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Beginner’s Guide to Quinoa

From the backseat, my 5-year-old asked me, “Mommy, do we speak quinoa?”  After bursting out laughing, I realized two things.  First, I may be taking this healthy food thing too far if my daughter thinks quinoa is not only dinner but also a language.  Second, you may have heard of this so-called superfood and even

Inspiration from Mind in Motion and Miraval Resort

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a lecture by Leigh Weinraub, a self-described, “champion motivator and action based therapist.”  Leigh is a former competitive tennis player and coach turned therapist from the Miraval Resort in Tucsan, AZ where I first met her last winter.   I was excited about the chance to hear

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

This time of year many of us are fighting winter colds and flu.  Studies show that chicken soup really is good for a cold even if scientists don’t know why.  I admit, in the past, I would open up a can of chicken noodle soup and feel a little less guilty if it was organic.

Getting to YES, 6 Things to Do!

On her way out the door, a friend who wants to lose weight asked me, “Do you eat bread? Carbs are bad right? What about pasta?”  As a health coach I get questions like that alot.   I suggested she focus on including more nutritious foods IN her diet, not on what is bad.  Put

Holistic Hot Toddy

While it is tempting to share healthy eating tips to help you keep those New Year’s Resolutions, I can’t resist sharing my Holistic Hot Toddy Recipe instead.  Similar drinks are often recommended as a remedy for a cold or flu for good reason.  This version is rich in nutrients and tastes delicious.  It is a

Pasture-raised chickens enjoying the great outdoors.

A Good Egg

Last summer, my family spent a week at a bed and breakfast on a farm.  We had a wonderful trip visiting gorgeous beaches but as strange as it sounds one of the highlights for me was the eggs.  Driving onto the the farm, we passed the chicken coop and the loosely fenced yard.  The chickens wandered freely

Fast & Healthy Chicken Tenders

The #1 issue fellow moms in Falls Church mention to me is finding time to cook in their busy schedule, the 2nd is finding things their picky kids will eat.   This recipe can be made as fast as a box of macaroni and cheese but is more nutritious.  BOTH of my children love these and

Mid-Certified Health Coach in Falls Church & Pie

Today I recieved my mid-certificate, sounds uneventful but it means that I have sufficiently completed course requirements of my health coaching program and am officially able to start seeing clients.  It is kind of ironic that I’m launching this new website and business the same week I’m dreaming about a certain piece of pie with whipped

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