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ITS OKAY TO WANT TO BE HAPPY //

Let’s face it, it has become a societal norm to complain about basically everything in life in order to fit in. We complain about our jobs, our coworkers, our weight, our partners, our income, our lack of holidays…even how they got out latte wrong yet AGAIN at the coffee shop.

I used to think that I was supposed to be “unhappy” in order to fit in and be seemingly “happy”…and so I would try. I got the regular job, I spent all my money, I tried living pay cheque to pay cheque, racking up debt…but none of it made me happy. I tried to fit in by having the right clothes, going to all the cool events, doing all the things that would allow me to “fit in” with society….and yet all I was doing was complaining…with people. Is this what happiness is?

My partner Luke and I being silly at a wedding a few years ago

The fact is….

IT’S OKAY TO BE HAPPY!

IT’S OKAY TO BE HEALTHY!

IT’S OKAY TO BE IN LOVE WITH YOUR LIFE!!

There are a select few of us that are aware of this backwards culture we’ve created and it’s time we let the rest of society in on this little secret. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE UNHAPPY TO FIT IN. You simply need to be yourself. And if being yourself means quitting your job and trying a new one for the 10th time, or bringing your healthy vegan homemade meals to the office party, or quitting drinking for 6 months even though you’re to “addicted”, or choosing to spend Friday nights at home in your pj’s with Netflix and your cat….THAT’S OKAY! If these things make you happy, then why are you putting other people’s acceptance and approval above your own happiness?

Why are you allowing yourself to be affected by their judgements…or sometimes not even judgements, simply your belief that they MAY silently be judging you. Have some faith in humanity, have some faith in your community and have some faith in yourself.

You are an amazing human being who has as much wisdom inside your body as the Dali Lama. You are cut from the same cloth as Mother Teresa. You are capable of healing the world in any and every way that you can imagine…IF you believe in yourself.

So please, stop making choices based on the approval of others.

Stop putting other people’s acceptance in front of your own health & happiness needs.

Stop allowing yourself to be a slave to our backwards societal norms.

I’ve done it, so can you!

But the secret is, I didn’t do it alone. I had a community of support. Not the societal community that I had when I first acknowledged this desire to change…it was the community I created for myself.

I hired a Health Coach to get my food, my mood and my mindset on track.

I enlisted my partner to be my support, to call me out when I was dipping back into my old ways and to stand by me as I tried new things.

I journaled, daily, exploring my thoughts and feelings around these shifts and changes. 

I invited in new friends, women that I already knew, but had never seen in this new, open, accepting and Holistic way. I began seeing them as my strength, my support and my mirrors. They showed me ways that I could heal and grow, and celebrated with me as I did.

And what do I have to show for it now?

I am HAPPY.
I am HEALTHY.
I have a stable, steady & healthy weight.
I exercise for the joy of it, not to agonize over how my body looks.
I eat foods that feel good in my body, and don’t fret over when I don’t.
I make time for people in my life that lift me up, and limit my time with those that bring me down.
I have quiet time, alone, just for me, and it feels GOOD!
I’ve become supported by my staff team – bringing me sushi for my birthday instead of a cake.
I spend more time outdoors and I feel no guilt around it.
I go to yoga multiple times a week and schedule it into my work days.
I spend money on myself for things that feed my soul; natural skin care, holistic health foods, life coaches, online mindset programs, gifts for every occasion, clothes that I feel sexy in
I see each challenge that comes my way as an opportunity to grow.
I read, I meditate, I laugh, I play, I eat, I sleep, I work, I create, I chat, I make love, I rest, I feel GOOD.

So, if you were to ask me how you could get yourself to this place of content and peace inside of you, I would reply with two steps:

  1. Hire someone to support you, hold you accountable, be your mirror and evoke your inner wisdom (click here for more on this)
  2. Practice being okay with wanting to be happy
In Health, Happiness & Pure Vitality,

7 Ways To Honour Your Body

It’s time we stopped agonizing over how our bodies look & perform and instead focus on their intimate ability to teach us lessons every single day. When your stomach is upset, your body is speaking to you. When you get an afternoon headache, your body is speaking to you. When you get butterflies in your stomach before a big presentation, your body is speaking to you.
 
