Losing Weight Is Just the Start “So, essentially, those hundred plus pounds have underscored everything.  Even though I no longer carry them physically, they showed me how much I can carry emotionally. “   Do you need to tackle a weight loss of over a hundred pounds?  The statistics related to losing weight and maintaining the loss long-term are grim. 

THE ORIGINS OF OUR KOMBUCHA JOURNEY Facilitating the cycle of the SCOBY, or making kombucha, has been a monthly ritual of ours for many years.  I am not sure what originally prompted our interest in this probiotic beverage. I know my father-in-law had dabbled with it way back, and we remembered his stories of friends that had touted the benefits

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Challenge? In 2009, at thirty-six years old and a little over four years into my “health journey,” I guess I was primed for a challenge.  I had already released over 100 pounds and maintained good habits for quite a few years. My “good habits” consisted of eating a fairly balanced vegan diet, being mindful of

Why a Wellness Wheel? I f you have ever seen a wellness professional, you probably have experience with some variation of the Wheel of Wellness, Wellness Wheel, or Wheel of Life, exercise.  Though I know similar personal development exercises have crossed my path at various times in my life, it was not until I began my graduate studies, in health

Itchy Joe & the Eczema Monster I thought our story might be worth revisiting for any parents that are struggling with childhood eczema (atopic dermatitis) and the challenges it presents.   These insights about living with and managing this ski condition  came about as a result of our experiences with our son, Joe. I hope by sharing our story, it will