I’ve created this Instagram account as a way to keep on track of my personal wellness, fitness and healthy lifestyle. I find documenting my journey keeps me motivated and if I can help someone else along the way even better ✨✨✨- on a side note 🍓🍓 lattes are my obsession
Sweet Potato Chips 🍠 These are seriously so addictive 🤤 Slice sweet potatoes super thin, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with a little S&P, then pop them in the oven at 360F until desired levels of crispy have been attained ~20-30min 👌🏼✨
"Nasi Bakar Ayam Shirataki / Shirataki Grilled Rice with Chicken”
If you want to eat rice without the feeling of guilt, you can replace it with shirataki rice. Shirataki is made from the root of a plant called the konnyaku imo. It is made only from the soluble fibre of the plant. If you want to lose some pounds, this is an ideal substitute as it has 0 calories, gluten free, cholesterol free, and it is vegan friendly. You can use shirataki in any kind of dishes. Stir fry, risotto, just anything really.
Are you hungry for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Do you feel satisfied after eating your meals? Is eating a joy for you? 😍🙌 • • • •
Our digestive fire (or Agni as it is called in Ayurveda) plays such an important role in our health and well-being. When our Agni is low, not only does this distrupt our digestion, it also can show that our passion or 'fire' for life is low. • • • •
If you feel like your digestive fire isn't the best it could be, then I am here to help. During an Ayurvedic Health Consultation, we will not only find out WHY your fire is out of balance: but you will find our how to rebalance it with simple tools and possible diet/lifestyle changes. • • • •
When our Agni is low or too high, this can cause other health issues to arise. So making sure our Agni is in balance is TOP PRIORITY in creating and maintaining good health and well-being. 🔥🔥🔥 Message today to find out more and book in for your Ayurvedic Health Consultation. ~~ Emma Fitts •• Health Coach
Clary sage is enigmatic in the manner of striking us as simultaneously dull-edged and diffusive, sensual and feminine perhaps though not yielding, reflecting the perfumes of both flora and fauna. Much as the vapors come on dank and soppy, or maybe that’s musty, but not dusty, in a curious way the quality seems foggy, I want to say funky, in another way the impression is assertively fresh, but in any case the perfume is physiologically active, apart from being psycho-spiritually impactive, which is to say that the nature of its effect is not simply olfactive.” ~ the perfume of life
“We’ve come a long way, yet we’re still at a loss to explain what is so life-like about the living? still struggle to forward a plain yet rigorous and sound presentation of Life’s matchless properties, still lack a clear idea as to that distinctive aliveness, that certain something that distinguishes Life by its inimitable lifelikeness?” ~ The Perfume of Life
"Form the habit of doing things failures don't like to do." - Bob Proctor 🍂
The last week has been a time of reflection as I relaxed and spent time with friends and family back home. It was lovely and refreshing, and helped me look within to ask myself what I wanted to do with my time this fall. As you may know, planning and reflection are important steps to success.
Since I switched to the five year plan in my Naturopathic medical program, my schedule has gradually been getting lighter. The fall quarter began this week, and it is my lightest quarter yet! Woohoo!! I am excited! 🌅
Summer has bid farewell and fall is well on its way. This felt like a perfect time to reevaluate my goals, where I stand, and what I want to focus on to point me in the right direction. I am expanding my horizons, learning new things, taking big action steps, and will be sharing more as things are ripe and ready.
If you are in the San Diego area, and are interested, come see me at the a Bastyr University Clinic. This quarter, I am on the Mindbody shift teaching Biofeedback skills on Mondays, as well as learning more about hormones, fertility and peds, on a women's health shift on Wednesdays.
Glück und Zufriedenheit finden wir erst, wenn wir aufhören, unseren selbstgebastelten Idealen hinterherzujagen, dir nur in unserem Kopf existieren. Stattdessen sollten wir ins Vertrauen gehen und anerkennen, dass jeder Moment, jeder Mensch, jede Situation in unserem Leben genau richtig für uns sind, um zu wachsen und unsere wahren Werte zu „entwickeln“. Weniger Kopf, mehr Bauchgefühl und viel mehr nur „sein“ 🙏🏻💗✨
Happy #Bergfest allen zusammen - kommt gut durch die zweite Wochenhälfte 😘
|| SET THE MIND FREE 😌👌✨⛰||
The majestic beauty that surrounds me is tranquil, serene. I feel at one with my surroundings, connected by an invisible force that is binding.
I’am at peace, free of worry. My mind is set free. I’am unleashed.
As the sunsets I reflect on this life, tuning into my higher self, my higher being, a higher existence.
The world around me goes quite, the mellow tune of chirping birds echo softly through the air like symphony centring my focus. Clarity is at last. I’am release, invigorated.
I’am one. Mind,body and soul aligned.
There’s no place I’d rather be.
