The Life Boost Principles
I frequently used to wish that I could just escape from my brain.
I was exhausted - from a job that made me feel empty by the end of the day, from trying to keep up with a never-ending to-do list, from being anxious even when I didn’t know what was making me anxious which made me even more anxious, and from trying so hard and yet always feeling behind.
Yet the moment I would try to relax, my brain would get louder with thoughts like:
- "You don't have time for this"
- "Oh, you never scheduled …
The Life Boost (LB) Approach
I’ve spent a lot of time asking, “If being healthy is supposed to feel good, why is the norm in our society to be sick, overweight, and/or unhappy?”.
You can learn more about the answer to that question here:
That leads to the next question, "what are the key components to being healthy in a way that feels good and IS sustainable?"
There are so many factors that impact the way you feel ph…
Why The Norm Is To Be Sick, Overweight, And/Or Unhappy
I’ve spent a lot of time asking, “If being healthy is supposed to feel good, why is the norm in our society to be sick, overweight, and/or unhappy?”. I’ve talked about the 3 Wellness Levels, but there's more to the story. Let's dive deeper into the real WHY…
When you think of things you should do to be more healthy, what comes to mind?
How does your body react? Is there a sense of “woohoo, I can’t wait to get started!” or a feeling of impending doom as if a vacation is about to end?
The Three Wellness Levels: How To Do Healthy By Making Your Life Easier
I spent a lot of time trying to solve this puzzle:
If being healthy is supposed to make us feel good, why are so many people avoiding or exhausted trying to get healthy? Why is it so hard?
This is what I’ve realized:
There are 3 levels when it comes to a wellness journey, yet our society makes it seem like there are only two. Level 1 (I’ll Do It…Tomorrow) and 2 (The Bandwagon) are both unappealing and uncomfortable, so it's no wonder that the norm is to be sick, overweight, and/or unhappy!…
Why The Veterinary Profession Has A High Burnout Rate
Here’s a summary of why the vet profession has such a high burnout and suicide rate.
The veterinary profession selects people who are deeply empathetic. We become veterinarians because we are following our heart. If we were logical, we would go to medical school where we could make double the salary and focus on one species. Instead, we follow our hearts.
In order to get into vet school, we have to get excellent grades, do tons of extracurriculars, volunteer in animal hospitals, and general…
Why Stable Blood Sugar Is Key For Sustainable Weight Loss
Blood sugar is one of the 3 Life Boost B's (Belly, Brain, and Blood Sugar), because stable blood sugar is absolutely critical for achieving sustainable weight loss and epic energy in an enjoyable way.
Curious WHY stable blood sugar is key for sustainable weight loss. Let's dive in!
We live in a society where carbs are everywhere.
I’m not talking nourishing, real, whole food carbohydrates like quinoa, beans, or vegetables (yes, those are carbs 🥰) that come with a nice dose of fiber, nutri…
The Three Levels Of Your Wellness Journey
The health and diet industries are drooling with the New Year.
You're about to be bombarded with messages pressuring you to detox, diet, and workout to the extreme. It's perpetuating a vicious cycle that's preventing you from truly achieving what you want: a healthy lifestyle that feels effortless.
When it comes to making healthy changes, there are 3 levels that we need to talk about.
Most people stay stuck between 1 and 2…their ENTIRE life. That sucks, because Level 3 is truly amazing. I kno…
Friday Favorites: Wellness Gifts Edition
Giving is a tremendous way to foster connection and boost your own health and happiness. Why not continue the positive momentum by giving a gift that will bring health and happiness to the recipient, as well?!
For this month's Friday Favorites, I'm sharing some of my favorite things that make wonderful gifts for you or someone you care about any time of year. I've prioritized businesses with meaningful missions and high standards and gifts ideas for every price point. All done shopping? These …
What Are Your Life Jackets?
This week, one of my clients shared with me that in old Japanese, December is called the “Running Month”. She explained that there are two interpretations:
- It’s a busy month of running around before the New Year
- It’s goes by quickly (like running)
So true, isn’t it?!
She shared this at a perfect time - a morning when I already had a lot on my mind. December has just started and already I’m guilty of getting caught up in all the things I “need” to do for the holidays, end of the year dead…
Nutrient-Packed Cranberry Sauce (No Sugar Added)
I didn’t plan on sharing this cranberry sauce recipe with you. Not because I wanted to keep it a secret, but because it didn’t exist until about an hour ago. Today is one of those days when almost every hour is scheduled as I finish up deadlines, emails, and pack in preparation for traveling for Thanksgiving. And yet...the cranberries were calling to me. So here we are.
When I think of a recipe, it’s hard to resist (especially when it’s quick and easy)! I love cranberry sauce, but as you kno…