How to Stay Healthy in Unhealthy Environments
I recently got an email from a reader and they wanted to confide in me about a problem that is not uncommon- how to stay motivated and carry on your health journey if everyone around you does the opposite? That person told me she enjoyed a healthy, plant-based inspired lifestyle for more than 10 years…Then, because of her work/ business, she was forced to move to a rather depressing part of her country where most people are not at all interested in any holistic transformation. Not to mention any basic self-care. Now, it takes her more than an hour to drive to get some healthy stuff. In the local stores in her area, people actually conform to unhealthy foods because, again, most people don’t care what they eat. To make things worse- she feels laughed at whenever she shows any interest for a healthy lifestyle…In the end, she put on weight, got a bit depressed and asked me for support to get back on track. She asked me for tips and resources on living a healthy life in an unhealthy town…how to break free from bad environments….In her own words: “I can’t even find yoga-it’s that bad. I guess I’ve hit rock bottom and am just looking for support in any way. I appreciate all you do and put out into the world” Continue reading
Successful Goal Setting with Mike Brown
The following is the guest post by my friend Mike from GoalHit.net.
His website is all about motivation, fitness, goals, personal development, productivity, and mindset. Mike got in touch with me after bumping into my book: “Motivation in 7 Simple Steps“. This is how I discovered his work and received tons of value from his content. This guy has a strong passion for helping others create happy, healthy and fulfilled lives, and his mission never stops!
In this post, Mike shares his personal story and how he managed to succesfully transform his body and enjoy the process. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did! Continue reading
Say FU Perfection and Focus on Progress!
There is something that has been on my mind lately…
It’s about perfection and how it can take away your emotional wellness and actually prevent you from achieving your health, life, and carreer goals. It can make you a slave of your own ego (BTW. I believe that ego is not always bad and we can use it to stretch and grow but this is a topic for another day) and make you feel trapped. Once you get trapped in perfectionism, it’s not possible to move forward and you are not really able to receive value from your own actions. This short post is written as a reminder that it’s OK to fail. It’s OK to make mistakes. It’s OK to admit that we screw up sometimes. Whatever it is that you want to achieve, you will not achieve it without making progress and without moving forward. So what’s the point of getting stuck with one thing, just trying to make it all perfect? Read on to brainstorm. Continue reading
Do We Actually Understand What Success Means?
So much is being said about success, successful people, or success stories. But what is success?
Is it about becoming a millionaire? Or looking like a model? Or becoming a famous actor /actress?
Is it about having a Ferrari? Does having more stuff than your neighbors do make you more successful? And finally, how do you know who’s more successful or less successful? Can success be measured?
I have a really simple definition of success. Read on to discover yours…Let’s brainstorm! Continue reading
Don’t Focus on Your Problems. Focus on Solutions.
There are many things we can’t control or change. The only thing we can actually control is how we react to them and what we decide to focus on. What you focus on can change your life and help you create a stronger body and mind. You need to focus on your vision (whether it’s health, life or career). You need to FOCUS on where you’re going instead of where you’re coming from. If you know where’re your going, nothing can stop you. You can have a bad day and still move forward. Now, I am not judging. We all have been through dark periods in our lives; we all have. Sometimes, we may feel trapped in a vicious cycle and don’t know where to start. I can totally relate to this paralyzing, “vicious cycle syndrome.” You just can’t take positive action, even though deep inside you know what to do…
How to Stop Torturing Yourself with Meaningless Actions
Yes! How to stop torturing yourself with meaningless, mindless actions and endless lists of goals, resolutions and to do lists that usually get forgotten and neglected pretty soon after they were conceived. Since it’s January, everyone is talking about New Year’s Resolutions. There are many programs claiming they can help you achieve all your goals. Don’t get me wrong, I like good motivational programs with messages that help me keep on track, I love accountability and I am a very goal oriented person. But I can also learn from my failure. Over the past few years I realized what works in terms of goal setting and what doesn’t. It’s not only about the magic phrase: New Year’s Resolutions. It’s about steady progress. If you are looking for a fresh approach to achieving your goals without feeling too overwhelmed or tempted to quit, read on!
Alkaline Diet Lifestyle for Vibrant Health and Massive Weight Loss
I am back with another alkaline diet and lifestyle Q&A session. In case you have missed the first part, check it out here. Before we start, remember that the most important thing is to listen to your body. Of course, there are certain rules to keep in mind, and having a reliable and proven source of information can save you lots of time and frustration. However, remember that I am not telling you to go on a super strict alkaline diet. I am giving you information and inspiration so that you can create your own alkaline way and I am not saying that what I do is the only path to wellness and health. Even though I am an alkaline girl, and I love it, I take inspiration from other diets as well. I try to keep my mind open. Nothing is set in stone. With that being said, we are ready to dive into questions and answers!
Combine Mindfulness with Motivation and Achieve Holistic Success
Do you think you could do more if you were more motivated? Do you get excited about new projects or resolutions, only to quit after a few days? Do you find it hard to focus on your goals? Do you constantly compare yourself to other people and end up feeling frustrated? Do you have problems with getting things done or sticking to things you know you should be doing? If so, no worries, I have been there myself. For years, I have struggled with lack of motivation. I could not create new habits. It wasn’t until I learned how to combine mindfulness with motivation that I was able to turn my never ending to-do lists and anxiety attacks into easy and doable action plans that helped me trick my brain, take action (even when I was not motivated), move forward, be consistent, and get results. In this article, you will discover a very simple motivational technique that will help you keep on track, even when you have a bad day (we all do sometimes) without feeling overwhelmed.
How to Overcome the Internal Struggle and Kick-Start Your Personal Transformation
I very often get asked why we struggle to do the things that are good for us. This is something I can actually relate to, personally. A few years ago, I felt torn between information and action. In other words, I would get stuck on information. I struggled to take continuous and persistent action. Many people do, and so today I want to show you a few powerful tools that will help you finally leave the comfort zone and stop procrastinating. I want you to realize why you sometimes abstain from making healthy choices (even though you know they are good for you) and, consequently, what to do so you can actually enjoy the process of your transformation. This can be applied to all areas of your life, not only health. The process for all kinds of transformations is always the same, no matter if you want to lose weight, transform your body, inspire those around you, or start a business. If you really want to change something in your life and create your personal success with your own hands, you cannot find an excuse not to read this post.
How to Develop your Emotional Muscles and Achieve Emotional Wellness
Everyone is looking for health and happiness. Why? It’s simple: once you have created your foundation full of vibrant health and you feel happy and fulfilled, you can easily transform other areas of your life. If you are into wellness and personal development, you have probably noticed that holistic health is not only about creating physical health but also mental and emotional health. In other words- no amount of green smoothies, healthy recipes or yoga sessions will help, if you don’t dig deep. Digging deep means asking yourself certain questions, diving into the concept of holistic self-coaching and getting to the root of the problem so that you can achieve emotional wellness. The following steps will help you get rid of limiting beliefs, improve your quality of life and get rid of anxious feelings. Get ready to make friends with your emotions!