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Deepak Chopra on Leadership and Well-being

September 23, 2011
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Photo courtesy of It has been almost a week since I attended the IIN Fall Conference but I am still buzzing with the energy and knowledge I gained in just one weekend! Perhaps the most anticipated speaker of the weekend was Deepak Chopra who hardly needs an introduction. Chopra addressed the audience as leaders, […]

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Super Spicy Cabbage Slaw

September 23, 2011
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I’ve been eating my way through this week’s CSA share and whipped up this tasty cabbage salad yesterday for lunch. It’s a good thing there’s more where this came from because I could eat this everyday and feel satisfied. The veggies in this salad are all seasonal and balance grounding root vegetables with energizing green […]

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On-the-go Flavorful Fall Snack: Roasted Winter Squash Seeds

September 22, 2011
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Earlier this week I used Kobucha squash to make a Fall Veggie Bake. As I scooped out the seeds, I was reminded of the roasted pumpkin seeds my mom used to make when we carved pumpkins for Halloween. I didn’t want to waste the seeds so I set them aside and turned them into a […]

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I Had the Time of My Life

February 14, 2011
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Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel to what is the warmest part of the country right now – Miami, Florida — I was there in a heartbeat to attend The Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s annual conference, a gathering of health coaches from all over the world. Imagine 2,000 of the happiest and healthiest […]

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My Honest Advice for 2011

December 7, 2010
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Yes, this is a LONG blog post but if you do nothing else to prepare for 2011, it is my hope that you will read EVERY WORD of this article.   And here’s my promise to you:  If you read every word, and take the advice I’m going to give you and actually DO IT, …this […]

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January 5, 2010
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I’m more than half-way toward becoming a certified holistic health and wellness coach! Having reached this point, we have been asked to reflect upon our improvements. As I think back over the past six months, my journey on this path has mostly been a steady climb and as I’ve climbed I’ve been reassured that I […]

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For the Love of Chocolate

December 3, 2009
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I totally OD’d on chocolate last night. As a health and wellness coach, that’s not at the top of my list of recommendations. But this wasn’t any old chocolate. This was organic, raw, vegan, sugar-and-gluten-free chocolate. I never thought so many of my favorite qualities could be combined into one food item — especially chocolate! […]

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The Skinny on Supermarkets

July 1, 2009
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I admit it. I was that girl. The skinny girl who “indulged” in McDonald’s and Taco Bell. The vegetarian who sustained myself on macaroni and cheese for dinner and an occasional chocolate croissant after the gym or special K with Red Berries and Fat-free milk if I was being “good”. That’s right. I ate a […]

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June 19, 2009
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Debbie Ford ( is a bitch. She said it. Not me. But I can relate. In my adulthood, I have been accused of being bitchy (I like to think of it as sassy) and it’s a label that’s hard to shake. So I’ve spent a lot of time trying to hide it. This week’s IIN […]

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