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Why I Don't Count Calories or Macros accountability awareness calories food freedom macronutrients whole foods

Nutrition is highly individual. What works for one may not work for another, and so there is an inherent layer of experimentation that we all need to take in order to find what makes us feel the...

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Wrapping Up The Year end of the year reflection values

Right before us is that final month of the year, with its cold weather, glowing lights, and celebrations. I hope that you will be able to find some time throughout the craziness of it all to pause...

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Understanding Your "Why" values why

Why does “why” even matter?

Has wanting or simply setting a goal to lose weight and/or get healthy EVER been ENOUGH? Well, obviously no, because if that were all it took, we’d ALL...

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Identify Your Habits (Awareness through Curiosity) awareness habits

Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit”, notes that 40-45% of what we do every day is a habit and not an actual decision.

This has tremendous implications for our daily lives. If...

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How Do You Talk to Yourself? food story patience self-compassion self-talk thoughts

I bet you haven’t thought of yourself as a storyteller or editor, but you really are.

Every day, we tell ourselves stories about what is happening in our lives, in an effort to make sense of...

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Every Day is an Opportunity healthy habits identity

Although you may gain some traction and momentum from the start of a new year, new season or another Monday morning, there is actually nothing “inherently” special about starting (or...

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Is Your Food Making You Moody? food choices mental health mood refined carbs

Can what you eat affect your mood?

We recognize the association between a healthy diet and a healthy body, but we don’t as often acknowledge that a healthy diet also positively affects...
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Carbs Are Not the Enemy carbs low fat

I grew up in the 80’s, listening to the likes of Susan Powter (remember her?) talk about how an ounce of fat on the lips was surely going directly to the hips. So I, not unlike many other...

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My Top 6 Healthy Eating Tips accountability healthy habits plan whole foods

Eating healthy might seem like a difficult thing, but I promise you, it’s really not. We tend to overcomplicate it, focusing on macros, overanalyzing, and labeling foods as good or bad. We...

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Being Mindful While Traveling environment healthy habits plan traveling

Gretchen Rubin talks about the opportunity of a “clean slate” whenever you experience any sort of change. It could mean a new relationship, environment, or even a vacation. When we are...

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September Stress & Autumn Anxiety alcohol anxiety blood sugar caffeine routine sleep stress

As someone who has personally struggled with anxiety, I know just how overwhelming and exhausting it can be. I recall someone saying that throughout the COVID pandemic, we have become...

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We All Have 24hrs in a Day healthy habits routine

It’s already October, and we are all well into the new routine that Fall brings. In my neck of the world, kids have gone back to school and for the first time in what feels like forever we...

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