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You are smart, successful and accomplished but…

your body is not cooperating.

You’re dealing with one or more of these issues.





Leaky Gut


Crohn’s/Ulcerlative Colitis


Adrenal Fatigue




Blood Sugar

Weight issues

Reproductive Health





Irregular/Heavy Bleeding


It’s draining your energy,

keeping you from living fully.

Now, you are ready to do what it takes to feel better.

Get inspired with my latest recipe obsessions, health tips and advice to balancing your hormones and improving your digestive health.

5 Health Benefits of Winter Squash

Winter squash.  I love it.  I'm not sure exactly when my obsession began but I think it was a Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Brown Butter and Sage Sauce at a little Italian restaurant in Chicago somewhere near Halsted and Diversey in the mid- to late- 90’s. I don’t...

Baby, it’s cold outside! Time to Sip Lattes & Ponder the Year Ahead

Happy New Year! I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and are enjoying today to sit back, reflect and plan for the year ahead. It's cold here in Fairfax and I'm so excited! It's been c-h-i-l-l-y in the North Bay for a good month now. I...

3 reasons why you are not hungry in the morning

I was curious so I asked a group of my Mama CEO friends if they ate breakfast in the morning and if not, what stops them. I got the usual “I have no time.” “I eat it but I usually grab easy unhealthy carb foods.” And we can all relate to those. Having time could very...

Do you need to detox?  3 things that happen when you do

Do you need to detox? The short answer is yes. Everyone could use a focused detox at least once a year.  Ideally, you want to do it every quarter.  This is for optimum health. The truth is your body is detoxing every second of every single day. You are constantly...

Wellness Retreat vs. a Detox: What is the difference?

The Spring Fling Online Wellness Retreat starts Friday, April 29th. I want you to understand the difference between this and a group detox or cleanse. I struggled with naming it. Last year I called it a Wellness Bootcamp & Detox and after running it, it didn’t...

The Breakfast, Cortisol and Sleep Connection

What does breakfast have to do with anything? Everything. In the last post, we talked about setting a bedtime routine to get better sleep.  This week we are going to talk about your setting up a daytime routine to support it.  We’ll start with the morning. Just like...

How to improve your health with gratitude

Gratitude and connection help balance our hormones.

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