Self-Care Part 3: Some Ideas to Get You Started

In part one of this short series we defined what self-care is and why it is important. In part two, we talked about the difference between self-care and zoning out. But if spending two hours scrolling through my Instagram feed doesn’t qualify as self-care, then what does? The best place … Read More

The College Experience – Practicing Self-Care

Experience is a great teacher. We learn though successes, we learn through mistakes, and we even learn from the internet. This summer, we are helping our students learn before their college experience. We have pulled together our experience in working with some of the brightest students, experience from working on … Read More

Student-Athletes: Tips on how to Stay Emotionally Fit During the Holidays

The holidays are typically an exciting time for students. This is a time for taking a break from rigorous academic schedules, spending more time with loved ones from far and near and eating traditional foods you’ve waited for all year long.

Most student-athletes have a very different outlook on the holiday season. The holidays can be a very stressful and sacrificing time for them.

Letter to an Injured Student Athlete

You are not alone. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, high school students account for an estimated 2 million injuries each year? Although this statistic is a fact, I know you may “feel” alone. Other feelings that may be surfacing for you are fear, sadness, anger, guilt and disappointment. These feelings can be frowned upon often by coaches, classmates and even parents. I want you to know that these feelings are absolutely normal and you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel them at times.

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements – Part Two

In part one of this blog, I covered detailed information about vitamins, minerals, B vitamins and Vitamin C. My overall basic recommendations for the beginning of a nutrition supplement program are below. As always, please consult with your physician before beginning any new supplements. Multivitamin/Multimineral general supplement. A single tablet … Read More

Nutrition and Dietary Supplements – Part One

This blog is about a simple and inexpensive start to a nutrition supplement program. As a registered dietitian/nutritionist, I get a lot of questions from clients about what nutrition supplements they should be taking. That’s a difficult question, because a nutrition supplement program is so individualized based on each person’s … Read More

Food for your Mood: Chocolate

There are studies done on a myriad of subjects, but my personal favorites support consuming chocolate as a way to elevate one’s mood. J.K. Rowling had it right when she wrote about chocolate as the best remedy when attacked by a dementor.

Intuitive Eating: What is it?

You may or may not have heard of “intuitive eating.”

It’s a term coined by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch in their book Intuitive Eating: a Revolutionary Program That Works, first published in 1995.

Many clients ask me what it is exactly. Intuitive eating is very easy to define: eating when you are hungry and stopping eating when you are full. Sounds so basic, right? Well, not so much.

A Chart Can’t Determine Your Ideal Weight

Look at any height and weight chart and more than likely, you will find yourself outside of the “ideal” weight. It is not like a bell curve at all – there is such a tiny section of ideal weight.