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Health Essentials is still open for enrollment and I have a special guest blog to share with you, but before we get there I've got an exercise for you...



First of all, I think it's safe to say that I'm not the biggest fan of rules (punk rock forever!!!). Every so often, I like to reflect on whose rules I'm living by. Let me explain...

I used to think the following rules about health were true:
  • The way fitness models look on magazine covers is the way healthy people should look.
  • If you don't focus on eating clean all the time and shame yourself when you don't, you're not eating healthy enough.
  • If you're not wrecked after each workout, you didn't work out hard enough.
Since my own recovery and working with tons of different kinds of people, I've realized that none of the rules above are true. In fact, many are dangerous and definitely contributed to my eating disorder.

I used to govern my life and my training practice by those, rules, babe. I lived in perpetual shame about not doing or being enough.

When I started examining where these rules came from and their validity, I had the revelation that many of them were created by stigmatizing, unhealthy people and organizations! They want us to conform to their standards because they keep us feeling like shit about ourselves; it makes us malleable.

This week, examine whose rules you're living by and why: 

  • Do they help you feel better about yourself, or do they keep you feeling bad about who you are?
  • What's the reality that you'll ever feel good about yourself if you keep living by those rules?
  • Who profits from you living by these rules?
All I wish for you is freedom and feel-goods. That's it. If you're not feeling good in your body and your mind on the regular, it's probably time to reevaluate whose rules you're living by and how to switch 'em up.

If you've decided you want to change the rules you live by when it comes to health, I hope you'll let me guide you with SIO Health Essentials.

SIO Health Essentials is OPEN!!!

SIO's foundational course that teaches you how to build individual health without scales or judgments is open for enrollment until Friday!

Strong Inside Out Health Essentials is a 6-week online course that gets you back in touch with your body and educates you with the facts (not the latest trends) so that you can achieve your individual version of health. You won't find any food limitations, workout schedules or shaming rules in here. It's a process based on you and freeing you from the limitations that have been imposed on you for so long!

Here's the whole gist of it:

Strong Inside Out Health Essentials is a 6-week online program that teaches you how to build a foundation of individual health through movement and nutrition without the shame shit.

And here's everything you get:

  • 6 weeks of research-based education and exercises that allow you to integrate as you go.
  • A comprehensive Personal Record Journal PDF that takes you through every exercise as you go!
  • Personalized quizzes to help you understand where you are now and how to get closer to True Health in a highly individualized way.
  • A supportive, safe environment to share and grow with others in our private Facebook Group. Enrollment is limited to 20 members.
  • Access to me on weekdays including 2 days/week of office hours so you can get coaching, answers and clarity live!
Click the link below to sign up and learn more!

Enrollment closes on Friday so get on in here if you want this heal(th)ing!


New Guest Blog on TWLOHA - Even When I Struggle

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week earlier this month, I was asked by my favorite suicide prevention charity to contribute a piece about my story. It's always such a privilege to share with the To Write Love On Her Arms community.

If you need a reminder of how much you matter, or that you make today better no matter what you think you offer the world, give it a read. I hope it inspires hope in you or someone you love. xo
While I'm not a huge fan of rules, they're necessary to keep our sanity. Just be intentional about what rules you live by and whom they belong to, yeah?

With Love and too-tight hugs,
Welcome to the VIP section, babe! This is where I share my fav finds, happenings and thoughts from the week. Here's what's up in my world now:

Pigment - This is where I get most of my gifts for friends and clients here in San Diego, but they have an online store, too!

Patience - I've gotten pretty dang good at being patient thanks to my little one, but I'm still trying to find a new nanny and patience is so tough with all this unknown! Patience, meet trust. Please be friends. *crossing fingers*

New mantra - Their actions have nothing to do with me.
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