Category: Self-care

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Designing a healthy morning ritual, one step at a time

Most people who find out that I get up around 6 am every day think I’m crazy. While I’ve always been a morning person, I read a lot about how a healthy morning ritual would set me up to have a great day, experimented with different things over time, and experienced the benefits firsthand. My…
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Thoughts From the Latest Self-care Challenge

I’ve been running the Self-Care Challenge quarterly, for about 2 years now. I’m always inspired and motivated by the participants in the challenge. I love hearing about how they’ve taken the day’s challenge and made it their own. I can relate to their questions, their struggles, and their accomplishments. This past February, however, felt very…
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How NOT to Just Say F**k It: 5 Strategies for Getting Back on Track

Let’s be real. Those of us who have goals around health and wellness aren’t perfect. (That’s OK, by the way!) From time to time, we’ll make decisions that are contrary to the promises we make to ourselves. Some examples of goals we might have include: Limiting sugar | caffeine | alcohol | chocolate intake Exercising…
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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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10 Tips for Digging Out of the Winter Blahs

Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted an early spring this year, but if you’re anything like me, the end of February and slog through the long month of March ahead can feel daunting. Whether you’re daydreaming of a vacation break in Maui or toying with ideas for how you might incorporate your snow shovel into your…
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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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