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Monday 10th December 2018

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Dinner tonight is leftover #paleo chocolate chili (topped with @bubbiespickles Spicy Sauerkraut for some added gut supporting #probiotic bacteria) from @meljoulwan Well Fed cookbook. Breaking my no media rule during dinner tonight to search Google Images for photos for my #visionboard.

#manifesting #creatingmagic #dreambig #loa #begrateful #gratitude (at San Diego, California)
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Monday 10th December 2018

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I am so excited about my new dining room table! You may or may not have noticed the glaring absence of something. Like, chairs.
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My health goals are far, far, far bigger than looking good naked (although that’s a fantastic side-effect of healthy living for sure). I aim to live a high quality life at whatever age I am lucky enough to reach, even if I reach triple digits. My definition of a high quality life means the ability to have an intelligent conversation because my brain is functioning optimally, being able to get up easily from a chair and from the floor, be able to move and live independently, be active outside of the home, take care of my own business in the bathroom (🚽 🚿), and travel if I so desire. Achieving that goal means being proactive NOW by taking care of my body in the best ways possible. And healthy living goes beyond what I choose to put into my mouth, but the conscious, mindful decisions I make each and every day about the way I live my life. My thoughts. My actions. My food choices. My exercise. It ALL counts.
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Back to my dining room table. I’ve decided to try out a minimal furniture concept in my new home, including a Japanese-style dining room table with no chairs. Say what? You may have heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking”. We are not moving enough; we are not moving functionally; and we are sitting way too damn much! The human body simply was not designed to be sitting in a chair all day long. My new #furniturefree concept forces me to get up and down from the floor more frequently, more more functionally, and encourages me to sit less.
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I’m not sure yet whether furniture-free will be my forever way of life, but I am enjoying this #livingexperiment and perfectly okay with being the resident weirdo for now.
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#lifeonpurpose #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #healthcoach #fdn #functionalmovement #functionalmedicine #functionalhealth #functionalliving #movemore #sitless #fitness #sandiego (at San Diego, California)
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Friday 7th December 2018

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“The most important part of your environment to be conscious of is the people you surround yourself with.“ Jen Sincero

Do you ever just sit back and marvel at how #blessed you are by the people in your life? If not, perhaps you should consider one or both of the following:
A) Ask yourself if you’re showing up as the person you really want to be in this world. If the answer is no, fix that problem.
B) Find yourself some new friends.

This bouquet was sent to me by Martha, one of my dearest friends yesterday on the anniversary of my husband’s death. The delivery could not have come at a better (or worse, depending on your #perspective ) moment, and composing myself when opening the door just wasn’t gunna happen. The poor delivery lady.

Martha is truly one of the best human beings on the entire planet. #generous #loving #thoughtful #kind #selfless. One of those people who just makes you want to be a better version of yourself. When I was really, really sick from 2009-2011, I credit Martha for getting me through the really rough days, and possibly why I’m still here today. She would always call at just the right moment and say, “Let’s go for a walk.” The story she tells of how our friendship began is quite different than mine (which I’ve never told her). Uh, Martha…

Her (abbreviated) version goes something like this: “I stalked you for months because you were cool and I wanted to run with you, but you kept giving me the cold shoulder and saying you were more of a solo runner.”

My entirely accurate version goes like this: “I’m not good enough to have you as a friend, and if I hang out with you, you’ll find out I’m a fraud.” But Martha is a tenacious little beast, so I finally had to allow myself to be #vulnerable enough to hang out with her. To do so, I had to believe that I was #enough and to take the advice I offer in A above. Thank you Martha, for being you, and for being there on my #journey to becoming the best version of me. Who are the Marthas in your life?

#mindset #mindfulness #beyou #youareenough #iamenough #lifeonpurpose #endlessgratitude #grateful #blessings #healthcoach #heal #selflove #loa #functionalmedicine #FDN #radicalselfcare (at San Diego, California)
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Wednesday 5th December 2018

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I birthed these boys. Really, I did. I cooked them each in my belly for nine whole months and squeezed them out a relatively tiny hole. 🤷🏻‍♀️ And I have the stretch marks to prove it. Just keeping it real.

For years I hid those stretch marks under one-piece bathing suits because I was so self conscious of them. I’m not gunna lie, I still hate the damn things, and if there were a magic eraser you can bet your bottom dollar I’d erase them in a heartbeat. Sometimes vanity just has to prevail. Real talk.

