The #1 Reason Why Your Are Feeling Stuck in Life

The #1 Reason Why Your Are Feeling Stuck in Life

If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself at the end of the day wondering how on earth it’s already 8 o’clock.

 

And how on earth the sun is already going down.

And ooohhh baby you’ll feel like, how is it possible that I just passed another day of my life, and I feel like I’m nowhere closer to who I TRULY want to be?

Yes I feel like that too.

And for the longest time I was just kinda floating around.

Watching Netflix, eating cereal for dinner.

Enjoying myself I guess…but truthfully in a sort of numb state.

A state where I wasn’t more connected to my soul’s purpose than, “I guess I’ll get a degree in humanities I mean I sorta like art,”

 

What is a soul purpose? & Do you have one?

3 Reasons Why You Need to Heal Your Emotional Pain

3 Reasons Why You Need to Heal Your Emotional Pain

We all have dreams.

The kind of house we want. The kind of relationships we want. The kind of footprint we leave on this earth.

But often, we are trapped in fear of really manifesting what we want.

Why?

Because we are trapped in the shame, fear, anger, and numbness from our pasts.

 

What would it mean to you to be able to live your life exactly as you want to live it?

Where would you be going? Travelling the world? Visiting old friends?

What would you be doing? Helping others? Building a business?

I want you to take a moment right now. Yes right now…shut your eyes…take a deep breath…and give your mind 30 seconds of focused attention on what your dream life would look like. You can start from waking up in the morning. Ok….ready? GO!

 

How was that?

What did you see?

And the final and most important question….why don’t you have it yet?

6 Healthy Cookbooks That Will Change Your Life

6 Healthy Cookbooks That Will Change Your Life

Like a good story, recipes transport me.

 

I can get lost for hours in lists of ingredients and shiny photographs of food.

 

But when I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and actually cook, I only reach for a handful of books.

 

These days, with my busy schedule and my always-hungry family, I rely on accessible, established recipes. I still love to experiment in the kitchen, but I save the whimsy for my less demanding weekends.

 

My reward is a satisfied family and a personal sense of accomplishment and pride.

 

Below are some trustworthy and healthy cookbooks that always see me through:

How to Beat Insomnia and Actually Sleep Every Night

How to Beat Insomnia and Actually Sleep Every Night

We’ve all been there.

You’re laying in bed.

Tossing and turning….mind going 1000 mph.

And for the life of you, you just can’t seem to quiet your mind and fall asleep.

It can be VERY frustrating.

Especially if you have to work in the morning.

You’ll just watch the clock.

Getting angrier and more frustrated. The bang-your-head-on-the-wall, down-on-your-knees-praying kind of frustrated.

Until you give up and decide to watch TV for a few hours before falling asleep on the couch.

At 5am.

Insomnia sucks! 

So if you opened this article to find a quick fix to this problem….

You’re in the wrong place.

But if you’re willing to develop the habits, and use the tools to truly put insomnia in its place once and for all, you’re in the right place!

Yay!

How to Fall Asleep:

Go to bed at the same time every night.

Say NO to Credit Cards: The All-Cash Alternative to the Holidays

Say NO to Credit Cards: The All-Cash Alternative to the Holidays

Credit cards are fun.

I remember my first credit card.

I got it in the mail, and then went to a designer store…and got some beautiful clothes I could never afford otherwise.

I left the store feeling elated.

And then…back at home…that elation calmed down and I was left with a sinking feeling in my gut.

A sickening feeling…I had bought these beautiful clothes with money that wasn’t mine. And I had almost maxed out my limit in one day.

Whoops.

Credit cards offer us a way to buy things we truly can’t afford.

You might be thinking…so what?

The so what is that credit cards aren’t the only debt that we have. We also have cars, mortgages, student loans, and medical debt.

And every two weeks, when our paychecks come in…guess where they go.

To paying off all of the debt we have!

And we get stuck in a terrible cycle of needing to take on more debt just to be able to pay on the debt we already have!

Well over the holidays you have an opportunity to break free of this habit.

You have an opportunity to change your relationship with money…and change your life, and the lives of your family members.

Stay away from debt this Christmas.

Make a Christmas budget!!!

The Ultimate Guide: How to Create Good Habits and Stop Bad Habits

The Ultimate Guide: How to Create Good Habits and Stop Bad Habits

It was 7 o’clock, I just got home from work.

I found myself shoveling slice after slice into my mouth.

I was upset…see?

Stressed out from work….and as a result stress eating.

I mean pizza has this wonderful way of making me feel good about the world again…plus it’s yummy.

What’s the harm in bingeing every once in a while? I told myself.

There’s NO harm! I thought. As long as I’m mostly healthy!

But the truth is, our habits, good or bad, create our life.

