Double Your Energy While Staying Home

Double Your Energy While Staying Home

Food is 𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗚𝗬. And your body is an engine.⁣ 

For your car to run smoothly and fast, you will want to give it proper fuel, am I right?⁣

The same applies to nutrition.⁣

When we eat in a stressed out anxious state, our digestion suffers.⁣

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝘁, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗯 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱.⁣

You may ask, “Why am I snacking all day and still feeling hungry?”⁣


This is a common sign that the stress response in your body is ON, and you’re not assimilating nutrients. ⁣

So what to do? ⁣

Make sure to relax before you eat. Take a deep breath, turn off any screen distractions, and focus on your taste buds. ⁣

By focusing on your food alone, you allow your body to guide you how much food does it need to feel nourished and happy, as opposed to 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘥 and lethargic.⁣

Not only does being lethargic affects your mood but it also affects your desire to exercise = causing you to feel even more lethargic.⁣

Movement is life! 💃🏻💃🏻🎶🧘🏻‍♀️⁣

𝘛𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘮 𝘪𝘵 𝘶𝘱:⁣

To ensure you double your energy while staying at home:⁣

— 𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 foods that are a one-way ticket to a sugar roller-coaster (as in artificial sweeteners, flavored beverages, and candy)⁣

— 𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 boredom eating by practicing the 5ws of mindful eating (Why, What, When, HoW do you eat, and Who are you being while eating) ⁣

— 𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 sitting all day without getting sufficient exercise ⁣

The opposite of avoidance is acceptance:⁣

— 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 that what you eat affects your mood and mental power⁣

— 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 that Who are you being is even more important than What do you eat⁣

— 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 that getting in enough exercise is the best stress-reliever, and your body deserves it.⁣

If you found this information useful, you will enjoy this free e-book as well:


~ Ana-Maria⁣

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Affirmations for Goal Setting (Plus Free Audio Recording)

Affirmations for Goal Setting (Plus Free Audio Recording)

Hey friends,

I hope you’re well.

In this post, I am sharing with you my favorite affirmations for goal-setting, and a complimentary audio recording that you can download and listen on your mobile device.

Three important considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure your goals are measurable, attainable, and motivated by Self (you don’t depend on anybody else to motivate you.)
  2. State your goals in the positive (saying what you want, not what you don’t want.)
  3. Create a list with action steps you can do every day to stay on track.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Download the affirmations as a pdf:

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Eat These Foods To Strenghten Your Immunity

Eat These Foods To Strenghten Your Immunity

Let me tell you, You are A Super Hero!

Your body is an invincible machine capable of handling anything…Please remember than our thoughts affect our organs. Stay calm, and treat your immunity as your partner in health.

My recommendations:

  • Start the day with hot water with lemon 
  • Sip on hot liquid during the day. The heat is known to kill un-friendly bacteria
  • Supplement with probiotics, vitamin D, echinacea and adaptogens (Reishi, Chaga, Rhodiola)
  • Consume tons of vegetables and add turmeric to all of your meals (it is very anti-inflammatory; best absorbed with black pepper)
  • Do daily meditations to remain sane and in good spirits 

Right at this moment, it is not just “cool” to consume healthy foods, it is NECESSARY.


Be well, and please be mindful of the foods you are consuming.

Are they immune-strengthening or immune-weakening?

I am more than happy to share some free recipes and resources with you, as well as individual coaching.

What we eat matters so much when there is a virus going around.

The body’s MAIN job is to keep us alive and in homeostasis. Let us be of assistance! 

For questions and inquiries, send me an email right here.

~ Ana-Maria

29 Lessons I Learned In 29 Years

29 Lessons I Learned In 29 Years

29 lessons in 29 years

1. It is not always comfortable to be a nonconformist. And not everyone is supposed to understand or agree with you.

2. Loving yourself is a daily practice that begins with acceptance of everything that you are.

3. Saying “no” to requests is just as important as saying “yes” to your priorities.

4. Feeling vibrant and abundant is a choice we make every single day when we wake up.

5. Forgiveness is the conscious act of releasing the burden of carrying someone else’s mistakes.

6. Confidence derives from feeling attuned to your self-worth: with all of your flaws and imperfections.

7. All projections of our ego serve to teach us how to tame our judgment and be more compassionate with each other.

8. No one can love us the way we deserve to be loved if we don’t allow for this love to merge with our self-love.

9. If we always play “safe” because of the risk of getting hurt, we miss out on the opportunity to seize the moments when our breath gets taken away. 

