Honouring My Intuition & Mental Health While Training for a 5k

self-care May 22, 2020

Honouring My Intuition & Mental Health While Training for a 5k

Yup, I still need to think about my mental health even when I am moving my body. You might be thinking “isn’t physical exercise supposed to be GOOD for our mental health? Isn’t that what “they” say?”

 I am no doctor, but it does make sense that when we exercise and move our bodies, it releases all those yummy endorphins that our body and brains love. But our mental health is more than the chemicals running through it. It is also about our intentions, thoughts and mindset.

 I see so many whose main motivation to exercise is to:

 Shrink their bodies.

Have the perfect abs

Punish their body for enjoying a piece of cheesecake. 

Now I know that is not everyone's main motivation. But I also think that there are many who are not even truly aware of where their motivation and intentions come from. There could be underlying damaging reasons as to why you are motivated to...

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5 Reasons Why What You Wear Impacts Your Mood

self-care Apr 29, 2020

I am never going to tell you that you “should” get dressed. Seriously, who wants someone to “should all over them? Not me! I promise to never ever “should” all over you.

However, there may be those who are seeking ways to feel more “good” vibes during their days of self-isolation. If you are one of those good vibe seeking people,  then I have one simple thing you can do in your day to UP your mood. You may have guessed it based on the title of this post. Yes, it is getting dressed. What we wear can absolutely have an impact on our mood and here are 5 reasons why.

1. Your outfit can make you feel more powerful. Studies have proven that what we wear can have a correlation to how we perform in a task. Now we don't HAVE to wear a power tie or heels to feel powerful, but we can have pieces and outfits that make us feel like we are going to kick our days ass. Do you think you will feel more ready to tackle your fighting children in your...

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6 Ways to Cope During an Epidemic

self-care Mar 30, 2020
Nothing like living through a time that is going to forever change our world and lives, eh?
 
Like myself, you are all probably trying to do your best to cope with this new norm. Whether is it working from home, being around your partner 24/7, having your children at home, or being retired and trying to fill your time. NO ONE PREPARED us for this.
 
Even though I allow myself to feel the fear and overwhelm, I still always look for the positive, as it is just how my brain works. I don't have all the answers in how to support you during this time, as we all have different needs and different ways of coping. But I live to serve and help in any way that I can, so I wanted to share some simple practices that are helping me during this time. 
 
Here are my top 6 ways I am coping when my world changed:
 
 
1. I am tapping into my POWER words. Words like, trust, grit & resiliency. Using these words to remind myself that...
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