How to Get Out of the Shame Cycle and Enjoy Your Food

The holidays make mindful eating very difficult for me. Somewhere between Halloween and New Years, my Sugar Dragon gets Grinch-level horrible. I get tired and stressed about all the shopping I need to do, usually get a deep zit or two that comes to stay on my cheek for the next month, and start to … Continue reading How to Get Out of the Shame Cycle and Enjoy Your Food

My 4 Favorite Breathing Exercises to Combat Stress

As a cardiothoracic intensive care nurse, I am super aware of how important breathing is to life. Hello, Captain Obvious. But, how often do you catch yourself holding your breath when you're in pain or under stress? Why is it that our response to discomfort is to stop doing the very thing that keeps  our … Continue reading My 4 Favorite Breathing Exercises to Combat Stress

Time Out! 27 Quick & Cheap Ways to Incorporate Self Care into Your Day

It is officially the holiday season and I want you to stop whatever you're doing and check in with yourself. How are you feeling? Hopeful? Stuck? Stressed or anxious? Are you going through the motions, getting all the things done, without really enjoying the lights or the smell of the tree or the joy on … Continue reading Time Out! 27 Quick & Cheap Ways to Incorporate Self Care into Your Day