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Letting Go of Toxicity

For the last two weeks, we’ve been talking about relationships. Two weeks ago, we talked about setting boundaries, and last week, we talked about learning to say no. Both are key to having healthy relationships, which contribute to our health and wellness. Happy people in loving, supportive relationships make better health choices. This week, we’re …

Learning to Say No

Last week, we talked about setting boundaries, and learning to say no is an important part of setting boundaries. Learning to say no–especially if you’re a people-pleaser and fixer like I am–is not an easy habit to develop, but it is an necessary part of self-care. Saying no isn’t selfish! You have to take care …

Setting Boundaries

Setting Boundaries is one of the most important aspects of creating healthy relationships. As we establish boundaries in our relationships, we are literally teaching others how we want to be treated. None of us are mind readers. It is our responsibility to communicate our needs and wants to the people we interact with. If you …

Listening to Yourself

The first step in really getting to know yourself is to learn how to listen to yourself. In today’s society, we are largely disconnected from our bodies and our feelings. We eat on schedules instead of listening to our body’s rhythms, and we often react in the moment without thinking. To get to know your …

Developing a Health Mindset

A healthy lifestyle begins with a healthy mindset, because our thoughts drive everything in our lives. We derive our self-esteem from our self-talk, and that self-esteem drives whether or not we deserve the investment of healthy choices. One of the daily practices I’ve incorporated into my life is morning pages as described by Julia Cameron …