BUT…disliking those marks as much as I do does not mean that I don’t LOVE the body I’m in! At 45 I am more comfortable with my body than I was in my 20s and <especially> 30s. I don’t think that coming clean about not loving a certain aspect about my body is a bad thing, nor that it implies self-loathing. It’s being honest, and keeping it real. Because I like to be real. It’s sorta like how you can love your children or significant other to the moon and back but certain things about them just grate on your last nerve. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Amiright? And I’ll bet some of you moms out there can identify with me on this.

I no longer hide the marks I don’t love under one piece bathing suits. I have no qualms about wearing that two-piece at the beach or sporting the sports bra at the gym, because I love the body that I’m in despite the perceived imperfections that I would prefer doing without. And I have to remind myself that those marks are EARNED! 👊🏼

What I love most about the body I’m in today is not the outward appearance of it, but rather that I feel GOOD every day and have the energy to keep up with and do cool shit with my grown boys. Like Spartan races, hiking, traveling, and cliff jumping. This is the stuff that REALLY matters as a mom. But there was a time when I didn’t think I’d be here to do those things with my grown boys.

👇🏼Continued in comments👇🏼
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Tuesday 4th December 2018

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‘Tis the season…for shopping and wrapping and baking and…STRESS!

I spent the better part of this past year, going through my house and garage room-by-room, in an effort to reduce my belongings by about 80%. My goal was to include in my living space only things that I love. Over the course of 20 years with family and life, things add up. Drawers, cabinets, & closets get filled.

I got rid of EVERYTHING that no longer sang to my heart. Everything. As I went through this process I began to feel lighter and freer. The less “stuff” I had, the lighter and freer I felt. It was literally detoxifying! From this experience, I realized the impact that having a lot of STUFF has on our STRESS levels.

It was my mission to keep only those items that I loved enough to include in my new space. I can’t tell you how light it feels being in this new space that is free of clutter and excess stuff. And I plan to keep it that way, so I have become extremely mindful of every purchase I make and the “stuff” that I allow to enter my home!

As I was standing in line at TJMaxx last week waiting to purchase a small necessity for my home, I suddenly became aware of all the enticing “stuff” that was strategically placed in the line to the checkouts. I realized that I didn’t have even the slightest interest in browsing through any of it. It was all virtually uninteresting to me…all the candles and socks and decorations. All the pretty stuff. The stuff that ends up filling drawers and cabinets and closets. Stuff I don’t need, and neither, probably do you.

I LOVE giving gifts. However, I’ve begun to focus on gifts that are either consumable or needed and have moved away from gifts for the sake of a gift.

Is your excess “stuff” causing undue STRESS in your life? I challenge you to be mindful of what you bring into your personal space, as well as what you contribute to the personal spaces of others because when you focus on surrounding yourself only with things you need and love, you’ll feel a whole lot lighter…and less stressed! Oh, and did I mention that stress is a major contributing factor to health issues?

#destress #declutter #grateful #gratitude #stressreduction #giving (at San Diego, California)
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Sunday 2nd December 2018

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Babies, babies, babies!

I just love getting messages like this from clients I’ve worked with! It is so rewarding to be a part of such monumental improvements in people’s lives!

When this client initially came to me prior to becoming pregnant, she had a very long list of health symptoms, did not feel good in her body (both physically and emotionally), had a very poor body image, engaged in a lot of self-loathing fueled by guilt and negative thought patterns, felt angry most of the time, and had been on hormonal birth control for YEARS (wreaks HAVOC on your hormones, gut, and health). We worked on optimizing her diet, improving #sleep quality, practicing #selflove, #stress management, did some lab tests to figure out what was going on in her body causing all the symptoms, and worked on healing her gut.

She was ALL IN on the idea of improving her health and being who she wanted to show up as in this world. I provided the guidance, support and resources…SHE did the WORK.
And how lucky her beautiful baby is to have come into this world with a “leg up” on health…born to a healthy mommy who feels good in her body and has the energy both physically and emotionally to be fully there for him each and every day! I wish I’d figured this stuff out before my kids were born!

I love being there to empower moms (and moms to be) to help them be there for all the things that matter, because I’ve suffered through the suck-fest and come out on the other side, so I know life doesn’t have to be that way. Our roles as women and moms are so monumental, and how amazing it is when we feel great performing all of our roles (especially the most important ones, like mommying).

