Hello Healthy August!

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Where has the time gone?? It’s so hard to believe that it’s already August! This month is actually MY month! Why’s that, you ask?? …because Cailee AUGUST is my name! But I’m here to tell you that August is YOUR month, too! It’s a brand new opportunity. 

A new month is a new beginning. It’s a fresh start, another chance to begin all over again. It’s a great time to reflect on the past month and to set goals for the one to come! 


This month my goal can be summed up in one word: NOURISH. I want to focus on nourishing my mind, my body, my soul and spirit. And while I’m focusing on it this month, NOURISH is much more than just a ‘one month goal’… it’s a lifestyle. During the past year or two of my life I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned about balancing my time and about not ‘taking on too much’. I’ve learned about the value of real friendships and the importance of taking time for yourself. I’ve learned that heathy eating is more than just what you don’t eat. And that prioritizing fitness is not only good for your body, it’s good for your mind too. 

Call me cliche, but life’s a journey. And while I’ve always been one to ‘stop and smell the roses’ sometimes it’s easy to get so caught up in the future that we forget to live in the present. For the month of August, let’s make sure it’s not like that. Let’s make sure we take the time to NOURISH ourselves.

Let’s get practical- HOW do we nourish ourselves when we have such busy schedules and endless to-do lists? 

Here are my Top 5 Ways to NOURISH:

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1: Be social– Go out to dinner with your friends, have brunch and invite a pal. Watch movies, go for walks, and just chill. But do these things TOGETHER… Not always, but definitely sometimes. 

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2: Journal– I love journaling… It’s so therapeutic. It’s the perfect way to ‘get things out’ and express yourself. A non-journaling friend of mine recently decided to give it a try and she honestly felt so much better afterwards. Even just one entry helps. 

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3: Treat yourself– Paint your nails, go to the mall with a friend, eat some dark chocolate (YUM), buy a cute new pair of shoes, or go to a thrift store and find yourself some treasures. A little treat goes a long way. 🙂


4: Eat well– Hello Healthy EATING! Prioritize your meals and don’t forget about snacks! We all get busy and while I NEVER skip meals, I often don’t make the time for snacks throughout the day. NOURISH reminds me to pack healthy snacks and to respect myself enough to eat well all day long. 

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5: Pray– When my life gets busy and stressful, I keep it real with God. I tell Him what I’m thinking and how I’m feeling. Sometimes I can’t figure things out on my own… and that’s ok! I know that I’m not alone, The Bible reminds me that my Heavenly Father loves me and is always with me. I lay my feelings at the feet of Jesus and I remind myself of the TRUTH–That I am deeply loved by the one true King.

How about you? What are you August goals? How do you NOURISH?



  • Reply Heather McClees

    I love this post. You are precious! Nourish is always a goal I attempt to make for myself, and it’s so nice to hear that word being used by such a dear young lady out there. Not enough women have that goal in mind if you ask me, which is a crying shame. As females, I think empowering one another to nourish instead of restrict and punish is so important; thank you for putting it out there! Lots of love! XoXo

    August 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Awww, Heather! You’re such a sweetie. Thanks so much babe! Cheers to nourishing ourselves!! I agree, it’s a goal all women should have 🙂
      xoxo Cailee!

      August 6, 2016 at 2:01 am
  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    Great ways to practice self care and nourish ourselves. August is my favorite month 🙂

    August 1, 2016 at 7:22 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks so much Sarah!! Happy August! Glad that it’s your fave!
      xoxo Cailee!

      August 6, 2016 at 1:59 am
  • Reply Kat

    Love, love, love that word girl! In fact, I may just have to borrow that one from you and use it for me this month. And I love that you made it about more than just food because that word applies to sooo much more!! And can I just say how cute you are? Freaking adorable girlie <3

    August 1, 2016 at 10:37 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thank you so much Kat!! You’re so sweet girl! And yes, take the word… spread the NOURISHING love!! Hope you have a great weekend!
      xoxo Cailee!

      August 6, 2016 at 1:58 am
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    I love that nourishing is your goal for this month! I feel like it needs to be everyone’s goal!

    August is a crazy busy month for me as it’s my birthday, my dad’s birthday and a heap of my friends’ birthdays too so I definitely need to make sure I look after myself amongst the busyness!

    August 3, 2016 at 2:04 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Yay for nourishing ourselves!! And happy birth month babe!! Sounds like August is such a fun month for you guys! Enjoy!
      xoxo Cailee!

      August 6, 2016 at 1:56 am
  • Reply Evi @ greenevi

    I always love your tips for healthy living, these are awesome again! Thanks for reminding me to journal, it’s really one of the most therapeutic thing, but I tend forget about it…
    BTW, how awesome is that your name is AUGUST!!! Super mega adorable <3

    August 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Awww! Evi! You’re so sweet babe!! <3 And yes to journaling!! It really is so therapeutic!!
      xoxo Cailee!

      August 6, 2016 at 1:53 am
  • Reply Claire at My Pink & Green Life

    Treating yourself and praying… so much yes, girl! A little treat DOES go a long way, especially when it’s dark chocolate. 😉

    We really aren’t supposed to be able to do everything on our own, and I think that’s so important to remember. My daily devotional has really been helping me with that lately! 🙂

    August 4, 2016 at 5:18 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      That’s so awesome Claire!! Sounds like a great Devotional!! And you’re so right! We don’t have to do it alone… and God doesn’t want us to!
      xoxo Cailee!

      August 6, 2016 at 1:52 am
  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    I love your journal!! Where is that one from?

    Happy AUGUST to you, girl!

    August 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks so much Rach! I got it from TJ Maxx! They have the best journals, and they’re so much cheaper than other places!
      xoxo Cailee!

      August 6, 2016 at 1:51 am

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