Well, it’s that time of year. Christmas has come and gone and now it’s that time when we set some New Year’s resolutions. I’ll be honest, I don’t call them resolutions, I like to think of them as goals and things I want to accomplish in the new year.
When you set effective goals, you will achieve more. Goals provide focus, enhance productivity, bolster self-esteem and increase commitment. When creating your goals, make them S.M.A.R.T - Specific, Measurable, Realistic and Timely. With pr...
The holiday baking season is here! I love these particular cookies as there is no flour or added sugar and they are DELICIOUS! I’ve made them for several parties, and they have been a hit! It makes me happy when others enjoy them and I used only natural ingredients.
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup all natural almond or peanut butter, room...
It happens every year, the holidays seem to come up so quickly. All of sudden, I'm making plans for Thanksgiving, and then its Christmas time. Lots of decorating, shopping and parties and then when its all done, I seem to gain a few pounds after over indulging. Well, not this year! I've been on track with my healthy eating and exercise and really don’t want to lose that momentum.
I'm focusing on a few simple steps to stay on track:
1. Visit the grocery store at least once a week. He...
While I continue building my career as a health coach, I still have my “other” job to help pay the bills. I work in Marketing for a technology company, and recently had to travel for some industry events.
It was pretty cool as I was fortunate to go to Melbourne, Australia. I was slightly nervous about a 20 hour plane ride, but for anyone who has traveled a long distance, you know it can be done, and when you arrive, it makes it all worthwhile. Melbourne is a great city full of life, great fo...
Food does not have to be complicated, who has time for that?
There have been many nights when I would come home from work and too tired to cook as I felt it would take so long to get a nice meal together. Now, knowing how important good nutritional food is, I make the time to eat a nice meal. I like to keep it simple and whip up something quick while knowing its nutritional value. Yes, it can be done! I often refer back to the basics: a lean protein, vegetables and a small portion of whole grains...
One night as I was jotting down some positive notes in my gratitude journal, it hit me that I was really following my passion to become a health coach. It just popped into my brain and struck me that many of my dreams were becoming a reality and it put a huge smile on my face.It was Earth Day - April 22, 2016.
I never considered Earth Day a big deal or thought it had much meaning for me. In fact, I felt it was just like any other day and I never took the time to celebrate it. But this year was a bit d...