When I started this blog six years ago I was just looking for a platform to share my thoughts on healthy living. As a young teenager, I watched my dad suffer from Type 2 Diabetes and then suddenly pass from Pancreatic Cancer and so I became impassioned about the idea that I could have helped … Continue reading Busting a Few Myths About Healthy Living
As I continue to work on living my best life into my forties, I must face the debilitating beliefs that plagued my childhood, teen years, and younger adulthood. I am grateful for ever coming across The Four Agreements more than 10 years ago to help me start to reset my way of thinking. I realize … Continue reading Healing from Diet Culture
It's time for us all to let go of the idea of low calorie diets and begin to understand what it means to truly nourish ourselves. Consuming natural, whole food sources that provide lean protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats for our bodies to run efficiently is the best place to start. Clean, unprocessed foods will … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Nourishment
As my schedule continues to change and I fill my days and weeks with more and more activities, I find that I'm making less time for things that I still truly enjoy. One of which was keeping my house clean and in order but I'll keep working on that. The other is writing this blog … Continue reading Darn This Sweet Tooth!
Commit with Awareness and Keep it Simple When we take a look at all of the different programs available on the market for healthy living, it can be seriously overwhelming. There are so many different theories, some of which are contradictory, and with all of the promises out there, how do you know which methods … Continue reading Commit with Awareness and Keep it Simple
Slow Down and Enjoy Life Greetings, all! I’m so happy to be back on this journey of health and wellness and I thank you for joining me. After taking a month or so off of HLbyV, I realize that writing this blog really does keep my own habits in check and I’m so excited to … Continue reading Slow Down and Enjoy Life
Bring On the Holidays! We’re only a few weeks away from the Season of Eating and I’m beginning to hear the rumblings of those who already expect it to be a period of defeat! As if our only option has been and always will be to succumb to the obligatory pressures of holiday parties and … Continue reading Bring On the Holidays!
Moving Beyond the Words Over the last several months, we've learned so many new ideas, tips, methods and even attitudes we can all use towards living a healthier life and reaching our personal goals. It’s been encouraging to hear so many who sound really motivated and are definitely talking the talk. There are daily declarations … Continue reading Moving Beyond the Words
Inspiration is Everywhere This journey of promoting health and wellness is evolving in a way that I never would have predicted and I am so grateful for the experience. Not only have I met some amazing people whose growth motivates me daily but I am also beginning to view so many things in a completely … Continue reading Inspiration is Everywhere
My Favorite Nutrition Tips Throughout the week I spend a lot of time “writing” my articles in my head. I’ll hear certain comments or have a conversation that makes me think now that’s what I should address next! With this approach, I work on two or three articles at a time (again, in my head) … Continue reading My Favorite Nutrition Tips