Got Friends? The Connection Between Social Support and Health

  It can be easy to think of health, fitness and well-being as being directly impacted by our diet and lifestyle choices and not much else. Some might go further to include stress-relieving activities such as meditation, yoga, or spending time in nature when thinking about what directly affects their overall health and well-being.  Funnily … Continue reading Got Friends? The Connection Between Social Support and Health

Judging Books By Their Covers; Why It’s Better to Look Inside to Determine “Healthiness”

“Healthy” is a funny word, isn’t it? It can mean very different things to different people. As a Nutritional Therapist and Coach I have heard things like: “I just want to get healthy”, or “I need to be healthier”. But what does that really mean? I personally have come to a definition of health that … Continue reading Judging Books By Their Covers; Why It’s Better to Look Inside to Determine “Healthiness”

Women Lifting Heavy

A couple of decades ago, women were warned not to lift too heavy of weights lest they bulk up to hulk-like proportions. They were told to “do cardio, lots of cardio; cardio is your best friend”. Nowadays, however; more and more women are realizing that just doing lots of cardio doesn't do nearly as much … Continue reading Women Lifting Heavy

I Ate My Placenta and Hated It

With the birth of our second child, we decided to go the Birthing Center route after having a less than ideal experience in a hospital the first time around. You can read about my two very different birthing experiences here. I am so glad we made that decision, because the birthing center we used was … Continue reading I Ate My Placenta and Hated It