With the changing of each season we find new reasons to up level our health and fitness.
At the beginning of the New Year many people want to shed the winter holiday pounds and get back on their best healthy habits.
At the onset of spring and warmer weather and lighter clothes many people are wanting to cleanse and lighten up their body and their environment, the famous “spring cleaning”.
And so on…
So many of my clients talk about wanting to shift their mindset about fitness from a “no-pain-no-gain”…
My all-time favorite fun-fitness method is mindful-movement, or in other words, “conscious dance”.
What does that mean you might ask?
In simple terms, it means to put on your favorite piece of music, close the doors and the blinds, allow your body to be your guide, and dance like no-one is watching!
There’s nothing, in my mind, that’s more fun and freeing, and life giving than even 5-minutes of dancing!
I do this with my kids, my hubby, my clients and alone.
Whether it’s just 5-minutes or my…
As I dive head-on into my 40’s I notice now more than ever the importance of my natural life-style and how it’s made a BIG difference over the years.
I often get told I look a decade younger (or more) than I am.
And actually, that’s not my goal.
I think what people are really telling me is I look healthy, vibrant, that I glow, and that I don’t look tired, depleted and old.
So how can you feel and look radiant and vibrant? Here are my top ten tips!…
What if you could release yourself to a higher power when you moved and danced?
How FUN would that truly be?
Well this small writing exercise from an unknown author describes so well how I feel when I practice my conscious dance practice…
Maybe this will speak to you as well?
Written by Unknown Author…
“When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God’s will is a lot like…
After coaching thousands of people from all over the world over the past decade I have found some simple yet highly effective ways to increase the joy and happiness you allow yourself to experience.
What is blocking joy from your life?
So, what does block you and me from experiencing the fullness of our JOY?
Often times, especially for women, we put everyone’s needs and everything else on our “to-do” list in front of our own simple pleasures.
And we don’t realize the long-term impact of this over the course…
Self-confident people are admired by others and inspire confidence in others.
They face their fears head-on and tend to be risk takers.
Those who strongly believe in themselves and in their ability to accomplish a particular challenge are much more likely to have success.
So our self- confidence is quite important as it is directly related to what actions we are willing to take in our life.
Also, the strength or weakness of our self- confidence will likely determine the success when we do take action.
Today I want to tell you how beautiful you are!!!
You are radiant and talented and gifted beyond measure!!!
Doesn’t it feel great to hear that?
Did you know that most people, (especially women), worry about their bodies every 15 minutes?
Many women obsess over losing weight, they never feel “good enough”, and constantly criticize themselves!
This has got to stop.
Don’t you agree?
As much as I pride myself as someone very outgoing and smart and loving, I too can have moments when…
Loving yourself exactly where you are
The first step in increasing your self-confidence is to begin by loving and accepting yourself exactly the way you are right now.
I know you might be thinking “easier said than done,” especially with how much and how often we are bombarded with media images that suggest we are flawed and need to be fixed to be good enough and lovable.
But the ability to love ones-self unconditionally occurs one little thought and baby step at a time.
This next tool I will teach…
- 1 slice of gluten free bread – toasted
- 1 tbsp. of almond butter
- ¼ organic banana
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon
I love having this with either my morning organic coffee or a protein shake.
Simple one ingredient coconut chip alternative snack
- Fresh coconut. Either purchase a fresh coconut and then cut it into pieces after you drink the water from it, or purchase coconut meat from your local health food store.
Or purchase coconut meat from your local health food store.
Sprinkle some sea salt on top and viola a healthy single ingredient crunchy chip alternative!
¡Provecho! (This means “Enjoy” in Spanish)