Category: Nutrition

6 Steps to Truly Mindful Eating

This post is a throwback to December 2011, when I was going through the transformation that would lead me to becoming a Mind-body Wellness Coach. While I’ve evolved in my relationship with food and my body since, I feel the content is still very relevant to share with those of you who may be struggling.…
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Post-run Smoothie

After my boyfriend settles down a bit from a run, he’s hungry. Yet, he often has to go back to work. Since he enjoys smoothies, I put together this simple recipe, which can be made ahead of time and shaken-up a bit when it’s time to drink. Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I use…
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Meditating Your Way to Healthy Digestion

Meditation is essentially a practice in training one’s mind, so it can be done anywhere, using anything as a point of focus. Applying meditative techniques when moving throughout one’s day can be thought of as mindfulness. Since we eat at least 2-3 times a day, meal times are a natural opportunity for meditation, using food as our focus.

Butternut Squash & Leek Soup

Ingredients Olive oil 1/2 butternut squash (cut lengthwise) 1 leek 3 scallions 2 cloves fresh garlic or 1 Tbsp chopped garlic from a jar The tops from one fennel bulb 2 cups water Salt and pepper Instructions Roast the squash in the oven until really soft. Cool until you can scoop the innards into a…
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Even Wellness Professionals Need Help with Health (and that’s OK)

Are you a successful wellness coach, nurse, therapist, healer, yoga teacher / therapist, doctor, or other health mentor who’s struggling to meet your own wellness goals? Are you so busy taking care of others that you can’t seem to find time for your own self-care? The highest professionals in their area of expertise know they need a different perspective and take advantage of the power of a mentor.

4 Simple Ways Yoga Can Support Your Nutrition & Weight Loss Goals

Are you part of the 71% of Americans who just resolved to diet or eat healthier? One of the 65% who resolved to exercise more? Or one of the 54% who resolved to lose weight? Yes, those are the percentages of Americans who claimed they made such resolutions for 2019, as reported by Statista: Given…
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Green Smoothie Party

This New Year is Hot! Flax Seed Green Smoothie for Hormonal Help

Happy New Year! I spent the last few days of 2018 experiencing the wonder of hot flashes. A friend soon turned me onto the idea of seed-cycling for hormonal balance. In my opinion, the hardest to use is the flax seed; yet its potential benefits for fighting inflammation and hot flashes is worth the experiment. Smoothies are a great–and a somewhat obvious place–to sneak in a little flax seed. Here’s a recipe . . . .

4 Ways to Lose Weight this Year Without Going on a Diet

Of the Top 10 New Years Resolutions from 2017, #1 was “Lose Weight / Healthier Eating”. I expect this particular resolution is in the top 3, if not #1, year over year. It’s widely believed the most popular way to lose weight is to diet. While the tides are starting to shift, the diet industry…
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What Your Diet Plan Should NOT Look Like

Are you still working to stick to a diet plan? This post uses an example to illustrate some reasons why popular diets fail, and how you can transform your diet plan into a nourishment plan.

6 Natural Solutions I Use (Some Daily)

I was recently pleasantly surprised by a natural remedy using neem oil. When I thought about it a bit more, I use several natural solutions–some every day–that I find effective enough to share with you.