I love chocolate but I am not a chocoholic so I don't care for overly rich chocolate desserts nor do I like overly sweet chocolate.  I like a balance of flavors with the right amount of sweetness and chocolatey goodness to make me forget the dessert might actually be, dare I say, good for me. Since becoming a nutritionist and having certain dietary restrictions of my own, I have made it my mission to revamp some of my favorite recipes so as...

November 2, 2019

Over the past few years I’ve been dealt some devastating blows to my health all while helping others find their own wellness utopia.  I have also witnessed many miracles, including my own, that I wholeheartedly believe stemmed from a deep knowing that such a thing was even possible.  Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine (allegedly) said “Natural forces within us are the healers of disease.”  If that is true then it’s possible, theoreti...

October 27, 2018

I have to admit when I first thought of the title for this article I didn’t know if people would get my symbolism.  Then I read an article that compared the spiritual meaning of constipation with other dysfunctions of the body.  As I thought about the relationship between physical constipation and the need to control or be in control (one of the spiritual attributes of the condition), I also thought about the real causes of constipation both...

In all my years as an Esthetician and now as an Esthetic Nutritionist and Esteem Coach, I have worked with a range of clients- some who had great confidence and self-assuredness and others whose confidence was lower than a basement floor tile.  Unhealthy self-esteem is closely linked to an unhealthy addiction to perfectionism born out of an inherent need to be better than… 

In my experience, this breeds more insecurity which further dec...

October 22, 2017

 If I asked you what makes you happy, would you really know?  You might think you’d know.  Maybe you would give some arbitrary answer like money, love, music, friends, without any thought to what these things really provide.  So think for a moment, if we paired money and a terminal illness, would you be happy?  Could you be happy?  What about marriage and betrayal or job security and a dream deferred?  I think for a lot o...

October 20, 2016

Ordinary, average, unexceptional, uninspired, middle-of-the-road, lukewarm, unremarkable, forgettable- is this you or someone you know?  No matter how you describe it, mediocrity really is a heavy burden- one that many of us have carried at some point or another in our lives.  What’s so bad about being mediocre?  For one thing, it can debilitate, keeping us complacently stuck in the same spot (usually a rut) never realizing our full creative...

September 15, 2016

Got your attention? Good, let's talk.  I love that so many people want to be healthy and are taking steps to live better.  With chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, various autoimmune disorders on the rise it's imperative that we all do whatever we can to keep our mind, body, and spirit functioning optimally but herein lies the (potential) problem.  I often get asked my opinion of this plan or that especially the ones that...

August 30, 2016

 I am a cancer survivor- 42 years and counting.  I was diagnosed with Wilms’ Tumor in September 1974 at 18 months old.  I survived something that could have and should have killed me had it not been for the call on my life that would not be realized for another 40 years.  Forty-one years later with one less kidney I was, in my opinion, healthy.  Outside of seasonal allergies I didn’t have too much to complain about until one day my body star...

August 16, 2016

Dis-ease happens to us all and can manifest in our lives as physical illness, emotional stress, spiritual disconnectedness, or even mental anguish.  It can thwart our creativity, keep us from fulfilling our life's purpose, support procrastination and leave us feeling (generally) stuck in place.  But within each of us is an inherent ability to heal and buried deep inside is the key(s) to physical, emotional, professional, spiritual, mental, f...

As an Esthetic Nutritionist, my philosophy about skin and health is pretty simple: “The mysteries of the body are revealed through the skin”.  When your skin is misbehaving it means your body is out of balance.  When your body is out of balance, to me that means your life is also out of balance.  So we have to look at your routines- what you are doing, what you are not doing, what you’re doing too much of, and what you need to do more.  Heal...

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