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…

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…

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…

A trip to the State Fair: 5 lessons in self-care

Monday, October 31st Farm animals… Check Meat on a stick… Check Flying acrobatic dogs… Check Deep fried dough… Check All signs point to a fun-filled experience at the North Carolina State fair. One thing I didn’t expect to get from the experience was a wonderful opportunity to practice mindfulness and self-care. While walking through crowds…

No PhD required!

Monday, Oct 24th   I often have people bring me food containers to determine if it’s a healthy option or not. You may have seen or heard that the FDA is working on redefining the term “healthy” on food labels due to an ongoing battle with Kind Bars. Here’s the quick and simple Well-Balanced Way to…

How are you feeding your mind?

Monday, October 17, 2016  As your favorite dietitians, Kristen and I strive to give you lots of motivation, inspiration, and information to eat and live well-balanced. It is our goal to fill, not just your inbox, but your mind and wellness toolbox with plenty of resources and ideas to live a healthy and fulfilled life.…

Eat like a dietitian – a few secrets from a day in the life!

Monday, October 10, 2016 On occasion, I get the surprising question in the middle of a client session “well, what do you eat?!” It’s human nature to be curious – plus most people figure out early on that I’m an open book.  I had the opportunity to order and take lunch to our new office (yay!!!)…

But I was doing so well!

Monday, October 3, 2016   I recently had the pleasure of meeting with one of my first clients, I will call her Allison, from last year who has done remarkably well reaching her goals while working with Well-Balanced Nutrition and Weight Watchers.  I’m so proud of Allison for committing to her own well-being and her…

Ditch the Doubt – 3 Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

Updated: Monday, April 2, 2018  The temptation to quit will be greatest just before I am about to succeed. -Chinese proverb I am reading a very short book called, The Dip by Seth Godin. This is “A little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick).” At the beginning of the year, many of…

Positive Peer Pressure

Monday, September 19, 2016 Last week while hanging out with some of my most favorite high school pals, I had the opportunity to spend time with my very good friend, Erik… he’s come a long way from our high school graduation and I am so proud of the man he’s become. From sneaking out and…