If you’re like the old me, you’re probably rushing around your life going to work, running errands, etc. and barely noticing your surroundings. It’s easy to do. But when you challenge yourself to really look for beauty as you go about your day, you’ll be amazed at what you see. That’s what happened to me … Read moreWhat beauty did you see today?
Tank ‘tude strong! Not to toot my own horn …but these I Choose Beauty tanks are perfect for working out. I have about a dozen of them (of course), pick one depending on my mood, and wear it with yoga pants to my Pilates or barre classes, and when I go on walks. The inspirational … Read moreThe perfect workout tanks
This may be easier said than done, but I want you to try it anyway — Focus on what is, not what should be. If you’re upset about something that’s out of your control, accept it for what it is. If you can’t do anything about it, stop wasting your energy wishing it away. Instead, … Read moreFocus on what it, not on what should be
I feel like I’m constantly challenged with this one, because… life, right? It seems like there’s always something happening that we didn’t expect. But when we look for some kind of opportunity during those difficult times, it can help us get through them. For example… my recent Meniere’s disease diagnosis and subsequent 10 weeks of … Read moreLook for the opportunity in your crisis
Let’s talk about gratitude, and how it can help you feel happier. It’s part of my daily practice for this reason. Instead of thinking about what’s missing in your life or what’s not going well, take a minute to focus on what you have or what you appreciate, no matter how small. Science shows doing … Read moreHow gratitude can help you feel happier
I’m so excited to share my new I Choose Beauty design with you guys! ️WHEN IT’S DARK, LOOK FOR THE LIGHT. It’s something I’m constantly reminding myself, and hope it speaks to you, too. Huge thanks to Ember & Co. for bringing my vision to life. And for all of you who helped me by … Read moreIntroducing… WHEN IT’S DARK, LOOK FOR THE LIGHT (#IChooseBeauty Day 1965)
Just a reminder that you are strong, resilient, and a survivor. Think about it. Whatever life has thrown at you… you’ve survived. Maybe it took all you had, and then some. Maybe it left a deep scar. And maybe you never thought you would make it. But you did. Give yourself the credit you deserve. … Read moreYou are a strong, resilient survivor
Have you ever noticed how your mood follows your thoughts? For example, when you think, “I am unstoppable!”, you feel so much better than when you think, “I can’t do anything right.” See what I mean? Change your thoughts, change your mood. Now, I know this can be one of those easier-said-than-done things. I have … Read moreWant to change your mood? Change your thoughts.
Beauty is whatever you want it to be – Something you see, feel, hear, smell, taste, read, think, remember. It can be something big that happened that makes you want to jump up and down and tell the whole world, or something small that you notice for the first time. Anything that makes you smile, … Read moreBeauty is whatever you want it to be
When my therapist first told me that there is meaning in suffering, I couldn’t quite wrap my head around it. How can there possibly be a point to our pain? He then suggested I read the book, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. Frankl was a Holocaust survivor, and the book is incredible. I … Read moreMeaning in your suffering
Let’s talk about how bright colors can help your mood. This picture was taken a few years ago during the winter when I was living in Ohio. It was dark and dreary and cold for months. I CRAVED color. So I made sure I surrounded myself with it, like when I went to a painting … Read moreHow bright colors can help your mood
As you go about your week, remember to take a minute to just notice your surroundings. Stop and look around you. You’ll probably see something you’ve passed by before without realizing it. Really pay attention to the moments throughout your days instead of just being on auto-pilot. Whether it’s the clouds, a conversation with a … Read moreNotice your surroundings and moments in your day