Everyone says "I need to exercise more." Including me. I always feel good after any amount of exercise, even if I don't sweat. Sometimes I'm just moving my limbs enough to get blood flowing to body parts stiff from sitting for hours, or to oxygenate and refresh my foggy brain. My home gym is a … Continue reading The Best Exercise Excuses
It's the one single device that can stand in the way of a client's success. That number. That dang 3-digit number. Even in this era of body positivity that yells "ditch the scale!", the reality is that many many people still weigh themselves every day and worship that number. I gently steer clients away from … Continue reading That Dang Scale
Are you a lasagna person? I ate my fair share of lasagna growing up. The traditional type with lots of rich creamy ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan. Later on I was perfectly content with a lower fat recipe using cottage cheese from an early favorite cookbook, Quick & Healthy Recipes. And then I saw this recipe … Continue reading Vegan Lasagna?
Have you noticed new eateries popping up on every corner that offer healthful meals like grain bowls, veggie burgers, salads, and other items that are a far cry from the usual burgers and fries? Eating for health is a top consumer concern. I'm pretty excited about these new options and that most have tasted quite … Continue reading The Case for Cooking at Home
Whatever's in my supermarket produce aisle inspires my next dish—this time it was large, perfectly round portobello mushroom caps. I know some people hate mushrooms, maybe a texture thing, but I grew up eating them. My mom often had a bowl of dried mushrooms soaking in its brown liquid that she'd toss into a vegetable … Continue reading Stuffed Portobellos
I met Alisha Carlson virtually through a blog post. After some back and forth conversation, I became fascinated with her work. She's the founder of FindYourTHRIVE, which integrates fitness, nutrition, and mindset coaching for women, offering online support, 1:1, small groups, local workshops, and meet-ups in and around Portland, Oregon. The approach is non-diet, but what fascinated … Continue reading Life Lessons from a Life Coach