Fall Activity Ideas to Keep You Active

Health, Health Tips

During the fall season, I love to get my exercise in by doing fun fall activities. Here are some seasonal ideas that the whole family will enjoy! Go apple picking. You can then use the spoils for healthy meals and snacks. Get lost in a corn maze. Trust me your kiddos won’t even think they’re … Read More

How to Curb Your Emotional Eating

Health, Health Tips, Nutrition

Have you ever started a new lifestyle plan, confident and primed to reach your desired goals? It’s going fabulously for about a week and then you have a stressful day at work. While you had the best of intentions to hit the gym on the way home and cook a healthy dinner, the overwhelming desire … Read More

“Undiet” Strategies for Weight Loss

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If you trying to lose weight, you need to find the best strategy that works for you. As I always tell my clients, there is no magic pill and lasting change happens over time. Here are my favorite “undiet” strategies that require no deprivation or following the latest fad diet trend. Calories do matter. You … Read More

Stay Healthy Throughout the Holidays

Fitness, Health, Nutrition

As a wellness coach, one of the questions that I get asked the most is: How do you stay healthy during the holiday season? Studies suggest that individuals gain an average of one pound per week. Not only is this extremely unhealthy for your body and mental state, but you will be starting the New Year off at a disadvantage. Here are my top 10 tips that will keep you fitting in your favorite pair of jeans, while still being able to enjoy the season.

How to Set Micro Goals for a Healthier Life

Health

Many people become mentally overwhelmed striving to achieve their overarching macro-goals. For instance, the thought of losing 50 pounds can seem somewhat daunting, but when you break it down into micro-goals (5 or 10 pounds at a time) it seems attainable. Plus this type of goal setting allows you to celebrate the small victories. Maybe after the first 10 pounds, you treat yourself to a massage and after 20 pounds you cheer with a new dress. This builds momentum and keeps you motivated until you reach your ultimate goal.

Lavender for Sleep

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Lavender is a common herb used for improving sleep and reducing stress in the body. Here are a few ways to include it in your nighttime routine. Lavender Tea: Ingest lavender in tea form before bedtime to help soothe you to sleep and prevent insomnia. You can make it yourself by boiling some water and letting both the leaf and flower seep. Lavender is easily accessible at your local Farmer’s Market. There are also many teas containing lavender available at your local grocery haunt.

My Golden Gatsby!!

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Many of you may have wondered why I named my golden retriever Gatsby. After all, it’s not very traditional, but it suits him perfectly. As a high school teacher my all-time favorite novel to teach was The Great Gatsby, which truly illustrates the American dream, particularly the symbolic green light at the end of Daisy’s dock.