I had chocolate for breakfast

I had chocolate for breakfast

Today, I feel like crap. I even had chocolate before I ate a normal meal.

I'm all in my emotions. I had an enlightening two days and today I'm just wiped.

In a way, I am glad to feel this way. Lately, I've been making so many shifts in my life, and I wasn't sure if I could keep it up. It's not so much that I enjoy being down but I do believe in giving myself time to rest. So today, I decided just to be. No expectations. No goal is setting.

My son is sick, and we are home together. As I write, he is doing something educational on the Ipad. I love when the universe works together to give me what I need. Today, I just need to be. I will only do things that I am moved to do.

My first action of the day was to eat chocolate for breakfast!

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Book Review: The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan

Book Review: The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan

"I feel like I’m living an interrupted life.”
Elizabeth LaBan, The Restaurant Critic's Wife

The above quote comes from a book I recently finished, The Restaurant Critic's Wife by Elizabeth LaBan. I came across this book when I joined a book club in my local area. The book summary drew me in, and I was excited to dig in. I wanted to write a review for you. After two years of having unfinished books sitting on my nightstand, I couldn't put this one down and finished it in two days!

I was so excited I decided to jump on here and write a review for you all!

Book Summary

The story follows Lila Soto, a former hotel executive who finds herself in a new town (Philadelphia), married and pregnant with her second child. Her husband is obsessed with his work as a local restaurant critic, leaving Lila to navigate the transitions to a new city, two small children and rediscovering herself in the midst of all these changes.

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How Gratitude can Inspire you to Feel Positive!

How Gratitude can Inspire you to Feel Positive!

Hello CYL  Tribe!

If you've been reading my posts for a while, you may have noticed that up until two weeks ago, I didn't post a single thing in over 3 months! I've been working on my Gratitude practice.

My goal is to help moms find their way to being their truest selves! Well, this Mama needed some to figure things out! Aside from getting married this past October, there has been a lot of reflection, journaling, and soul searching in my life!

So yeah, I stayed busy!

As a mom, wife, woman and coach I want to make sure I'm my best self to serve you all! And guess what? I figured out some pretty cool things about myself and what I truly value. I'll share different parts of what I learned over the next few weeks, starting with today's post.

The most important thing I've learned!

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10 Activities to Demonstrate Self-Love.

10 Activities to Demonstrate Self-Love.

Everyone knows that motherhood is a selfless task. When a woman becomes a mother, her entire world becomes focused on her child and this often comes at the expense of her own being. Unfortunately, what most women fail to realize is that if one is unable to look after oneself, it goes without saying that one would be unable to take care of others.

Therefore, it is essential that women practice self-love in order to remain in optimal health. Choose Yourself First!

Here are 10 self-love activities to demonstrate self-love:

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Put Yourself First! Choose You!

Put Yourself First! Choose You!

Why is it so hard to put yourself first?

Today, I woke up compelled to write. The second I opened my eyes, I grabbed the laptop and came here. I've been talking to a lot of my friends who have difficulty putting themselves first. Now, I work primarily with mothers but my friends range in age and motherhood status. So this issue isn't limited to one group of women but spans across generations.

What I hear the most is the guilt that comes with putting themselves first.

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