The Many Faces of Motherhood

  Today is Mother’s Day, and it’s making me think a little bit about motherhood, specifically how it can show up in so many different ways.   In the past year alone:   I’ve coached and trained several rockstar mommas who amaze me with how they navigate taking care of their families while also prioritizing their own wellness.   I’ve …

Improve Your Sleep with These 6 Steps

This post is sponsored by Tufts Medical Center. All opinions, as always, are my own. When it comes to fat loss, exercise gets so much attention, doesn’t it? In my experience, many people who are trying to lose weight are quick to hire a personal trainer. Or, if someone’s been at it for a while and their progress has stalled, …

An Open Letter to Weight Watchers

Dear Weight Watchers, I am appalled that you recently announced a free membership for teens ages 13-17. As I told my husband last week about this tactic as part of your $2 billion revenue plan, I found my body temperature rising, my heart rate going up, and my voice getting louder and louder as I talked vented about it. It’s …

Are Your Smoothies Fat Loss Friendly?

I think smoothies make a great option for a quick, easy, and no-fuss meal or snack on the go. When made with the right combination of nutrient-dense, whole food ingredients, smoothies can taste delicious, nourish our bodies, and also keep us full for hours without feeling overly stuffed or bloated. Smoothies can seriously satisfy sweet cravings, and many of my …

8 Things to Consider Doing Before the New Year

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a transitional week for many of us, but that doesn’t mean our self care has to go right out the window. In fact, here are a few things you may want to consider doing before January 1st to help you sail into the New Year feeling rested, rejuvenated, and recharged:    1. …

Coffee Talk {December 2017}

Good morning, friends!    Lately I’ve been really missing sharing some of the behind the scenes stuff on this blog like I used to do back in my F&F days, so I’ve decided to bring a little of that back. I will be sharing a monthly “Coffee Talk” post where I tell you guys what’s going on in my life …

When We Need Gratitude the Most

In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to share some words on gratitude since it’s the day we are supposed to get all thankful and appreciative and all.   First, gratitude isn’t just a Thanksgiving thing. It’s a state of being. We really should all be practicing gratitude every day.   If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, …

The Thing About Grief

Today would have been my sister’s 26th birthday.   It’s only been two and a half months since Ann passed away. Two and a half months feels like just yesterday and a lifetime ago all at the same time.   And I’m feeling the grief hard today.   Thinking a lot about grief today…   The thing about grief is …