One thing we really want you to know

We can shift the world through love, but we must have love in our own hearts first. -Daily Om  Recently, Kristen and I read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, which is about understanding shame, embracing vulnerability, and ‘enoughness.’  At Well-Balanced Nutrition, we see folks, mostly women, at all different parts of their wellness journey. Last…

Getting rid of perfection and embracing enough

Monday, January 23, 2017 “…if we want freedom from perfectionism, we have to make the long journey from “what will people think” to I am enough.” -Brene Brown I’ve admitted before that I’m a recovering perfectionist and I’ve explained that Well Balanced eating is far from perfect. Today, I share with you why we should…

You are what you say you are… Why words matter

The other day I was listening to a play back of a message I left for someone. It is so strange to hear your own voice, right? The first thing I noticed was that I took really long pauses in between my words. Maybe it is something that only I notice or maybe it is…

Connecting the ‘know how’ and the ‘how to’

Monday, November 28, 2016 It’s here! We’re in it. The infamous holiday season. No matter how busy you decide to be this season it’s no excuse to put your wellness goals to the backburner. Last week, while listening to Darren Hardy talk about how to succeed in business and life I got to thinking about…

One thing you can do this holiday season to preserve your sanity

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. – Brene Brown   I’ve learned a lot about boundaries in the past 3 1/2 years. When my daughter was born I discovered just how much your heart can love a tiny human. Naturally, I want to…

Loving-kindness: exercise for the soul

Monday, November 14, 2016 Whoa! We made it! We’re on the other side of November 8th and no matter how you felt when you woke up November 9th I’ve been thinking we all need a bit more love and kindness. A few months ago I went to a talk at the City of Durham and…

Ditch the Doubt – 3 Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

Monday, Sept 26, 2016  The temptation to quit will be greatest just before I am about to succeed. -Chinese proverb Some of you may know, I follow Darren Hardy – the former editor of Success Magazine, frequently enjoying his daily mentoring sessions, Darren Daily.   In a recent episode of Darren Daily, we hear a…

The best part of running naked…

Let me tell you about my friend Adam… He’s a really nice guy who works for a local nonprofit, enjoys outdoor adventures and exercise. Adam makes his friends and family a priority – such as taking a Saturday afternoon to help a friend unpack the umpteen boxes for her kitchen and alphabetizes her spice collection…