Does This Fat Make Me Look Fat?

Years ago I was watching a comedian wax poetic about his love life, despairing at the pressure handed to him whenever a female he was interested in having sex with would ask him “does this outfit make me look fat?”  His answer?  “No, your fat makes you look fat.” Pretty harsh right?  This was back…

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3 Powerful Lessons I Brought Home from I AM POWER Retreat

I finally unpacked my suitcase from the I Am Power Retreat yesterday, and, in a turn of events that is not exactly ironic, it appears as though I am finally ready to unpack some of the lessons here, too. Truth time: this retreat and the subsequent crash literally kicked my butt. For the first half…

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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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