So unhealthy or destructive habits make for an unhealthy or destructive life.

Pizza every day = high cholesterol, and heart complications.

And the truth is…I wasn’t really that healthy…I just sort of believed I was…without any real proof.

I mean I did eat the occasional salad.

Don’t let yourself get caught in this vicious cycle…of making bad choices, justifying them, forgetting about them, and then making bad choices again.

Your life can be exactly what you want it to be. You can be a musician, a painter, a doctor, or a marathon-runner.

To be those things you gotta leave that bad habits behind…they’ll only bring you down. You have to make choices on a daily basis that are good for you and that point you in the direction of what you want.

And I’m gonna show you how!

Yay!

 

Table of Contents:

Why Bad Habits Are Bad

Why Bad Habits Are Hard to Break

How to Break Bad Habits & Replace Them With Good Habits

Self-Control Over Halloween Weekend: Make Healthy Choices & Stop Cravings

Self-Control Over Halloween Weekend: Make Healthy Choices & Stop Cravings

Candy.

Too many drinks at a party.

And…of course chocolate.

Halloween weekend is choc full (excuse my play on words) of tempations. 

Your kids will be bringing home bags and bags full of candy.

Or you will have left over candy from the trick-or-treaters.

Or you will be out at the bars with friends paying too much for signature cocktails…and going home…well not so sober.

But what if you could make a plan for Halloween.

A plan that would lead you through the weekend mostly unharmed.

You could enjoy a few pieces of chocolate without going crazy.

You could have a few drinks and not spend $100s of dollars.

You could keep that bowl of candy in the cupboard till it goes stale.

See staying healthy is all about making the right choices ahead of time, before those choices slap you in the face and you choose the wrong one!

How to resist tempations at Halloween by making a plan.

Sexy Halloween Costumes & Self-Esteem: A Temporary Fix

Sexy Halloween Costumes & Self-Esteem: A Temporary Fix

Sexy Halloween Costumes & Self-Esteem:

Self-Esteem & Slutty Halloween Costumes

Women are told from a young age, that their worth is equal to their beauty.

“You look so pretty,”

“I hate that actress, she’s so ugly,”

“You’re the hottest girl in school,”

“You’re a butter face,”

Recently I saw a male youtuber talking about how absurd it was that women could draw perfect eyebrows on their face, but can’t properly cook chicken.

His words struck me.

We are moving away from traditional feminism. You know the...

"The Plan" by Lyn-Genet Recitas, A Book Review, An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

"The Plan" by Lyn-Genet Recitas, A Book Review, An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The Plan

By Lyn-Genet Recitas

An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Book

Inflammation has become infamous.

In recent studies, it has been linked to obesity, heart problems, and thyroid problems (among other things).

And where does inflammation come from? The foods we eat, and our environment!

PLUS! Eating the wrong foods can cause an imbalance in the gut flora, and even disrupt normal hormonal function.

And lord knows we’ve seen MANY reminders of the importance of the gut flora to overall health.

It affects energy levels, brain function, mood, constipation, diarrhea, migraines, bad breath, and even how often you snap at your kids.

It’s true…your diet affects your mood and your tolerance to stressful situations!

Most diets are one-size-fits-all.

 

30-Day Self-Care Challenge

30-Day Self-Care Challenge

Welcome to the 30 self-care challenge!

 

If you’re like me...self-care doesn’t come easily.

 

Helping & taking care of others does come easily.

 

But we reach a point where we no longer have anything to give.

 

We feel burnt out, overwhelmed, and like we just need to sit in a dark room alone.

 

Self-care isn’t exactly easy. At least at first. Which is why I developed this 30-day self-care challenge.

 

To help people like me, get on track with their self-care.

 

Because the more you have, the more you can give!

 

Here is your official list for the 30-day challenge.

Free Printables: Start New Habits With Your Personal 4 Week Health Tracker

Free Printables: Start New Habits With Your Personal 4 Week Health Tracker

We live in a world that makes money off of us.

Especially if things go wrong with our health.

Health care is extremely expensive!

There are hundreds of thousands of medicines on the market in the U.S. alone.

Plus hospital and doctor visits.

All to fix our broken health.

But the catch is….our broken health comes from the things that we also buy from big companies.

Like fast food, processed food, television, cars, beauty products, and even household cleaning products.

We live in a capitalist world.

Which means that people gain from our needs.

They are looking out for their profits. But who is looking out for us?

And they can make us need just about anything.

We’re all stuck in a vicious cycle….of buying things that are bad for our health, and then paying a bunch of money to fix our health!

It’s time you took your health into your own hands.

Break free from this cycle.

And start to live your life on your own terms.

