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Eat Your Soul Greens

No doubt about it: you are what you eat. When you want to be healthy, you’re told to “eat your greens.”  Great advice, certainly.  But yummy kale, scrumptious chard, and delicious bok choy alone do not make a nourished, vibrant, and satisfying life. You and I both know your life is bustling.  And you LIKE […]

Attack of the Snack Monster (And How to Win!)

Does this sound familiar?  You eat at noon. Then, you spend the rest of your hectic day at work or rushing from place to place.   By the time dinner rolls around, you’re nearly catatonic. Your blood sugar drops. Your clarity and ability to make basic decisions evaporates. You wander from cupboard to pantry to fridge […]

Live in Color

As a California native, my eye has always been drawn to brilliant and inviting colors. The image of clear blue skies and green palm trees will be imprinted on my brain forever.  Grey days are gloom and doom.  I am just in a better mood on a bright sunny day.  In other words, a boost […]

Chocolate for Breakfast?

I am serious! Today is Valentine’s Day, and chocolate is all around us. Go ahead and indulge (but don’t forget about the kale, too).  And while we all have chocolate on our minds, I thought it would be most appropriate to introduce you to Sue Ann Gleason, founder of Chocolate for Breakfast, who also believes […]

Super Bowl Sunday Snack Strategy

We have all suffered from the midday munchies at some point in our lives. The danger is that these hunger attacks often come on during the day when we need a clear mind, sound judgment and sharp focus. Usually when you are feeling a lack of ability to concentrate or suffer from that foggy brain […]

Spice It Up!

It’s cold outside, and I’m feeling chilled to the bone.  What is a California native living on the east coast to do? I started to play around with some simple spicy solutions to warm me up and keep those cravings for heartier comfort foods at bay.  So, not only am I feeling hot, but I […]

Banish the Bloat

Let’s talk about a condition that most of us experience but are often shy about discussing. I know that the subject (and more likely the feeling) of bloating is plaguing us this time of year.  With all the festivities and parties to celebrate the holidays, it is inevitable that our bodies will respond to a […]

Heart Healthy Holiday Gift Idea

It can be a real challenge to get everything crossed off your list this time of year. During this gift giving season I know how easy it is to be less mindful about health and nutrition.  When we want to show some token of appreciation, it is often more convenient to give a box of […]

Your Holiday Helpline

The holiday season is well underway! Now, with Thanksgiving behind us, I am sure many of you may need some support to tame the temptations. My clients have been asking for some tips to stay healthy in the midst of all the indulgent offerings. Follow these seven simple solutions, and you will find festive feasting […]

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