What is “Coaching?”

When I tell people that I’m a health coach, they look at me as if I just told them I train unicorns for a living. Slight fascination, but more of a blank stare with a mix of skepticism. “So… What exactly do you do? Do you tell people what they can and can’t eat and […]

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No reinventions needed

Can you believe that a third of 2019 is already gone? So much has happened in the last four months that I’m still trying to play catch-up on a few things that have fallen through the cracks… including my blog schedule. That said, topics to write about, which include fitness, nutrition and general well-being, are […]

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The Perception of Positivity

With the new year, it seems that everywhere you look, you encounter people trying to turn over a new leaf and start fresh, usually in hopes of incorporating something they learned in the prior year. It’s like January 1st is the psychological equivalent of the Spring season and physical renewal. We all have heard that […]

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Holiday Challenge

It’s time for a little healthy competition with yourself! Try to start incorporating the 90/10 guideline for eating (See “Find Balance in Your ‘Balanced’ Diet – Part 1.”)  Eat 90% or more nutrient-dense foods and 10% or less junk foods in your total daily caloric intake.  For example, if you had a 2000 calorie diet, […]

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Find Balance in Your “Balanced” Diet – Part 2

We know that if we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. We know that if we use more calories than we eat, we lose weight. We also know that if, after all of our indulgences, our weight doesn’t change, we used (approximately) the same amount of calories that we ate. That’s called […]

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Find Balance in Your “Balanced” Diet – Part 1

Winter is here. It’s the time of year when I seem to add pounds to my frame just by looking at food. Add to that the fact that the holiday season is upon us, with delicious foods that are usually only prepared around this time of year, coupled with a little bit of stress, and […]

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Thought for Food

You put on a shirt that looks amazing on you. So you wear three of the same shirt all at the same time. You put on your makeup and it goes on perfectly. So you add a few more layers because more is better, right? You pump gas until the pump shuts off, indicating that […]

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Decluttered Physical Space = Decluttered Head Space

When I sold my 3 story, 4 bedroom house and moved into a 2 bedroom apartment, I had my fair share of excess items that I couldn’t possibly part with. I was in the mindset of “I may need that someday” and “I paid so much for that,” so I packed… and packed… and packed… […]

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read

I read an article recently that said type 2 diabetes is caused by too much insulin in the body. It was summarized with a statement to avoid carbohydrates to keep the body from producing too much insulin, thereby preventing type 2 diabetes. I was dismayed. This was perhaps the most misinformed and misleading article I had […]

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Carbs Are Evil… Not!

There are so many diet trends and fads regarding food and nutrition that it’s hard to keep up. Eggs were good, then bad, then good again. “Milk. It does a body good.” No, wait. Milk is not good. Or maybe it is. Which is it?   Today, the object of abhoration is the carbohydrate (a.k.a. […]

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