Year: 2017

Recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s single digits and with the wind, we’re hitting negative temperatures. I live in New England and every year I repeat silently, I did it to myself. I like it here, but no amount of time makes it easier dealing with the snow, the bitter cold or plastic wrapping my windows. Yes, for those in […]

Are you even ready?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Here’s the blog post to pair with the video on the stages of change model. It’s a bit more detailed about the initial studies that lead to the development of the model. I highlight some of the findings that DiClemente and Prochaska had even though the initial samples were small.

As a coach , I want my client to succeed, but that also means that we need to be honest when looking at their over goals, where they are currently in their life and what they’re willing to invest in making change. Not everyone is ready for big change, hell, not everyone is ready for small change either – change is scary, but scary doesn’t mean impossible. You just need to give yourself time.

Catching Up

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s been about a month since I’ve written on here, but let’s be honest, that was a recipe – that’s not real writing. I’ve said it before on Facebook more recently, but here as well – I write when I feel compelled. I write when I feel it’s the most beneficial to me. I feel […]

Recipe: Stove-top Gingerbread Oats

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve probably consumed more pumpkin foods than I should’ve this fall, and now I’ve been turning to gingerbread and mint. As my adventure through my Pinterest pins continues, I’ve been trying to see how I can utilize my baking pantry in other ways that cookies and muffins. I had found a few pins for gingerbread […]

Recipe: Tuna Burgers

Reading Time: 3 minutes It wasn’t until after college that I ate seafood other than canned tuna as tuna salad. However, it wasn’t until a former student of mine and I met for sushi a few years ago that I started to really get adventurous with my seafood. There are still things I don’t like such as lobster – […]

I Think I Found My Groove Again

Reading Time: 6 minutes If you’ve ever lost weight – extreme or not – there’s always the fear that you may revert back to your original size. That even if you’ve been practicing habits for years that you will wake up one day and magically lose them. As someone who was obese that fear is in the back of […]

Recipe: Stove-top Lattes

Reading Time: 2 minutes My schedule this fall is pretty steady because I know which days are busy and which days I have down time. The days I have down time vary in what they’re filled with, but are pretty spread out. Tuesdays are pretty light: I eat, I workout, I do homework and sometimes when my Wednesday client […]