creamy butternut squash soup

  it was 65 degrees here just the other day and i went to bed last night wondering if it was a little silly i’d waited so long to share a favorite creamy vegan soup recipe with you.   then waking up to fresh snow this morning i was quickly reminded the joys of springtime. i found myself feeling reassured there’s plenty of time to enjoy a delicious butternut squash soup before summer rattles around.   who am i kidding?... Read More

when the health coach isn’t well

  i’ve been sitting on a dark secret, holding onto my story, and trying to move forward in the best way i know how. my strength has always been not showing weakness. putting the ugly in a clean and organized box and placing it on a shelf, metaphorically out of sight.   overall, i’ve always held a healthy level of confidence. confident enough that i’m not shuttering in a corner unable to interact with others but not too... Read More

the no frills 7-day clean eating adventure

are you: tired of being tired? looking to break free from unhealthy eating habits you know are bad for you? struggling to manage cravings that sabotage your efforts to be healthy? thinking there are foods you’re sensitive to that may be preventing you from feeling your best? wanting to feel more vibrant and energetic in your daily life? hoping to lose weight and feel great? over the past years i’ve put together an exciting program based... Read More

self-care isn’t selfish

all too often we put the need to focus on ourself off to the side thinking we’ll get to it later. yet, self-care is an important foundation to any healthy lifestyle. it’s at the epicenter of our healthiest habits. self-care is a journey like any other and it requires that you’re paying attention. there’s a self-care revolution taking place. are you in? self-care does not have to cost an arm and a leg. it isn’t a frivolous... Read More

date donut holes-the variety pack

alright, serious question…who in the world doesn’t like a treat every now and again? i obviously do as evidenced here, here, here and here. we weren’t desert wild at my house growing up but quite often a weekend morning would lend to a handpicked sweet roll plate from the local bakery. we fancied slicing them up for a sample plate and munching on them throughout the morning. these days fried doughy cake isn’t quite as exciting... Read More

schedule your discovery session

  are you… feeling discouraged because you’re not seeing the results you’re looking for with your weight loss goals?   trying to understand a new diet or protocol but you don’t know where to begin?   are you in a downward spiral struggling with cravings and yo-yo dieting?   fighting to kick your sugar habit but nothing has worked?   dealing with an allergy or food intolerance and don’t know... Read More

don’t manage disappointment, create success: set s.m.a.r.t. goals and work with a health coach

quite often someone streams a look of confusion my way as i mention i’m a health coach. it piques their interest and generates more than one question. ranking among the top: is that a real thing? what does that mean? can you help me?  health coaching is a real thing. it’s about support, behavior and accountability, and yes, i can help you once we identify what you need. health and wellness coaching was born out of the field of humanistic... Read More

30 minutes is the new marathon: the inphyusion 30-day movement challenge

  i love movement and being active and i’ve always loved movement and being active. as a child, my mom found me more than once trying to sleep in my swimming suit so that i wouldn’t miss a moment of swim time fussing with my suit the next morning. as if i wouldn’t wake up well before the opportunity to swim began. when i made the leap from my elementary and junior high soccer and basketball teams to my high school squads, i... Read More