Hey there, I’m Lexi. I am a Certified Health Coach, good food enthusiast, green juice connoisseur, and occasional globetrotter. I want to inspire women to break-up with their unhealthy lifestyles and fall in love with more balanced, bliss-filled lives. I want us to inspire one another.
I believe in walking through fear, following your bliss, & choosing love. Always Love.
I also believe …
I believe that gratitude can transform lives.
I believe in making yourself a priority, in making time for quiet, and also remembering how to play.
I believe in listening to your body.
I believe that what goes in your mouth is just as important as what comes out.
I believe that food can be healing and delicious.
I believe that life is all about connection and we are most powerful when we join together.
I believe in always lifting others up, never tearing down.
This blog is a space for you to show up as your authentic selves and know that you are enough and you are loved just as you are.
It wasn’t always this way …
My mornings used to be a mixture of caffeine and panic. Afternoons were a race to check off everything on my to-do list while inhaling a bag of gummy bears. I would propel myself through the evening and crash in front of the television after a few glasses of wine. I measured my sense of achievement by my level of exhaustion.
I thought I was winning.
My hair had long since lost its shine, my hands shook, and my skin was breaking out. Every part of my body had been setting up roadside flares that I continued to barrel past. My life consisted of caffeine highs and sugar crashes. After my pancreas began to shut down, I was presented with two options: to continue doing the very same things that made me sick or to change.
Here is my confession: I took a couple of years to think about it.
Here is another confession: I used to beat myself up for not making the decision sooner.
Fast forward a few years …
Here I am with my organic food and essential oil. Refined sugar and fast food are no longer the staples of my diet. I am going to yoga and getting into bed early. Chardonnay has been replaced with green juice. Still, I am unable to heal my broken heart and I can not accept my mom’s cancer diagnosis. I struggle to get out of bed most days, I cry often and usually in public, my panic attacks have returned, and I feel powerless. Still, there is a voice in my head that says things will not get better, that woman looks better in her yoga pants, this woman is more successful at her job, you’ll never have a healthy relationship, you should be doing better, doing more, not doing that …
… And, the most painful and erroneous thought of all: all of this is not enough, you are not enough.
I learned that these beliefs will keep me stuck living an unhealthy life no matter how many backbends I am practicing or green juice I am drinking. And you know what? Beliefs are just tiny thoughts we tell ourselves over time and these were mine.
So, I started telling myself new stories and I started doing things that brought me joy. I started meeting friends for yoga, I started writing again and leaving love notes for myself, I started to smile more, I started to let the light in, I started to help other women, and I found my life and my heart opening.
I accepted the things I could not do for my mom, like cure her cancer. Instead, I focused on what I could do. I started cooking dinner for my parents on the Thursdays my mom had chemo. This was a way for me to be of service, to get out my own head, and to focus on something positive.
Then this happened …
I would spend evenings researching healthy foods, creating detailed grocery lists, and take my time slicing tomatoes, dicing onions, and rinsing kale. I found the simple act of preparing a delicious dinner and sitting down to share it with people I love changed my life. Changed. My. Life. It changed the relationship I had with my mom, with food, with cancer, and with myself.
I started to forgive myself, to accept, to let go, and to heal in a major way.
What followed was a series long talks with health coaches, more time in the kitchen, a few new cookbooks, a couple of trips to ashrams, a somewhat fancy juicer, and enrollment at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, studying dietary theories, contemporary health issues and topics, and Eastern and Western nutrition. At IIN, I had the awesome opportunity to study under some of the top professionals in the field of Nutrition, such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Katz of Yale University.
As a Certified Health Coach I write for women who want more energy and bliss in their lives. I am on a mission to empower YOU to be an advocate for your own well-being and awesomeness. You deserve to tap into that fierce part of you and feel your absolute best INSIDE and OUT. Join the tribe and raise up your BAD ASS FLAG. I will march by your side.
I hope …
I hope this site offers you endless jolts of inspiration.
I hope you find a way to bust through your fear and follow your bliss. I hope you find fierce love. Love, love, always love. I hope you learn to slow down and listen to your body, your heart, and to others. I hope you join this tribe. I hope I help you.
Love & Gratitude,