Rewriting your New Years story

Rewriting your New Years story

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 We are all story tellers. I used to say I’m a terrible story teller, mostly because of my tendency to get off track and ruin the punch line (I call it my “shiny object syndrome”).  Now I see the story my mind is telling me on almost a daily basis. If…

Today, focus on what you want the most

Today, focus on what you want the most

If your house is anything like mine, the carols have been sung, the party was enjoyed, the presents have been unwrapped and now Santa and his elves have gone on vacation. Nothing remains but the mess: a mess of toys, a mess of food, a mess of the budget and a mess of all the usual routines.…

The secret to making good choices more often

The secret to making good choices more often

Monday, December 19, 2016 Fold your laundry! Do the dishes! Why do you always leave your toys on the floor?? A few years ago, I received a book called The Gift of Feedback from my mentor and friend, Heather Miranda. Prior to receiving this book, I had a serious conversation with a supervisor regarding my…

Is it a brick wall or learning opportunity?

Is it a brick wall or learning opportunity?

Monday, December 12, 2016 I have a client, we will call her Clare, and last week she told me how she is such a procrastinator after not implementing the evening exercise routine we discussed at her previous appointment. Clare works a desk job in Durham from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday. After work, she…

You are what you say you are... Why words matter

You are what you say you are… Why words matter

The other day I was listening to a play back of a message I left for someone. It is so strange to hear your own voice, right? The first thing I noticed was that I took really long pauses in between my words. Maybe it is something that only I notice or maybe it is…

Connecting the 'know how' and the 'how to'

Connecting the ‘know how’ and the ‘how to’

Monday, November 28, 2016 It’s here! We’re in it. The infamous holiday season. No matter how busy you decide to be this season it’s no excuse to put your wellness goals to the backburner. Last week, while listening to Darren Hardy talk about how to succeed in business and life I got to thinking about…

One thing you can do this holiday season to preserve your sanity

One thing you can do this holiday season to preserve your sanity

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. – Brene Brown   I’ve learned a lot about boundaries in the past 3 1/2 years. When my daughter was born I discovered just how much your heart can love a tiny human. Naturally, I want to…

Do right: Lessons from Maya Angelou

Do right: Lessons from Maya Angelou

Monday, November 21, 2016 Inspiration. Lately I’ve developed a habit of enjoying my morning coffee break with inspirational YouTube videos. It started with Dr. Wayne Dyer, then I discovered more gems by Evan Carmichael featuring the Maya Angelou Top 10 Rules for Success.  As one of my favorite sayings goes, “inspiration without action is just…

How are you feeding your mind?

How are you feeding your mind?

Monday, October 17, 2016  As your favorite dietitians, Kristen and I strive to give you lots of motivation, inspiration, and information to eat and live well-balanced. It is our goal to fill, not just your inbox, but your mind and wellness toolbox with plenty of resources and ideas to live a healthy and fulfilled life.…

Ditch the Doubt - 3 Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

Ditch the Doubt – 3 Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

Updated: Monday, April 2, 2018  The temptation to quit will be greatest just before I am about to succeed. -Chinese proverb I am reading a very short book called, The Dip by Seth Godin. This is “A little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick).” At the beginning of the year, many of…