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Slowing down to move forward: Why checking back in with yourself is so important

I was in Cabo all last week. A vacation I’d been waiting to go on for a very long time. Sunshine, family, drinks, warmth…I mean, what more could a girl want? (Besides a room full of puppies).  I had been feeling pretty off before the trip, so I was excited...
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Why the really hard times become the reason we succeed.

Sometimes I sit down to write a blog post and it’s the easiest thing in the world for me. The words flow so easily, my thoughts are clear, I’m inspired, I’m ready. Other times, like right now, I find myself unsure of what to write and can’t...
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Bobbi Brown does Break the Weight

Bobbi Brown: Mom, writer, CCO, editor in chief, women’s advocate. Bobbi Brown wears many hats. An incredibly strong woman and inspiration to women across the globe. Bobbi recently took on another task: finding a health coach to better her life. What she found...
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6 guidelines to help you beat social eating

There’s a lot of pressure out there when it comes to food. You’re not crazy or weird for feeling that, but you have to remember why you’re making this change and why it’s so important to you. Don’t let the outside voices and pressure get the best of you: ...
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6 things to do if you suffer from body image issues

The first time my therapist told me that she thought I suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder was about 6 months into our sessions when she noticed that the only thing I ever talked about was my weight. I remember thinking how crazy she must be to think that I, me,...
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How saying yes to one question changed my entire life

When I was 23 years old, my very close friend Lulu came over one night and asked me if I’d help her lose 150 pounds. I know, not the most common question to ask a close friend, but it would be the question that changed the course of my story. But before I knew... read more

When motivation kicks my ass I did THIS…

Motivation from what I’ve learned and experienced over the years is really the mix between two important components: Excitement and passion. Think about it like this: Most of the time we feel motivated, we also feel excited. Things are fun, somewhat easy and the... read more


The process of change is challenging no matter what the goal is. There’s so much information out there about what you’re supposed to do that it can often feel overwhelming to stay on track. I believe the best and most inspiring advice comes from those who... read more

How walking 10,000 steps a day transformed my life

After my mother died, I searched all over the place for something that would make me feel free from the pain, even just for a little. I was craving a distraction of any kind and because I couldn’t find one that served me, I picked all the ones that didn’t.... read more

Three ways to get back on track right now

Getting back on the track quicker each time you fall off is exactly how successful people become successful. I know it’s break for most and holidays tend to make us all feel like we can do whatever we want (and we do, whatever we want). But, 2017 is five days... read more

How to move forward from old painful thoughts

When I was a little girl and many years after that, I used to wake up with a heaviness in my chest that felt like someone took away my ability to breathe, and the only thing left was an overpowering amount of pain.  I woke up today with that same feeling. To be... read more

Heavy on the inside: What makes you feel alive?

I was in Bend Oregon a couple weeks ago, surrounded by the most beautiful mountains, breathtaking waterfalls and wonderful people, but I felt heavy.  My body felt uncomfortable, my clothes were not making me feel good, and all I kept thinking about was my... read more


I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’ve been here a thousand times before. You know, the place where I haven’t blogged for almost two months, but was doing it pretty damn consistently for about six. And trust me, I’d rather be doing anything... read more

The Appreciation of Normality

To be able to pick out a moment and say “this is a great moment” -not because of contrast, not distinguishing between a good moment and bad moment, but because of seeing a moment for what it is- is a really beautiful thing. I’m not talking about a... read more

I drove across the country and here’s why

Two days ago, I packed a suitcase, got into my car and drove across the country with my 100 pound dog. I know what I just wrote sounds a little crazy, and to be honest, that’s kind of it how it felt. The truth is, I’m going through some personal stuff (a... read more

The day I said goodbye to my mother

April 19th, 2001: “Oh my god mommy, this is so hard for me. Why did they have to put you through so much pain? Life is so unfair. Why did they have to take you away from me? I thought we would be together forever. I didn’t think I would be going to a... read more

Reflection of change

“A son and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “aahh!!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “aahh!!” Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who are... read more

Why being lonely is the most terrifying feeling ever

I used to think the scariest thing in the world was being unsure about your future, but as of recently I think I’ve found something even more terrifying: Loneliness.  Even as I write this, I can feel my stomach tie into knots and take me back to the dark places... read more

4 ways to stay on track during the weekends

Add structure to your weekend The less structure we have, the more choices we have to make. Routine and structure is huge reason why people feel more successful during the week. They know exactly what time they’ll be waking up, and a pretty good idea of what... read more