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Outdoor Playtime is Good for your Health!

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is spend time outdoors with my family. So much so that it was one of our driving reasons to move to Oregon. Even in the rain the climate and accessibility to nature makes it something you can do year round. As long as you don’t […]

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Boost your health in 15 minutes or less

Between work and family obligations most of us have a hard time fitting in regular activities to improve our health. The good news is that is doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time to make improvements that can have a long lasting impact on your health and quality of life. Remember […]

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Spending time in Nature is better than Therapy!

Sure, I’ll admit it, I’m a tree hugger. And so is my daughter! We just LOVE spending time outside. In fact, I try to make it a point to get outside and into nature as often as possible, every day actually, even if it just means having a picnic lunch in out backyard or finding […]

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Making Meditation a Part of Your Life

Meditation. It’s something I’ve wanted to incorporate into my daily life for as long as I can remember. I’ve flirted with it for years, meditating and then stopping and this summer I finally started making it a daily ritual, waking up at 5am to meditate every day. And then we moved from Oregon to California […]

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Taking Care of YOU!

The way you take care of yourself is what many of us health counselors refer to as primary care. It’s about taking care of you, helping you relax, nourishing the the things that make you smile. Basically doing the things that many women stop doing once they become mothers. I’m totally guilty of this. The […]

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An Angel Gets Her Wings

Back in 2006 while living in New York City and attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I met a girl named Jessica. She lived in Chicago but came into NYC on class weekends to attend IIN. There was a little group of us who sat next to each other, ate lunch together and bonded over […]

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My non-resolution resolutions for 2014

I’m not doing resolutions this year. I haven’t in a few years. This year I’m making a list of habits I’d like to start. Things I hear other people talk about, read about somewhere, conjure up in the final minutes before I drift off to sleep and then never think about or get too busy […]

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A Mothers Evolution

Most women have an idea of the kind of mothers they will be long before they are ready to become a mom. We think about how we’re going to dress them, what we’ll name them, wether we want to be a stay at home mom or a working mom. The truth of the matter is that […]

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More Date Night Ideas

I recently posted Part 1 of What to do on Date Night in an attempt to share some ideas for getting out of the typical dinner and a movie date night rut. Here are 15 more ideas to help you switch things up a bit! 1. The Circus. There’s not a circus all the time and you might […]

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What to do on Date Night?

Date night changes once you become a parent. At least it did for us. We’ve actually only been on 4 dates since Annabelle was born, and 2 of those have happened since she turned 2 in February. Now some of you think I’m crazy, and some of you are thinking you are in the same […]

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