Posts in Health and Wellness
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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Maximize Your Morning Routine With These Tips

Morning routines are incredibly important when optimizing your gut health. How you start your morning directly affects how you are going to feel for the rest of the day! Along with making sure you get in a solid breakfast (which I can't wait to talk more about at my workshop on August 4th) there are a lot of little lifestyle modifications you can make to detox your body and boost your energy.  

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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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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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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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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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Is Hormone Imbalance Affecting You? A List to Jumpstart Your Healing!

For so many years of my life, I thought that my symptoms (painful periods, fatigue, anxiety, acne...) needed to be fixed by resources outside of myself. It wasn’t until I took a hard look at my lifestyle and nutrition - and really learned to slow down and tune in - that I completely flipped that belief upside down....

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Favorite Healthy Food Substitutions (Part One!)

There is one word in the dieting world that absolutely makes me cringe. RESTRICTION. How often do you enthusiastically start your new diet regimen, pumped to shed some serious weight, and then find yourself craving your favorite chocolatey or deep-fried treat a few days later? You start off strong, but before you know it, you feel completely trapped by the craving. It’s all your brain (and belly) can think about!

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Acupuncture and why I LOVE it

The best way for me to describe how I feel after the needles are inserted is like I’ve just drank a nice and soothing glass of red wine. You know what I mean...when the vino just warms your body and makes you feel suppperrr relaxed?? Sometimes I feel a warm sensation around a specific acupuncture point and other times I feel a tingly sensation, or nothing at all. Overall, it feels like a HUGE cortisol flush and body detox.

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How to Live Happily with Your Hormones

Through personal experience, a lot of research, and talking to some amazing professionals in the field, I have seen some awesome shifts in my own life. We absolutely CAN live happily with our hormones instead of fighting against them month after month. It is so empowering!

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My Big Body Breakdown

After years and years of pushing my body to the brink, drinking way too much coffee, and the inconsistency with my eating and self-care practices, my body finally broke down. And this time, it was sticking around for way too long.

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My Naturopathic Doctor Visit

So I started looking searching for naturopathic doctors in my area and finally found someone I trusted and booked my first appointment.

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