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6 Effective Affirmations For Weight Loss

Girlfriend, let me cut to the chase: Affirmations are my favorite. And when I say favorite, I mean my numero uno, go to method for creating subtle changes. Affirmations for weight loss are a really great tool to add into your life when changing your habits and relationship with food.  Years ago, affirmations gave me first peek into mindfulness and personal growth. Most importantly, it was through affirmations that I got a glimpse into the subconscious mind.


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How To Stop Overeating Forever

Let’s chat about overeating. Overeating isn’t reserved for the second plate of Thanksgiving dinner. Overeating is whenever you eat more that your body requires. It’s a real struggle for many of my clients. If you were able to stop overeating and instead listen to your body, would you do it?  Continue Reading

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

You go on a diet to lose weight. Weeks later, you start to wonder why you’re not losing weight. Popularly, the word diet or dieting means restricting oneself to small amounts or to special types of food in order to lose weight. A diet is a plan that is based on certain food restrictions that tell you what you can or cannot eat.

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Mindful Eating Is Key For Sustainable Weight Loss

Mindful eating is the most effective way to ditch the diet mentality and lose weight for good. Diets cause restriction which lead us to what more of the foods that we restrict ourselves from eating. If you are stuck in the on again, off again diet cycle, I encourage you to watch this video explain why mindful eating works and how you can use it to achieve your weight loss goals in 2017. Continue Reading

Trick Yourself To Love Working Out

Can you imagine loving exercise? It may sound a little crazy, but It is possible to love working out. You can convince yourself of ANYTHING! In fact, I once convinced myself I enjoyed doing laundry. I’ve outlined four steps to take to overcome your hatred towards exercise so you can finally workout consistently for your health and wellness.

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Eating Mindfully Throughout The Holidays

Eating mindfully can effectively help you stay focused on your health goals this holiday season.  Let’s face it. The holidays can be a nightmare if  you’re trying to lose weight through dieting. There is SO MUCH food. It’s everywhere. We tend to celebrate with food. We show love through food. Our get togethers revolve around food. Our neighbor says “hi”, for the first time in 6 months, with a giant plate of cookies. You are probably physically full but emotionally drained.

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Love Yourself: Confessions of a Boudoir Photographer

It makes my heart so happy to hear of women that love themselves and are comfortable in their own skin. Too often I hear women say, “I would be able to love my body, if (insert weight loss goal)“. They’re missing a vital piece of information: Self love and self-improvement can exist together. In fact, when you choose to love yourself first without exception, you’ll naturally gravitate towards choices that show yourself love. Choosing to love yourself and your body makes self-improvement so much easier. I interviewed Julie Voss, a boudoir photographer, who helps women see how beautiful they are. She has really great tips and insight on how to love yourself and your body. Continue Reading

Rising Lotus Handmade Arrowhead Necklace

I’m a sucker for a great statement necklace. I love malas, drusys and (now) arrowhead necklaces. Check out these gorgeous boho inspired arrowhead necklaces from Rising Lotus Boutique.  I have one in black/brown and it goes with everything!


These arrowhead necklaces are handmade with love! The owner, Morgan, is super passionate about providing quality jewelry with a beachy/ boho feel. Many of her pieces have natural stones with healing properties. For instance, my arrowhead necklace is made with agate and black jasper.

Agate – With a lower vibration compared to other stones, agate brings a strengthening and stabilizing energy. It can be used to balance emotions and harmonize the yin and yang (positive and negative) forces of the universe. **Healing properties are for spiritual purposes and are subjective.

Black Jasper – this stone has a protective energy and is known to bring luck to the person carrying it in any type of fight (emotional, legal, etc).

I wear it with a tee and jeans for an instant ready-to-go look.


Get the look:

Maroon Skinnies

Charcoal Jacket

Arrowhead Necklace (Use code RLJ20 for 20% off your purchase of $20 or more!)

Gray Top


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Beginner Kids Meditation, the Easy Way!











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I wanted to share some tips and tricks to get your kids to meditate. Even beginner kids meditation may sound intimidating, but it’s doesn’t have to be. Follow these simple and effective tips to ensure
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Ultimate Guide: Unlock the Power of Your Mind

I’m sure you’ve heard the cheesy (but accurate) quotes like, “Change your mind, change your life” and “What consumes your mind, controls your life.” Effectively unlocking the power of your mind will not only help you create positive changes, but it will enable you to get what you really want out of life. Changing your mind is a difficult task and discovering the power of your mind can be even more challenging.

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Stop Emotional Eating: 3 Super Effective Steps

Emotional eating is associating an emotion (usually negative) with eating. It can lead to seriously packing on pounds, low self-esteem and a lack of control. Food should be used to satisfy physical hunger, not fix emotional voids.
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