What’s up guys? I’m obsessed with watching YouTube. So I’m psyched that I’m getting back into making videos consistently including last week’s & now this week I’m starting something new. I will be making a monthly favorites videos where I will basically share what’s inspiring me and what I’m loving lately with you. Instead of calling it a favorites video like most YouTubers call them, I’m going to call them Monthly Gratitudes instead because that’s what it really is. The practice of making these videos monthly is just as much for me as it is for you. Creating it each month will allow me to examine all the good things I have and feel gratitude for them when I share.
I say this in the video but you can tweet it if you want:
Here’s my February Gratitudes & Let me know if you have any questions on anything!
In addition to giving you tips, remedies, and products for healing painful breakouts, I spend the beginning of this video discussing something else I’m passionate about: authenticity.
You’ll see the two topics actually fit together nicely since we all put our best face forward on social media and often hide our flaws, while in this video I used my big red FLAW I named Jupiter (yep that’s name I gave my pimple) as an opening to have this conversation about being vulnerable on social media. It’s easy to get trapped in comparison on social media so you must remember that filters aren’t real so don’t compare your vulnerability to someone else’s highlight reel.
Here are the links to the products & remedies I mentioned in the holistic skin healing portion of the video:
-Imbibe Perfect 9 Oil Blend I love all of this company’s products use the code: code “wellnesswonderland” & get 15%
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-This Tonic Skin Healing Toner I mentioned as well.
-Neem Oil-smells bad works good.
-Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
PS.. I love making videos so let me know if you guys like this and want to see more of it.
Special edition episode where Isabel Foxen Duke and I riff on the food and body section of Lena Dunham’s book Not That Kind of Girl. We get into body image, food, and how women are usually portrayed in the media and how Lena Dunham’s work is instrumental in shifting this.
LINKS WE MENTION:
-Buy the book, Not That Kind of Girl.
-My thoughts on the book post here.
-Podcast Episode with Isabel Foxen Duke
-Stop fighting Food with IFD
-the amazing trailer of Fatitude that IFD mentioned
-Isabel’s ode to the “medium sized woman” in the media on Huff Post
-Struggle with this stuff? Info on WWCoaching with me!
My favorite lines & nuggets of wisdom: YEP THEY’RE TWEETABLES…Just click right on ‘em!
Thanks @lenadunham for bringing awareness to body positivity. @isabelfoxenduke & @katiedalebout discuss #notthatkindofgirl
-When you find yourself counting calories even when you don’t want to, actively stop yourself by thinking about anything but food.
-Keep in mind that celebrities are first entertainers and role models second. While they bring attention to these deep rooted body image issues most women struggle with in silence in and that is great, they do not aim to teach they are simply sharing their often flawed experience of being products of our society.
Like the show? Leave a comment or question for me or our guest below. Also, it would be awesome if you could leave an iTunes review when you have a second too (just launch the iTunes application to get it to work).
Have you gotten my Enlightened Eating Tool Kit Yet? You can get info from this video & even more deets on this page. But basically, here’s the gist…
Through understanding my deep rooted tumultuous relationship with food, all areas of my life could fall into place, what I call a state of Wellness Wonderland. To me that means balance and living fully in my true purpose.
To get you started on your path to WW-land. Download my FREEEnlightened Eating Tool Kit.
As I say in the video, life is not about the food, what you choose to eat, or what your weight is; what food and your body can be is the doorway to opening you up to your purpose in life and what’s really going on underneath.
Emotional eating, body-hate, and disordered eating are merely symptoms of a bigger issues in your life (email me for more help on this).
I’ve spoken about food a ton on the blog already & this course was instrumental in my recovery as well as the work of Isabel Foxen Duke (listen to our Podcast chat here & more interviews with me here).
In the meantime, let ne get you started on your journey to WW-land with my Enlightened Eating Tool Kit.
IN THIS KIT YOU WILL LEARN:
-My Stress Less Guide- since stress is the intensifier of food problems and unhealthy habits, these are my go to tips to reduce stress.
– My Enlightened Eating Visualized Guide- a beautiful visual reminder that explains the principles of mindful eating and is the perfect thing to hang on your refrigerator to remind you to sit down and never eat with the fridge door open again. This is the trick for fully enjoying your food, so you can go fully enjoy your life.
-My Meal Planning Worksheets- Just a tad of planning when it comes to food can shift everything by allowing you to focus on your life instead of your meals. I’ve included three unique versions of the planning system I use so you can choose what works best for you.
Being a little organized sure beats standing in front of the fridge door open chewing on a carrot stick thinking, “I have nothing to eat…what should I have for lunch? There are only ingredients in my fridge no food!
To get your free PDF download of the entire guide in all three parts. Click here & it’s your in exchange for your email.
Enjoy your guide & again email me here if you have any questions on using it or how getting a handle of the food area of your life can help the flow of the rest of your life. OH. and if you like what you see and know a friend that could use this kit share it here! Click here to TWEET it out.
Happy 4th of July! Today’s recipe is somewhat patriotic looking with the red & blue berries and if you add some coconut flakes we’ve got the entire US of A color scheme accounted for. The other day I had nothing in the fridge and didn’t think this week was worth grocery shopping since I’d being going home for the holiday. I woke up starving for breakfast and wanted to eat rather than drink my smoothie so I took my smoothie ingredients and made these tacos instead. This is so simple, refreshing, and light. It requires no equipment and very few ingredients.
-Romain Leaves or Collard Greens
-Berries (organic frozen of fresh)
-Nut Butter of Choice (May Favorites are Pumpkin Seed or Hemp Seed)
-Optional Add-ins: coconut flakes, sea salt, cinnamon etc.
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