#thrivingprimallywellness #mompower #momboss #healthymom #healthymoms #healthybabies #autoimmune #autoimmuneconditions #autoimmunedisease #hormones #fertility #paleo #primal #fatigue #chronicfatigue #hormones #energy #adrenals #healthymindset #mindset #guthealth #healthygut #healyourbody #FDN #functionalmedicine #healthcoach #anxiety #depression (at San Diego, California)
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Sunday 2nd December 2018

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After placing my order over seven months ago, my OURA ring is finally here! Super excited to find what insights it brings me about my sleep patterns, body temperature patterns, and daily movement.

Who already has one, and what are your thoughts?
#ouraring #sleep #movement #dailyhabits #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits (at San Diego, California)
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Sunday 2nd December 2018

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After placing my order over seven months ago, my OURA ring is finally here! Super excited to find what insights it brings me about my sleep patterns, body temperature patterns, and daily movement.

Who already has one, and what are your thoughts?
#ouraring #sleep #movement #dailyhabits #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits (at San Diego, California)
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Friday 30th November 2018

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Little rant here today.

I love old people. Really, I do. They’re funny, uninhibited, and fun to talk to. They’ve lived so much life and often have such sage, practical advice. But not always. Sometimes their advice is just plain dumb. Here’s an example:
As I was walking my dog, this guy (👆🏼) came out of a restaurant and said, “I like your legs.” 😳 I’ll be honest, his energy was really, really creepy. Like, the serial killer on Criminal Minds kinda creepy.

Me: “Thank you.” What else was there to say?
He continued, “Does HE like your legs too?”
Me (a little confused as I assumed he must’ve been referring to my dog, but thinking what an odd question): “My dog? I’m not sure.”
Him: “NO! Your boyfriend.”
Me: “I don’t have a boyfriend.”
Him (looking incredulous and spitting the words): “Well maybe you should get rid of your dog so you can get one.”
Me (🤔): “Hell no! If a guy doesn’t love me because I have a dog, then he’s not worth my time.” 🙄

This struck me because it was almost the exact same story a single friend told me happened to her a few weeks ago, except with her it was a friend’s boyfriend who offered the unwelcome and unsavory advice.

Ladies:
1. You do not have to be in a relationship in order to be complete, as this advice so clearly implies. And you’ll continue to be the same badass complete self when and if you stumble upon your perfect partner one day and decide to become a team.
2. You are not defined by your relationship status.
3. Self-love is so important in this game called life. Love yourself enough to let the silly unwelcome advice of people roll off your shoulders. Be you. Love you. Because there will only ever be one perfect you…boyfriend, partner, spouse or not.

Rant over.
#selflove #beyou #loveyourself #mindset #healthtips #healthymindhealthybody

(at San Diego, California)
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Friday 30th November 2018

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This was a practice in:
👊🏼 Patience
👊🏼 Perseverance
👊🏼 Problem-solving
We both had too much light filtering into our rooms for quality sleep, so we ordered blackout curtains. Neither of us had ever hung curtains before, so we were on a learning curve. There was stud-finding and measuring and hole drilling and spackling (for the extra oopsie holes) involved, but we got ‘er done, and over 24-hours later they’re still hanging, so I qualify that as a win.

Anything for a good night’s sleep!
#sleep #sleephack #sleepmatters #sleepdeprivation #sleepinthedark #circadianrhythm #hormones #goodsleep #allthetools #momsonqualitytime (at San Diego, California)
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Tuesday 27th November 2018

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Sometimes you just gotta wear reminders of your awesome badassery as a woman.

To be honest, I’ve never really been a TV watcher. Sitting there makes me feel antsy and it has always been tough to sit through an entire episode of anything (even, I’ll admit, as an adult. 🤷🏻‍♀️).

But as a little girl, I was always drawn to shows with strong female characters (both in body and in mind). Growing up as the underdog among my peer group—coming from really tough family dynamics and poverty and being the undernourished, dirty, and pathetically dressed waif—there was just something about those strong female characters that just drew me in and I was easily enraptured for the entire episode. I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House on the Prairie for her spunky freespiritedness at a time when that just wasn’t cool for girls. I felt like she was a reflection of me. And of course, Wonder Woman…for her strength, courage, quick action, and fearlessness! These characters helped to instill a belief in myself from a very young age that I could be bigger than my circumstances, that I could overcome adversity and be and do anything I wanted in life. I wanted to look like her and be like her in all her superhero badassyness. And one day I woke up and realized that in my own unique, spirited, quirky and fun-loving way, I am in fact, Wonder Woman. And you are too.

