As far as I’m concerned, choosing to eat well is only the beginning of self-care. It’s a HUGE step and it lays the groundwork for us to make other changes in our lives. When we fuel our bodies with real, living food it elevates us to another level. It’s the launching pad for loving ourselves even more. It’s the “more” that can be challenging.Read More
Over this last week, I’ve been dealt some seemingly big blows. At one point, I felt like the wheels were flying off and I was barely hanging on for dear life.
I’m in a better place now, thank goodness, but boy, when I was neck-deep in it, I didn’t know how I was going to be able to manage to stay out of the loony bin.
After hearing from some of you, I’ve realized I’m not the only one. I’m facing some personal growth challenges, as many of you are, and this has caused me to have a few breakdowns followed by some big breakthroughs.Read More
I’m always compelled to write about what seems to be coming up in my life because I have found that there is always a message nestled in there for me to share.
Right now, I am encountering a running theme of dealing with vendors that promise the world and either don’t deliver on time or at all.
This has put me in an uncomfortable space a few different times now.Read More
When I first started down the ketogenic road, I was afraid, too.
I was overwhelmed with fear.
I could fail.
What if I did everything right and didn’t get the results other people had with keto? The idea of being that kind of epic failure almost kept me from the life I was meant to have. Almost.Read More
I don’t know about you, but I remember a time in my life when cancer was the big “C-word.” People would only talk about it in whispers and hushed tones as if saying it out loud gave it more power. I experienced it for the first time at the age of 11, when my grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Nowadays, not knowing someone with cancer is the exception.Read More
I don’t know about you, but it feels like I was just ringing in 2016 and here we are, a few days into 2017.
Last year was one of tremendous growth and change for me. I was hopeful and eager to see what 2016 held for me but not in my wildest imagination could I have seen the year unfold the way it did.Read More
My son has gone to bed early for the last three nights. He's been plagued with headaches and an on-again, off-again queasy stomach. Now my husband and daughter are showing signs of something resembling a cold or flu virus.
My guess is all of the added stress from the holidays has compromised our immune systems and opened the door for some nasties to invade our world. Bring on the chicken soup!Read More
I’m sure most of us are aware of the need for self-care-it’s the buzzword for the 21st century, after all. Practicing self-care seems like it would be inherently easy. Like, how hard is it to take care of myself when I do such a good job at taking care of everyone else? HA!!!Read More
The true cost of the 5-hour fix is a lot more than the $3-$6 you’d pay at the store. It’s a gamble every time you pop the top or take a swig. Luckily, there are many healthier, alternatives that can boost energy levels. Today, I’m sharing 3 of my strategies to amp up energy levels throughout the day.Read More
When spending time away from home, whether flying or driving, eating healthy can be challenging. There is nothing worse than going on vacation only to come home to a suitcase full of dirty clothes and an extra five pounds showing on the scale. UGH! So before you jump on the next flight out of town, check out my top 3 tips for eating and surviving while traveling.Read More
I focus a lot on the importance of choosing the highest quality, most natural and organic foods you can for health... but in reality, the lifestyle changes I talk about are so much more than just food.Read More
PPIs are a class of drugs used to treat symptoms of heartburn. Whether you get them over-the-counter or by prescription, these drugs were never meant to be a long-term fix, yet most people take these medications on a daily basis.Read More