• Nursing

    Your Cheat Sheet is on the way!!

    Right now my “Three Ways to Have Toddler Level Energy Cheat Sheet” is flying through cyberspace into your inbox! If you don’t find it there within 15 minutes, please check spam! In the meantime, I thought you might find these previous blog posts helpful: The Impact of Minerals Thyroid Testing Loving our Liver for Detox Help….I can’t lose weight Adrenal Fatigue aka Burnout

  • Health/Wellness

    Setting up your Week

    One of the things I see my clients and community members struggle with the most is feeling like they’ve failed. They start the week feeling very motivated, they tell themselves (or maybe others) that they’re going to eat healthy all week and workout every day. Then Wednesday hits and that motivation is starting to crumble, so they skip their workout for the day. Thursday comes and their kid gets sick, changing all their plans for that day. By Friday they’ve abandoned ship, are eating chips straight from the bag over the kitchen sink because they’re starving, and eat a whole sleeve of oreo cookies (with milk, cause duh) after dinner…

  • Health/Wellness

    I Hate Meal Prepping.

    I know some people LOVE to meal prep and are very passionate about it, but it’s just not my jam. I don’t know what I’m going to feel like eating on Thursday for lunch on Sunday afternoon. AND the thought of having to eat the same thing every day for lunch all week long makes me want to barf. However, I do agree that being prepared for the week is key for success, so I “meal prep” in my own way. Since my biggest gripe with traditional meal prepping is the lack of options & variety, I prep/keep on things that I can easily mix and match: -hard boil eggs…

  • Mom life

    What are your two nonnegotiables today?

    If you follow me on IG or TikTok chances are you’ve heard me talk about 2NN or seen me post about it. You might’ve even seen “2NN” on my stories and thought what the hell is she talking about? 2NN is a practice I started doing off and on around 3 years ago, but have really focused on this year. The backstory: I once did Lyndsey Chambers’ Three for Me Challenge. The idea of the challenge is that you’re going to do 3 things for yourself each day that bring you joy. The rules are that these 3 things can be things you do ONLY for yourself, not someone else…

  • Health/Wellness,  Mom life

    My health & why it’s Important

    I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately on why I’m choosing to really prioritize my health this year. Is it a selfish reason like wanting to look good?Is it that I want to weigh a certain amount?Is it that I want to get back into those pre(ever)pregnancy jeans? All of those wants are valid reasons for making healthier choices. But, it’s not about those particular things for me. I went into this year with two personal goals in mind. #1 to feel good #2 to gain strength & feel strong in my body. Why? Because I want to be able to show up as my best self for my…

  • Mom life

    Post Partum Recovery-6 months

    Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. At the time I’m sitting down to write this may baby is 7 months old toady! The fact that I’m writing this post a month late should give you some insight into how busy I’ve been LOL Physical Back in June I decided I was ready to start getting back into a routine of increasing my movement. Working from home drastically decreased the amount of steps I was getting each day (like less than 2,000 consistently) and I could majorly feel…

  • Health/Wellness

    The Impact of Minerals

    Our bodies are unable to make their own minerals, we must consume them through our diet. Having sufficient mineral levels is imperative for overall good health. Many of our minerals work together or impact one another, so having them in balance with one another is also very important! Today I’m doing a quick review of our four most important/most impactful minerals: Calcium (Ca) We consume calcium largely from dairy sources: milk, cheese, & yogurtOther high calcium foods: oranges, almonds, broccoli, spinach, okra, salmon, chia seeds Too high–slow thyroid, restless leg, constipation, kidney stones Too low-blood sugar fluctuations/drops, anxiety, histamine problems Magnesium (Mg) Magnesium rich foods: avocado, spinach, almonds, bananas, cashews,…

  • Mom life

    Postpartum Recovery-2 months

    Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. If there were a February 29th, my baby would be 2 months old tomorrow! Does that mean we just get to skip and he gets to stay 1 month old longer, please? No…well, okay then…. Physical So I thought by this point I would have myself back into a movement/exercise routine. Let’s all take a moment to LOL at that. Ain’t happening. MAYBE after next week when I get into my new routine with working from home & the kids being…

  • Health/Wellness

    Thyroid Testing

    If you’ve ever expressed to your provider that you have concerns about your thyroid function, you’ve most likely had some lab work performed. And when it came back, you were probably told the results were normal despite the laundry list of symptoms you are experiencing that led you to the visit with your provider in the first place. (Like: weight gain, feeling cold all the time, anxiety, depression, decreased heart rate, fatigue, memory loss, thinning hair, constipation, irregular periods) So let’s dive into those thyroid labs and uncover what they can tell us. TSH is how your brain talks to your thyroid. AKA it tells it how much thyroid hormone…

  • Health/Wellness

    Loving our Liver for Detox

    For optimal hormone balance it’s essential for our body to be able to detox and excrete the excess hormones we don’t need. Our liver is responsible for gathering up excess estrogen & getting it ready for excretion through our bowel movements. So how can we support this process? *Lessen the burden on the liver—aka help it not have to work so hard. -limit sugar intake, especially added sugarsyou’ll want to check your food labels for this one; sugar is hidden in a lot of products we wouldn’t suspect like salsa, spaghetti sauce, ketchup, etc. -cut out alcoholwhen we consume alcohol our liver’s job is to focus on clearing out the…