What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) + How to Feel Better

Snowflakes & holiday parties are lovely, but the reality is that winter can be tough for many people.  It’s dark. It’s cold. The trees are bare, and the grass has turned brown. Everything looks gloomy. Shorter days mean you’re probably driving to and from work in the dark. And instead of exercising, maybe you’re binge-watching …

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget in 2023

I’m kicking off the New Year with a double-whammy blog that will set you up for success. What makes it a double-whammy blog, you ask??  Whether your New Year’s resolution has to do with (1) saving money OR (2) eating healthier, this blog has you covered (hence the double-whammy). 👏👏 But, all jokes aside, eating …

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What the Nose Knows: The Science of Smell + Essential Oils

How to Get Started + Pick The Essential Oils That Are Best For YOU. A few days ago I came across a meme that got me thinking about the power of smell. I wish I could remember the details, but I can’t (at least not completely), which is funny because it was about our ability …

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Healthy Gifts Under $60 (2022 Holiday Season)

Ready or not, gift-giving season has arrived! Whether you’re enjoying the season or feeling like a total grinch, I’m here to help you check off some boxes. — gift boxes, that is! 🎁 My challenge to you this year? Step away from the chocolate & fancy liqueurs, and opt for some healthy gifts instead.  …things …

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Why You Need a Daily Gratitude Practice + 3 Easy Ideas To Get Started

Plus, Five Science-Backed Health Benefits That Will Convince You to Start Now. You might say “thank you” with the intention of making someone else feel good and appreciated, but did you know practicing gratitude benefits YOU just as much as those around you? It’s true! Now… I know that this whole “gratitude thing” isn’t new …

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Eating With Intention: How to Navigate Challenging Food Choices Over the Holidays

The holidays are always a wonderful, beautiful time of year, filled with family & friends, holiday parties, and more leisure time than usual… I’d like coffee in my pajamas 'till 11 o’clock, please… 😉  But truth be told, it’s not always as “stress-free” as we might like. Between changing routines, hosting the in-laws & and …

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What Are the Health Benefits of Pumpkin? Plus, What to Do With Them After Halloween…

How to Use Your Halloween Pumpkins to Benefit Your Family’s Health. As a health professional, I have to admit… Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday.  I know, I know, call me a Halloween grinch but I’m just not a huge fan of a holiday centered around feeding kids sugar & fear.  But over the years, I’ve …

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The Benefits of Spices: How Cooking with Spices Can Transform Your Health

A common myth I love to bash is that improving your health has to be expensive or complicated.  It can be – if you fall victim to all that trendy, superficial wellness stuff, which is easy to do if you’re not careful.  But it definitely doesn’t have to be this way.  Improving your health can …

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Sound Baths As a Natural Stress Reliever & Healing Modality

The Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Sound & Vibration. Most of us know that a nice hot bath is great for stress relief. But the bath I’m talking about today isn’t filled with water & bubbles… It’s filled with healing sounds & vibrations! Now, if you’ve heard of “sound baths” before, you might know they have …

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Helpful Tips for Drinking Less Alcohol + How to Know if You’re Drinking Too Much

Do you know September is National Recovery Month?  This was established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, whose mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities across the country.  That’s a mouthful, but their …

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Delicious + Healthy Meal Prep Recipes For a Successful Labor Day Weekend

Make-Ahead Recipes That Are Free From Dairy, Gluten, & Hassle.  Well… it’s almost time to say ‘goodbye’ to summer!  And while this might be bitter-sweet for some of you, we’ve got a holiday weekend just around the corner to send summer off in style 😉  Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a …

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