The most simple and profound advice I can give you

the most simple and profound advice

I want you to take a moment to take a real deep breath with me.

Yes…right now.
 
Breathe in deeply through your nose, hold it, let it all go.
 
Ahh…doesn’t that feel so much better?
 
I feel incredibly blessed and grateful to be living in a time where there are more opportunities than ever. That allows me to deliver this message to people literally all over the world and to see that we all share something in common.
 
That being said, sometimes I also get incredibly overwhelmed in a world that is all about information, productivity and achievement. I feel like I can’t regain my sanity and finally fee calm until I’ve checked off every thing on my to-do list.
 
The BIG problem with that line of thinking is that the calm, peaceful moment never comes. Not even after all the to-dos are checked off our lists, because we’ve conditioned our minds to be all about do do do and go go go.
 
So the simplest and yet most profound advice I can give you to quickly and easily make your life just that much better…is….breathe.
 
Breathing deeply delivers more oxygen to our bodies and brains, making us feel more clear and energized.
 
It makes you feel better and happier which means you can attract more positive things to you.
 
And it quiets your monkey brain so that deep, profound and life-altering messages can get to you from your intuition. Yay!
 
I have to check in with this myself all the time to see if I’m really breathing. Half the time, I’m not.
 
Changing your life doesn’t have to be hard! Let’s eliminate hard from our vocab. It just takes a little mindset shifts, tangible new habits, surrounding yourself with people and situations that bring you up and hiring a kickass life coach like this girl!
 
In case you’d like to take it to the next level, I’ve created this short video for you with 3 of my favorite, easy-peasy breathing techniques.
 

 

Love and oxygen,

Alexis

 
 

The secret to beating overwhelm this upcoming holiday season – free call!

free call

The other day I went grocery shopping and noticed a whole display of Christmas decorations and plastic trees.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like the holiday season comes earlier and earlier every year!
 
I mean…I don’t even have a Halloween costume planned yet.
 
There is something that I do love about this time of year though. There is an energy about it that breathes new life into being.
 
“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” – Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
 
I just love that quote. And it’s true…we have the chance at a new beginning.
 
But what often ends up happening is that with everything going on, we barely have time to catch our breath.
 
Stress, depletion and overwhelm run at an all-time high this season.
 
And the thing is, there is an actual science that explains the reason many of us feel this way particularly in the fall.

So let me ask you:

  • Is your to-do list a mile long? Are you totally overwhelmed by all the things that need to get done without enough hours in the day?
  • Is your self care going out of the window? (exercise and a nice sit-down dinner…forget it!)
  • Do you not even remember the last time you felt totally light, clear and focused?

 

That’s why I’m hosting a FREE call on Tuesday, October 28th at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST to help you overcome overwhelm for good and breeze through this upcoming holiday season.

I’ll share with you:

  • The science that explains the actual reason why we feel more anxious and overwhelmed in the fall, and how you can turn this into an asset.
  • How to infuse your life with more fun, energy and self-care so you can stay calm, grounded and happy.
  • Surefire tips and strategies to stay focused on your most important goals while getting everything done.

Sign up and grab your spot. Even if you cannot make the actual date, don’t fret, I’ll send you the recording afterwards.
 
This is going to be an action-packed call so you’ll definitely want to take notes! Plus, I’ll be offering a bonus giveaway for those of you who show up live.
 
xo
Alexis
 
 
P.S. I don’t do these free classes very often so you’ll definitely want to hop onboard! If I get good feedback I may make them more regular :)

 

Mexican Rockfish Ceviche

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Original recipe from Recipe for Radiance by Alexis Wolfer

I love ceviche, but never imagined I could make it at home until I found this simple recipe.

If you can’t find rockfish, you can also substitute with cod, halibut or grouper.

Ingredients:

  •  1 pound rockfish fillet, cut into chunks
  • 4-6 limes, juiced
  • 1 corn cob, kernels cut off the cob
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 TB fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, cut into chunks
  • 2 TB good olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

How-To:

  • Place the rockfish in a large bowl. Pour the lime juice over fish, ensuring all pieces are fully submerged in juice. Cover the bowl with lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The fish should be opaque throughout.
  • Place the fresh corn kernels, red pepper, tomatoes, spring onion and cilantro in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Drain the fish, discarding the juice.
  • Add the fish to vegetables and toss to coat. Top with avocado and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper to taste.

 

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#TBT – Lessons from a German Shepherd Puppy

tbt koa

The other day I turned to my fiancé and told him “When I grow up, I aspire to be like Koa.”

Huh?
 
Well…as many of you know who’ve owned a dog, the world would be a better place if we could act more like our furry friends.
 
Koa, my 6 month old German Shepherd puppy, has turned into my biggest teacher and guide. I want to share a few of the lessons he’s taught me with all of you. Here they are, in numerical order, enjoy!
 

Koa Hug1. Give someone a hug every day.

Koa likes to greet everyone with a hug. Literally, he puts his massive puppy paws around your neck and cuddles you. Next time you see someone, don’t be afraid, reach out and give them a big hug!

2. Wake up with a smile on your face.

Every day is a great day for Koa! He wakes up, ready for a new day, happy to be alive and give love. Tonight, before you go to bed, affirm to yourself “Tomorrow’s going to be an awesome day. I’m going to wake up rested, refreshed and ready to take it on!” Then go splash water on your face and kick some ass.

3. Listen deeply.

When I talk directly to Koa, I swear he knows what I’m saying. If he doesn’t, he tilts his head to one side and tries to understand. You’ll connect better with other people and get further in life if you make an effort to truly listen to them.

Koa run4. PLAY!

Koa definitely loves to play! When he plays, he plays all out. As we get older, we forget what it’s like to play. So get out there and have some fun, be a kid again.

5. When you’ve screwed up, own it.

If my other dog, Pono, has done something wrong she goes scurrying under the bed. Not Koa – you can be yelling at him and he will just sit there in front of you and take it. If you screw up, take ownership and accept responsibility. People will respect you for it.

Koa Meditating6. Meditate.

He loves sitting on my meditation cushion! So plop your butt down, for at least 5 minutes every day, and meditate. It doesn’t have to be a grandiose event, just wear comfortable clothing and focus on your breath.

7. Don’t let other people bring you down.

Back to being in trouble. Even if we’re scolding Koa, he literally looks up at us and wags his tail. Not because he’s daft, quite the opposite. He knows he’s done wrong and corrects his behavior, but he doesn’t let our attitude bring him down. He goes about in his own happy-go-lucky way.

Koa Relax8. Relax.

This dog definitely knows how to relax. After a long day of work, it is important for us to give our minds and bodies a break. Grab a book, play some music or cuddle with a loved one and unwind.

 

 

Hope you’ve learned some lessons from Koa – I know I have.

Let his smushy little face and heartbreak eyes be a reminder for how you can be living your life feeling happier and creating positivity in your wake.
 
Let’s hear your story! Leave a comment and let me know how you plan to start living differently today. Please share if this inspired you in any way :)

 

Wet sloppy Koa kisses,

Alexis Signature

 

 

 

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