Self-love Saturday

Today I want to celebrate a few of my favorite things! Self love comes in many forms. Here are a few things that I’ve discovered that make life better.


A few weeks ago, I had the massage of my life. What made it so good? First of all, my friend Jules Million was the massage therapist. If you are a regular massage person, and live in Philadelphia, I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Before we started, she had a conversation with me. Asked me what my goal was for the massage. (Did you know that you can have a goal for a massage? I didn’t!) After she got a feel for what we wanted to accomplish, I had the massage. Can you say amazing?

After the massage, we did a consultation of things that she found…like my hamstrings are really tight and that my right side is higher than my left. She recommended ways to work on those things before our next session.

I’ve had a few massages in my life. Normally, the intake form is largely ignored, then after the session I’m given a glass of water and basically told good luck with that right side…cause it’s a bag of rocks 😳

So…if you want a great massage, I only have one person to whom I’d send you!

Essential oils

I have a hard time falling asleep. Without fail, it takes me at least an hour to settle my mind and body.

Enter Dream Time by Rocky Mountain Oils. I smell this oil and I get sleepy. I rub it on my neck and behind my ears, I’m asleep within 10-15 minutes.

I’ve been dabbling with oils for a few months. I’ve tried oils from Whole Foods. I’ve tried the popular brands that friends sell. What makes these oils different is the thorough testing that they go through. And free shipping. That’s pretty awesome too.

If you’re an insomniac like me…try Dream Time. I promise you’ll love it. For the record…I get nothing if you try it out. This company is a direct to consumer company.

What oils do you use? I’m always open for suggestions!

Bulletproof Coffee

Ok…I’ve been trying to figure out what way of eating works for me. I’ve tried vegan. I like meat too much for that to be sustainable. I’ve tried counting container and calories. I’m not disciplined enough for that…and frankly, I’m so fixated on food that I’m. Always. Hungry. That’s counterproductive to weight loss 😜

Enter intermittent fasting. Basically…you eat for 8 hours and fast for 16 hours. You eat when you’re hungry during that 8 hour window and then don’t eat for the other 16 hours.

I’m also trying out the keto lifestyle…hence the bulletproof coffee. The super cliff notes version is you eat a lot of low carb veggies, some meat, and a hefty portion of fat. Bulletproof coffee is my savior in the morning. I mix coffee, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of Kerrygold butter, coffee and a raw egg (yes, you read that right) in my Nutribullet and bam…a delicious drink that keeps me full for hours.

I see all ways of eating as an experiment to see what works. I love veggies. I’m not a huge carb (read rice, bread, potato) person. I’m also not a huge meat person…I enjoy a good steak on occasion…but I can’t eat huge amounts of it. So…this is an experiment that is working…especially since I discovered a low carb pizza!

So…those are a few of my favorite things. What is something that you love…that you can’t live without…that is an act of self love! Let me know!

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