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Making healthcare decisions for your family can feel so intimidating, and when your child is struggling, all you want are clear, simple answers. Finding a provider that will listen to your concerns and take the time to walk through...
Let me be super clear about something up front: I don’t always like working out. I don’t wake up in the morning scrambling for my sports bra and thinking, “how far should I run today??” or “what circuit should I...
Madison, WI: As busy moms, getting sick (or having a sick child) can totally throw a wrench in our plans. The thought of sitting in a waiting room (with other sick people while potentially being exposed to MORE germs) can...
Botox built its reputation on its ability to relax the wrinkle lines as we age. This has made it one of the most popular medical treatments in the world. But... that’s just the start. Botox can do so much more! In addition...
Re: FYI Donuts in the Breakroom... We all know this email. It’s been known to cause a stampede. As a registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor (who also works in an office), I’ve actually put a lot of...
Resolutions are valuable. They are powerful commitments to ourselves to live better lives. For some of us, the New Year works as a time to implement these life changes. But here’s an idea for those of us who are...
I’m tired of focusing on what is wrong with me and what I need to fix. This new year I am doing things differently, and I encourage you to do the same. Of course it’s easy to nit-pick at...
As you usher in 2020, why not resolve to forgo the usual restrictive resolutions in exchange for something uplifting? Toss aside the promises to lose weight, get organized, and stick to a strict budget, and focus on what makes...

Intuitive Eating for Moms

You know that feeling when the kids are all finally asleep, and you've done the essentials off the to do list (but your to do list is never actually done), and you can finally sit down and relax a...
Around this time of year, I always see tons of articles bursting with tips to help me "avoid holiday weight gain” or “stay on track this holiday season.” "Never show up to parties hungry!" "Reach for protein first!" "Don't drink your calories!" I’ve...
During pregnancy, you have all kinds of decisions to make. Who should you tell first about the baby? Should you find out the gender or make it a surprise? Epidural, C-section or natural childbirth? Home birth, birthing center or...
When people learn that I do long distance running for “fun,” I often get,“You’re an inspiration,” and, “You’re crazy,” and sometimes, "Why?" all with a note of respect in their voice. Whenever I have these interactions, I think to...

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Be Active Wisconsin | Community Challenge in March 2021

It’s been a year. An entire year since the pandemic kicked off in the US. It has been devastating, infuriating and life altering but...