A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs.

Relationships, exercise, career, and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. Health Coaches understand this and take a holistic approach to supporting the whole person. Find out how health coaching stacks up against other health and wellness jobs.
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Is anyone else feeling a little shocked, overwhelmed, or stress that it’s already December? We managed to get a little tree up this year and it has definitely helped bring some zen to our living room!

This time of year seems to jump from one event to the next, making it hard to embrace any one moment. You’re googling what to do with leftovers from Thanksgiving while you’re putting up a tree, and confused if you should leave your rake out for another week or dig out your snow shovel. You’re trying to squeeze in seeing everyone you possibly can while deciding if you should put your energy into Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, or Giving Tuesday…ahh! Even the most prepared struggle. Click title to read full post...



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If you’re reading this and live in Michigan, you’ve noticed that Fall has officially arrived! It took awhile for the weather to figure out what it wanted to do, but I think the blustery, damp, and chilly days are here to stay. I’m pretty sure I have a jacket, sweatshirt, rain coat, winter coat, and fleece all in the backseat of my car right now! Yes, those are all different things and totally necessary during this time of year :)  If there’s anything I’ve had to come to terms with living in a State with 4 moody seasons, it’s that you can’t fight it. Adaptation and acceptance become your friend, because the more you resist the worst the weather seems to be! Click title to keep reading...

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The 3 most important questions to find your best rest prescription in my October newsletter! Find out how REST increases creativity, productivity, and purpose. A stress-free life means incorporating deliberate rest into your day...find out how by clicking the link below!


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Are you itching to know what the secret is so you can start living your life? It's the magic question that usually doesn't have many magical answers. Before you get too distraught, know that I do have an answer to offer you. However, I want you to take a moment before you keep reading to think about all the strategies you've used up to this point to meet a health goal - weight loss or otherwise. Click the link above to read the full newsletter!


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Turmeric Tofu Tussle

My clients inspire me every.damn.day. They are more determined, tenacious, and brave than most. They’ve decided to make their health a priority and make it work for them. Some want to be a good role model for their children, some are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and some want to fit into clothes they’ve always wanted to wear. Their goals are theirs, and it’s my job to support, encourage, and hold them accountable.

Because of some pretty serious, life threatening health issues one of my clients dealt with previously, she is really interested in the Eat to Live plan by Joel Fuhrman. While I don’t push or recommend any specific diet, she came to me determined that this was something she wanted to stick with. More specifically, she wanted a breakfast with protein that didn’t include animal products, oil, or salt (three no-no’s in the Eat to Live plan).

My husband and I swear by our morning tofu scramble. Warm, filling, and delicious, we can make a big batch on Sunday and have it for the week. Usually we saute the veggies and tofu in coconut oil and add salt for flavor, in addition to all the other yummy spices. I mentioned this to my client and she thought it also sounded amazing and wanted the recipe!

“But it has oil and salt in it”, I thought. How the heck do you cook a scramble without these crucial ingredients?!

Well, I got to work.

And the result was warm, filling, delicious, and dare I say...better?! I can’t wait to share this with my client so she can make it at home and feel confident in starting her day off with an easy, savory, and satisfying breakfast.

Why Turmeric Tofu Tussle? Well, a tussle is a “..vigorous struggle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something”. I don’t know if is was a vigorous struggle to create this recipe, but my client's health history certainly has been. She has overcome so much and is achieving the life she wants for herself. I’m grateful she came into my life and this one’s for her.

Turmeric Tofu Tussle

1 hour, includes baking time
Makes: 4 ½ cups


1 cup chopped onion, whatever kind you like best
1 ½ chopped mushrooms
3 cups chopped cauliflower
1 block of tofu, cubed
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp black pepper
3 T nutritional yeast
2 T spicy brown mustard
3 T low sodium vegetable broth

Preheat oven to 400 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Wrap block of tofu in a piece of paper towel and place a heavy jar on top to help release the water. Set aside. Chop up all vegetables. Place vegetables on one of the baking sheets.

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Remove paper towel from tofu and slice it into cubes. Place cubes on the other lines baking sheet. Bake tofu in oven for 35 mins, flipping cubes halfway through.

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Before baking.                                         After 20 minutes in oven.

While tofu is baking, make the sauce. Put all spices, broth, and mustard in a large bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

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When there is 10 mins left for the tofu, put the vegetables in the oven for the last 10 minutes.

When both the tofu and vegetables are done and still warm (tofu should be slightly crispy on the outside and vegetables should be cooked but slightly firm), pour them into the bowl with the sauce. Combine.

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Enjoy! I took my plate outside to enjoy on our new patio.

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Please let me know if you give this a try by commenting below! 

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A few months ago I posted this TED Talk  and people loved it. I can understand why. We can all agree that we give too many f*cks and it leaves us stressed out and exhausted at the end of the day! Well, I picked up the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight and couldn’t put it down! Honestly. I read the whole thing in the time it took my husband to watch the first two Matrix movies on Sunday (Don’t ask. I personally can’t stand Keanu Reeves, nor do I feel a need to travel back to the late 90’s. But guess what?! I didn’t give a...well, you can probably guess). Click to read full article. 

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Count your calories, eat fruits and vegetables, workout as much as possible and you too can lose all the weight you want! Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for many people, yet it’s what we are force fed daily on T.V., in diet books, and by many healthcare providers. For many years, I fell for this unrealistic trap too. I was always looking to exercise programs and diets to lose weight. Every shiny new program that popped up looked like it promised me the key to weight loss I’d been looking for. So much of my time, energy, and money were spent looking for an external fix. Focusing only on diet and exercise did three things...Click to read full article. 

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You know that moment when you read something that changes your whole worldview? Something that allows you to open up your mind and heart to transform in a way you didn’t even know existed? That’s what the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch did for me, and I want to share their 10 Principles for Intuitive Eating. You can also apply this to other areas of your life: Intuitive Exercise, Intuitive Relationships, Intuitive Finances...it all works.

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Highlights include: What is health coaching?, How quickly you can "fix" you health, and book recommendations. Enjoy!

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