Happy Thanksgiving: Getting Emotional and Some Cool Books to Read

Happy Thanksgiving: Getting Emotional and Some Cool Books to Read

Now that I’m in a food coma from my mom’s homemade mac n’ cheese, apple crumb pie, turkey, and mashed potatoes, what better to way to come back to life than writing an emotional blog post.

Because for whatever reason, the spirit of the holidays and celebration of a day of gratitude opens the flood gates.

Don’t get me wrong, every day should be a day to give thanks, but perhaps it’s the combo of the turkey, wine, and spiked cider that intensifies these feelings.

With that said, happy Thanksgiving to you all. The past year has been whirlwind and I couldn’t be more thankful for a myriad of things:

1) I’m thankful for 180+ blog posts in less than 2 years.
2) I’m thankful for continued support from family and friends and loved ones.
3) I’m thankful for my non-existent husband for giving me alone time. ;-0
4) I’m thankful for my athletes, clients, and colleagues who have challenged me to become a better coach.
5) And I’m thankful for Tracy Anderson. For showing us what NOT to do in terms of fitness.

So be thankful. Gratitude has the power to put you in a world of abundance and happiness, which allows you to engage in life of wholeheartedness. So instead on focusing or how much further you have to go, focus on how far you’ve come.

In the spirit of giving, here are some excellent books to read during the holidays as you plop on your couch and take pie to the face. Enjoy:

You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero

I kind of hate the term “self help book.” But. This may be the best one I’ve read. What’s different about You Are A Badass is Jen Sincero is totally raw and authentic in her voice, and challenges you to dive deep into your outlook on life. Do you operate under a victim mindset? Do you feel you’re an impostor? Do you have past issues that prevent you from becoming your best version? Do you worry about events that will never occur?


She asks the tough questions. But they’re SO needed. This was the best book I’ve read all year.

Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

Creativity is the impetus behind entrepreneurship. But sometimes, we’re not always on our creative A-game and fail to produce good ideas/content.


I love the lighthearted and carefree take on creativity here. Elizabeth Gilbert reaffirms it’s okay to suffer from creative blocks. She tells us how to overcome our fears, follow our dreams and infuse our lives with passion. Needless to say, the more we allow creativity to naturally flow into our souls, the easier it comes.

Emotional Freedom – Judith Orloff, M.D.

Calling all over-thinkers. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, or doubt, this book is your bible. Why is it perfect for a training biz?


Because most of the time, the highs and lows from entrepreneurship may want you to bang your head against a wall. Or cry under a blanket. The truth being, entrepreneurship takes a tremendous amount of emotional endurance. And this book tells you how to acquire it.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with family, friends, and loved ones. 🙂

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