3 WAYS TO KILL YOUR POST-HOLIDAY FOOD CRAVINGS

Happy Monday folks! I hope you had a great holiday weekend and that it was filled with friends, family, play, and pleasure. Usually accompanying the fun weekend are fun foods that can turn into cravings.  Before you know it, it’s been 4th of July weekend the entire month of July! Here are three quick tips to get you back on track if you’re experiencing cravings. 1.  eat more protein.   Usually cravings happen because of blood sugar dysregulation after a weekend of eating sweet, sugary things.  If you notice a craving pop up for something sweet, curb it with some protein. 2.  eat actual meals. Cravings tend to have us… Read More

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE THE CHANGE?

If only 10% of the worlds population omitted to greater consciousness, to knowing themselves in a deeper way…. there would be a massive decrease in suffering. RAISE CONSCIOUSNESS. KNOW YOURSELF. BE THE CHANGE. Before we see less suffering on the planet, we first need to BE THE CHANGE we are seeking. As we do our inner work, we become more compassionate toward ourselves…. this is AND WILL ALWAYS BE… the 1st step. Step 1:  Learn compassion by offering to yourself, so that you’re own suffering decreases first. It’s a HUGE step that requires constant effort + focus + time + attention. Becoming more compassionate toward yourself is a blend of… Read More

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LETTING GO OF “ALL OR NOTHING”

How many times have you done your Sunday grocery shopping with the “perfect” list of the “prefect” healthy foods ready to roll for Monday and the rest of the week? Monday goes “perfectly”.  Awesome job. Tuesday goes “almost perfectly”…. …if it wasn’t for that handful of chips you grabbed in the break room. You say to yourself at the end of the night, “That wasn’t the end of the world, but I gotta knock that sh*t off tomorrow.  Focus and little will power for cry’in out loud, first name!” Wednesday, is “way less than perfect”…. …financial stress is piling on.  You say to yourself:  “Lack of sleep is really catching… Read More

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BE THE CHANGE A LOVE NOTE

 I’m a little obsessed with a song.     For about 4 years now, I’ve been obsessed with a song from MC Yogi’s album Elephant Power.  The song is called Be The Change and it’s the story of Ghandi, told in MC Yogi’s inspiring rap-form.I’ve listened to this song almost every time I’ve gotten in my car for the past 4 years and it’s meaning permeates more deeply each time. “Be the change that you want to see in the world…. Just like Ghandi”. Over… and over…. again. At first for me, this meaning took on huge implications… things like: How can I start a movement? How can I get… Read More

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Do you hate your thighs?

I remember being 8 years old laying on the couch with my knees bent, looking down at my thighs. They touched. Despite what I know now about my very normal sized 8-year old body, at the time, I thought I was fat and I had proof because my thighs touched.  To this day, I remember having the thought, “I wish I could just cut off the parts that were touching… then I’d like my thighs…then I’d be happy.” It’s easy to hear a story like this and feel sorry for that 8-year old.  Clearly, 8-year olds (including myself) get this message from family, older siblings, friends, TV ads, magazines and… Read More

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WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE I WORKOUT?

I can’t believe how many times over the past 2 decades I’ve been asked this question. I finally decided… it’s time to just answer the damn question! Look, there’s going to be a lot of people out there with a special powder, shake, or special bar that will tell you they have the answer to what to eat before a workout. First: What time are you talking about? If you’re working out in the morning…. you’ve likely been fasting since the night before, so naturally your blood sugar is down. If you go out on an empty stomach it can cause BS to decrease even further, creating a situation where… Read More

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WHEN LIFE KICKS YOU DOWN AND LIFTS YOU UP… AT THE SAME TIME

Have you ever felt so beat down by a situation that it makes you want to hide from the world and disconnect? This exact scenario happened at the end of last year and that’s exactly what I wanted to do:  fall off the face of the planet and ask God for “re-do”. Now I’m not playing the victim here.  One of the beautiful benefits I’ve received from a solid meditation and yoga practice is that I see clearly my part in any situation.  But at the end of last year, my stress level was at an all-time high and I started to doubt in my ability to do just about anything. Why do I share… Read More

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THE HUNGER SCALE

Have you ever sat in the absolute back seat of a commercial plane? I’m talking about the last row, where the seats don’t recline and you’re right next to the bathrooms. Well, that’s where I am right now as I write this to you.  On this plane, the jets cover the windows, so you can’t even see outside. I’ve just spent the past 5 days in “The Big D”, (aka: Dallas), mixing some family time with a business trip.   I tackled 2 (yes….TWO) big family reunions in one very long weekend.  It’s always good to see my family, young and old, who travel from all over to be together for… Read More

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HORMONES, CRAVINGS, SEX, AND FREEDOM

For this Motivation Monday episode, I’ve got three things for you, and they’re all insanely valuable, yet free. (Isn’t that a paradox?….) While they might seem unconnected, a deeper dive in will reveal to you just how integrated hormones, cravings, sex, and freedom all have in common. Let me explain. First cool thing: There’s this event I’m putting on with Dr. Kelly called Breakthrough to your Best Body: The truth about Hormones and Weight Loss Resistance. As a subscriber, I’m sure you’ve read about it, and many of you have already registered for this free event that takes place next Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30pm. Dr. Kelly and I met… Read More

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CELEBRATING BIG WITHOUT CRASHING INTO SUGAR

I know I’ve been talking about my birthday A LOT this year, am I’m pretty positive this will be my last post about it, but I’ve been really trying to dive deep into the ideas of big celebration as a part of life WITHOUT it totally deterring my health. In the past, I usually spend the entire month of July in a sugar addicted stupor.  By the time August rolled around, I couldn’t stop thinking about where I was going to get my next sweet fix, and every meal had some sort of sugary dessert finale. I used food to celebrate instead of using LIFE to celebrate. This year was… Read More

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