Did you hear about the new epidemic?
Loneliness has emerged as a modern day epidemic, magnified by the isolation and losses of the COVID pandemic. While our digital devices promise to keep us linked, they are no substitute for the deeper connections that sustain our emotional well-being.
I thrive when I’m with the people I love, and chances are – you probably do, too! Unfortunately, this is getting to be a situation that’s few and far between for far too many. According to reports from just a few months ago, the new epidemic facing the United States today isn’t some kind of bug or a germ – it’s loneliness.
This report put out by the US Department of Health and Human Services found that about half of American adults experienced measurable and regular loneliness even before the Covid-19 pandemic; numbers that have only risen since.
Loneliness isn’t something that only zeroes in on mental health – there are some serious physical consequences that come along with it, too! Poor social connection can increase a person’s risk of heart disease by 29%, a person’s risk of stroke by 32%, and for older folks, it can increase the risk of developing dementia by a whopping 50%. Spending some good old-fashioned quality time with people you love isn’t a treat, it’s a physical necessity! We need connection, and we’ve got to figure out how we’re going to combat this serious issue facing so many.
What We Can Do To Fight Loneliness
We all wish it was as easy to make connections in adulthood as it was in childhood! Back then, you could walk into school and make friends, find friends on the playground, or join up with family members for that much needed social connection time. While it might be a little tougher now, I can vouch that it’s far from impossible!
A few things you can do to find meaningful social connections are:
- Explore your hobbies – Do you love knitting? What about yoga? Are you feeling yourself when you jump into a pool? Your hobbies could be your best key to fighting loneliness. Using your hobby or hobbies as a baseline, seek out clubs or meet-ups in your area with other like-minded hobbyists you can connect with. Whether it’s cooking, gardening, fitness, or ANYTHING – you’ve already got the perfect ice breaker and something you know you have in common!
- Force yourself out of the house – Loneliness can be a funny thing. It can make you want to withdraw socially, taking away from you the very thing you need the most! Forcing yourself out just to walk around a park, visit a grocery store, or run errands where others will be can make you feel less lonely. Becoming a regular walker at the local park can also set you up with the other regulars who may be there doing the very same thing!
- Adopt a pet – Pets have an AMAZING way of encouraging us to do the things we need to do, even if we might not want to do them. If you’re struggling with motivation and you’re feeling lonely, pets offer companionship at home while also setting you up to connect with other pet owners in pet-centric spaces.
By the way, loneliness is very different from being alone. There is such a thing as being in a relationship, but still having feelings of loneliness. So evaluate what’s going on in your life and make adjustments accordingly.
The journey to alleviating loneliness is a personal one, but combating loneliness is essential to protecting your mental and emotional health.
If you’re looking for a community or tribe for support, I’ve cultivated an extraordinary one. Join us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube @WendyIdaFitness for regular updates and information.
Put yourself out there, connect, and we’ll have some fun together!
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How are you? Are you taking care of yourself and treating yourself the way you deserve to be treated? I wanna know because I’ve been making up for lost time and I’ve been having a blast this year coming off the heels of the pandemic.
Summer should be winding down about now, and I’m definitely ready for some cooler days! But as things cool off, I just wanted to check in with you to make sure your health, wellness, and fitness goals haven’t cooled off as well.
One of the biggest mistakes people make is not prioritizing their health, especially if you are a woman over 50.
Other BIG health mistakes women make are:
- Neglecting Heart Health – It’s the number one killer. The risks are greater as we age. It’s never too late to change bad habits. Get more exercise, lose weight, quit smoking, and do things that benefit the heart.
- Losing Your Sense of Purpose – You can run straight into poor health and a failing sense of well-being when you lose this. Finding purpose for your life, can reduce your risk of heart failure and Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Skipping Appointments – How many appointments have you talked your way out of lately? Your new healthy living routine shouldn’t miss out on health screenings. Mammograms, bone density tests, and cervical cancer screenings are all so important for women over 50. Early detection can make so much of a difference in successful treatment outcomes.
- Ignoring Your Mental HealthYour emotional well-being matters just as much as your physical. Try engaging in fun and enjoyable activities like meditation or yoga.
