What to Eat for Hormone Balance

by Joanna on January 22, 2015

Balancing hormones is a tricky business. There are so many variables to work with and refine. Not to mention, you’ve only got 12 cycles a year to work with- to see if changes are moving you in the direction you want to go. But when you’re feeling so stressed out you can barely keep your […]


More Useful Ways to Spend Your Gym Dollars

by Joanna on January 14, 2015

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A lot of people join the gym in January- which can be a really great instinct to follow. When a person joins any kind of fitness business, they’re taking action on their goals, motivation, and inspiration. All great things! Sometimes, though, the motivation (or inspiration) drops off. Or life starts happening and the priority of […]


Core Strength: Power Inwards and Outwards

by Joanna on January 7, 2015

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If there is just one thing I could suggest you do for your health this year, it is this: learn how to do an abdominal crunch. Yes, seriously. (When I was growing up, we called them ‘sit-ups’- which is a slightly different exercise, and quite bad for your neck muscles when you’re starting out. You want […]


Thank you.

by Joanna on December 26, 2014

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Dear Friends and Readers: I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for being part of the community here. It has been such a pleasure to work with so many of you this year- I have felt honored and humbled to support you and learn from you. Every woman’s journey is different and […]


Here's my disclaimer: I'm here to let you know that you alone are responsible for what you do with the information found in this website. What I offer is information, not medical advice. I'm not a registered dietician. I'm not a nurse. I'm not (technically) a therapist, although I've been trained as one. I've also been trained as a health educator and a minister. I've got several degrees that make me a bonafide smarty-pants, but whatever information, tools, and ideas I share with you are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. I do hope that you will help yourself to anything you find useful and that feels safe for you. Because while I may not be a doctor/ lawyer/ nurse/ whatever, I do know some stuff and I am here to help.