Happy Hanukkah - Latke Recipe

Sweet Potato-Carrot-Quinoa Potato Latkes

Gluten-Free and Vegan Nothing says Hanukkah like potato latkes. Well, there is a menorah, and a menorah needs candles. And we can’t forget dreidels and chocolate gelt candy. So yes, there’s a lot to Hanukkah. But those latkes are oh-so good! Traditional potato latkes, like the latkes of my youth, are made with eggs. Nowadays […]

Transform Self-Doubt to Seslf-Care

5 Ways to Transform Self-Doubt To Self-Confidence

Do you struggle with self-doubt? I did, for years! The ways I doubted myself were crippling –and led to massive procrastination and many emotional eating binges. The “not enoughs” were too much and became “I can’t…” Then I was s-t-u-c-k. Candy and cookies seemed to take away the frustration for a bit, until the blame […]

Be Like Elsa: Let It Go

Are you as afraid to make mistakes as I used to be? Truth be told, my fear of making mistakes still creeps up on me. But that’s about the future, right? The what ifs – they still get me sometimes. So does the sense of “coulda, woulda, shoulda” of the past. The beating myself up […]

Are You Dreading This?

Summer means bathing suits and the beach – which cause anxiety for emotional eaters Here we go…are you ready? It’s summer!! I know, I know, summer doesn’t technically start until June 21. But for many, like me, who experience four seasons throughout the year, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Abundant sunshine, […]

You Can’t Please Everybody

Another Life Lesson from American Idol I talk a lot about finding your truth, being your authentic self, and living your best life. Recently I wrote about inspiration I’m getting from watching American Idol.  I watch American Idol for the music and to see the young artists blossom. The bonus is that I receive messages […]

What I’m Learning About Life from American Idol

I love the inspirational messages My heart skipped a beat last night when Katy Perry said to Wade Cota, “…we may have found you, but tonight you found you.” Chills. Serious Chills. This moment happened in the final minute of the two-hour broadcast, but I was in awe from the top. As contestant after contestant […]

This Could Have Been Me on Dr. Oz

Women Hiding Use of Laxatives Every day I record The Dr. Oz Show. Like many, I fell in love with him when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. I also had the opportunity to be hear him speak live while I was a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. This was before the […]

Are You Able To Perform At Your Best Every Day?

Is your mental health a priority?  Two weeks ago, an essay by Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers was published in The Players’ Tribune (“Everybody is Going Through Something”). In this moving article, Love explained what happened during a game this past November – he had a panic attack – and opened up about mental health.  […]

Are You Inspired To Be Your Best Self?

  It’s Monday. The start of a new week. Time for new beginnings. If I had a penny for every time I said “I’ll start my diet on Monday,” I’d have more money than Richard Branson and Warren Buffet combined! Can you relate? I’ve heard this from a lot of emotional eaters. We’re always putting off the work that […]