Back to School or Back to routine????

You don’t have to have kids in school to appreciate what “back to school” means for a lot of people.  For some it means the agony of getting up earlier.  For others it means more work as in work done at home.  For still others it means a new start.  I mean who doesn’t feel…

Are you filled up?

What are you filling up with? Negativity?  Overwhelming anxiety?  Commitments to things you don’t truly enjoy doing?  We all can find ourselves spending our days doing things that don’t hold meaning for us.  And some of them (think laundry or cleaning toilets) have to be done (yes, laundry does need to be folded and put…

What will it take?

What makes a difference for you?  What “forces” change?  An illness?  A tragedy that happens a “little too close to home”?  A comment in Church?  A negative experience with a friend?  Why is it that we wait until one of these things happen before we “become the change we want to see?”  Change is scary…

Prioritizing…..how do you measure up?

Priorities – that’s a loaded word.   What takes priority?  Who decides what takes priority?  What gets in the way of what we start the day determined to be a priority?  Let’s look at Webster’s definition….priority means “the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than others.”  But what does that…

What will be different this year?

We’ve all made them – New Year’s resolutions.  But what are they REALLY?  Are they a new start or a reason to feel bad about ourselves because we fall short?  Are they an opportunity for change or another excuse in a long list of reasons why we can’t possibly make any progress in our lives?…

Are you a mentor or enabler?

Recently my 13 year old son has been noticing how much sugar is in some of his favorite foods.  The dietitian in me is super excited, the mom in me is thrilled.  However, there’s a catch – he’s challenging me.  You know – ME – the dietitian!  He’s challenging what I know, how I express…

Snacks – yay or nay?

A lot of people ask me about snacks – are they good for you?  Do they add too many calories?  What can I have besides granola bars?  The answer is (much like a lot of nutrition questions) it depends.  Snacks are meant to be a compliment to meals, not a time for guilt ridden gulping…

Can food help us to prevent cancer?

I firmly believe that food is the “cure” to a lot of health issues.  Unfortunately it’s not a “quick fix” by any means but it is something we should be conscious of daily.  How much sugar are you taking in?  How much fat?  Is the fat from healthy sources like avocados, nuts, grass fed butter?…

Sugar – an addiction?

Is sugar an addiction?  I imagine there are a lot of opinions about that out there.  I would argue that we have spent a lot of time as a society fixated on fat and our intake of it but have not focused nearly enough on our sugar consumption.  Take a look at this video and…

Too busy or busy enough?

Ahh the seemingly constant battle waged within us about are we doing too much?  Are our kids doing too much?  Do other people do this much?  What would happen if I did less?  Would the world stop on it’s axis?  Ok, I think we all know the answer to that last question!  I was blessed…