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How to Choose Your Word for 2017 {+ A Giveaway!}

As you begin to plan for 2017, do you feel excited or apprehensive? Invigorated or exhausted? With the new year barely a champagne toast away, many of us are thinking about our resolutions. Get healthy. More exercise. Cut out sugar. No refined carbs EVER! And we might just try to implement those big changes and […]

7 Things I Want for My Birthday That Aren’t Things

It’s my birthday! While January birthdays can sometimes get lost in the winter holiday shuffle and end up feeling like an afterthought, I’m making sure to set aside a little time to celebrate with my family and acknowledge my gratitude for what’s passed and excitement for what’s to come. Sure, my inner 10-year-old is looking […]

Are You Eating Too Much of A Good Thing?

Raise your smoothie if this sounds familiar: Picking at that plate of dates with nut butter because they happen to be there. Cleaning up your quinoa dinner  bowl —not because you’re still hungry but because there’s not enough for leftovers. Eating Asian turkey sliders (three of ‘em) because it’s a party, that’s what you do! Washing it all down with […]

How To Prevent A Bloated Belly From Weighing You Down

All of us have had those days when we feel a little off, bloated and just weighed down.  I know that when I have those days, it affects my mood, my energy and my overall sense of wellbeing. My guess is that you can relate. Here’s the good news: my close friend and one of […]

How My Dog with Cancer Taught Me About Life

Once upon a time, I was the lone girl in an all-boy household. It was my husband, our two sons, our dog Harley, and then me. Make no mistake, I love my guys – but sometimes being the only woman in the house can be tough. Finally, in late 2000, my girl arrived. She had […]

The Missing Piece of The Nutrition Puzzle

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get the results you’ve always gotten. If you want to get out of the eternal spin cycle when it comes to your challenges with eating, if you want to feel a sense of freedom and victory, then it’s time for a new strategy. ~Marc David, The Institute for […]

Are You Waiting for the Perfect Moment?

There is never a perfect moment.  There will always be something potentially standing in your way, if you let it. How often do you feel excitement about beginning a new project but then tell yourself,  “I’ll do it later when the time is right” or “when all the stars align” or “when it just makes more […]

When Life Throws You Curve Balls

I can’t believe I’m writing this news. A couple of months ago, I shared my wonderful dog Willow’s story with you – how her cancer taught me incredible lessons on life, love, and letting go. She’s still with us, showing us her unconditional love…and I’m still learning. But this isn’t about my girl. It’s about […]

When Chocolate Chip Cookies Are More Nourishing Than Kale

My kitchen is the place to be in our house. At a typical meal, there are several burners lit, cutting boards spread out across the counters, and the sound of veggies being sliced and diced. My younger son, Daniel, finds his way to the bar stool to sit and assume his role as the official […]

You Can Change Your Mind

I love my time that I spend on my 6’ x 2’ yoga mat.  It’s a space I look forward to being in as often as my schedule permits. I go to the type of classes that are jam packed with wall-to-wall people. You’re only a few inches from your neighbor. It’s hot (around 100 […]

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