Green Smoothies

Eat your vegetables! I think most of us remember hearing that over and over again growing up. Just about every diet recommends a lot of vegetables, especially leafy greens. I recommend at least 3 hand size portions a day and that is a lot of vegetables. The question is… how do you eat that many…

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Portion Sizes

There is so much discussion about how portion sizes for Americans have grown larger and larger over the years. An easy example for size comparison is McDonalds meals. In the 1950s a regular single patty cheeseburger and a small fry and an 8 oz drink was a meal. Today a Big Mac, large fries and…

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Exercise

This week is all about exercise. I know many people dread it; in fact when I think about it, I groan inwardly. But if I stop and think about it, I like to exercise. I like Zumba, aerobics, volleyball, hiking, snorkeling… tons of great exercise. I think the problem is when we think about exercise…

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Sugar, sugar…

Each week we are going to add a step toward becoming healthier and feeling great. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to lose weight, just be as healthy as you can be or just feel better. Each of these steps works toward all of those goals! The first step is going to be hardest…

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New Year… Make it your year

It’s that time of year again… New Year’s Resolutions. Truth is, I just hate them. Most of the time they are just wishes that never come true. So writing a bunch of wishes down on some sticky notes doesn’t appeal to me but I do like to use the New Year as a reset button.…

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DIY Lip Gloss

I’ve been a lip gloss junkie since I got my hands on my first Bubblegum Bonnie Bell Lipsmacker. There is something magical about a soft pink shiny lip gloss that warms my inner little girl heart. Alas, while I used to happily buy it and skip through life, lips a shiny, a couple of years…

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Buying a house…

Have I mentioned that I have a love/hate relationship about looking at houses? I think it is the worst thing ever. My husband are total opposites when it comes to a house. My favorite style is Victorian and his is ‘modern box’. I could live in a shack if it had an awesome yard, deck…

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DIY: Bath Bombs

Making homemade gifts adds such a personal touch to holiday gift giving. There is something about giving something that you’ve put a little bit of love into that makes people feel special. I like to try and find things I can make that aren’t hugely labor intensive or there is a high risk of failure.…

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DIY: Wool Felt Scentables

I’ll bet most of you didn’t know that before I became a health coach, I had a craft and quilting store for many years, so I do love to be crafty. This year I became quite enamoured with some little colorful wool felt balls and decided they had to turn into something perfect to put…

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Quick & Easy Chocolate Treats

I look forward to the holidays every year, then when they arrive I’m reminded about how much there is to get done; wrapping, buying presents, meal planning and making holiday treats. Lots and lots of holiday treats. Back in the beginning, I did a cookie exchanges and made holiday plates every everyone and spent hours making…

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