I’m still on the lookout for her earrings though. Remember those simple round red disks? Any leads would be appreciated. 😉🤷🏻‍♀️

Ladies, embrace your inner Wonder Woman and wear her loud and proud! 👊🏼⭐️💪🏼

#wonderwoman #embraceyourinnerwonderwoman #mindset #badasswoman #badasswomanclub #mindsetwarrior #healthcoach #loa #lawofattraction #functionalmedicine #autoimmunity #thrivingprimallywellness #strength #choosehappy #lifeonpurpose #positivemindset #fdn #hormones #anxiety #depression #guthealth #leakygut #healyourgut #energy #chronicfatigue #fatigue (at San Diego, California)
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Sunday 26th August 2018

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What an amazing weekend of learning and connecting with my fellow FDN practitioners from around the world at FDN’s ten year anniversary conference and celebration, and to learn from thought leaders in the functional health and wellness world. So blessed to have such amazing people in my world and to have the ability to help moms reclaim their lives.
#FDNis10 #FDNconference18 #FDN #functionaldiagnosticnutrition #healthcoach #blessed #grateful #sandiego (at Wyndham San Diego Bayside)

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Sunday 26th August 2018

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You know you are in sync with your friends @wholistichealthboss and @diygreatlife when you show up at the conference wearing almost the exact same outfit and the same colors.
#FDNis10 #FDNconference18 #FDN #functionaldiagnosticnutrition #sandiego (at Wyndham San Diego Bayside)

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
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I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
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The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
•••
Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
•••
I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
•••
The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
•••
Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
•••
I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
•••
The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
•••
Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
•••
I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
•••
The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
•••
Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
•••
I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
•••
The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
•••
Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
•••
I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
•••
The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
•••
Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
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I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
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The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
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Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
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I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
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The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
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Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
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I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
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The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
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Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
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I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
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The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻 •••
What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
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Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Thursday 2nd August 2018

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What I really WANTED for dinner tonight was ice cream, which would have been so easy considering there is an ice cream shop literally in my driveway (see photo). BUT…what my body really NEEDED was good nutrition and grounding.
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I’ve been in a bit of a (okay, I confess… enormous) mental funk the past few weeks as the reality of the enormity of my move to the opposite side of the continent has sunk in and the move date draws closer.
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The downsizing portion of it has been overwhelming both physically and emotionally, as at times it has felt just plain insurmountable. So. Much. Stuff! Downsizing from a large house to minimalistic city apartment dwelling is no easy feat..especially when you’re doing it all solo. Woe is me. 🎻
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What I was completely unprepared for was the HUGE emotions that would surface when thinking about all I’ll be leaving behind to start my life from scratch in a new city…the friendships I’ve built with amazing people (my tribe), my hairdresser, trusted mechanic, the grocery store I love to shop at, my dentist, Maple’s groomer. The list goes on. There have been tears, immense feelings of loneliness, and more tears. This isn’t my typical energy, so I’ve needed to learn to sit with these emotions and remind myself over and over again that everything always works out as it should.
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Circling back to wanting ice cream for dinner. When we are experiencing unusual amounts of stress or are sick, our bodies need good nutrition more than ever because stress puts an enormous burden on the body. As a society, we tend to nurture our stressed or sick bodies with junk foods rather than nourish them with good nutrition when it’s needed most. So rather than cave to my emotional craving, I decided to nourish my body instead with a delicious salad, ground beef with garlic, onions, olives & tomatoes, and for dessert I settled for whole fat plain yogurt with fresh blueberries and peaches which I ate while grounding outdoors with my best friend.
#healthcoach #mindsetshift #nhtosandiego #hormones #stress #overwhelm #meditate #loa #itallworksout #theuniversehasmyback #sandiego

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Sunday 29th April 2018

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You just never know who you’re going to find at @PaleoFx! My soul brother @macromindshift!
#soulbrother #fdn #fdntraining #healthcoach #autoimmunedisease #hormones #dutchtesting #guthealth #microbiome #thrivingprimallywellness (at Paleo f(x))

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A video

Friday 27th April 2018

You just never know what you’re going to learn at @paleofx!
#poledancing #paleofx18 #fdn #thrivingprimallywellness

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Friday 20th April 2018

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Remember this always: You weren’t born to fit in. You were born to stand out!

