3 Mistakes Preventing Your Stress Free Wellness Routine

Ease your anxiety with these 3 steps to stress free wellness Do you get stressed out thinking of all the healthy things you need to do for yourself? Do you want more of a stress free wellness routine?Are you your own worst critic, beating yourself up for missing too many workouts or eating “off plan”?Are your friends & … Continue reading 3 Mistakes Preventing Your Stress Free Wellness Routine

Make this 1 Specific Mindset Shift to Stick to Your Health Goals

Ever feel like a victim when you're trying to eat healthier? Use this one word to change the game.   Let's say you made the decision to cut something out from your typical diet... Gluten? Added sugar? Booze? Dairy? So many options when it comes down to what's irritating you or bringing you down. Now, … Continue reading Make this 1 Specific Mindset Shift to Stick to Your Health Goals

How to Save a Diet Fail: What to Do When You Fall Off Your Chosen Meal Plan

Have you ever committed to a meal plan, but fell off track because of habits, temptation or victim mentality, then didn't know what to do next? Join the club. Here's how to SAVE your healthy lifestyle efforts. Many of us have been here: We find a meal plan, diet book or nutrition program. Start on … Continue reading How to Save a Diet Fail: What to Do When You Fall Off Your Chosen Meal Plan

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Mindless Eating: Why You Can’t Stop Eating Sugar, Gluten, Salt and Other Addictive Foods

Stalled in your health goals? Acknowledge the foods & drinks that take you off the rails.   As a Duke-trained, professional Integrative Health & Wellness Coach with Functional Nutrition training, not only do I recommend becoming more mindful of WHAT you eat, but also HOW & WHY you eat. It's all part of my free … Continue reading Mindless Eating: Why You Can’t Stop Eating Sugar, Gluten, Salt and Other Addictive Foods

How to Practice Mindful Eating by Considering WHEN (Not What) You Eat

Maybe you plan your meals, but what's happening in between them? If you keep a mental or written note on what you plan to eat each day, well played! You're preparing your army in the Game of Health (GoT, anyone?) However ... life often throws us curveballs, like donuts, or dragons... All too often, we've trained ourselves to … Continue reading How to Practice Mindful Eating by Considering WHEN (Not What) You Eat

Why science suggests spreading your meals 6 hours apart may be your key to weight loss & fat burn

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

7-Day Spring Health Challenge: Get Science-Backed Tips to Pinpoint Your Health & Wellness Struggle Zones

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

How Stress Makes You Fat: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection and Slim Down in the Process

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

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What’s the Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation and What Are the Benefits?

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?

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What is Wellness & How Can it Change Your Life

"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 about the word "Wellness" since the wee early … Continue reading What is Wellness & How Can it Change Your Life

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January 2019 Health Challenge: Make 2019 Your Healthiest Year Yet

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

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Why Sugar Shortens Your Life & Mindfulness Lengthens It

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

In order to accomplish any goal you desire, whether health or work related, you need to clean yourself up from the inside to generate the energy necessary to crush that goal.

Week 1 of the 21 Day Challenge: Added Sugar, Morning Movement, Mindful Moments

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

Breaking Bad: Drop Old Habits to Make Room for New Ones

You’ve heard the term, “drop it like a bad habit.” Well, why are so called bad habits so hard to break? Whether it’s the beginning of a new year, new season or new week – it’s all too common that we set intentions, make resolutions, declare goals, only to last a few weeks – or … Continue reading Breaking Bad: Drop Old Habits to Make Room for New Ones

6 Steps to Your Miracle Morning Routine

"How can I make weekday mornings less rushed? When am I going to workout today? Why won't my kids sleep in? How in the world are other women getting ME time?!" These questions got choo goin cray? Me too. Erry day. But guess what ... I've dug up some answers for us, and there's hope! So … Continue reading 6 Steps to Your Miracle Morning Routine