- Not Enough Physical Activity – When you stay active, you can maintain a healthy weight, ensure strong bones, and keep a sharp mind.
If you don’t have your health, every aspect of your life is negatively affected. When you look at these mistakes, they are all the result of not making your health your number one priority.
I understand how difficult it can be sometimes for women because we’re so used to putting everyone’s needs before our own. I used to do the same thing and as a result my health suffered and my life went south.
So I made a promise to myself that I would never put anything above my health again. It’s the best promise I have ever made. After prioritizing my health, my life transformed into everything I ever wanted it to be and more! I had the confidence to go after my goals, the resilience to withstand hard times, and the energy to explore the world and have a blast doing it!
I work with people just like you every day and I can tell you from experience that once they made that promise and commitment they have also gotten results.
If you’re ready to heat up your wellness routine let’s work up a plan to get you started.
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Then we’re hitting the beach for some circuit training over the last five days. That’s 31 days total!
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“Don’t let anybody steal your joy!” – Wendy Ida
I have a question for you…
When you think of wellness, when you think about health – what do you think about? Probably feeling good, right? When you’re well, you really FEEL it! It’s my favorite feeling, just knowing that I’m doing the very best for myself – I mean all of me!
Wellness is not just about your physical health. When wellness became a fad word, it lost a lot of meaning. We’ve got to get back to the real essence of it.
True wellness is balancing the health of every area of your life – because every area of your life is affected by your health.
In every sense of the word WELLNESS is multi-dimensional. Yes, it includes your physical body, but it also includes your mental health, your emotional health, spiritual health, environmental health, social health, and even your financial health. Your happiness and health in each of these different parts of your life is interconnected and dependent on each other.
My personal success started with physical health and then mental and emotional. Then I was able to check the wellness temperature in every other area of my life.
Have you checked your temperature lately?
When you strike that balance, take it from me, you open up a WHOLE world when it comes to what wellness in every area of your life can really mean!
For folks over 50, maintaining wellness takes a bit more proactive action. High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, osteoporosis, and mental health conditions can come creeping up when you reach a certain age, so you might have some new concerns you didn’t have a few years ago and if you already had some of those concerns, then it can become even more serious with age. As a result, you’re quality of life can suffer.
Have check-in sessions with yourself and your medical team, get in touch with how you REALLY feel, and don’t wait for any new wellness concerns (in any facet of your life) to come knocking on your door first!
Then you can clearly check your thermometer on every other part of your life. How well are you emotionally or financially, how well are you socially – with your family, with your friends, with your associates? How well are you spiritually? All of these things are interconnected with your physical health, and have to be considered as a part of your wellness plan.
So I ask you again…
Have you checked your wellness temperature lately – in every area of your life?
If you are not sure, or having a tough time, getting to where you want to be in life, OR… you keep revisiting the same problems.
- If you are way off track and have been for years.
- If you’re finding out what you’re doing is not working.
- If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Don’t waste anymore time. Contact me NOW email@example.com and I’ll help you get on track fast with a customized plan of action that will help you finally reach your goals.
In the meantime,…while you’re having fun in the sun, take it easy on yourself, give yourself mental health checks, and schedule some time for gratitude and personal “Me Time” to keep your mental wellness high when times feel tough.
Make sure you’re wearing sun protection, keep yourself hydrated, and don’t push yourself too far when the days heat up.
Keep in mind, wellness in every dimension of your life in balance is the key to feeling the complete scale of your full potential!
“Don’t let getting lonely make you reconnect with toxic people. You shouldn’t drink poison just because you’re thirsty.” – Dr. George C Fraser
Summer is finally here! I’m already having a blast hitting the pool, working out at the park, and meeting up with my besties to chat over some healthy summer dishes. I hope you’re having some fun in the sun too!
I wanted to take a minute to have a quick heart-to-heart talk. With the rising summer temps, it’s important to monitor your heart. The risk of heart attack increases as the temperature does.
Let’s just get to the heart of the matter: 18.2 million Americans have heart disease, and heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the States.
However, did you know that 80% of heart disease cases are preventable?