#rulebreaker #breaktherules #beyourself #daretobedifferent #daretobeyou #justbe #standout #mindfulness #choosehappy #shineyourlight #shineyourheartout #smile #beyourownbeautiful #youwereborntoshine #youwereborntostandout #youwerebornbeautiful

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A video

Thursday 19th April 2018

What are some strategies you use to boost your spirits when you’re feeling low/stressed/overwhelmed?
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I’ve experienced two very significant traumas in my life recently, which I’m not quite ready to talk about here. While I’ve handled these situations fairly well, there are days when I’m just overcome with the emotions of it all. Today was one of those days when I just felt overwhelmed by the grief. So what did I do? When the emotions were at their strongest, rather than diving head first into a tub of Ben & Jerry’s or burying my head under a pillow, I whipped together the most colorful and mismatched workout getup I could find and made my way to the gym to lift some heavy stuff. The emotions weren’t gone after my workout, but I felt more balanced and focused…and came home and ate salmon and roasted veggies instead of Ben & Jerry’s.
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#selflove #selfcare #healthcoach #fdn #hormones #stress #overwhelm #crossfitter #strongwoman #forthewin #stressmanagement #mindfulnesspractice

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Friday 13th April 2018

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What’re you up to on your Friday night? I made myself a little DIY spa night! Magnesium salt bath with lavender, hot cup of roasted dandelion root tea, BEAUTYCOUNTER Brightening face mask, and meditation, followed by curling up with my dog and a good book!
#radicalselfcare #meditation #calm #breathe #lovingkindness #spanight #stress #hormones #relaxation #beautycounter #destress #thrivingprimallywellness #selflovefirst

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Thursday 29th March 2018

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I love beets! That is all.
#beets #wholefoodie #wholefood

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Thursday 29th March 2018

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We can learn so much from our animals. As I set out for my walk this morning, I was thinking about my agenda. All the things on my list that I need to get done to be productive. But Maple’s agenda was entirely different from my own.

She just wanted to be. Without a care in the world, she was 100% present in the moment. Happily sniffing ALL the things. Blades of grass, chunks of snow, paw prints of other dogs, trees and bushes and sign posts that other dogs had peed on.

I intended to walk our usual loop. Maple had other plans. She went the opposite direction we usually go, and as she stopped about every ten feet to sniff whatever new scent crossed her path, I had to remind myself that it was okay to slow down. To be present. To just enjoy the fresh air and the outside noises and the crisp air. To just be.

In our fast-paced, over-worked, over (or under)-exercised world, so many people are suffering from health issues that are symptoms of stress. Stress plays an enormous role in our overall health. One of the things I had to learn the hard way with my own health journey.

My own journey back to health involved not just changing what I put in my mouth, but what I allowed into my mind as well. Taking time to just be, to enjoy each moment, to practice mindfulness, and to inspire others through positive actions were every bit as important in healing my body as changing what I put into my mouth.

Unlike Maple, I don’t think I’ll be sniffing anyone’s pee, but I’m going to use her reminder that it is okay to slow down, be in the moment, and enjoy the journey. How can you find ways to build joy into your journey to improve your overall health?

#stress #fdn #functionaltesting #thrivingprimally #hormones #autoimmune #aip #paleo #healthcoach #leakygut #guthealth #fatigue #toxins #environmentaltoxins #headaches #allergies #migraines #healthtips #healthyliving #cleaneating #cleanliving #adrenals #mindset #healthtips #grainfree #primal #stressreduction #meditation #enjoythejourney

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The Scale Holds No Magic

Thursday 22nd March 2018

It’s true. This box holds no magic. I wish it didn’t exist, and I hate that our society puts so much faith and value on it.

That we’ve been told to “just lose weight” to be healthy. The information it provides really tells us nothing about the big picture of your overall health and what’s going on “under the hood”, which is really misleading for people. The truth is that excess weight (really fat & inflammation) is just a symptom that something is askew internally. A symptom. Just like a headache, a cough, a runny nose, achy joints, acne/rashes, pain, anxiety, fatigue, sleep disturbance, etc are just SYMPTOMS of an underlying cause. And typically when a person needs to lose “weight” there are usually multiple other symptoms accompanying the unfavorable extra fat and inflammation.

