How To Make A Self-Care Holiday Swag Bag

How To Make A Self-Care Holiday Swag Bag

The holidays, while they certainly can bring about joy, excitement, and connection with others, they can also be incredibly overwhelming and leave you drained for numerous reasons.

This self-care holiday swag bag is one that you design and cater specifically for your needs. Below are just some suggestions of helpful skills, tools, and reminders you can keep handy in order to maintain your sanity, a recovery-focused mindset, and perhaps actually even enjoy the holidays!

The One Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Life

The One Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Life

Curious about my all-time favorite suggestion for improving your life? (C'mon you know you are...)

4 Essentials Before Starting A Relationship

4 Essentials Before Starting A Relationship

“You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.” -Amy Poehler –

Find out in this post what you need to know about yourself so you can attract the right people, and relationships in your lives.

Body Positive Morning Routine

Body Positive Morning Routine

Ever had one of those mornings where seeing your reflection in the mirror sent you into a tail-spin, leaving you to feel insecure for the majority of the day?

Read on for tips on how you can reclaim your power to feel comfortable, accepting, and even positive about your body with a revamped morning routine. 

Why Self-Compassion Heals

Why Self-Compassion Heals

I will always be an adamant advocate of self-compassion as it transforms the relationship you have with yourself as well as the relationships you have with others. Read on to find out why self-compassion is a catalyst for healing.

When Your Dietitian Tells You, "Yes, You Have to Eat That" and the Anxiety is REAL

When Your Dietitian Tells You, "Yes, You Have to Eat That" and the Anxiety is REAL

Either you or a loved one has made the courageous decision to either start and/or continue to repair your relationship with food/weight/exercise/body image. Major props to you for that! Eating disorder recovery is no joke and can be an anxiety provoking process as you work to change your habits with food and exercise. Read on for tips to help minimize the 'freak out' when your dietitian tells you that, "Yes, you do have to eat that".

Common Anxiety Provoking Thoughts (And How to Deal With Them)

Common Anxiety Provoking Thoughts (And How to Deal With Them)

We all get stressed and anxious at times, making it hard to see a situation for what it is really is due to unhelpful, yet common thought patterns. Learning to challenge the notion that all thoughts completely true (even if you swear that is the case in the moment) is one way of being able to calm yourself down. Read on for common scenarios that can make anxiety skyrocket, and helpful ways of responding.

Mindfulness Tips to Feel Balanced in Mind, Body, and Spirit

Mindfulness Tips to Feel Balanced in Mind, Body, and Spirit

Our minds are just naturally busy, and when struggling with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, or a past traumatic event, you can very much feel powerless when inundated with frequent, intense, and distressing repetitive thoughts.

Mindfulness techniques that shift your attention back to the present moment are helpful for alleviating any emotional, mental, or physical distress. Read below for some of my favorite tips and tricks for mind, body, and spirit, to help ground you in the present and feel more balanced.

Be FREE: Four Must-Do's for Eating Disorder Recovery

Be FREE: Four Must-Do's for Eating Disorder Recovery

For those who struggle with disordered eating or an eating disorder, I want you to know I full-heartedly believe having a healthy relationship with food is possible. You absolutely can have an accepting view of yourself and your body while eating normally. How freeing would it be to not think about food constantly, how to skip your next meal, compensate for calories consumed, or plan your next binge?!

Here are four must do's for eating disorder recovery based on what has worked with past clients and the research of others.

Ride Out Waves of Self-Criticism

Ride Out Waves of Self-Criticism

Just a reminder: You don't have to listen to that exhausting, degrading inner critic. When you notice that judgmental voice, remember that beating yourself up actually decreases your chance of acheiving your goals (research supports this!!), and then respond to yourself with kind thoughts + actions. Keep doing this until your ride out that wave of self-criticism.

#staycompassionatewithyourself #selfcompassionistheway

 

Stay Rooted in What Makes You, You: 3 Steps to Authentic Living

Stay Rooted in What Makes You, You: 3 Steps to Authentic Living

Are you challenged to be unapologetically yourself? Do you long to be comfortable in your own skin, by saying and doing what you really want to do? Living authentically in our day and age is challenging for a myriad of reasons. I invite you to read my 3 authentic living practices!

Busy = Heart Dead

Busy = Heart Dead

How are you? Do you find that your answer is frequently along the lines of how "busy" you are, and feeling constantly stressed?  In Chinese the word "busy" equates to "heart + death".  Read this blog post for inspiration to slow down and get back in touch with your heart.