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 […]

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 […]

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 […]