• The 5 Best-Kept Secret Uses for Sparkling Water +Recipes

    My post Is Bubbly Water Bad or Beneficial? 3 Myths Debunked detailed the health benefits of sparkling water. So now that you know it’s a healthy alternative to soda and other sugary drinks, I’m going to let you in on a little “secret”: seltzer water is good for so much more than just sipping (including some helpful household uses). Here are the five ways to use sparkling or seltzer water to enhance your eating and drinking experiences and to sparkle up your home. 1. Spruce Up Smoothies This is my favorite way to enjoy bubbles when they’re bountiful. (I buy Bubly water cans by the case at Costco). If you…

  • Is Bubbly Water Bad or Beneficial? 3 Myths Debunked

    I don’t think I’m the only one who considers plain H20 to be just a little…boring. But now you can have just about any fizzy flavor you can imagine in a can. Think Coconut or Pampelmousse (grapefruit) La Croix, Blueberry + Pomegranate AHA, or Blackberry Bubly. Enter those magical little bubbles (plus some “natural” flavors) and voila! refreshing sparkles that make sipping water so much more interesting. Not only is sparkling water pleasurable to drink, but it’s also: Hydrating You will likely benefit from the hydrating aspects of sparkling water if drinking bubbly water is more appealing to you than flat water. Water and carbonated water have the same base…

  • Avoiding the Body Comparison Trap

    Let’s talk about bodies. Everybody has one. They’re all different shapes and sizes. It’s rarely more evident what people’s bodies look like when donning a swimsuit in public. When we were at the beach the other day I was thinking about the saying “every body is a beach body.” Implied in that statement is that everyone has the right to get nearly naked and be on the beach, be free in their own skin. Yet, I wonder how many are actually happy with their own bodies? Even in my fittest, most body-confident days I found flaws in myself that made me uncomfortable being seen in a swimsuit. There is always…

  • What Can A Health Coach Do For You?

    Do you know what a health coach is or does? I didn’t before I started this journey. If you’re curious about what a health coach can do for you, read on! What is a health coach? A health coach is a guide who helps educate and motivate people to adopt healthy, long-term behaviors to improve their health. We partner with clients who want to become healthier and to create sustainable habits that work in their own unique circumstances. Health coaches operate out of respect and nonjudgement, maintaining the perspective that clients are the expert of their own lives. Health coaches are growing in popularity, as health coaching has been proven…

  • Welcome!

    Hi, I’m Carrie, and I’m glad you’re here.  I am dedicated to inspiring and encouraging women to mindful living, body loving, and soul nurturing. As a health coach, I would love to help you live healthy, hopeful and whole in your body, mind and soul.  I want to help guide you in discovering your healthiest life and fullest potential. I want to encourage you to build healthy life-changing habits that are manageable and realistic. My vision is to be a messenger of hope and healing. On this blog I plan to share articles about: *mind-care: growth mindset and mindfulness *body-care: healthy eating and recipes, fitness and massage *soul-care: nurturing the…