How To Achieve Glowing Skin

How To Achieve Glowing Skin

Have you ever busted your head searching for supplements, “miracle” facials, or super expensive skin products that will give you the glowing skin you deserve? I know I have. And it didn`t wor.

Of course, what we put On our skin matters tremendously. I am a devoted proponent of regular exfoliating and high-quality serums. However: if our hormones are imbalanced, if we are chronically stressed, dehydrated and consuming too many processed foods that cause inflammation — you guessed it, even the most expensive products will stop working.

What made the biggest difference for my skin is stress management, combined with getting enough sleep and eating a variety of smart fats, antioxidant rich fruits, and greens.

Here is my formula. Easy to remember and very effective.

It spells S.K.I.N:

S. — schedule regular facials that promote cell renewal in your skin

K. — taKe vitamin A, D and K (essential for healthy skin and bones)

I. — intake happy thoughts and lower your stress with meditation and exercise

N. — nourish yourself daily with omega 3 rich foods, vegetables and antioxidants

Sounds pretty simple? It is. Yet, personally, It took me a couple of years to nail it down. Why? Simple doesn’t mean easy. I am here for you to help you brainstorm what in your lifestyle makes attaining glowing skin difficult.

Remember that every change first starts in our subconscious mind. 1) acceptance, 2) letting go and 3) trusting the process. These are the steps of every sustainable transformation. How we look externally is a direct manifestation of how we feel.


The motto of my work is that everyone deserves to look and feel great. 🌺👇🏻♥️

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~ Ana-Maria

Invest in your skin. It will represent you for a long time.

Recent Testimonial

“I love working with A-M, getting weekly assignments and experimenting with different foods and seeing what works for my body. I also like that`s is not a race and not a competition. It`s totally working. Everyone is commenting on how good I look.I feel so great.

My skin is glowing…I feel happy, energized and confident. I eat anti-inflammatory and anti-aging foods, and I feel and I look younger. I feel so much better about my self-esteem.It is very important to work with a coach because you keep yourself accountable…learning how to eat, what to eat, and implanting positive seeds in your brain. I highly recommend it to everybody! It`s the perfect package: getting all the information I need, the motivation, and the support.I absolutely recommend Ana-Maria to everybody! I am so glad she is in my life.It is PRICE-LESS.

It`s the best investment you can do in your life. You are changing your habits forever.” (K.B.)

An affordable skin care line I recomment is Yeouth.

Use my code SOCIAL20 to get 20% off on your first order. I don`t collect comissions. 🙂

It’s Time!!!

It’s Time!!!

Don’t wait until you are desperate to change your life.


My responsibility as a practicing health&life coach is to always be honest with you, with no sugar-coating. Nobody will come to save you. No genie, no magic potion, no-one.


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What do I mean: nobody can help us if we don’t want to accept responsibility for our thoughts and habits. It’s time to wake up from the illusion that some people have it all figured out while others do not.
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It’s just not true. Most of us, regardless of where we are on the scale of personal growth, still experience negative thoughts and insecurities.
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The difference is in the level of our self-awareness of these thoughts. Do we allow them to affect us, or do we let them go with ease?
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Thoughts are neutral. Their meaning is not. It’s dependent on our emotional state.
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Behind every reoccurring negative thought, there is an underlying need that needs to be expressed.
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When it’s not expressed, it becomes a compulsion that leads to addictive behaviors, chronic discontment, and lack of fullfilment. 
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The positive meaning of stress, fatigue, and self-sabotage is they can serve as a catalyst for the URGENCY to take charge of your life and take better care of yourself.

Don’t wait until it’s urgent to prioritize your emotional and physical health.

Take an action step right now!

How to take action:
1. Be mindful of your thoughts.
2. Don’t act on your thoughts.
3. Replace negative thoughts with their empowering reframing.
4. Don’t quit on yourself when things don’t go well.
5. Find a mentor/work with a coach/join a support group online/distance yourself from people who don’t aspire you to be the best version of yourself.

What happens is that we often wait to be desperate in order to change.

I am here for you if you need to ask any questions.

You are not alone! We all have our struggles.

~ Ana-Maria

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Be B.A.D (Proven Technique To Tame Our Rebellious Inner Child)

Be B.A.D (Proven Technique To Tame Our Rebellious Inner Child)

Do you want to break free from your routine without breaking the law? 🙂 This blogpost is for you!

Note: Being B.A.D is intentionally meant as a separate (and occasional) activity, in addition to our established self-care.

