Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I have never wanted to run the Boston Marathon more in my life.  It was always a dream, but a far from reachable goal, considering I run pretty slow, and would actually have to commit to a strict running schedule.  I hope this realization is just what I needed to finally put the damn running shoes back on, and start feeling like my old self again.  The time has come, because I can still run today...you never know what the future holds.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The 'C' Word

Disclaimer-  This is a TMI post.  if it bothers you to read about such private topics, please don't continue.  Don't think bad of me for sharing either, but sometimes a girl just has to vent.

It's a dirty word, the word I hate the most in life.


I have lived with the 'C' word for the better part of my life.  It sucks.  I used to be so embarrassed to even bring it up, but in doing so, I realized I am not alone.  After countless conversations with close friends, I came to the conclusion that it effects more people than I ever knew.  Here is my frustration, it's the way I eat.  The clean, whole food, plant based diet I eat should be enough to wipe that crap out of my digestive system faster than a Hollywood marriage.  But, no, I still struggle.

Here is the long list of things I have tried

Cut out Dairy
Cut out Gluten
Drink more water (I drink over 100 oz. water in a daily basis)
Eat more fiber rich foods (I currently log around 50-60 grams per day)
Cleanses *
Red wine (twist my arm)
Enemas *
Suppositories *
Senna Tea
Eating smaller meals
Chewing each bite of food 100 times
More fruit (apples, cherries, etc..)
Diuretics * (although I never do this often)
Drink Epsom Salt solutions *
Castor Oil *
Exercise more (running, cycling)
Colonic *
* and when it's been too long, when I can no longer sit, eat, or function, I will drink a saline solution that they give a patient before a colonoscopy. *

* Now before you look at this list, please keep in mind, some of these are used extremely sparingly.  I will not use anything frequently.  I know your body starts to rely on the overuse of these products.  They are a last resort for me after a week of suffering.  I will start with the least harmful one at a time, and make my way down the list until I have had success. *

It sounds drastic, right?  It sounds god damn ridiculous, if you ask me.  Don't tell me to eat spicy, greasy food either.  Been there, done that.  I just get the joys of a massive stomach ache, and still nothing happens.  I live with a man who goes more before he walks out the door to work everyday, than I can do in a week.  Frustrating!!

I have narrowed it down to one thing in my life, one thing that keeps nagging at me on a daily basis.  The one thing I have not been able to beat, in order to live a 100% healthy lifestyle.  It is Emotional Stress.  This chick just can't seem to let 'shit' go.  It's obvious.  This toxic behavior is effecting my health, and I need to work through it.  I am currently in the process of making some significant life changes, and I am certain once I do, I will be on the right path.  And when I do, you'll be damn Skippy that I will be able to wear this shirt every. single. day.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Healthy Heathen

Have you ever had a vision so profound, that it became your ultimate passion?  Have you ever stared at yourself in the mirror, and envisioned what it would take for you to finally break free of your personal barriers?  Have you ever wanted to make a change in the world, but had no idea how to even make a difference?  This is exactly what I have been working on for the last few years.  It was a hard decision for me, because for years I suffered from poor self-esteem, and never believed that I was worth pursuing my dreams.  I saw a person looking back at me who was fulfilling her goals, making herself a priority, and finally letting the person she knew was deep down inside, get her chance to live.

My lifetime dream is to help others along their journey of 'Health and Happiness'.  I have gone through training, studied over 100 dietary theories, and believe that everyone is unique in their needs, and I can tailor any program around finding what works best to assist them in their goals.  But most importantly, I have gone through this journey myself.  Please visit the 'My Story' tab above, or follow this link to read a more in depth description of my struggles.  I have launched my business, 'Healthy Heathen', and am here to assist and guide those who are READY to start believing in themselves, and putting their own self-worth as a top priority.

If you are looking for a change, a real honest change in yourself, then contact me for a free health consultation, and I can narrow down a program that fits YOU.  I am at the beginning stages of launching my business, so there are extra incentives to those who contact me early.

I think the biggest fear with change, is going through it alone.  The most profound differences happen when you take the first step.  Take those steps, let me be your guide, your cheerleader, and most of all, allow yourself to be a priority in your life.

Health and Happiness,
'Healthy Heathen'