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New Year – New You!

I don’t know about you, but I was ready to say goodbye to 2016. In actuality so many good things happened last year – I finished writing a book, I graduated and became a Certified Health Coach, I got married, and I attended a publicity event that was life changing in so many ways. But one big bad thing happened – I lost my brother in law, Frank, at only 44 years old. I can’t help, but think of 2016 and think of that mostly even though it truly was a successful year in other aspects. A new year has begun and I feel really motivated and...

Thanks & Giving

A Heart of Gratitude Can Help You Heal even While Coping with Unbearable Loss Frank came to me, I felt him all throughout my body like I was vibrating! He was saying, “I’m here, it’s OK, I’m with you.” It was amazing. I started smiling all while sobbing, finally, with gratitude. The holiday season is upon us and it is not easy for everyone. There are so many moments where joy gets mixed with sorrow, and dealing with another day when those we loved so much are gone can stop us from getting the most out of the life we deserve. It is because of such a painful loss...

Transition

  As most of you know, I'm in the middle of a transition in my life right now, but it's way bigger than I could have ever expected, or maybe it's just all happening in a short time, so it feels incredibly overwhelming (in a good way). Within a few months, I've gotten married, turned 40, launched my Healing My Skin business, and am halfway through writing my book! There is one more exciting life-changing event happening, too, that I can't talk about right now, but I promise to fill you in as soon as I can! No, I'm not pregnant! :) It's all been quite surreal—that's truly the...

Fighting Through Fear

“When your desire to make a difference outweighs your fear of failure, you will succeed.”  This was recently stated by a fellow health coach at a conference I attended, whose mother was diagnosed with cancer and healed herself through nutrition after her doctor told her if she does not get chemo and radiation she will die in one year.  This statement deeply resonated with me! As many of you know, I’m in the middle of a transition right now, starting to take the stePs of leaving behind a career in TV and film to begin a career as an integrative nutrition health coach, teacher, and writer. I currently work...

Why I Want to Help People Heal and Love Their Skin

I find it fascinating how the universe always seems to swoop in to reassure us when we are feeling fear about something we were born to do.  Let me explain. I’m almost six months into my studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach, and I’m beyond scared! My passion is to specialize in helping people who suffer from skin diseases so I can help them heal the way I am healing myself, through nutrition and self-love. I’ll be pre-certified in two weeks and have officially started my business, Healing My Skin. It’s scary to start a new career at almost forty, and it...

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Be Present Enough to Say YES! to Life

I was sitting in my kitchen eating lunch, trying to be present with my food, when I noticed a huge part of me wanted so badly to bring it back to my desk and eat while I worked. I actually grabbed my bowl and proceeded to get up until I caught myself. I stopped, sat down, put my food back on the table, and thought, “Whoa, what was that? My computer and phone can wait! I’m going to eat my lunch and be with my food now.” So I took a few bites, tried to focus on the taste and chewing, but it felt really hard to stay...

Self-love this Holiday Season

The holidays are stressful. With shopping, attending parties, wrapping up things at work, and preparing for the new year, there’s no end of things on the calendar. This season, I am feeling that stress more than ever, and it’s forcing me to look at myself very deeply. It’s hard to squeeze in any me-time in December, and I always look forward to my break from work because it’s a week where I can make a few dates with myself and catch up on my life without feeling like I have to squeeze it in. I didn’t realize how much me-time I needed until recently when I had a...

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My Journey with Psoriasis

Hi everyone, I recently met an amazing woman, Michaela Bentley, at a healing retreat in San Diego.  She is a Meditation and Wellness Coach who founded Live Well, Live Green, a company whose mission is to share their vision of total mind, body and soul wellness from a holistic perspective through nutrition and balanced living. On her website you will find everything from plant-based recipes to articles on fitness to advice from wellness experts. The list goes on & on. It's a abundance of healthy information! Check it out:)  www.livewelllivegreen.com Unfortunately, we didn't meet earlier in the retreat, but on the way home in the super shuttle! Clearly the universe wanted our paths...

More than just you…

A friend of mine recently asked me about how he could be on a strict healthy regimen while being married and having to think about cooking for two. Plain and simple, his wife doesn’t want to diet, but he does! I loved this question because it made me think of my own internal struggle with it and the groove I'm now in and the tiPs I could pass along to help him.  When I started my health journey I was single and living in NYC. I had my routine of going to the farmer's market across the street from my apartment, getting all my healthy items to...