To help you avoid becoming a statistic here are my heart health tips to keep your heart feeling great all summer long:
- Kick saturated and trans fats, sodium, and added sugars to the curb
- Get up and get moving every single day
- Find fun and healthy ways to deal with stress
- Cut out any bad habits like smoking or drinking
- Don’t neglect your annual physicals (semi-annual if you’re over 65)
- Monitor your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
- When your intuition speaks to you – LISTEN!
If you stay proactive with your health, you can avoid major crises. Remember, it’s NEVER TOO LATE to start a healthy routine no matter what age, where you live, or what shape you’re in.
My dear client Bonnie is a good example. She was bedridden for five years due to morbid obesity. Rather than give up, we started training right there in her bed.
It was a tough road ahead, but I knew I could help her accomplish her weight loss goals and make her life better. I’ve never been afraid of a challenge. At one point I called my incredible fireman friend Reggie Lester. He gathered all of his firemen and EMT buddies to help me build a new bed so I could continue to safely train her. And guess what?
The plan worked! Shortly after, we got her out of her bed and cut her out of that house for good! She’s back on the right track and showing people that it really is NEVER TOO LATE!
Thing is…Everyone thought it was too late for Bonnie (Bonnie thought that too), but I knew better. No matter what your circumstances, I will keep working with you to get a healthy fresh start for your heart. All of my coaching programs were designed with your health in mind.
I help my clients tackle stress so they aren’t putting extra pressure on their heart. I can show you heart-healthy workouts that are ideal for beginners and pros. I also share coaching tips to help you make smarter decisions for your diet and your heart.
My ultimate goal is to help you take back your fabulous! Learn more about how you can work with me to bolster your heart health.
Have fun in the sun!
“Don’t let anybody rain on your parade!” – Wendy Ida
Did you hear the news? Just wanted to tell you that there are three great things happening in the month of May.
The first one is…it’s MY BIRTHDAY! Whoohoo! And as always I’m kickin up some fun!
Wanna celebrate with me?
Well…I’m hosting my BIRTHDAY PARTY “LIVE” on May 3rd at 12:30 pm PST on LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook (live recording will be on Instagram later on) and YOU are invited. I’ll be talking about how to support your mental health and living life like it’s golden. If there’s time I’ll also take some questions!
So as usual I am going to “party hearty” on my birthday and I’d love to see you!
The second thing is…I will also be appearing on DAILY BLAST LIVE TV on May 3rd (To see it check your local listings). They intentionally wanted to do the interview on my birthday. I thought that was so cool.
The third thing is…May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Have you done a SELF CHECK on your MENTAL HEALTH lately? It’s imperative that you do. Get rid of the idea that it’s shameful. It’s SMART! Taking time out for YOU isn’t a luxury – it’s a PRIORITY!
You gotta CHECK yourself before you WRECK yourself even when you think you’re okay. Be PROACTIVE & get tune-ups on your mental and emotional health just like you would on your physical health.
How to get started:
— Take a walk to rev up your circulation and clear your mind
— Talk to somebody about that devil on your shoulder that keeps nudging you the wrong way
— Reach out to me for a coaching/training session so you can elevate your physical health as well as your mental health.
Listen, I understand that it may be difficult to reach out but understand that working through things with someone can bring forth many wonderful gifts and healthy perspectives.
I’m here to remind you that you don’t have to go through life’s challenges alone trying to figure out things on your own. You can always schedule a free 30-minute discovery consultation with me to see how coaching together can make your life better. https://bit.ly/3HiS8Fn
Also, you can learn more about protecting your mental health, and how to be resilient and find strength in my latest book UNBREAK ME. https://amzn.to/40KrCvm
Oh, I also wanted to tell you this:
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“Warriors don’t quit. They refuel, refocus & dive forward.” – Wendy Ida
I hope you’re well because a lot of people are still stressing out these days and since this month, (April) is Stress Awareness Month I’ve got lots to tell you.
Did you know that stress doesn’t just make you feel bad, it can actually damage your body?
Did you also know that in 2022, 84% of Americans felt stressed at least once per week? That means if you gathered 100 people in a room, 84 of them would be experiencing considerable stress. Whoaa! That’s TOO MUCH!
Oh it’s real! I’ve had some tough times and I know you have too.
A man contacted me recently about his experience with stress and it broke my heart.
