Wellness on the Road

You’ve got an upcoming trip…but you’ve been working on some positive lifestyle change and now you’re terrified of falling off the horse due to your upcoming vacation. Or maybe you’re a traveler for business and you want to keep up your practice while working away from home. How do you manage your health routine with a travel schedule?

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The Beauty of Breakfast

We’ve all heard the old adage: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I love getting all of these good ingredients in me first thing in the morning because I feel like I satisfy so many nutritional requirements right out the gate and then lunch and dinner are a whole lot less stressful to plan.

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Making It Stick

A new year has begun and many of us reflect at this time on our current health, fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and wellness goals. Whether you tend to do this on a regular basis or are doing it for the first time, if you’re setting goals for the week, month, year or decade, you will likely forge ahead with enthusiasm.  Perhaps you’ll just set a few mental goals or perhaps you’re the kind of person who will make health to-do lists, write down your workout time in your calendar, spreadsheet meal plans and bookmark recipes, enroll in a gym or fitness class or hire a personal trainer.

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Staying Motivated During The Holiday Season

The seasons are changing again. The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere) and out come our boots, sweaters, coats, hats, gloves and scarves.  Everywhere, there are signs of holiday traditions, twinkling lights, visiting family and friends, celebrations, and merry making.  Somehow, our busy lives become busier.  Kids are out of school, many of us will find ourselves traveling or hosting guests, schedules get packed and jumbled and often we begin to feel as if we’re standing on our head (or lounging in an ottoman, exhausted, staring blankly at the TV).

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The Significance of Sleep

The research is out. Sleep is an incredibly important part of our daily lives, and affects our mental stability, mood, memory, athletic ability and recovery, motivation, coordination and so much more.

If you are habitually cutting your sleep short, you’ll suffer a myriad of problems.  If you are one that likes to try to pull “all-nighters” you’re ultimately damaging not only the work you’re trying to get done, but your physical and mental being as well.

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Resolution Solutions: 6 steps to stay on Track!

Setting goals can be a daunting task for some.  For others, it’s easily done and just as easily forgotten.  In this blog, I’m attempting to outline a few structures with tips on how to stay motivated and focused on your goals.  The intention for this blog is to give you guidance on how to reach your goals as efficiently as possible while also encouraging you to build a happier, more balanced and less stressed self, overall.

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Goal-Setting Foreplay: The Self-Assessment

When you make your goals, make them from a place of authenticity.  Understand where exactly you are, how you got there, and where you'd like to go next, and then ultimately where you'd like to end up.  Don’t make your goals for someone else.  Don’t make your goals based on others’ expectations of you.  Don’t make your goals for another version of yourself that you wished were real.  Make that version of you real—all aspects of that person you want to be.

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The hardest part is getting started.

I once heard my yoga instructor say "the toughest pose is rolling out your mat."

How true it is. We have the best intentions. We plan, we promise ourselves, make deals with ourselves, buy the class package, enroll at the gym, fill the house with exercise equipment and stock the closet with workout clothing, but sometimes we just don't get around to STARTING. We get distracted, we lose our motivation, we tell ourselves we'll make up for it tomorrow.

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