Is it true that half of all kids will be autistic by 2025? Does it matter?

So… the new numbers are in.  The CDC’s latest report tells us that the rate of kids with a diagnosed developmental disability has increased over the years and now sits at one in 36 (or 6.99%). That includes kids on the autism spectrum along with kids with other intellectual disability and developmental delay. Data for…

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Why I Do What I Do

I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately – trying to tap in to the bigger picture of WHY I do what I do. ‘Cause truth is, meal plans are boring. Food restriction is boring. Biochemical pathways… kinda fascinating, but kinda boring. What ignites me is moving people… shifting their perspective. Getting them unstuck.…

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“Barn’s burnt down – now I can see the moon”

Simple words written by Poet Mizuta Masahide in 17th century Japan now swimming inside my head and helping me understand my purpose with new clarity. When I started this coaching business I used to jump out of bed, like a horse out of the barn. Full of energy to create content and answer questions. Ready to serve,…

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How To Dissolve Overwhelm (video)

It’s so easy to slip into a feeling of overwhelm. Overwhelm is a “sticky” place and getting out of it requires some conscious effort and energy. It’s well worth it, though, because when we are overwhelmed we get paralyzed and we can’t move forward. Here are 5 strategies for how to dissolve overwhelm and learn…

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What To Feed Your Family

What we feed our kids matters.  Perhaps the most impressive study to date on the influence of early child nutrition on health later in life looked at the diets of 23,000 mother/child pairs from pregnancy through to age five. Among this group, poor diet in early childhood was shown to increase rates of depressive thoughts, anxiety,…

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Why Focus On Resilience

The following is an excerpt from the forward of my book, Raising Resilience. Ready for your copy? Scroll down to the end of this post. We were living in a quiet log cabin in the woods—a safe haven of sorts— but still, too much of my energy was focused on worry. I worried about chemicals in…

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The 4 Secrets To Good Health, Calm and Confidence

Ok… let’s get real. I hate quick fixes. I hate “miracles”,  I hate “cure-all” mentalities. I hate the word “secret”, to be honest. I want good health for your entire family. I want confidence for you. I want calm for you and all those around you. You’ll read elsewhere on my blog about the main…

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Full Confessions – do you hate me for this?

Full confession.  I’m a whole food evangelist, I’m a health nut, I am a supporter of organic, local food and farmers….  And I shop at Costco. Now I fully expect to get some comments like, “I’m disappointed to hear this from such a health advocate” or, “how can you support such a corporate machine that…

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Fearless Parenting in 2015?

The term Fearless Parenting.  The label has got me thinking.  Am I a Fearless Parent?  Do I want to be? I don’t actually think we can be fearless as we raise our kids.  Fact is, there are a lot of things to be afraid of, for sure.  The very first feeling I remember having when…

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A simple little ninja trick

Last week I was sent a message from our school (our new school, I should add).  It was something to the effect of: “we have arranged for all the students to get freezies at lunchtime on friday.  If you would like your child to be exempt from this activity please let the office know.” So…

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