WHY YOU SHOULD END THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

WHY YOU SHOULD END THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

Perfectionism, something that too many of us know all too well. Perhaps you've been badgered for wanting things a certain way or that project you're working on doesn't seem just right yet. I've always thought that perfectionism was about wanting to do things correctly or following a specific organizational pattern to produce nearly similar results each time.

The actual dictionary definition (according to psychology) is "striving for flawlessness and setting high performance standards, accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations."

Takes a hard left turn doesn't it? Turns out, perfectionism is actually your inner critic rearing it's ugly head to bring up lies around why you're not good enough. Read more to learn how to change that narrative for yourself.

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Why Rites of Passage Are Keeping You Stuck

Why Rites of Passage Are Keeping You Stuck

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way you could enjoy the journey to your goal? Instead of being miserable until you reach it? The good news is, there is a way! And it’s easier than you think.

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HOW ONE WOMAN'S CONFIDENCE CHANGED THE WORLD

HOW ONE WOMAN'S CONFIDENCE CHANGED THE WORLD

I recently watched this documentary on Hulu called Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, if you’ve ever owned a Barbie doll then it’s a must watch for you. Not only was it fascinating learning about the cultural effect Barbie has had, what she stands for and the impact on young women around the world, it was also eye opening to the story of its creator Ruth Handler.

I found this to be incredible inspiring to learn about. Because Ruth had confidence in spades.

And I find that for so many of us, we really struggle with having confidence in who we are, what we’re doing or what we want our life to be like.

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HOW TO STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP AND FALL IN LOVE WITH WHO YOU ARE

HOW TO STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP AND FALL IN LOVE WITH WHO YOU ARE

Too many of spend talking about how we “hate” things about yourself. It’s like that scene in Mean Girls when Lindsay Lohan’s character is watching The Plastics stare in a mirror and complain about all the things they don’t like about themselves. I love the audio we hear of Lindsay Lohan saying “I didn’t know that there could be so many things wrong with you…”

And when you think about it, when you’re born that’s exactly what you believe! That there’s nothing wrong with you. It’s only by listening to other people’s opinions or observing what’s cool, accepted or desired that we form opinions about ourselves.

So today, I want to address how to stop beating yourself up and fall in love with who you are.

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THE 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE STARTING A NEW EXERCISE ROUTINE

THE 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE STARTING A NEW EXERCISE ROUTINE

There’s so many different forms of exercise and movement that can help you build the strength, flexibility and tone that you want in your body.

But before you jump into an entirely new form of movement, consider these 5 things that will not only help you make an informed decision but also commit to your new routine.

You’ll want to write your answers out for this one, grab a journal and pen before you get started.

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SKIPPING LUNCH IS HURTING YOU IN MORE WAYS THAN YOU THINK

SKIPPING LUNCH IS HURTING YOU IN MORE WAYS THAN YOU THINK

We've all been there, your meeting runs long, you have to suddenly pick someone up, the day just basically gets away from you and there goes lunch.

In my expereince, it can be one of the hardest meals to get in. It's easy in the morning and at night because you're hungry when you wake up or you're cooking for other people. Even if it's a small to-go breakfast, it always gets in. Lunch can be so easily overlooked.

But when you skip meals, you put yourself in a sticky situation and create these 3 problems.

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LET'S SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON WATER

LET'S SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON WATER

I'm here to give a litte love to another one of my dear friends that quite honestly get either forgotten or dumped on. It's the fanastic nutrient - water! Oh water, how we love you.

Believe it or not, it's actually one of the simplest ways to get more energy, maintain your weight and flush out toxins. And that's just three of its many fabulous qualities! That's why today I'm shining a spotlight on our good friend, water.

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5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT

5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT

Today's post is for you if you're trying to lose weight and it seems to be taking forever or longer than it used to. Like in the olden days you could lose the weight by jumping back into the gym, cutting out bread and controlling your portion sizes. But now it just seems like it's taking longer to get the weight off. Or there's those last 10 pounds that refuse to leave, no matter what you do!

That's why I've put together the 5 most common mistakes I see people making when they try to lose weight.

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THE SIMPLE TRICK TO MAKE HEALTHY EATING EASY

THE SIMPLE TRICK TO MAKE HEALTHY EATING EASY

Often times your work will lead to extra stressors in your life – emotional eating, weight gain and physical burn out. And healthy eating becomes hard because of stress and something called the polarity of food. Read more to learn how to make healthy eating easy again.

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THE SIMPLE WORK TRICK YOU NEED TO KNOW TO INSTANTLY DESTRESS

THE SIMPLE WORK TRICK YOU NEED TO KNOW TO INSTANTLY DESTRESS

It's fascinating to me how easy it is to quickly fall into the trap of "there's not enough time". Of feeling like I was running around or never had enough hours in the day to do ALL the things that I wanted in that allotted time space.

Anyone else feel the same way? Like there's not enough time in the world to get it all done?

This is actually a trick that our mind plays on us.  

Because the more you feel that you "don't have enough time" the tighter, stressed and tired you get. Not to mention how HARD it becomes to get literally anything accomplished because of those side effects.

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HOW TO FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

HOW TO FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

How do you stay inspired when things get tough? How do you get back in the game? I took inspiration this week from Lindsey Vonn and everything that she's overcome and accomplished. It inspired me to create the acronym P.U.S.H. on how to find your own inspiration. Enjoy the read! 

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THE 5 TRICKS YOU NEED TO BE UNSTOPPABLE (AND RECOVER FROM ANYTHING LIFE THROWS AT YOU)

THE 5 TRICKS YOU NEED TO BE UNSTOPPABLE (AND RECOVER FROM ANYTHING LIFE THROWS AT YOU)

What do you do when life throws you a curveball? On those days when the world seems to knock you down and you're having trouble getting back up again?

Today I'm talking about the 5 things you can do to support yourself emotionally, physically and spiritually to recover from those knock down moments and get back on your horse. Because being unstoppable has everything to do with your mindset and the actions you do each and every day.

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