Mindsets Posts

The secret to feeling good about yourself

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I think I’ve stumbled upon a major secret to feeling good about yourself. And by major secret, I mean it’s always been hidden in plain sight. It’s directly in contrast to our primal survival wiring, but it’s something proven over and over again in social experiments and probably in our very own experiences. If you

Everything will be great once I have abs

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I blamed my body for all my problems. Sometimes I felt a deep sense of emptiness, a hole, and it was a relief to pin that discomfort on something tangible. THAT’S what’s wrong with me. I don’t have abs. All these inner conversations began small. A joke, an offhand comment, something my mum or dad

The most important piece of advice ever

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“Confidence isn’t walking into a room and thinking you’re better than everyone else. It’s walking in, not having to compare yourself to anyone at all.” ~ Unknown Perhaps the single best piece of advice for me, ever. You see, I’m a very insecure person, worried about what others think of me and constantly terrified of

Why I felt bad about my c-section, but now I don’t

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The belly is a sensitive area for a woman. We have the opportunity go through pregnancy and giving birth – miraculous and amazing and beautiful and blah blah blah. But for many of us it’s not an easy journey. Often made more difficult by the thoughts in our heads and the opinions floating around. My

It’s more important to show up than do a good job

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Because Showing up is enough. It was always enough. It was we who told ourselves that it wasn’t good enough. And decided to place conditions on our presence. “It has to be perfect.” “It has to be done right.” “It has to look good.” “Otherwise, what will other people think!” No. “Don’t let your dreams

You, me, and Emotional Eating (Part 2 of 2)

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And now… The juicy part. If you haven’t read Part 1 go ahead and read that first. Remember: Step 1 tells us to not see emotional eating as a bad thing. All eating is emotional, it’s wired into our DNA. Emotions are not terrible and we do not want to get rid of our emotions.

You, me, and Emotional Eating (Part 1 of 2)

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Hands up if you think emotional eating is when you eat a big bag of chips, sweets, or cookies – not because you were really hungry, but because you felt uneasy, uncomfortable, or anxious somewhere inside, and food provided some comfort or temporary stress-relief.

3 Life Lessons from the most unexpected place

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We learn from the unlikeliest of places.
(That’s why it’s important to keep an open mind)
I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I picked up three of Life’s biggest lessons, and I mean huuuuge lessons, from a panda, a turtle, and a goose.

3 things that might surprise you about perfectionism

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I wanna tackle a viral epidemic that silently takes down its victims with such power that it leaves the host merely a shell of themselves.
No, it’s not a micro-organism with sharp teeth, evil eyes and slimy tentacles that attacks the host cells and cause a myriad of terrible physical symptoms.
This virus – is a belief. With irresistible charm, good looks and great hair.

Get Over It

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So you don’t have a flat tummy? Don’t have pins like Twiggy? Don’t have *fill in the blank*? Therefore your life is over right?… Maybe not, sister. Maybe you should read this…