Love Your Selfie – Day 30

Day 30 – Social/Emotional/Spiritual/Intellectual/Physical It’s day 30— the final post in our challenge. For days I’ve wondered what words would best seal this discovery of self. It’s quite overwhelming to select one subject that ties together topics ranging from power posing to protein, lentils to laughter and kindness with cold showers. My desire in doing this…

Social Parsley – Day 29

Day 29 – Social You’ve just finished your date, interview, business meeting or lunch with friends. What a huge success! You were on your game, saying all the right things and interacting in all the right ways. You’re mentally giving yourself a huge pat on the back… when you happen to glance in a mirror and…

Love to Laugh – Day 28

Day 28 – Emotional/Physical “We love to laugh Loud and long and clear We love to laugh So ev’rybody can hear The more you laugh The more you fill with glee And the more the glee The more we’re a merrier we The more I’m a merrier me!” They’re popular lyrics from the beloved children’s classic,…

Sugar Shock – Day 27

Day 27 – Physical Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes mounds of chocolate-covered confections and boxes of cutely colored hearts bolded with “Be Mine” messages. These treats, occasionally accompanied by flowers and jewelry (for those extra lucky girls!) are common offerings given to those most dear on this special day to…

On Ladders & Life – Day 26

Day 26 – Intellectual/Spiritual It was early March 2012. I remember because it was less than a year after I received my doctorate. I was 24 years old and had received quite a bit of positive reinforcement for this feat in my life. So much, in fact, that I had unwittingly planted the seeds of my…

Detox Day – Day 25

Day 25 – Physical So, you’re curious. Detoxification. It’s an appealing concept, this cleansing your body of impurities and resetting your health habits. That is, until you realize it’s 7 days of straight juicing or weeks of raw veggies. If you’ve looked into a traditional cleanse, only to end up covered in Oreo crumbs at…

Power Posing – Day 24

Day 24 – Emotional I’ve talked a lot in the last 30 days about how our minds shape our bodies… but what about when you need your body to shape your mind? We’ve all been there– facing the demons of intimidation daunting us from doing something we really desire. Interviews, social interactions, public speaking, promotions, try-outs, tests……

Give to Get – Day 23

Day 23 – Social “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill The holiday season has recently twinkled to a close and memories of glittering packages under shining trees still lie fresh in our minds. As children, there is often nothing more exciting then opening…

Less is More – Day 22

Day 22 – Spiritual Less is more. It’s a theme I mentioned at the beginning and tried to weave throughout this wellness challenge. We’ve experimented with less complicated workouts, less negativity and less ingredients. Today I will explain why this concept is so critical. Let me illustrate using a story about one of my favorite things:…