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5 Alternative Sweeteners For Your Smoothies

Jessi Andricks | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

Sugar is one of the most talked about foods in both the healthy and not-so-healthy food worlds. Sugar is made from the sugar cane plant and is a natur...

5 Surprising Reasons Your Diet Keeps Failing You

Jessi Andricks | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

We've all heard the scientific research about diets and the conclusions that most have come up with -- they don't work. Most diets set you up for shor...

3 Seeds to Add to Your Smoothies for Optimal Health

Jessi Andricks | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

To add these to your smoothies, simply pick your favorite recipe and blend them in. Use about a tbsp of your chosen seeds, opting for just one variety of seeds per smoothie. These are also great for adding to oatmeal, granola, baked goods or sprinkled over yogurt.

5 Reasons to Add Smoothies to Your Daily Routine

Jessi Andricks | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

Smoothies offer endless options of ingredients, an easy way to get healthy ingredients into your body and a quick meal on the go.

Injury Is Not Destiny: The Road to Healing

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

When we are injured, we tend to think about what we can't do. Nature, on the other hand, moves quickly to initiate healing. The self‐repair process is spontaneous, natural, and seeks no direction from us.

5 Powerful Ingredients to Start Adding to Your Smoothies

Jessi Andricks | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

Instead of adding in a protein powder or the latest shake craze, add in one of these 5 simple ingredients for a healthy smoothie that will make you feel good.

7 of the Biggest Healthy Eating Myths Busted

Jessi Andricks | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

Below are some of the biggest health myths and the real truth behind them:

6 Things to Look for When Hiring a Health or Fitness Coach

Jessi Andricks | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

While all of these coaches come from different background, different levels of training, and focus on different things, they all have one thing in common: they are there to coach you to the next level in your life/health/career/fitness. What exactly does a "coach" do?

How to Make Dieting and Detoxes Work for You (Plus a Recipe)

Jessi Andricks | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

Rather than focusing on dieting, detoxing, or cleansing this year to restrict and deprive yourself with some crazy torture treatment, change your thought process. Think of your diet as your way of eating better and your way of honoring your body. Think of a detox or cleanse as a way to pack in as many healthy foods as possible, rather than a way to cut things out of your meals.

The Game-Changing Benefits of Becoming My Own Health Coach

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Melody Pourmoradi

This beautiful balance of nourishing my mind, body and soul has given me the confidence to help those around me to restore their health, but perhaps even more significantly, has been instrumental in helping me access the most joyful and healthful version of myself.

Don't Stop Giving Thanks When the Holiday Ends -- Give Yourself the Gift of Gratitude Year-Round!

Mary Buchan | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Photo Courtesy That first November after my mother died was difficult. November was her birthday month. I couldn't stop thinking a...

Healthy Eating and Nutrition for the Whole Family

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 09.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Melody Pourmoradi

Use one or all of these suggestions to start your family's health journey, Remember that creating lasting change is a process so move at your own pace and enjoy the many benefits that come with creating more health in your home.

Want To Lose Weight? Find A Great Doctor

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Having a good relationship with your doctor could be key to weight loss, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University interviewed...

The Health Coach Demystified

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

While there are many graduates of this program doing truly incredible work and mindfully using their added value education, there are far too many who are misrepresenting their expertise.

The Day I Told My Husband I Didn't Want To Be Married

Jessi Andricks | Posted 06.02.2015 | Weddings
Jessi Andricks

We were finally adults, with a house payment, actually two, grown-up jobs, and a bright future ahead of us. We had been so in love, so happy, and rarely ever fought. And then slowly it changed.

How Kunj Shah Took His Love for Phish and Turned It Into a Successful Business

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

At the age of 27, Kunj Shah has accomplished more than most in the music industry. The young yet powerful owner of Live for Live Music, a music media, marketing and production company, has his hands and feet in just about everything he can.

Astoria Characters: The Cooking Coach

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.04.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's flu season, and Joann Pandolfi comes carrying a care package for me. Her Little Red Riding Hood basket contains homemade chicken soup, meatloaf and green beans garnished with ginger.

High School Dropout Teaches High School? Say What?

Carol Egan | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Equally important to consider, what are the benefits you gain from not challenging yourself in the ways that you know will serve you well? Are those benefits just immediate gratification?

5 Health Hacks to Conquer Holiday Hangovers

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

Whether or not you're a health nut, it's challenging to stay on your game over the holidays, especially if you're doing family dinners and party hopping. The influx of toxins from food and alcohol make it tough to fully immerse yourself in the intended joy of the season.

Even Musicians Get Stage Fright: An Interview With Keyboardist Todd Stoops

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

I'm so grateful Raq and Kung Fu's keyboardist Todd Stoops took the time out of his busy life to share what makes him tick, turns him on in life and the obstacles he's overcome.

It's About So More Than Music for Festival Promoter Paul Levine

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Paul Levin is a man who is in love with live music. He has successfully taken his passion for live music and turned it into a successful career as a music festival promoter.

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...

Music Turns Me On: Find Out What Turns On This Justin Timberlake Dancer

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

I was over the moon excited when one of my clients invited me to see Justin Timberlake in concert. My client's step daughter is dancer Lindsay Richard...

Can Using This Little-Known Spice Actually Make You Eat Less?

OWN | Posted 09.15.2014 | OWN

Getting a little bored of using the same spices in your healthy cooking efforts? Board-certified health coach Anjali Shah says one lesser-known spice ...

The New Success: Preventive Health Coach

Dr. Michael R. Mantell | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael R. Mantell

Defining success in life should include more than just the accumulation of money and power. How can an increased focus on your health and wellbeing th...