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Celebrate yourself + my favorite fall salad recipe

You're a forward thinker. I know this because as the new year approaches, you're thinking about your 2023 resolutions and goals. I'm going to invite you to look back. Just for a few moments to reflect on 2022 and the success it brought you. Even if 2022 was a tough year for you, resilience and determination have brought you to this moment, and that is something to be proud of.

Celebrating yourself is a very important part of success. It trains your brain that you are responsible for your own success, and that you created it. It didn't happen by chance.

Sadly, celebrating yourself is not encouraged. “Be humble” is all we're told. But to hell with being humble! By definition being humble means to have no interest in your own importance. Which is why you're running around doubting your own success! You don't think you deserve it or are worth it.

So let's fix that.

I created a success evaluation for my clients and I'd like to share a few questions with you to round out 2022. I shared this last week but I want to share it again in case you were wrapped up in holiday plans and curing sugar hangovers (or real ones!).

  1. List three highlights from 2022

  2. What are you most proud of from each of those moments?

  3. How were you resilient in creating that success?

  4. Knowing what you know now, what will you tell your future self as you head into 2023?

If you're open to sharing your reflections, or need accountability to actually reflect, hit reply and send your responses to me. I'd love to see you celebrate yourself!

I'm going to wrap up the final Thrive Weekly edition celebrating my clients from 2022.

C crossed the finish line on two races this year, including his first marathon, something he didn't think was possible until next year!

Q found her “why” and hasn't stopped working out since! And it has nothing to do with her weight or aesthetics.

M gained so much strength he needs to buy more weights for his home gym! He also PR'ed his mile time!

L completed a 100km race abroad and still had the strength and stamina to hike the next day!

M trained for her first triathlon but it wasn't the race that was her biggest achievement, it was creating the habit of working out!

K learned the valuable lesson of self-worth and now prioritizes her own needs, even when traveling for work, something she had never done before.

A prepared herself for a life changing procedure, losing over 25 pounds in preparation and gained all the confidence and self-worth to do so.

I am so proud of each of them and can't wait to see what they do next year!

If you're looking for support for your health next year, add yourself to the waitlist to work with me. I only accept a few clients a year and the waitlist finds out first when I have an opening.

Lastly, I'll leave you with my favorite salad recipe at the moment. In the new year, I plan to share tangible wellness tips, receipt, and workouts each week. I hope you enjoy!

Best in health,


Fall Kale and Pomegranate Salad

1 bunch of chopped Dino kale

1 cup pomagrate seeds

1 cup roasted winter squash, cubed

1 persimmon, sliced

½ cup toasted pecans

½ cup olive oile

1 tbsp salt

½ tbsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Slice delicata squash into ¼ to ½ inch rings, place on lined baking sheet, drizzle with half the olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, bake for roughly 20 mins until the squash is cooked through.

While the squash is roasting, rinse and chop kale, add to large mixing bowl, toss with remaining olive oil and salt, massage kale for 3 minutes.

When the squash is done, golden brown on the edges and easily pierced with a fork, turn oven off and add pecans to the same baking sheet to toast while the oven cools.

Add pomegranate seeds, persimmon, cooked squash, toasted pecans to the kale and give a final toss.

Serve with protein of choice.

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