Today I want to celebrate our power as a collective of human beings - especially those of us who are women. We have so much strength, insight, wisdom, and love. Let's keep our vibrations high and tap into our inherent wisdom and potential with these truth-bombs.
My client Elizabeth is working to heal from years of dieting, restriction, and 30-day programs that helped her lose weight but left her feeling like crap. To compound the situation, her parents went through a wicked divorce during her teenage years and she experienced hunger because she sometimes went without food.
A client emailed me this week because he was confused about what to eat during a physical setback. He is being treated for Lyme's and Epstein-Barr Virus and has been working with both myself and a Naturopath. He was following a plant-based diet to kill off pathogens and the EBV and felt a million times better.
I wanted to share a story with you this week that, I believe, will resonate with many of you.
I was working with a client this week who is 310 lbs and on 14 medications at age 49 (he started on 15 meds but we were able to get him off one by cleaning up his gut and diet). He is diabetic, has high blood pressure and is at high risk for a heart attack.
Yes, you heard me right.We women are undermining ourselves constantly. We deflect compliments, we struggle to ask for what we want, we APOLOGIZE (ALL THE TIME), and don't stand up for ourselves. Men would never do that. It would never occur to them to NOT ask for what they want.
One of the most-asked questions I get in my inbox is "How can I love myself right now when I'm unhappy with the way my body looks? I've gained weight and my clothes don't fit. I feel unsexy in the bedroom. I want to reclaim my body and love myself again.
I like to keep things SUPER simple. All the worrying we do about what is "right" vs what is "wrong" with our workouts will not only raise cortisol and make the situation worse, but also takes up way too much mental real estate.
Over the summer, I applied for a food incubator program through Chobani to launch my product line. I was feeling super excited about all of it because these products are the answer to a lot of health and weight problems in both children and adults.
Just wrapped up my third #RadicallyGorgeous retreat with these amazing women who showed up with a clear idea of what they needed to work on and were also open to other possibilities and outcomes. It's never lost on me how blessed I am to get to witness my clients' growth and expansion with an open heart and to be a part of their collective journey, because although we often have one plan for our life path, the universe often has a different agenda ;-).
My boys and I are getting back in the September swing after some glorious mini getaways to Maine and NH over the summer. We hit the water slides hard, surfed in the ocean, swam like maniacs, and ate some incredible meals. Within the water parks and beaches, though, I couldn't help but notice the boys who had bigger breasts than I did ...