Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything right (sleeping well, eating a balanced diet, limiting sugar, alcohol and processed foods) and still struggling to lose weight? I get it! I’ve been on this plateau for some time now and it seems the only logical thing to do is to blame metabolism. Sensible scapegoat considering metabolism is this elusive set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the body. Though IS metabolism really at fault? In order to get down to t
“If you’re serious about changing your life you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.”
-Jen Sincero How many times have you heard yourself say: I’d like to, but… I’d like to eat organics, but they’re too expensive.
I’d like to compete in an Ironman, but I’m too fat.
I’d like to travel to Tibet, but I’m too old.
I’d like to build a business, but I’m too poor. Here are a few inspiring individuals that may have you thinking otherwise: The Biggest Loser’s, Matt
Fruit– Would it surprise you to hear that one banana contains approximately 19 grams of sugar? While you’re much better off chowing down a banana verses a Kit Kat bar, just understand that excess sugar in the body, natural or not, is converted into fat. Trail mix– Unless you’re mixing it yourself most prepackaged trail mix contains an exorbitant amount of sugar and sodium. DIY options are limitless if you head to the bulk food section of your nearest Whole Foods store. Reach
We’ve officially entered the Era of the Energy Drink. The energy drink industry, comprised of energy drinks, energy shots and energy drink mixes is a multi-billion dollar industry. It makes sense, we’re over-scheduled, over-extended, run down and absolutely exhausted. We need that caffeine in our lives- we deserve it! Do we really need it? Is more caffeine really the solution to improved energy? As it turns out, most of the “energy” in key players such as Red Bull, Monster an
Fab Frittatas Frittatas are wonderfully versatile fit fuel. They do require a bit of preparation, but I assure you, they’re well worth it. Plus, the leftovers hold up beautifully for 2-3 days. Ingredients 6 organic farm fresh eggs 1 sweet potato (red skin would be a nice substitute) 2 bushels of cauliflower (or broccoli if you prefer) 1/2 sweet onion 1 red bell pepper Handful fresh basil (chopped) 1/4 cup organic feta* optional 1/2 fresh avocado 1/2 fresh squeezed lime 1 TBL
3-Bean Salad This salad works well with any variety of canned or dried beans. Be sure to thoroughly wash beans before adding them to the mix. Makes 5-6 cups. Ingredients 1 can organic black beans 1 can organic kidney beans 1 can organic cannellini beans 2 organic bell peppers (any color will do) 1 can organic sweet corn 2 handfuls fresh cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup cold-pressed organic olive oil 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 lem
I woke up this morning to find a message in my inbox from The Universe. True story. It read, “Ever notice Katie, that in the long run those who don’t eventually go ‘within’ often go ‘without.’ The timing of this little gem was obscenely impeccable. Blindly moving an ocean’s distance out of my comfort zone in pursuit of passion has drudged up feelings of isolation, fear, stress, anxiety and severe sadness. For the record, I am wildly uncomfortable with each of these emotion
“When we really see each other, we want to help one another.” -Amanda Palmer Last week I was reading FoundR’s latest issue on The Changemaker when I stumbled upon an interesting take on asking for help. Musician Amanda Palmer, an extraordinary Changemaker stated, “It is our feelings of unworthiness that prevent us from seeking help.” Considering I am challenged by asking for help, I gave this a great deal of thought. Am I challenged by feelings of unworthiness? Are we all at
Sure we’ve all heard this tidbit of insight before, and it IS a wonderful share indeed. However, in the face of rejection, are you able to apply Dr. Maraboli’s words and remain optimistic? This could likely be the very key to success. Not just optimism, but unfaltering perseverance. Walt Disney was turned down by 302 bankers, before actualizing his theme park ideals. Steve Jobs was fired from the very company he built. Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was “too stupid to l
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” -Warren G Tracy’s student After 5 years of residency, I was exceptionally comfortable calling Hawaii home. Nothing about Miami sounded comfortable. Quite the contrary actually, re-establishing home base sounded downright dreadful. Alternatively, complacency was NOT an option. 6 months ago I took initiative to start living as most won’t. Trusting
Participating in the over-stimulated and over-populated city of Honolulu occasionally calls for some serious solitude. Setting aside solitary time is a vital component of health and wellbeing. It promotes strength and independence, free thought and imagination. How often do you find yourself enjoying your own company? Without rhyme or reason I woke this morning feeling anxious and irritable. I headed to Buddhi yoga expecting to zen my irrational mindset. Unfazed by shivas
So what? What does it matter if we still must abide by the rules of a collective cognition? What I extrapolated from this was quite simple and certainly nothing new… Thoughts Become Things Too often we discredit the power of the mind. We are capable of willing into action. But first, you must believe! I know what you’re thinking, sounds like some hokey secret garbage. I get it, I was a skeptic as well, that is until I began manifesting… 8 months ago I was struck by an ov
“There’s a way of playing safe, there’s a way of using tricks and there’s the way I like to play which is dangerously, where you’re going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven’t created before.” Dave Brubeck Share this: Pinterest Facebook Print Email #success #vitality #Thailand #strength #confidence #travel #yoga #determination #love #adventure
Ingredients Salmon filet(s) 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt (more or less to taste) Fresh cracked pepper 1 TBL avocado oil or ghee 1 TBL grated fresh ginger (optional) 1 tsp local honey (optional) Squeeze of lemon Instructions Select your filet- Wild caught seems to be the obvious choice over farm raised fish. However, highly contaminated ocean waters often yield fish with excessive levels of mercury. Currently, there is no U.S. government approved organic seafood. I would recommen