I am a lover of popcorn, the real kind, popped on the stovetop in a pan with coconut oil, my favorite healthy fat and nutritional powerhouse. For those whose eating guidelines don't allow fat, fire up that air popper! Popcorn is loaded with fiber and makes an excellent snack- with or without the oil, especially if you jazz it... Continue Reading →
According to the science, we're hardwired for comparison. It's our human tendency to evaluate what we have in relation to what others have. We take a look, get out our internal measuring tape or scale and start "working the numbers". We unconsciously take in everything from physical looks to career and monetary net worth, intelligence... Continue Reading →
Show up. Do the work. Repeat. You win by showing up 100% and going the distance for YOUR individual "marathons". Whatever they may be.
It's Monday and it is ON! I want to give you a quick mantra to start the week. Pocket it and be ready to circle back and have it at the ready because I can almost guarantee it will be of use to you in the near future. It comes from Brene' Brown, episode 3... Continue Reading →
How long do you suppose it takes us to decide that being a beginner sucks? I can't speak for you, but as a young kid I don't recall thinking twice about being a beginner and pondering its implications. I just wanted to try things I'd see others doing, so I'd fearlessly jump in and begin... Continue Reading →
Fit BEYOND form- what DOES that mean? I have a multitude of definitions, but the nutshell version would be the understanding that while focusing on and working out your body will most certainly bring about changes in the size and shape of your body, prioritizing your entire BEING will have an effect on the size... Continue Reading →
One of my favorite children's stories is You Are Special by Max Lucado. It tells the story of the Wemmicks, a group of small wooden people who spend their days sticking gold stars or gray dots on one another, indicating their admiration or disdain of one other. The main character, Punchinello, receives only gray dots, no... Continue Reading →
Two words: ANYTHING GOES. Mix, match, chop, shred, julienne, steam, pulverize, etc: LETTUCEVEGETABLESNUTSSEEDSQUINOACHEESEOLIVES AND OTHER OPTIMAL FAT SOURCESPROTEINDRESSING While this base salad contains romaine and iceberg lettuces, salad doesn't have to revolve around lettuce. There's an unlimited amount of salad possibilities and your salad can become whatever you desire it to be. If you're a... Continue Reading →