When it comes to nutrition, yes, WHAT you eat is key. But sometimes, going cold turkey & completely overhauling your food choices can downright cause insanity. In my trainings at Duke Integrative Medicine as a professional integrative health & wellness coach, and in my Functional Nutrition trainings as well, I've learned some key nuggets of intel … Continue reading Why science suggests spreading your meals 6 hours apart may be your key to weight loss & fat burn
The 7-Day Health Challenge gives you NEW mindset hacks to pinpoint your health & wellness Struggle Zones It's heeeere. The first day of spring has come & gone and APRIL is mere DAYS away!! Some of you have been on spring break, and while you may not have vacationed, you might still be in #VacationMode with your usual healthy … Continue reading 7-Day Spring Health Challenge: Get Science-Backed Tips to Pinpoint Your Health & Wellness Struggle Zones
This Harvard Study of nearly 80 years proves that joining & cultivating a supportive community helps us live longer & be happier. I'm gonna kick it off like this: “The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health,” said Robert Waldinger, director … Continue reading The Surprising Secret to Living Longer and Being Happier. Spoiler: It has Nothing to do with Nutrition, Exercise or Meditation.
Our thought patterns & emotions deeply impact nearly every illness we can get - from arthritis to headaches, from the common cold to cancer. What does this mean? That our mind, brain and body are all chattin' it up with each other all. the. time. What's more? You can help these major pieces of who … Continue reading How Stress Makes You Fat: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection and Slim Down in the Process
So you've probably heard the news: Mindfulness and Meditation are the new "it" couple They do ok on their own, but together, they make life oh so sweet ... for both themselves, and everyone around them. Maybe you've tried to be more "mindful" but it only lasted a few seconds and then you stubbed your … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation and What Are the Benefits?
We've all been there. We're tired, busy, cozy, hungover and just don't feel like working out. Of course, you don't have to workout every single day of your life, but when you're striving for a thriving healthy lifestyle, you gotta be consistent about your fitness routine, sis. And if & when life gets in the … Continue reading 8 Tricks to Workout Even When You’re Not Motivated
You know the basics: A forkful of salad is healthier than a mouthful pizza. Get your hand out of the late night Doritos bag and onto a warm mug of herbal tea instead. Blah Blah Blah, right? But what if you just don't care about the repercussions in that moment? What if you're sick of … Continue reading 8 Tricks to Eat Healthy Even When You’re Not Motivated
Defeat that villain inside you that's killing your healthy vibe! Here's how to slay it & thrive in health for the long haul. Tight on time? Tap here to watch the video instead of reading the blog & tap here for your free download of the 5 Step Blueprint! If you’re sick of starting a new nutrition or fitness … Continue reading Overcome Your Most Frustrating Health Challenges with this 5 Step Blueprint to Reaching Your Biggest, Boldest Health Goals
Whether you're new to the Whole30, or this is your third attempt, you may have some fears around the strict guidelines for a full 30 days. That's where a modified Whole30 may be your best bet. All grains, dairy, sugar, beans, lentils, soy, peanuts, alcohol and certain additives are off limits for an entire MONTH?! … Continue reading How to Modify the Whole30 and Still Have Success: 3 Ways to Make Your Whole30 More Flexible, with Sample Days
When you hear talk about cutting back on sugar, do you feel like you don't really consume THAT much? That protein bar is HEALTHY, right? Eating dark chocolate every single day is GOOD for you, right? Depriving yourself of sweets will just BACKFIRE, right? Well, it all depends on what you're going for. And if … Continue reading Why is Added Sugar So Bad? The Dangers of Added Sugar & 3 Tips to Cut Back
Let's shine a light on how & why Wellness is so much more than general health or happiness. Have you ever heard a word and it just totally vibed with you? Like anytime you hear it or read it, you're instantly like, "Yep. That's me. That's my word." Well that is precisely how I've felt … Continue reading What You Need to Know about Wellness & How it All Impacts Your Life
Slay those 2019 health goals by starting out like a superhuman in Month 1We start a new year with all good intentions. We dream, we plan, we recruit. But for some reason, we end up falling short, forgetting our intended new year resolutions by mid-February. Why is that?! Studies have shown that reverting back to … Continue reading January 2019 Health Challenge: Make 2019 Your Healthiest Year Yet
Did You Know: Approximately 50% of premature deaths in the United States could be prevented with behavioral lifestyle changes? It's a bold statement, but worth considering if you've ever thought about creating any new healthy habits yourself. (source footnoted) The term "health coach" has been around for a little while now. Some think of a … Continue reading What is Integrative Health Coaching? 7 Things You Didn’t Know
When it comes to practicing mindfulness, do you feel like it's just not your bag? When hearing about cutting sugar, do you feel like you don't really consume THAT much? Even if you're somewhere in between, if you're looking to live a healthy life it's crucial to understand the science behind why overconsumption of added … Continue reading Why Sugar Shortens Your Life & Mindfulness Lengthens It
Halloween 🍭 Thanksgiving 🥧 Christmas 🍪 oh my... As the great Lady Gaga once said, "you're givin' me a million reasons" to fall off the healthy train for a full 90 days!? How can we combat that common holiday downward spiral? With a hyper-focused reset that's the complete opposite of all or nothing. If you caught my post … Continue reading Week 1 of the 21 Day Challenge: Added Sugar, Morning Movement, Mindful Moments