If you haven't finished up your holiday shopping yet, I want to send you another holiday gift idea to give the gift of health! My good friend Sarah is a representative of DoTerra and she’s put together a list of specific oils and blends she thought would be perfect for you to gift health over the holidays for your family and friends.Read More
Ok so I know that it sounds a little weird that I ate a salad for breakfast. AND I don't want you to think you've got to eat salad for breakfast, BUT as an intuitive eater there are no rules about when you eat what. It's all about what your body is asking for. So yesterday morning I had a salad for breakfast because that's what sounded good to me. You might be saying "what the heck, that will never be me!"Read More
I just finished Gabrielle Bernstein’s course Finally Full, a course all about the connection between spirituality and food. In this short course, she shares a different perspective on how to approach food and it strongly resonated with me.
It has even shifted the way I’ve been approaching food lately. Yes, even as an intuitive eater for years and even as a health coach I’m continuously learning more about myself and what serves me best (so remember there’s not a moment where we stop learning about our bodies and everything is perfect).
I want to share with you what shifted in me and share a few powerful insights that I know will make a difference for you too.
Just a little insight, Gabrielle Bernstein once struggled with alcohol, drug addiction and binge eating. In her course, she talks about how having an unhealthy relationship with food is cutting off our connection to spirit, the universe, our higher selves, or God. It’s cutting off our connection to our intuition, inner guidance or inner wisdom.
Now why is this so important? Having access to your inner guidance connects you to your life’s purpose and it gives you the power to manifest your dreams. Yes, that means calling in the one, getting your dream job, being able to feel happy every day. If that isn’t enough to motivate you, I don’t know what is!
So why does having an unhealthy relationship with food cut off your connection to your intuition?
Obsessing over food (counting calories, points, analyzing our food choices, feeling guilty) is all a cover up. . . it’s just a way to ignore what our inner guidance is really telling us.
Just like obsessing over what you eat, mindlessly eating, emotionally eating, and binge eating are ways of avoiding having to deal with or feel emotions and thoughts that maybe aren’t so pleasant. The thing is those emotions are actually very valuable to you, they are a sign or signal that something is off balance or out of alignment for you.
They are the exact way you need to grow or transform that would leave you with the power to manifest your dreams.
When you find yourself obsessing over food or mindlessly shoving food in your mouth, it’s your opportunity to stop and ask yourself:
What do I REALLY need right now?
Is it comfort, rest, love, relaxation, self-care, a good friend, to talk with someone, to do something fun? Because you know it’s not food. Food has just become the mechanism for controlling yourself when you feel out of control. It’s one thing YOU have complete control over; how much goes in or stays out.
It could be asking yourself, what is happening in my life right now and what am I supposed to do about it?
Maybe you need to start exploring new jobs, making new friends, ending or starting a new relationship. What is your body telling you to do?
Our emotions, changes, or illness in our bodies are an indication that something needs to be paid attention to.
What are you not honoring that your body or heart is telling you to do?
Take a close look at your relationship with food, what is your obsession with food really about? Is it a form of control?
What is the binge or mindless eating really about? Is it because you’re lonely or feel guilty about something?
How can you address that problem powerfully, rather than using food?
More on this in the coming weeks!
Yes, summer is here! Yay! We all know that also comes along with summer barbecues, parties, and social events! Also, fun!
It's easy to sucked into the excitement or the Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO). Making it easy to find yourself over drinking and over eating late night food without even paying attention!
When we think of hormones we often think of estrogen and progesterone, hormones related to the female reproductive system, however those are only two of many responsible for many of our bodily functions.
So why do you want to know about hormones?
Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through your blood stream and are are responsible for many different biological processes including growth, metabolism, mood, cognitive function, thirst/hunger, and sexual function.Read More
We wanted to pop in to get real and honest with you, beautiful. Today we are going to share with you our "Big Why" behind why we do what we do here at Hello Beautiful Health. AND don't miss your exclusive sneak peak into the Eat For Love Course!Read More
Women these days have so many expectations for themselves! We live in a time now where we feel like we have to be superwoman! The reality is that being everything to everyone is totally impossible unless you’re looking to have an emotional break down, which none of us want to experience.Read More
Balance... ahhhhhhh balance. Sweet, sweet balance. In today's fast paced go-getter lifestyle, balance has become something many of us question. Is it real? Is it possible? Can I really have a successful career AND a thriving relationship? Can I really eat this cupcake AND have my bikini body? It all comes down to one basic principle...Read More
Are you tired of craving sugar and totally stressed? Stopping it might not be as complicated as you think!
The number one complaint we hear from women we work with is that they crave sugar! Like, “I want a big piece of chocolate cake” or “I have uncontrollable cravings for sweets mid-afternoon”!
If you’re like we were or if you’re like our clients, you REALLY hate that you crave sugar and feel like sugar is evil! After all, that’s the main reason we all gain weight, right?!
Well, the truth is that sugar is not the only reason we gain weight - while it can be a factor in weight gain and can increase your likelihood of belly fat - it is ONLY a factor.Read More
There's nothing better than a cold glass of lemonade on a warm day. It's refreshing, satisfying and a classic American recipe. This recipe will nourish your body unlike it's sugar-loaded counterpart. The lemon is alkalizing for the gut and the stevia regulates your blood sugar. Now you can enjoy your favorite beverage without the depleting sugar highs and lows.Read More
Do you have a fear of letting someone new in, because you were hurt in your last relationship?
Are you currently in a relationship and feel kind of blah about it, but continue to stay because you hate being alone?
Are you in a "complicated" relationship in which your needs aren't being met - yet you continue to pour your love into him, because you hope that one day he'll love you back?
I'm sure most of us can agree that at one time or another we've experienced one if not all of the above. Today we are going to share with you our top tips to re-infuse partnership, passion and excitement into your love life. Whether you've been married for a decade or are currently single -once you hear these strategies, you will be able to not only create your soul-mate - you'll keep him around for the long-haul.Read More
Have you ever felt a little sad or maybe a little anxious and your stomach felt uncomfortable too? Recently a lot of research has been released linking our mood to our gut health. Poor gut health has been linked to both anxiety and depression.Read More
Our most elated food experiences occur when the flavors, smells and sensations take us right back to happy memories. For a brief moment, we get to sensually relive the past.
This dish is one of my childhood classics and I am so honored to share it with you today. The older I get, the more in awe I become of my mother's talent and dedication put towards our demanded family dinners. This is a dish that will impress anyone that comes to dinner - as it's simple yet exquisite. From my family to yours, enjoy!Read More
I'm sure you read the title and were thinking "How can that even be possible? Vegetables have hardly any calories!" Well, it's true, eating salads can sabotage your plans for a healthy or low calorie meal and it's not because of the salad dressing!Read More
This recipe is impossible to mess up and is a crowd pleaser every time! With only about 5 or 10 minutes of prep-time, this is a great, "I just got home from a long day of work and am so ridiculously lazy" kind of meal. The serving size is about 4 portions so you can share with your family or save the extras for lunch and make a delicious salad or sandwich out of the left-overs. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do! xxRead More
With the gluten-free frenzy taking the world by storm many people have decided to ditch the fluffy white flour. This means out with the croissants, baguettes, french toast and one of my personal favorites: pancakes. Finding a sustainable way to eat is all about finding healthy alternatives to replace your classic favorites so you never feel deprived. So today I introduce you to my favorite pancakes that I never feel guilty about.Read More
Kombucha: the healthy beverage that has swept our pallets by storm!! And, if you're anything like me, you're daily addiction to this probiotic super drink has left your wallet feeling a little thin. Well, don't you worry, beautiful! I am going to take you through a step-by-step guide on brewing 'bucha in the comfort of your own homeRead More
Doesn’t it seem like life just continues to get a little busier? It seems that as time goes on we are expected to do more and more in a shorter amount of time. I mean just think, our smart phones and computers never seem fast enough.
With everything we are expected to do and our growing to-do lists it seems we always have to sacrifice this and that or say no to something we want to do for ourselves.Read More