The Serving Size Secret You Must Know

Quick quiz: how many portions are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers?  Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice?  Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars? Hint: it’s not “one.”  Often, the above products contain two or two-and-a-half servings per package. Can YOU Eat Just One? Sure, you could go ahead and enjoy…
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It’s Not Always About The Food

Across the board, my clients want to lose weight and eat better. However, most of my clients are stressed out souls who are stuck in a cycle of fatigue and overwhelm. Can you see where this might be problematic? My client – we’ll call her Olivia – wanted to eat better and lose those unwanted…
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Go Beyond The Salad

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan? Root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate…
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Balance: Is It A Myth?

“Work-life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don’t really want balance. We want satisfaction.” – Matthew Kelly, author Balance is a sticky subject among many people. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, charity work, classes, hobbies, worship time – plus, big desires to improve our health. How can one possibly balance…
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Your Mother Told You So

The report is due in two hours. Or perhaps you’re in the middle of a mid-term exam. Or you’re making sales calls. Suddenly, bam! Around 10:30 a.m. you hit a wall. All you want to do is look out the window. Hmm… What did you eat for breakfast? I hate to say “I told you…
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Clap Along If You Feel Like Happiness Is The Truth

Ever wonder why the pursuit of health and happiness is always stated together as an ‘and’?  Quite simply, they can’t exist apart. We are mind, body, and soul. You can’t be a whole thriving being without nourishing all three aspects of who you are. About 5 years ago I finally decided to get healthy. I…
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What You Need To Know To Stress Less – A Second Thought

Let’s revisit the definition of stress again from a new angle. Stress is a perceived threat (real or imagined) to our mind, body, spirit or emotions. Stop what you’re doing right now. Think about how much time you spend stressed out every day. Would you like that time and energy back? What would you do…
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What You Need To Know To Stress Less

I know what you’re thinking.  “Really Marva?! We needed a month dedicated to letting us know how stressed we are. No worries. I’m good. I’m well aware.” Understood. Does the photo capture it? Being aware is great but what’s important is figuring out ways to take the stress levels down a few notches. Therefore, I want to…
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Eat To Live: Why Whole Foods Are Vital To Your Health

Several years back, I was working long hours and feeling extremely unhealthy. I was tired all the time, my blood sugar and cholesterol levels were creeping up, I carried extra weight, and worried all the time about everything. I knew something needed to change. I was so overwhelmed with my life that the thought of…
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Does Your Nutrition Nourish Your Life?

When you hear the word nutrition, what do you think?  Your diet? Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients? Kale? Juicing?  No doubt. What you eat is essential for your health. However, that’s not the whole story.  Nutrition is more than just the food we eat. The definition of nutrition is the process of being nourished.  To…
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