Managing the effects of stress

  Stress is the perception that we don’t have the resources to cope with a given situation. What triggers stress in my life may not be a stressor in your life. Regardless of the trigger, any adverse or demanding circumstance that results in mental, emotional or physical tension is considered stress. When the body loses … Continue reading Managing the effects of stress

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Cravings

  We all experience them…mid-morning, mid-afternoon, before bedtime. You want something sweet, something salty, something creamy. The feeling is rarely a fleeting thought. It can be so strong at times that there is little you can do to resist. And when you give in to the temptation? You guessed it…the self-criticism can come on just … Continue reading Cravings

Spring Your Health Forward

It’s that time of year. Temperatures are on the rise. Your bicycle is calling. Friends are inviting you to hike the trails. You may be planning for a class reunion, your son or daughter’s wedding, or an anniversary celebration this summer. You want to look and feel your best when you join in the fun. … Continue reading Spring Your Health Forward

Spiraled Vegetables

OMGoodness! Who would have thought spiraling vegetables would be so much fun. Not only is it a great way to get more vegetables in your diet...think vital nutrients and fiber, spiraled vegetables cook quickly and add plate appeal. I may be late to the party, but spiraled vegetables have become a new favorite...even for my … Continue reading Spiraled Vegetables

Winter Hydration

Water…it’s essential for life. Did you know that your body contains up to 75% water by weight and your brain even more? Among its many functions, water feeds cells, helps physical and mental performance, controls temperature, and aids digestion. Sure coffee and hot chocolate taste good, especially on a cold winter day. But when it … Continue reading Winter Hydration

A Nourishing Word

My running partner and I meet once a week for a long run. Rain, shine, wind, cold. The commitment to meet each week runs deep. Sure, on occasion we miss our weekly get-together because of travel, illness, injury or family obligations. But unless it’s big, little keeps us from getting out the door before sun-up … Continue reading A Nourishing Word

Nourishing holiday gift ideas

Looking for a fun holiday stocking stuffer for someone on your Christmas list? Want to nourish yourself…inside and out, during these colder days of winter? Here are two products I highly recommend. Small enough to fit in a stocking, these products deliver huge health benefits when added to your daily routine. Kraut Source, a mason … Continue reading Nourishing holiday gift ideas

Nourishing the season

The holiday season is here. For the next six weeks, I know my schedule will get pretty hectic. I enjoy the anticipation of the season…celebrating with family and friends, meal preparation, holiday decorations, walks and runs in crisp snow, providing extra support to my wonderful clients. It all nourishes my soul. At the same time, … Continue reading Nourishing the season

Seasonal Eating – Fall/Winter

The concept of eating what’s in season is not new. People around the world have been eating the foods nature provides, when it provides them, for millennia. Unfortunately, our awareness of when and where seasonal foods are grown is fading. With a large variety of food available at your favorite grocery store year-round, it can … Continue reading Seasonal Eating – Fall/Winter

Tips to Keep Your Body Strong

The link between stress and nutrition is real. In fact, people who eat a nutrient-dense diet are better able to handle inevitable daily stressors than those with habits that drain the body. Here are three ways to keep your body strong, no matter what life throws at you. 1. Hydrate: We hear it often…DRINK PLENTY … Continue reading Tips to Keep Your Body Strong