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, …

What the Heck Does Clean Eating Even Mean?

In my Master Your Meal Prep coaching group, one of my clients recently asked if I could explain more about eating organic, what processed foods actually are, and what clean eating actually means.  I was really glad she asked this question because these nutrition related terms and phrases get carelessly thrown around so often that it can be really confusing …

There is No Wrong Way to Have a Body

The number of people out there who judge each other on body appearance makes me incredibly sad. This person is too fat, that person is too skinny, and everyone else is either too bulky, not muscular enough, eating too much, not eating enough, doing the wrong kind of exercise, has a stomach roll, has gross arms, the list goes on.  …

Wellness is a Choice

Being a coach is an interesting gig because it’s often a delicate balance between 1) being a champion/cheerleader for your clients and 2) giving your clients some tough love when necessary. More often than not, the championing comes out when a client is open to different solutions, they just need some extra guidance toward another path. The tough love comes …

5 New Year’s Goals That Have Nothing to Do with Diet or Exercise

It comes as no surprise that the most common New Year’s resolution people make is to lose weight and get healthy. Plain and simple, every January people claim that this is going to be THE year they get back into a fitness routine and clean up their nutrition habits. While I’m no longer big into the word resolution or the …

7 Simple Tips for Starting a Gratitude Practice Today

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’m seeing a lot of gratitude related articles and social posts floating around. I think gratitude is actually one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal when it comes to cultivating a greater sense of happiness and optimism in our lives, but I also think it’s a tool that doesn’t come easily to …

There Will Never Be a Perfect Time, So Why Not Now?

You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going.  This is one of my all time favorite quotes. As a recovering perfectionist, I’ve agonized over countless decisions in my life, both big and small. I guarantee that any of my close friends reading this right now are smirking because regardless of whether I was planning …