Care

    Making Sleep A Priority

    Getting a good nights sleep is a form of self care for me. I have a sweet spot, its 7 hrs. After 7 solid hours of sleep at night I am a wonderful human being ready to kick ass. If I get anything less than 6 hrs, I’m still quite pleasant BUT the fuse is very very short. Now at this point in our lives I’m sure we all know the benefits of getting a solid amount of sleep each night. I’m also pretty sure we are all aware of the health benefits of being rested. The real question is how many of us are actually taking the steps to…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Personal Growth

    Optin’ out of Resolutions

    Gosh! It was like we had Thanksgiving and BAM! Snowball to the end of the year.  Seems like just a few weeks ago we were ringing in 2019 and here we are again gearing up to welcome 2020 with open arms. This time last year I was creating vision boards, making goals and mapping out how I would conquer 2019. I took all the steps, made sure my goals were realistic, prepped myself for success through researching both on and off the net. I crossed my T’s and dotted my I’s, you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t about to handle 2019 like a true boss! What I didn’t account for…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Personal Growth,  Self-Care

    10 Affirmations to Say Every Day for a happier well-being

    Affirmations are much more than chants or short statements you repeat to yourself. A simple habit of speaking positivity and prosperity over yourself has the ability to boost your mood and begin to incorporate a healthier and happier overall mindset. I have provided 10 affirmations that you can say at any time during the day, I personally prefer to say my affirmations first thing in the morning to set the tone of my day. I was re-reminded about the power of affirmations a few years back when watching this show “Being MaryJane” ( show has since been cancelled). On this show the main character MJ, creates sticky notes with different…

  • Mindfulness Living,  Personal Growth

    Getting Grounded + Staying

    In my forever pursuit of mindful living, I am always in search of ways to stay grounded and to keep my head in times of difficulties. Mindful living and being “grounded” basically go hand in hand like PB & J or mac n cheese, you truly can not have one without the other. But what does staying “grounded” really mean? In its simplest form being grounded is all about “Control”. Not control over all the outside stuff going on around us, like traffic, things not going as planned etc, but control over yourself, your emotions and the things you personally believe. To “stay grounded” means you have the ability to…

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