The Top 3 Fitness Moves To Get You Going in 2018

It’s the beginning of the year and like every start of the year, everyone’s thinking about their health goals and focusing on how to incorporate more exercise into their daily lives.  As an Integrative Health and Life coach this is something I work with my clients on daily, but rather on focusing on major changes in one’s routine, we figure out how we can incorporate small changes that can help them get back on track to cultivating a healthier relationship with exercise and movement. This approach has helped them create sustainable lifestyle changes that they can be easily adapted to their busy lives.


A lot of my clients have tried it all when it comes to fitness programs, workout classes, and fitness challenges. And just like my clients I’ve tried it all as well, if not more. Throughout my own personal experiences with exercise, I’ve realized that the best way to get back in shape and stay on track of one’s health goals is to find an exercise that you truly enjoy and love. Like most of my coaching clients, I spend a lot of time in front of a desk. Sitting or even standing at your desk all day can be tough on posture so strengthening the core, back, and upper body is key.  Here are some of my go-to moves that can be done anywhere. All you need is a resistance band and a mini loop resistance band and you’re ready to go!

Mama's Making It

Do you ever feel like your accomplishing something in life that you don't know if you quite deserve? Maybe it's that recent job promotion, a new team that you're managing? Or maybe its those moments where you feel like "Oh shit one of these days people will realize I don't know as much as they think I do..." Guess what, you're not alone. I often feel that way everytime I get asked to speak and it’s a something I'm trying my hardest to overcome in 2018.

Last week I was asked to speak at Mama's Making It, a panel hosted by an incredible mom community called Fashion Mamas. Funny enough when the Founder, Natalie Alcala reached out to me regarding the event I originally thought she was inviting me to attend, little did I realize I was being asked to speak. I’m totally blaming my #mombrain and moving situation on this one!

The panelists for this event included Michelle Davenport, CEO of Raised Real and Sylvie Esmundo, Editor of Sylvie in The Sky. Two really incredible and accomplished women and me. We talked about our career journey, what a typical workday looks like for us, and what mindful living means to us and how we incorporate wellness into our daily personal/work life. It was an intimate, relaxed discussion filled with real-life moments shared amongst real-life mamas


"Oh shit...

one of these days people will realize I don't know as much as they think I do..." 

I know that when I'm speaking in front of others I'm in my element, but it doesn't dismiss the fact that the biggest thing I need to conquer is this insecurity I have of feeling "who am I and how did I get so lucky to be here?" As if luck truly had anything to do with it. If you suffer from imposter syndrome, know that you're not alone. There are millions of people including the most successful role models you look up to. And as a note to you and myself, know that where you are in life is not because of luck, its because you chose to put your heart out there. Other people see something in you that’s worth sharing, you just open your eyes to see what they see and you will soon enough. 

Here are a few photos from the event. I've got some more speaking events lined up this year and I'd love to share stories with you, connect with you in person, and simply give you a hug! Stay up to date with all of that either on social media or by signing up for my Love Notes.

The event took place in one of my favorite stores, Saje Wellness located on Fillmore in SF. Bites provided by the amazing folks at Project Juice

How to Deal With an Anxiety Attack

How to Deal With an Anxiety Attack

Anxiety is a state of unease, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of real or imagined threat. Having anxiety and a history of depression is an interesting thing.  Although I don’t talk about it much as I have in the past it doesn’t mean that I’m not dealing with, I’ve just picked up many tools and techniques to help me overcome it day to day.

Here's a few things that have helped me in a state of anxiety:

In 2018 my goal is to have harmony

In 2018 my goal is to have harmony

Accepting my body for where it is today and creating harmony in my beautiful messy life is my biggest goal of next year. Reconnecting with my creative side in the kitchen, eating more plant-based meals, and getting outside more are also on top of the list! I’m leaving 2017 extremely grateful for the truths it’s shown me and walking into 2018 feeling powerful beyond measure. 

How To Recover From The Holiday Diet

How To Recover From The Holiday Diet

Everyone gets off track during the holidays. Gatherings, company parties, once a year desserts and treats, and even the colder weather can make it easy to get off the healthy train even for a few days. Here's a few things you can do to help you recover from the "holiday diet".