6.09.2021

"Spoil Yourself" Weekly Wisdom

 

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How often do you spoil yourself?

And no, I don't mean with champagne, fancy clothes or a massage. I mean spoiling yourself with being consistent. I know this doesn't sound as exciting as champagne and fancy clothes, but consistency is the gift that keeps on giving. 

When you are consistent with all things in life; nutrition, sleep, physical activity, decisions, views, money, goals, chores, schedules - you find success and you find balance. You feel good because everything is working in your favorite. Once you stop being consistent, that's when we feel a little off. Our emotions and attitudes change, things don't seem to go our way and we know exactly what is wrong. I know I get more emotional, find my fuse getting shorter and shorter and getting upset at others, when really I am upset with myself. 

When I spoil myself with consistency, all is right with the world. I am more content. I feel more joy. I know I am in the right place in my life. I don't need anyone or anything else to make me feel good because I am doing everything to make MYSELF feel good. 

Today and everyday, spoil yourself. Don't wait for anyone to do it for you. 

#embracethehellyeah

~AE

6.02.2021

"Laugh A Little More" Weekly Wisdom

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Do you make sure you laugh everyday?

There is nothing better than laughing. I have realized the moment I laugh during my day, my day becomes that much better. Therefore, I am making an effort to surround myself with people who I can laugh with.

Every.Single.Day. 

I know there are days were we just cannot laugh. And that's ok. But if you keep people who radiate happiness and joy close to you, they will be there to pick you up on those days. Those days you don't want to get out of bed, shower or even think about doing anything. These people will turn your frown upside down. And these people are as essential as sleep and water.

It is also ok if the people who once made you laugh, don't anymore. They were in your life at the perfect time and it is also ok for them to leave your life at the perfect time. If they are causing more tears than laughs, you also know it is time to make some changes. 

Laughing a little more is always worth the joy and so are you!

#embracethehellyeah

~AE






5.26.2021

"Be Your Kind of Dietitian" Weekly Wisdom

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What kind of dietitian are you or want to be today?

I got this great quote from Laura Jean of Dietitian Values and it really resonated with me when I saw it because we always should be asking ourselves this questions every day. Our "dietitian self" changes on the daily. We conform to our environment, we conform to our clients, we conform to what social media wants us to be. All these outlying things affect our dietitian definition on the daily, so how to we find consistency?  

By checking in. Everyday. 

Don't let a social media post question how you practice UNLESS you are looking for a change or like a new way of practicing and want to learn more. Don't let a client change you because your relationship didn't work. There is not a one-size-fits-all dietitian. We are going to have clients who we are not a good fit for and thank goodness we have a network of other dietitians to refer them to. Don't let another dietitian make you feel inferior or let them talk down to you. This space is large enough for all of us to co-exist and be on the same team - even if we practice differently. Dietitians should support other dietitians. 

And if you're not digging the dietitian you are today, there are so many opportunities to be whoever you want to be in this profession. Be your kind of dietitian, no apologies needed. 

#embracethehellyeah

~AE