Category: Nutrition

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3 Bean Salad: a Quickie Meal that Goes a Long Way

This isn’t an original recipe, though I admit to forgetting where I first saw it, and even what the original ingredients were! Like many recipes I like, I end up modifying them, making substitutions and trying different combinations of things. If I make the dish more than once, this helps keep things fresh and interesting.…
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What does “being healthy” really mean?

I’ve encountered this question in many different places–in the blogs I subscribe to, in the articles I read, and in various talks about health and wellness topics. This question is interesting to me because the real question for people is, “what does ‘being healthy’ mean to you?” The answer is a highly individual one. The…
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Is it “Taste Worthy?”

Years ago, as I was emerging from my struggles with overeating and binge eating, I faced a dilemma. I knew I had to ease up on my self-imposed restrictions (because they were part of why I binged). Yet, I didn’t trust myself to make good decisions. I started to use a very simple question: Is…
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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 . . . .