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Yoga Adventures Continued

Woman in inverted yoga pose with her back to the camera against a peach background

Recently, I was on a business trip in Minneapolis and actually missing the misery that comes with my latest addiction—hot yoga. I decided to find a yoga studio near my hotel in order to indulge my new love/hate relationship with yoga and yogis. Arriving just in time for the after work crowd, I set myself up in the back of […]



The Problem on the Yoga Mat

woman in tree pose with text "practice self-care not comparison

I used to love yoga and then I stopped going because my back hurt too much. Since completing physical therapy and continuing with the exercises, I’m feeling much better. So when a friend asked me to join her at a hot yoga class, I decided to go for it. I felt like crap. I was out of shape, stiff, and […]



When Everything Seems to be Going Wrong, Here’s the FIRST Thing You Should Do

Clients and friends tell me all the time about things that go awry in their lives and those moments in which everything seems to be going wrong. I ask them what they do in those moments and their answers vary, but more often than not they tell me that they just keep going.

Clients and friends tell me all the time about things that go awry in their lives and those moments in which everything seems to be going wrong. I ask them what they do in those moments and their answers vary, but more often than not they tell me that they just keep going. They run errands for their family, they […]



Walking My Talk

Like many women, I’ve spent much of my life thinking that my appearance was the most important aspect of me. It was hard for me to realize that I haven’t shed all of that nonsense. Not by a long shot. Back to the drawing board for me.

A few weeks ago, I did a video shoot for my website. (Soon to be shared with all of you!) I was very excited in that it felt like the shoot went well. The videography team was helpful and inspirational, and made me feel comfortable with something that isn’t in my comfort zone at all. I was really looking forward […]



Revisiting Health and Wellbeing (Before the Holiday Season)

What I often find is that when women want to lose weight simply to change their appearance, rarely are they making healthy choices in their lives. They are crash dieting, obsessive exercising, and looking for that quick fix weight loss pill.

Recently I wrote a blog for Mind Body Green about weight loss, health, and our mindset around these issues. Almost immediately after the blog was published, I received a Twitter comment asking why I talked about weight loss in my blog, particularly when so many people ultimately fail at long-term weight loss. It’s a good question and for those of […]



Wellness, Success, Weight Loss, and Beauty

As soon as I stopped focusing on eating for appearance and started focusing on eating for wellness, not only did I feel better but I had more time and energy for work, family, and other pursuits.

Most of my adult life has been spent feeling unhappy about my physical appearance.  I'm too fat here, too small there, nothing looks good on me and blah, blah, blah.  A few years ago, I decided to hop off of the "I hate how I look" bandwagon and decided to stop focusing on my appearance.  It was a nice idea […]



3 Completely Unique Ways to Get Healthy Right This Minute

Before you follow some obscure diet or wild exercise plan, maybe you should start with getting healthy in your head. Here are 3 unique ways to get healthy by getting a handle on your mindset.

There is a lot of really bad advice out in the world regarding getting healthy.  Eating odd things, drinking questionable weight loss drinks, exercises that could probably kill you or at least break your back, and a variety of other very mixed messages.  There is good and sensible advice out there if you look for it but rarely do I […]



4 Non-Negotiable Tips to a Healthy Lifestyle

Here are four non-negotiable healthy lifestyle tips that I have incorporated and have helped me to feel better almost immediately.

Have I mentioned that I'm on a mission to get my health and weight to a comfortable place for myself?  Before I started on this mission I did quite a bit of reading, soul searching, and some long needed analysis of where and why I picked up some really lousy habits and thoughts around food and exercise.  I'd gotten myself […]



Do You Have a Fear of Food?

What if we stopped listening to every last food trend and instead started trusting ourselves? I've been off the food fear train for about four months now and I'd love for you to join me.

A fear of food, what does that mean?
As part of my own health journey I've been spending a lot of time thinking about the really messed up messages about diet, exercise, and food that surrounds American culture.  Don't eat this, eat that, never eat this, eat only organic, give up wheat and dairy, never eat sugar, do lots of […]



Dear Body of Mine… [Body Image]

Last year was the year that I thought about (for far too many months) getting my health and my weight in order.  I haven't been taking care of myself and I felt lethargic and uncomfortable in my own skin.  I have since started the process and I will fill you in more as I move forward but I wanted to […]