Month: October 2018

What exactly is a healthy diet?

This is a question I get frequently. And, it’s a good one that typically comes from people who want to eat better and maximize their health. If you ask 5 nutrition experts you will likely get five different answers. My initial answer is: a healthy diet is any diet that you can sustain (stick to long term) that fulfills your…

Daily habits that help with weight loss

In a previous post I discussed the habit of always sitting when eating and taking one bite at a time Today I’ll cover some other habits that have helped my clients feel more in control. I find that when people start losing commitment with their health and weight goals these habits are often the first to go: Pick a day and time…

Stop feeling guilty (doesn’t work) and press RESET (works)

When you make a mistake or lose commitment whether it’s your diet, your exercise regime, your relationships, work or whatever do you feel an overriding sense of guilt and failure? If so…ask yourself “is this guilt going to help me get to my goals?” You will likely notice that the guilt spiral is not getting you the results you want…

The blessings of shin splints (or how I stumbled into Nature Therapy)

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with running. The love part: feeling mentally great after a run as well as the fitness and health benefits. The hate part: debilitating shin splints that lasted for days afterwards. If you have never experienced shin splints the best way I can describe them is to imagine someone tearing your shin bones out of…

Lesson from back to school night: changing your habits is uncomfortable

Last night was back-to-school night at my youngest son’s high school. I was struck by what one of the chemistry instructors said. She said that a lot of what the kids were learning was new and that could be  “uncomfortable” She was using that feeling to describe what it’s like having to change your brain to learn new things. There…