So what exactly is “healthy”? By most people’s standards, “healthy” would be defined as an absence of a diagnosed medical condition. But from a functional health perspective, and by my standards, “healthy” means an absence of symptoms, vibrant energy and the ability to live life to one’s fullest. Symptoms are very common in our modern world. So common, in fact, that most people believe that it’s normal to have at least a few symptoms. We’re “genetically predisposed” right? It’s just because of aging, right? Wrong. Symptoms are common, but symptoms are NOT normal. Symptoms are a signal from the body that there is HIDDEN dysfunction going on “under the hood”.

That’s why, when working with clients, I have them take photos, including a close-up face shot, do an initial weigh-in, and then…<ZOINKS!>…I tell them to lock their scale in the trunk of their spouse’s car or in a closet and hide the key for the time-being! What is the goal, REALLY, when one seeks to lose “weight”? Is it really a magic number that we’re striving for? Or is the goal really to feel amazing inside our bodies? To wake up every day filled with energy, be free of symptoms, love what we look like in the mirror and be ready to tackle the day.

By taking the focus OFF THE SCALE and on BUILDING HEALTH instead, we’re shifting mindset to focus on a vision of how AMAZING life can be when we are free of all symptoms. That’s what the ultimate goal is right?

In addition to lifestyle modifications around diet and exercise, as an FDN practitioner, I make the right lab testing available to my clients and help them discover the HIDDEN causes of dysfunction in their bodies that are leading to SYMPTOMS, including dysfunction with their Hormones, Immune function, Digestion, Detoxification, Energy, and Nervous systems that is leading to symptoms. After this dysfunction is uncovered with a little detective work, I guide my clients through actionable lifestyle modifications focusing on diet, rest, appropriate exercise for their body’s needs, stress reduction (internal and external), and appropriate targeted individual protocols based on their body’s needs.

This is why I market myself as a HEALTH coach, not a weight loss coach. Does this mean that my clients don’t lose weight (ie fat and inflammation) while working with me? Absolutely not, and quite the contrary. The majority of my clients do come to me with weight loss as a goal, and that weight loss happens…as a natural side-effect of becoming healthier! BOOM!

My BIG passion and PURPOSE is that I believe that it is our BIRTHRIGHT to live a high-quality existence while we’re on this planet and be able to enjoy daily life with vibrant energy, and I believe that the best way to achieve a high quality existence and be able to enjoy daily life with vibrant energy is to be in tune with what your body needs and be charge of YOUR OWN health!

And in order to be in tune with what your body needs and to be in charge of YOUR OWN health you need to know what is going on INSIDE your body with the right testing and make the long-term commitment to lifestyle changes that empower you to have the reins on your own health, focusing on proper diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction, and appropriate supplementation based on your body’s unique needs…instead of giving that power to your doctor or insurance companies!

Can you imagine how amazing life can be:

✅To wake up each morning free of nagging symptoms?

✅Having the energy to get through each day without feeling the need to depend on caffeine or other stimulants?

✅Feeling more joyful and confident?

✅Waking up each morning with the energy to spend time with your loved ones?

✅Having energy and motivation to exercise?

✅To be able to focus on tasks for longer periods of time?

✅To feel zest for a life worth living?

✅To just enjoy life in general?

I firmly believe that we were meant to THRIVE, not just survive. QUALITY OF LIFE MATTERS!

If you are ready to be empowered to thrive, and become the healthiest version of you, hop on over to my website and complete my quick Health Building Questionnaire. Then I’ll send you a link to schedule your free 45-minute consultation during which we can discuss your unique needs/goals and which of my health building programs might be a right fit for you!

