Weekend Recap {Jan. 13-15, 2017}

Posted January 16, 2017 in Weekend Recap , yoga, dairy free cooking and 8 more

Today is my favorite kind of Monday...I slept in (I got nine hours of sleep last night!), I'm still in my pajamas, I'm under a fuzzy blanket and I'm sipping coffee. I had today off from MLK Day, but a lot of the city is shut down because of an ice storm.

We were anticipating the ice storm, so we didn't make any plans for the weekend. It ended up being the most relaxing weekend that I can remember.

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How to give up dairy without feeling deprived

Posted January 10, 2017 in How to go dairy-free, dairy-free, vegan and 5 more

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I stopped eating dairy last August and, honestly, it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be.

My functional medicine doctor recommended that I eliminate dairy from my diet to balance my hormones to alleviate my hormonal headaches and because my blood work showed a sensitivity to casein. 

Many people eliminate dairy because of an allergy, to see if they have a food sensitivity or just to see if they feel better without dairy in their diet. 

How could giving up dairy improve your health?

Eliminating dairy may be your solution to clearer skin, it could decrease your risk of developing cancer, it can aid in weight loss and it could help alleviate digestive issues. It may be worth eliminating, even for a short time, to see if you notice a difference in the way you feel and/or look. 

You're probably thinking, 'Umm, no Sara. Cheese is amazing." I get it, cheese is pretty much the best thing on earth, and it's also addictive. Scientists have found that dairy products can trigger the brain's opioid receptors, which are responsible for addiction. 

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 6-8, 2017}

Posted January 9, 2017 in yoga, Weekend Recap, health coaching and 7 more

Wow, we're back to Monday once again. How do the weekends fly by so fast? I admit, I could have used another day for relaxation and getting a few things done (ie. laundry). 

My weekend was a good mix of relaxing and fun with some productivity (work) thrown in.

Here's a recap of my weekend...

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My Word for 2017 - Intention

Posted January 5, 2017 in new year goals, intentions, creating an intentional life and 8 more

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I've always loved setting goals in the New Year. It just seems like the perfect time for new beginnings and an ideal time to check in with yourself to see if your actions are aligned with your vision for your future.

I usually take some time at the end of the year to review the past year and write some goals for the new year. But this year, I found myself coming back to this process over and over again. 

I journaled my accomplishments in 2016, my favorite memories, my worries for the coming year, release statements, what I want to manifest in 2017, how I want to feel and more. 

I realized that I was spending so much time creating a clear vision for the year because I felt like I was treading water during 2016. I overcommitted and over-scheduled myself, and found myself doing things without a clear idea of what I wanted to get out of the experience.  

I spent so much time focused on being productive and getting through my to do list, but I never manifested what I desired and I ended up feeling stressed and burned out by the end of the year. 

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New Year's Recap

Posted January 3, 2017 in New Year's Eve, new year, setting intentions and 9 more

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed celebrating the end of 2016 and welcoming the new year. 

My New Year's weekend was pretty low key, which was nice. We spent New Year's Eve with friends enjoying good food and champagne, and playing games. The rest of the weekend was slow moving and relaxing. 

Here's a recap of my weekend...

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Ready for your healthiest year ever?

Posted January 2, 2017 in health coaching, weight loss, lose weight and 7 more

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If losing weight has been at the top of your New Year's resolutions for years, make this the year to actually do it! 

Take a moment to imagine what it would feel like to feel confident in your body, to feel in control around food, to feel energized and full of vitality, and to do all the things you haven't done because your weight has held you back. 

Sounds pretty amazing, right?

Changing your life isn't easy, but having guidance, support and accountability can make the journey less challenging and more enjoyable.

I've created programs to guide you during your journey to live your healthiest and happiest life. I have multiple options to serve you in whatever place you are in your journey.

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