Health is complex. I hope at this point regardless of where you are in your journey or in your journey following me, you’ve seen from others and yourself that health is complex. Complex isn’t bad, but it means that we need to have a team on our side. Everyone’s team will look different and that’s […]
Ever feel like you need to level up your salads? Maybe this can help you out a bit.
JP tells me all the time that I’m bad at spending money. I don’t buy things I want, but worse – I don’t always buy things I need. It’s easy for me to buy a new dress for a wedding, but trust me when I say I shop the sale rack, I check for coupons […]
Eating healthy [food] is expensive. This is a common phrase I hear. It’s something I said myself before I really understood what health meant for me and gave myself permission to define it. Honestly, sometimes when I see the next protein-infused treat my public health brain goes yep, health is for those who can afford […]
I woke up this morning and it just felt odd. There’s usually a day or a two a week that we struggle to get out of bed – I honestly don’t know where that came from. It never used to be that way. Morning workouts were so easy, but it’s a new life. This morning […]
Feeding two of us, I can still find it hard to buy just the right amount of produce. My concerns when buying produce are will we eat it all before it goes bad and what will I make with it so that we’re not eating the same thing. Eggplant is a tricky vegetable because our […]
A couple of years ago I had brunch with a friend on Newbury Street. I’m a big proponent of trying new things when dining out because the hope is that the chef knows the perfect preparation and that it’s something I can try to recreate on my own. I tried Shakshuka, also spelled shakshouka at […]
When we talk about healthy lifestyles we sometimes forget that there are aspects that are a luxury, while some things may be argued for as an investment, other things may also be described as a luxury. For me a gym membership is an investment, but having one is a luxury for others. When it comes […]
Last year I was talking with a friend about health coaching and how I work with clients. We talked a lot about the mental health aspect of health and I said it was important to help them navigate some of the tough questions and then refer when things go out of your scope. She told […]
We’ve talked before about the purpose of organic – it’s about community health, not consumer health. However, lower pesticide use or utilization of different pesticides doesn’t mean that bacteria is non-existent.
Rinsing can help eliminate debris from produce and some bacteria, but a vinegar solution may be more effective for certain kinds of bacteria.