Health and Fitness

Rainy Day Chicken and Veggie Soup

I get most of these chopped veggies off the salad bar at the grocery store to save in chopping AND waste.    Feel free to be adventurous and add whatever veggies you like.

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Belief Creates Success

BELIEF AND SUCCESS Have you started to work on a goal, a big dream, or something that you think will make your life better, and ended up feeling frustration and discouragement at the lack of success? What happens next is crucial to actually being able to achieve your goal. The messages you tell yourself, the thoughts […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Shakeology

Fresh lemon juice and maple syrup give your Shakeology the summery taste of strawberry lemonade. Total Time: 5 min. Prep Time: 5 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 1 serving Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. pure maple syrup 1 cup ice Preparation: 1. Place water, Shakeology, […]

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Constipation and Menopause

Constipation in Menopause Are you blushing already?  Constipation is not something commonly talked about but it IS very common for women around the time of menopause.   You might have been happily going through life, regular as can be, until hormones started to fluctuate and then constipation becomes a daily issue.  If you’re like me, […]

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Premenopausal Weight Gain

Premenopausal Weight Gain Most women can identify with suddenly seeing extra pounds after age 40 and not knowing where it came from!  What happened??? I’ve know so many women who have resigned themselves to that “normal” premenopausal weight gain as they throw up their hands in frustration because nothings seems to work.   Know the […]

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ALL or NOTHING THINKING

Are you an “all or nothing” person?  When you start something new, do you go in full force or not at all?  When you aren’t perfect at your new endeavor, do you quit? This kind of mentality is pretty common when we’re starting new goals.   This might sound familiar to you: You decide you’re […]

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Your Wellness Breakthrough

Getting started on lifestyle change can seem intimidating and overwhelming.  There’s so much conflicting advice about what to eat and how to exercise it makes us all nervous to do anything. I still advise starting with the basics: a balanced diet, portion control, lots of leafy veggies, lean protein, a few fruits and healthy fats. […]

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What’s The Best Diet?

What’s the Best Diet? Any diet usually works……….and then it fails.   Even if you only ate Oreo cooking during the day but kept your calories low, you’d probably lose weight.  But it wouldn’t stay off.  And isn’t that the problem with diets?  The weight always comes back! It’s disheartening to me that even with […]

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Willpower is Not Enough

WILLPOWER IS NOT ENOUGH To make it truly a lifestyle, weight loss has to be about more than a number on the scale and counting calories.   It has to be about a whole lifestyle of taking care of yourself and focusing on wellness and wholeness.  It has to be about loving yourself and taking […]

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YOU’VE GOT MAIL and Kale Chips

You have one new voicemail. It was an ordinary Tuesday afternoon and I received a voicemail while I was with a client.  When I retrieved it, I thought it was just another sales call. Mmm hmmm, right, Good Morning American is calling me.  So I tapped Call Back and received an automated response, “You have […]

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