Four things to do when you feel overwhelmed

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. -Psalm 29:11 Do you ever get the feeling that you might have put a little too much on your plate?  This, of course, happens literally when we are really hungry and find ourselves at a buffet or party and end up…

My Top 3 Favorite Tools!

“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.” -Judith Viorst Do you remember the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst? If not, it’s about a kid that experiences one horrible thing after the…

Feeling Satisfied?

Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food. -Hippocrates Recall your last truly enjoyable, savory and delightful meal.  •Think about where you were eating, who you were with and the emotions (happy, peaceful, festive, etc) you felt. Maybe it was at a fancy restaurant, home-cooked or down on the farm. •Imagine the setting, tastes, and smells. •Remember the conversation you…

Protect your hard work this Summer!

A body in motion stays in motion, a body at rest stays at rest. -Lucy Hayhurst At the gym last week, I was watching a gentleman jump rope when his iPhone jumped out of his pocket and rolled onto the floor. This clearly wasn’t the first time it was dropped… The screen was already shattered.  I remembered when I…

The secret to transforming your body

Be the change you want to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi I had a great conversation with a colleague and friend of mine, Chan Little, about change. Chan is the owner of The 360 Approach, a boutique wellness studio offering personal training, fitness classes, health coaching, and more!  I asked her about if/how all of us could achieve…

What Kind of Eater Are You?

  The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Last week, I had the opportunity to get a lot of administrative work done because it was national reschedule your nutrition appointment week… I tease ;-). Anywho, I was working on a few tasks on Thursday afternoon when I noticed a nagging desire to continue eating.…

Positive changes for positive results

Last week at a group presentation, one of the attendees commented I was only suggesting foods and habits to quit.  He asked, “wouldn’t there be a benefit to making a healthy addition?” I took a paused… and replied “brilliant!”  This group often frequented a local sandwich shop for a convenient lunch, but typically ate burgers,…

Why moderation doesn’t always work

Power is in the choices you make each day. Eat well. Live well. Be well. This week’s post was written by Kristen Norton, RD, LDN I have a confession. Although I wish it could, my title of dietitian does not make me immune to cravings and the tendency to overeat sugary foods. I am only human after all. Furthermore, I am an abstainer which means…

3 Simple Steps to Becoming Happier

Happiness comes to those who appreciate what they already have. I like eating vegetables. I enjoy walking in the woods, around the city or wherever I happen to be. I thoroughly enjoy preparing food for dinner and leftovers to eat during the week (I actually call it my cooking therapy). No, I’m not bragging! I’m…

Your free pass to be rude

Don’t just be good to others… Be good to yourself too.  I’ve had an interesting and reoccurring question come up in nutrition sessions lately. The first was with a client who was talking about her affinity for sweets and not wanting to “be rude” when a friend or neighbor offers her dessert. While she was…