Tag: healthy living

Move Your Body–Old School!

Back in the Day! Were you an active kiddo? Chances are if you are over the age of 35, you came from generations that were told to “go play outside” on the regular. Some kids weren’t even expected home until the street lights came on. Those days may be long gone, but your fun memories are right there when you call them forth. What … Read More Move Your Body–Old School!

Team up to Win!

As a mom and movement coach, I am an advocate of team sports for my girls. They are very different personalities and ages (21 and 9), and differently-abled (the 21-year-old is a typically abled person and the little one has down syndrome), but there have always been team activities they both participate in and enjoy. I am no less an advocate for my clients … Read More Team up to Win!

Walk, Stroll, or Roll in the Park Day!

A walk might seem like child’s play compared to running a marathon or competing in crossfit, but a walk can be a very healthy alternative if you lack the time or interest in exercising intensely. In fact, for most people, the maximum benefit from movement can be achieved in about 30 minutes 4 times a week. Most humans were built for walking, and even … Read More Walk, Stroll, or Roll in the Park Day!

Bring in Spring Like a Boss!

Spring is officially here! I, like others, are feeling this spring a little more deeply and with greater excitement. This year, there is the promise of mingling and socializing more after surviving a pandemic. It is not totally over, but it seems like this Omicron has been declining without another deadly variant on its heels. I am grateful to be able to figuratively and … Read More Bring in Spring Like a Boss!

Soul Food February

This month where Black History is observed, learned, taught, and made (Erin Johnson!) is also a time where the cultural markers are fondly discussed. For me, there are so many things that add so much to this month (and all year) but none so near and dear to me and my business as soul food. In my holistic coaching practice, relationships with food are … Read More Soul Food February

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Good Sleep Habits Support Good Health

January is here and there is no better time to start building in better habits! There are only a couple of areas that are more impactful on your overall wellness than sleep! We’ve all suffered through days of headache, fatigue and irritability after a bad night’s sleep for whatever reason. Sure, you can make up for it with a power nap or by sleeping … Read More Good Sleep Habits Support Good Health

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Holiday Survival for Disordered Eaters*

*When you are in recovery or trying to eat for wellness This time of year, advertisements of snowy streets and families coming together laughing eating, and making merry abound. Presents being handed back and forth, faces of pure delight, and picture-perfect families and friends greeting each other with joy and true happiness. There are also just as many campaigns with thin, fit, people dashing … Read More Holiday Survival for Disordered Eaters*

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Eating I.Q.: Why You Eat When You Are Not Hungry

Do you wait until you feel an aching in your stomach before firing up the grill and cooking dinner and then eat until you are ready to burst? Do you turn to food as a coping mechanism when you feel emotionally overwhelmed? Does chocolate cake or a pizza slice make you feel happy and like you’re on top of the world? Self-awareness is crucial … Read More Eating I.Q.: Why You Eat When You Are Not Hungry

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Let’s Get it PREPPIN’

Meal Prep Saves Lives Or so it does, IMHO. I got started for the same reason a lot of folks do–to manage (or perhaps lose weight). But that was years ago, and I escaped the hold of diet culture, meal planning and prepping stayed with me. One reason is I enjoy it. My husband enjoys cooking, and the girls both love cooking programs and … Read More Let’s Get it PREPPIN’

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Mindful Eating 101: Fall into the Right Mindset

Have you been struggling with a negative or lack mindset? Do you have a hard time balancing your moods, or you don’t understand why you can’t seem to focus? These are all common signs of needing a shift in your mindset and luckily, I’m here to help you with that. The fall season is an excellent time to start shifting your mindset and developing … Read More Mindful Eating 101: Fall into the Right Mindset

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The Holiday Struggle is Real!

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3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter

What We All Should Know…I hope! Good Hand Hygiene is Your Best Line of Defense Against Cold and Flu (and COVID-19) and Avoid Getting Sick by Keeping Your Distance Hopefully, you and your family have mastered these two basics of health. But running a three-way tie behind them are easy and just as important! Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables All systems of … Read More 3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter