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Simple Daily Steps – Articles

Honestly, I’m languishing

Honestly, I’m languishing

How's 2021 going for you? Honestly, I'm languishing. "Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021."...

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Simple Daily Steps – Dark Leafy Greens

Simple Daily Steps – Dark Leafy Greens

Are you familiar with the term “Nutrient dense”? It means that a food packs more nutrients by weight than other foods. So if you’re comparing a few apple slices and a twinkie, that weigh the same, the apple slices would be more nutrient dense. Make sense? One of the...

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Simple Daily Steps – Building Strength

Simple Daily Steps – Building Strength

Getting Strong! This week, we're going to start looking at strength training. Strength training provides a number of significant benefits including weight loss and reducing your risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. And when you work to build strength, you provide...

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Simple Daily Steps – Sweetened Beverages

Simple Daily Steps – Sweetened Beverages

No Sweetened Beverages Okay, I’ll admit that this may be one of the more difficult steps for people to take. From ice tea and coffee to alcoholic beverages, sugar is added to most things that we drink. There are going to be several paths to take depending on your...

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Simple Daily Steps – Hydrate!

Simple Daily Steps – Hydrate!

One of the simplest things that you can do to improve your health is to make sure you're properly hydrated. When you're hydrated, you have more energy (your cells need water to create energy) When you're hydrated, you're not as hungry (one of the early signs of...

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Checking In – Simple Daily Steps

Checking In – Simple Daily Steps

Checking in With Yourself! As you move through the Simple Daily Steps, I have found that it is important to occasionally take a week off from adding  a new step and to instead, spend some time assessing the steps you've already implemented into your life. When I work...

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Stress – Articles

Honestly, I’m languishing

Honestly, I’m languishing

How's 2021 going for you? Honestly, I'm languishing. "Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021."...

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10 Tips to Be More Present in Your Life

10 Tips to Be More Present in Your Life

Over the past few days, we've talking about how mindfulness and living in the present moment helps you become more resilient. Living in the moment supports a healthier stress response. As a nurse and a human and a health coach, I see and experience the tremendous toll...

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6 Steps to Experiencing and Practicing Flow

6 Steps to Experiencing and Practicing Flow

If you weren't aware of it before, you most certainly are now aware of how quickly life can change. And while I feel like we're experiencing a unique time period right now, the lessons we can learn will help us in the future. One of the most important lessons that we...

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Pandemic Stress? How to Live More in the Present

Pandemic Stress? How to Live More in the Present

Our stress buckets are full. This Pandemic, our current political climate, and all of the negativity and change that has been the theme of the past year have completely filled our stress bucket. This means that any stressor, no matter how small, tends to send us over...

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My Top Resources for Stress Relief During Quarantine

My Top Resources for Stress Relief During Quarantine

On a scale from 1-10, how’s your stress level? 1 is little to no stress and 10 is max stress, the most stressed out you’ve ever felt, life or death stress. For me, this past year, probably since early Feb 2019, has been a steady 5 or 6. It’s been a rough year. Covid...

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Fitness- Articles

Simple Daily Steps – Get Your Heart Rate Up

Simple Daily Steps – Get Your Heart Rate Up

Welcome back to Simple Daily Steps! If you've been following along, this is the 5th lifestyle habit that I've introduced. You can go back to the blog and visit, or revisit, the past 4 habits. Or you can start right here! As an athlete, a health coach, and a nurse I...

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10 Tips to Be More Present in Your Life

10 Tips to Be More Present in Your Life

Over the past few days, we've talking about how mindfulness and living in the present moment helps you become more resilient. Living in the moment supports a healthier stress response. As a nurse and a human and a health coach, I see and experience the tremendous toll...

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How to Be a Good Weight Loss Role Model for Your Kids

How to Be a Good Weight Loss Role Model for Your Kids

One of the most common challenges that my clients face is the struggle to model healthy eating habits and behaviors while trying to lose weight. We want our children to love their body as it is and to nourish it. Yet, when you're trying to lose weight some of your...

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Contemplating Your 2020 Intention

Contemplating Your 2020 Intention

New Year's is 10 days away. Honestly, next to Thanksgiving, it's my favorite day of the year. I LOVE new beginnings and New Year's provides the perfect time to reflect and to look forward. However, I'm not a resolution setter and I don't think they serve most people...

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5 Ways to Track Your Food Intake

5 Ways to Track Your Food Intake

I spend a lot of time on this blog and in my coaching practice talking about tracking food intake. I also am accustomed to hearing people complain, protest, and essentially roll their eyes at me. Yeah, yeah, they say. I know I’m supposed to track my food intake...

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Nutrition & Food- Articles

Want to change your life? Embrace this one skill…

Want to change your life? Embrace this one skill…

I saw this quote by Eckhart Tolle this morning. “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”   I immediately thought, “Yes!”   I thought back to the mistakes I’ve made over the past few years and they were because I didn’t stop to think about who I truly am...

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Simple Daily Steps – No Sugar at Breakfast

Simple Daily Steps – No Sugar at Breakfast

No Sugar at Breakfast Eating sugar first thing in the day sets you up for a day of energy spikes and plummets and over time it creates insulin resistance (and diabetes). Starting your day off with blood sugar imbalances can increase stress, cause cravings, increase...

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10 Tips to Be More Present in Your Life

10 Tips to Be More Present in Your Life

Over the past few days, we've talking about how mindfulness and living in the present moment helps you become more resilient. Living in the moment supports a healthier stress response. As a nurse and a human and a health coach, I see and experience the tremendous toll...

read more
Pandemic Stress? How to Live More in the Present

Pandemic Stress? How to Live More in the Present

Our stress buckets are full. This Pandemic, our current political climate, and all of the negativity and change that has been the theme of the past year have completely filled our stress bucket. This means that any stressor, no matter how small, tends to send us over...

read more
How to Be a Good Weight Loss Role Model for Your Kids

How to Be a Good Weight Loss Role Model for Your Kids

One of the most common challenges that my clients face is the struggle to model healthy eating habits and behaviors while trying to lose weight. We want our children to love their body as it is and to nourish it. Yet, when you're trying to lose weight some of your...

read more
Contemplating Your 2020 Intention

Contemplating Your 2020 Intention

New Year's is 10 days away. Honestly, next to Thanksgiving, it's my favorite day of the year. I LOVE new beginnings and New Year's provides the perfect time to reflect and to look forward. However, I'm not a resolution setter and I don't think they serve most people...

read more

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