I've been blogging for about five years now (three years on Live a F.a.s.t. Life), and have never had any guest posts. Until now.
It wasn't that I was necessarily opposed to it. But, Live a F.a.s.t. Life is such a personal passion for me. It's actually more like a mission. A mission to help others "clean up" their lives, get healthier (both physically and emotionally), stop being a slave to money and material possessions and really start living their lives with joy and abundance.
So because of that, I think I was just a little protective. I LOVE connecting with each of you, sharing my stories and receiving emails with your stories in return. I love being able to share with one another and hopefully encourage and inspire each other along the way too.
But when I find someone that I think is super inspiring and amazing themselves, I have to share them with you too! And that's what happened with Corinne Dobbas. I stumbled upon Corinne's blog awhile back and have been loving her posts ever since. Not only is she motivating and encouraging, but she is genuine and speaks to you in a way that you can understand and relate to.
She helps women learn to love themselves, develop healthy habits and, as my favorite line from her website reads, "live a more awake and aware life." Which is exactly what I want for you too.
So... without further a due, take it away Corinne!
6 Things Healthy Fulfilled Women Detox from Their Life
As a Registered Dietitian, Wellness Coach, and Yoga teacher, I've seen women make life-changing decisions by removing a few things from their life. And if I'm being truthful, I've removed these things as well.
Are they always easy?
But, are they always worth it?
If you're feeling like you need a little more inspiration, a little more love, and a little more light in this world, you may want to think about detoxing these 6 things from your life too.
1. People who leave them feeling drained, shamed, or disconnected
The more you tap into your authentic self and begin to realize how amazing and beautiful you are from the inside-out and how much you need to nurture yourself as well as your time, the people who make you feel uninspired, not good enough, or drained will begin to fade from your life. Healthy fulfilled women get this, and they've learned to value themselves and their time.
Healthy fulfilled women also get that there will always be people in their life who challenge them because that's just a part of life. But instead of spreading bad energy and wasting their time talking about them, they choose to look at these challenging folks as teachers. Everyone has a purpose in our life. People, energy, and our thoughts make the world go round. Happy fulfilled women choose people who make them feel good when they can. Look at the ones who don't as teachers. Make healthy boundaries to protect their energy. And believe people are always doing the best they can, including themselves.
2. Food or ways of eating that make them feel bloated, guilty or uncomfortable in their skin
Healthy fulfilled women look at their body as a beautiful vessel for movement and they choose to honor their hunger and their fullness. No food is off-limits, but they get that to feel good in their bodies they need to choose foods that make them good - foods that make them good hours later - not minutes later.
We do often hear today how important it is to choose foods that make you feel good, and healthy fulfilled women are totally all in. But they know that it's about feeling satiated, healthy, and happy for the long-haul ... not the next 5 minutes, or else we'd all be downing bags of Reese's.
And this isn't just for "what" they eat, it's for "how" they eat. The "how" is about listening to their body, eating mindfully and calmly. But most importantly, treating themselves kindly and moving on, if this doesn't happen. So they can approach their next meal or snack with grace and confidence instead of guilt and disappointment. It's a mindset shift.
3. Work that no longer inspires
Healthy fulfilled women have mastered the art of saying, "NO." In whatever capacity that means to them. They drop projects, courses, and work that eat away at their soul. And if they can't (we do all need money to get by), they continue their current work and seek for alternatives. They don't wait for things to happen, they make things happen.
4. Conversations that don't light up their soul, spark a challenge, or provide depth
Women who feel grounded, happy, and peaceful seek conversations, friends, mentors, books, or courses that provide a greater depth to who they are as a person. They of course don't mind conversations about the weather or latest trends, but what really fulfills them is that feeling of self-discovery or personal growth. So naturally, overtime, conversations and people that are more trivial begin to fade, and they have whole-hearted conversations where they can speak their truth. Because they're not afraid or ashamed of their feelings.
5. Romantic interests or partners who are no longer partners
Healthy fulfilled women aren't afraid (for one second) of being alone. Because they understand that the most important relationship (as corny as it may sound) is really with themselves. If that means removing romantic interests or partners who don't challenge or support them, or who don't make them feel important, then they will. They rather be alone and live life, and they get that the right person will make them a priority, but more importantly help them grow in ways they never thought possible.
6. Numbing activities
Drinking too much, binge eating, meaningless sex, overspending or overexercising are all examples of things to numb the pain that we've been avoiding. Usually it's pain that we're not good enough, our bodies aren't perfect, or we're overworked and under appreciated. But this all really boils down to not having enough self-worth or self-love. Healthy fulfilled women work on creating this self-love every single day. They make time to breathe, appreciate what their body allows them to do, count their gratitudes, speak their truth, and look for others who appreciate them for all of this and more. And in learning to live this authentic life - just expressing your honest feelings can do this - they begin to not need numbing activities anymore. Because they feel heard, they feel important, and they understand that they have the power to their own happiness.
Because ultimately, when you begin to shine some light underneath the rock, the darkness will begin to fade. Not always immediately, but overtime it dries up and becomes that much brighter.
So keep up your beautiful work. Keep going. And take what works for you and leave what doesn't. That's really what it's all about.
With so much love,
Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian, Wellness Coach, and yoga teacher with a Masters in Nutrition. Corinne helps kind, caring, compassionate women develop a healthy positive relationship with food, their body, and themselves.
More specifically, Corinne helps women get MORE. More life. More laughter. More friendships. More health. More happiness. More self-love. More self-acceptance.
Corinne’s weight loss advice, wellness tips, and coaching insights have been featured in numerous editorials. Most recently, she was named the "Wellness Champion," as one of the 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by MindBodyGreen and Athleta.