We’ve all got different definitions of making magic happen. What’s yours?
For me, “magic” is when you’re truly grateful and appreciative for all that you have & all who you are right now, in this very moment. You may have goals you want to conquer, dreams you want to achieve, and things you want to do, but you’re truly happy with you, right now, as is – mind, body, and soul. You’re not worrying about the future or freaking out about the past. You’re present in the moment and open for all that comes at you. This is where magic happens. As a Dietitian and wellness coach, I help women make their own magic by getting to this place.
Of the things that you’ve accomplished in your life, what are you most proud of?
Being able to help women transform their relationship with food, their bodies, and ultimately themselves – hands down. There’s nothing like witnessing someone’s growth in learning how to love your imperfectly perfect self.
When you’re taking on a big new project, or you’ve set your eyes on a new goal, how do you actually, you know, make it happen?
Before anything else, I always double-check to see if it feels right to me. Is this something I think I want or should do, or is this something I feel in my heart is right? If it feels right, I just start. Starting (for me) is always the hardest part.
What books/tools/products/apps have helped you on your journey?
Here’s a fun list of some of my favorites:)
- My journal – full of gratitudes, ideas, emotions I just needed to let go of, and much, much more
- Calm.com – a meditation app and website (obsessed)
- Cheryl Richardson’s newsletter and podcast – I love her, sooo honest, real and inspirational
- Brene Brown’s TED talks, books, and research – she’s a-w-e-s-o-m-e
- Supportive girlfriends doing the same kind of work- they keep me motivated, inspired and from feeling alone
- My adorable pup – she has given me so much joy
- The women I coach – I’ve grown just as much from them as they have from me
- My Angel Cards – I LOVE Doreen Virtue’s Angel Oracle Cards. I use these daily for guidance or when I’m in a funk to ask a question. They comfort the soul:)
- Gabby Bernstein’s talks, books, and vlogs, etc – I adore her books
- Reframing + positive self-talk + all that good stuff– All the work I do with clients, I do myself
- My guy – I always say … the best online investment ever (hehe … we met on Match). He brings me light, pushes me to grow, keeps me centered and adds fun
Most of us living big, challenging, magical lives have met our fair share of naysayers. How have you dealt with that?
I envision where I’m going and why it’s important to me. And I remind myself that their negativity is not about me; it’s about what they need to work through. It’s showed up because I need to learn how to work through it, so I can help others work through it too:)
When you have moments of doubt or get distracted, how do you refocus on your goals?
Doubt has been a big one for me! When it hits, I talk out my feelings or journal and remind myself of how far I’ve come. This is sooo important, as we’re always pushing ourselves to the next level. We forget to take a step back and honor all we’ve done so far. We just keep trying to get “there.” In reality, there’s really no “there” because when you get “there” you’ll undoubtedly have another “there” you want to get to.
What’s the most magical thing going on in your life right now?
For the first time in years, truly being grateful and appreciative for where I am right now. Honoring the present. There’s nothing like it.
If you could build a perfect day from scratch, what would it look like? (Where would you be? When would you wake up and go to sleep? Who would be with you? What would you eat/drink/do?)
FUN! I’d be in Napa with my guy. I’d wake up around 8:30, drink some coffee, eat a banana, and go sweat. Then, shower and brunch. We’d stroll around the street for a bit after and look at old antiquey shops with ridiculously expensive items I can’t afford, but l-o-v-e looking at. Go to a nice pool and read under a HUGE umbrella. After a couple hours, get a 90-minute deep tissue massage (ahhhh … heaven!). Get dressed, go to a wine tasting; eat sushi for dinner, and laugh and laugh and laugh. Come back to our country chic hotel, watch an episode from a series we’re watching (currently, House of Lies), and fall asleep. Note: I wouldn’t be near a computer or phone all day 🙂
Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian and Wellness Coach with a Masters in Nutrition. Corinne has helped hundreds of women develop a healthy positive relationship with food, their body, and themselves. She believes lasting change starts from the inside out. Say, “Hi,” on Facebook here and visit her at www.CorinneDobbas.com