Practice the Pause

Self Care has been a challenge for me for a very long time.  Over the years I became an expert at making excuses to not take care of myself.  I told myself that with my responsibilities of family, children, spouse, job, household management and (fill in the blank here) there was no possible way I...... Read More

Is Nutrition Coaching right for YOU?

If you can relate to any of the following statements, then Nutrition Coaching is for you! “I’ve done all the right things, but I’m not getting the results I want.” “I exercise and eat pretty well, but it isn’t enough and I don’t know what else to do.” “I know what to do, but I...... Read More

Toxic Beliefs Around Food and Appetite

My intention of this blog and video is to get to the heart of who we are as eaters.  How do we show up at the table? How have we programmed ourselves to relate with food? There are many toxic beliefs around food. Food is the enemy – we require food in order to live....... Read More

Emotional Eating, Overeating, and Binge Eating Behavior

See YouTube video HERE Note:  It’s important to distinguish the difference between clinically diagnosed eating disorders.  I am not addressing diagnosed disorders, I am addressing behaviors. At one point or another, I believe nearly everyone has eaten food for a reason other than being physiologically hungry.  There are many reasons we eat. Boredom Fear of missing...... Read More

Emotional Eating and our Relationship with Food

See YouTube video HERE The word RELATIONSHIP – reminds me of EMOTIONS and I realize that emotions are fluid and ever changing. Our relationship with Food can bring about: Feelings of happiness, joy, satisfaction, pleasure, nurturing, love OR Stress, compulsion, frustration, and sabotage by adopting toxic beliefs about food and appetite. I will discuss the...... Read More

Scarcity or Abundance- What’s your Mindset?

I was talking with a friend the other day and was surprised by what she said.  I see her at the gym on a regular basis and I consider to be fit and healthy.  She, like me, is in the gym super early (before 5 am) to make sure she gets her workouts in. So,...... Read More

5 Weight Loss Tips Your Personal Trainer Will Never Tell You!

1. You don’t have to go to the gym to lose weight. There is only a fraction of our population who actually enjoy going to the gym. But most people force themselves to join the gym as punishment, then dread going. This type of mindset creates more stress, which can negatively impact metabolism, digestion, and...... Read More