3 common mistakes | whole grains and heart health part 4

3 common mistakes | whole grains and heart health part 4

We’ve been talking about whole grains this month and this is the last post in this series. If you missed the first 3 posts, you can read them here: Not all carbs are bad: whole grains and heart health part 1, You’ve been challenged | whole grains and heart health part 2, and 4 delicious swaps | whole […]

Please stop 'shoulding' all over yourself

Please stop ‘shoulding’ all over yourself

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 Last week, one of our tribe members told me “I think I’ve lost my mojo, I just have no motivation!” She’s been working long hours from 7 AM until after 5 PM. She states “I should do some activity in the evening, but I just have no motivation.” I replied, “please don’t should all […]

Kristen's Friday Favorites - a little local love

Kristen’s Friday Favorites – a little local love

Happy Friday! How are you feeling? I hope you had a healthy and productive work week! I’m feeling grateful because I’m just coming back from a “stay-cation” with my husband and little ones. We were able to slow down our busy lives for 7 days and enjoy each other’s company in town. It was a lovely […]

4 delicious swaps | whole grains and heart health - part 3

4 delicious swaps | whole grains and heart health – part 3

Every Wednesday this month we are talking about whole grains because of their connection to good heart health. If you missed the first two posts check them out: Not all carbs are bad: whole grains and heart health part 1 and You’ve been challenged | whole grains and heart health part 2. Today, I share 4 delicious whole […]

Lucy's Friday Favorites

Lucy’s Friday Favorites

Local charity: Activate Good Activate Good is located in Raleigh and offers volunteer opportunities around the Triangle. That are affiliated with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations to provide volunteers for the local charity events and programs.   Mark your calendar for April 23-29, which is national volunteer week! Favorite TED talk: You are what you think I […]

You've been challenged | whole grains and heart health - part 2

You’ve been challenged | whole grains and heart health – part 2

In honor of Heart Health month, every Wednesday in February we are talking about whole grains because of their connection to good heart health. If you missed the first post do check out: Not all carbs are bad: whole grains and heart health part 1  Last week I challenged the notion that all carbs were bad and should […]

One thing we really want you to know

One thing we really want you to know

We can shift the world through love, but we must have love in our own hearts first. -Daily Om  Recently, Kristen and I read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, which is about understanding shame, embracing vulnerability, and ‘enoughness.’  At Well-Balanced Nutrition, we see folks, mostly women, at all different parts of their wellness journey. Last […]

Kristen's Friday Favorites

Kristen’s Friday Favorites

Wow. It’s February! How did that happen? I don’t know about you but it really snuck up on me. Seems like it was just New Years Day. Well, here we are in February and today is #WearRedDay for heart health awareness. Yay! Which brings me to my first of today’s favorites. Favorite Heart Health Awareness […]

Not all carbs are bad: whole grains and heart health part 1

Not all carbs are bad: whole grains and heart health part 1

Carbs get a bad rap. Many people are eliminating them, assuming they might be intolerant to them or just plain writing them off as evil. Poor carbs, they are so misunderstood. Carbs (short for carbohydrates) come from many sources both natural and processed, such as bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, peas, corn, fruit, sugar, honey, beans, etc, etc. This […]

Don't make it up, make it back

Don’t make it up, make it back

Monday, January 30, 2017 Written by: Cathy Paessun “Motivational Mama” So after making through the holidays without gaining a pound (!) the next 2 weeks proved to be more challenging. I gained a couple pounds – which Lucy told me was actually very normal. But here’s the great part – I knew which of my […]