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Are You Being Unreasonable

On the day that you were born, you had all the inherent strength, goodness and wisdom you would ever need. All that you required were the tools to access it. These two skills –nurturing and limits—are those tools. – Laurel Mellin, EBT founder Oh my gosh…it’s been forever. Yes, I have been MIA for a Read more…

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Top 7 Rituals for Vibrant Health

Hope you had a beautiful weekend!! After what seems like endless cold and snowy days over the past couple weeks (yes, I’m exaggerating a little), the sunshine and blue sky was absolutely welcomed and appreciated this weekend! We all know that exercise and eating habits are game changers when it comes to improving health, however, Read more…

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Handle Sugar Cravings + Recipes

When transitioning to a clean eating approach most people I work with report that they are scared of not knowing how to handle sugar cravings. Today, I’ve prepared my best tips for halting and handling sugar cravings. I provided these to the ladies who are doing the Xtend Barre Highlands Ranch 60 Day Lifestyle Challenge Read more…

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It’s Time to Take Time

As a society we are in a frenzy about our health. There are thousands of diets and different approaches all making claims to help you fulfill your health goals. Eat this to lose weight, don’t eat that because it causes inflammation. Yes, it’s true that there are foods that have more nutrients and are of Read more…

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It’s Never Just the Food – Add Joy

When the goal is to improve our health, too often we focus on restrictions & limitations and all the negative chatter that goes along with this. “I can’t have dessert, I’m eating healthy…life is terrible without caffeine…this day would be better with my favorite _________ (chips, ice cream, beverage). Life could get a little dull Read more…

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Montana’s Picturesque Outdoors

I’m not sure when my love for July 4th started, but it is one of my favorite holidays. Freedom and independence are of great importance and something that I am truly grateful for on so many levels. This year, I enjoyed celebrating the 4th by spending time with family, eating delicious food and watching the Read more…

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Traveling? Healthy Snacks To Pack

  Now that we’ve covered what the top tips are to stay healthy during summer travel, I’m sharing some of my favorite snacks to pack. Some of the items below are great for snacks while others are perfect for light meal options. Either way, be sure to put some of these on your grocery list Read more…

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Summer Travel: Tips to Stay Healthy

Summer, the sun is shining, sandals are strapped and it’s time to hit the road but wait…you’re not sure what you’ll do without your Vitamix…or your fridge, or pantry for that matter. Do you freak out when you know you’re going on a trip and you know you won’t have access to your ‘normal’ healthy Read more…

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5 Top Tips for Meal Planning & Prep

One of the most common questions I get in my health coaching practice pertains to meal preparation and meal planning. Meal planning and prep is absolutely essential to making the transition to eating healthier. I often get feedback like ‘well, I didn’t have any food in my fridge, so I had to stop at ­­­­­­­______________ Read more…

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What’s the Best Nutrition Approach

Last weekend I attended a Q&A and book signing with two incredible authors, Diane Sanfillipo and Liz Wolfe. First and foremost, my biggest congratulations to both women who are inspiring nutrition & lifestyle change among a society that really needs help. While I haven’t read their books yet, I have them in hand now (or Read more…