Should You Use Affirmations?

Examples of Affirmations: I am… able worthy confident okay I attract… abundance wealth success love The question: should you use them? Short Answer: It depends because affirmations are dependent on your personal mindset and beliefs. Long(er) Answer: Let me get personal. There was a time I used affirmations fervently. I believe this was the time…

Mindfulness and Meditation

There are plenty of times when I want to give up. Give up exercising, give up eating well, give up loving, give up helping, give up smiling. It is in those moments where I feel like giving up that I realize there is nothing to give up except perfection. I can exhale with relief. All…

Cravings

What’s your most frequent craving? Mine is chocolate. I find the more I try to avoid chocolate, the more I want it. If I wait too long to indulge in the craving, I end up consuming more than I am content with. After overindulging, I get on myself about the indulgence and vow to let…

The Ins and Outs of Weight Management

Disclaimer- this post is about weight management specifically after weight loss. This does not serve as a replacement for medical and nutritional advice from your doctor. Generally, people know the recipe for weight loss: 1. Consume more fruits and vegetables Trade the junk food for lower calorie and nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables of your choice….

How to Begin a Yoga Practice

The first thing one learns in Yoga is that it’s all about breathing. To begin your Yoga practice, please pay attention to your breath. You are not looking for anything in particular. Once you have learned to breathe, there are numerous outlets for learning the asanas (poses) of Yoga: DVDs Books Online videos In-person sessions…

On Going to Therapy

If you think you might need therapy, maybe you should go. The thought might cross your mind, but you may not take action. Sometimes, however, other people (besides friends and family) can be the lens you need in order to get the support you need or to make lasting changes in your life. Going to…

Sexpiration

Following the conversation on Love… Naturally, there needs to be a conversation about sex. Sex is everywhere – in advertisements, in music, in politics, in schools. It’s a part of life that causes a lot of controversy. I don’t know about anyone else, but my introduction to kama sutra did not leave me wanting more….

Measuring Personal Growth

Growth is… Different for each person. For me, growth is slowing down enough to enjoy the smaller, more peaceful moments each day. It’s learning to be more present with those around me. It’s stopping to take in my surroundings. It’s being able to appreciate what I’ve accomplished thus far and all that I have yet…

Is Minimalism Right for You?

Let’s start with the answer to the question, “what is minimalism?” Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. – The Minimalists Over time, the items that bring value to our lives change. Minimalism is then accomplished through constant…

About the “L” Word

Love. Let’s talk about love. Who invented it?! There I was minding my business, trying to create a masterpiece of my life, and out of nowhere I fell in love. I don’t know how or when it happened. I don’t know why it happened, but it did. But seriously. The last few years have been…