Self-care is the routine we perform on a daily basis to keep our emotional, physical and mental health in check, whereas being B.A.D is about breaking the routine and indulging in your favorite, quo-on-quo, “naughty” pleasures.:)

Sometimes, we just want to be B.A.D. This is a manifestation of the Rebellious Inner Child Syndrome. What does our inner child want? She wants attention, adventure, creativity, and (overall) more fun.

B.A.D. is an acronym that stands for:
B = Break free from your routine
A = Act naughty
D – Do some fun crazy stuff!!

When we deprive our inner child of our attention, eventually she finds a way to rebel: whether is through obsessions with different addictions (binge eating, overspending, orthorexia), self-sabotage or other means of seeking attention.

If we don`t nurture our inner child with love and attention, we numb a part of ourselves that needs to be expressed. Eventually, this neglect results in different issues: from commitment issues to attachment issues, from undereating to compulsive eating tendencies, from completely disregarding the body to obsessing with our physical image. The aftermath would look different for each person, but it comes from the same place: our inner child feels neglected and is acting out.

Experimental Exercise Related to Being B.A.D

Create a list of “bad” behaviors or activities that are not deconstructive to your health and bring you a lot of joy and excitement. Think of activities that you don`t usually do but have always wanted to try out, or do more of. Let your imagination go a bit wild! You have full permission to get very creative with this exercise.:))

For example, last week I decided to nurture my inner child by taking a day off, treating myself with a nice coffee and spending a few hours at a coffee shop reading a book!

Being B.A.D doesn`t have to be that extravagant either! It simply means you are breaking from your usual routine and doing something exciting and fun.:)

I really hope you enjoy this exercise. Forward it to a friend and why not be B.A.D together?:) The more people break B.A.D at the same time, the merrier!

~ Ana-Maria

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Learn How To Protect Your Energy

Learn How To Protect Your Energy

If you are surrounded by people who bring you down, you’re very likely to succumb to their negativity. But that shouldn’t be the case! 

1) Accept that you’re not responsible for other people’s behavior.

But you’re responsible for your reaction to what happens around you. Forgiving injustice doesn’t mean you condone it. It means you choose to protect and honor your sanity. You forgive in order to set yourself free from grudges! Forgiveness is an act of self-care. 

2) Accept that suffering often drives progress. 

Think about it: if your job makes you miserable, your relationships don’t fulfill you, or your body doesn’t deal happy and healthy — that in itself is a baddass motivation for moving on and changing your life! If it is unbearable to remain stuck in unhappy life, it becomes bearable to face your fears, seek help, and move on. 

3) Accept that reward is on the other side of sacrifice.

What happens after a sweaty exercise that kicked your butt a hundred times in a row? You brush off the sweat and feel amazing! The endorphins kick in and you forget about how hard the workout seemed in the beginning. Now you’ve entered the joyous state of victory and self-accomplishment. 

Yes, hard work is hard. Change is hard. But it pays off!



Ask yourself: do you prefer to pay the price of stress and misery or do you prefer to pay the cost of changing your mindset, and to improve the quality of your relationship to yourself and others?


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Transform You Confidence in 90 Days

Transform You Confidence in 90 Days

Do you want to transform your self-talk, build unstoppable confidence and emanate radiant energy that lights up the room?

You are in the right space!

My goal is to help you to attain it by teaching you how to release old blockages, guiding you to improve your self-talk and coaching you to develop new empowering habits that are designed to gradually replace the old sabotaging beliefs you may have around your body, your love life and your career.

The “Uncover Your Confidence” 90-day-Intensive program is the right fit for you if you know you want to:

  1. Build intuition and self-awareness how recognize the limiting beliefs you may carry around your body, food, intimate relationships, and the way you live your life.
  2. Learn to recognize self-sabotaging beliefs and replace confidence-damaging habits with confidence-building habits. 
  3. Adopt empowering techniques for managing negative patterns and stepping into your power to change and feel confident in your skin. 
  4. Attain a new baseline where you begin to create life-changing (and sustainable!) physical, and emotional transformation.