10. If we base our self-esteem on someone else’s validation, we deprive ourselves of our own approval.

11. Perfectionism is unforgiving, and it prays on our insecurities.

12. The root of most of our sorrows is the self-induced belief of not being enough. 

13. Regardless of one’s upbringing or past mistakes, at the core of our being, we were born enough.

14. Proper nourishment is a form of self-respect. The body is our friend, and it deserves care and attention.

15. The abyss of our fear can only be entered with the courage to follow this fear. 

16. If we hide from our truth, no one would be able to see us as well.

17. Sharing is a form of caring: there will always be someone benefiting from our gifts and passions.

18. When we are hungry for knowledge, our mind feeds itself on discovery and inquisitiveness.

19. I wish I knew all of this when I was nineteen. 🙂

20. If we have a solid vision of what we want, we will get there even if it takes us a couple of years.

21. Our physical attributes are meaningless unless we like ourselves, even if there is no one else to praise us.

22. Our body has innate intelligence whose voice gets muted unless we learn how to “listen” to its cues. 

23. Being an eloquent communicator is derived from mastering the skills of empathy.

24. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and honest bridges our heart the hearts of our audience.

25. Movement and rhythm are the tools our soul uses to express herself physically.

26. The key to emotional intelligence is honoring one’s emotions without being manipulated by them.

27. Having a purpose is not the same as having hobbies. Having hobbies adds joy to our lives. Having a purpose embodies the joy.

28. There is nothing more rewarding in this world than feeling and sharing unconditional love that doesn’t involve attachments.

29. Being a conscious human being is the first step to spreading the light that lives in all of us.

Fall in love with yourself: create space for love by learning how to love and accept yourself unconditionally

Fall in love with yourself: create space for love by learning how to love and accept yourself unconditionally

Are you desperate to find a partner? This might be part of the reason you are still single. When we are feeling desperate, we repel love. When we feel whole and complete, we attract love effortlessly because we feel worthy and deserving of being loved.

Have you ever wondered if you can find the perfect partner for yourself? Have you ever been disappointed and left wondering if the “right” partner (for you) actually exists?

Have you ever given your entire attention and devotion to someone who doesn`t reciprocate your affection and loyalty the way you deserve?

Have you ever felt as if there is something “wrong” with you for not being able to attract a high-value man who reciprocates your love and affection?

Questions to consider:

  • How would you rate your satisfaction with your love life right now from1-10 (10 is best)?
  • How does it feel for you in your love life right now?
  • What’s the impact of being stuck in the current situation?
  • What’s the cost to you of staying in the same place and not achieving what you really want?
  •  How much time do you spend on attracting your dream partner right now?
  • What do you spend your time doing to attract the love of your life?
  • What positive support do you currently have to help you attract the love of your life?
  •  How much romantic love do you have in your life right now?

The missing puzzle you might have been looking for is called self-love. Nobody can love us the way we deserve if we don`t love and accept ourselves first.

Love comes from ourselves first. No one can love you unconditionally if you don’t love and accept yourself first. Self-respect is key.

Life is too short to fear being in love. Our heart wants what it wants: to give and receive love effortlessly.

And we don’t have to be in a romantic relationship to experience love. Love is everywhere around us and gets multiplied when we give it graciously: without holding back.

What we receive from others is a mirror of our relationship to our own hearts and bodies.

Our energy enters the room before we even start talking.

In order to attract a high-value partner, you must embody the qualities of this high-value partner yourself.


When we bring love with us, wherever we go, love follows us in return.

~ Love is our divine birth right, and there is plenty of love for all of us.

With love and care,

Ana-Maria


You also receive unlimited email support between sessions

●  BONUS: Initial “Remove Your Love Blocks” session

●  BONUS: Online Dating Profile Makeover (if needed)

● BONUS: Done-for-you templates how to set healthy boundaries and speak your needs with confidence

You Are Worth It!

How To Burn Fat By Resting

How To Burn Fat By Resting

Let’s talk about how to relax.

Why is this important? Among other fantastic benefits — when you are relaxed, you burn more fat.