Back to School Lunch & Snack Meal Planning Free Printables, For Picky Eaters

Back to School Lunch & Snack Meal Planning Free Printables, For Picky Eaters

As busy people…

And yes, we’re all busy!

Having things planned out is truly spectacular.

So instead of arriving home at 7pm, and realizing there’s nothing in the fridge.

You have a frozen meal you prepared, or at least have the ingredients for a fabulous, healthy dinner.

If not, you’d be ordering in AGAIN!

I’ve created a few meal planning free printables.

These are truly awesome when it comes to planning healthy meals in advance for you and your family.

They are also very helpful if you’re on a diet, and need to have the meals planned in advance.

Back to School: How to Choose a College Major Using Your Intuition

Back to School: How to Choose a College Major Using Your Intuition

You have a purpose on this earth.

Yes, you.

We all do. And they are all unique.

And they are all found deep within our hearts.

Past what our parents say, past what our friends are doing, past what we think we SHOULD study, deep in our hearts…is the answer to our question.

What should I major in?

20 of the Best, Non Toxic & Eco Friendly Back to School Supplies

20 of the Best, Non Toxic & Eco Friendly Back to School Supplies

Toxic chemicals are everywhere.

In our food, our cleaning supplies, our air, and even our clothes and furniture.

It’s almost unavoidable now.

And it’s also no coincidence that our cancer rates are growing.

Our bodies weren’t meant to handle this much toxic load.

So as mothers, and responsible people, how can we reduce the toxic load of our children and ourselves?

One of the most over-looked places that we can reduce the toxic load, is through school supplies.

Bullet Journal Health Pages Ideas and Inspiration

Bullet Journal Health Pages Ideas and Inspiration

Bullet journals are really awesome.

You can design your planner or journal EXACTLY how you want it to be.

Plus it allows you the freedom of including pages that most journals might not have.

Plus Plus they are cheap and offer a creative outlet.

Plus Plus Plus you can experiment and find out what works well for you!

So if you’re a healthy minded person, take a look at these 7 page ideas for YOUR healthy Bullet Journal.

How to Find Your Unique Self Care Style

How to Find Your Unique Self Care Style

I remember the first time I read an article about self care.

I was like….”Is this a thing?”

Growing up nobody ever mentioned “self-care.”

It just didn’t exist.

But it turns out I had been practicing self-care all along…

Just in my own way.

And I didn’t even realize it.

A Review of "The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel Van Der Kolk

A Review of "The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Trauma affects many people throughout their lives.

And it isn’t only in refugee camps or battle fields.

It can be found in the home.

Physical Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Child Abuse

Mental Abuse

Absent Parents

Or even life-threatening accidents.

Trauma comes in many forms.

And sometimes it even comes from watching a loved-one suffer.

Like watching mommy being beaten.

Many of us have suffered traumas over the course of our lives. And many of us live in denial. The pain of the event is too great to imagine…so we shut it out…pretend like everything is ok.

“It takes tremendous energy to...READ MORE

A Review of In an Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine

A Review of In an Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine

If you're interested in trauma and PTSD....

This is the book for you.

This book is the complete guide to trauma, and somatic experiencing.

If you’re wondering what somatic experiencing is….

It’s a technique to allow you to release trauma.

See when we are in a fight or flight situation, and we can do neither…we have a secret third option: freeze.

And when we freeze (such as during rape or sexual abuse) the large amounts of energy summoned for the fight or flight response are stored inside the body.

Which leads to all kinds of problems.

This is the therapy that changed my life.

See I had been to many therapists before, but I was still stuck feeling miserable, lonely, and numb.

A Review of Be Free Where You Are by Thich Nhat Hanh

A Review of Be Free Where You Are by Thich Nhat Hanh

“Be Free Where You Are” by Thich Nhat Hanh is a non-fiction manual for mindfulness meditation.

Thich Nhat Hanh runs a mindfulness meditation center in France, and lived in Vietnam during the Vietnam war.

This is one of my favorite books….of all time!

It’s short.

You can finish the entire book in about an hour.

But don’t let that fool you. Hanh has spared no word! This book is full of useful information about mindfulness.

Hanh teaches you about mi...READ MORE

How to Cure Acne Naturally, Fast, and Cheap

How to Cure Acne Naturally, Fast, and Cheap

Acne is embarassing.

Walking around with red bumps, scars, or scabs on your face is scary.

 

You’re always looking away so people don’t see your acne.

 

You’re always worried about covering the acne up with makeup.

 

Maybe you never allow yourself to leave the house without makeup.

 

It can be really sad, and you can lose your confidence.

 

But the truth is, you have control over your acne.

 

So if you want to clear up your acne…and you want to do it naturally without the terribly damaging acne medications.

 

Then KEEP READING!