Rachel Miller

February 8, 2022

When things are going well, you feel good. You're excited. Happy. Your energy is high. Then reality sets back in, and you feel the pang of realization that it's almost over. It's soon back to "normal." Good...

Rachel Miller

March 18, 2022

We all require rest. Mental rest. Not just physical. How do you know when a rest day is needed for your mind? What if you rested before you become stressed? Consider: Practice learning your early signs of...

Rachel Miller

February 4, 2022

When you're worried that you don't have enough to get by or when you fear that you'll run out of money, energy, or time, it's scary. It's unsettling. When you have real concerns and challenges before you,...

Rachel Miller

April 22, 2022

When you feel an inclination towards something, you want to fulfill it immediately. It’s almost instinctual. “I feel like having a…,” and we get that thing. Or, “I want a coffee today,” and we go buy it....

Rachel Miller

October 1, 2021

Why do we feel the urge to do something while we eat, as if eating is not enough on its own? Isn’t that odd? Is eating boring? We say we love to eat, but our actions say...

Rachel Miller

January 25, 2022

You know those many small decisions you make throughout the day? Do I want to eat this or that? Should I wear this or that? Should I buy this or not? All these little decisions can leave...

Rachel Miller

June 7, 2022

Sometimes, when you treat yourself, you want to keep indulging. It feels like you can't stop. You want more even though you know it won't really satisfy. The impulse is strong. How do you resist the urge...

Rachel Miller

July 6, 2021

This tension exists when you feel something that you don’t want to feel—when you feel something, and you don’t know why you feel it. You feel frustrated because you ordinarily feel good, yet today—or lately—you don’t. Feeling...

Rachel Miller

November 30, 2021

When you want to grow and improve, it can feel hard to keep up that level of motivation day in and day out. Life gets in the way. Things happen. Next thing you know, it falls by...

Rachel Miller

November 16, 2021

When you absolutely do not feel like doing something, it can feel impossible to force yourself to do it. It's hard to follow through, especially when there's an easier option right in front of you. And it's...

Rachel Miller

April 29, 2021

Only when you really love the gritty grind of it all, can you endure it happily. To know that even when you aren’t feeling happy—even when you’re feeling tired, low energy, or mood—you still are happy. You...

Rachel Miller

January 4, 2022

Some days it feels like you are constantly behind, you can't keep up, and things keep mounting on top of your already large pile of responsibilities. You try to fit it all in, but you can't. Some...

Rachel Miller

January 28, 2022

Some days you feel less than your best. You feel frustrated with your lack of progress. It’s discouraging. You just want to give up. Don't write it off just yet! Consider: Maybe today isn't your best. That's...

Rachel Miller

January 14, 2022

When you've been working hard, and it suddenly hits you how badly you need something--you're starving, you're exhausted--it can feel like your survival depends on meeting this need now. You feel this internal alarm system going off,...

Rachel Miller

January 7, 2022

When it comes to diet-based goals, whether that's eating healthier, getting stronger, or leaner, you will absolutely face resistance. At times, it will feel like an uphill battle. It can feel like a daily battle of resisting,...

Rachel Miller

October 15, 2021

The negative thoughts are always there, lying low beneath the surface. They will probably always be there, popping up from time to time. They creep up in the most unexpected ways. In the most inopportune times. Don't...

Rachel Miller

August 16, 2022

When you feel low, discouraged, and disappointed, and when things feel hard, it's unsettling. You don't like to feel that way or want to feel that way, but sometimes it feels like there's nothing you can do...

Rachel Miller

April 24, 2021

Be gentle with yourself: This is a time to love yourself more. To listen to yourself more.Observe yourself silently and learn from your senses. What is it that you need? Do more of that thing. The usual...

Rachel Miller

August 24, 2021

Be selfish in your pursuit of what you need to be happy, fulfilled, and at ease. Be selfish to provide for yourself the energy-restoring necessities of your mind and body. It's the most important thing you can...

Rachel Miller

September 24, 2021

When it feels like lately it's harder to stay focused, to stay on track--it feels monotonous, strained, frustrating. When it feels like you're just going through the motions and the motion feels effortful--more than it should, more...

Rachel Miller

May 17, 2022

Once in a while, you reflect on something you wish you could improve in yourself: more confident, more organized, more calm. How can you make it easier to create these changes in yourself? Consider: Make a list...

Rachel Miller

October 8, 2021

Instead of chasing the next thing--what's interesting and immediately engaging--choose your desires before you want them. Choose what you know you will want in the future, what you know is good for you, even if you don't...

Rachel Miller

November 9, 2021

When you wake up and it feels like you took 10 steps back. When what normally comes easy now feels hard. When you have no motivation or desire to do what you normally enjoy doing, it can...

Rachel Miller

February 11, 2022

When you have so many different things running through your mind at the same time--the “should do’s,” the “need to do’s” of your life--it can feel like you are being pulled in different directions. How do you...

Rachel Miller

July 9, 2021

It feels like swimming upstream, weighted down. It feels masochistic, deranged. It feels wrong, unnatural, and probably is, but it's essential to your happiness and survival.   To defy comfort—not all comfort, but to command comfort on your terms, when you decide,...

Rachel Miller

August 3, 2021

Each moment we are more than capable of conquering. Each minute we can handle with finesse and ease. It’s when we look ahead and behind that we become overwhelmed. If we can just slow ourselves down to...

Rachel Miller

April 23, 2021

When you want something that you don’t really want, don’t want to want, consider, what will you want one hour from now? You don’t need to look so far into the future. It’s hard to perceive the...

Rachel Miller

September 3, 2021

Consider: don't spend too much time admiring your successes. Get back to work. It can be so tempting to sit there and soak it all in. There’s nothing wrong with a healthy dose of self-congratulations and celebration....

Rachel Miller

June 14, 2022

Sometimes you find yourself wanting to do something, but when it comes time for the actual doing, you don't feel like it any longer. There never seems to be the right time or circumstances to make it...