“I’m an ex husband who suffered mental and emotional domestic violence, and I couldn’t talk about 30 years of bullying by my ex wife due to the stigma that men can’t be bullied. Unfortunately, my daughter became a bully too.
Police had to finally step in as I went to 20 stones (280 lbs), nearly died twice in the last three years with multiple different conditions caused by stress and anxiety…. sadly, but gladly I’m happier I lost 7 stones (98 lbs) during my hospital stay last year, as heart failure causes an accumulation of water throughout the body. Now I’m on the road back to what I love to do. I used to be a good health club sales and marketing membership manager and now I’ve finally found the confidence to reclaim what was stolen from me. So l’m keeping your video as inspiration for me to fight strong now and I’II show you my progress by end of year, I’m very inspired by your story as it resonates with me on a very deep level.”
Stress affects EVERY single system of the body – your nerves, your muscles, your hormones, even how your body digests and processes food!
- Weaken your immune system
- Increase your risk for cardiovascular issues
- Cause digestive problems
- Lead to headaches and migraines
- Trigger sleep disturbances
- Make skin problems worse
- Create musculoskeletal problems
- Increase anxiety and depression
- Cause libido changes
- Bring on fatigue & loss of motivation
Occasional stresses are pretty inevitable – maybe you’re stuck in traffic one day, maybe you’re afraid you’ll be late for a flight, maybe your refrigerator is on the fritz and you don’t want it to break before you get a new one! Little everyday stresses happen, but the secret is fighting these stresses before they turn into a chronic situation.
The longer you experience stress, the higher your risk becomes for these issues.
WHAT TO DO:
So how are you going to beat back stress?
Start by making yourself and your needs a priority. Set healthy boundaries. Say no! Give yourself permission to rest. Connect with your friends and family to share in joy. Take time for yourself and indulge in the things you love.
According to Harvard Medical School, one of the most POWERFUL tools you have to combat stress (and its effects on your body) is exercise.
Just say NO to STRESS and YES to YOURSELF!
- Do a self search and ask yourself:
- Have I been consistent with my workouts?
- How am I doing with my nutrition?
- Am I finishing what I start?
- Do I even know what to do at this point?
If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me. My door is always open. I am happy to keep you motivated and accountable to living your best and healthiest life with my one on one private lifestyle coaching and fitness training. It doesn’t matter where you live. Whether in the US or another country I’ll be with you every step of the way, showing you exactly what to do so you can achieve the success and happiness you deserve.
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“Living your truth means…Having the courage to be YOU.” – Wendy Ida
OMG! Can you believe it’s already March?! It seems like it was just New Years!
How are the promises you made to yourself in the beginning of the new year going by the way?
I’m just checking in because I know It can be easy to let things slide as our lives get busier and our schedules get full.
This month – Women’s History month can be a stark reminder. So check in with yourself and revisit your goals and commitments because when it comes to self-care, motivation, and focusing on ourselves, it’s important to MAKE the time to honor the promises you made to yourself. If you need a reset call or email me to let me know and I’ll get right on it.
Women’s History Month is all about celebrating the trailblazing women who came before us. It is a powerful time to show gratitude for those who have cleared the path, and to honor them by starting our OWN journeys.
I am reminded of some incredible women who have broken boundaries and led us to walk a different trail.
Women are strong like Tamara Walcott who broke World records when she successfully completed a 639-pound deadlift.
Women are smart like Shannon Miller who not only has 7 Olympic gold medals, but she’s also an attorney.
Women persevere against all odds like Junko Tabei, the first woman to summit Mount Everest.
These amazing women have shown us that we can ditch the unrealistic (and harmful) societal expectations of us and LIVE THE LIFE WE DESERVE!
As Mindy Kaling brilliantly said: “If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.”
Don’t be afraid to lead the way. YOU are also strong, smart, resilient–and fabulous just like these pioneering women. But if you want to blaze your own trail:
- Define your fitness goals
- Ease into a workout program
- Start small, build consistency then intensity
- Have someone you can be accountable to like a fitness coach
- Don’t give up if you miss a workout
Remember that it not only takes work, but it means keeping your integrity. That means keeping the promises you make to yourself. Quite simply, do what you say your going to do no matter what. 😊
My 21-day workout program was designed so you could take the first steps on your journey to fabulousness. In just a month, you’ll start to empower your body, mind, and soul. You’ll feel better, have more energy, and be motivated to finally step into your power.