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Friday 16th March 2018

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Heading out for girls’ night to make a statement in BEAUTYCOUNTER Red.
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#beautycounter #saferbeauty

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Wednesday 14th March 2018

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The view from my meditation chair this morning. Still snowing!
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#winterwonderland #nh #newhampshire #meditate #meditationspace (at Chichester, New Hampshire)

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Tuesday 13th March 2018

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Just what my muscles need after two three consecutive days of heavy lifting @ancient.minerals.
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#magnesiumoil #musclerecovery

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Tuesday 13th March 2018

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I just LOVE this Citrus Rosemary body oil after a shower!
#beautycounter #saferbeauty #saferpersonalcare

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Thursday 8th March 2018

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My new favorite. That is all.
#yogitea #chairooibos #caffeinefree

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Wednesday 7th March 2018

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Today is my youngest son’s 18th birthday. 😱 I wanted him to wake up on his birthday morning to something special. Knowing that he probably wouldn’t have been very excited about a bouquet of flowers, I decided to make him a bouquet of treats instead. But, while he’ll find everything in the bouquet yummy, I put nothing in the bouquet that I wouldn’t be willing to put into my own body as well.
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So let’s talk about “kid food” vs “adult food”. In my mind, there is no difference. There is only “people food”. Let’s face it, if a food is good for you, it’s also good for your kid. If a food is harmful to you, it’s also harmful to your kid. It’s really that simple. People ask me all the time, “If I’m eating this way, what should I be feeding my kid? This isn’t really kid food.” Uuuuuuhhhhhh…🤔 Or “My child is really picky and will only eat kid food.” Then there’s always this one, “I don’t want my child to feel different at school or deprived.”
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When I think about my philosophy to feeding my kids, I think of these two quotes, “Food is meant to nourish, not to nurture.” And, “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” Ann Wigmore.
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I have no control over what my kids eat outside the home (and believe me, they eat ALL the crap), but I do have control over what I bring into my own home and feed them at home. This is a philosophy I’ve stuck to with conviction despite the whining and complaining and even the raised eyebrows from others. Because the way I see it, if I know that a food is harmful to HUMAN health, how can I justify feeding it to my kids just to satisfy their tastebuds or protect them from feeling “weird” at school because they’ve got real food instead of Frankenfood in their lunch boxes? To me, protecting them from a lifetime of chronic health issues, obesity, and autoimmunity is FAR more important than the instant gratification of tasty poison.
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I really do dream of a time when ALL parents feed their children based on what is best for them rather than what they like.
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#prevention #conviction #mission #foodasmedicine #foodismedicine

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Tuesday 6th March 2018

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I love getting amazing feedback from my clients like this:

“Wanted to show you how much you have helped me in improving my sleep over this last year! This was my typical night before I met you. Never really getting a good deep sleep and now my average looks like this!”

Building health from the inside out!
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#sleep #sleepdeprivation #fdn #healthcoach #hormones #guthealth #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunity #selfcare #selflove #paleocoach

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Monday 5th March 2018

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Because I was in such anticipation of the 18.2 ascending ladder. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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But in all seriousness, if this (💩) isn’t happening for you AT LEAST once per day, then Houston, you’ve got a problem. A problem that can have serious consequences for your long-term health. A problem that’s a tell-tale clue that you’ve got some dysfunction going on in your gut. A problem I can help with.
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Looking to improve your moves? 💩 Give me a shout-out. I can help! 👊🏼
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#poop #microbiome #guthealth #constipation #autoimmune #autoimmunedisease #leakygut #fdn #functionalhealth #hormones #digestion #healthcoach #crossfit #crossfitopen2018

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Sunday 4th March 2018

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When that clear vision hits you…I woke up BURSTING with gratitude about being a speaker at next year’s @paleofx conference! To be clear, I haven’t even submitted my proposal yet, but I have my talk worked out in my head, and I can already visualize myself on the stage. 🔥 💥☄️💫✨
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#manifest #create #believeindreams #believe #makeadifference #changetheworld #improvelives #bethechange #possibility #faith #paleo #paleofx2019 #speaker

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Saturday 3rd March 2018

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I’m in full-on creation mode tonight and decided to take a little break for a brain boosting snack of Paleo Certified @4505meats Chili & Salt pork rinds. So delicious!
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#eatfat #porkrinds #holyyumminess #paleo #paleocoach #FDN #brainfood

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Saturday 3rd March 2018

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Any experience with using crystals for clearing negative energy from a space? I’m new to this idea, but learning more about them and need to clear some dark energy from one of the rooms in my home, so I got these two crystals, along with all the smaller ones. The large ones are selenite and quartz. I have no idea how the magic works, but I figured it certainly can’t hurt, and as a bonus, they’re beautiful!
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#healingcrystals #crystals

