Monthly Archives: December 2014


‘Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant.’

Stress gets to all of us. Drama enters all of our lives at one point or another even if we don’t talk about it. We are all walking around with the invisible monkeys on our backs consisting of workload, financial concern, family dynamics. What matters most is how we manage these things.

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Following My Gut

I am not a doctor…

Wait, hold the presses – what? I know that’s what you’re all thinking (LOL). I am going somewhere with this bold statement, I promise.

Someone wondered aloud not too long ago how I could be so “on” with my food all the time. Well, first of all I’m not. I have my moments of cravings and enjoyment just like everyone else. Second, why wouldn’t I want to be on with my food if it makes me feel good? Feeling good makes you want to do it again, right?
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The Gift of the Journey

One purpose behind starting this blog was to #walkthetalk and start to use what I experience to inspire people to start their own journeys of physical health and emotional wellness. Another more personal reason is that it reminds me about my goal which is to be authentic, transparent in my actions and to try to show up every day as the best me possible.

For those of you who are unaware of my family makeup, I am a single mother with a 12-year-old son (Brody), a 19-year-old daughter (Erin) and a 19 (almost 20-year-old) step-son (Logan). I am also, any minute or hour now about to be a grandmother to a granddaughter (Harley). At this point you can insert comments of “Wow, she looks too young to be a grandmother!” and I’ll gladly accept them (LOL). The reality is, I was only 19 myself when I had Erin and now she is about to embark on the most amazing journey of her life.
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Love Yourself Enough

There is not much that gets my blood boiling more than the posts going around Facebook depicting a larger woman with a fit male standing next to her and the caption under it describing how he was “about to leave her when she decided to lose weight and now he’s SHOCKED!!” What an emotionally damaging crock… pardon me.

Please, please for the love of everything healthy in this life do NOT fall for this line of doo-doo.
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