By enrolling in this 90-day program, you will receive:

  1. On-going support from me via texts, emails, and a scheduled weekly check-in
  2. New meditation recording each week that helps de-stress your mind and guides you to instill more self-awaraness and self-value
  3. Customized affirmations that assist you to visualize your progress and connect to yourself on a deeper level
  4. On-going guidance on what foods to eat to support radiant energy and youthfullness
  5. A confidence-boosting dance-fitness routine (*) you can do at home streamed at a convenient time for your schedule , tailored to your fitness level 🙂

Upon completion, you will achieve four major outcomes:


Learn what thoughts and behaviors hold you back and how to reverse them
• Set up the conditions for inevitable success and self-accountability
• Find out which foods give your vibrant energy and support your inner confidence with outer youthfulness and glow
• Convert the confidence-building habits and routines, you have learned into ingrained behaviors that last

My Story

I am so passionate about empowering women to transform their self-talk and build more confidence because I know how it feels to continually sabotage yourself, to feel disconnected from your body, and to avoid your reflection in the mirror – affirming that you are not “enough” and will never be loved for who you are. What a disempowering way to view yourself! But it was the Universe`s way to teach me what I know so that I could rebuild my confidence from zero to a hundreed. And you can do it, too!

Once I hit a low bottom of anxiety and low self-esteem in my early twenties, I finally realized that it is time for me to commit to moving forward from my past. During this process of trying different techniques and becoming a licensed coach (accredited by the Health Coach Institute), I learned how to love and accept my body, the way it is, by practicing mindful eating and self-love, walking with more confidence (with straight back, my shoulders back and my heart open to the world…), and feeling connected to my feminine power and inner beauty.

My clients and I are the living proof of the unlimited potential we all carry to uncover our unstoppable confidence and empowerment.

Recent Testimonies

I have been more than thrilled about my experience with Ana-Maria! I am really impressed with her customized and agile approach to wellness and life-coaching. The progress that I accomplished in the first two months of collaborating with her is phenomenal, both physically and emotionally. The results came so fast and are so tangible that my motivation to get to the best version of myself is growing by the hour. I didn`t realize how much I already knew about wellness until I started working with Ana-Maria. However, she has been the driving force behind guiding me, keeping me organized and showing me ways of applying the knowledge I already have and the new knowledge that I am acquiring through her. I can`t wait to see how far she will help me to get in my journey of discovering my true self and being the best version of myself that I could ever be!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ana-Maria!

Pauline S.
I love working with A-M, getting weekly assignments and experimenting with different foods and seeing what works for my body. I also like that`s is not a race and not a competition. 
It`s totally working. Everyone is commenting on how good I look.
I feel so great. My skin is glowing…I feel happy, energized and confident. I eat anti-inflammatory and anti-aging foods, and I feel and I look younger. 
I feel so much better about my self-esteem.
It is very important to work with a coach because you keep yourself accountable…learning how to eat, what to eat, and implanting positive seeds in your brain. 
I highly recommend it to everybody! It`s the perfect package: getting all the information I need, the motivation, and the support.
I absolutely recommend Ana-Maria to everybody! I am so glad she is in my life.
It is PRICE-LESS. It`s the best investment you can do in your life. You are changing your habits forever. (Katie B.)

Ready to enroll but still have questions?

Let me help you get clarity if this program is right for you!:) Please fill in the questionnaire attached below and submit it to my e-mail, contact@lunavoda.com. I will reach out to your directly to schedule a complimentary session.:)

The Benefits You Can Expect


✓ You wake up feeling more well-rested, happier and more positive

✓ You learn how to distress your mind with mindfulness exercises and daily meditation

✓ You intuitively know what to eat for your body type, and you naturally choose vibrant foods that support your health, energy, and vibrance

✓ You are co-creating an AMAZING relationship with yourself (and your partner/future partner) that stems from a place of unconditional self-love and self-respect

✓ You maintain clear your boundaries around your needs and learn how to prioritize your self-care

✓ You are learning SO much about yourself that you start to completely let go of all previous deconstructive habits and limiting beliefs

~ It is Your Time to Love And Care For Yourself!

Download your self-love affirmations

As a my gift for you, I include three of my favorite self-love affirmations that you can download for free. Please remember that it takes a minimum of twenty one days for your subconscious mind to plant the seeds of the new beliefs you are growing.:) Repeat to yourself every day to manifest the positive results you deserve.

  • The bonus workout is offered in this program is available on a on a firstcomefirst-served basis. Limited spots available!:) Join now to reserve your spot! ❤

Have questions or comments? Reach out to me directly at contact@lunavoda.com.

This is a Zero-Risk program!:) If it doesn’t work for you, you receive a 100% reimbursement within the first ten days of enrollment. No questions asked!

Something tells me that if you feel a solid YES in your heart – your intuition is right! 🙂

~ With Love and Care,

Ana-Maria

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How To Script Your Most Ideal Future

How To Script Your Most Ideal Future

The purpose of this exercise is to help you crystalize what is it You really, really want, how to get there, and how to already live in this reality: by planting the seeds in your subconscious mind.

