10 Ways to Prepare for Your IVF Cycle

After two fresh IVF cycles and one frozen cycle, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what it takes to get ready. I thought I'd share my top tips on how to prepare for IVF as smoothly and stress-free as possible. ...more

10 Steps to Eating Better in 2015

There was a lot I learned during my journey to change from being a fat, food-addicted, food-fearing, yo-yo dieter into a healthy-weighted, food-enjoying, former food junkie. And now, I pass these lessons along to you with the hope that these 10 tips ...more

I Don't Want to Lose Weight

It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic ...more

Don't Let Depression Lie and Tell People You're Fine

I've been harboring a secret for the past month or so. Only a few close friends know and my family, obviously. I don't know why I haven't said anything about it or why I've been hiding it. The truth is that about seven weeks after Keira came into ...more

Learn How to Start a Meditation Practice

You've heard all about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, from reducing stress, anxiety, and pain to making us happier and smarter to warding off sickness. You've probably added it to your lengthy to-do list as something to try. In fact, one ...more

5 Plank Variations to Add to Your Workout

One thing my readers ask me often is as a busy entrepreneur and mother, "Are there exercises that can be done in a few minutes, that actually make a difference?" Yes, there are! I love planks! Talk about a full body workout, in a few minutes. You may know planks for their core transforming powers, but did you know that you can work your whole body as well. From your shoulders to your legs, planks can transform your body, and you only need a few minutes because the variations are challenging and result producing. ...more
Oh man, these made my stomach hurt just looking at them but I soooo need to do them!more

Surround Yourself With the Right People to Meet Your Health Goals

Each of these people motivates and encourages me and supports me in some way. I owe a huge amount of my success to the people that I have surrounded myself with. And this is something that is not just related to my success as a runner. It applies to every aspect of my life. The company you keep and the people you surround yourself with make all the difference in the world, so it's important to choose carefully! ...more
BaxStar23 Thanks!  It really does make a huge difference in your success!more

GOP Pushes Anti-Abortion Vote on Roe vs. Wade's 42nd Anniversary

[UPDATE 1/22/15 10:50 a.m. PST: The House approved a bill permanently barring federal funds from abortion coverage and blocks tax credits for health insurance covering abortions. --Grace] ...more
Last year I purchased the Annie Leibovitz/Susan Santog book "Women" and I was really surprised ...more

A Very Henry Weekend

This weekend Henry had not one but TWO birthday parties to attend, plus there were snowman requirements since we had our first substantial snowfall of the year. I am going to go ahead and assume you want to see pictures.First, I give you Mr....more

MM - Bouncing back

Oh, how I’ve missed you. I didn’t realize how much until you came back in to my life this week, after years of not having any contact. Something in my heart told me I needed you, but I didn’t listen. Then I finally mustered up the motivation, and went searching for you. I couldn't believe how simple it was to find you. It was an easy decision to bring you home. Now I can’t imagine ever being without you again. You’ve healed pain I’d become so used to, I almost forgot it was there. I love spending these hours with you - yes, you pressure me, but I know it's for my own good....more

On Nutrition: Meal timing...does it matter?

Happy Monday! If you didn't see my latest On Nutrition column in Sunday's Seattle Times, "How often, and how many meals should you eat? Depends." check it out ....more

FREE New eBook on Menopause Coming Soon!

Before I tell you all about this fabulous new eBook I’m releasing -for FREE- I want to take a moment to reflect on what the Menopause Mondays blog, and all my work in educating women and men on perimenopause and menopause, ha...more

90+ Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

90+ healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert will help you with healthy meal planning for the new year with plenty of options for every meal of the day! With plenty of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo & low carb options. It’s January, which is every healthy food blogger’s favorite time of year! ...more

The Power of Consistency

I preach...more

10,000 Steps: 5 Tips For Increasing Your Daily Steps

I’m less active in winter, there is no way around it. I enjoy snow, but not being cold. I’d prefer to look at the fresh snowfall from the comfort of my couch with a cup of tea in hand, than get all bundled up and head outside ....more

Sharing Your Goals – The Power Of Words

Do you know one thing that completely amazed me when I was in...more

Fly By

Hey guys!! This morning I wanted to pop in and say hello, but it’s going to be a bit of a fly by post because things are a little hectic over here at the moment. I just got back from teaching a morning spinning class and have just enough time to make myself a quick breakfast, say hi to you guys and fly back out the door for my next shift at the gym ....more