I hope you’ve had a great week. I am really excited about this post today because a) it is a question I get all the time and b) I think it’s so important to share this kind of stuff.
I am a big believer that when you want to go through some sort of personal change – whether it be learning to ditch dieting and move more toward intuitive eating or learning how to show up as a better version of yourself in a relationship – it’s so important to surround yourself with people, thoughts, and ideas that support who you want to be.
If you’re trying to stop dieting but your instagram feed is taken over by before and after shots and paleo recipes, you’re going to have a hard time making that change for yourself.
But if you want to stop dieting and your feed has inspiring quotes about finding freedom from diets and people who promote a healthy body image, you’re going to feel supported in your new choice.
The bottom line is…
Create an environment that supports the woman you want to be.
The websites, thought leaders, books, and ideas that I subscribe to are constantly changing based on what I’m focused on in my own life, but I want to share with you what I’m loving right now.
Before I do that, I just want to remind you that “following” these ideas or people does not mean that they know what’s best for you. You are always, always always the only one who knows your own answers, so while it’s amazing to bring these people into your world, make yourself your number one resource!
Resources that I’m loving right now:
I found Jennifer several months ago and reading her daily posts on her instagram account has become part of my morning ritual. Jennifer talks a lot about letting go of our ego mind (fear, anxiety, attack, judgement, criticism) and moving back to our truth with is love (and joy, connection, wholeness). I always breathe a sigh of relief after reading her posts!
I have given many of my clients this book as I thought it was such a fantastic read. This book teaches you how to be more compassionate toward yourself, especially when you’re feeling tough emotions. So many of us do not know how to handle the “bad” emotions, so we eat, distract ourselves, or find some other filler. I loved Kristen Neff’s clear description of how to move through painful feelings.
I’ve been getting pretty into meditation lately and while I usually do it quietly on my own, sometimes a girl just needs someone to guide her! It also comes in handy when I’m in a rush and just want to do a quick meditation. The app allows you to choose 2 minute, 5 minute or 10 minute guided meditations.
Well, I love all things Gabby Bernstein, so it’s no surprise that I also love her app. Gabby teaches A Course In Miracles, a metaphysical text focusing on self-love, forgiveness and being happy regardless of your circumstances (who doesn’t want that?). Each day her app shows a new affirmation to help you feel centered, positive, and happy.
5. These weekly newsletters: