What the heck is a Macro?

By now most people who have an interest in health and fitness have heard the term macro, but what does it actually mean? Macros = Calories!  Macro is short for macronutrient, and it is a way to categorize the building blocks of the calories in all the food we eat.  There are three macronutrients found in…

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New Moms Are Not a Target Market

I’ve been ranting a bit lately about predatory marketing practices and programs in the diet industry.  As women we are subjected to a barrage of messaging about our inadequacies on a daily basis, but one surefire way to land a company on my “predatory” list is to single out new mothers as a target market.…

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Bonus Prize Added to #RRMwalkwithme

My favourite Stella and Dot gal, Annie over at Annie’s Style Inspirations is donating a BONUS prize to the top rated photo of the challenge as voted on by my Facebook page community.  She is one of the most stylish women I know and she chose an absolutely GORGEOUS piece to give away! Here’s what she has…

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Walk With Me

It all starts with a decision, and then a step. It’s true isn’t it?  All change, no matter how big or small, starts with a decision, and then a step.  And when it comes to moving from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one, the safest first steps with the most impact for your time…

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Why I chose to get certified in training and nutrition instead of becoming a “coach”

The human body is incredibly complex, and the power of food to help improve our health is immense.  You could say I have a high level of skepticism for any sort of health solution that does not have a foundation of building healthy habits around food.  And unless you are comfortable with your wellbeing revolving on your…

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Flu Buster Slow Cooker Chicken Quinoa Stew

  I love using quinoa as a carbohydrate in my bone broth soups.  It’s easy (just poor in half a cup for the final 30 minutes of cooking time) and it adds a nice texture.  This was an accidental recipe, I had planned to BBQ my chicken on the rotisserie but my toddler woke up…

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Mental Health Awareness Month Takes on a New Meaning This Year

One of the toughest things about living with depression for most of my adult life is its ability to sneak up on me and steal my joy without me really noticing until I am in crisis mode. It seems silly to say; of course depression robs you of joy, but it often takes me by…

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The Photos Don’t Lie

I’ve been trying to avoid writing this post for weeks. I don’t want it to be an excuse, or a justification, or a reason for why I look the way I do. To be honest I really don’t want explain the way I look at all. Jill Coleman says that you give away power when…

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12 Ways to Deal with Flight Anxiety

It’s no secret that I suffer from fairly extreme flight anxiety. I joke about needing tequila as a pregame but the truth is that the anxiety is bordering on severe, nearly debilitating, and ongoing. I’ve felt unable to manage it or mitigate its effects for decades, and it’s really not that funny.     Flying…

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Spotted in the Mirror This Week

The woman in the mirror and I had a moment this week. I noted that she was softer than she was last year at this time. Fuller in some places. Deeper in others. Different this year just like she will be next year. I flexed some muscles for her, noted the ways they are changing,…

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