We all have our vices. The key is to see our vices as either medicine or poison. Is the vice helping you heal, or is it further burying the root problem? Sometimes our medicines swing the pendulum over to poison. But here’s the ticket. Even when you’re “in” the poison - if you’re conscious about it - you’re learning. Here’s a permission slip to do so. You are human. You can do all the binge, cheat days, diet plays and nightmare games in your head until you reach that real answer.Read More
This is a story of one of my most embarrassing moments on the road. And what it has to do with you making the decision to upgrade your nutrition. Once you’re tired of the diets, the frustration, the restriction, the details, the counting, the worry, the constant comparison, the judgment. Once you’re tired of the STRESS. Read on to learn what this classic tail-gating story (and it’s FANTASTIC plot twist) has to do with making changes in your nutrition.Read More
In labelling and structure we find that frustration, that lack of patience, that restriction that doesn’t feel good. (But we are so used to it, that we think it does feel good.) So we decide to try to get out of the diet loop. What tends to happen when we first try to get out of it is we are so trained to think in terms of restriction rather than nourishment. Food is not viewed as nourishment, its viewed as the enemy in diets. So we may swing the pendulum so far the other way in order to attempt balance. Anarchy. Here’s how intuitive eating can bring your anarchy to a great balance.
A dialogue I have had with quite a few clients in the last years. “If there’s no junk food in the house - I won’t eat it.” “If there’s __________(sugar, pastries, chips, pop etc) in front of me, I can’t help but overeat it.” “I can’t NOT eat sugar!” But take a deep look at these statements. None of them are actually real! These are all choices we make. Read this blog to find out how to step away from the belief that food controls you and you ‘can’t help’ but eat it when its around.Read More
Changing the way you eat is hard. Changing anything is hard. No one ever said that upgrading your life was going to be easy. As we change our diet, we need to allow for space to grow. As we evolve, things fall away and new things enter our horizons. We need to allow space for death.
In this blog I share the keys that you may need to let go of in order to get to the next level of wellness.Read More
At 28 years of age I was classified as obese. Here’s my story of how happiness contributed to my weight loss, how I loved my body into a healthier weight instead of painstakingly dieting to get back to happy.Read More
Let’s make a new plan, Stan. Everyone knows diets don’t work. So here’s 50 specific reasons why you need to break up with the diet mindset.Read More
Easy tools to structure your new meal planning idea. It’s not as hard or overwhelming as you think. The benefits of food planning and doing some are so worth the effort. You will save yourself time and money. You will feel less stress. You will eat healthier. Just remember this if you start to feel the resistance (the one that tells you you’d rather watch Netflix).Read More
When we talk about ‘healing’ we are talking about moving away from certain symptoms in our body or life we are experiencing. I have seen this healing process with clients for nutrition, and have dealt with it myself with food and other issues. From my personal experiences and those in my clients, here are the 7 steps of healing the way I have seen and experienced them.Read More
Farm fresh eggs have more nutrients in them than store-bought because of how the hens are living. If they have access to outdoors and get sunshine, eat insects in addition to their feed and get exercise the taste, nutrition and energy of the food will be of better quality. This post digs into the egg confusion and how you can easily purchase the BEST quality eggs for your body, as well as the “better” options when we can’t afford the best.Read More
Sometimes, eating well is something you have to make work for you. Sometimes its glamorous, sometimes its seriously not. Sometimes, its just fun. The point of this post is to inspire you to get back in the kitchen and make some [Real Food]. It doesn’t matter what it looks like or how its put together. The point is that it is working for you. So I met with my friend Nikki to learn more about her technique with creating dinner" “troughs” (and of course, to eat one myself!) and to find out about how this portion works for her.Read More
Keto is the newest diet in the spotlight, and everyone on the band wagon is professing it’s incredible ability to take weight off. So why wouldn’t you want to try it? Because carb’s are great! I’m going to give you 7 reasons why you shouldn’t do keto - and give you a healthier and better solution instead.Read More
Continuously prioritizing your self-care and nutrition is a work in progress. But I’m always talking about balance and that comes in handy at those times when you’re super motivated to ‘do better’ but then you know, life gets in the way. But I’m not perfect, either. So I’ll tell you how it tends to go for me, and how I actively work to prevent my ‘default’ setting of letting things slide. My process comes down to two very simple concepts…Read More
Many of us have images in our head of what it means to be minimalist. Joshua Becker, author of “The More of Less” says to describe it quickest: “I am intentionally trying to live with only the things I really need.” I think that’s a great way of explaining it quickly. It did not start out for me as a life-changing experience, a moral compass or a new way of life. It simply started out of necessity. Here’s 7 ways you can enjoy minimalism in your life and how it also helps you upgrade your nutrition…Read More
When I started getting messages back from people, in response to messages from my account that I knew I did not send, it was a very eerie feeling. Cue Halloween music. One of my favourites stories from this haunting event was a response from one of my (now) clients to one of the photos she was sent. My most successful clients are fun, flexible, responsible, kind, non-judgmental and non-conforming.Read More
Let me break this down for you in the most simplest terms: Buy the candy, eat some of it, slowly and mindfully, enjoying it and give the rest away and move on with your life. Don’t support the oncoming flu season with more and more candy for days and weeks after Halloween! Here’s my best 3 tools for how to have a killer Halloween (in the nutrition world.)Read More
Food is nature’s medicine. What’s your prescription? I often get requests asking for the best foods to eat in each season, today I’ve curated my top winter picks for you. It’s a tasty prescription.Read More
Values like balance, evolution and confidence are not nutrition problems. They are human problems. I love helping women evolve in their relationship with food & nutrition - from stress + shame to nourish & blossom. It takes work, time, dedication. But you can do it. Here are 7 ways….Read More
Anxiety is not something you can just ‘get rid of’ with one or two paths. Often, people attempt to recommend a quick fix for anxiety (doesn’t exist) but everyone is so different and what works for one person may not work at all for the next. It took me over a year of trial and error to find the right foods, supplements, exercise and emotional/therapy to feel like I have found better balance with my anxiety. Here’s my top 5….Read More
Most of my clients come to me because they have very similar problems. Simply put, food stresses them out. It's wearing out their energy. A lot of time we waffle on our nutrition decisions, or we make a decision because "I've already really messed it all up today" or "I think I'll just exercise more tomorrow to make up for this" or some other crazy mind game. Learn the ways to get more confidence in your nutrition, easily.