I write this post with a lot of emotion because regardless of what I look like or what YOU think I look like or what YOU think I eat, I am frustrated. I'm frustrated when I don't know what I "can" or "should" eat so I'll feel my best. I'm frustrated when I feel like I should pass on something and I give in and eat it anyway (and then am annoyed because of it)...Read More
And I feel like at this point in my life, my health, and my career, it's time to just DO THE THING. And I'm completing my first WHOLE 30 with the intention of releasing the eating habits that I feel "addicted to" and to figure out exactly which foods I'm sensitive to with a proper reintroduction plan (more on that later).Read More
Sometimes my clients are inconsistent or we disagree. But that’s not the hardest part about what I do. I became certified as a health counselor many years ago because it's in my SOUL to help others figure out this absolutely crazy, confusing, and contradicting world of natural wellness and nutrition. It is confusing. I've changed my mind, my perspective, my programs and offers because I learned more. And here’s what I found.Read More
Sometimes it's harder to do the things that matter, the things that are good for us. It's really ALL in how we look at it. And something that literally changed my life about a year ago was switching that ONE phrase, "have to", to the phrase "get to."Read More
Spring is here...along with swimsuits, shorts, tanks, BBQs, baby showers, and weddings...and it’s time to take your “New Year’s” resolutions seriously! No more excuses...all of the “extra” nutrients and energy and metabolic support you need is RIGHT here, and guess what?! It’s safe, nontoxic and made with ALL plant based herbs. Not just a few added herbs. It’s real, it’s clean, and pure.Read More
Do you ever struggle with whether or not to "let yourself off the hook" and skip the gym or have an extra cookie? Or are you being too easy on yourself and giving up on your healthy eating efforts? You could say that you are trying to do something, you're wishing for something to happen, you could or should be doing something. But shoulds aren't going to get you very far.Read More
It is happening, my friend, but you must be consistent.
Whether you are removing sugar, alcohol, processed foods...whether you want to lose weight...whether you think Keto is the only way you can lose weight (it's not) or you just started drinking Bulletproof coffee or mushroom coffee or CBD capsules, whatever you do, you have to be consistent.
A vegan diet also includes food products that may not be super healthy, but still don’t have any form of animal product in them, like vegan cookies. You can call it what you want, but these days, a vegan cookie isn’t exactly considered a plant-based, whole food.
A whole-foods plant-based diet consists of foods that come from the earth, in their whole form. You can practice a plant-based diet, which means that you eat mostly foods that are plants like seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. And guess what, you can eat this way and actually…yes…get “enough” protein in your diet.Read More
Not everyone is going to like that you say no to their invitations to hangout with certain groups. Not everyone is going to support you quitting your job or even who you decide to live with or marry. It's ok not to please everyone around you and it's ok to disagree with someone you love. What does matter? That you believe in you and your choices.Read More
About 6 months ago, I came across a company no one seems to have heard of, a little plant-based herbal company with SUPER clean herbal blends that support an endless number of health concerns, everything from inflammation to digestion support to hormonal balancing and increasing energy. These specifically have found to be ideal for almost every woman I know, especially moms.Read More
I attempted and then stopped my own elimination diet, only to finally seek some professional medical advice to address some personal health concerns. I've now embarked on a WHOLE NEW level of clean eating...not something I'll be pushing upon my clients and followers, but it will definitely be influencing what I share going forward.Read More
Even if someone changes their mind a lot, changes their passions or jobs, it’s not always because they are flaky or unable to commit. You have to give yourself permission to LET GO of what you no longer want or need or what no longer works for you.Read More
Why am I done with my January eating plan early? I am letting go. I'm letting go of a lot of things this year. I'm making space for more of what I want and spending less time doing what I thought I was supposed to be doing.Read More
So what's the plan? Are you still on a veggie-loving health kick? (Actually, I am, and I'm not doing so bad) What are your intentions for this year? Do you have any? Or have you already stopped whatever you planned to do 10 days ago
I've definitely wanted to stop. But here’s how I push through…
But sometimes, the moments or days that I spent pondering my experiences, my relationships, my successes and what I want to be when I grow up, sometimes, these moments get a little dark. The ability to be authentic and real and connect with others and share my gifts and make a living, while being a mother, a wife, having time for myself, a creative outlet and just enjoying life, sometimes feels nearly impossible.Read More
So when you cut out all stimulants like sugar and alcohol (let’s be clear, I’m definitely allowing my 6 glasses to be spread out throughout the month, and I’m eating all fruit, dried pitted dates, organic honey and maple syrup), and dairy and gluten…some of you may be saying, what’s left? I’ll break it down for you as to what I’m actually eating.Read More