Will it ever get easier?

Some days, I wish I had magic fairy dust to sprinkle on you that would instantly restore balance in your body. Every ache, every complaint, every “needed’ pharmaceutical, every trigger, sensitivity, blemish, toxin and every pound weighing heavily on you – could be taken away – Just. Like. That. But then, it wouldn’t be the same journey, would it? Because when you do the work, and you fight for your health, and you make the choice to submerge yourself in...


8 Tips For Raising Your Dog Naturally

I lost my best friend, Miles, a goldendoodle, to dis-ease October 25, 2016 at the young age of 7. In such a short time, this dog taught me so much. It was in great part because of him, I deepened my truth about health. Real health. And why we get sick. And most importantly, how we best prevent and give the body space and the necessary nourishment, remedies and therapies to heal. Someday soon, I will write Miles’ story out in its entirety. Because it’s a story that deserves to be told. But...


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My Most Powerful Moment in 2016: Meeting My Fear

One of my biggest moments in 2016 was meeting and truly getting to know – to understand – my fear. Yes, you read that right. I finally stopped to listen and hear what my fear had to say. And then, my fear listened to what I had to say. It was a moment. And for the first time in my adult life, I learned to understand my fear in a respectful and loving way – so we could finally quit the name calling, the mind games, the passive aggressiveness, the drama, the scare tactics, the hiding,...


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Why It’s Important to Own the Power of Your Words

One of the hardest points in my life was not being able to breastfeed my son. Almost everyday for 7 months, I tried and failed. I pumped around the clock to give my son what I knew was best for him, but it wasn’t enough. Supplementing was a necessity. Being holistic minded, I sought out the best nourishment possible given my situation, which included donor milk from like-minded mamas and making my own raw milk formula. Even though I was grateful for my knowledge and grateful for my options, I...


My Secret to Keeping that Spark Alive: 8 Steps for Manifesting with Your Partner

My husband and I stayed up until 2am last night on another one of our dream dates… Like with any high vibration conversation, time passes by and it’s the middle of the night before you know it! Here we are, just hours until the New Year, tucked away in a little cabin (in the middle of nowhere in snow covered northern Michigan), cozied up to a beautiful fire with note-pads, pens and wine in-hand (and our little one sleeping just a room away). And after one of those more stressful parenting...


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Top 5 Ways Bone Broth Gives You Deep, Soulful Nourishment

There are lots of articles out there that tell you all about the health benefits of drinking bone broth… everything from healing your gut, protecting your joints and strengthening your bones and teeth, to boosting immunity and giving your skin that healthy “glow.” And while I agree with all of these things, the healing of broth goes deeper than that. Deep into your bones – pun intended. 🙂 Bone broth is an ancient tradition of true nourishment. It’s literally your gut’s bestest...


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9 Kitchen Tools That Make a Nourishing Lifestyle All the Easier

Cooking [from scratch] is “the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and general well-being.” – Michael Pollen I often get asked by clients and friends something along the lines of… “How the heck do you stay true to real food with all the rest of your ever changing, everyday commitments?” The truth is, years ago I embraced a mindset shift. I am fully committed to living a lifestyle rooted in nourishment. To me, there’s just no other way. This...


A Plea for Cleansing: Why Your Health Depends on It

As you know by now, my husband and I recently completed 10-days on the Master Cleanse. Both of my last two posts about cleansing, “How To Know When You Need to Cleanse” and “A Health Coach’s Experience with the 10-Day Master Cleanse” – were written with love on the lighter side of the topic. My intention was to inspire you to be curious enough to do this work. Since publishing both pieces, I’ve had about half-dozen women ask for some 1:1 coaching through the process and about...


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A Health Coach’s Experience with the 10-Day Master Cleanse

Hey! Pause for a minute. Before you dive in, please make sure you are totally up-to-speed on my recent Master Cleanse experience and check out “How to Know When You Need to Cleanse” first. You’ll be so glad you did! There are hundreds and hundreds of different types of cleansing options. The one I felt most pulled to do was the time-tested Master Cleanse – otherwise known as The Lemonade Diet. According to Tom Woloshyn, author of “The Complete Master Cleanse”, the Master Cleanse...


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How to Know When You Need to Cleanse

Hollywood makes cleansing seem so sexy… In my opinion, the only thing sexy about cleansing is the results. All the in between stuff is real healing. Lots of pooping. Headaches. Fatigue. Aches and pains that you’ve never felt before… Sure, you have fleeting moments of “highs” where you have bursts of mental clarity, intuitive insight and crazy amounts of energy (short lived). But for the most part, you are pooping. Or thinking about pooping. Or crying. Or thinking about crying (well,...