Just a little message..

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It’s been way too long since I’ve written you a love note! So, may I just say..

It’s all going to be okay. (whatever “it” is.)

The clouds will pass with time. Darkness always fades to light.

And laughter is waiting just around the corner.

You are enough.

Your life is a masterpiece.

You are beautiful, especially all the messy parts.

We are human, we are one.

Just a little message from a girl with a pen in her hand and a song in her soul..

I love you.

❤ Brittany

Confessions of a “Foodaholic” (Part 2)

Hello friend! Thanks for stopping by!

This post is the second part to an earlier post last week. If you’ve not read it yet, I highly encourage you to start here 🙂


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Photo Credit: http://www.independent.co.uk/

So without further ado, I’ll continue on.. 🙂


So you know how I told you that I’m a highly emotional person as well as an emotional eater?

Well, you may be able to see the point I’m trying to get across then:
These are 2 ingredients in a recipe for disaster!

Not to mention their potential to cause some major problems for me in my daily life. (Especially if I’m caught unaware of the behavior to begin with.)

So basically, any time that I feel an emotion whether:

  • Happy. 🙂
  • Sad. 😦
  • EXCITED! 😀
  • Frustrated :-/
  • BORED 😛

I eat.

It’s not always unhealthy foods either, it’s just too much food.

So that’s THE BIG SECRET. My personal truth.

And I’m a health coach.

But I won’t hide it. I struggle too. And we’re all in this struggle together, you know.

It makes me feel better to think of it that way at least.

And I’ll tell you another thing – Sometimes I just own it. Like, I’ll be eating because I’m really nervous about something, and I’ll notice that I’m eating emotionally..

And then I keep doing it anyway.

But then I eventually stop. And my stomach will hurt.

That generally keeps me from doing it again for a long time.

Until the next time.

But I keep getting better.

In fact, I’ve learned a few tricks, rules, laws, principles, (whatever you want to call them) of eating that I’d love to share with you today.

These tiny adjustments in the way that I eat and think about food help me not only to notice when I start eating emotionally, but also to stop immediately (when I want to, of course.) 😉

Sometimes I still fail.

But that’s okay.

It’s a process.

And there’s no use beating myself up over it either.


So here they are:

BRITTANY’S 10 RULES FOR EATING:

#1. Eat when hungry.

#2. Stop eating when satisfied. (Not bloated, but not hungry anymore either.)

#3. Before I take a bite of food, I ask myself: “Am I eating because I feel a hunger pain in my body?” If the answer is no, I PUT THE FOOD DOWN IMMEDIATELY AND BACK UP REAL SLOWLY.

#4. Use smaller serving dishes for meals.

#5. ALWAYS put food on a serving dish. Then only eat the serving I put on the plate.

#6. Never “snack” out of the pots and pans on the stove. (Overeating is inevitable at that point.)

#7. DON’T buy snack foods I don’t want to snack on when I’m at home, alone, weak & emotional.

#8. When I bake cookies, place the “extras” OUT OF SIGHT. I will eat them all if I see them. (I’ve got some severe sweet tooth problems, my friends!)

#9. When I notice I’m eating emotionally, drink water and go outside. Breathe fresh air, and think of all the things I’m grateful for.

#10. NEVER BEAT YOURSELF UP! It only makes things worse. I accept that I didn’t do my best, and I make a vow to do better next time.


So those are some little pieces of advice that help me to keep moving forward towards my goal of living a more health-filled life.


Some other nice things to think about..

ALWAYS REMEMBER: You are NOT alone.

Any problem, sad emotion, or upset feeling you ever get? Someone has been there before. Or is there now.

You will be okay.

Nothing lasts forever, including painful experiences.

Allow yourself to FEEL.

(Just don’t go and eat your whole kitchen because of your feelings. Not worth it.)

And remember that I love you. ❤


Now go take some much needed time to yourself 🙂

Meditate.

Breathe deeply.

Think about every thing you have to be grateful for.

Smile.

Be grateful.

Love yourself.

Give to others.

Remember that you are absolutely and 100% beautiful.

With the most love and gratitude a heart can hold,
❤ Brittany


Thanks for reading! Please feel free to comment or ask questions below. Reach out if you need help! Let me know what comes up for you while reading this. I’d love to hear from you 🙂

“Now go feel alive! And don’t forget to LIVE WITH PASSION!”

A continuous falling and picking yourself back up



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Walking.

It seems so simple.

Once we’re adults, walking has pretty much become 2nd nature. (At least for me anyway.)

We can walk and do other activities, multi-tasking while walking.

Chewing bubble gum. Talking on our phones. Chatting with a friend.

Drinking tea. Holding a baby. Shopping. Eating.

We don’t take much time to think about just how simple, yet extraordinary the act of walking is.

Yet, there are many lessons to be learned from walking. After all, it is a continuous falling and picking yourself back up.

The truth is that we fall multiple times daily and we don’t even realize.

But we always manage to pick ourselves up, don’t we? It’s how we get ourselves from our current location to our destination. From point A to point B. From our now to our later.

It’s pretty fun to think of walking in that way. A continuous falling and getting back up. I feel like a super hero or something! Like my daily life is full of struggle, but I manage to get up. Keep going. Ending the day with a smile. (And a lap around the moon, or something. 🙂 )


The art of walking relates to life in so many ways.

We struggle. We’re overtaken with temptation. We get our hearts broken. We create our own pain and misery by allowing untrue & negative thoughts to make home in our minds. We get caught doing something we know we shouldn’t have.

But we’re strong. We don’t give up.

After all, giving up would just cause us more pain. Quitting causes us to become stagnant in life. To quit growing. To get rusty. Our physique softens. Our minds weaken. We’re not as sharp, not as quick.

So we get back up.

We pick ourselves up off of the floor. Wipe off the dirt. Shake the dust away.

And we become free.

Free to move, and run.

Free to soar above the earth and the trees, into the universe. Into the unknown.

Life then becomes more magical. More adventurous.

And that’s when we truly find ourselves.


But it all starts with the simple act of falling and getting back up. The simple act of walking.

When you go to walk today, gently remind yourself that today is a gift.

That today is magical.

And then find that magic. Find the magic in walking.

This is what true health is all about. To keep going. To keep motivation and inspiration at their all-time highs, so that we can make the most out of life.

So we can make a difference.

True health has no bounds. There are no rules.

Only guidelines.

And these guidelines are all personal. No 2 people are alike. What makes me feel great, may not be what makes you feel great.

There is no one-size-fits-all plan.

There is only you. And your body. And your mind. And your spirit. And your soul.

And YOU get to decide what feels right. What is the best for you.

You are the only one who answers to yourself, and what a beautiful thing!

So find what’s right for you. Help yourself. Get help and healing and inspiration from others who have been there before. Find your voice. And take note to what feels great, and what feels less than great.

Go now, my dear friend.

And find YOUR true health. ❤



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Thank you for reading! Please feel free to comment or to contact me! If I can help you in ANY way, don’t hesitate to reach out! 🙂



Let me know what comes up for you when reading this. I’d love to hear from you 🙂

I love you,
❤ Brittany

“Get vibrant. Love life. Keep growing. Become your best self.”