I think it’s so important to feed your brain with different experiences consistently.
Changing my environment keeps me inspired.
I like to prioritize travel when I can, but I don’t think you need to travel to different states or countries to have new experiences. For me, sometimes it is just taking a break from my normal routine, going to a new part of the city to get inspired.
For me, inspiration comes from learning new ways, new places, putting yourself in new situations and experiencing new things.
I personally don't label the way I eat.
What type of diet do you follow?
From experience, when it comes to labeling the way you eat, it almost always results in restriction, frustration, a lack of consistency, intense cravings, and a whole lot of added stress.
It’s also important to know that even if you are currently thriving on a specific diet right now, it doesn’t mean it’s going to always work for you.
If it stops working for you and you have to change it, there's usually a lot of guilt that comes with this if it was part of your identity.
The reality is, there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to health and nutrition.
Deciding what to eat and what not to eat should be based on what makes you feel your best. Just because something works for one person, doesn’t mean it will work for the next. Our variability in responding to food is so individual. I think every one of us needs to find out what works best for us through our own trial and error.
I also think getting rid of labels can also help minimize food guilt – you don’t have to “cheat” on your diet when you’re not following a specific diet.
Everyone’s nutritional needs are so individual, and putting a certain label on your diet doesn’t make it better for you.
I believe in focusing on nourishment, rather than restriction. Focusing on adding more nutrients into your diet, rather than taking foods away.
Favorite thing to indulge in?
I have such a sweet tooth. Any kind of pastry with a fruit filling, I am very into.
Favorite wellness modality?
Currently, infrared sauna.
Advice you have received that has left an impact on you?
Never stop learning.
What book comes to mind if someone asked you for a recommendation?
101 essays that will change the way you think - Brianna West or Mindset - Carol Dweck
Something you are grateful for currently?
I think it's easy to get caught up in the little things until you or someone close to you becomes ill or passes.
Life is truly a gift, and the reality is - it can all change in a second, and you or your loved ones could be gone tomorrow.
Among a few things, seeing one of my best friends (the same age as me) become terminally ill and paralyzed has changed the way I live life.
Even just writing that sentence makes me cry.
There's such a deep connection between grief and gratitude.
For some reason as humans, we ignore the reality of death. To me, holding this reality close helps me have more gratitude in my everyday life and helps to keep my purpose clearer.
I'm trying to live every day like it could be my last. Life is too short not to.
I'm putting all of my love into the people and things that I love.
I'm wearing my favorite jewelry every day and only the clothes that make me feel good.
I'm making sure we have fresh flowers in the house, always. They give me good energy just looking at them.
I'm purposely making my life as beautiful as possible in my eyes because it makes me happy.
I'm working to help as many people as I can with the gifts that I have.
I'm not waiting around - and I am going for what I want.
I feel a lot of sadness and guilt some days just going on with life every day.
I'm still processing a lot of different emotions everyday.
I am grateful for my health.
I am grateful for my family and friends.
I have a great partner and marriage.
I have created a business that I love.
I have a lot of great things going for me right now in my life.
I sometimes feel bad that other people don’t have these things.
The thing is - I didn’t always have these things, and even when it comes to the things I do have right now, nothing in life is forever.
My greatest fear is losing my loved ones. And unfortunately, it's one of those inevitable things.
That's why I’m intentionally living in the now, leaning into love, making more beautiful memories, telling people I love them as much as I can, and doing more things every day that are meaningful to me.
I'm so grateful to have this human experience, and I'm choosing to actively make the best of it every day.
Top wellness tips anyone can start?
I think the best advice I can give is to focus on creating habits that you actually enjoy.
Leading a healthier lifestyle is about creating healthier habits, not restrictions or an all-or-nothing approach.
Once you create habits that are actually enjoyable for you (and your needs are being met), you won’t need motivation – it will just be part of your routine, and it will just be the way you are.