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Why Women Should Start a Strength Training Routine

Why Women Should Start a Strength Training Routine

Exercise and movement have always been a big part of my life, but “I don’t want to bulk up” were the exact words I would think anytime someone suggested I add weights to my routine. I am a petite 5’2” and I thought lifting weights would make me look bulky.

My Yoga Confession

My Yoga Confession

I remember being in my first yoga class thinking it was hard for me to be so quiet. I’m a talkative person by nature so this felt awkward for me, not to mention a little serious. I had been taking dance classes for years where there was laughter, everyone complimenting each other, and being just plain noisy. This was a whole new world for me, and I didn’t think I liked it.

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...