Posts in Health and Wellness
Is Your Workout Routine STRESSING You Out?

Did you know that over-exercising when your body is already stressed can have a negative impact on your system?
I know that there is a lot of talk out there about “commitment and pushing through”… but sometimes it’s just as important to let yourself rest.

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Travel Anxiety…What I've Learned.

As many of you know, traveling in general sparks some anxiety in me, but when you toss NYC energy on top of it all, it tends to get a bit… magnified. Sprinkle in the fact that I am annoyingly claustrophobic (planes, elevators, subways … oh my!) and I’ve got some emotions to deal with it!

So what’s a travel-loving gal supposed to do when her sensitive nervous system, anxiety, and love for exploring new places collides?

Luckily, there’s quite a lot! And I’m ready to share those tools with you, too.

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What's the Deal with Menstrual Cramps?!

I am going to be REAL upfront with all of you … I still struggle with some intense period pain each month. Just like clock-work, day one of my period comes around, and I am hit with some mega cramps. It can be really frustrating to work so hard on your diet and stress reduction and still find yourself curled into a ball with a heating pad, essential oils (and let’s be real, some ibuprofen), each month. So, I hit up my favorite hormone books/holistic coaches to figure out what in the WORLD is going on with menstrual cramps, and the science behind them.

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Are You Having Gut Issues and Don't Even Know It?

Here’s the crazy thing about the gut… it literally affects the ENTIRE body.

Even if you don’t identify as having digestive discomfort or distress, your gut may be the source of a host of other symptoms in the body. But how do you know?

From belly pain, to skin and mood issues, to hormone imbalances … let’s touch on a why our bellies are so important!

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EAT the Sugar! Yep, I said it.

Earlier this week I wrote a post on instagram about how I have been enjoying ALL of the fall goodies this season. Donuts, cupcakes, cookies...I was craving all things pumpkin!

Now, I know how HARD it can be to overthink sugar when it comes to balancing your hormones (and gut). And, when I’m working with my clients, we talk a lot about what it means to balance your blood sugar and how refined sugar and carbs can really hurt our delicate hormonal balance…BUT… I’ve also found that there is a beautiful balance.

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The Period Blues…What GIVES?

Here you are again...period time. Just like clockwork, you feel your mood spiraling downward and that familiar urge to cry at literally nothing at all sets in. What GIVES?

Our bodies go through some intense hormonal changes throughout the month, and most of the time, we are working against them … not for them.

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Why I Created the 3-Month Coaching Program

I was always afraid of how anxious or nervous I was going to feel. I would worry about being able to make it through the work day without feeling completely exhausted. And I dreaded waking up with yet ANOTHER upset stomach. Most of all, I was constantly stressing about the “best” food to put in my body. I was always on the defense! And my negative self-talk was making the situation even worse.


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Anxiety can feel unpredictable, but here's what you can do...

I used to be SO afraid of my anxiety/worry, which in turn, only made it worse and made it last a longer. Instead of feeding into it, I practiced the tools that have helped me reduce and overcome a lot of my old symptoms.

I’ve found that takes a blend of reducing nutritional & lifestyle stressors as well as breaking down my core beliefs around anxiety that has made all the difference in my healing process.

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Why Work with a Health Coach?

The most frequently asked question I receive is.... well ... what does a health coach do?  

Most of us already know that we should be eating whole foods and moving our bodies, right?  I mean, the internet is practically overflowing with the next "perfect diet" and "calorie-burning exercise routine" you MUST do in order to achieve optimal health.

With so much information at our finger tips, what's the point of working with a one-on-one coach?

Well here's a little secret... 

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Highights from Philadephia

All the podcast convention stuff aside, the culture and food scene in Philly is fantastic! There is so much history in the city,  just walking around and absorbing the scenery is so much fun. But really, let's talk more about the food....

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Is the Thought of "Self-Care" Stressing You Out?

Self-care has great intentions, but at times it can add way more pressure than it's worth. Take it from a wellness inspired perfectionist -- it is easy to believe that you just aren't doing enough. It's time we let ourselves off the hook. Taking care of your stress and your health doesn't have to look picture perfect. I know the world of instagram tells us otherwise (and I'm at fault of this too!), but remember these snapshots are merely a glimpse of the big picture….

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How I Moved Through My Fear in 3 Steps

Here is the funny thing about fear -- it really has great intentions. Fear lives within us in order to keep us safe and protected. Ultimately, it just wants the best for us! But what fear doesn’t understand, is that living within our comfort zone, isn’t always in our best interest. Sure, we might encounter less stress, less heartache, and way less failure…. but we will also encounter way less LIVING…

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Stress and Your Health: 3 Easy Steps Towards Healing

You may find it challenging to eliminate your top stressors at the moment, (especially if it is work or family related), so let's start small! There are so many ways you can find balance in the body from a nutritional and holistic standpoint.Below are my top 3 components for reducing stress in the body. These are the 3 steps I focus on first when working with my clients (and myself!)  

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Why Thanking My Anxiety Changed My Life

I never thought I would actually thank my anxiety for being a part of my life. In fact, I used to resist its unwelcomed visits to the point of exhaustion. How could I sit back and allow my uncomfortable feelings to persist without a fight? My anxiety made me feel like a completely different person - a person I didn’t really like, for that matter -  so I did everything I could to avoid it at all costs....

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Eating for Hormone Balance (With Nutrition Consultant, Ellie Thomas!)

Whether a woman has been diagnosed with PCOS, endometriosis, PMDD, infertility, fibroids, thyroid imbalances, or struggles monthly with PMS symptoms, painful cramps, or acne, there are many ways to support the natural balance through diet and lifestyle shifts. So, what can you do right now to be supporting natural hormone production and balance?

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4 Tips to Kick the Winter Blues

I will be the first to admit that winter is not my favorite season, but this year I've decided it's time to reframe my mindset. I can't possibly rely my happiness on factors outside of my control. After all, I am the only one in charge of my happiness. I've come to realize that I am never a victim to the circumstances around me and I always have the ability to CHOOSE the thoughts and beliefs I want to change in my life. So, I've decided -- it's time to figure out how to kick these winter blues once and for all, and reclaim my happiness back. Here are some of my favorite strategies for beating the winter blues, and you KNOW I will be putting them into practice myself, too....

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Discovering What Really Matters

I unexpectedly lost my father-in-law this past Thanksgiving and it was one of the few major losses I have experienced in my 28 years. Nothing makes the loss of a loved one easier, but I can truthfully say that this situation has opened my heart in more ways than I could have ever imagined...

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It's Not All In Your Head! 3 Key Components to Living a Healthy and BALANCED life.

Some studies suggest that as many as 80% of women are living with hormone imbalances that affect everything from chronic fatigue syndrome, PCOS, hypothyroidism, and rheumatoid arthritis (to name a few). Autoimmune disease is now the third most common category of disease, and get this, 78% of sufferers are women. Where do we go from here? 

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