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. …

Wednesday Wellness: What to Expect With Intermittent Fasting

“Fasting? No way. I’d be starving!” This is something I hear new clients say all the time when I suggest #intermittentfasting for weight loss hormone balancing and getting perimenopause and menopause symptoms under control. I get it. I thought the same thing when I started. I had no idea what to expect but I also knew that with quarantine weight …

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, …

New Masterclass: Radical Self Compassion for Resilient Leadership

Re-entry anxiety. Balancing expectations. Negotiating healthy boundaries. Figuring out what ‘back to normal’ will really mean for you and your family. Is all of it giving you serious mental and physical fatigue? Honestly, are you feeling burned out? It’s okay to say Yes. And it’s even more okay to want to do something about it. I want to share my …

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 …

4 Healthy Kitchen Strategies

Happy National Nutrition Month!   It’s almost spring and soon we’ll be back in our gardens but until then let’s talk about one of my favorite teaching topics: how to make it easier to get more healthy foods on your plate when you’ve got a busy schedule.   1. Rock the Bowl. Buddha Bowls are one of my favorite ‘nutrition …

Pandemic Wellness: Spotlight on N-Acetylcysteine

Antioxidants. You’ve seen them mentioned all over social media and in all of your favorite health and beauty magazines. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought them front and center again as the go-to for immune support. But what are they exactly and where can you get them? To really understand them and how they fit into the big picture of pandemic …

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 …