Travel Anxiety…What I've Learned.
What's the Deal with Menstrual Cramps?!
As many of you know, traveling in general sparks some anxiety in me, but when you toss NYC energy on top of it all, it tends to get a bit… magnified. Sprinkle in the fact that I am annoyingly claustrophobic (planes, elevators, subways … oh my!) and I’ve got some emotions to deal with it!
So what’s a travel-loving gal supposed to do when her sensitive nervous system, anxiety, and love for exploring new places collides?
Luckily, there’s quite a lot! And I’m ready to share those tools with you, too.
Best Healthy Holiday Tips
I am going to be REAL upfront with all of you … I still struggle with some intense period pain each month. Just like clock-work, day one of my period comes around, and I am hit with some mega cramps. It can be really frustrating to work so hard on your diet and stress reduction and still find yourself curled into a ball with a heating pad, essential oils (and let’s be real, some ibuprofen), each month. So, I hit up my favorite hormone books/holistic coaches to figure out what in the WORLD is going on with menstrual cramps, and the science behind them.
Working Out and Your Cycle....What You Need to Know.
I’ve learned that it takes a little extra travel prep to make sure that I have all the items that will make me feel amazing while I am away. The holidays are all about being truly present with friends and family. Feeling tired, bloated, and anxious makes that kinda hard, right?! Check out my favorite tips below to help you keep your calm during the holiday season.
Are You Having Gut Issues and Don't Even Know It?
I recently posted a story over on my instagram about the importance of syncing your workouts with your menstrual cycle.
The response to my story was incredible, and I figured I should share in a little more detail over here!
Women are becoming increasingly more aware of how their cycle affects their everyday life. We WANT to know more about how we can honor these weekly hormonal changes and what in the world is happening within our body.
We have been left in the dark for too many years regarding the beautiful complexity of our reproductive system. It’s time we change that!
EAT the Sugar! Yep, I said it.
Here’s the crazy thing about the gut… it literally affects the ENTIRE body.
Even if you don’t identify as having digestive discomfort or distress, your gut may be the source of a host of other symptoms in the body. But how do you know?
From belly pain, to skin and mood issues, to hormone imbalances … let’s touch on a why our bellies are so important!
The Period Blues…What GIVES?
Earlier this week I wrote a post on instagram about how I have been enjoying ALL of the fall goodies this season. Donuts, cupcakes, cookies...I was craving all things pumpkin!
Now, I know how HARD it can be to overthink sugar when it comes to balancing your hormones (and gut). And, when I’m working with my clients, we talk a lot about what it means to balance your blood sugar and how refined sugar and carbs can really hurt our delicate hormonal balance…BUT… I’ve also found that there is a beautiful balance.
My Guide to Austin
Here you are again...period time. Just like clockwork, you feel your mood spiraling downward and that familiar urge to cry at literally nothing at all sets in. What GIVES?
Our bodies go through some intense hormonal changes throughout the month, and most of the time, we are working against them … not for them.
My Guide to NYC
Everyone told me that I was going to love Austin and they weren’t lying! This is SUCH a cool city. Totally relaxed vibes, not too crowded, and an amazing food and beverage scene. I also found it to be so spacious (maybe that’s because I just came from NYC? haha) and full of beautiful views and nature.
If you’re looking for a city with a million bars/restaurants with outdoor seating, patio lights, and hipster vibes...look no more. Austin is your place.
Why I Created the 3-Month Coaching Program
As I sit here writing this, I am enjoying a lovely cup of green tea an Toby’s Estate Coffee Shop in Brooklyn, NY. The vibe here reminds me a lot of my favorite coffee shop in Columbus, Mission. Full of buzzing energy, laptops, and a relaxed “hipster-y” atmosphere.
My kinda place to catch up on some work.
Anxiety can feel unpredictable, but here's what you can do...
I was always afraid of how anxious or nervous I was going to feel. I would worry about being able to make it through the work day without feeling completely exhausted. And I dreaded waking up with yet ANOTHER upset stomach. Most of all, I was constantly stressing about the “best” food to put in my body. I was always on the defense! And my negative self-talk was making the situation even worse.
Why Work with a Health Coach?
I used to be SO afraid of my anxiety/worry, which in turn, only made it worse and made it last a longer. Instead of feeding into it, I practiced the tools that have helped me reduce and overcome a lot of my old symptoms.
I’ve found that takes a blend of reducing nutritional & lifestyle stressors as well as breaking down my core beliefs around anxiety that has made all the difference in my healing process.
Highights from Philadephia
The most frequently asked question I receive is.... well ... what does a health coach do?
Most of us already know that we should be eating whole foods and moving our bodies, right? I mean, the internet is practically overflowing with the next "perfect diet" and "calorie-burning exercise routine" you MUST do in order to achieve optimal health.
With so much information at our finger tips, what's the point of working with a one-on-one coach?
Well here's a little secret...
Energizing Protein Matcha Smoothie
All the podcast convention stuff aside, the culture and food scene in Philly is fantastic! There is so much history in the city, just walking around and absorbing the scenery is so much fun. But really, let's talk more about the food....
Maximize Your Morning Routine With These Tips
You get the wonderful antioxidant and boosting benefits of matcha, while also getting in protein and stabilizing fats! What's not to like??
Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie
Morning routines are incredibly important when optimizing your gut health. How you start your morning directly affects how you are going to feel for the rest of the day! Along with making sure you get in a solid breakfast (which I can't wait to talk more about at my workshop on August 4th) there are a lot of little lifestyle modifications you can make to detox your body and boost your energy.
Is the Thought of "Self-Care" Stressing You Out?
This summer has been a HOT one -- and I'm not complaining! I absolutely love the heat, but, it is nice to have a nice cooling beverage to balance all that heat out. My turmeric smoothie recipe is the perfect choice!
How I Moved Through My Fear in 3 Steps
Self-care has great intentions, but at times it can add way more pressure than it's worth. Take it from a wellness inspired perfectionist -- it is easy to believe that you just aren't doing enough. It's time we let ourselves off the hook. Taking care of your stress and your health doesn't have to look picture perfect. I know the world of instagram tells us otherwise (and I'm at fault of this too!), but remember these snapshots are merely a glimpse of the big picture….
Here is the funny thing about fear -- it really has great intentions. Fear lives within us in order to keep us safe and protected. Ultimately, it just wants the best for us! But what fear doesn’t understand, is that living within our comfort zone, isn’t always in our best interest. Sure, we might encounter less stress, less heartache, and way less failure…. but we will also encounter way less LIVING…