Wellness

How to embrace change with an open heart

The past few months brought major change to my life. I accepted a position as director of marketing for a regional fertility medicine practice based in Seattle. After 5+ years of working out of coffee shops and 100% running my own show, I was craving a team environment again. And this was one of those opportunities that you just […]

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Why you should make friends with your sugar cravings

Here’s the thing about sugar cravings: They’re not going away. Ever. Humans crave sugar for some very good reasons. Back in the day – the caveman/woman day, that is – it told us which foods would give us energy. It also told us which foods were safe, since lots of nasty things have nasty flavors too. […]

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The real reason you’re not exercising, eating well or doing things you say you want to do

Happy New Year (almost)! It’s New Year’s Eve in my little part of the world, and I’m gearing up for – to be honest – a cozy evening at home with a friend to watch the fireworks over the Space Needle from my roof deck, followed by a day spent cooking Hoppin’ John and spicy collard […]

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Fuel your extraordinary life in 2015

I have a major confession to make. So major that I’ve been hiding it for a while because I was afraid of what you’d think when I told you. Ready? I really, really, REALLY hate talking about food, exercise, weight loss, food sensitivities, gluten-free, sugar-free, everything-free diets, fitness apps, the hottest new workout, the best […]

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3 simple tools for a happier + more productive day

How’s your week going so far? Know what you’re making for Thanksgiving yet. (Yeah, me either; but my Southern-style candied yams were a big hit last year. Hmmm…) One thing I DO know is that I want to be as happy and productive as I can be every day. When I focus on those two things, everything […]

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How to feel confident and in control of your body at any age

My birthday was a few weeks ago. I’m still basking in the glow of soul-nourishing time spent with friends, eating great food, and taking much-needed naps after a particularly busy month. And as I write this, I’m blissed out by one of those glorious Seattle spring days when the sky is big and blue, the […]

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Add this one food to your diet to feel better fast

Happy May! Can you believe we’re almost to summer?! It’s gorgeous – and yes, sunny (!) – here in Seattle and I’m preparing for a month-long trip back east to spend some time in NYC, Washington, DC, and Virginia (where I’ll be speaking at my University of Virginia reunion…wahoo-wa! ;). Maybe I’ll see you there? […]

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What to do when self sabotage gets in the way of change

I’ve had this weird feeling the past few days…like something’s about to change. Like something’s ready to shift in my life, but I have no idea what. I thought I was imagining things until my friend Kathy – who is, like me, equal parts logic (she literally used to work as a rocket scientist for […]

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3 lies we tell ourselves about being healthy

Don’t you just love that little voice in your head? The one that tells you “It’s too hard, don’t even try.” “Who are YOU to want to be healthy/ skinny/ successful/ adored/ brilliant/ flexible/ strong?” “You’re totally fine the way you are. Just be happy.” (Well, that one’s kinda true…but I digress.) That voice is full […]

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Easy food upgrades for a healthier diet

I got this email from a new reader the other day: “I’m a picky eater and am probably an unhealthy eater. I need to open my mind to new foods and eating habits to get back on a healthy path.” First of all, yay that she’s decided to up her game with food! Making that […]

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