To honour your body is to LISTEN to your body; to be willing to acknowledge that it possesses wisdom that your brain does not. If we lived our entire lives doing only what our brains told us to do and not what our bodies gently suggested, we would be so unhappy, unsatisfied and unhealthy. (*note* if you feel any or all of those three things, please schedule a complimentary session with me so we can get you started on the path to connection between your body’s wisdom and your wellbeing. Click here.)
 

Try these 7 step to begin honouring your body immediately;

* BREATHE; multiple times a day stop, breathe deep and be in the present moment
 
* PAUSE before you take a pain killer, down an energy drink, have a 3rd cup of coffee or finish the bottle of wine, and ask yourself what your body TRULY wants
 
* GRACIOUSLY accept compliments from others – this opens you up emotionally to feeling pride and respect in your body’s abilities
 
* SLEEP – get enough rest, for some that is 6 hours a day, for some (like me) that is a solid 8 hours
 
* PAUSE before you eat and thank your body for its ability to digest this food
 
* MEDITATE, this practice will give your brain less air time and allow your body’s whispers to be heard
 
* PARTICIPATE in daily physical movement guided by your body’s desires
 
Take your body honouring one step further by joining forces with a trained professional to keep you accountable and on track with connecting your body to your mind.
 
As a certified Holistic Health Coach and Intuitive Healer I am here to speak on behalf of your body’s wisdom, igniting a deep connection faster than you would do on your own.
 
The healing can begin today, if you’re willing to open yourself up to the amazing wisdom within yourself.
 
In Health, Happiness & Pure Vitality,

Health. It can be tricky right?

One day you eat chocolate cake with coffee and you feel amazing, and next time that same cake & coffee make you run to the bathroom. Why? Why these sudden changes and why can’t we figure it out, it’s only food! Why do we seem to be a slave t the food we eat?

Truth is –> I’ve always been a sensitive being; stomachaches, headaches, exhaustion and a deep aching sadness that could come out of no where and debilitate me. Listen to my podcast; How Fame Saved My Life for more on that. 

I used to deal with these ailments with Advil, Tylenol, fights with my sister, long sessions of tears, keeping myself SO busy with sports & friends that I didn’t notice the pain and eventually booze, partying & a few unhealthy relationships…

The Strange Thing Was –> When I moved away to university, I started eating a classic uni diet; KD, microwave meals, baked beans and a tonnnnn of pasta. And yet, my stomach aches faded and my headaches were nonexistent. It didn’t make any sense at all. I was eating crappier food and getting healthier results…well, aside from the “freshman 15” weight gain.

And thus started my journey into exploring the idea of Holistic Health. How can our food be so in charge of our bodies, and yet the inconsistencies are so noticeable. 

And Now –> Since my days of uni, I’ve learned how to level out my low energy & exhaustion, haven’t touched coffee in 7 months, I make my own hempseed milk daily and know exactly what foods my body wants. I nowlisten to my random stomachaches & headaches and eventually, I filled that deep longing of sadness with joy, peace and a sense of fulfillment in life.

This has absolutely transformed my life! HonestlyI feel so empowered, so in charge of my body, so amazed by its ability to teach me things and like I finally get it! I understand what I need.

Which is why I’m hosting a workshop for you; to learn how to take the steps that I took to understand your uniquely wonderful body.

Learn how to listen to it’s physical cues, learn how to manage the emotional highs & lows, learn how to find fulfillment within yourself.

<<First Name>>, if this sounds like something you’re definitely ready to figure out, check out the free workshop here.

PS: there is no cost to join! I simply want to share my journey’s lessons with you!!

In Health, Happiness & Pure Vitality,