Self Care

Can you smell it? The crisp air of autumn has arrived. Colorful leaves, brisk weather and fresh beginnings [school, sports, programs and more] characterize the fall as a true season of transformation. Not only do our kitchens take on the aromas of warming spices + apple cider + roasted root vegetables but our hearts begin [ continue reading → ]

As the supplement industry expands by the minute, the cacophony of marketing around which supplements to take is nearly deafening at this point.  The obvious question on everyone’s mind is: what should I be taking on the daily?  Some supplement companies tout a cure for every ache and pain [making them fountains of youth] while [ continue reading → ]

In the world of nutrition, there are some far encompassing words that are becoming harder and harder to understand Metabolism, cleanse, detox, inflammation, and wellness are a few I grapple with daily. And as my clients use ubiquitous terms like this, my job is to explain what they tangibly mean so that they aren’t quite [ continue reading → ]

Bare feet, watermelon, Rosé, picnics … sound familiar? It’s summer! And with summer comes joy, playfulness and freedom. Just as a child celebrates each day of summer vacation, it’s time we too become more present and attuned to the warmth + whimsy of this juicy season. Transitioning gracefully from spring [a time of renewal + [ continue reading → ]

Around the start of the new year cleansing and detox are buzz words that abound. But all too often the super attractive “10 day detox regimens,” don’t actually target the organs of elimination. Unfortunately, the term detox has also become synonymous with a restrictive diet or a way to reactively rebound from a bit of [ continue reading → ]

life is not a marathon – it’s a relay [begging for intervals of rest + recalibration] I love to work hard. And I [used to] live to work hard. Early on in my career as an athlete [and then of course my career as a dietitian] I believed and preached that working hard all. the. [ continue reading → ]

As we approach winter, a time filled with darkness and shorter days, it becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain our mental health with sunshine alone. And so as you take a closer look at your mood and mental state I want you to ask yourself this [raw but oh so tactful] question: “Have I been [ continue reading → ]

Quarantine. It’s a 12 letter word that’s all too familiar now. The intended outcome of a quarantine is of course to protect and prevent the spread of illness yet when under quarantine for long periods of time it’s all too easy to fall prey to stressors that actually infringe on the resilience of the immune [ continue reading → ]

  I’m going to be honest with you. I’m a speed addict. In fact the first 20 years of my life were bent on SPEED. As a competitive athlete, my sense of VALUE was wrapped around speed. And when my body finally told me that it could no longer compensate, I was FORCED to slow [ continue reading → ]

IVthe ins + outs of IV bar therapy In a hospital setting getting an IV is a common occurrence. With the pressing need for fluids, nutrients or medications requires a trained health professional can an IV to deliver those nutrients straight into the vascular system [skipping the digestive tract]. IV’s drastically increase the rate of [ continue reading → ]