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Slice of Life Weekend Update: A Nephew on the way!

February 15, 2016
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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!   My immediate family – except for my dad – is all women. I have two sisters and a niece and even our dog was a girl! For the longest time we said we wouldn’t know what to do […]

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{Recipe}: Berry Sauce for Pancakes and More

February 11, 2016
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  Since I’ve cut back on sugar, including natural sweeteners, I no longer douse my gluten-free pancakes in maple syrup. It was kind of a bummer until I discovered this out-of-this-world berry sauce. I adapted the recipe from I Quit Sugar and made it my own. I use this in chia pudding and in regular […]

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{Video} How to Do a Pantry Clean Out

January 20, 2016
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A clean and organized pantry is the first step in empowering healthy lifestyle changes.  Imagine being prepared with a pantry stocked full of healthy food, snacks and ingredients at the ready.  Click on the video to experience how a Marissa’s Well-being and Health Pantry Clean Out goes down. Interested in working with me?   Sign up for a […]

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Does Health Coaching Work?

January 15, 2016
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Happy National Health Coach Week!  It feels really good to be saying that since even 7 years ago hardly anyone knew what a health coach was. This career has brought me success and fulfillment beyond my wildest dreams. Whether you’re a client or a blog reader, thank you for letting me share it with you! […]

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{Video} How to Make Detox Tea

January 11, 2016
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January is a popular time to cleanse and detox. I’m all about fresh starts and cleaning out your system, but I advocate doing it with real food rather than an all-juice cleanse. That said, this tasty detox tea can be enjoyed year-round and is so easy to make that you just may end up keeping […]

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2015 Favorites

January 5, 2016
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It’s a new year and I couldn’t resist posting a little wrap-up/highlights of 2015. Leaving such an eventful year behind feels bittersweet, but I’m ready to see all the good things 2016 has in store.  If there’s something we did most in 2015 it was travel. We visited Aspen, Louisville, Mexico, Palm Beach, Shelter Island, Chicago, […]

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A few of my favorite healthy holiday things

December 21, 2015
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As we near the final few days before Christmas, I’m sharing some of my favorite healthy and holistic things for anyone who needs last minute gift ideas – or if you just want to treat yourself, of course, because let’s be honest – who doesn’t like the “one for me, one for you” approach?  Before we […]

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5 Wellness Trend Predictions for 2016

December 10, 2015
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In my old corporate job which was in Internet security, we used to publish our year-end security predictions. It was some of the most anticipated content of the year, so I figured why not do it for health and wellness?? I spent the past few months thinking about and researching what I’ve observed and experienced in […]

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The fastest way to unwind

December 10, 2015
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At my recent NYC workshops, I’ve been starting with a simple, but powerful two-minute exercise: the 5-5-7 breath. I first learned this technique as a fast way to unwind during a lecture Dr. Andrew Weil gave at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition  You can do this anytime, anywhere and it’s guaranteed the quickest and most […]

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