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,...
by Tonya Holcomb
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 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...
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...
On August 21st, following two days of intense testing, I completed the first year of the Naturopathic Doctorate program (yay!!!) and had the honor to address my class as part of graduation.
This is such a proud moment for me that I wanted to share with you, dear friend.
After I thanked my class for choosing me to say a few words and thanked the amazing and talented instructional and support staff, here’s what my soul had to say with the beautiful women of my class:
“You know – Each of...
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...
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...
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....
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...
It’s not exactly warm out – yet – here in West Michigan… BUT I couldn’t resist taking my shoes off and planting my feet in the grass for a bit.
I needed this for MANY reasons but TWO specifically:
It’s been a hella week – an awesome week – but dang, the stress was riding me and I had to really dig deep to actively keep it from taking over. This called for more sleep, movement and staying true to nourishment and my meditation practice.
As part of my stress relief...