• blessings - brain training - healing - healthy - life challenge - self help - The Cocoon

    Adulting: Tips for Easing Back in After a Holiday

    Adulting can be so hard sometimes, AMIRITE?  Don’t worry Lovelies, you can do this! Whether you are trying to get yourself out of bed and back to work after a long holiday weekend or perhaps an even longer vacation break, there are a few simple things that you can do right now to make your reintegration to Responsible Adult Life a breeze. Here are my Top 5 Tips for Easing Back in After a Holiday: Re-Hydrate!  Top of the list for getting your body back on point. Spending fun times with friends and family almost always revolves around food &…

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    Body-Positive Fitness, My Top 5 Tips, & Why I Created The Cocoon

    For the past couple of years, I have been wanting- no, longing to- create a series of fitness videos for people living in bigger bodies, with a crazy twist: I don’t want you to lose a bunch of weight (unless that is something YOU want for yourself).  Instead, I wanted to simply love, support, and encourage people just like me to love the body that they are already living in, and provide them with some easy action-steps to help guide them to a healthier lifestyle.     I had this radical notion that I could begin to deeply, truly LOVE…

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    Look at This Great Yoga Set I Found! 6-Pieces Under $40

    Check out my short video about this awesome yoga essentials set I found! 6 pieces under $40. Great price + Value. And my girl Roxy makes a guest appearance, ha! <3  Thank you Sivan Health & Fitness for making a great product and making yoga accessible for all! Here’s where you can buy yours: Sivan Health and Fitness Yoga Set 6-Piece- Includes 1/2″ Ultra Thick NBR Exercise Mat, 2 Yoga Blocks, 1 Yoga Mat Towel, 1 Yoga Hand Towel and a Yoga Strap   Are you ready to join me in The Cocoon? Register Here

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    Can Certain Foods Help Reduce Pain?

    It’s no big secret that the foods we consume regularly will have an effect on our overall health. And while it’s true that some foods are obviously not helpful in supporting our bodies, there is just a LOT of information out there on the interwebs, bookshelves, and tv talk show circuit that is conflicting and confusing.  Vegan. Paleo. Zone. Gluten-Free. Anti-Inflammatory. Mediterranean. Juicing.  The Latest Magical Cleanse… Cue my emotional response:  *$@#!  It’s overwhelming, just give me a blanket and a damn cookie! So what if I just want to make some healthier food choices, and I’m not in a…

  • brain training - healing - healthy - inspiration - life challenge - Miscellaneous - self help - The Cocoon

    Emotional Eating & Your Inner Superhero

    Friends, emotional eating (from feeling fearful, sad, angry, or whatever overwhelming thing we are feeling) is something that can be managed and overcome when we learn how to access the tools we need. It definitely takes practice and lots of support to “retrain our brain” but it is TOTALLY doable!  I’ve been actively at work on my own emotional issues and how I can respond to stress differently than I did for so many years. It’s a powerful process, not always easy- but the healing that has taken place and the strategies I’ve gained are worth the effort. I’ve learned…

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    #FridayFeels Brave

    It’s been the kind of week where I am questioning my every decision one minute to pushing my own limits the next. Question. Push. Question. Push. Mild panic. Deeper questions, push back harder. I have a message to share, and it equally emboldens me and terrifies me. It’s the driving force behind my new health and wellness project, The Cocoon – Empowered Transformation, and the reason I have been videoing myself doing a series of workouts- even though I don’t have a model’s face, a trainer’s body, and a studio to produce high-quality videos.  It’s just me, my message, and…

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    The Ninth Blessing: Fun!

    Blessing #9: I am Fun Close your eyes and think of your most fun-loving friend. Who comes to mind, and what about that person makes them so much fun to be around? What’s fun for me may not be as much fun for you, and vice versa- but so what? Fun comes in all shapes and sizes, and there are a million billion gazillion different ways to have fun! Let’s be honest- life can be pretty hard. To balance things out, we want to cut loose a little when we can. We actually need to take a break from things…

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    The Fifth Blessing: Health & Wholeness

    Blessing #5: I am Healthy and I am Whole Are you ready for a radical thought? Living in good health and feeling whole & complete in your own body is absolutely possible, no matter where you are at right now. It’s true! Haven’t you met people who, despite any apparent physical challenges, are quite comfortable and at ease in their body? Men and women who have a seemingly endless supply of positive energy, a magnetic personality, and a commanding presence when they enter a room?  I know I have.  They have incredible, inspiring stories of overcoming physical and/or mental challenges…