How to Handle Self-Judgment

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Do you find the voice in your head telling you things like "you'll never be good enough" or "you're lookin' miiighty ugly today", or something along those lines? 

Most of the time, our "inner critic" as most call it stems from a critical person from our past, or a combination of negative voices we've accumulated throughout our lives. 

We may feel stuck, because that voice in our head feels permanent, and it's not like we can run away from it...so what can you do? 

Watch the video below to learn my two paths to handling self-judgment: 

When you've finished watching, I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

  • What's one valuable lesson that your own self-judgment has taught you? 
  • How can you begin to see your judgment in a loving way? (Hint: it's trying to keep you "safe")
  • How can you use your judgment to learn something and propel yourself forward instead of allowing it to hold you back? 

Share in the comments below! 

P.S. If you haven't joined my all female FB group called Habit Builder's Society, click here and join now! 

Why I'm Drinking Less and Coping More

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I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions because I feel like I should be making goals all year long, but this year I decided I was going to explore my relationship to alcohol. 

In the past, this meant trying to drink less. Or trying not to drink at all. It didn't ever work out because there wasn't a "game plan" behind it, and I didn't have a strong "why" for my choice to not drink besides the obvious "health" reasons. 

But around the end of 2017 when I started drinking more and more, sometimes to the point of being blackout drink and regretting things I said or did the next morning, I realized it was time to take a step back. 

I decided that alcohol would probably always be a part of my life, and honestly I really enjoy drinking! It becomes a problem when I'm using alcohol as one of my primary coping mechanisms. 

So I made a video about it! 

Watch the video below to learn: 

  • How I realized that using alcohol to cope doesn't always serve me
  • The one question I ask myself when I'm about to drink
  • Alternative coping mechanisms you can try if you find yourself drinking to cope too

 

After watching, I'd love to hear your thoughts...Is there a habit you're using to cope with difficult things that's no longer serving you? What's one new habit you can implement to help you get through challenges in a more positive way? 

Let me know in the comments below! 

And if you'd like accountability and support as you build up your healthy habits and work towards your goals, be sure to join my Facebook accountability group! 

The Importance of Restorative Practices

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First of all...what do I mean by "restorative practice"? I mean any activity that recharges you. This can range from yoga, meditation, time in nature, music, etc. 

Designing restorative practices into your life is how you can avoid burnout, moodiness, and bring energy and vitality into your life. 

So how can you build this ritual in, and how often should you have a restorative practice? 

Watch the video below to find out how it works! 

 
 
 

Now that you've learned all about restorative practices and what they can do for you, I'd love to know...

Which restorative practice do you plan on implementing this week? What concrete action(s) will you take to make that happen? 

Leave a comment below and let's discuss! 

Dealing with Difficult Relationships

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Putting up with the challenging people in your life takes extreme patience and intention. 

Sometimes we have people in our lives who we don't particularly care for, but they're around because they're family, friends of family, friends of friends, coworkers, etc. 

First thing to keep in mind here-You CAN tolerate these people, and that doesn't mean you have to be close or even really engage with them. 

I'll take you through a step by step process on how to do so in this week's video...

 

 
 

Now that you've watched the video, I'd love to hear from you: 

What's one thing you've struggled with when it comes to dealing with the difficult people in your life, and what did you learn from this video that can help you overcome that struggle? 

Comment below, and let's discuss! 

 

How to Beat the Fear of Eating the "Wrong" Foods

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CLEAN eating...it's a big trend right now. 

Dieting is out, clean eating & lifestyle changes are in. 

What most of us have yet to realize is that "lifestyle change" and "clean eating" is just a diet in disguise. 

What's wrong with "clean" eating anyway? Shouldn't we care about our health?? 

Of course! Where it becomes an issue, which is where we often go wrong...is when we begin to judge ourselves and others for food choices. When we base our morality around how "good" or "bad" we are with our food choices on any given day. 

These types of behaviors and judgments can lead us into a shame spiral, which can become dangerous to self-esteem, health, and even lead to eating disorders and disordered eating (that's the way it ended for me). 

So if you feel like you can't trust yourself around food, or you're afraid of making the "wrong" choices when it comes to food...watch this video! 

 

 
 

Now I invite you to explore...

Which foods make you feel best? Which foods may not be the most health promoting, but you love them and enjoy eating them? What's the best way for you to find a balance between the two? (*hint: it involves seeking guidance from your body. Grab a copy of the book Intuitive Eating to learn more)