This past month I’ve attended four conferences and had the pleasure of listening to and meeting many accomplished, career-minded, and successful women. Part inspiration and part networking, the audience, speakers and panels were a mix of self-made entrepreneurs and corporate executives. I noticed a common theme of discussion at every one of these events. This being the idea of “having it all.” Having the career while balancing family, relationships, self-care, and creating purpose and fulfillment in addition to financial security and professional success. More
Regardless of their industry or profession, they rise to the top. Are they just lucky and gifted? Not necessarily. I believe they’re a testament to the fact that when it comes to success – it’s not what you do, but how you do it.
The how refers to your attitude, mindset and daily habits. It’s not just talent, skill or luck. If you look at the many examples of successful people in any industry, there are certain common habits that they exhibit. I believe these are some of the best “secrets of success.” More
It may not feel like it just yet, but Spring is here! Which means it’s time for Spring Cleaning!
I absolutely love this time of year and always look forward to the fresh, bright and uplifting energy of the season. When you take the time to do a little spring-cleaning, everything feels even better. The whole house feels lighter, cleaner, and brighter. Physical clutter creates mental clutter. If you want more space to create a healthy, blissful and radiant life, it’s time to spring clean! More
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
I love salads. I try to eat a salad almost every day, either as a main meal for lunch or dinner or as a side to a cooked dish. Salads are one of the easiest ways to fill up on your daily servings of veggies, they’re super fast to make, crunchy, healthy and full of vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
But a salad every day can get boring, fast. Especially if you stick to the same two or three versions without switching things up. Luckily, there are so many ways to jazz up a salad, that the combinations are almost endless. Here are 7 ideas to get you started: More
A little inspiration to brighten your week…
“Take care of your body. The body is the temple of the soul. If your body is not tuned up, if it’s not healthy, it’s not going to be a good place for your mind to live. And so all the greatness you had in front of you starts to slip away as you get pulled away by inabilities of the mind to maintain its high levels of function. Maintaining body health is critical.” ~ Dr. Mehmet Oz
It’s that time of year again. Cold and flu season is upon us. Everywhere we turn people are getting sick or lining up for the flu shot.
So what can you do to protect yourself? Whether you decide to get the flu shot or not, it’s important to remember that while it can protect us from a specific bacteria or virus, it doesn’t necessarily strengthen our overall immunity. I believe that a strong immune system is the most important foundation for staying healthy. It demonstrates the amazing power and intelligence of your body to fight off whatever germs or viruses come your way.
There are many supplements out there that can help with immunity and it can be overwhelming (and expensive) to know which ones to take. I did a post last year about the supplements I take and what I do if I feel a cold coming on, feel free to check it out if you want more ideas.
Here are my top 3 choices for a streamlined and simple foundation: More
A little inspiration to brighten your week…
“I have decided to be happy, because it’s good for my health.” ~ Voltaire
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a cause that is very dear to me because my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 15 years ago. I’m happy to say she is healthy and cancer free, and we now look back on the experience with gratitude for how it changed our lives for the better.
In honor of my mom and the hundreds of thousands of women, mothers, daughters, sisters, wives… who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, I wanted to share my personal experience with my mom’s illness, my own personal prevention strategies and why I so strongly believe in a holistic approach and that we need a stronger message of prevention.
When my mom was first diagnosed it was the scariest time in my life. I was in my third year of University and couldn’t imagine my life without her in it. I was terrified. The logical, solution-focused part of me wanted answers. Unfortunately the general message from the doctors was only that “no one knows why this happens”. We decided to educate ourselves in an effort to better understand the illness and what else we could be doing to increase my mom’s chances of recovery. In the process of learning about holistic and alternative treatments, we began to feel empowered and hopeful. And with what we learned, we changed our eating habits and lifestyle permanently. More