Her Name Was Clover

*Trigger Warning: Pregnancy Loss* It was my birthday last week.  Which is not something I’m telling you because I expect fanfare or gifts, but rather as recognition of the familiar marker that confirms yes, more time has passed.  And we are still here. If you’ve been here for a while you may remember that I…

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3 Ways to Stay Motivated

How many times have you been all fired up to try something new, completely sure that this is it,  the plan that is going to keep you on track, but found your motivation seriously declining within a few days or weeks? Ahhh, the waxing and waning of motivation, one of the most common struggles of the 100s…

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Turkey Black Bean Shepherd’s Pie

This is an update to one of my most popular recipes ever, Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie.  The addition of black beans ups the fibre and protein content making this a very filling, healthy, and delicious meal that my whole family loved. Total prep time: about 20 minutes Total cook/bake time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 large…

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The Art of Getting Quiet

Last summer I booked a coaching call with Erin Brown to get some clarity around my career and creative paths.  I was going through a difficult time in my personal life, working through some things that happened in my past that I could no longer ignore.  Hop on my newsletter list for the details if…

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Five 10-Minute Backyard Workouts

Ah Spring time!  One of the best seasons for outdoor workouts!  Get out, enjoy some fresh air, and get sweaty.  🙂 All of these can be done with either just your bodyweight (add a resistance band for more of a challenge) and/or a set of dumbbells. Do each 2 minute round 5 times for a total of…

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Counting Macros is Tough Long Term: Here’s What You Can Do Instead

  I’m sure you’ve heard it somewhere: counting macros is all the rage.  Really? Is it? Because as best I can tell tracking macros is just calorie counting by another name (with stricter parameters).And from where I’m standing counting macros is boring AF, time consuming, and not sustainable for the long haul. Now before you…

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Putting Yourself on Your Own Agenda

Self-care can be a bit of an abstract concept. Yes, most people recognize that in order to be fully functioning humans we need to spend some of our time doing things for ourselves, but in real life, actually putting it into practice can be tough. I hear it a lot from new mamas, but really…

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Hi my name is Amber

I am: • A mother • A partner • A daughter • A sister • A friend • A writer • A crocheter • A crazy pants lover • An enthusiastic flexer • A compulsive over-sharer • A body and self love advocate I have: • A juicy booty • A tummy that sticks out…

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The Weight Watchers Oprah Dream Team

I heard on local radio that Oprah made 12 million dollars yesterday by posting a 30 second Weight Watchers commercial about eating bread daily to Twitter.  Her six million shares in WW stock jumped by two dollars per share following the spot.  People are definitely buying in. I find myself wondering what else Oprah eats…

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Always, Always Choose to Dance

This is my best friend of almost 20 years, Tracy. We’ve grown through a LOT of versions of ourselves over the years and look at us, still together. She’s the one with the goods. The holder of all the secrets and the awkwardness. She’s seen all the ugly and insecure bits and helps me move…

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