Spicy snack time

 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 →

The comparison trap

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 →

Start your engines

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 →

Friday feeling

Where do messages come from? EVERYWHERE- that's the magic! Rewind your morning back a bit and recollect: did you see, hear, smell, taste, etc... anything that gave you pause today- possibly setting in motion an array of ideas or a flurry of thoughts, or a lightbulb moment, or maybe just made you smile and remember... Continue Reading →

Say it with me: “I don’t know.”

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 →

Dots and Stars

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 →

Salad Art

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 →

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