A New Year, a New Way

I gave up making New Year’s resolutions years ago.  Why put all that pressure on yourself?  But I have been intrigued by the new trend of choosing a single focus word for the year. A word that sums up what you desire most…MORE…

Be a Meal Prep Goddess!

Prepping is under-rated!  Organization is the key to good health and weight loss if that is your goal….MORE…

What are YOU waiting for?


Are you living the life you always dreamed?  If you are – wow! Good for you!! If not, you are not alone….MORE…

How I Stopped Dieting and Lost 30 Pounds

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I just read a statistic today that kinda made me sick.  The average woman spend 31 years of her life on a diet.  WHAT?? Incredible….MORE…

Slow Down – Say Yes to Less

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Do you ever think about running away?  You know, heading off to your quiet cabin in the woods or even going to another country just to escape?…MORE…

Stay Strong?  Really?

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Stay Strong. These are words that I had engraved on the back of my son’s dog-tag. The dog-tag that held his sister’s thumbprint on the front. The thumbprint which was taken after she died…MORE…

Can YouEat TOO Well?


I am eating healthy foods, why am I not losing weight??  This is one of the most common questions I get. And….a very good question. There is a plethora of information out there about healthy food…MORE…

Weight Loss happens in the Kitchen


Have you ever noticed that MOST people at the gym don’t change? Some people have been going for years and their physique is much the same…MORE…

The Mind-Body Connection


I have seen it with my own eyes. The connection between our bodies and our brains is undeniable. Our thoughts affect our physical well being and our physical status affects our mental health. It goes both ways….MORE…

The Science of Meditation

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Maybe you are new to the concept of meditation like me. I used to roll my eyes at the very idea. WHAT?? Think about nothing? What’s the point of THAT? Now, I have to admit that I am not that good at meditation and the only way I can successfully meditate is by using guided recordings. But now I am a believer…MORE…

Spring Clean your Life

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Spring cleaning is about starting FRESH and getting rid of the stuff that isn’t serving a purpose anymore.  I’m talking about the unhealthy habits, people and mental junk! Make room for the positive and you will start living a more fulfilled life...MORE…

Spiritual Wellness

What do you think of when you hear the word wellness?  Most of us think about nutrition and exercise. And I would agree. Those are essential components to well-being, but there is more….MORE…

Getting through Life’s Challenges

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Four short weeks ago, on Dec 8, 2015, my life took an unexpected, horrific turn.  Car accidents happen every day and people lose their lives every day, but you never think it’s going to happen to you.  So, how do we move past challenges? Let me tell you what I have learned….MORE…

De-Stress your Holidays – Part 2

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The most important thing here is to be aware.  Are you feeling more agitated than normal? Are you more forgetful? Is your mind going 100 miles an hour? These are all signs of stress and a reminder that you need to find a way to decompress...MORE…

 De-Stress your Holidays – Part 1

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The holiday season is supposed to bring joy and harmony to all, but the expectations entwined in these seasonal events can cause us to feel overwhelmed. When preparing for  holiday activities the pressure can creep up. If the holidays have you tied up in knots, it’s time to take control and find ways to enjoy the holidays….MORE…

Eat Iron to Boost Energy 

Why the heck would anyone care about IRON? Let me “iron” out the facts for you! For starters, it makes your FEEL better, but it also makes you LOOK better.  Keep reading….

Stress & Weight Loss


Stress.  In this day and age, it’s a fact of life.  Even if we eat healthy and exercise daily, chronic stress can prevent us from losing weight and can even cause us to GAIN weight….MORE…

We are all 2 year olds


Do you feel this way when you don’t get enough sleep?  Or when someone says NO to you over and over again?  Or when you get over-hungry?  You may not lay on the floor kicking and screaming, but you feel like it sometimes, right?…MORE…

Filling the Void with Food?


There is so much in our lives that can fill us with joy and fulfillment: loving relationships, meaningful work, optimal health, laughter, joy, adventure, fun, and purpose. When any of these aspects are not being satisfied, we can feel a void in our lives….MORE…

Supercharged Goal Setting
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Goals help us stay on track and get us to where we want to go. It’s easy to say “I want to lose weight”, but that’s pretty vague. Let’s talk about what a SUPERCHARGED goal looks like…MORE…

Crush your Cravings!

Cravings are something we all struggle with at times, so you’re not alone! Triggers include; sights, sounds, aromas, environment, stress and even boredom! The smell of ANYTHING baking in the oven is enough to set me off!!…MORE…

Cheat to Win!

An occasional, well-planned cheat MEAL (not DAY) can be beneficial for you mentally and physically.  We all hate the feeling of deprivation…MORE…

Fight Fatigue with Food

Tired of being tired?  Believe it or not, what and when you eat can play a big role in your energy levels. Here are 4 foods to boost your energy…MORE…

I didn’t think it was Possible
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If you would have told me that I would give up coffee for good, I would have choked on said coffee. I wasn’t an addict; I had a 2-3 cup a day habit….MORE…

Taking care of YOU!

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We’ve all been there….”I’m SO busy!! I can’t possibly squeeze one more thing into my day! The kids are going in different directions to their activities, my husband is out of town a lot, my job is nuts and then there is the housework….ACKKK!”…MORE...

