Isn’t That Ironic? My Personal Story of Depression.

I started writing this over a month ago, but I’ve been struggling to find the words I want to say because I feel so many emotions when thinking about the past year. It was a year filled with a great deal of pain, questioning, and desperation, but also one that I had to go through […]

Creating Mental Space to Overcome Stress

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but do your days feel merry and bright? Here in the U.S., stress is on the rise. Forty four percent of us are more stressed today than we were five years ago, and it’s leading to everything from the common cold to heart disease. Our modern lifestyle […]

Are Your Perceptions Sabotaging Your Life?

Approximately 80% of U.S women have battled with their body image at some point in their life.Beginning as early as 6 years old, girls are influenced by social factors that can contribute to body dissatisfaction. Our society is obsessed with beauty and youth, and it drives people to chase after a form of perfection that […]

What’s Gluten & Who Should Avoid It?

Today the word gluten is BUZZING. Gluten free (GF) is often equated to healthy living, and is largely trending in the market place. So what is it, and why are so many people avoiding it? Gluten refers to the proteins glutenin and gliadin found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and other forms, such as triticale […]

Imagine a Time When You Felt Your Best

If you’ve done a session with me, you know that one of the questions I ask is, “at what point in your life did you feel your best?” Many of you may wonder why this is relevant to your health now, but knowing this information actually tells a lot. I want to give you a […]

5 Steps To Beautiful, Glowing Skin!

For years, I struggled with breakouts. It made me self conscious, lowered my self esteem, and drove me CRAZY. In my twenties, I thought there must be a wash, cream, or toner that can solve my problems. I tried many of the popular (and expensive!!) facial care systems on the market, used creams prescribed by […]

Is Emotional Baggage Literally Weighing You Down?

Today I want to share something that isn’t typically discussed in our culture: disordered eating. When thinking about eating disorders (EDs), anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge-eating disorder (BED) usually come to mind. But, in reality, much of the population suffers from some form of disordered eating. Why do I say this? I […]

Cook Once. Eat Twice.

In today’s world, people are busy. Between work, raising families, and everything in between, it’s no wonder why there has been a decline in home cooked meals. For many this is a struggle, but with a little planning it can actually be feasible for everyone. What’s the solution? Cook once, but eat twice (or 3 […]

Could You Benefit From an Elimination Diet?

Are you experiencing adverse reactions such as acne, eczema, or digestive issues? An elimination diet may be a great way to discover the root cause of your problems. During an elimination diet, the most common allergen foods are removed from your diet for 3-6 weeks. The body makes antibodies when it is reacting negatively to […]

Weight, Bloat, & Skin Problems? I Have a Solution.

As I sit here in my new favorite coffee shop, I am thinking a lot about my goals as a health coach. I explained in my last post what a health coach is, but while I am trained in all of those areas of coaching, my main focus is elimination diets and women’s nutrition. I […]