How to Craft the Perfect Tea Connection

In Sweden, this moment has a name I love, fika, (pronounced fee-ka). It roughly translates to coffee break but encapsulates so much more. The moment where folks gather to savor a coffee or a tea and a sweet treat. To make a purposeful redirection in the day. Fueled as much by the connections being made as it is the drink or sweets. Talk to any … Continue reading How to Craft the Perfect Tea Connection

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Feeling Stuck? 5 Ideas to help you Reset

Ever have one of those days where you just feel frazzled, stuck, or unfocused? Here are a few ideas for hitting the reset button. Unplug – put your devices away and free yourself of external stimulation for 20 minutes. Take a walk – let the fresh air clear your mind. Let your thoughts wander. Listen to music – sing along with no regard for who may … Continue reading Feeling Stuck? 5 Ideas to help you Reset

You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet

Ever hear of someone indulging their sweet tooth in reward for a great workout?  It’s a common excuse. Many people believe that because they exercise, they’re in the black as far as their calorie input/output.  But in reality, this sort of thinking is a sure road to failure. Many people have no idea how many calories they take in on an average day, often severely … Continue reading You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet

Choose Joy

It sometimes seems nearly impossible to escape the chaos of the holiday season. The traffic is heavier, the weather may be a struggle, and the kids are home from school on a week-long sugar high. The absolute worst for me are the short days and extended darkness. I’m so happy to be on the west coast now where we have the same short days but … Continue reading Choose Joy

Take time to reflect and unplug

It’s normal to look ahead at this time of year. Whether that means prepping for a celebratory gathering with family, snagging the perfect New Year’s Eve dress at during Cyber Week sales, or booking flights for your planned spring break travel, it’s perfectly normal to plan ahead. But I want to challenge us (especially, those of us who hustle for tomorrow like it may never … Continue reading Take time to reflect and unplug

How to not over-indulge during the holidays

Tell me, what’s your favorite food or drink for the holidays and how much do you let yourself indulge? The average American gains around 5 pounds every holiday season. I’m here to tell you, the struggle is real! This time of year, gives us so many opportunities to gather with friends, make memories over shared meals and throw our wellness plans out the window. Just … Continue reading How to not over-indulge during the holidays