Tag: self care tips

4 Ways to Fight Negative Thinking

4 Ways to Fight Negative Thinking

If you’re surrounded by toxic people or just negative Nancy’s, here are some tools for staying positive. There’s always going to be someone who doesn’t get you, who doesn’t see all of the value you hold. And that’s ok. You don’t need their words of…

Mommy Monday: Casey Kelley

Mommy Monday: Casey Kelley

To the Mama Who Let Herself Go   I can see the searching and quizzical look on the old friend’s face when I say hello in the grocery store. They’re attempting to place who I am. I feel my stomach drop and my heart pang…

Self Care Sunday

Self Care Sunday

20 Things To Give Yourself Permission for:

1.) Rest
2.) To laugh
3.) To play
4.) Make mistakes
5.) To say “no”  to demands on my time that are simply draining
6.) To say “yes” to what I want
7.) To fulfill my childhood/lifelong dreams
8.) To ask for what I want
9.) To be who I am
10.) To try again
11.) To have fun
12.) To design my own life
13.) To ignore the haters
14.) To stay focused on what’s important to me
15.) To be whatever body shape I want to be
16.) To be imperfect
18.) To stop caring what others think of me
19.) To write a shitty first draft
20.) To create
13 Reason Why, You Should Watch, “13 Reasons Why”

13 Reason Why, You Should Watch, “13 Reasons Why”

13 Reasons You Should Watch “13 Reasons Why” WITH Your Kids #13  It is one of the best stories I’ve seen In a very long time. #12 The show covers almost every topic/issue that teens and their parents should be talking about. #11 It shows…

What motivates you to eat?

What motivates you to eat?

Psychological motivations play an important role in both healthy & disordered eaters.  An eating disorder usually stems from consciously & consistently acting on coping, compliance, & pleasure motivations. Even those people who diet can see their eating as motivated by feelings of depression, or feelings…

FREE Affirmations PDF

FREE Affirmations PDF


Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

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Here is your PDF from the video:Our Brain is Magic?

I decided all of this rainy weather calls for something special to lift your spirits!! SO, I’m giving you this gift of affirmations for you to pick from and practice saying to yourself!! BUT, you MUST say them OUT LOUD, and do so on a consistent and daily basis!! If you do this, EXACTLY HOW I have instructed, your brain will start to believe what you are saying is true!

In the same way a woman is brain washed into thinking she “will never find anyone that loves her as much as..” or that she’s stupid, or ugly, or worthless or whatever she’s been made to believe, you can train your brain to believe the positive things too! And why wouldn’t you?! Even if you haven’t been abused emotionally, do you believe in yourself 24/7 100% of the time?

If you do, well then good for you, but that’s rare! If I ever get to that point I’ll be surprised! And hey, you’re way ahead of a lot of us!

Anyway, affirmations can and do have REAL results! But YOU must do the work!

Daily Affirmation FREE

P.S. You can click on the picture at the top of this post & download it & use it as your  IPhone Wallpaper!! I’m just full of all kinds of surprises!! 🙂


Do I have a Toxic Partner?

Do I have a Toxic Partner?

Toxic Relationships, Am I In One? Do you question if your significant other is good for you? Ever feel that you are in a relationship that is out of control? Find yourself making excuses for your significant other?  Here are 4 signs your relationship is…

Emotional Wellness Check

Emotional Wellness Check

How’s You’re Emotional Wellness?? The guidelines for getting ripped  & eating healthy are just TWO of the THREE key elements of our overall health. Your mental health and wellness are just as important as the other two ends of the wellness triangle.  Abraham Maslow comes…

Self Care Tip #493

Self Care Tip #493



journal.jpgWrite in a journal daily! Even if it’s just a sentence or two a day! If you however find the concept of journaling weird or cheesy, change your perspective!! Journaling can be whatever in the world you want it to be!

Personally, I try to write in my journal everyday, but I don’t always succeed at that, I would say I succeed at least 3 days of the week on average! But, hey! I’m trying!

Anyway, when I started writing in a journal again as an adult, I couldn’t get the, “Dear Diary” out of my head, even if I wasn’t writing the words, it still felt kind of childish. So I came up with a different way to write in my journal….

I write as if I’m writing a letter to God. And doing it this way has been beneficial to me in

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several different ways:

1) It strengthens my relationship with God — it makes it less formal, less pressure to           say the right thing and do the right thing. I can just talk to God like he is a friend, or           a Dad, ultimately it makes the relationship easier for me. Because let’s be honest, it’s         difficult to be in a relationship with someone you never see or hear.

2) I get out all of my worries and problems

3) I ask God to use me for his work — and if I’m writing consistently then I can more           clearly see where Godis using me

4) I can look back and see what prayers were answered & how they were answered.

5) All the junk that was cluttering up my brain is now out and on paper!

6) I never post to Facebook things that should have been written in my journal!!


Make your journal enjoyable for you to write it, whatever that means for you! It could be that you draw pictures in stead of writing, or that you write in your journal as a letter to yourself. Whatever is going to make the process, more beneficial for you, do it!

If writing isn’t really your thing try out an app for journaling. I’ve tested out a few and you can find them below!

Moment Diary

Grid Diary

Day One




Voice Diary

If you know of a different app that I haven’t listed that you really like and suggest others to use, leave me a comment! I love trying out new apps!!