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
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
It’s crucial to have an accountability partner when you’re trying to jumpstart a lifestyle plan, or lose weight, or reach your wellness goals. An accountability partner is someone who can keep you motivated and be your cheerleader along the way. This will help you stay on track. Whenever we are trying to stick to a … Read More
After you set wellness goals, a great way to stay motivated is by tracking your progress. The purpose is to do so in a positive way that will inspire you to keep moving forward. Here are my favorite go to methods. Scale Make the scale your friend as opposed to your foe. The best way … Read More
Eating vegetables is beneficial on many levels! They provide an excellent source of nutrients to keep your body healthy and help reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. Here are how some of the nutrients work for you: Dietary fiber helps reduce blood cholesterol and may lower the risk of heart disease Potassium helps to … Read More
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.
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 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.
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.
Stress gets a bad rap. Most times when people mention stress…being stressed…something being stressful…it’s used in a tone which indicates stress is bad and that’s actually a falsehood. Not all stress is bad!