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Saturday 3rd March 2018

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No banging and crashing today. Time for some self care!
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#selfcare #mobility #injuryprevention

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Saturday 3rd March 2018

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Sometimes I like to share helpful hacks, and here’s one. When I remember, I like to give my kitchen scrubbers a bath in boiling soapy water (I use Seventh Generation dish soap) and follow it up with a good soak in hydrogen peroxide to get rid of any nasty bacteria that may be lurking on the tools I’m washing my dishes with. This morning I added a few drops of melaleuca (tea tree oil) to the peroxide soak for some extra antibacterial protection. No need for harsh, hormone-disrupting chemicals in this house!
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#healthtips #kitchenhacks #saynotochemicals #hormones #FDN #healthcoach

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Tuesday 27th February 2018

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My dentist suggested I add activated charcoal to my next batch of toothpaste for added detox while I’m brushing. I thought, “Why not brush with black toothpaste?” I also decided to try out a new recipe that would be squeezable so that I wouldn’t have to scoop it out anymore.
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#nailedit
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This recipe contains filtered water (maybe a little too much? 🤷🏻‍♀️), diatomaceous earth, coconut oil, MCT oil, activated charcoal, pyrophyllite clay, Himalayan salt, baking soda, stevia powder, peppermint, wild orange, and clove essential oils. And since I’ll be driving right past Whole Foods this morning, I guess I’ll swing in and pick up some bentonite clay to enhance the detox and thicken it up a bit.
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#detox #chemicalfree #selfcare #nofluoride #safepersonalcare #toothpaste #healthcoach #healthtips #squeezable #nailedit

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Saturday 24th February 2018

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Heading out for my Saturday errands, and while there are many things on my to-do list, my most important mission of the day is to inspire joy and bring smiles to the faces of as many of my fellow human beings as possible.
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How will I accomplish this mission?
💫 I will make, instead of avoiding, eye contact with as many people as possible as I go about my errands and gift them with a bright, warm smile.
💫 I will say a kind word to a stranger if the opportunity arises.
💫 I will slow down in parking lots to allow people who are trying to back out of their spaces out instead of crowding my way forward.
💫 I will smile and wave on the person who cuts me off in traffic. If their energy is already negative, I won’t help the situation by shaking my fist and shouting obscenities at them.
💫 I will be kind.
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Inspiring positive change in the world does not require posting loud opinions about the awfulness in the world. It also doesn’t cost a thing. Being kind is free. Gifting others with a smile is free. I think anyone would agree that a smiling face is more attractive than a “resting bitch face” any day of the week.
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Be the change you want to see.
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#kindness #smile #randomactsofkindness #spreadjoy #spreadpeace #calm #love #bethechange #justsaynotorestingbitchface

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Saturday 24th February 2018

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Heading out for my Saturday errands, and while there are many things on my to-do list, my most important mission of the day is to inspire joy and bring smiles to the faces of as many of my fellow human beings as possible.
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How will I accomplish this mission?
💫 I will make, instead of avoiding, eye contact with as many people as possible as I go about my errands and gift them with a bright, warm smile.
💫 I will say a kind word to a stranger if the opportunity arises.
💫 I will slow down in parking lots to allow people who are trying to back out of their spaces out instead of crowding my way forward.
💫 I will smile and wave on the person who cuts me off in traffic. If their energy is already negative, I won’t help the situation by shaking my fist and shouting obscenities at them.
💫 I will be kind.
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Inspiring positive change in the world does not require posting loud opinions about the awfulness in the world. It also doesn’t cost a thing. Being kind is free. Gifting others with a smile is free. I think anyone would agree that a smiling face is more attractive than a “resting bitch face” any day of the week.
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Be the change you want to see.
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#kindness #smile #randomactsofkindness #spreadjoy #spreadpeace #calm #love #bethechange #justsaynotorestingbitchface

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Wednesday 14th February 2018

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Step one to a happy, healthy, joyful you: Love thyself!
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Happy Valentines Day!
#mindset #peace #lovethyself #love #innerpeace #healthtips #healthymindhealthybody #calm

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Tuesday 13th February 2018

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Seriously. I get to do my morning meditation and journaling with this curled up on my lap EVERY DAY! Does it get any better? 😍
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#meditate #gratitude #appreciation #yorkie

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