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Are You A Trendy Eater?

A few weeks ago, I was asked to contribute my two cents to an article for The Washingtonian’s Well + Being Blog. The topic? Food, health, and fitness trends for 2013. The post turned out great, but as I was pulling my ideas together for it, I realized something: While I love keeping up with […]

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk

There was a time in my life when I didn’t eat chocolate. I heard the voice loud and clear: Kale good. Chocolate bad. She was always talking to me…I truly believed she was keeping me in line on the path to creating better health and nourishing habits. After all, she gave me a strict plan […]

Why Diets Are So Last Year and What To Do Instead

Once in a blue moon, you meet someone and forge a deep connection right at the outset. You wonder how you could’ve lived so long without their friendship, insightfulness, and positive influence in your life. You feel like you’ve known that person forever, and you can’t remember what it was like before they became an […]

The Evolving Kale & Chocolate Manifesto

Lately, my entries here on K&C have been a bit more personal. I must admit, I was shy at first. How can I expose my vulnerabilities? Why do they care about the lessons my dog has taught me about life?  Or will it resonate with my readers that I have a hard time not being […]

What Happens When You Learn to Let Go?

As most of you know by now, the pursuit of perfection was once the force that drove everything I did. I was an ardent t-crosser, an every-i-dotter, an if-everything-isn’t-exactly-how-it’s-supposed-to-be-I-can’t-sleep kind of person. I needed to be in control…of everything, including the things I couldn’t control.  Does this sound like you or someone you know? For […]

Life Lessons for Your Kids Start in The Kitchen

This past year, I have toured college campuses with my son, Noah, (more on him in a moment)…imagining him on his own navigating the four walls of university life without his parents to guide him (or bother him). I have had time to reflect and wonder how he will survive without someone doing his laundry. […]

When Perfect Is Not So Perfect

If you consider yourself A Control Freak, Type A, Classic Overachiever or Total Perfectionist, then this post is for you! I’ll admit it.  I picked this very topic of perfectionism to write about because it hits close to home. Let me explain. For years, I searched for the “perfect” diet, relying on books to dictate […]

Brain Food for Thought

I have the memory of an elephant. I used to remember every single phone number that I called before the days of speed dialing. Faces, places, names. No problem. But where did I put my keys or leave my Blackberry? And did I take my vitamins today? Does this happen to you? Do you oftentimes […]

Drawing the Line at Pink Slime

No one diet works for everyone. With our unique genetic makeup and individual taste, we cannot all thrive on the same thing. Yet, it seems like every day, there is a new super food or hot diet trend that does wonders for our collective overall health and well-being.  Sure, some people feel energized and wonderful […]

3 Ideas A Busy Person Can’t Live Without

I’ll come right out and say it: I love being busy! My clients do, too. Lately, one of the things I’ve noticed is that many of us get “swept away” with the excitement of a full and bustling life. You end up feeling threadbare, worn out, and at the mercy of your “to-do list.” You […]

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