Going Gluten-Free? Be Careful!

If you have decided to live a gluten-free lifestyle, you are in good company.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten in their diets these days and for a lot of different reasons.  Some are doing it because they have a confirmed diagnosis of the autoimmune disease called Celiac disease.  Some have found that they are […]

Healthy Snacking Made Easy

  Snacks have become their very own food group.  I believe that snacks are so popular and normal these days because of the dependence that so many people have on carbohydrates due to the overwhelming amount of grains and sugars in the Standard American Diet (SAD).  Simply put, the more starches and sugars you eat, […]

Client Spotlight: Meet Mark

When was the last time you were inspired? I hope it was just this morning but I can say that these days, it’s harder to find than my heart says that it should be. You can’t find it on tv much, definitely not on the news or social media, but what about in an email? […]

Tips to eat clean and healthy with a meal plan

I hate the word diet.  It represents deprivation to me.  Let’s break the common misconceptions when it comes to diet. Sometimes, people tend to skip their meals with the thought that they are going to maintain their diet.  It’s important to understand that you don’t have to restrict yourself from eating delicious, healthy meals in […]

Road Food: Volume 1

I’ve been doing some traveling lately and one thing I do when I road travel is pack food, real food. For one, it saves me a ton of money. Two, it allows me to not have to compromise on food quality when I really don’t have to. If there is no plan then the plan […]

I love Butcherbox!

One of my roles as a holistic health practitioner and mind & body transformation coach is to make living a healthy lifestyle easier.  So when I find awesome products and services that can help you get, stay and live healthier I scream about it!  Or rather, write about it and smother it all over social […]

Healthy Valentine’s Day Ideas

The day of love is upon us which usually means another day of celebratory food. This doesn’t have to be an unhealthy celebration of love though! I collaborated a few ideas below for you to consider this and every Valentine’s day to keep your lover and you healthy for many years to come. Remember, with […]

Chicken Wing Truth Bombs

It’s GAME DAY baby! There are more chicken wings eaten during Game Day than any other day of the year, by millions!  I love wings but I despise how bad the average wing is for your body.  So I wanted to share some truth bombs with you to help you navigate your way to optimum […]

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 […]

Monica’s Back to School Health Tips

BTS!  Yes it’s that time of year again where we 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 […]