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Beet Quinoa Salad (I think this is it!)

Beet Quinoa Salad (I think this is it!)

I’ve long coveted the amazing Beet Quinoa Salad from a local restaurant that is no closed. Since I can no longer sleuth out the flavour palate by eating there, I have to bank on my memory. But I think I’ve done it. For real. This is so close…and even if it’s not “it,” it’s darn close and it’s delicious. Which is good enough for me!

Italian Chop Salad

Italian Chop Salad

I love this fresh simple salad. It’s a great weeknight entree salad and since it has cheese and salami in it even kids like it! #winning This salad made enough for 2 adults and 2 kids for dinner and 2 adults for lunch! #hurray

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Do you really need a Tribe? The answer might surprise you.

Do you really need a Tribe? The answer might surprise you.

Is the concept of "tribe" just a really clever marketing gimmick, or do we really need one? I've always stood behind the need for community - whether specifically in your health or life in general. But after reading Johann Hari's book Lost Connections: Uncovering the...

What almost dying taught me about living.

What almost dying taught me about living.

On August 27th I came as close to dying as I ever have and it gave me a new perspective that I couldn't possibly be more grateful for. I haven't publicly shared the entire story or my reflections yet, but I feel like it's time. That Tuesday morning was just like most,...

Begin with Body Gratitude

Begin with Body Gratitude

It’s next to IMPOSSIBLE to create sustainable health and fitness habits if the desire to change comes from a place of body hatred or worse, disgust. But we live in a society that perpetuates the notion that our bodies are a problem, that we’d better fix – fast! So how can we move past this?

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Keep Moving: Don’t Let Summer Hijack your Fitness!

Keep Moving: Don’t Let Summer Hijack your Fitness!

Feeling a little MEH about MOVING this time of year?! It’s not just you! There’s so much going on and it’s easy to fall away from your fitness routines. So instead of “writing off” the summer, get creative. Build out your “movement zone” – decide on a daily goal for movement. It might be a certain number of steps, or a specified amount of time working out each day or a specific number of days per week.

Exercising in the Heat: Tips and Strategies

Exercising in the Heat: Tips and Strategies

It's not just you, when you're exercising in the heat, it is harder. Our bodies are constantly working to maintain something called homeostasis - essentially the optimal body state for all things to function well and keep us alive (pretty important I'd say!). What...

Choosing JOY: The Power of a Fitness Mantra

Choosing JOY: The Power of a Fitness Mantra

he words you speak matter. Whether you say them aloud or not. Yup. Because YOU’RE listening. All. The. Time. I want to talk about choosing your words mindfully – and with intention. And just how POWERFUL it can be!

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Body love & losing weight (isn’t that a contradiction?)

Body love & losing weight (isn’t that a contradiction?)

The other day I was chatting with a group of women around the topics of body love, self-compassion & health. In hushed tones one of them shyly asked me, “can I love my body…and still want to lose weight?” She asked me as though it was some dirty little secret, that somehow she couldn’t desire to change her body – and still love her body. That the two ideas were somehow contradictory. And I realized that there was a need for clarification!

Be Body Positive #12: Be Unstoppable

Be Body Positive #12: Be Unstoppable

Being body positive is about so much more than feeling comfortable & happy in your body. It’s about the lens through which you view your world. It’s about the attitude you take to your life and how you “show up.” It’s about the confidence with which you carry yourself and the unstoppable spirit that you possess. You are capable of so much more than you know. And it all starts with a belief in your ability to do whatever it is you decide YOU want to do. #besuperyou

Be Body Positive #11: Change the Conversation

Be Body Positive #11: Change the Conversation

If I could speak up now, this is what I would say: “This is my body, and how I choose to feed it is solely up to me. I know you are well meaning, and I love you, but I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t comment on my choices.” And you might think that sounds harsh, but the bottom line is that it IS my choice – my body, my choices – your commentary isn’t necessary or welcome.