More than a Number

I had a dream a few years ago. The dream was set in present times but I was in my pink, childhood bedroom. I was getting ready for the day  but none of my clothes fit and I started to get upset.  My mother came into my room and tried to reassure me that everything... read more

3 Summer Recipes

Cucumbers and zucchinis have been plentiful in my CSA share the past few weeks. Cucumbers are especially refreshing and beneficial this time of year. They are over 90% water, which makes them very hydrating and the flesh is a good source of Vitamin C and carnotiends.... read more

5 Benefits of Meditation

Meditation has become a mainstream word these days. It is not just associated with monks in a cave. We are seeing it in corporations, such as Google and Nike. We are seeing it In hospitals and clinics to help with heart disease, cancer, and stress management. It is... read more

How bad do you want it?

As I was scrolling through Facebook a few days ago. A friend of mine posted a rather thought-provoking question. On a scale of 1 to 10, How bad do you want it? It really got me thinking. I started to think about a project I had been working on over the past few... read more

A Tool for Listening to your Body

Just listen to your body.       Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.              Pay attention to how food affects your body. Sound familiar? You may have heard me use these phrases once or twice. What often happens next is a subtle (or dramatic) eye... read more

The Art of Undieting

Feeling confused with all the different diets and weight-loss programs out there? Do you have a lot of guilt and anxiety around food? It shouldn’t have to be that complicated. Food should be pleasurable, delicious, and give you the energy and nourishment to live... read more

The Hows and Whys of Eating

Eating healthy is not just about what you eat. How you eat, why you are eating, when you eat, and where you eat are all important in achieving optimal health. Here are a couple tips on the hows, whys, whens, wheres and whats of mindful eating: How Eating slowly and... read more

You are in Charge

For  many “dieters” or people struggling with their weight, there may be a certain food that creates this feeling of being out of control. I like to call them, trigger foods. When we avoid trigger foods we feel deprived. And when we eat trigger foods we... read more