When the student is ready

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” There seems to be a bit of confusion as to where the above quote originated but it is most often attributed to Buddha. It’s one of those sayings that has always stuck with me, and I’ve seen it play out many different ways in my own life.…

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Easy Almond Flour Maple Mini Chip Cookies

Quick to whip up and just the right amount of savoury and sweet, these are a staple in my house that my kids love. Ingredients: 3T Softened Butter 2T Softened Coconut Oil 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup 1 Egg 1 Cup Almond Flour 1t Baking Powder A pinch of salt 1/2 Cup Enjoy Life Mini Chips…

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Priorities vs Balance

My house is a disaster. I realize that most women don’t admit in polite company that their homes are more often than not an accident scene.  And it’s even less common for a mom, a STAY AT HOME MOM no less, to admit that she sucks at housework.  But I dance to my own beat and not…

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The Only Detox You Need

No matter what your best friend from high school/cousin/colleague/random Internet marketer tells you, cleanses, detoxes, laxatives teas, and jump-starts are bullshit. Sure, you’ll spend tons of time on the toilet eliminating waste and water from your cells and digestive system and maybe see a temporary loss on the scale, but its just that, temporary loss…

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Move More!

If you’ve got a trainer that prescribes to the idea that you need to push yourself to total exhaustion in order to reach your goals, it’s time to fire his or her ass. We are led to believe that if we aren’t sweating or dying or fainting or puking, the exercise or movement we’re doing…

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Burnout Baby

The comparison trap, levelling up, and burning out.  It’s beginning to sound a lot like the holidays around here.I have to admit, I still feel like a baby in this industry sometimes.  There is so much I have to learn.  I’ve managed to surround myself with some of the best in the business in this…

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Elf Shamed

  I was Elf on the Shelf shamed by a lovely lady cashier at the nicest grocery store within driving distance of my house this week. We had made a family outing of our trip to the metropolis (3,000+ people!) close to us.  The grocery store was the third stop.  The children were irate and…

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The RRM 66 Round One Finalists

            VOTING IS CLOSED! I need your help!  These 6 women were among many who worked their butts off in my group challenge that wrapped up last week.  My leaders and I are having a heck of a time deciding who should win so I am turning it over to…

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Slow Cooker Moscato and Soy Braised Chicken

You will need: 4 6oz chicken breasts chopped into bite sized pieces 1/2 cup Moscato or other sweet white 1/3 cup Raw Apple Cider Vinegar 1/3 cup Bragg’s Soy Sauce 1/2 cup water 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar 4 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 cup water chestnut pieces 1/2 cup bamboo shoots…

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The Sweet Spot Food Split

I use the 75/25 rule with food fairly consistently. This means that while 75% of my food choices are nutrient dense, whole food options when possible, and the other 25% of my daily calories typically come from not-so-whole-and-nutrient-dense choices.   Because having a good balance of both makes it easy to make healthy, satisfying choices.…

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