funk–are you stuck in it?

I’ve been working with a lot of people lately who are in a funk.  A mood funk, a body funk, or just worried about kids, money, their job, etc.  I’m in that lot, too.  When we fall into funkiness (I don’t know what else to call it, that word is so perfect), it can feel…

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Guilt-free, fat burning delicious dessert, anyone?

Guilt-free, fat burning delicious dessert, anyone? THIS is yet another guilt-free “cheesecake” recipe. It seems like its all the rage with bloggers lately, so I am jumping on the bandwagon. I love these recipes!  They are low glycemic, delicious, decadent, and guilt free.  Hello…what more could you want from life??  I, however, want to change…

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Holiday dessert that will impress

A couple of weeks ago, we had our occasional vegan gourmet club I lovingly call Veggie Fest.  You should try this.  Gourmet clubs have a reputation for being food orgies that usually involve a lot of decadent, unusual food with a theme, alcohol, and indigestion, so a VEGAN gourmet club might seem like an oxymoron.…

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5 tips for swimmer wannabes–30 minutes to letting go of your fears

Fear.  Its probably the most powerful emotion we feel.  It can stop us cold, or it can push us to go far beyond we ever imagined.  And, its the number one thing that holds people back from doing any kind of sport involving swimming.  Understandably so, because drowning is a real danger for anyone at…

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cholesterol not the cause for high cholesterol–stop taking statins

I was researching high cholesterol today, not because its “Heart Health Month” but because one of my family members (who shall remain nameless–and no, its not me) has high cholesterol.  I was surprised that their doctor said they should go on a low cholesterol diet, because anyone in the health community with half a brain…

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Snow day? here’s something to chew on…

Its another snow day here in Cincinnati.  I really love snow days because its a great excuse to cocoon (interpret as sit in front of fire, read, watch movies, work on the computer), and do anything except exercise.  Ever since I got pneumonia several years ago, I can’t run outside.  One more excuse to skip…

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delicious, fast and easy mediterranean quinoa tacos

Last night during his new 1 hour commute home, my hubby called to request a Mediterranean-inspired dinner.  I’m not much of a cook, especially during the week, but this sounded easy enough and I had the night off (normally I’m training till 7). Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been more deliberate about my…

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Are you friend or foe?

Hi and happy Monday!!!
I had such a revelation this weekend and I think a lot of you can relate, so I’m sharing it here.
My shower drain got clogged again for like the fourth time in the past six months–very frustrating to say the least. As I am unsuccessfully trying to snake the drain I start to think very self defeating thoughts. Things like “this isn’t working!” And “my husband should be doing this!!” And “why does this have to be soooo difficult!!!” In the same moment…

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3 tips to resist the treats–stop raiding your kids’ candy

Here are 3 tips on how to keep the indulgences at bay before I share the link to my FREE LIVE VIDEO SEMINAR this Sunday night. This is my very first live video seminar so I am really excited about it. 3 TIPS TO HOLD OFF ON RAIDING YOUR KIDS’ CANDY: 1.  OUT OF SIGHT,…

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Crockpot Bison Stew and paying hommage to our food

Its has finally gotten cool enough to make stew! I apologize for the lack of pictures!  By the time I got home last night there was barely anything left! I have been waiting patiently since I bought some bison short ribs at the farmer’s market this summer.  I have always wanted to try bison, mostly…

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