Confessions of a Closet Hoarder

Recently I was invited to a women's luncheon group. I have to admit, walking into a room where I don't know very many people and I have to introduce myself and make that first impression count is very exhausting. First, there is the anticipation of the event... What am I going to wear? What am I going to say? Am I going to fit in? How will others percei...

Decades of Fad Diets

One thing generations have in common is coming up with crazy fad diets. With the invention of the VCR came the surge of workout tapes that gave us Jane Fonda’s workout and Richard Simmons Sweatin’ to the Oldies . Health crazes all revolve around on common enemy…. Fighting off fat! Unfortunately some of the diet trends had negative side effects to our heal...

What's Primary in Your Life

Your relationships, career, spirituality, and exercise routine are known as primary foods , or non-food sources of nourishment. These things enrich our lives beyond the physical effects of food. Primary foods satisfy us on a deeper level—beyond the plate. Those foods found on the plate are secondary foods. When you find balance among these primary foods,...

Where Did This Belly Fat Come From?

Every summer I see many of my clients scrambling to get their beach bod back. There might be some people trying to bulk up and have bulging muscles, but most people are trying to trim down their belly fat that tends to appear during our hibernating winter months. The Skinny on Belly Fat Did you know that belly fat is different than the fat that lies ju...

Surprising Foods that are Loaded with Sugar

Many of us try to watch our sugar consumption by limiting our soda and sweet intake but still struggle with weight loss. When I work with clients I start off by doing a pantry sweep and they are often surprised at how much sugar is hiding in their pantry. During the low fat diet craze back in the 1980’s, a lot of food manufacturers removed fat and repla...

Why the Silent Treatment Never Works

Every relationship experiences days that can be challenging . In order to overcome the challenging times, a relationship must have a strong foundation built on respect. Respect makes it easier to establish a line of clear communication, making it easier to resolve conflicts. Here are a few tools to help establish respect and create clear lines of co...

How to Create a Movement menu

Living a sedentary lifestyle can create chronic aches, pains, and constipation. If you are experiencing stress, working too hard, and thinking too much you may be doing some real harm to your body. Out of habit, many people try to alleviate tension by turning to alcohol and refined sugars which only provides temporary short-term relief. We need long-ter...

Good Morning Creativity

I recently discovered The Miracle of Morning Pages by Julia Cameron. Morning Pages is a form of journaling that helps you embrace creativity and inspire transformation . Morning Pages explores why it is important to journal in the morning as opposed to the evening. Morning Writing We are fresh in the morning. While we are sleeping, our bra...