How I make sure my time is spent on the things I value the most

How I make sure my time is spent on the things I value the most

Something I’ve been focusing on for the last few months (and have written a few newsletters about) is how I’m spending my time and whether it’s in alignment with the things that I value most.

Ever since reading Better Than Before* by Gretchen Rubin, I’ve been been thinking about the habits — good and bad — that fill up my day. What I came to realize was that I wasn’t spending my time or energy on the things that mattered most to me.

I said that I wanted to feel better, eat better, and exercise more … and yet, my behavior was telling a completely different story. I would mindlessly play on my phone instead of reading or moving my body, I would make excuse after excuse for not taking care of myself, and I would binge eat my feelings while also saying that I wanted to eat healthy and nourish my body.

First thing I did after reading the book was to write out everything that I value most, AKA the things that make me feel loved, supported, energized, and filled with joy. I began to notice several themes in the things I was writing down: being in deep connection with others, self-care, writing, being outside, and spending time with family.

When I compared the things on my list to how I was really spending my time, I saw that I had a lot of work to do in order to bring those two things into alignment.

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How to go from inspiration to manifestation (with Lindsey Smith)

How to go from inspiration to manifestation (with Lindsey Smith)

I am incredibly excited to have my friend and fellow health coach slash healthy living pal, Lindsey Smith, on the show. Lindsey has a long list of accomplishments under her belt included being a published author, speaker, coach, and inspirational rapper. (That is not a typo.)

And while all of that is amazing (and it truly IS amazing), the most impressive thing about Lindsey that I’ve witnessed in the 8+ years I’ve know her is her power to create magic in her life. So when Lindsey agreed to peel back the curtain and let me pick her brain about manifestation and how she creates magic every single day, I jumped at the chance.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Lindsey in a new way through this conversation and that it helps to connect some dots in your own life between thoughts and feelings and bringing them into reality.

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How to have a happy and fulfilling life (with Latrice Sampson Richards)

How to have a happy and fulfilling life (with Latrice Sampson Richards)

This week, I have the absolute pleasure to sit down with Latrice Sampson Richards of the Unicorns Talk podcast. Latrice is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life-Purpose and Relationship Coach for Black women who are ready to heal from their past so they can build a future they deserve.

We dive deep into topics like manifestation, law of attraction, and forgiveness and Latrice shares the process she used for herself (and now uses with her clients) to know herself fully and bring about positive change in her life.

This episode is chock-full of wisdom and would recommend that you a.) have a notebook and pen handy so that you can take copious notes and b.) listen back as often as needed so that you can navigate creating change and manifest whatever your heart desires in your own life.

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