The Perfect Summer Pairing

The Perfect Summer Pairing

Summer is officially here, which means the farmer’s market is flourishing.  Every year I marvel at the bounty of color-yellow & green squash, bright purple eggplants & rosy red tomatoes, just to name a few.  My Saturday morning farmers market visits often...
Nontraditional Exercise

Nontraditional Exercise

When I first read this Washington Post Wellness article, I admit I scoffed at the very notion of  “non-physical exercise.”  The author poses the question “could non-physical exercise or “exertion of daily living” offer the same benefits as regular physical exercise?”...
Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

Sunshine and spring have finally made it to Virginia. Fresh strawberries, crisp lettuce & of course asparagus, just to name a few of my spring favorites. Spring brings a much greater appreciation for the simplicity of fresh, local food. The farmer’s market is...
Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of educators about nutrition. My focus was on “wellness’ and what that actually means. We live in an era of diet culture (often masked as wellness) and one of the biggest challenges is navigating our way through the...
You’ve Been Duped (Again)

You’ve Been Duped (Again)

Diets don’t work for sustainable for weight loss. In the past, I have written about diet culture & the challenges of weight loss maintenance. It’s no surprise that in 2019, diet culture continues to persist with the promise of easy, long-term weight loss success....