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Self-Sabotage and the Mean Girl

Self-Sabotage and the Mean Girl

There is a voice inside my head that often tells me I’m not good enough or smart enough to reach my goals. I have heard this voice for so long that I now call her the mean girl. This mean girl is very negative, often accusing me...

Why Did I Become a Health Coach?

Why Did I Become a Health Coach?

Back in January of 2015, I took a leap of faith enrolling in a health coaching program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Why did I decide to do this? I had never entertained the idea before nor did I ever think I would be working in the health and...

When Busy Becomes Burnout

When Busy Becomes Burnout

Back in January as the new year started, I was proud of myself for setting up my life on my terms. I was working jobs that fulfilled me and were aligned with my purpose, I was about to embark on my yoga teacher training, and I was feeling happy. Then, I began working...

Eat the Rainbow (no, not a bag of skittles)

Eat the Rainbow (no, not a bag of skittles)

A term often heard in the food and nutrition world is “eat the rainbow.” Contrary to popular belief this does not mean, eating a bag of skittles. Eating a variety of different colors of food provides us with different phytonutrients containing certain properties that...

I quit alcohol for 5 months

I quit alcohol for 5 months

I had my first drink of alcohol when I was 9 years old. Not just a sip, but a full glass of champagne when my mother married my stepfather. This then led to more drinking in my teens, so that by the time my 21st birthday rolled around all that meant was I could now do...

Walking Away from Old Habits

Walking Away from Old Habits

This past weekend before our hike began, I asked participants to set their own intentions. The prompts asked them to write what they were hiking towards, maybe a goal of theirs and what they were hiking away from, maybe a situation, negative person, or limiting...

Making Peace with My Mom’s Death

Making Peace with My Mom’s Death

Grief is not a linear path to follow nor is it circular. We don’t go through each stage of grief as if they are steps, jumping to the next one once we complete the previous one. Sometimes I found myself in two stages at the same time or going back and forth between...

As for Help if You Need It!

As for Help if You Need It!

May is Mental Health Awareness month and the National Alliance on Mental Illness has chosen “Cure Stigma” as their theme for this year’s campaign. Studies have shown that one in five Americans is battling a mental illness. Many of these individuals don’t seek help and...

The Connection Between Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep

The Connection Between Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep

One question I am often asked about is the connection between nutrition, fitness, and sleep. We know that each is important on its own, but how do they all fit together in the health and wellness lifestyle? We’ve discussed the benefits of eating healthy, we’ve talked...

Water; It Does A Body Good

Water; It Does A Body Good

Water is my go-to beverage of choice. Yes, I drink green tea every morning, but water is my constant throughout the day. I know we all hear that drinking is so important and beneficial to a healthy lifestyle because it’s true. It’s also easy to drink and free. The...