Why I broke up with sugar and made friends with fat

Why I broke up with sugar and made friends with fat

Monday, December 5, 2016 I have an awesome job. I get to sit and talk to healthy people every day, learn about their strategies and hear their success stories. What I’ve learned is each of us has our own system and strategies to be healthy and well-balanced. We’ve talked about different diets such as Paleo,…

You are what you say you are... Why words matter

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'

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

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…

Do right: Lessons from Maya Angelou

Do right: Lessons from Maya Angelou

Monday, November 21, 2016 Inspiration. Lately I’ve developed a habit of enjoying my morning coffee break with inspirational YouTube videos. It started with Dr. Wayne Dyer, then I discovered more gems by Evan Carmichael featuring the Maya Angelou Top 10 Rules for Success.  As one of my favorite sayings goes, “inspiration without action is just…

Lucy's Favorite Collards w/ Bacon

Lucy’s Favorite Collards w/ Bacon

Y’all it’s finally happened… I’ve been in the south long enough that I developed a taste for cooked greens and bacon. So yummy! Below is a recipe I’ve modified from Martha Stewart and my friend, Culley.  Lucy’s Favorite Collards w/ Bacon!  Ingredients 2 bunches collard greens, stemmed  3 teaspoons vegetable oil  1/2 red onion, sliced …

3 things to do after you are as stuffed as the turkey

3 things to do after you are as stuffed as the turkey

Awh..the season for feasting is here. There is a good chance you will be eating some turkey, gravy, rolls, stuffing and all the things to go along with it soon.  YUM!! Who is excited for the yummy food?! (Me!) I could go on about how to be mindful, eat a well-balanced turkey dinner, avoid overeating…

Loving-kindness: exercise for the soul

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…

Three things dietitians wish you knew

Three things dietitians wish you knew

Have you heard of the cave man diet? How about the Twinkie diet? Then there is the Whole30, Alkaline diet, the Zone diet, South Beach diet and so on. We hear new and often conflicting information on food and nutrition several times a day. There is a new diet or a research finding on Dr. Oz,…

Mama Cathy's Well-Balanced transformation

Mama Cathy’s Well-Balanced transformation

Cathy Passeun, aka Mama Cathy, is an inspirational woman. When we lived in Arizona she frequently climbed Shaw butte – A solid 3 mile hike uphill in the desert. When I was in middle school she went to grad school and completed a masters degree. When I was in high school she chose self-employment to…