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Young, Wild, and…Aware

By | October 16th, 2015|Wellness Tips|

As a young woman barely out of college, I have HUGE concerns about my future and the life ahead of me. How on earth do people even afford to live now-a-days?!  How in the world will I manage my student loans?  A house? Family? It all seems utterly impossible. Among the millions of concerns I do have, there is one thing that has rarely crossed my mind: the possibility of breast cancer. At my age, [...]

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Wednesday’s Wellness at Work

By | October 14th, 2015|Health Coaches, Wellness Tips|

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Nutrition Beliefs Vs. Nutrition Facts

By | October 2nd, 2015|Nutrition, Wellness Facts, Wellness Tips|

Discerning what is truly healthy these days and what is only posing as healthy can be a constant battle for the everyday consumer.  Unless one has education within the nutrition field or has spent quality time reading a variety of books and studies, plus has had personal experiences from which to learn, the odds can be stacked against us.  For example, the debate over whole fat versus non-fat or low-fat still causes misunderstanding for many. [...]

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CONSTANTLY Comparing

By | September 25th, 2015|Wellness Tips|

Have you ever defeated yourself before you even got started? Well, it can be easy to do if you compare yourself to others. Do you ever do that? Have you compared yourself to friends or even people you don't know? Do you judge your success based on someone else’s standards? Well, you aren’t alone! Plenty of us do it, and a lot of us don’t even realize how often it happens or how much it could be sabotaging our [...]

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Quantity vs. Quality-The Never Ending Debate

By | September 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “But all I’ve been eating for snacks are things like those 100-calorie packs of Special K crisps or Nabisco cookie thins. So why hasn't the number on the scale budged?” or “This only has 100 calories, so I’ll have this instead” Or, on the other end of the spectrum, “I’ve switched to whole grain everything! How is it I’m not losing weight?!” Okay….maybe it hasn't been these EXACT [...]

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Unplug…Can You Do It?

By | September 11th, 2015|Wellness Tips|

I was recently talking to one of my wellness participants about how so many of us simply cannot live without technology these days. More specifically, our personal at-our-fingertips, access-to-all-we-need-at-the-touch-of-a-button high-tech devices. Although amazing and convenient, could technology be affecting our humanness? These seemingly daily advances in phone, tablet, and computer capabilities have brought a new phenomenon to light: the impact technology has on the way we live and interact with others. It’s a common sight [...]

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Finding the Silver Lining In a Very Dark Cloud

By | August 28th, 2015|Wellness Tips|

Being sad is a scary emotion isn’t it? Unfortunately, at some point everyone comes face-to-face with the uncomfortable feeling of deep sadness-it’s a feeling that can take your breath away or make your world stand still. This type of sorrow occurs when an unexpected event happens...not something small, but an upheaval-causing-moment you didn’t anticipate having to deal with because you never truly pictured it happening to you. From a death to a scary medical diagnosis, you can [...]

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What Does Gluten-Free Really Mean?

By | August 21st, 2015|Nutrition|

The term gluten-free has been trending for a few years now, but confusion and reasoning for choosing this lifestyle still remains for many. Practicing a gluten-free nutrition plan has become more about weight loss and less about what’s really biologically and chemically occurring in the body. Unfortunately, this idea has made the concept more into a fad diet and less about internal health. Below are the actual truths behind gluten and how it’s really affecting [...]

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Proactive Practices

By | August 14th, 2015|Wellness Tips|

            When was your last physical? Are you up to date with vaccinations recommended for your age group? What were your last cholesterol and glucose levels? Should you be concerned about a family history of certain medical conditions? Are you healthy? Not sure of your answers? Well, you aren’t alone. There is a lot to consider before labeling yourself the picture of health or, maybe more accurately, a work in [...]

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Trending Now: Paleo

By | July 24th, 2015|Nutrition|

As a health educator, I can’t help but observe people becoming so hyper-focused on one “right way” of eating that they no longer have the ability to listen to the stories their bodies are telling them.  Eating mindfully is an always-evolving process; and, with that brings a responsibility to understand and evaluate different lifestyles, diets and supplements that are trending. My most recent nutrition research has been around the Paleo diet.  For those of you who [...]

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