The Problem with “Just Do It”

The Problem with “Just Do It”

Hey you! You who has tried to “Just Do It” or “Do It Anyway.” You who has felt guilt and shame over some perceived lack of willpower or self-discipline.Come close. I want to give you some love.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀For some people - people like you and me - there is a force more powerful than even the strongest of wills. A force that binds and traps us. A force that makes it IMPOSSIBLE to just do it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀That force is our subconscious. It’s our deeply held thoughts and beliefs. Ideas we picked up a long time…Read more
You Have To Hear Aly’s Story

You Have To Hear Aly’s Story

If you've ever felt stuck in your health and wellness goals...Battled mentally or emotionally with the number on the scale...Or struggled with body image...You have to hear Aly's story.When I asked her if she would be willing to share it publicly, she said, "If I can help one person experience the change I have, I want to do it!" #loveher Aly tried for four years to lose weight. Then she decided to focus her attention elsewhere...on something much more important. Spoiler alert. When she shifted her attention, everything changed. (Including the number on the scale. But…Read more
{Video} Your Essential Holiday Self Care Plan

{Video} Your Essential Holiday Self Care Plan

This is the final post in my series to reclaim the expression “self care.” (Check out the other posts in the series starting here.)Self care is not a luxury. It is an absolute necessity.Especially in life's busiest, most stressful seasons. Seasons like, oh say, the Holidays.You don't need bubble baths and spa trips. You need simple, but powerful self care practices that will help comfort you AND push you to grow.You can experience joy, love, and connection over the Holidays. You can make a difference, do meaningful work, and spread hope.It all starts…Read more
The Most Neglected Form of Self Care

The Most Neglected Form of Self Care

This is part three in my series to reclaim the expression “self care.” (Check out the other posts in the series starting here.)The last post was about comfort care - self care that helps you endure life's busy and demanding seasons. But the second kind of self care - growth care - has the power to pull you out of the muck and deliver you to an entirely new season.Growth self care changes you. It sacrifices today’s comfort for tomorrow’s. It makes the choice to look your pain and your mistakes in the…Read more
A Life Raft for the Overwhelmed & Exhausted

A Life Raft for the Overwhelmed & Exhausted

This is part two in my series to reclaim the expression “self care.” (Check out part one here.)If you want to love your people well, do amazing work and make a difference, but spend most days treading the waters of overwhelm and exhaustion, self care is your life raft.But you need a specific kind of self care. Two kinds actually. Comfort self care and growth self care.Let’s talk about comfort care, first. Comfort self care practices should:Give you comfort that lasts beyond the moment. Don’t spend time, money or energy on comfort self…Read more