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Clean Eating vs. Dieting – Why Diets Don’t Work

I have to tell you – no matter how many times I’ve heard it, it’s always a heartbreaking experience to hear a new client share their struggles with weight loss, body image and self-confidence. The flurry of fad diets, the money dished out on gadgets, pills and programs to lose weight…only to gain it right […]

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Fertility, Adoption and Welcoming Home Naia Rose!

Bringing babies into this world has not come easy for me, and I know far too many whom that is the case for as well. I’ve read that 1 in 5 couples has trouble conceiving these days. That’s just crazy. And heartbreaking. But when you look at the significant decrease in (or lack of?) nutrient […]

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Why I Stopped Counting Calories and Started Counting Colors

When I started out on my health journey 18 years ago, I was a calorie counter. I was a new personal trainer, and thought it was super imporant to know how many calories were in everything. I believed, because it’s what the “experts” all said of course, that if I ate less and exercised more […]

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It’s time for a Smoothie Revolution!

If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen a decent number of green smoothie pictures floating around. Why is that? Because they’re so darn good for you! Green smoothies are a great way to get fiber, vitamins, and minerals – all served up in one glass that you […]

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Why Detox in the Fall?

Do you find yourself craving sugar repeatedly throughout the day? Is sugar or caffeine the only thing that gets you through your daily afternoon slump? Do you go to bed exhausted, only to find yourself tossing and turning or falling asleep but unable to stay asleep? If so, I’d venture to say your body is […]

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Simple Strategies to Show Some Love to Mother Earth

While I’m embarrassed to say it, I was raised in a home where the lights were left on even when nobody was home, and the TV was left on “for the dogs”. So when I reached an age where I was aware of the environment and the ways our choices affected it, I started making […]

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Re-write Your Story ~ Heal Your Life

I grew up with such awesome and loving parents, that it never occurred to me that they might not be feeding me food that was good for me. I mean, why would a family with enough money not be spending it on foods that would keep us all healthy and thriving to the best of […]

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Creating Your Most Incredible Year!

Aaaaah, 2014. New year, new beginnings. Time to wipe the slate clean, start fresh and make choices that allow us to be a better version of ourselves. Everything becomes possible again. The air becomes easier to breathe. Fear once again turns to faith. But if you step into the new year blindly, you’ll likely fall […]

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Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween!

Halloween creates a lot of mixed emotions for me. I LOVE to get dressed up, be silly and have fun. And OK, I love my sweets! But I am NOT a fan of celebrating all the sugary and highly processed treats that come with this holiday. The reality is, we can’t ignore the rampant childhood […]

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A Guide to Green Smoothie Goodness

I often have people asking me how I make my daily green smoothies. I’ve had many friends and clients say they’d like to try them, but fear they’ll taste horrible. Or they think they don’t have time to make it. If you can find just 5 minutes in the morning, you’ll be set! Because that […]

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