Sending lots of love ✨💛 Photo cred: Sam Gutteridge
The fact I can’t remember a scale ⚖️ saying number in these orders 156.6 lbs, is why I’m sharing this! Haven’t been this size since like 10-12 years old. I’ve battled my weight my whole life to the point of having not 1 but 2 weight loss surgeries (FYI: lap-band had to be removed due to complications and under removal was given the gastric sleeve)! With the surgeries I was able to lose a great deal of weight, but the thing is I fixed 1/2 the problem, I was only in-taking very little food (all bad stuff). I mean lil I’m talking about a bite or two per meal (everyone around could vouch) I’d go on major workout binge and wouldn’t lose shit. I’ve spent $1000’s over years on gyms, diet products, and ever fad diet on the planet 🙋🏽♀️I’ve tried. I could never get below 170lb.🤦🏾♀️The fact that I’ve been a 🌱(Alkaline for the most part) for 21 days today and only started to add workouts yesterday and I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life, seriously; is more than Amazing. This is proof and facts the food I was eating was affecting my body’s chemical make up since I was a child, and once I made the conscious decision to stop eating everything that was killing me slowly to try and revert the damage I taught my daughter with changing my actions and hoping she’ll follow! This has been truly a life changing decision and I’m thankful I started to change the way I thought and the things I believed in! #agingbackwards#veganlifestyle#livingmybestlife#mindbodysoul
Health is wealth. When you have your health, you have everything. When you don't have your health, nothing else matters. So prioritize your physical, mental, & emotional health over temporary things. 🖤
I use fitness to relieve stress, reduce anxiety as well as build lean muscle and increase strength.
It has not only changed my body, but also my mind and attitude.
I have a few 3 spots left in my October 15th challenge group for women who are ready to take control of their health and wellness, ditch the excuses and make themselves a priority in their life, who are wanting to achieve physical health but ALSO mental health!
It’s about shedding habits that no longer serve you, and gaining some new ones that do 👊🏻
You’ll get: 🔹Workouts you can do at home 🔹 access to meal plans and recipes 🔹daily accountability and motivation 🔹private online support community 🔹30 superfoods meals
Sound good? Want in? Pm me! .
It’s no secret....daily exercise and healthy eating leads to increased awesomeness 😊🙌🏻
Stay humble - work hard - be kind❤️
I had a dream the other night where I was in a lightning storm. I had a wand, and with it, I could harness the lightning as it came down, and shoot it in the direction of my choice. This my dear, is the power you hold. Lightning in dreams can symbolize powerful and lasting change. And you hold the power to choose the direction of that change. The direction of your thoughts, your feelings, your life. You are a wizard Harry. What will you choose today? ⚡️😉👩🏼🎨👩🏼🌾🧝🏼♀️🧚🏼♀️🧙🏼♀️🌈🌀🌌
I forgot my headphones... Now that may seem insignificant to most but to me it's a big deal. I lost my favorite sunglasses a few weeks ago, I didn't have my headphones and today was an extremely stressful day (most Tuesday nights are). I had such a difficult time regulating, I was so overly stimulated today. At this moment I'm laying on my couch decompressing with some things that make me feel better. I'm under a warm fluffy blanket with a full belly watching sum good shows. It's truly embarrassing not being able to self sooth and to be overly stimulated but it's my life at times, it's my sons life. I'm happy I'm home and in an environment where I feel safe, it's comforting and I'm thankful for the supportive environment here at home ❤️❤️... I share cause I care and I know I'm not the only one like me ❤️❤️ #autism#autismgotagirllike
Eating healthy doesn’t mean it has to be glamorous.. Some of the simplest and healthy meals can be made up of leftovers with a couple of additions.. Just chuck in a handful of Baby Spinach to last nights dinner.. Quick, Healthy and Delicious 😋
44 days vegan.
As embarrassed as I am to say that it has taken me 20 years to pull the trigger, I’ve honestly never felt more connected to the earth, the greater good, and myself.
Upon deciding to go vegan, I started keeping up with @peta. I had always been too scared to read stories or watch videos (as an “animal lover” - ooh the irony) & would get offended when people attempted to show them to me.
But after finally diving deep into all that not-so-fun info, I became furious. I was livid that I hadn’t found out about this information sooner and I was shocked at society’s nonchalant way of sweeping the absolute hell that many living beings are born into under the rug & not publicizing it fully for the raw inhumanity it is. But then I realized society is just you & I. We are society. So imma start doing my part. Here we go:
You guys! It is sooo common for animals of all kinds to live a life pumped full of drugs, forced breeding & living in spaces so confined that they start exhibiting mannerisms that qualify as insane. The most horrifying part? This inhumanity I’m referring to is way more common than not. I’m talking about Kroger, Costco, Walmart, even Trader Joe’s (my fav 😭) & this applies even to ORGANIC and FREE RANGE meat!
I want to be clear, I’m not trying to push ideals onto anyone who doesn’t want them. I am simply doing my best to shed a lil light onto my little corner of society of how horrifyingly widespread and common this epidemic this, as I wish someone would had done for me.
Going vegan is not for everyone, I understand that. But get to know and accept the FACTS about the products you are buying before you assume that it’s not for you, ignorance is absolutely not bliss in this case.
It may have taken me 2 decades to get here, but I can proudly stand up and say that my life will never again be the result of others’ ending; and I vow to make sure those whose lives I did take, will not be in vain 🐷💛
Affirmation of the day: Thoughts dictate our experiences.
The moment you think or utter the words "I Can't" you immediately set up a block to not move forward.
Start to train yourself to think in terms of "I Can"
⠀⠀ "I can overcome this obstacle"
⠀⠀ "I can loose the weight"
⠀⠀ "I can choose health"
⠀⠀ "I can live my truth"
⠀⠀ "I Can" thoughts will open doors and set you on a path of empowerment. Show yourself how you can, and you will!
👉Read more in my book, What’s Inside, available by clicking on the link in my bio @Optimal_Life ⠀⠀
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