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…

Don’t make it up, make it back

Monday, January 30, 2017 Written by: Cathy Paessun “Motivational Mama” So after making through the holidays without gaining a pound (!) the next 2 weeks proved to be more challenging. I gained a couple pounds – which Lucy told me was actually very normal. But here’s the great part – I knew which of my…

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…

How I got brave enough to ask for help

Monday, January 16, 2017 #Struggling  I had not expected that simple cry for a virtual hug on FaceBook would lead to such an outpouring of love and support. Last week, the snowstorm obliterated my work schedule and created a spiral of negativity in my mind. After a particularly rough day, I posted “#Struggling…Prayers welcome” on…

Is it worth the effort?

Monday, January 9, 2017 Last week, I met Peggy*, who has prediabetes. She, like many of you, is interested in managing her health and wellness without prescription medications. Peggy has a strong family history of diabetes and heart disease but does very well managing her weight with regular exercise and a well-balanced diet. She also…

Rewriting your New Years story

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 We are all story tellers. I used to say I’m a terrible story teller, mostly because of my tendency to get off track and ruin the punch line (I call it my “shiny object syndrome”).  Now I see the story my mind is telling me on almost a daily basis. If…

The secret to making good choices more often

Monday, December 19, 2016 Fold your laundry! Do the dishes! Why do you always leave your toys on the floor?? A few years ago, I received a book called The Gift of Feedback from my mentor and friend, Heather Miranda. Prior to receiving this book, I had a serious conversation with a supervisor regarding my…

Is it a brick wall or learning opportunity?

Monday, December 12, 2016 I have a client, we will call her Clare, and last week she told me how she is such a procrastinator after not implementing the evening exercise routine we discussed at her previous appointment. Clare works a desk job in Durham from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday. After work, she…

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,…

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…