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The Stress Eating Post You Weren’t Expecting

Stress Eating It doesn’t matter what side you are on — this has been a stressful, combative week for all. On Tuesday, as the day progressed I found myself wishing Emma didn’t have a huge bag of Halloween candy still sitting in the pantry. I kept telling myself to resist the urge to stress eat […]

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My Mom Died 5 Years Ago Today

Five years ago today my mom died. This is the third version of this post. The first version I wrote a few months ago. It was the version I’ve been living for 45 years. The version where I desperately try to sound like a daughter who loved and appreciated her mom despite her narcissism, rage, […]

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Me In 45

Today is my birthday. I love my birthday. And 45 feels significant for me. I’ve actually been excited for 45 for a while now. In honor of 45 I give you Me in 45: I have never seen Gone With The Wind or The Godfather I am a Capricorn and even though I don’t believe in astrology […]

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The Elephant In the Room…

The elephant in the room is… me. I am not supposed to gain weight. I am not supposed to be overweight. It’s not allowed. I am a nutrition coach. People pay me to help them lose weight. Only a hypocrite would gain weight while telling others how to lose it. But I did. Life got […]

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I’m Calling B.S. On Motivational Memes

I'm calling b.s. on your motivational memes | bloomingT.com

Thanks to social media, motivational memes are everywhere. I love a great motivational meme. I have a notebook filled with quotes torn from magazines over the past twenty years. I have quotes taped to my mirrors, pinned to the bulletin board above my desk, and tucked into my wallet. I copy quotes in my planner […]

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Would You Choose Beautiful?

If you haven’t seen it yet, Dove posted another powerful video for their #ChooseBeautiful campaign. I’ve watched this video over and over this past week. The first time I watched it I cried. Then I watched it again and I cried some more. The third time I watched it with my 8 year-old daughter… and […]

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2014 Kicked My Ass… Just Like I Needed It To

2014 kicked my ass. In 2014 I failed. Multiple times. In many ways. In 2014 I was on the receiving end of rejection and animosity – the likes of which I haven’t seen since middle school. Many times I found myself surrounded by negative people and feeling responsible for their negativity. I was often surrounded […]

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Thanksgiving Favorites

I love Thanksgiving and I love Thanksgiving food. I love planning the food, I love preparing the food, and I love eating the food. And I love eating it again. And again. And again. I’m not a fan of experimenting at Thanksgiving. I have my tried and true favorite and I might try one new […]

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love that the spirit of Thanksgiving is focused on enjoying good food with friends and family and showing gratitude. That’s it. No material gifts, no drunken partying. Just friends, family, good food, and being grateful. What’s better than that? So in the spirit of Thanksgiving this week […]

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Friday Favorites

It’s Friday and I have some new favorite recipes to share with you. I’ve been craving new recipes this month. Maybe it’s the new year that leaves me wanting new flavors, new experiences. Maybe it’s because after the busy holiday rush, I’m ready to spend the time preparing good food for my family. These were […]

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