Let's take a second to talk about your inner voice. Not simply your thought patterns, negative or positive, but how you speak to yourself. When you stumble while trying something new, or fudge up a new recipe, for example- how do you speak to yourself? Are you frustrated, or embarrassed maybe? Or do you laugh, and remind yourself you are learning? This is your reminder, to be kind to yourself. Love yourself. Build yourself up. You're wonderful, and you -as much as anyone else- deserves your love and respect.
Download the PDF, and hang it by your front door, put it in the front of your folio, or another place you'll see it every day. Show yourself some love & let me know how it goes!
Homemade salad dressings are a great way to boost the flavor and the nutrients in your salad! There are endless possibilities, and once again the No Time to Cookbook has an excellent guide for getting started! I absolutely love their Wheel of Salad Dressings in the book, and have made a printable version here for you! Discover the book here!
Positive Affirmations. Oh, how I love them! Everything in your life is a result of the decisions you've made. How your day flows, how you feel, how you process the whole around you is all dependent on your inner voice. Your thoughts- both negative and positive - greatly effect your body, mind and you very reality. Your thought patterns are a habit, and if you want change your way of thinking, in order to be more positive, you need to create a new habit of thinking. Practicing positive affirmations is an excellent way to do that. Here I've collected some of my favorite affirmations for you to tune into. Print them out, read them over your morning coffee, or hang them on your mirror. Read them daily and see how your new habit, affects your day. Reach out, I want to hear how these helped you, or some of your own favorite affirmations!
So let's talk about Blood Sugars for a second. Keeping your blood sugars balanced, is so helpful to keeping your body working beautifully! A great way to do that, is by following what Dr. Sears calls, The Sipping Solution. Make yourself a big, nutrient packed smoothie in the morning, and keep it in the fridge. Take sips of your delicious treat in between mealtimes, and with snacks. How easy is that?! My favorite smoothie making guide, comes from the No Time to Cookbook, which is filled with yummy, healthy recipes!
My kids love this soup, and I am happy to say they can't get enough of it. Luckily this soup makes 6-8 servings so there are always leftovers for lunch! Give it a try and let me know what your family thinks of this yummy, hearty soup!
A goal without a plan, is just a wish.
I love that quote! If I were to ask you, "What do you wish for in life?" I am sure you could easily prattle off a list for me. However, if I asked you, "What are your goals right now?" I am sure you would offer me a shorter, but more detailed list. Wishing is easy, but manifesting your dreams and home takes a bit more work. I personally believe the first step to reaching any goal- is setting it! Write it down, map it out, feel it through. Give yourself *attainable* deadlines. What can you do in the next 10 days to help you reach your goal? How about the next month? Keep coming back to your plan. Update it. Rewrite it. Renew it. Refocus and carry your ass on! What you want in life already exists. So go out and get it! Here's a great tool for setting a new goal, or refocusing on your current goal. Got the download? Great! Now reach out. I want to hear from you! Share that goal with me. I'm excited to support you along your way.
Ready for some serious flavor?! Get after this easy, and delicious side. Cook your veggies while your quinoa and favorite protein are cooking. Download it and give it a go! Check out @Cornerofhealthandwellness for a quick video on making this recipe!
What if I told you that simply focusing your energy on things that went well for you, things you were grateful for, would improve your mental state, diminish anxiety and depression, and most importantly- the benefits would be lasting? Practicing gratitude does exactly that! There is actually a lot of really great science behind this as well. Check out this study performed at Berkeley.
Creating your own gratitude practice can be easy, and only takes a few minutes a day! Here are a few ways to get started.
This Summer Salad is a staple in my house because it is so simple, and always refreshing. Packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients and tons of flavor, this recipe is a winner. Mix it up, and make it your own by using blackberries, raspberries, or different types of apples the next time you're looking for a yummy way to spice up a hot day.
I absolutely LOVE these Sweet Chili Wraps! Not only are they packed full of flavor, but they are packed full of fresh tomato, onion, spinach & more! This recipe is an excellent way to use leftover chicken- making it a go-to for nights I have limited time to feed the fam. Give it a try, and tell me how it was! Post pics with and tag them #cornerofhealthandwellness
About the Author
Rachel Coughlin lives with her husband and 3 kids in the heart of the sunshine state. From there, she cares for her clients as a Certified Health Coach, and Doula. She creates new, innovative whole food recipes, yoga sessions for all levels, and writes a self care blog.