Health and Wellness

This category is for all blog posts and videos related to health and wellness, thyroiditis, hormone imbalances, exercise, beach body, weight loss, healthy eating, diet and nutrition, midlife, and more.

4 Things You Need to Do Now to Protect Your Health

4 Things You Need to Do Now to Protect Your Health

This year I've discovered a new passion for Krav Maga.

If you've never heard of Krav Maga, it's a form of self-defense and physical training first developed by the Israeli Army in the 1940's. Krav Maga is based on the use of reflexive responses to ...

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Why Home Cooking is Important for Optimal Health and Wellness

Why Home Cooking is Important for Optimal Health and Wellness

When I was in my early 20's, I couldn't cook a good meal to save my soul. Even though I had grown up watching and helping my mom in the kitchen, I just never really embraced the joy of cooking.

It seemed no matter how ...

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6 Simple Ways You Can Start Living a Healthier Life Today

6 Simple Ways You Can Start Living a Healthier Life Today

What does it mean to live a healthy life?

Living healthy is living in a state of overall wellness. It's choosing to place self-care as a personal priority, and let's face it, good health is often the foundation to well-being and happiness.

To some, the thought ...

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Be Authentically YOU!

Be Authentically YOU!

Since starting my journey with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I've learned so much. It has been exhilarating, and at times I have felt like I was going to burst with eagerness to share what I've learned with a friend or family member.

Health and ...

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Why You Should Create a ‘Most Meaningful Life’ Wishlist

Why You Should Create a ‘Most Meaningful Life’ Wishlist

“I wish for a strong, healthy, lean, sexy body. I wish for a clear-thinking, smart, quick mind. I wish for a glow of joy and happiness to radiate off of me to those around me. I wish for energy-packed days, and nights of deep, glorious ...

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One Ingredient to Cut From Your Diet Today

One Ingredient to Cut From Your Diet Today

Hey there!

So a few weeks ago I happily announced on Facebook that I’ve officially enrolled for school at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Friend, I am beyond ecstatic about this new chapter of life! It feels weird to be 43 years old and finally ...

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When You Get Discouraged That Your Efforts Aren’t Resulting in Weight Loss

When You Get Discouraged That Your Efforts Aren’t Resulting in Weight Loss

Have you ever felt like picking up your scale and throwing it out your window?

Ya, me too. In fact, just a few weeks ago I had that temptation cross my mind.

You see, my husband bought us a new body composition scale from Withings. ...

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My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

Last year I started the year off with one theme in mind: simplified living. My entire year was primarily focused on improving my health through simple living - less chemicals, less stress, less rushing, less chaos. You get the picture.

This year my main focus ...

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Saying Goodbye to 2016: My Year-in-Review

Saying Goodbye to 2016: My Year-in-Review

Last week, as I traveled around town finishing up my Christmas shopping, I decided to listen to my favorite podcast - This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt.

As is typical for this time of year, Michael was talking about goals. Now, his advice was ...

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Great Books and Resources I Enjoyed in 2016

Great Books and Resources I Enjoyed in 2016

The following books, resources, or websites were all beneficial in enhancing my work skills, family-life, health and wellness, personal development, and spiritual growth in 2016. If the subject matter happens to fit with something you're pursuing or are interested in at this time in your ...

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