Blogs     Just for Women     Women's Health    

What do you think about what you think?



Have you ever paused your life to consider what you think about your life?

perfectionism, stay at home mom, entrepreneur, self care, new mom


Have you ever considered that your brain might be offering you lies to think?


The circumstances we are faced with in our lives are neutral until we have a thought about it.


The way we think produces the results around us. Every time. Without fail.


Honestly, this is something we should have been taught in school.


Often times a lot of us get trapped in focusing on what we lack. We focus on not having. We focus on missing out. 


RELATED: You deserve to love yourself!


Once your brain is pointed in a particular direction, it gets really good at being pointed in that direction.


The good news is that there is nothing wrong with you. You’ve practiced a particular habit or way of thinking and your brain got super streamlined about it.


There is so much room to change the way you think. There is endless possibility in becoming the person we have always wanted to become.


Once we can unlock the way we are currently thinking and intentionally select a new thought pattern for us to practice, we are truly capable of achieving anything.


Yes. It is this simple. And complicated.


And the other piece of magic is that you have permission (not that you need it!) to think whatever you want about you. So, what will it be?


How about something audacious like, “I am the strongest human being on the planet!”


And/or maybe something inherently true like, “I’m a great mom.”


Because you are.


Ilana Charette is in her early 30s and a wife and mother of 2 littles. She is a stay at home mom and simultaneously building a business from home. She is a life and weight loss coach. She is passionate about teaching women how to trust themselves and their bodies again. Find out more about her and follow along as she loses her weight for the final time here: WhatTheWeightLoss.com and on her Instagram. 


Other posts by this this blogger


How to Stay Sane during Quarantine in 4 Simple Steps

Aug 6, 2020

Here are 4 simple steps to keep yourself sane and on track with living your "best" life.

Your Wants and Desires

Mar 9, 2020

If there is a desire in our hearts, then it is already accessible...

What if Nothing Can Be Done Wrong?

Nov 13, 2019

Perfectionism and Procrastination -- I don’t know how. And I don’t know how to do it right.

The Food Relationship

Oct 16, 2019

A client said to me, “Once I have bariatric surgery, I want my relationship with food to be different — and better.” But the real problem is, how do we change the message to our brain.

The Shame Game

Sep 27, 2019

Was there ever a period of time in your life where the feeling of shame was the theme? Shame when you didn't meet a goal you set. Shame when you gained weight rather then losing it.

Do Life Coaches have it all together?

Sep 16, 2019

I think my favorite part since deciding to become a life coach has been the awareness and recognition in my own self of the patterns my brain offers me. Thinking, feeling, doing patterns that have run my life. Patterns that get better and better because as you practice one thing, your brain just gets better and better at it.

An Open Letter to a Bariatric Surgery Patient

Sep 3, 2019

My own personal experience with my lap band weight loss surgery is filled with shame and struggle. I'm here for others who have been through the same struggles that I have with Bariatric surgery.

Owning Up

Aug 26, 2019

I am reflecting on the past 32 and a half years of my life and I have to acknowledge something truly uncomfortable about it all.

Coming Clean

Aug 19, 2019

I have spent the last few months slowly coming to the realization that I am actually now living a life I had previously only thought about and hoped for. I am a weight loss coach. And moreover, I am a weight loss coach who is still losing the rest of her weight.

Listen to Your Body

Jul 8, 2019

We are taught to ignore our body. Conditioned to mask headaches with ibuprofen, and to reach for food or alcohol when we really just need to take a nap or go to bed early.

Ready or Not?

Jun 24, 2019

Your kids are growing up, your parents are aging, your birthday candles are accumulating. Your life is happening right before your eyes - whether you're participating or not.

A Ten Minute Pause

Jun 17, 2019

When was the last time you stopped and deliberately took ten minutes to yourself for yourself?

The Judgement-Free Zone

May 27, 2019

Nothing about you needs to change in order for you to be worthy or becoming your best friend...

How To Do It All Well Enough

May 13, 2019

Getting things done at a B- level means they are still getting done...