Discovering Our Own True Happiness

Mindful Moments In Our February newsletter: Three years ago, I sat in a beautiful cathedral on an overcast Sunday morning with tears in my eyes. I could hardly believe the scene. There he was, my son, the second of two children, standing in line ready and eager to walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. Having carefully …

5 Important Lessons On Letting Go (And Making Room To Design The Life You Deserve)

“My goal is to save more money.” “My goal is to lose weight.” “My goal is to start saving for my retirement.” By now you’re probably seeing the word ‘goals’ or the  hashtag #goals on every end of the internet and if you’re anything like me you might actually grow a bit weary of it in the next few weeks. …

Monday Mindset Mastery: Courage & Creativity

This week’s Mindset Mastery Challenge in the Fit & Functional For Life Community is to get creative and here’s how we’ll be challenging ourselves this week. Want to get in on the fun? Here’s what we’ll be pondering: We are all creatures of habit and we crave the familiar, the known, and the comfortable. The problem is that the familiar, …

Tasty Tuesday Spotlight: Better With Beets

How did you respond when your Mom put beets on the table? My response was ? but that’s before I learned the old saying floated around in the natural health community ‘better red than dead.’ I had NO idea how healthy they are and now they’re a staple in my juicing recipes especially during intermittent fasting. Beets belong to the …

Ease Those Zoom-Tired Eyes With Astaxanthin

Eyes getting tired from too much screen time? It might be time for a little extra Astaxanthin (pronounced as-tah-zan-thin). In the world of antioxidants, Astaxanthin is a leader. As a carotenoid it’s what gives the reddish pigment to salmon, crab, krill and lobster. In clinical studies astaxanthin has been shown to be a superior free radical quencher when compared to other …

Daily Detox: 6 Daily Habits for Healthy Hormone Balance

You know that frustrating moment when the little spinning wheel icon comes up on your computer, telling you that the page you need right now is trying to load but can’t?  After clicking ‘wait’ a few times the only thing you can do is shut down all of the other tabs you’ve got open and reboot the whole system? Well that’s …

7 Benefits of Swimming: Weight Loss, Relaxation, Cardio and More

Last summer I decided to start working on a long held personal goal to get my diving certification. Well, I held myself to the standard of learning all four swim strokes first and getting REALLY comfortable in deep water. So I signed up for swim lessons at the ripe old age of forty-something! Can I just say how much I …

Feeling Stressed? Stock Your Shelves With These Herbal Allies

When clients come to my practice reporting symptoms like fatigue, low sex drive, brain fog, weight gain, mood swings or trouble sleeping one of the first remedies I reach for after functional testing is the adaptogenic herbs. Adaptogens are a class of herbs derived from plant roots, tree bark and leaves that help regulate the HPA Axis — hypothalamus, pituitary …

The Pineapple Punch: Budget Friendly, High Power Nutrition

I’m a firm believer that one of the core tenets of optimal health is good nutrition. In my practice, food is the first medicine and no visit is complete without discussion about the challenges of eating well and a few tips on how to do it well on a budget. This is where my love of fruit comes in handy. …

Every Day Mindfulness: Cultivating ‘Beginner’s Mind’

Beginnings noun: the point in time or space at which something starts synonyms: dawn, birth, inception, origination, genesis, emergence, start, point, launch Recently I stumbled on a LinkedIn post that deeply resonated. The title was ‘September is the new January.’ The author described how the energy of autumn coupled with her memories of childhood make the season a perfect opportunity to consider new beginnings. When I …