To receive the full benefit of this exercise, please download the file below.

Warning! The following blogpost contains a blueprint for unstoppable success

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How To Create Change That Last: 3 Strategies That Will Help You Stick To Your New Habits – FOREVER!

How To Create Change That Last: 3 Strategies That Will Help You Stick To Your New Habits – FOREVER!

Change is hard. It is supposed to be hard. This is how our brain is wired. And our brain`s main responsibility is to keep us safe. From an evolutionary point of view (1), change equals danger; danger equals lack of safety; lack of safety equals predators; predators equal potential death. No wonder lasting change is trickier than it seems.

I hope this is an AHA moment for you: our brain doesn’t differentiate between actual and fictional danger. For the critter brain, every time when you try to make a change (despite your positive intention behind it!), your innocent attempt triggers a fight or flight reaction. Why? Because your brain cares for you and wants you to be safe. Once you understand that your body`s only goal is to keep you alive, you begin to shift your mindset from reactivity to positivity. To make any change STICK, you have to win your brain over first. And do it in a way that makes both you and your brain FEEl good.

So, instead of beating yourself for not sticking to your new year`s resolutions or your last week`decision to adopt a healthier diet, exercise more, stress less/etc., understand that it literally takes time for the body to drop its defenses and become an ally to your goals, and not a foe.

  • In order to shift gears towards your goal, you have to act as the architect of your most ideal future and not a slave of your behavioral patterns.
  • To receive a level of self-actualization (your innate ability and right to reach your highest creativity potential), you have to first strip the layers of cognitive baggage piled in your subconscious mind.
  • In order to shift from the role of spectator (ofWhat happens To you) to a creator (of a Life that happens FOR you), you must stop sabotaging yourself with negative self-talk and victimization. This is KEY!
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These are my three fundamental strategies for creating long-lasting change instead of temporary breakthroughs:

I HAVE AN INTENTION

Decide what you want; then break it down to an attainable goal. 
I recommend you to breakdown your goals into a longterm goal and short-term goals. Be realistic what you can and can`t achieve in a six or three months frame, and focus on the progress you make, and not on the areas you`re still working on. The bigger the change you want to make is, the smaller the daily changes should be. You can`t possibly outdo years of behavioral patterns in one month regardless of your discipline and motivation. The body has to trust you first and welcome the change, instead of fighting you on it.

Science says

“Neurons that fire together wire together.”

– Donald Hebb, a Canadian neuropsychologist known for his work in the field of associative learning.

II PAY ATTENTION

Stepping back and identifying what your self-defeating habits are is one of the first steps of the change process.

Be curious to monitor your actions (without judgment!): are they moving you towards your goal, or do they pull you away from it? Most importantly, monitor your self-talk: how many times in a day do you speak kindly to yourself as opposed to the times you lash out and say things you would never tell your best friend? (more about building unstoppable confidence you may read here). Be adaptive to change and the breaking of old habits. Often, it has taken you a lifetime to build them, so it takes time and patience to reformulate your routine around them. Habits are literally wired in your brain. And I will repeat this again, because it is so important:any lasting change begins in your mind first before it gets translated to your behavior and habits.

As Goethe wisely pointed out: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

III ALWAYS BELIEVE

Stay optimistically realistic. Momentary set-backs are inevitable. Giving up is optional. 
Believing in your deservedness of happiness, confidence and self-love is the only way to preserve your enthusiasm to keep going when you stumble through obstacles. They’re there to test your will. And expose you to your fears so you can dissolve them and move forward. Face them, love them, and keep going. At its core, change is a continual process of letting go. This step is all about giving you a way to release old beliefs and create new ones. When you change a habit, you CHANGE a part of how you act, and when you change how you re-act, you start to change who you are in a triggering circumstance… when you begin to change who you are (when you don`t like yourself), you start to fall in love with your-true-self and your life.

In conclusion, please remember that habits are AUTOMATED behaviors and, as such, they are prone to change.. While some habits are health-promoting, others are health-destroying. And here we talk not just about physical health but about your mental and emotional health as well.

To make any change last, you need to feel good about it in your heart first.

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I really hope this article was not only informative but also inspired you to take action. Please forward and share with anyone in your social circles that can also benefit from implementing these strategies.

~ With Love and Care,

Ana-Maria

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Further Reads:

(1) I dearly recommend you to read Dr. Rich Hanson`s books: Resilient and Hardwiring Happiness. I mention his work in this article as well.

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