Before my days of being a recovering perfectionist, I was a professional perfectionist. Everything in my life rotated around an image of success and achievement I felt obligated to maintain, an obligation I thought made me worth loving. Perfect student. Check. Perfect daughter. Check. Perfect friend. Check. Perfect athlete. Check. Perfect body. Check. Uncheck. Check.
I admit it. Last year someone told me that sunscreen was one of the most toxic-filled things we can put on our skin, but I dug my head in the sand. Seriously, I was overwhelmed by the fact that the biggest names in sunscreen were including harmful chemicals that were seeping deep into my body
I have a few truths that you just need to know today, truths to carry you through this week with confidence and joy, truths I want you to know, not just in your mind, but also in your heart and in your soul. The truth gem that will make your week glitter?: Yes, you can.
HOW TO MAKE CHANGE THAT LASTS EPISODE #147 In this week’s episode we’re chatting about: Why some people seem to make habits that last and others struggle – and how to become someone who wins with habits How to overcome your past, self-imposed mental limitations and to start changing the outcomes of
Let it be said first that I should use face cream more than I do. My mother taught me better. Yet, somehow, I have gone days without remembering to put on lotion. I will regret such negligence when I discover that wrinkles are non-reversible. And it is for this reason I never put much thought
That one tear marked a shift in me. The tear streamed down my face as I multi-tasked busily in the kitchen, cooking dinner, bouncing my baby in the bouncer, throwing the toy for my puppy and watching The Human Experiment documentary on Netflix. It’s not that I hadn’t cared before, rather, I just had never slowed
It’s no secret that I like unicorns, and it’s also no secret that they are mythical creatures. According to legend, unicorns could fly, possessed incredible healing power in their horn and were immortal. This past weekend a unicorn gave me hope. Sometimes, trying to make change in our lives seems so dramatic and so
I always wanted to be a superhero, or at least to have a super power. Wonder Woman was my favorite. I loved her headband and her superhero outfit, but I probably loved her most because my brother would let me play with her figurine alongside his tiny green army men. I think we have all
Finding your fitness after you have a baby is more of a mental battle than an actual physical one. The mental component is the decision that no matter what your body looks like post-baby, it is exponentially more beautiful than it ever was or could have been before. When you come to accept this as
I never thought I could be a runner. During my time as a collegiate swimmer it was actually a joke that swimmers couldn’t run. Every few months our coach would make us run as cross training. I hated it and literally felt like a fish out of water. I told myself that I couldn’t run,