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Go With The Flow

We all have moments in life when we expect something to be amazing, and then it’s just not. Our expectations can really set us up for a big punch in the face sometimes.

For me, this weekend, I had one of those moments. I was really really excited about something, and it was so so bad. I went home deflated, and just sat on the couch for a daytime episode of Narcos Season 2. Why not?

When I got through the madness of Pablo Escobar’s story, I had a chance to process my prior letdown. I could let this situation fester within me. I could indulge my anger and complain about it to anyone who would commiserate with me. Or, I could bounce on my trampoline for a few minutes, quickly list a few things I’m grateful for, and let it go.

The thing is, we have to take chances in life and try new things in order to grow and to find what really lights us up. When we do that, we open ourselves to disappointment. But, sometimes we can use that feeling to pull ourselves up and strengthen our resilience.

We need disappointment, and we need failure to find what works.

I recently read a quote by the beautiful genius Mary Oliver “Everything takes the time it takes. Don’t worry.”

I find so much comfort in this quote. It’s like a sigh of relief and a reminder to just relax and go with the flow.

PS. In case you were wondering, I’m still on my paleo 30 day reset diet, and I’m loving it. My skin looks better already! More on that tomorrow…

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Want To Get Glowing Skin And Have Tons Of Energy?!

Don’t we all want enough energy to go after our goals, hit an exercise class, and hang with our friends after a full day of living it up? Don’t we want to feel amazing and have beachy, glowing skin?

These are my foremost goals right now: more energy, feel amazing, and get my skin to glow. Somewhere over the course of the previous year, I took a job that has me traveling all over the place, at the same time I’m still coaching clients, teaching yoga and meditation and speaking to college students on campuses around the US.

This lifestyle is fast, fulfilling and exciting. But, it’s not so great for my body. I’ve started having digestive problems, my skin looks like a pubescent 13 year old, and I’m walking around in a mental fog a lot of the time. During my time as Health Editor for CBS News, I learned a lot about how our diet can affect all of these things, and when we remove certain foods from our diet like processed food, sugar, dairy and alcohol, our bodies have a chance to heal.

If you’re having problems like brain fog, digestive issues, skin breakouts, low energy, and weight gain, then keep reading!

I’ve decided that it’s time for a reset. If you’re looking to boost your energy and upgrade your health, I invite you to join me on this journey! Keep me posted on how it goes for you in the comments!

Yesterday, I began a 30 day diet based off of the book The Paleo Cure by Chris Kresser. It’s pretty strict, so I’ve had to rethink and retool a lot of my habitual foods and meals already.

Here are the rules: For thirty days you can eat as much organic meat, vegetables and good fats (avocado, coconut oil) that you want. Fruit can be eaten in moderation. Grains, legumes (beans), dairy, sugar, and alcohol are off limits.

That’s it, plain and simple. If you want more specifics about the plan, check out Chris’s website.

To hold myself accountable and to support you on this journey, should you accept my invitation to join me, I’m going to post the meals that I eat and some recipes for you to try out. Even if you decide not to do the full cleanse, I invite you to try some of the recipes I’m going to share. They are jam-packed with vital nutrients and minerals and will aide in delivering you to your healthiest self.

As always, there’s no better time to start than right now. So here we go!

For breakfast I typically eat eggs, toast and avocado, but now I have to adjust.

This morning I made a green smoothie in the vitamix blender and a couple hours later, I enjoyed my new favorite thing: superfood cereal.

Green Smoothie: four leaves romaine lettuce, 1/2 green apple, 1/4 fresh jalapeño, 5 stalks cilantro, coconut water

Superfood cereal: 1 tbsp chia seeds, 3 tbsp hemp hearts, 4 tbsp cacao nibs, handful raisins, blackberries, raspberries, coconut flakes, 1/4 cup Zenola paleo granola, almond milk

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Are You Pregnant Or Do You Know Someone Who Is?

As creative vessels to bring human life into the world, women have a great role to play. When a woman becomes pregnant, immediately, her life is no longer her own. She instantly steps into a great lineage of mothers. All those who have walked the path of motherhood stand behind her, supporting her in her new journey.

But, sometimes, when life hits us over the head with a massive event, like pregnancy, we can’t sense this support. We may feel alone and really scared. I’ve watched many of my friends go through the transition from woman to mother. Some can move through the identity shift with grace and some struggle.

In the first months of pregnancy, the baby’s brain and nervous system start developing, and women take folic acid and supplements to support this development. But, do we understand the importance of developing our own healthy responses to stress while pregnant? The baby is a sensitive being, and when we are in states of high stress, the baby’s brain development can be negatively impacted. As we learn to process our stress and bring ourselves back to a baseline of calm, our baby will begin to develop a healthy stress response as well.

Steeped in the power and tradition of kundalini yoga, Calling in the Soul is an experience for pregnant women to step into their new role as mothers. The experience involves connecting to the spirit of the great mothers who have come before us, and serves to create a strong, healthy bond with the baby that we are growing within us.

With this ritual, we will learn a meditation to help calm and center us when we are feeling overwhelmed, and with this practice, we will support the healthy development of our growing baby.

Additionally, each woman will receive a beautiful sri yantra mala necklace, handmade in India, as a symbol of her strength and power.

To schedule your private session, contact me.

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