The Undeniable Truth About Weight Loss

Weight loss. It’s a popular topic. We can’t go anywhere without seeing all the tips, tricks, hacks and new diets geared to FINALLY crack the code on weight loss. It’s exhausting. And it’s addicting. When the desire for thinness becomes unshakable, it can be hard to hear the cold hard truth about weight loss. I […]

9 Powerful Simple Daily Habits to Boost Your Health

Simple daily habits that boost your health and especially those non-diet efforts seem like a far fetched dream? It is and it isn’t. Let’s break this down to help you understand why I say both. Simple It doesn’t always mean easy and I think we forget that. Simple means it’s easy to understand. Having an […]

Top 10 Out of the Box Ways to Eat for Your Health

Finding the motivation to eat for your health can feel like climbing a mountain. If you’re a climber, you understand the amount of work that goes into mountain climbing. If you’re not a climber, you may avoid it altogether and not have any desire to learn about it. But finding the motivation to eat in […]

Exploring Irish Traditional Foods You And Your Family Will Love

The Irish value the family (1) and traditional foods. Traditionally families have been called clans which gives me this visualization of a large group of people all huddled together. The family units, or clans, have always remained close knit. The country as a whole has generally been Irish Catholic and followed stereotypical gender roles of […]

How To Protect Your Child From 5 Major Diet Culture Influences

Diet culture is influencing every one of us in so many ways. It has been for years. And most of us live our lives completely unaware.  That was my story too. I’ve worked through so much guilt and shame since I had my eyes opened 2 years ago. Suddenly so many things make sense and […]

How to Help Your Child Have Healthy Food Relationships

As a parent, you role model every day. Truthfully every thing you do and say becomes an example for your child. But are you confident you’re modeling healthy food relationships?  When it comes to your child’s eating behaviors, like so many things, you want them to be spared the same struggles and hard times you […]

Healthy Kids Happy Moms Free Recipe Book Download

It’s hard to argue with the statement that healthy kids make happy moms. I may be a Dietitian, but prior to 2011, my 15 years of hospital clinical nutrition experience would not prepare me for what lay ahead. You see, my youngest son is on the Autism spectrum and also has a diagnosis of ADHD. […]

6 Simple Ways To Be Mindful With Your Heart Health

February is National Heart Month. And Valentine’s Day falls this month too. So it seems fitting to write a post about mindful heart health.  When your ticker shows signs of trouble, it’s not something to ignore. But it doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a life of boring tasteless meals filled with foods you hate. With […]

How To Overcome Common Excuses Stopping You From Mindful Eating

Have you ever wondered why you blame yourself for all those failed diets, fallen attempts to start a meditation practice, and unfulfilled desires to begin a journaling regimen? If you want to achieve true mindful eating, you must overcome the common excuses that lead to this tendency. Over the years I’ve come to a few […]

How To Get Picky Eaters To Eat Well Without The Fight

Kids can be so much fun, loveable, and bring so much joy. But they can be selfish push-all-your-buttons little stinkers too! I have four of them, so I feel completely qualified to say that. But I think it’s important to acknowledge a little bit of our own humanity in them as well. Where do they […]