Champagne problems…

Monday morning, I rose up from bed with an itch in my belly along with probably a dozen Nymphalidae butterflies (No, not just any butterflies… they’re the prettiest, I think). I said my thank yous, meditated, packed a fridge full of vegetables and fruits, put them in ice coolers and loaded the car with what […]

Channel into discovery

  On my way back home from the holiday trip this year, I treated myself to a little inspiration packed in the shape of a magazine (two of them to be exact). I always seem to be drawned to OK! And People Magazine, but this time of the year… I needed a little more umph […]

Call me Grandma Moses

At a memorial service, a couple of weeks ago, I bumped into an old friend from school. We talked about the trivial stuff of life and then we started talking about our new found selves. He has become his own man, a very generous one I found out that day, and while I was sharing […]

Nature vs Nurture

The eternal psychological debate about the why a person comes to be successful can sometimes be reduced in a simple dilemma: are we born with it or are raised to become successful? It has been a wonderful experience to recognize both spectrums of this hypothesis. On one hand, you have the people who have had […]

Clean Eating

The fact that there are over 38 million hits on google server when you type in the search engine: “clean eating”, makes me ponder about this huge dietary movement going on. As a student of nutrition, major aficionado on health and wellness and, happy cook, I look forward to yummier habits everyday. Thousands of books […]

Anatomy of a Health Coach

With more than 2,000 people attending (and other thousands live streaming) the IIN conference, I felt chills all over. We all held our palms over our heads, our mouths and our hearts and… next thing I know, the lyrics of “Living on a prayer” became a mantra the thousands of us sang to and we […]

A tailored life…

Every now and then I see myself very clear headed and stubborn (at times) with decisions I make;  everyday choices included. However, when I hear myself complaining and just going over the same sad song over and over again, I realize that’s when I am stirring very far away from what I believe to good. […]

Looking ahead or dwelling on the past…

My mentor shared once that people have the ability to rekindle on harsh or painful memories in a fraction of a second, but when encountered with the question of “where are you going to be two years from now?”, we balk. It is astounding at how we manage to live so intensely in the past […]

The importance of being earnest

One of the many reasons why I think that support groups are off the chart amazing is the accountability one has. After joining more than my share of support groups (all from grief to overeating), the  one that I joined last has me baffled and amazed at the results. A group of select women joined […]