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...
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 of terrible things that simply aren’t...
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...
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...