I started health coaching six years ago. When I decided to pursue coaching, I definitely knew I wanted to focus on overall health without feeding into the diet narrative. I grew up hearing about how weight was the enemy, I heard the mantras of “3 meals a day with nothing in between”. I saw my … Continue reading Weight Loss Doesn’t Equal Health
In May 2017 I had a surgical procedure to shrink multiple uterine fibroids. For over two years I had insane menstrual bleeding which completely took over my life. I tried unsuccessfully to heal myself naturally, with herbs, acupuncture and elimination diets. I repeatedly had accidents and could barely leave my house, my bleeding went on … Continue reading Why I don’t know if I can be a health coach.
I hesitated before posting this. Me in a bathing is not something I've ever found particularly comfortable. I've never let it stop me from going swimming, but I've certainly never wanted photographic evidence of it. But, as I was going through old pictures on my laptop I came across this photo that I had forgotten … Continue reading Finding My Way Back
Last year I started to notice that I was getting larger around my stomach. It was a little weird for me, I don’t normally carry extra weight there, it’s usually on my hips and legs. But I thought, it must just be my age. I’m 45 and I know that as a woman approaching perimenopause, … Continue reading Maybe your changing body isn’t about you not doing enough
Many people get overwhelmed when they think about making changes in their eating. I'm not someone who spends hours in the kitchen. I like to make easy meals that aren't complicated, so I do a lot of one pan cooking. Healthy eating doesn't have to be hard! This quick recipe is a great way to get … Continue reading Veggie Scramble & Sweet Potato Fries
A few years ago, I was going through hell. I don’t know how else to explain it, hell seems to be a pretty accurate description. I was a single mom, raising two daughters alone, and my youngest was having some issues that were affecting school. I was in constant meetings with the middle school and trying … Continue reading Do you feel like you’re always starting over?
It’s that time of the year when we’re bombarded by messages about losing weight, getting in shape and becoming a new you. The holiday stuff is cleared off the store shelves and the diet books will soon be front and center at Barnes and Noble. Many of us overindulged over the holidays and it can … Continue reading A Different New Year’s Resolution
I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve been really into working out; I’ve been into weight lifting, kickboxing, step classes, running, the elliptical. Then life would, at times, get busy and I would fall out of my routine and my workouts were more infrequent. But for the past 20 years I’ve been a pretty … Continue reading Could Pain Be Causing You To Overeat?
Over the past few days I've seen a lot of articles and blog posts about how to not gain weight over the holidays. Drink a lot of water, use a small plate, wear a tight outfit, plan your meal…these are all suggestions I've seen. Some of them might be helpful in not letting yourself get out … Continue reading How to not worry about overeating on Thanksgiving
Last night my car indicator alerted me that my tire pressure was low. I pulled into a gas station and went to fill the air in my tire. As I walked over to the pump to ask the attendant for change for the air machine, the car that was parked to get gas started to … Continue reading Are you missing moments because of your body image?