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A simple summer coffee cake loaded with fresh, juicy blueberries, the nutty flavor of whole grains and BONUS… packed with extra protein. So one of my new favorite finds in the past year has been Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix. Not only do I use it exclusively for all […]

Kodiak Blueberry Protein Coffee Cake


5 Ways to Use Exercise to Help Facilitate Recovery from Alcohol and Substance Abuse Finding the motivation to exercise is difficult under the best of circumstance. However, if you are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse it can be a powerful tool on the path to recovery. Not only that, […]

5 Ways to Use Exercise to Help Facilitate Recovery from ...


  A few weeks ago in yoga class, with 8 women present, I asked who feels like they are in a period of “normal” in their life right now. After a moment, only 1 lady raised her hand. I found that very interesting, in light of the fact that I […]

Can We Just Get Back to Normal?



If you live in a part of the country where winter comes early and stays long, you probably have to exercise indoors, as frigid temperatures and slippery surfaces are poor motivators for any but the hardiest souls. People who are used to working out in the fresh air may find […]

Staying Fit Indoors: Cold-Weather Workout Tips


Cinnamon, spice and everything nice. Oh the scents of the season! This month in Yoga we have been using cinnamon bark oil to enhance our breathing and get us in the spirit of the season. I know most of us are excited about the upcoming holiday season, but it sure […]

7 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Holidays More Joyfully


Despite sincerely wanting to eat healthier, be more active, and stick to more healthful habits, many people fail to reach the goals they set for themselves at the start of each year. An estimated 92% of people (literally millions of people each year) end up falling off of their New […]

Strategies for Sticking to Your Health and Fitness Goals All ...



We’ve all heard these two terms “make your mark” or leaving your mark”. Whether it is something that you have put conscious thought into and are actively pursuing or possibly you haven’t given it much thought at all, you are doing it! You are leaving your mark. For better or […]

Making Your Mark


We all want to be happy, that’s a given. Seemingly, some people appear to find it easier than others. By virtue of our personalities some people are just more upbeat and positive than others. Even that being the case, we can all find more happy in our lives. I believe […]

How To Find More Happy Throughout Your Day


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You think meal planning, and you think, UGH! It’s really not that bad and it’s not that hard. I’m going to share with you some suggestions I’ve incorporated into my life for many years and tips that I share with my personal training and nutrition clients. This I can tell […]

10 Steps to a Healthy Meal Plan



You look in the mirror and you hardly recognize that person staring back at you. Does this feel all to familiar? There was a time in your teens and twenty’s that you were more active, fixed your hair cute, wore makeup daily and mostly had a smile on your face.Then […]

Who Is That Staring Back At Me In The Mirror?