{Breathe} Mindful Moments: Perfectionism is Anxiety in Disguise

I’ve been labeled a “perfectionist” for many years and my ego always found pride in that. That’s until my wise mind reminded me that my perfectionism was simply a manifestation of anxiety…”If I’m perfect I can prevent bad things from happening to me”. It’s control in disguise. My wise mind knows this is completely unrealistic (because life happens no matter how perfect I try to be) and my body knows it’s completely exhausting so I’m embracing my new label of perfectly imperfect and learning to trust that it’s enough.  Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Moments: Perfectionism is Anxiety in Disguise”

{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Something is Better Than Nothing

One of the things that holds us back from achieving our wellness goals is lofty intentions. I can speak from my own experience on this one. When I was sick, I used to avoid my yoga mat if I didn’t have the energy to practice like I used to. Then, when my energy returned and life got busy, I would avoid it if I didn’t have at least 30 minutes. Why? Because I was subscribing to the “shoulds” and some self-imposed rules.  Continue reading “{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Something is Better Than Nothing”

{Breathe} Mindful Moments: 12 Ways To Love Yourself Today

One of the biggest challenges we all face in our day-to-day lives is learning to love ourselves. Crazy, right? I know this to be true from my own healing journey as well as the time I spend working with and talking to all of you. Another truth? No one is free from suffering but we can control the way we support ourselves through it. And, our inability to love ourselves will surely exacerbate the suffering making self-love and self-compassion a skill that is 100% worth learning. Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Moments: 12 Ways To Love Yourself Today”

{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Is Eating Before Bed Bad?

I’m excited to introduce a new line of posts, Mindful Moments, that are meant to provide quick and simple tips to help your tune into your wellness routine. This tip has to do with eating before bed – a question I get quite often. I was going to say late-night eating but considering I’m light’s out by 9:30-10 these days, that doesn’t really apply to me unless we redefine late-night as 8pm. Who’s with me?  Continue reading “{Thrive} Mindful Moment: Is Eating Before Bed Bad?”