One of my favorite statements as a holistic health coach is..."Food (NOT just what's on a plate) determines how we feel and heal." Though healthy eating is crucial in terms of staying healthy, it's not the only step to take to live a long, productive, and healthy life. In fact, there are many factors that contribute to living a long, active and-- most importantly--mentally engaging life. 

My grandmother, who lived into her mid-90's, is a perfect example of someone who lived a long life in spite of her less than perfect diet. Yes, good...

February 5, 2015


It's not easy to stay in shape once you hit the middle years. Believe me, I know! It takes commitment and hardwork to keep yourself feeling young and vibrant as you age. There are a SIX simple steps I take regulary to help me stay healthy, even if I "splurge" occasionally.


~ Eat a very large salad that contains two-three cups of mixed greens ( kale, arugula, and spinach) once a day and stick to a very light dressing 


~ Eat at least a 1/2 cup serving of beans/legumes a day in a soup, main dish, or salad


~ Eat 3 servings of fresh fruit...

December 3, 2014

Okay, I am going to put it out there...sometimes in our eager

attempts to live healthy, we end up becoming less than joyful to be

around. I believe that if we become so rigid in our day to day

approach to healthy eating, we can sometimes set up a terrible

relationship with food. This hyper focus on sticking to the right diet

can actually make us so stressed that we exude extreme moodiness and

actually stop losing weight. When we are stressed our bodies can

produce more cortisol which can make us gain weight. Though, I believe

in eating REAL,...

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