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Eat Dessert First


Many of us grew up with finish your plate syndrome. If you finish your plate/eat your vegetables/do otherwise unpleasant thing, then you can have dessert. This paradigm says that to get what we want, we have to somehow suffer for it. We have to give up foods we love, or eat foods we hate, or do [...]

What if There Was Nothing to Figure Out?


Hey, you. Yeah, you.  I know sometimes you feel scared. Stuck. Worried. Not enough. I know sometimes you think to yourself, why is this so hard? It shouldn't be this hard. I should be able to figure this out on my own. We get so caught up in shoulds, perfectionism, have to dos, do or [...]

Never Be Confused About What to Eat Again


We are inundated daily with health and wellness tips. Since the nutrition world is always changing, an article you read today can be completely contradicted by one you read tomorrow, leaving you completely confused and overwhelmed in terms of how to actually get healthy.  I only have one rule of thumb when it comes to [...]

How to Make Your Resolution Stick


Ohhh, January. The most austere and challenging of months, we resolutely swear to never touch a carb again, go to the gym five times a week, and be nicer to our coworkers. While I'm a huge fan of New Year's goal setting, I'm not such a big fan of resolutions.  It's conventional wisdom that resolutions [...]

#MondayMotivation – Intentions


The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. - John Burroughs As we head into the first Monday of the New Year, I wanted to remind you that small daily actions that add up over time are way more powerful than overwhelming resolutions or intentions that you immediately can't keep. What's one small step you [...]