SHHH! An Introvert and Her Cave: How to Enjoy Solitude and Why it Matters

Mmmm… Saturday night and quiet music -or just plain quiet- dim lights, being alone, and reading a good book while sipping a cup of tea and getting lost in the world of your inner thoughts. And did I mention being completely and utterly alone? For hours on end. All ALONE. Seriously, I love people. A…… Continue reading SHHH! An Introvert and Her Cave: How to Enjoy Solitude and Why it Matters

Sticks and Stones: My Story, My Why, and the Power of Words

So I have shared bits of why I got into nutrition. You can read my About section on this blog. I dedicated a whole two sentences to it. But I’ve never been completely raw and open on the subject. So here goes. I was made fun of as a teen. A lot. Constantly. For YEARS…… Continue reading Sticks and Stones: My Story, My Why, and the Power of Words

The Bigger Picture

Ever tried calorie counting every meal, strictly watching percentages, or restricting foods? Great health isn’t about strict rules, it’s about loving life. Have you ever found yourself focusing on too much detail, rules, guilt, and restrictions and you miss the bigger picture? Guidelines are important. What to eat is important. Self-discipline is important. But it…… Continue reading The Bigger Picture

Why You Should Ditch Calorie Counting (And What to do Instead)

Most people have heard, calories in, calories out. But how your body handles food is much more complex than that. Like regulating your body temperature, pH levels, etc, your body is always trying to maintain homeostasis. Your body loves balance and it is always working to keep balance, and that includes your weight. If you…… Continue reading Why You Should Ditch Calorie Counting (And What to do Instead)

Don’t Take Life Sitting Down

I think there is a mindset these days that is counterproductive and becomes a stumbling block for people who want to achieve better health. You turn on the TV and notice every other ad seems to be for some new medicine for every ailment. I am not against medicine when it is absolutely necessary, but…… Continue reading Don’t Take Life Sitting Down

Can’t Catch Some ZZZZs? How to Snooze Your Way to Better Health

One of the major issues I hear people struggle with is lack of sleep. Only in recent decades we are beginning to understand sleep, what it does, and why it is so important to a healthy life. Do you ever wake up feeling groggy or does your mind race before you go to bed? I…… Continue reading Can’t Catch Some ZZZZs? How to Snooze Your Way to Better Health