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40 Lessons I Learned by 40

by Marissa on October 9, 2018

  Turning 40 hasn’t been high on my priority list. In fact, it’s safe to say I’ve been dreading it since the day I turned 30. The past 10 years have seemed to fly. Lately, I’ve been nostalgic for my younger years and yet doing my best to fully embrace this new decade with grace. […]

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Five Benefits of Magnesium + Why You May Need to Supplement

October 5, 2018
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If you’re stressed, drink alcohol, eat any amount of processed food or take antibiotics, chances are you may be magnesium deficient. Up to 75 percent of US adults are deficient in magnesium not just because of lifestyle choices, but also because of the poor soil quality and chemicalized water rampant in this country. Magnesium is […]

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Harrogate Spa Weekend

October 2, 2018
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    Being married to a Brit means that there are occasions when, luckily for us, it’s necessary to travel to the UK. Even before I met David, I had a certain affinity for England – London especially – and last week I was fortunate enough to be able to explore more of the regal […]

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What is Intermittent Fasting and Should You Do It?

September 24, 2018
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  As I write this, I’m fasting. Am I hungry? Getting there. Do I feel that I need to eat immediately? Not at all. When I first heard about intermittent fasting, I quickly dismissed it as a fad and even if it turned out not to be, it wasn’t for me. After all, everything I’ve […]

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Top Five Food Trends from Expo East 2018

September 18, 2018
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   If you love, make, buy or sell natural foods, supplements or personal care, then chances are you were at the Natural Products Expo, Expo East, last week. After a great first year, I was invited back again as part of the New Hope Network’s Influencer Summit. (See last year’s Expo East recap here). I […]

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My Top 3 Daily Supplements

September 5, 2018
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As a Health Coach, I’m often asked about supplements. Most commonly: Do I need to supplement? What supplements should I take? What brand of X supplement do you recommend? Until a few years ago, I was just as confused as most people. The thing is, supplementation is deeply personal and individual and I recommend that […]

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Gluten-free, Sugar-free Banana Bread Recipe

August 28, 2018

I’m pretty sure banana bread is one of my all-time favorite things in this world. I’ve had a number of go-to healthy banana bread recipes over the years, but I just recently created my own by combining elements of a few of my favorites. This one is a gluten-free, sugar-free banana bread recipe that uses […]

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How to Practice Mindful Eating

August 24, 2018
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This post is sponsored by Gerolsteiner USA and Fit Approach. All opinions are my own.  In this fast-paced world of digital technology and instant gratification, most of us have fallen into the habit of operating on auto-pilot. We go through the motions, we multi-task and we move at warp-speed. In short, we’ve lost our connections […]

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Why Vacation is Healthy + A Summer Trip to the South of France and Ibiza

August 21, 2018
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Ever get vacation guilt? That feeling where guilt about lying around, ignoring your emails and not being productive creeps in? It happens and I daresay it’s happened to me. As much as I love vacation, as a small business owner, I tend to feel like the longer I’m on vacation the more my to-do list […]

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