A collection of tips & tricks that have best helped my clients and I revive our health, mindset, & expression
Resolutions tend to not work year after year because of two reasons.
1. They utilize the old mentality of "no pain, no gain". Most resolutions are structured on losing different things in our life from weight to foods and activities we love and enjoy to less stress, etc.
The mind is wired to seek pleasure and AVOID pain.
So if we set resolutions in a way that focuses on removing something and depending on will power and sacrificing now in an effort gain later mentality, we will continue being frustrated that we haven't made true forward progress towards creating a life that feels amazing to us both internally and externally.
If this feels like your current attack when it comes to your 2020 goals and you're already feeling frustrated and defeated with the amount of life that has distracted you this year, head over here to learn more about my online goal-setting workshop that helps you approach your goals and life differently.
2. The second reason they tend to...
The holidays and New Year can bring forward literally ALL the things we may have been avoiding throughout the year. No matter what’s true for you this time of year, I challenge you to utilize one or multiple of the following tips so that you enjoy your experience regardless of what it looks like this year for you.
Time is the most precious currency we have. I wasted years reliving past stories, negative thought patterns, & believing I didn’t fit in anywhere. Even if you are currently going through challenging times, how can you challenge your mind to find joy and things to be grateful for.
Here are some of my favorite tips to help you do just that:
Drink extra water. The holidays have an abundant...
QUESTION: How do I move forward when past thoughts/memories keep coming up?
Have you ever tried to make a change in your life and been reminded of how “badly” it went in the past? Or how you didn’t show up for yourself in a positive way previously so why would you now? I say “badly” in quotes because this is often very subjective and we tend to be our harshest critics.
This is a topic that comes up when working with my 1-to-1 clients a lot. Let me start by saying that thinking of, or being reminded of your past is not a confirmation of how weak you were or how badly you coped with “fill in the blank ________ experience” in the past. It also does not take away from the steps you’ve taken forward. It was merely an experience that happened in your life, but does not define you til the end of time.
Keep reading for a mindset reframe on struggle or skip to the end for questions you can ask yourself to begin the healing process.
Morning meditation, movement, staying hydrated, journaling, and eating a diet rich of fresh whole foods are all great ways to reduce the overall burden and stress has on the mind and body. However, what do you do if you’re currently in a massive life transition where everything is in flux, or you’re working 60+ hour weeks?
One of the biggest areas I work with clients around is reducing stress during transitional periods in their life, and that starts with awareness. Awareness is a topic I have shared many times here on J’adore this year because when we have awareness, we are at choice.
We are ALWAYS at choice, however, sometimes the negative automatic patterns we’ve been using to cope with a situation makes us feel captive to them rather than feeling empowered to make a positive change.
While the present scenario might not be able to change drastically in the moment, we can drastically shift our perspective and the emotional stress our current reaction to a...
We can learn a lot from the seasons. According to the Five Elements Theory, which derives from Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season has its own energetic dynamic and movement of energy or Qi.
For my ladies out there, if you’ve ever tried to understand your menstrual cycle on a deeper level this is the same idea. We just experience these four main seasons monthly as opposed to annually!
The more we can surrender and lean into these seasonal cycles, the more we can harness their power as opposed to fighting to keep the rigid schedule that once served us at a point in time.
Fall is a season of shedding layers, looking inward, and fostering inner reserves so we can leap to our next level.
After the expansive and lively energy of summer, nature is now constricting its energy and moving inward to nourish its roots. As much as our human brain and society likes to make us think we are separate from nature, we are built from the same fundamental building blocks and thus are...
If you’ve ever wondered how elite athletes perform at the top of their game, you’re in the right place. And guess what…the best news is you can do it too by implementing this technique in your life.
Jumping right in, the top mindset tool elite athletes use that everyone can benefit from is…VISUALIZATION.
Also known as a mental rehearsal or guided imagery, this is a process of imagining various images of what you’d like to experience in a specific moment as well as all the other sensory stimuli (smells, sounds, touch, taste) that go along with the event for you.
Olympians have been using this technique for decades to train their mind as much as they physically train their body.
Imagine you’re in their shoes for a moment. You’re at a peak moment in your athletic career, the whole world is watching, and you’re going up against the absolute best of the best in a climate you’re not familiar with,...
Last week, Candice and I went on a yoga retreat with the Citizen Yoga to the beautiful Tulum for some serious R&R. The days were full of yoga (3-4 hours!), 75-minutes of juicy philosophy, sun, healthy food, great conversation, adventures, laughter, and tons of sleep. Let’s just say it was self-care to the max and the hardest decision needing to be made was pool or beach. #blessed
Many of us who attended either needed a serious recharge or needed the space to feel and think through upcoming life transitions. Through several of my conversations with fellow retreaters’ and now my own experience of merging retreat life with the “real” world, the question of “...but how do I actually apply this new knowledge?” kept coming up.
Since we are all in different phases of life and going after our own goals, a basic framework is needed when you learn something new you want to apply to your life. Click here to read the full framework on J'adore Detroit!
Have you ever experienced that giddy excitement when a new idea comes to mind and you imagine what it would actually be like for you to experience it? Maybe it is a new business idea, a charity you want to start, a new type of exercise, or even a hobby that might be out of your current comfort zone.
Today we live in a world where we have the ability to create and BE almost anything we can imagine so the question is...what has the little voice in the back of your head been begging you to take action on?
Have you been listening to this voice or have you been suppressing it? Whether it was the former or the latter, notice what feelings and sensations come up for you?
Creating change is uncomfortable no matter how much we want it. Our biology is programmed to keep us where we are, despite how uncomfortable it may be, because to our psychology it is safe and survivable. Remember a little discomfort now, for greater comfort later.
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