[SCW – Guest Blog ] Mind Body Balance

Hey SCW Family… I hope this post is finding you all well….

Soaking up the Vitamin D & and the warmth of the summer sun!!!
As you all know I am in full transition…..taking in all of what life is inviting me to to experience….
Get ready….I will begin sharing my inspirations on this journey as I start to root down again.
With that said, I would like you to show case my friend and colleague Jill Gropper from Mind Body Balance….
I have been practicing grounding through Jill’s teachings as I begin to find balance and quiet among great movement.

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At Mind Body Balance we integrate the mindfulness approach to living in the present moment through our beautiful god given breath. It is in those mindful moments where we begin to tap into our greatest source of inspiration and guidance. This will allow us to connect to the space that is deeply within us, our true self. It is in that moment that we begin to allow our inner guidance or intuition help us answer the questions we ask ourselves on a daily basis… Through cultivating a daily Spiritual Practice, we begin to set our intention for the day and use prayer and meditation as tools that will help guide us to owning our true purpose. The magic and the miracles occur when you begin to take aligned action towards various goals you may have, in many aspects of your beautiful life.

My Business and Lifestyle model a SCW Lifestyle in a way that energizes me. I stay PRESENT in my day and focus on my Simple needs, Clean eating and my Whole life. Through my daily meditation, healthy boundaries and rituals I practice, I am able to maintain clarity and balance. This is how I stay energized enlightened and healthy in both my Mind and Body!

My favorite aspects of living SCW are first and foremost my meditation, I will start my day with SIMPLE prayer and meditation and I will set my intention for the day through this daily practice. I enjoy eating CLEAN, because when you LOVE YOUR BODY you want to take care of it and when we eat to nourish not only our beautiful bodies but the beautiful soul that resides deep within you, your choices become easier and more thoughtful and the food becomes your friend not your enemy, its those conscious moments of mindful eating that we start to enjoy eating CLEAN healthy food and the natural satiation and nourishment you receive from your soul, feeds you way beyond your actual tangible FOOD… Physical fitness is a huge component in my daily practice, either cardio, strength, yoga and or any other form of movement becomes crucial for that balance in both the mind and body, we must keep our chakras and channels healthy and clear to receive the healthy energy, oxygen and gudiance we wish to receive.

My work and daily life requires me to live SCW. I am a teacher. To Teach Is To Learn… Everyday I am always learning something new and exciting.

My clients teach me. I observe myself and I learn. My teachers inspire me with their knowledge and enlightened energy. The world is my classroom, we must all begin to live SCW and be awake to the possibilities that as we live this way, we are guiding others NOW and the next generation to live a healthier more conscious balanced life.

My path to spiritual enlightenment began a few years ago, when I was introduced to my first teacher Gabrielle Bernstein at a workshop in NYC. Her powerful energy, her light, her spirit, it was all so MAGICAL. She held space for me to join her in that small room, to let me be myself and to explore various choices I never knew I had.

To possibly look at life through a different lens, a shift in my perspective to what I thought was the only way to live…
The rest is an ongoing journey, I have found my own path and have become my own GURU. My teachers energy is all around me, as are so many other magical energies I choose on a daily basis, they all guide me back home to my heart, my soul, the real me, where safety inner peace and TRUE SELF LOVE resides…

To begin a life that is SCW I suggest you begin by connecting with yourself… Tap into your true self and ask for guidance, my teacher says when we are relying on our own strength we are living in FEAR! I understand that more clearly now. We must make the choice to reach out for support and guidance and when we begin to ask ourselves for guidance we open up a new path to freedom, we are not alone anymore, we have connected to our true power within… This is when the real MIRACLES begin to happen. You will be guided to the right support and community that is built on trust, love and faith. Community is the key, SCW is a community that Mind Body Balance is delighted to be a part of!

We must be of service in our most authentic way, the world needs more love and light.

Jill’s website is currently under construction. To contact her you can email her or by following her on Instagram.

Eat Your Way to an Awesome Spring!

As the Winter comes to a close, (can I get an AMEN?!) it’s time to think about eating lighter, easily digestible foods! Foods that stabilize our blood sugar & release the stored fat cells from our heavy, cold winter.

While I like to change it up with the seasons in how I shop, cook, and eat, I never go on a “diet.” Eating clean really IS a lifestyle, not a diet! I encourage you to join me this spring and shift from a diet mentality to a simple, clean and whole lifestyle!

Here are some easy tips free your body from winter hibernation and move into a lightweight (and totally awesome) spring!

1. Lean in to Protein

Eating a serving of lean protein such as turkey, chicken, eggs or grass fed beef helps build healthy muscle while reduces your chances of storing FAT.

The reason it reduces fat is that protein stabilizes blood sugar. So, say good bye to those moody ups and downs & start leaning in with some lean protein!

2. Say Yes to Healthy Fat

Did you know that monounsaturated fats prevent fat pockets from forming while they rev up your blood flow? Well, they do! Start adding nuts, olive oil, avocado & my favorite… coconut oil.

Throw out the pam or oil aerosol sprays in exchange for a teaspoon of coconut oil while cooking eggs, roasting veggies, or sautéing your favorite grain.

3. Say No to the “C” in CRAP!

Crappy Carbohydrates. Yup: White Bread, White Pasta, Pretzels, Dinner Rolls, Sandwich Bread… ugh! Do you have bloat? Well, if you are eating processed carbs, it will stick around because they convert into fat, which causes the BLOAT.

Turn your spring into a healthy carbohydrate bonanza! Brown Rice, Quinoa, Millet, & Sweet Potatoes. All you need is a serving size: Just the size of your fist, its that easy! You truly don’t need more than that per day.

4. Sunshine Through Citrus

You know how sometimes you just feel like there is no circulation in your system? I definitely do! Sluggish, tired, bored & a lack of movement. That feeling is a reality: the more we choose to put preservatives in our body, the quicker the body will talk back to you with some of those shitty things to say.

Add some grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes to your water, smoothies, and salads. Studies show that citrus fruits boost circulation which helps with fat storage… A little sunshine goes a long way!

Want more tips like these?

… IT’S COMING! I am working on creating a new program for spring called SHIFT 21!

Whaaaaatttt is this?

Well, I asked and you responded! My past Shifters want a longer “reset” than a cleanse. My past cleansers want a longer cleanse than just 10 days. And my new clients want to see what it would be like to spend 21 days together. This is how SHIFT 21 was born! This program is the perfect amount of time because it is a shorter commitment than the 6-Week traditional SHIFT program, while being longer and more in-depth than the typical seasonal cleanses. Plus, by popular demand, its all ONLINE, meaning you can participate from anywhere! It’s truly for EVERYONE! Did I mention that it takes 21 days to change a habit?

It’s coming!!! Watch for details soon!

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