Snacking…Is It Really Necessary?

Snacking…Is It Really Necessary?

For many years, the message I heard from health experts, diet books, and weight loss programs was that I needed to eat 3 meals a day with at least 1 or 2 snacks in between. So I followed that advice. I ate breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack, and then finally dinner. I… Continue Reading

Top 11 Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Top 11 Healthy Road Trip Snacks

I recently took a road trip to spend a long weekend in North Dakota. I know…that’s not a typical vacation spot, but my husband and I have a goal to travel to all 50 states. Since we haven’t yet been to North Dakota together, we decided it was time to explore the state so we… Continue Reading

When Self-Care Just Isn’t Enough

When Self-Care Just Isn’t Enough

I recently went through a difficult time, and as badly as I wanted to start feeling better, I just couldn’t. Since I’m a health coach, I decided to practice what I preach, so I tried any and every self-care tool I could think of to help me feel better. I slept in, went to a Raindrop session, journaled,… Continue Reading

10 “Health” Foods that Are High in Sugar

10 “Health” Foods that Are High in Sugar

For so many years, I thought I was eating a “healthy” diet… I started the day with a low-fat English muffin, topped with  some zero-calorie “butter” spray, and a glass of all-natural orange juice. When I started to feel hungry in the middle of the morning, I quickly grabbed a low-fat granola bar. If I went out… Continue Reading


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