I’ve Been Humbled

I’ve Been Humbled

I’ve been humbled… I have always taken pride in being healthy. When I was younger, food and exercise were the primary avenues, then as I got older I began to understand the importance of mental and spiritual wellbeing (although the latter has waxed and...
3 Easy Tips for Packing School Lunch

3 Easy Tips for Packing School Lunch

After a relaxing summer, it’s time to get back to the reality of school starting.  In the past couple of years I have heard a lot of discussion regarding school lunches. Regardless of where the changes came from, one thing stands for certain-children’s brains need...
A Parent’s Role: Nutritional Gatekeeper

A Parent’s Role: Nutritional Gatekeeper

Nutrition is a science in its infancy, yet an incredibly fascinating one that I have always had an interest in. I can remember being a young child jumping on the trampoline in my parent’s back yard with my neighbor, not wanting to chew bubble gum because it had too...
I Am In Love

I Am In Love

Once upon a time I woke up in the morning and the first thing on my mind was a cup of coffee. The aroma of the brew; the rich, bold, slightly bitter taste, the warmth, the ritual… I loved every part of it; it became habitual and I became dependent on it. Until...
Feeling Accomplished

Feeling Accomplished

I began running off and on when I was 5 years old, with my dad who was a runner. Back then it wasn’t a big deal, it was just what my dad and I did together. I ran in a few 5K  runs and even “placed” in my age category for one of them (granted it...