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Monday Musings: I’m A Leader, Unless…

I have no idea who said this as I saw it on a t-shirt and about died from laughter. I am a total wimp when it comes to the dark, true story. Since the fall is coming and that means Halloween I thought this was the most appropriate quote. Sometimes we’ve got to have some fun and not take everything so seriously. I can’t wait for the fall, it’s my favorite time of year and I am so ready for cooler weather, changing leaves, pumpkin everything, sweaters and of course scary movies. They scream fall to me (no pun intended) probably because of Halloween. Anywho, I’ll stop rambling about my love affair with fall. Have a wonderful week beauties!

Monday Musings: Case of the Mondays…

As true as this is, it doesn’t make me want a nap any less. After a week and a half of traveling and sorority recruitment I am more than due for some self-care and dietary changes – namely sleep, face masks, less caffeine and no sugar. Shopping at Whole Foods this morning was the greatest way to start my week. Thinking out loud – I may have to make that a Monday morning ritual…

Wellness Wednesday: Are We Shoulding Ourselves To Failure?

There are certain words in the English language that seem totally innocent and yet upon second look can be sneakily harmful. How often do we tell ourselves what we should and shouldn’t do rather than listening to what we want to do? I think it’s a safe assumption to say that there is not a man or woman alive who doesn’t catch themselves in a negative self talk pattern every now and again. Am I right or am I right? So how does should get us into a negative self talk spiral you ask? Should is a word with force behind it and it’s usually the word we use when we’re pressuring ourselves to do something we don’t really want to do. For example, “I should do this or that, but I don’t feel like it right now.” Did I mention should is usually followed by the word but, another word I actively steer clear of. Both should, but and try are all words that stem from a place of lack. When we live in …

Monday Musings: Limitations

I’m currently reading the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (one of my favorite authors) and I can hardly put it down. I love a book that requires me to have a pen in hand because there are too many amazing nuggets of brilliance not to underline each page. The quote “argue for your limitations and you get to keep them” is directly from her book and it really spoke to me last night. How often do we as individuals tell ourselves we can’t or I’m too old to do something new or someone is doing it better or whatever? We let fear overtake our lives and convince us that we can’t. Well you know what? Fear can just go ahead and shove it. Limitations are nothing more than a wall built by fear. So on this freezing Monday I say “limitations? What limitations?”.

Wellness Wednesday: Natural Women’s Health

I have been thinking about writing this post for quite some time as it’s an area I have become increasingly more aware of over the past couple of years. As I age (gracefully I hope) my concern about being skinny or having the perfect perky breasts has fallen to a distant second as the focus on my hormones and reproductive health has taken center stage. I read over and over again that health begins in the gut and yet, you show me a woman that is miserable with pms or her period and I’ll tell you that health, for a female, begins in her lady parts. Now, obviously what you’re eating and putting in your body matters and can help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with female issues both leading up to your cycle and during. But, there are a few tweaks that can be made to make your inevitable monthly visitor substantially more pleasant that doesn’t involve food at all. Menstrual Cup The absolute greatest thing I’ve ever done for my period is …

Monday Musings: When I Look At Myself

If you’re anything like me one of the hardest parts of my life is silencing my inner mean girl. I can take one insignificant moment from my distant past and beat myself to a pulp going over the details about how I could have handled the situation differently. It’s exhausting and quite frankly a total waste of emotional power. I saw this quote and it resonated with me on such a personal level. True peace comes from being able to live in the present and know that the past is gone and nothing can be done to alter it. There is no greater teacher than personal experience and each moment is an opportunity to learn, grow and evolve into the person you want to be right this moment, here and now. Today I challenge each and every one of you to look at your present beauty inside and out. Appreciate where you’ve been and where you are right now. Tell me in the comments below how you stay grounded in the present and find your …