How changing your perspective of food can help you lose weight and gain mental freedom

Release the guilt and empower your mind. My post was featured on Thrive Global on April 13, 2021.  Hope you enjoy! When I started my post-pregnancy weight loss journey,  there were a lot of thoughts that I needed to change.  In particular, one of those changes was my view of “treats”.  By treats I mean, sweets of all kinds.  Chocolate, cake, pie, cheesecake...pretty much anything that is a calorie explosion ready to happen.   From…

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Find Your Sanctuary, Spark Inner Peace and Develop Your Go to Zen Mindset

Let go and sink into the space that surrounds you. My post was featured on Thrive Global on March 19, 2021.  Hope you enjoy! I went through an entire New York summer where nearly everyday I hopped on the F train and exited Central Park.  I would walk through the park until I found a spot on the grass that was sparsely crowded.  I would lay down with my ipod (yes, an ipod) close…

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How to Start Finding Joy: Part 6 of 6

Image by RÜŞTÜ BOZKUŞ from Pixabay   In my previous post “How to Start Finding Joy: Part 5 of 6” I wrote about how catching our thoughts and changing them can positively impact our lives.  In this last post of my finding joy series, I want to write  about the importance of being selfish and letting go of expectations.   We should all be selfish and do what we feel is best for us.  This is…

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How to Start Finding Joy: Part 5 of 6

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash In the past, I have had moments where I’ve  caught myself thinking things like, “I’m not pretty enough.  I’m not thin enough.  My nose is too small.  If only I could be more confident then I could be as successful as her...” Then, after having all of these negative thoughts, I would move on with my day.  I would find myself feeling uncomfortable and sad and feeling as…

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How to Start Finding Joy: part 4 of 6

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Become aware of your life and the abundant life that surrounds you. In my previous post How to Start Finding Joy: Part 3 of 6, I mentioned the idea of becoming aware.  It has become incredibly easy to disregard the fact that we are all living on a miraculous planet that spins in space without question!  Yet, everyday we find something that is going wrong.  We focus on the…

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How to Start Finding Joy: Part 3 of 6

Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash Finding joy begins with intention.  If your intention is not fueled by positive integrity, then your actions will be coming from a place of negativity or lack of.  There have been so many times in my life where I have done things, not necessarily because I truly felt that I wanted to, but because I thought I should. Therefore,  I would go into the situation with a negative…

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How to Start Finding Joy:Part 2 of 6

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash Forget about happiness or temporary pleasures and start focusing on being whole. “Flowers do not force their way with great strife. Flowers open to perfection slowly in the sun.... Don't be in a hurry about spiritual matters. Go step by step, and be very sure.”-White Eagle I mentioned in my earlier post How To Start Finding Joy that I would always look for situations or things that would…

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How To Start Finding Joy: Part 1 of 6

Image source by Pexels from Pixabay “Joy is not in things, it is in us”-Richard Wagner Today’s post is about finding joy, not happiness.  Many people see them as the same thing but I have a slightly different view on both.  To me, happiness is a temporary phase that comes in and out of our lives do to certain events, experiences or people making us feel happy for that time being.  Joy on the other…

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Walking is Underrated: How I Lost 30 Pounds By Walking

For the longest time, I was under the impression that if I wanted to lose weight I had to make it rain sweat. But, I lost 30 pounds by walking, occasionally.  Aside from changes to my eating, that was the only exercise I added to my routine in order to drop the pounds.  It can seem too good to be true but, a small shift like that can make a major difference in trying…

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