The difference a little meditation can make.

The ease and the struggle of a daily meditation practice. An honest reflection of the impact a daily meditation practice can have. #meditation #selfcare #mindfulness #shadowwork #wellness #mindset

Back on April 3rd of this year, I embarked upon my 3rd 100 Day Project (!!). For someone who wasn’t sure she could do anything for 100 days in a row without flaking out, that feels like a pretty epic accomplishment. In previous years I’ve focused my time and energy on blogging (year 1) and yoga (year 2). This year, I thought I was going to spend my time painting faces but at the last...

30 prompts to help you get in the groove with gratitude

30 prompts to help you get in the groove with gratitude

Journaling has been a powerful tool for self-discovery and growth throughout the course of my life. I grew up in a home where journaling and self-expression were encouraged. I had an English teacher in 8th grade require daily journaling as part of our class. Hell, my health coach training program incorporated daily free-writing (a la Morning Pages) as part of our coursework. I’ve journaled when it was just me, and...

Why anger and resentment have been my greatest teachers

Why anger and resentment have been my greatest teachers

I’ve always had a bit of a temper. As a kid, whenever I’d get in trouble I would storm out of the room screaming, run to my bedroom and slam the door as hard as I could, crank up my stereo to peak volume, and yell about the injustice of it all. I wish I could say that I’ve outgrown that response as an adult, but I’d be lying. Up...

How to make time for The Miracle Morning when you’re a mom…

From the moment I read about morning routines in Hal Elrod’s book, The Miracle Morning*, I knew they were for me. I loved the way morning routines helped to anchor the day in a positive way and also gave structure for incorporating things like meditation, reading, and journaling. Problem was, I had a newborn whose sleep was erratic at best and a creaky old house that wasn’t conducive to moving...

Want to make self-care a priority? It’s as easy as 15-1-1.

The 15-1-1 Rule for taking better care of yourself

A few years ago, a fellow holistic health coach by the name of Vanessa Broers wrote a guest post on the Propelle blog around self-care for women entrepreneurs. And even though the target audience of that post was pretty specific, the information contained within the post was (and is) invaluable for anyone who feels guilty for taking time for themselves OR doesn’t even know where to begin. The technique she shared...

The what, why, and how of meditation.

Feeling anxious? Meditation can help with that. Feel down or depressed? You guessed it. Meditation. Want to feel more balanced and centered? Meditate. Want to lose weight? Meditate. Want to get off that pesky medication for high blood pressure? MED-I-TATE. Just want to do something good for yourself? Medi… Do I really have to say it again? Over the years, I have felt like a broken record because I am constantly touting the benefits of...

5 ways to ensure new habits will stick!

5 ways to ensure new habits will stick!

Between reading Better Than Before* by Gretchen Rubin and the upcoming start of The 100 Day Project by Elle Luna and Lindsay Jean Thomson, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to cultivate new habits and why some habits are easier to stick to than others. For instance, every morning I wake up, grab my phone and spend 15-30 minutes scrolling through social media as I wait for my...