4 steps to make Mondays awesome

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 I love that moment when I tell people that Mondays are my favorite day of the week… If I could read minds, I’m guessing their thinking, “there’s something wrong with this girl,” or “she must be on something.”  As the story goes, in 2009, when I started Well-Balanced Nutrition (the first…

The trouble with dreaming big and why baby steps matter

It’s National Nutrition Month and the theme, Put Your Best Fork Forward, has me thinking about the trouble with DREAMING BIG. It’s great to dream big and set big goals for yourself because nothing is impossible.  The trouble is when we dream big yet forget how powerful the little things can be. For instance, when…

Lucy’s Friday Favorites!

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 My favorite at home yoga tool: Doyogawithme.com This is a fantastic resource for people that are interested in doing more yoga or starting out and feel intimidated by the group fitness classes. There are several styles offered and different levels depending on your ability. The length of the videos start at…

3 common mistakes | whole grains and heart health part 4

We’ve been talking about whole grains this month and this is the last post in this series. If you missed the first 3 posts, you can read them here: Not all carbs are bad: whole grains and heart health part 1, You’ve been challenged | whole grains and heart health part 2, and 4 delicious swaps | whole…

Please stop ‘shoulding’ all over yourself

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 Last week, one of our tribe members told me “I think I’ve lost my mojo, I just have no motivation!” She’s been working long hours from 7 AM until after 5 PM. She states “I should do some activity in the evening, but I just have no motivation.” I replied, “please don’t should all…

Kristen’s Friday Favorites – a little local love

Happy Friday! How are you feeling? I hope you had a healthy and productive work week! I’m feeling grateful because I’m just coming back from a “stay-cation” with my husband and little ones. We were able to slow down our busy lives for 7 days and enjoy each other’s company in town. It was a lovely…

4 delicious swaps | whole grains and heart health – part 3

Every Wednesday this month we are talking about whole grains because of their connection to good heart health. If you missed the first two posts check them out: Not all carbs are bad: whole grains and heart health part 1 and You’ve been challenged | whole grains and heart health part 2. Today, I share 4 delicious whole…

Lucy’s Friday Favorites

Local charity: Activate Good Activate Good is located in Raleigh and offers volunteer opportunities around the Triangle. That are affiliated with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations to provide volunteers for the local charity events and programs.   Mark your calendar for April 23-29, which is national volunteer week! Favorite TED talk: You are what you think I…

You’ve been challenged | whole grains and heart health – part 2

In honor of Heart Health month, every Wednesday in February we are talking about whole grains because of their connection to good heart health. If you missed the first post do check out: Not all carbs are bad: whole grains and heart health part 1  Last week I challenged the notion that all carbs were bad and should…

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…