Rockin’ Recipe: Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

I love soup.  If you’ve never considered it before, now may be a good time to acknowledge that souping is the cold weather version of juicing.   I know some people aren’t big soup goers and I think some reasons for that are because soup is a texture thing and also because it’s not the easiest thing to fall in […]

How to Plan Meals in a Time Crunch

Life is no longer linear or simple. Whoever you are, whatever role you play, if you ever have to feed yourself or someone else for any stretch of time, whether that’s for a month, a week, or even a day, you may spend an inordinate amount of time deciding what to make. The task seems […]

Workout of My Week Vol.#003 – Burn the Holiday Cookies

Need a quick workout to burn those holiday cookies?  Then this is for you! Remember that the best workout is the one that balances your energy.  If you are super stressed then you will do less for your body by demanding more from it.  So if you are ready to roll and have some energy […]

Dairy-Free Mayan Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is seriously my jam in the winter months.  I try to justify how much I drink because cocoa has magnesium and I really need that stuff to help me function well and I bet you do too because every person I’ve ever worked with does.  Well here is one of my favorite recipes that just […]

Tips To Support Your Gut Over The Holidays

For the past 6 years, I have been following a paleolithic diet of no dairy, sugar, or grains. This was a HUGE healing factor as I went through nearly 3 years of treatment for chronic Lyme disease but before that, I was working to heal my gut from all the damage that had been done […]

Unburden your house of Halloween and holiday candy

As a holistic health practitioner, I hate that sugar-ladened candy is such a huge part of Halloween and the holidays. Sugar “in general” or rather in the type that is in abundance in our culture today is refined white sugar made from genetically modified sugar beets so it is much more toxic and problematic to […]

Workout of My Week Vol.#002 – Pumpkin Power

Happy Halloween friends! When it comes to fitness, movement, and time, the circuit workout is tough to beat.  There are so many good reasons to do it like maximizing energy output and heart rate intensity, improving your strength and conditioning levels and of course keeping your mind occupied and far from boredom.  That last one […]

Monica’s Back to School Health Tips for 2017

It’s time to start prepping for the kids to go back to school and the return to ‘normalcy’ after what was likely a rip roaring summer for many of you. This time of year there is a lot thrown at you as the consumer to buy back to school clothes, supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes and things […]

Rockin’ Recipe: Blackberry Moe-jito

Late summer is kickin’ in so here’s a healthy mocktail recipe for you! Summer is my most favorite season of all and I came up with this recipe when I was going through Lyme disease and mold illness treatment. I was on all sorts of antibiotics of which some couldn’t interact with alcohol. My liver […]

Health, Healing & Performance With Heart Rate Variability

I started using Heart Rate Variability about 18 months ago at the direction of my chiropractor.  He has a unique way of thinking and has been my primary form of solutions towards relief over the last too many years that I have struggled with the strangest health issues.  So of course, I jumped right in […]