3 Ways to Feel Really Good in Your Body [VLOG #60]
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Today I want to talk about three ways to really feel good in your body, which seems like a very obvious thing, but so many of us, including myself for years and years, become disconnected from our body. We tend to beat ourselves up. We’re so hard on ourselves. We don’t think that we’re enough. It’s never-ending. We try different diets. We’re not happy with how something looks.
My New Book
Actually, feeling good is a simple concept, but it’s not always easy to get there. It can be quite a journey. I’m going to give three tips today, but I also want to mention that my new book called Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life is pre-selling right now. I’m super, super excited about this one, guys. This one is right from my heart. It’s most raw real book. It goes deeper into this whole concept of feeling better in your body and really connecting with your true worth.
We’re perfect and we’re imperfect at the same time. Your worth, your perfection, isn’t something we need to scramble for, or reach for, or attain. You already are perfect. You exist. You are a drop of consciousness, a drop of light, whatever you want to say, but there is perfection within your soul, just from you existing and being alive. I just want to emphasize again, you are enough. You are amazing as you are.
Of course we’re imperfect, as well. We’re always trying to improve. We’re trying to learn how to take care of ourselves. Maybe we want better hair. We want better skin, but that’s okay. We can work on these unique imperfections, which make us, by the way, magnetic. They make us attractive. They make us who we are, and we don’t need to take them as seriously when we connect with that perfection inside.
This book is two parts. There’s a picture, actually of my mom and me and Bobby right before she passed. There’s a lot of tips and tools, and techniques for really connecting with our deeper self. There’s anecdotes about my personal life. There is research connecting how bloating and inflammation that actually start with anxiety and overthinking. So there’s deeper tools for really getting the best results for your body and your beauty that you’re looking for.
Then, part two has some of the best recipes. There’s over 100. These recipes are super accessible, super easy to make. There’s a kid section. It’s for busy people like you and I both. So you can click on the link below to get your copy now. The official pub date is February 19th, but we are pre-selling now. You will get some prelaunch bonuses about overcoming body shame, which are very, very powerful. So, please check it out today. Now, three tips that I want to give you right now about connecting in deeper.
#1. How You Breathe
First is your breath. When we are very, very shallow, we tend to think in a more shallow way. We tend to think on the surface. This is something that has been a huge, huge part of my life, not just doing yogic breath when I’m on my mat, but actually any time I remember breathing as horizontally as possible.
It’s just a subconscious reminder that we are enough. We’re meant to take up space in the world. So when you inhale, imagine that you’re filling all the way to your belly but that you’re actually expanding your diaphragm out, and your ribs. Everything feels like it’s going out. And when you exhale, you’re coming in.
It also starts to get you out of overthinking. It gets you into your body. It’s very simple. We’ve heard about breathing before, but in this way, just really taking up space, slowing down your breath, taking deeper breaths will really help you reconnect back with your body.
Do that when you get stressed, when you have a food craving, when you’re reaching something like picking up the phone and calling your toxic ex-boyfriend or something. Get into your breath first and try to reset.
#2. Picking The Right Foods
Number two is pick three foods that feel good to you. When I say feel good to you, ones that you can really connect with and feel good inside your body. There’s a whole section here about soup. For me, soup is something that I think helps us feel good because it’s stabilizing. It’s very easy to digest, but it makes you feel stable in your body.
I want to point out in particular this everyday awesome soup. I’ve been making this for clients lately. I’ve been giving out the recipe, as well. This is something I have at least three times a week. It’s got lots of cleansing vegetables. It has turmeric and some red lentils in it. It’s amazing. Soup could be one of your feel-good foods.
Ginger is a really great thing to incorporate. You could just literally slice up ginger and put it in hot water. It feels warming. It’s expanding and supporting your metabolism and your circulation. So that’s going to feel really good. That’s going to help you get out of your head and into your body so you can feel your power and your strength.
#3. Glowing Green Smoothie & Getting Your Zzz’s
And thirdly, I would say our classic, the Glowing Green Smoothie®. You just feel good having it in the morning. It’s going to give you energy. Over time, you’re going to see an improvement in your skin, in your cleansing, in your bowel movements, in your hair, everything. But you can decide for yourself. I would say pick three feel-good foods.
Also, included in my third tip is rest. This is the time of year, it’s winter. We want to pull in a little bit, slow down. The holidays are over. Say no to more things. Take time to read, settle in at night, rest, get really good sleep. When we are rested, we just have a much better perspective of ourselves and our body and our power. We’re much more connected in.
Anything you can do to really benefit your sleep. Turn off the TV a little bit earlier. Again, curl into bed. Get some herbal tea. Read some hardcover books. It’s going to really help you feel better in your body, as well.
Thank you so much, Beauties, for tuning in. I send you so much love. I’m so grateful for you. I look forward to connecting more. And again, super, super excited and honored to share my newest book baby with you. It is for all of us, so you can click on the link and pre-order your copy now. So excited and lots of love.