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Gut Lovin' & Nourishing Peppermint Patties

We live in a society that is frightened by fats. For the past 80+ years, we’ve been trained to banish fat from our diet and make the switch to low-fat foods. These so called “healthy” low-fat or non-fat foods are doing far more harm than good as they are laden with refined salts, sugars, chemical additives and preservatives. These low-fat foods are not only making us fat, but very sick! It’s time to say, “Yes” to fat! I encourage my clients to get in lots of...


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Manifesting Maggie: A sweet little story about trusting your soul...

I believe in praying like you’re in charge. Because I believe you are. I believe in the power of co-creation and manifesting what you want in life. From the really big things to the not so big things. No matter the scale, I feel so incredibly connected to my soul when a thought or a desire is realized. In my experience, manifesting doesn’t just give you want you want, it brings you what you need in a beautiful, unpredictable way. My story about manifesting a cat (yes, a cat!) is a perfect...


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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Even “healthy” bottled salad dressings are often filled with unwanted and unhealthy ingredients like soybean oil, canola oil, sugar, not so natural flavors and fillers. Isn’t it time that you trade out those highly processed foods, for gently processed, whole foods? Making your own salad dressings is a total game changer. You’ll proudly skip right on by the expensive, toxic store-bought dressings – for good. In fact, you’re gonna love making your own salad dressings so much that...


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Trust Your Instincts in the Kitchen PLUS My Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

One of the biggest complaints I get from clients is that they just feel stuck in the kitchen. “I need a meal plan. Or a book of recipes… Will you make that for me?” My answer: Nope. Not happening, sistah. When I first started health coaching, I’d spend HOURS typing up custom meal plans hoping to hand off a gift of true transformation. And guess what… the “need” would rapidly CHANGE. It’d move from “needing” meal plans and recipes to “needing” more time in the kitchen…...


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My Top 7 Ways to Treat a Bee Sting Naturally

What would you do today if you were Oprah? I read this question in some self-book years back and it’s always stuck with me… A thought provoking way to help you gauge how you to choose to spend your time. (After all, we really do get to choose what we do. Even if we don’t wanna admit it.) I thought about that this weekend as I spent almost all my time pulling weeds from my flower beds, picking wild blackberries and cleaning (and then cleaning some more) – all with my three-year-old...


My Top 7 Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat

I woke up in the middle of the night and could hardly swallow. 

Yep, a sore throat. I’m certain you’ve experienced that painful sensation before. We were on day 6 of vacation and all that extra fun caught up to me. Thankfully, even though we were living it up in our motor home, I had the remedies I needed on-hand to aid my body in healing. (I’ve added a purple heart ♥ next to any suggested remedy that is in my travel kit.) A sore throat can be caused by any number of viruses. And...


Fresh Strawberry Pie – Paleo Style with Gelatin

Strawberries are truly one of summer’s treasures!

 Most of us aren’t thinking about how healthy strawberries are as we relish in their bursting sweet flavor, but strawberries do have a whole lot to offer. They are chock-full of antioxidants and other nutrients. These low-sugar fruits satisfy your sweet tooth while supporting your immune system and helping reduce your risk of heart disease as well as other inflammation-related health problems. Unfortunately, strawberries are one of the...


Are you ready for anything?

So, this is our summer home. And even though I gave my hubby “that look” when he showed up with her, I must admit, he made a great executive decision. When I’m stressed (as I have been in a super awesome, exciting way lately), I’m crazy indecisive about “fun” stuff. So bless my man for taking charge of finding a way to get me to snap into that parasympathetic (relaxed) state and embrace some serious family bonding this summer. It’s SO easy just to...


A Conversation with Resistance: How I Shut That Shit Down

You have two voices; one that says you can’t, one that says you can. One that says you won’t, one that says you will. Overcoming the voice of Resistance is a daily feat. Resistance loves to come in the form of excuses, providing you with an unlimited number of reasons to get in the way of your goals, dreams and deepest burning desires. Resistance is always teaching me about the strengths within myself. Even if it’s just on the simplistic scale of deciding between going to the gym, or not....


I'm Not the Same Gal He Asked to Marry Him...

Every so often, my husband will lovingly remind me that I am NOT the girl he asked to marry him. That simple comment always takes us on a trip down memory lane… And WOW… I’ve changed. That girl standing before me over a decade ago… She loved diet coke and all things fat-free (well, when she was dieting – which was like an every other week), chewed a pack of gum a day to keep the cravings away, drank coffee in the morning, mid-day and evening, was totally cool with...