Unplugged: Disconnecting and Connecting in 3 Easy Steps


Recently, a friend of mine was packing for a trip. Along with the usual necessities of clothing, shoes, and toiletries, she also had her carry-on bag. In her bag was her laptop, Kindle, iPod, tablet, and cell phone. Of course that also meant 3 different chargers and 2 sets of ear-buds. She was going to be gone for two weeks.

Stay Slim on Your Summer Vacation

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Summer is in full swing and the month of August is prime vacation time. If you’re getting ready to hit the road, you may be wondering how to keep your figure in check on your travels. I’m about to embark on a fun European adventure, but I’m still committed to keeping up with my lifestyle and you can too.

Past Its Expiration Date!!!


As all of my family and friends will attest, I absolutely love my birthday!! As a child it revolved around presents and being the center of attention (ok that hasn’t exactly changed), but as I’ve gotten wiser I’ve discovered that each new year brings with it an exciting opportunity for new beginnings and adventures. During this season, I enjoy taking stock of my life and clearing out all of “my junk.”

The Food Diary: An Ultimate Weight Loss Tool


Keeping a Food Diary can be a great tool for achieving lasting weight loss. Countless studies have shown that a food diary encourages you to eat fewer calories and make healthier choices because it increases your awareness of what, how much, and why you’re eating. Food diaries also help identify the areas where you can seamlessly make changes to lose weight.

How to Flip the Switch When the Blues Hit


This past week I’ve felt extremely dispirited. My beloved Gatsby, who has been in-and-out of the vet this past month, had surgery. I’ve also been dealing with some personal struggles and it all overwhelmed me.

How to Cope with “Diet Sabotagers”?

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Choosing to embark on a new path toward optimal wellness takes a lot of dedication, hard work and breaking some of your old habits. But how do you cope when your friends, family and colleagues begin to sabotage your new lifestyle?

Healthy Portion Sizes for Your Waistline


The month of June begins tomorrow and summer is officially in the air, which means bikini season is right around the corner. An easy way to shed a few excess pounds quickly is to familiarize yourself with appropriate portion sizes. As many of you know, restaurants in particular pride themselves on serving enormous portions, and even when you’re making healthy choices, you may be consuming excess calories.

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget?!!


We all know it’s important to eat healthy, but how do we do so on a budget?!! I’m repeatedly asked this question by family, friends and clients. Here are a few tips: Buy organic and conventional produce following the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen.

How to Eat Organic Without Breaking the Bank!


Summer is in the air and with it the perfect excuse (if you need one) to add more fruits and vegetables, the real “jewels of the marketplace,” to your diet. And although eating organic is better for your body and the environment, it can be very costly. But don’t fret, I have a terrific solution for you.

Principle 12: Live with Passion


We now arrive at the 12th and most important principle of wellness: live with passion. Instead of giving you my usual wellness tips, I thought I would share a story about two people who truly embody this principle. And as luck would have it, they happen to be my parents, who after 40 plus years have shared quite the adventure together.