All posts by: Maria Horstmann, MBA, CPT, PNL1, IRC

January 2022 Content: Your Goal-Getting Action Plan

Welcome to 2022!!! What’s the January [message] theme subscribers to my weekly newsletters receive to help them through their wellness journey??? >Their 2022 Goal-Getting Action Plan!!!... Read More

Pausing Be Fab – Be You Tribe Facebook Group

Important ANNOUNCEMENT! I wanted to inform you that I’ve decided to PAUSE the ‘Be Fab – Be You Tribe’ Facebook group. As I accessed my ‘bandwidth’ and intentions of building consistency in sharing content, I had to ‘get real’ and... Read More

Good News At Last (FDN-P)

Good news at last… Since my mom’s passing on 10/20/21, I’ve pushed back and put many things on hold as I explored what I needed and how I was going to get through the hard days/weeks ahead. My background as... Read More

Christmas Memories

The holiday season is the perfect time for reflection, would you agree? I hope you’re surrounded by plenty of things to be grateful for. However you celebrate–or even if you don’t–I am thankful for YOU being part of my life.... Read More

It’s Been Two Weeks…

Today, it’s been two weeks since mom left this world. Things happened very fast. Within less than 72 hours, mom transitioned from being alive to getting in a comma during sleep to having a heart attack during a comma to... Read More

My Mom Is Gone – A Story Worth Telling

9/12/1944 – 10/19/2021. My mom, Celia Schmidt, is gone. Her body is free from pain, discomfort, medications, exhaustion, poor mobility, and depression. Her spirit will live forever though. I know she will be looking over me, my two older siblings,... Read More

Reclaiming Emotional Control During Stressful and Anxious [Election] Days

How are you feeling today? Anxious? Stressed out? Worried? Concerned? Hopeless? Hopeful? Frustrated? If you are reading this message on November 3rd, 2020, you live in The United States of America, you might find yourself, family, friends, and peers on the edge as we will soon... Read More

Are You Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts? Listen to Kathy’s Story

Weight loss and fat loss are challenging objectives to achieve and sustain for many people, especially for those who have lost and gained weight. Many people find themselves, consciously or not, sabotaging their weight-loss efforts and/or their weight loss maintenance... Read More

Where Do My Eating Habits Come From?

Have you ever thought about why you overeat or restrict your foods?   Why when you’re stressed out, anxious, or even happy you… go after certain foods like ice cream, chocolate, fries, burgers, pizza, and cookies?   Have you ever... Read More

Are Your Choices Aligned with Your Health Goals?

Happy 4th of July, America!!! I hope you are having a blessed holiday weekend, whether with friends and family or solo!  Being with yourself shall be an amazing experience. You’re awesome. Lucky you and everyone else around you. I started... Read More

Are You Stuck Here

Ready to get a little nerdy? Ready for something crazy!? If you’ve ever studied “behavior change”, one of the first things you learned about is the “transtheoretical model of change.” It sounds complicated but it’s not! It was developed back... Read More

We asked the WRONG question…

A while ago I read something that absolutely blew my mind! It actually made me step back and rethink some of the things I’ve been taught. Exactly how long does it take to create a habit? It’s a question researchers... Read More

This Happened…

June 1st, 2020 WOW,  hasn’t this decade put us to a test? Never in my lifetime, I thought I’d be driving 80-85 mph to make it home before a 9:00 pm curfew 😨. We, the people, were born to love,... Read More

Three Strategies to Rewire a Fixed Mindset and Facilitate Weight Loss

Today I’m here to talk to you about the relationship between a fixed mindset and weight gain. What? Yes. So this video is inspired by a conversation I had with my mom, who has a very fixed mindset. As I... Read More

Your Perfect Lockdown Day Schedule

I’ve been seeing some INTERESTING posts from people on social media recently … People who: Haven’t showered in days Don’t ever change out of their pajamas Go to bed without changing clothes and don’t change in the morning Waste time... Read More