It’s Heart Health Month! I talk a lot about hormones and blood sugar balance, so what does blood sugar balance have to do with heart health? Continue reading “LoveBites: Blood Sugar Balance and its Effect on Your Heart Health”
I love chocolate. If I had to live on one flavour forever, I feel like I’d be perfectly content choosing chocolate.
Loving chocolate and craving chocolate are not the same creature.
For the first week of World Vegan Month, I’ve been focusing on plant protein and how to get enough. Now I’m going to take a look at how protein intake is connected two-fold with chocolate cravings. Continue reading “The Protein-Hormone Connection and How It Involves Chocolate”
“Sometimes you need to slow down to eventually go faster.” ~Robin Sharma
How do you slow down? What does that look like? When was the last time you actually did?
If it’s been a while, here are a couple of ways you can try to slow down today: Continue reading “LoveBites: 2 Easy Ways to Slow Down”
“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~Louise Hay
Not sure where to start? Try remembering the best compliments you’ve ever received. Visualize what it was like when it was said to you.
Now, if you downplayed or rejected it (“it was nothing” or “no I don’t” or “you’re just saying that”) at the time, or said anything along the lines of “thanks, BUT”… change the script. Imagine genuinely thanking that person for that compliment without taking anything away from it (“thanks, it was/I do/I am!”).
Now look yourself in the eye and repeat that compliment back to yourself.
Now imagine actively thinking that way about yourself, without waiting for someone else to tell you. “This outfit looks great on me. My eyes are stunning. I’m getting so strong. I rocked that. I have so many great ideas.”
You’ve got this!
“I AM THE STORM.”
It’s so easy to get washed away within a vortex of doubt, anxiety, self-sabotage, worry that things just aren’t good enough. Looks, health, career, relationships – anything that feels like it’s bearing down on you, maybe even tearing you apart.
Change the perspective. Be the storm. Tear that shit up yourself. Get it done.
What does that look like in real terms?
Get your goal planner out. Write it down. Block out distractions and detractors. Show up even when you think you’re not feeling it. Strike one task down out of your path at a time, then bring on the next.
When you feel burnt out under your own fire take breaks without apology. Hydrate and get back to real food. Get some love from your friends, your partner, your pets. Stretch. Breathe. REVISE. Write some more.
Then get back on it.
You’ve got this.
So often, I get wrapped up in taking care of other people, animals, projects… but not myself. “You can’t pour from an empty cup,” I say, but my own cup runs low. From time to time it helps to remind myself to refill! Here’s how you can refill your cup too: Continue reading “LoveBites: Take Care of Yourself!”