{Breathe} A Simple Exercise in Body Love

I recently asked a teenage client to share three parts of her body that she loved. She paused, looked at me with startled and fearful eyes and replied, “Really?” Yes, really. I could empathize with her reaction because this exercise used to be really hard for me too. Honestly, there are days when it still is, and that is why it’s so important. The real work comes when we start to bring our awareness to the parts of our body that feel difficult to love and change the story.  Continue reading “{Breathe} A Simple Exercise in Body Love”

{Nourish} Healthy Cooking Video: Double Chocolate Raspberry Quickbread

Holidays beg for baked goods like this Double Chocolate Raspberry Quickbread, which we plan to whip up for a Mother’s Day brunch with friends. Yes, this quickbread that I created in partnership with Simply Sorghum, happens to be gluten-free and dairy-free but it definitely isn’t lacking in flavor or decadence. You might even venture to say it’s pretty darn nutritious. You’ll definitely vouch for all of its deliciousness!   Continue reading “{Nourish} Healthy Cooking Video: Double Chocolate Raspberry Quickbread”

{Nourish} The Dish on Medicinal Mushrooms

In the land of superfood trends, medicinal mushrooms are quite the rage. If you’re curious to learn a bit more before you spend a pretty penny testing them out, this is the post for you. I too was curious as these fungi lore you in with lofty health claims and a lofty price tag to boot. So, I’ll share some facts and you can decide for yourself.  That being said, ‘ll leave you with this as you start to read…there is no one (or ten) super foods that can heal you. Our health is holistic – a balanced plate, balanced mind and balanced life will serve you best.  Continue reading “{Nourish} The Dish on Medicinal Mushrooms”

Nourish: Roasted Chicken Thighs with Olives, Potatoes, Artichokes and Lemon

The last three months feel like a blur and I feel a bit sheepy for being MIA. That being said, I have been doing my best to keep yummy nourishing food on the table at our house and I’ve been thinking of you all while I’m at it. I continue to patiently await for Spring to actually arrive (snow again this morning, what the heck!) so I figured an early Spring recipe would possibly encourage her to show up. A tasty and simple one pot meal, this recipe for Braised Chicken Thighs with olives, potatoes, artichokes and lemon is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.  Continue reading “Nourish: Roasted Chicken Thighs with Olives, Potatoes, Artichokes and Lemon”

{Nourish} 6 Healthy Hacks to Upgrade Packaged Foods

Friends! What a wild few weeks it’s been. I have had “BLOG” on my to-do list every week and still, I haven’t been able to keep up with it. I’m sorry! Between trips to and from Florida for Spring Training with the Phillies (no complaints here!) and a sick kiddo (this cold and flu season is nutty!), life has felt non-stop because it has been. What better time to talk about healthy hacks for packaged foods, right? My fridge has felt bare but we’ve still managed to get some healthy meals on the table. The trick, work with what you’ve got! When fresh foods are sparse, do a freezer and pantry inventory just to connect with your food stash. You’ll be amazed at what you find and what you can do with it!  Continue reading “{Nourish} 6 Healthy Hacks to Upgrade Packaged Foods”

{Breathe} Reboot Your Resolution with an Intention Worth Keeping!

5 Health Intentions for the New yearDid you know that 80% of New Years resolutions fail by February! Ugh. That’s a startling statistic and it might have you thinking, “why bother”? I’m right there with you. That’s why I gave up on resolutions a few years ago and, to be honest, I don’t regret it one little bit. Wellness doesn’t manifest from lofty goals and deprivation. You have to be more gentle and compassionate with yourself to see positive results.

You don’t believe me, do you? You’re still convinced that to achieve your healthiest self your have to starve yourself all the while participating in some bootcamp from hell. Deep Breath. Enjoy the exhale. 

Continue reading “{Breathe} Reboot Your Resolution with an Intention Worth Keeping!”