As my gift to you, I’m adding ten bonus coaching days. You’ll have 31 days of fitness, nutrition, and positivity to transform your life – For just $9 a day!
You don’t have to walk the beaten path. You can be like these incredible women and find your way to fabulousness. I can show you the way.
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“Share the gift of life with those who matter most to you.” – Wendy Ida
I am so excited for all the new and exciting things I have planned for this year – advanced swimming activities, exotic travels, learning new languages is all a part of my plan. While a proactive healthy lifestyle is always at the top of my priority list, having fun, setting new goals and milestones gives me a purposeful and rich quality of life.
Our life is a gift and the best way to honor that gift is to care for our minds, bodies, and souls.
I’m taking care of all three during Black History month by finding inspiration from the stunning Black women at the forefront of physical fitness. These brilliant athletic Black women have paved the way for me and others to help you get back your fabulous.
Alice Coachman for example was the first Black woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal. Representing the United States, she won the gold in the High Jump at the London Olympics in 1948.
Following Alice was Wilma Rudolph, the fastest woman in the world who won three gold medals in 1960 following a bronze medal in 1956 in track. Whoaaa…pretty good for a woman who was told by doctors she may never walk again as a child.
It wasn’t long after that greats like Jackie Joyner-Kersee set world records for the heptathlon and high jump, and won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals in a matter of a few years.
It’s clear that Jackie paved the way for the incredibly talented athletes that we see today like Allyson Felix, Simon Biles, and Sha’Carri Richardson. As we’ve seen with athletes like Serena Williams, there is still so much left to do.
These are just some of the incredibly talented athletic pioneers who paved the way for others we see today like Allyson Felix, Simon Biles, and Sha’Carri Richardson and Venus and Serena Williams.
Feeling inspired by these fitness legends? I know I am!
They are great examples of how far we can push the human body and also excel in our own fitness regimens. You can read more about them here.
But check this out. There is no reason why you have to be restricted to sitting on the sidelines in awe of these athletes. You can blaze a path of your own. You can be an example for yourself. Start small and grow big!
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Don’t live with regret. Get down and dirty. We are all living our own personal life shows and the way to make it count is to resist the sidelines, stop watching life pass you by AND become an active participant!
Stick with me and you’ll have fun doing it.
Let’s go! You got this!
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“Share the gift of life with those who matter most to you.” – Wendy Ida
Can we get a round of applause for making it through another year? Know that you are destined to be more fabulous than ever!!! But…faith without works is dead so there’s no time to rest!
The first thing you want to do in 2023 is…STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE and fully commit to putting your HEALTH first. Yes, it’s time! Understand that without it you have NOTHING and nothing else matters.
So are you ready to turn it up and make this year the best EVER?
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“Time is one of our most valuable gifts. (Don’t waste it) Live every minute of every day intentionally.”
– Wendy Ida
Ho Ho Ho & Season’s Greetings to you!
I’m wishing you and yours the healthiest of holidays and a fabulous New Year!
Do you know why Santa goes down the chimney? It soots him. I could never do it, I’m too Claus-trophobic. (Lol…just a little something to make you smile 😊)
That’s what I’ll be doing through the end of this year and into the next because I’m always so grateful to witness great endings and beautiful beginnings.
While the holiday hustle and bustle can exhaust and depress us at times (weight gain, work, gifting and lost loved ones) a smile can break out into infectious laughter and change your whole outlook.
Knowing how to take care of yourself and stay on track with your goals, while still enjoying all the holiday cheer can help too.
Here are 10 simple ways to enjoy all the holidays have to offer without getting off track from your fitness goals.
- Stay active by scheduling holiday physical fun like ice skating, skiing, or joining a Santa walk/run.
- Make a list of your favorite holiday treats like eggnog or gingerbread and limit yourself to indulging only in those treats.
- Bake healthier holiday foods with some simple ingredient swaps (I love this list).
- Eat a healthy meal before you head to the holiday party to prevent overindulgence in treats.
- Never drink on an empty stomach because this can increase your appetite.
- Bring a healthy option to any holiday potlucks.
- Manage holiday stress with mindfulness and exercise to prevent emotional eating.
- Enjoy a mint or a piece of gum after you eat, it gives a sense of completion which helps you avoid overeating.
- If you are gifted holiday treats instead of feeling obligated to eat them, donate them to a food pantry.
- It’s all about cultivating the right mindset. If you feel like you are restricted during the holidays, you are more likely to overindulge. However, if you allow yourself whatever you want but you conscientiously choose healthy options, you will thrive.
It’s all about confronting negative mindsets, building resilience, and choosing happiness for yourself.
I’m hoping you’ll have an amazing holiday and don’t worry if you slip up here or there. We’ll just pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and get back to taking back our fabulousness!
Sending all my love to you and your family this holiday season.
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“When encountering unexpected changes in life, don’t resist. Find the lessons instead.”
– Wendy Ida
Are you ready to do the turkey trot? Ohhh I am sooo ready! I am counting my blessings right now. Although I count them all year round,Thanksgiving is a time to share it with others. It’s also a time to reflect and express gratitude for our health, abundance and so much more.
At my Thanksgiving dinner table, my family traditionally starts our meal by going around the table and sharing what we are most thankful for in our lives. One of the top things I’ll be sharing is the fact that we are once again reunited and able to break bread at the same table after three years of discombobulation, confusion and deaths.
I’m thankful to have such an incredible support network of friends and family that empower me to live my most authentic self. I don’t know who or where I’d be without them.
I’m thankful to feel fit, fabulous, and full of life. I never could have imagined that I’d be in my prime at 70 years old!
I’m thankful that I have connected with so many beautiful people through my work. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to express how much gratitude I have for you.
I’m thankful that this year I was able to finish my fourth book “Unbreak Me,” where I share my life-changing methods to build resilience, overcome depression and anxiety, and find happiness. I thank YOU for your support and I’m so proud that it quickly became an international bestseller.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
Sharing thanks and gratitude can make life as sweet as pumpkin pie. My favorite!
Speaking of pumpkin pie, I know we’re all a little stressed about holiday eating. We’ve worked so hard, we don’t want to lose our progress. Don’t worry fam, I got you. Here are some conscious eating tips I use at my Thanksgiving table:
- Sign up for a Turkey Trot. Adding extra physical activity will counteract any overeating.
- Pitch in with the cooking. If you’re cooking you can cut back on unhealthy ingredients like sugar and fat.
- Eat a healthy meal before. Eating beforehand will prevent piling up your plate because you’re too hungry.
- Only pick your favorites. Sticking to your favorite dishes helps you reduce how much you eat without giving up what you love most about the Thanksgiving meal.
- Savor every tasty bite. Eating slowly will ensure you enjoy the food more and prevent overeating.
You got this! If I can do it, so can you!
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Many times, we overeat because of a complicated relationship with our food.
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“When you feel good, you open the door for positive energy to reach you.”
I’m so excited to share this big announcement!
My book “Unbreak Me” has finally hit the shelves in October!!!!!
WAIT! Before you run to grab your copy, I have a gift for you.
Since you are my ride-or-die and have been here from the beginning, I wanted to do something extra special for you to say thank you for all your amazing support!
On November 8, 9, and 10 – 3 DAYS ONLY, I’m offering you a copy of “Unbreak Me” and 7 bonus gifts for just $3.99 kindle and $14.99 for paperback. Also available on audio. (Psst…It’s basically like getting my book for free.)
How do you snag yours?
I’ll be providing a special link to my followers to take advantage of this deal on Nov 8, 9, and 10 through a follow-up newsletter and on my Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
On a side note, I want to get real with you for a second. My book “Unbreak Me” may be the work I am most proud of in my life. Many of the lessons I share in this book I’ve learned the hard way. However, through it all though, I’ve had an incredible support system that helped me grow into the person I love today.
I’m sharing these lessons because I want you to grow into your authenticity and let go of everything that’s holding you back. I want to be that support for you. You deserve the world and I’m always here cheering you on!
I can’t wait for you to read it!
I’ll talk to you soon! Have a FABULOUS day!
P.S. Don’t forget to drink your water today!