The System is Broken

The System is Broken

I know it looks like everyone else has this whole exercise and self-care thing figured out. I know it feels like the problem is you. I often hear clients say things like "Well, it's my fault, I'm not doing the exercises my PT gave me, so it's on me." Or, "I know what to do, I just don't do it."But, hear me now! You are not alone if you struggle to exercise, sleep, manage your stress, eat healthy foods, etc.You don’t have a discipline problem. You aren’t broken. And you don’t need to feel a ton…Read more
The Bad News & Good News About Healthy Habits

The Bad News & Good News About Healthy Habits

I like to finish things.When I accomplish goals, I act as though I've just increased my worth. "Look at me, I did X. I'm more worthy of love and respect now because I finished this goal!"When I'm working on something that feels impossible, I get overwhelmed and want to quit.When I keep showing up for a goal but feel no closer to the finish line, I talk real nasty to myself. I question everything about my tolerance for the journey, my abilities, and my worth.All of this results in what is often labeled…Read more
Goal Setting for Real Life, Part 3

Goal Setting for Real Life, Part 3

Can you feel all the "fresh start" energy in the air this week?We are about to start a new year, a new decade, and you might be feeling the pressure to do it "perfectly" with a fancy reflection and goal planning session. While that sounds lovely, I don't have time for it this week. (I was back at the doctor with my youngest again yesterday. Ugh. Winter germs go away!)So, I'm reflecting and setting some goals right in the middle of my busy life. YOU can too! Step 1: Assess your current satisfaction level with the…Read more
Goal Setting for Real Life, Part 2

Goal Setting for Real Life, Part 2

If you are craving a fresh start and some intentionality in the New Year, but feel overwhelmed at the prospect of a big reflection/planning process...I've got you covered!This is video two in my Goal Setting for Real Life series. In video one, we checked in with our satisfaction level. Now, it’s time to reflect back on the actions and habits we’ve tried in the past.This quick reflection process will ensure you don't hit the same roadblocks you've encountered in the past. What habits or actions have worked for you in the past? What hasn't worked? Were…Read more
Goal Setting for Real Life, Part 1

Goal Setting for Real Life, Part 1

I absolutely love all of the beautiful candlelit journal pictures I’m seeing all over social this week. It’s so wonderful to carve out some time for reflection and goal setting during the last week of the year.Guess what! It’s NOT happening for me over the next few days. Life is hectic, and my energy is depleted and I just can’t make that happen.But, I am going to do some simple but powerful reflection and planning right in the middle of my busy life. Join me? Start with this question, "how satisfied are you with the…Read more