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It’s rare for anyone to get an hour to explore their wellness goals with a trained professional. As a Health Coach, I create a supportive environment that enables you to articulate and achieve your goals. Throughout my education, I have been exposed to the most cutting-edge dietary theories and studied highly effective coaching techniques to help you find the right lifestyle that works best for you.

Most approaches to healthy eating dwell on calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to explore basic improvements and implement gradual changes during our work together. As these pieces accumulate, my clients find the changes collectively create a much larger impact than they originally expected. We work on what you want to improve, and within the circumstances of your unique situation.





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A “new” Kind of Birthday Cake!


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Butternut Squash Soup


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Simple Banana Bread


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Celebrating with Andrea Como

Each Birthday Blessing!
 
In life, we all have friends that are inspirational; those who center and ground us.  Wise, treasured friends with an ability to face adversity with grace and remind us to keep our "composure".... essentially get us to view life in a different way!  For me, my good friend Andrea Como does just that!

Whenever I am annoyed with the aging process – I am reminded how happy she is to celebrate another year of good health!!  She always says “we can make it a misery or a memory”.  Of course, we always choose to make a memory! ;)
 
In celebrating her BIRTHDAY this year, I wanted to share her story, her beautiful informative website and her commitment to raising awareness about Ovarian Cancer.

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Andrea was “Lucky” and listened to the whispers, as Ovarian Cancer is known to be a silent killer… but it does "speak" – as Andrea says you just need to listen to the whispers.
 

Signs & Symptoms

  • Vague but persistent and unexplained gastrointestinal complaints 
  • Pelvic and/or abdominal swelling or pain, bloating and/or feeling of fullness 
  • Unexplained change in bowel habits 
  • Frequency and/or urgency of urination 
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss 
  • New and unexplained abnormal post menopause
For more information, please visit her website at
www.andreacomo.com 
Together we can make a difference!
 

(Recipe- "new" kind of birthday cake ... it is delicious, raw, plant-based, dairy-free & organic!)


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melissa
 

 

 

 

Looking Back

 
4 years.  Thankful for each year, grateful for every step!


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Four years ago today I had major back surgery.  This is a little known fact that I do not speak much about.   I needed a  fusion to
correct “spondylolisthesis” (a broken vertebrae in my lower back, L5,S1).  
 
The surgery was a decision I struggled with for a long time, years actually.   Without going into too much detail, at times the pain was debilitating. However, the surgery involved many risks and I was afraid.  I knew I needed to be at peace about it.  So, I did as much research as I could and ate extremely clean!  I wanted to prepare my body for both surgery and recovery. 
 
When I woke up, everyone was anxious for me to stand, to walk... to try.  I was immediately offered a walker.  Flooded with fear I quickly said “NO”!  Truth is, I was really afraid and thinking “What If…”  “What If” the pain is really bad, “What If” I can’t feel my legs, “What If” my back is worse, What If…. Lots of “What If’s”;  but I took my son's arm and began doing laps around the nurses station.  One little step at a time.
 
Sometimes when I’m overwhelmed with life, I look at that picture. 
 It was taken just 2 hours after I woke up in the recovery room. 
It’s my personal inspiration.  A reminder of free will; that I CAN do the things I am afraid I cannot do.  And continually grateful for the healing power of real food!  
 
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melissa

Creating a "Matrix"

A few years ago, I heard Deepak Chopra speak about "creating a matrix." It was such a moving conversation & intriguing concept... A Matrix! I loved the idea!

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