Merry Merry! Get Your Free Stay-Sexy Holiday Survival Kit

Merry Merry! Get Your Free Stay-Sexy Holiday Survival Kit

Happy Holidays to all of my QueenBeeing readers and subscribers! I know how crazy this time of year can be for those of us who have to keep an eye on our figures, so I put together a little something for you, with the help of my friend and fitness expert Jamie Paretti(more…)

Holiday anxiety? Scientists say shopping increases happiness

Holiday anxiety? Scientists say shopping increases happiness

Boy, do I have some great news for you.

So, it’s the holiday season. And  you’ve been shopping so hard you heard your wallet cry a little last time you pulled out your debit card.

Maybe you’re feeling a little guilty, worried that you went overboard or that you didn’t quite do enough.

Let me remind you that while gifts are (or can be) fun to buy and even more fun to give, they’re really not the biggest feature of the day.

In the end, what you’ll most remember this or any holiday season is the people you love, if you’re lucky enough to be able to spend time with them. So breathe and relax. 

But, on a lighter note, a new study says that shopping can actually increase happiness, so why not go out and buy yourself a little something pretty?

Just kidding. 

Sort of. 😉

Here’s a link to the study below, if you’d like to read it.

Happy holidays from QueenBeeing and MTMBody! 

Please enjoy thsee free gifts, from us to you.

Read about the study: click here

 

Put Yourself Back On Your Priority List and Manifest Your Dreams in 2016

Put Yourself Back On Your Priority List and Manifest Your Dreams in 2016

The New Year is around the corner. As we wind up for the holidays, I’ve noticed some old feelings creeping back – and that’s why I’d like to remind you to keep an eye on your priority list this holiday season! 

Your Own Priority List and Why You Need to Be On It

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Awhile back, I noticed I felt a bit out of sorts. I had struggled to get back “on track” with my regular writing schedule, and had been skipping workouts left and right. It was not working well for me.

Essentially, the holiday madness caused me to slip off of my journey toward personal fulfillment. I found myself floating through my days mindlessly, feeling busy and harried instead of centered and peaceful.

I’d been aware of this situation for awhile and had been working on getting my mind in the right place again, seeking solutions to my malaise.

Once again, the law of attraction worked for me. 🙂 I sought a solution, some inspiration…and it came.

Allow me to preface the next paragraph by telling you, in case you weren’t aware, that I think Oprah Winfrey is an absolute goddess. If you disagree with me, that’s okay, but don’t let it deter you from the message I’m trying to get across here.

See, I happened to catch most of an old episode of Oprah in which she very openly and honestly shared her personal struggles with “falling off the wagon.” And while she did discuss her struggles with weight (as the symptom), her main confession was that she’d been failing to take care of herself.

She was so busy working and taking care of everyone around her, that she forgot to make time to nurture herself. In true Oprah style, she had a plan.

One thing that she said several times when discussing her new plan really stood out for me.

“Put yourself back on your priority list.”

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Who of us isn’t guilty at one time or another of forgetting to add ourselves to our ever-growing lists of responsibilities? I know that I have been on more than one occasion. Sometimes, we let life “get in the way” of taking care of ourselves.

This may seem like the right thing to do at times–especially when our jobs or loved ones require extra attention. But its then that we must make a specific effort to build a little time into our days to nurture ourselves, our souls, our individuality.

Take a moment to think about it. When was the last time you did something just for you? When was the last time you scheduled time in your life for yourself?

I’m not asking you to take an entire weekend away, or even an entire day. We all know that sometimes that isn’t possible. Instead, I’m asking you to take ten minutes, an hour, whatever you can afford in your day.

Maybe you need to get up an hour earlier, or stay up an hour later. Perhaps you can sneak it in during your lunch break or baby’s nap time.

And, you may be asking, what should you be doing to take care of yourself anyway? This completely depends on you. What makes you happy? Could you use a nap? Simple downtime? Perhaps you’ve been meaning to work out or read a good book. And who doesn’t enjoy a nice hot bath?

The point? It doesn’t matter WHAT you do, so long as it’s something only for you. As Oprah said on her show today, it’s really a love issue. We must love ourselves in order to love others–we must love ourselves in order to maintain any level of happiness and personal fulfillment in our lives.

Today, my challenge to you is to be brutally honest with yourself. Open up like Oprah did on her show that day, and figure out what you can do to make yourself happy. You deserve to be happy, and you deserve to feel joy. What can you do to make that happen? 

How much love can you give yourself in 2016? Don’t wait – go sign up for the all-new Project Blissful 2016 now and get ready to start the next phase in your journey to ultimate fulfillment – whatever that looks like for you. 

Tell me what you’re looking to change about your life in 2016, and I’ll be sure to create free content that teaches you exactly how to do it. PLEASE, share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

Lose the flab, keep the self-worth: Required tweaks for the ‘dream dress’ method

Lose the flab, keep the self-worth: Required tweaks for the ‘dream dress’ method

As 2014 comes crashing to a close, a lot of us are googling our asses off, hoping for some new breakthrough in the weight loss world,but every year, we pretty much discover the same thing: if we want to drop the pounds, we’ve got to move more and eat less.

Enter the “dream dress” method of weight loss, in which you purchase a beautiful dress or other outfit that you just LOVE and cannot wait to wear. The catch? You buy it in the size you WANT to be, not the size you are now.

No matter if you’re currently sporting a 22 and looking to squeeze into a 2. 

I’m sure you’re not surprised that I have a small problem with this one, because I think that if you can’t really love yourself as you are, right now, you’ll never find real happiness anyway.

But inspration can be good for weight loss. It can literally mean the difference between success and failure.

And there’s nothing wrong with a little inspiration, obviously which is likely why so many fit pros are suggesting that we buy a “dream dress” or an outfit that is the ideal size for us.

The Dream Dress Method: How it can work in the real world for real women

Now, I can see how this could work. It HAS worked for me personally in the form of “dream jeans,” actually.

But when it did work, it was literally when. I bought a pair of jeans that was only one or two (when I was sort of “between” sizes). That’s because:

A. If you can’t even get it over your big toe, it’s going to feel like a goal you can’t meet.

B. Fashion changes so quickly. If you’re serious about wearing it this season, best to choose something that’ll only take a few pounds to fit.

C. This allows you to go out an get another little bit of inspiration when you fit into the current one. It offers an instant reward that becomes motivation for the next weight loss goal.

So, how about you? Have you ever bought a “dream dress” and if so, did you ever manage to fit into it? Share your thoughts in the comments below or join in the discussion on our Facebook page.

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