Gatherings and Hospitality

There are very few things that feed my heart and soul in the way the hosting a gathering in my home does. It is an aspect of who I am and it is even part of my self-care. While it is true there are lots of things I like to...

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Holiday Gift Guide

I love Christmas and I also love practical gifts.  I love everything about daily living that most of my gift suggestions will center around what we need to sustain a healthy and happy life. I love to give and receive things that I will use day to day for years...

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All about Herbs: Red Clover

Herbs and herbal remedies are fascinating to me. When I studied for my Master of Herbology, I was struck with the abundance of remedies that can be found in the natural world. I’ve always been into herbs but in recent years I’ve gained even more knowledge and it’s been wonderful...

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Friday Favorites: Gratitude

This Friday Favorites post is going to be a little different than the last ones that I have done. I want to take a moment to express my gratitude because at this time of year we can easily forget that life is not all about us. As I am sitting...

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A Personal Note on Stress

Stress! How come we can’t always recognize it? I am resurfacing after 2 months of an incredibly busy schedule. At first, during this time, I felt good and excited about all that was going on in my life: my business, my family, my marriage, my daughter’s wedding…. all were doing...

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Top 10 Nutrient Dense Baking Ingredients

I want to begin this short article with a disclaimer…there are just some recipes where white flour and white sugar should not be replaced…why? Because just the memories alone from a good Martha Stewart sugar cookie is nourishing…right??? Some of my old recipes from childhood will always remain the same...

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Friday Favorites: October

I love Fall so here are my top five favorites that all have to do with this incredible season! 1. My first favorite is the book “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voscamp- I have read this book before but I really needed its reminders to embrace all the Thanksgiving and...

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Listening to your body when it comes to movement

Exercise, like diet, is a tricky subject these days. There are so many opinions as to which is the best for your health and passions can run high. There are many reasons to exercise besides the fact that our body needs movement: strength and muscle tone, weight loss, sense of...

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Eating with Grace not Perfection

As I was meeting with my sweet client this morning…her thoughts constantly went back to all she had not done between our visits. I felt her discouragement, yet, I had noticed such a change in her attitude towards food and in her daily habits since we had begun our sessions...

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Friday Favorites: September

1. My office space: My work journey has been amazing these last couple of years. I went from working in my home to sharing a space with some dear friends to the quiet office space I have now in Bon Air. I am sitting here right now with my Chinese...

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