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As I continue with my health coach training with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I am doing things that take me out of my comfort zone. As I move forward, I make a mental note to not get in the habit and fill in the blanks, of all the things that could go...

Last week, I wrote about how important it is to know the value of your truth, regardless of what other’s are saying. In my new book “Finding My Way, Facing My Journey with Courage,” I write about this in more detail, using personal stories.  In this blog post, I will s...

I was having dinner with a group of friends the other night, and was asked a question, that made me reflect and truly think about how to answer with honesty and integrity. No sugar coating, no bullshitting, pure honest to goodness truth.

I am in the middle of a big book...

I was over a friend’s house watching the Patriot’s game and she served this delicious chili. It is full of flavor and easy to make, serve in the crockpot and it’s ready for gametime!


1 lb Ground Beef
2 Medium Onions chopped
1 Large green pepper chopped
1/4 C...

Tonight I made a recipe that I have used before, but altered it a bit, as I am not using pasta, and trying to stick to my Paleo lifestyle.

1 TBS Avacado oil
1 onion, diced
1/2 TBS of minced garlic
1 LB ground beef (or turkey)
1 head of cauliflower, chopped...

“Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~ Viktor E. Frankl

Celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends offers a humble reminder of just how precious lif...

Exercise has always been on my personal wellness radar, but lately I seem to be getting either bored or injured more easily. I started finding excuses to skip my regular workouts and believed my justifications were valid. After all, as the body ages, it gets harder to...

As a parent, we always want to teach and guide our children to do the right thing. As adults, we use our own life experiences, the challenges we’ve faced, and the lessons we’ve learned along the way to influence our son or daughter’s growth.  It starts early on from si...

Like many of us, I have had my share of bad experiences with people whom I loved, be it job-related, family-related, or friend-related, who hurt or crossed me in appalling ways, making me eligible for a free subscription to a lifelong membership of resentment, feelings...

I remember the pleasure of spending a special weekend with my 14-year old niece, Morgan, who competed in the National American Miss Pageant. You can imagine my excitement as her name was called and won the title of National American Miss, Miss Massachusetts Jr. Teen 20...

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