If you’ve hung around with me long enough, you know I heart coffee. I wake in the morning full of anticipation for my morning brew. And I go to sleep at night, dreaming of my coffee adventures for the next day. But what if I could make coffee healthier? Because coffee is great and all. It makes me feel real good. And the smell warms my heart. But I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a powerhouse … [Read more...] about Healthy Substitutes for Regular Coffee! (Caffeine/Decaf Options)
Here’s a little truth bomb about me. While I’ve been passionate about healthy eating for years, the workout end of the equation never came easy. But back in December 2016, I decided I was going to conquer this exercise beast once and for all. And while it has been challenging, it’s also been so rewarding. And that’s why I want to talk about YouTube workouts today. Full disclosure: I got in … [Read more...] about Great Women’s YouTube Workouts: From Beginner to Advanced
Is New Year’s weight loss one of your goals. Than listen up. Because I’m not going to feed you the same bullcrap you’re going to see floating around the internet. I’m going to give you the real New Year’s weight loss advice you need. I wasn’t planning to write a post this weekend. But then I made the mistake of scrolling through Facebook. And, oh my gosh! Every crazy gimmick you can imagine is … [Read more...] about The Best New Year’s Weight Loss Non-Fad Diet
I’m not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. Not that I’m not a fan of change for the positive. I just think change is a gradual progression rather than an overnight transformation. However, I believe that New Year’s day can be a great symbolic jumping point to commit to the process of growth. And that’s why I put together a list of these New Year’s day activities. They will help put you … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day Activities to Blast Into Your New Year’s Goals
The darker days of the winter season make me go into hibernation mode. And this is a perfect time to catch up on my must-read books. In summer, I’m all about fun escapes in literature choices. But as the new year nears, I become much more introspective. A life of mental, physical, and financial wellness isn’t a destination. It’s a process that’s ever evolving. So I really enjoy books that keep … [Read more...] about Must-Read Books for Mental, Physical & Financial Wellness
Your nutrition is on point. But the scale won’t budge. What the heck is going on? It's super disappointing when you can’t get that scale to move. Especially when it seems you’re doing everything right. But know there's hope. A small issue can be to blame. And once you fix that, you might finally reap the benefits of all your hard work. So let’s investigate why that scale won’t budge. And … [Read more...] about 6 reasons the scale won’t budge (and what to do about it!)
You might be looking forward to the holidays with wild anticipation. But you’re almost surely dreading the potential holiday weight gain. If you’ve woken up on January first in previous years thinking, “what the heck happened”, then this post is for you. Because we’re going to take action right now that will put an end to holiday weight gain before it starts. Temptation is everywhere right … [Read more...] about 7 Actions to Take Now to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
I have a confession. I used to hate fall. Despite the beauty of the changing colors, I always secretly mourned the loss of the sunshine and long days of summer. But now that I live in Los Angeles where summer weather routinely lasts from June until October, I’m usually very ready to welcome the cooler days of fall. And that when I start craving one of my favorites: warm apple crisp. As a … [Read more...] about Apple Crisp: Low-Sugar, Slow Cook, & Gluten-Free!
Halloween is the only time of year when hoarding candy is socially acceptable. You don’t want to be left with a sad looking little ghost or goblin standing on your doorstep. But November 1st rolls around, and bam! Now you’ve got a house filled with nothing but temptation. So STOP! Before you go on a fun size Snickers meltdown, here are 10 uses for your leftover Halloween candy besides eating it. … [Read more...] about 10 Non-Edible Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy!
This one is dedicated to my husband, Joe. Who rarely reads my blog and will probably never see this. But whose quest for a better quality coffee creamer has been a big discussion point in our house lately. He’s been trying to cut back on dairy, while simultaneously trying to cut back on sugar. Ouch! That creates a big creamer conundrum. Because dairy is the most usual solution for your cup … [Read more...] about 6 Healthier Substitutes for Conventional Coffee Creamer