When you’re stressed, you might do the opposite and hold the stubborn weight that doesn’t want to go away. According to case studies, when there is too much cortisol in our bodies (due to physiological or environmental stress), it often triggers fat accumulation.
While eating foods that are high in fiber, protein, and slow-releasing carbs can naturally increase our bodies’ ability to burn more fat, we can help the process significantly by merely slowing down.
When moving through life too fast, without taking enough breaks, we inevitably eat fast, which triggers a cortisol response, and diminishes our calorie-burning power.

Slowing down moves us from the fight-or-flight stress-state to the peaceful state of relaxation and inner calm.

Just by allowing yourself to relax more, you are likely to increase your metabolism and reach your fitness goals in a much more enjoyable way! 🙏🏼

Now it`s the perfect time to download my guide on chewing slowly: click here.

Not only that: the slower we eat, the faster we metabolize our food and the more sustained energy we have throughout the day.

The shortcut to turn off stress and activate a physiological relaxation response is conscious breathing. Conscious breathing simply means taking full deep breaths and holding them in for four counts before your exhale. Your nervous system will begin to calm down immediately.

You literally just have to breathe more deeply to switch on the parasympathetic nervous system. We have oxygen available to us 24/7, and it’s always available to use (thankfully!)

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Here is an easy exercise you can try:

✔️ Write your top 3 stressors.
✔️Now create your top 3 relaxers.
✔️Ensure eating slowly and are chewing your food.
✔️One busier days, take some time to stretch, do gentle yoga, go for a walk, meditate, or take an Epsom salt bath/long shower.
✔️Initiate regular intimacy with someone you connect to on a deeper level.

Quality intimacy is, by far, one of the best stress relievers!

Regardless of what you choose to do – when in doubt, just take a break to breathe and relax.

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Sometimes the most productive thing you can DO is to do nothing at all, and recharge your batteries

What’s your take on this topic? Let me know!

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~ I am here for you if you have questions or comments,

Ana-Maria

How To Use Non-Violent Communication To Strenghten Your Communication Skills

How To Use Non-Violent Communication To Strenghten Your Communication Skills

The term “nonviolent communication” is best known as a method of communication created and synthesized by the late psychologist Marshall Rosenberg.

In his The 4-Part NVC Proces, Rosenberg established four steps that could guide us to express our emotions clearly and without blaming or criticizing, and to empathetically receive what other people are conveying to us – without hearing blame or criticism

Relationships are hard but also essential for our growth. Anthony Giddins, a pioneer of the study of sociology, argued that being left in isolation is one of the most forceful punishments. 

Human interaction is essential for our well-being. However, just because we are articulating our thoughts verbally doesn’t mean we are communicating with each other effectively. The 4-step method created by Rosenberg gives us the tools to do that. In this article, I am breaking down the concept of non-violent communication and guiding you how to execute it in your own relationships.

1. Observe and recap

  • recapping what someone has said, without emotional input
  • not attaching any judgment or “story” to your response

i.e., ”I hear you say…” instead of “You just said…”.

2. Describe emotions, not opinions

  • talk feelings, not issues.
  • don`t state your opinions as facts
  • stay open for the other person`s point of view

i.e., expressing what are you feeling without translating your emotions into blame. For example: “I am feeling a bit neglected right now. Let`s work it out,” as opposed to “I am sick of you not finding time for this relationship. It`s over.”

3. Identify needs

Rosenberg found that human needs universally fall into one of a handful of categories, including connection, honesty, peace, play, physical well-being, a sense of meaning, and autonomy.

  • take a moment to identify what you need as opposed to what are you feeling alone

i.e., you might feel neglected, but if you dig deeper you may find that your unmet need is about connection and quality time with your partner. If you are the recipient of your partner`s unmet needs, on the other hand, commit to listening first instead of reacting impulsively and feeling blamed.

4. Make a request

  • clearly requesting that which would meet your spoken needs without demanding or nagging
  • empathetically receiving a request without being judgemental or unwilling to take it into consideration

i.e. “Would you be willing to create more time for intimacy?”- on the requesting end, and “I am setting the intention to create more conscious time for intimacy” on the receiving end.

If you would like to read more on this topic, review the related articles under this link (or scroll down the feed)

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