Monday Motivation: Your words + wisdom are powerful. Use Them.

A lifetime of wisdom lives within you.   A few Mondays ago I wrote about reflecting on our childhood influences and declaring: “This is not my story.” I contemplated if it was possible to end the cycle and retell our stories and in the retelling of the new story it would become our truth. We could […]

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Monday Motivation: The Secret to a Happy Life

Happy Monday Lovely, One of the secrets to a happy life is regular small treats!  I feel this sentiment down to my core. Having something to look forward to is a powerful motivator and we grown ups are not so different than our seven year old selves in this manner. Remember how the promise of reward […]

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Monday Motivation: This Story Does Not Belong To Me

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Many of us have childhoods that are at best speckled with fleeting pain and at worst riddled with so many puncture wounds that if you held it up to the light it would resemble a less than elegant lace doily. Very few of us escape growing up in the soil of a past that is […]

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Monday Motivation: “Let whatever you get done today be enough.”

Happy Monday you spirited soul, you! A few weeks ago I was nestled at my desk with a giant cup of coffee, a bun on my head and one determined attitude. I had a “To-Do” list three pages long and was resolute on not moving until I whipped through it all like a boss babe […]

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Monday Motivation + Sand between my toes

Hi happy souls! This weekend I took a beach walk with one of my best girlfriends and yoga mama Estella Perez. She inspires me as she is so, so connected to nature and full of boundless good energy. I feel healthier being around her and consider myself a lucky gal to have her occupy my […]

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Motivation Monday: Manage energy, not time + 3 other tools for greater happiness now

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Happy Monday, bright souls!  It’s time for another loving round of Motivation Monday. Manage energy, not time:  Nothing else exists without good health, and you cannot fully take care of others if you don’t take the time to take care of yourself.  While several areas of life are important contributors to our happiness, there is a hierarchy that […]

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Monday Motivation: 3 Compelling Reasons to Indulge in Chocolate!

Don’t think your sweet treat could get any sweeter? Think again. A growing body of research on flavonols, a type of antioxidant plentiful in cocoa beans, suggests that this guilty pleasure can do wonders for your overall well-being. The delicious benefits: Sharper Mind: Harvard researchers found that when older adults with diabetes or hypertension and […]

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Monday Motivation: Do this 2 min exercise to release your stress

Think about a stressful situation you’re facing at the moment–something small or something epic. Close your eyes and scan your body, noticing where you feel tension when you think about this tough situation. It might take a minute to find the spot. (Good places to check: jaw, shoulders, belly, chest, throat.) Rest your hand on […]

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Monday Motivation: 4 Things to Know About Drinking Green Juice

Drinking a green juice is one of the best parts of my mornings, and I try to do it every day to get a healthy boost of nutrients.  I find that when I stick to a regular Monday through Friday schedule of clean eating, regular exercise, a full nights rest and a green juice I feel and look my […]

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Motivation Monday: How to Write the Perfect Thank You Note

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I believe hand written thank you notes are a must. Whether it’s an interview, a gift, or simply a note to show your appreciation for a delightful evening, there’s something to be said about taking the time to write a generous word or two. Whether or not you were raised to do this, getting in […]

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