TALKING TRANSFORMATION WITH JENNY ORENSTEIN

March 3, 2015

Where do I even start with today’s amazing guest? This lovely lady has quickly become one of my closest friends, even though we live across the country from each other! She’s a radiant soul who is illuminating the world with her heartfelt compassion and empowering message. Her brave spirit and countless triumphs over struggle make her Continue Reading »

STOP FEELING GUILTY ABOUT THIS

February 16, 2015

STOP FEELING GUILTY

This past week has just been one of those weeks. The kind with a to-do list that feels a mile long, several appointments, later bedtimes and no down time to just kick around the house. Not my favorite kind of week, that’s for sure. It’s left me dreary, a bit stressed and overall out of whack. All I Continue Reading »

RAW CHOC PEPPERMINT BLISS BALLS

February 3, 2015

choc peppermint bliss balls 1

Let’s address the obvious: I have a sweet tooth!! I’m the one at the party who goes back for that second slice of birthday cake. I luuuuuv spending an afternoon baking in my kitchen and I especially enjoy going out for ice cream with the hubby (I can never pass up the double scoop!). Choc peppermint Continue Reading »

WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS?

January 28, 2015

DoTERRA essential oils

I’ll be honest. I used to think only hippies used essential oils. Like, people who loved trees and nature. But then it dawned on me, I love trees and nature. Plus, I really love holistic health and wellness. Gosh, I sure had been living under a rock! It seems my social media has blown up lately Continue Reading »

MY FIVE BIGGEST LESSONS FROM 2014

January 21, 2015

My Biggest Lessons From 2014

One important skill I like to teach my students is how to be reflective. No, I’m not talking about teaching them how to morph into metal or become mirror-like (however, that could possibly help me rank as the coolest teacher ALIVE!). I teach them how to, upon completion of a project or task, reflect on what they Continue Reading »

TALKING TRANSFORMATION WITH MADDISON VERNON

January 15, 2015

Welcome to another edition of Talking Transformation. I personally love this series because I get über inspired by the amazing women out there doing pretty incredible things! Today’s guest is no different. Introducing the lovely and super sweet Maddison Vernon.     Maddison and I connected recently when she popped into my inbox with a friendly Continue Reading »

HOW TO QUIT BINGE EATING

January 9, 2015

HOW TO QUIT BINGE EATING

  I remember it well. It was a sunny day in 2007, a few weeks after I arrived to Australia from my hometown of Nashville. I’d been in Australia for a little while and the homesickness was starting to set in. I was volunteering with a church but hadn’t really gotten into a busy routine Continue Reading »

THE SECRET TO NEVER DIETING AGAIN

December 19, 2014

I just got back from lunch at my favorite cafe. You know what’s so cool about this statement? I wouldn’t have been able to say that a few years ago. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s quite sad, really. I was too anxious to eat out at restaurants where I wasn’t in control of preparing Continue Reading »

WHAT KIND OF EATER ARE YOU?

December 9, 2014

WHAT KIND OF EATER ARE YOU?

There’s no denying that our eating habits and behaviors are shaped as we grow up. An array of factors—-culture, media, taste preferences, allergies, past experiences, mood—-influence both the food choices we make and how we eat. Just being in the presence of a young toddler proves that a baby isn’t born with a diet mentality nor does she Continue Reading »

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH EASE

December 2, 2014

holiday season must haves

Let me ask the question on everyone’s mind: How on earth is Christmas only 3 weeks away? Seriously, this time last year I was packing my suitcase for the long trek home to Nashville with my hubby. How are we at this same point in the calendar nearly 365 days later? As we embark on the last Continue Reading »