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

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This week one of my clients forwarded me an article suggesting that green smoothies can be devastating to your health.  Wow! That’s a pretty strong statement and title. It grabbed my attention and my inner scientist took over….MORE

 Life’s Curveballs

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Life is constantly throwing us curveballs.  How many times have you started something like an exercise program or diet  only to have a stressful or busy time come up in your life?? MORE…

What’s Eating YOU?

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Have you ever caught yourself mindlessly munching on something because it was there? Stress eating impacts more than 50% of the population, says one study.  Another study indicates 75% of us have hunger triggered by emotions….MORE…

Harness you Mindset

Are you a non-believer?  Research indicates that mindset and self-belief are critical to fitness success, so the question is:  How exactly do you get your mind working for you?...MORE…

Recipe for a Tummy Ache

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I have been eating clean for so long, sometimes I forget just how awful I felt before I made the switch. Every once in a while, I have a memory lapse or a moment of weakness and do something stupid….MORE…

Are Carbs Evil?

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Eat this. Don’t eat that…..No wonder there is so much confusion about  healthy eating. Then there is the carb debate.  Low carb, no carb…but our bodies NEED carbs to function properly! So what’s a person to do?…MORE…

5 Detox Myths – Busted!
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The promise: drink nothing more than juices for a few day and you are magically healthier. Do these promises deliver? Or do they deplete your body of energy, mess up your metabolism and reduce your muscle tone?…MORE…

5 Steps to Successful Menu Planning

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Why plan a menu? Why not just make good decisions at each meal? I don’t know about you but my good intentions fall apart without a plan….MORE…

Social Media & Body Image
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If you are a regular on social media, you will have noticed posts that encourage you to pursue fitness by ways of a photo of a super-fit, attractive model  and a caption like “I love myself, so I exercise.”…MORE…

 Happiness Strategies
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Living a healthy life is more than looking great – it’s about feeling great too. Aside form regular exercise and clean eating, there are a few others things we can do to improve our mood.…MORE

Sugar, Sugar, and more Sugar

We all love it’s sweetness. It makes us feels good – happy even! So what’s all the fuss about?…MORE…

One size DOES NOT fit all


Everyone is different, especially when it comes to health and fitness. Our bodies react differently to certain types of training. Some of us are excited for a workout that others dread….MORE…

Gratitude Attitude


Frequently saying thanks can lead to feeling healthier and happier.  Gratitude has been shown to instill feelings of hope, inspiration and foregiveness….MORE…

Slip Happens


Don’t let a slip turn into a slide. Eating well and exercising are a way of life for you now. Success is formed by the habits you’ve developed and the knowledge you have gained….MORE…

Eating Out the Smart Way


Unfortunately, eating out can be one of the biggest barriers to weight loss. Here are some of the problems associated with eating out and the solutions to help you eat out and not sabotage your weight loss efforts….MORE…

Reasons you are not Losing Weight


I’m eating a healthy diet! I’m working out! But nothing is happening……but why?? Here are the top reasons for not losing weight even when you are trying….MORE…

Get what YOU want!


What is it you really, really want? Is it more money? A relationship to envy? A smokin’ hot bod?  You can have anything you want with the right attitude and plan….MORE…

Superwoman Syndrome


In the effort to have it all many of us are burning out trying to live up to our own and society’s expectations. But there are ways to take off that superhero cape and regain some balance. It begins with saying no to perfection….MORE

The Guinea Pig Report


For  the past week, I have been following the 21 Day Fix diet and workout  “to the T”.  I weighed and measured myself this morning because I could FEEL the changes and my husband said he could see the changes too. MORE…

Your Grocery Store Game Plan


This image says it all.  You will eat what’s in your fridge and pantry, so make it healthy!!Like all things healthy, you need to start with a plan. Here’s how….MORE

What is clean eating?


Clean eating is a lifestyle, not a diet. It’s making a conscious effort to eat foods in their natural state, or as close to it as possible. If it has a bar code or comes in a box, it’s probably not clean. MORE…

Eat This!


Today’s blog: simplicity.  Looking great is 80% diet.  This is clean eating made easy. Enjoy! MORE

 Everything in Moderation


One of my favourite things is the feeling of the sun caressing my skin. It’s like a warm blanket and instantly puts a smile on my face. Yet, we are bombarded with messages to stay out of the sun, put on sunscreen or cover up. MORE…

Make more time; Divorce your TV


Time is the number one reason why people don’t exercise or eat well. In this crazy world of ours FINDING time to exercise and eat well is a challenge. MORE….

The Shower Decision

The what??? It’s been called many names, but it’s the decision you make each morning and determines how your day will go. MORE…

Diet vs Exercise: which is better?

image Only work out and you’ll have a hard time losing inches or pounds. Only diet and you might end up skinny-fat. Together, they have a symbiotic….More

Planning Ahead


Life is challenging. No matter how well we have planned, life happens. A late meeting can prevent us from a…More

The Skinny on Weight Loss


Weight loss can be frustrating. Very frustrating. If it were easy, we would all be…More

If today was your last day….


This morning before I started my workout, I cued my iPod to start with Nickelback’s “If today was your last day”. It has been my…More

Life is a Challenge


Life is challenging. No matter how well we have planned, life happens. A late meeting can…More

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