Wellness Wednesday: Becoming a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach

Thursday, 28 August 2014  |  Health + Wellness

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Note: Wellness Wednesday is a new regular column on TBR where, as the name suggest, I’ll be posting articles on nutrition, health, and wellness every Wednesday.  Expect articles on eating clean, recipes on healthy meals (yes, I cook healthy food now!) and green smoothies, work-life balance, positivity, and anything nutrition and wellness!  

One of my life’s mantras is this: Keep on learning.  I don’t have those three words tacked unto my office bulletin board nor do I have to jot it down as an annual New Year’s resolution, it’s just engraved on my mind and blended in with my soul.  I just live it.

So, last year, I took a huge leap of faith and went back to school at the age of 37.  Nutrition school, that is. (more…)

Wellness Wednesday: Stress (and How to Cope)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014  |  Health + Wellness

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Note: Starting this week, I’m launching a regular column on TBR called “Wellness Wednesday.”  As the name suggests, I’ll be posting articles on Wellness every Wednesday.  As most of you know, I’ve just earned my certification as a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach so it’s only natural that I share with you what I learn and know in the field of wellness.  

“I am stressed!”  I think I say that word at least once a month. I said it twice a day (while I was pulling all my hair out) when I was preparing for All Woman Race!

For most of us, the word “stress” always connotes something negative. We use it when we feel that there’s just too much on our plate, when we have little time for our endless to do list, or when we just can’t cope with the pressure around us.

Truth is, stress isn’t all that bad. According to Psychology Today, stress is “simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it’s an omnipresent part of life.” Don’t try to escape it because you can’t.  And, hey, sometimes a bit of stress can be good for you. (more…)