PMA: Are You Feeling It?

The philosophy that having an optimistic disposition in every situation in one’s life attracts positive changes and increases achievement is something often referred to as PMA (positive mental attitude); optimism and hope are vital to its development (1). But how much of it is attitude… and how much is belief? This all occurred to me […]

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Clean Eating on Vacation

On the way to enjoy a weekend getaway and thinking in order to enjoy yourself, you’ve got to throw caution to the wind with your healthy eating habits? Say goodbye to diet and deprivation and hello to enjoyable eating. Even those of us who consider ourselves to be foodies ( and yes, I’m included in […]

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Inspiration Grows Everywhere

What inspires you? The nurse who just won the Boston Marathon after she decided to do it, just for fun (1)? The world class athlete who, despite suffering a broken neck just days before the Ironman World Championships last year, rallied and toed the line at the very same race and executed a screaming fast […]

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Gut Health, Food… and Non Food

If I were writing this about twenty years ago, and I were to discuss the idea of diet cola and one’s gut, a diatribe about how diet cola is a great way to prevent you from developing a one might have been par for the course. As a 16-year-old girl interested in health, fitness and […]

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My Favorite Recovery Drink: Bone Broth!

What you’re looking at is not a commercially prepared workout recovery drink, nor is it what I personally what I drank for years and years. You’re looking at bone broth. Iced and blended.  And maybe sometimes with just a touch (a touch only inasmuch as not to inundate the body with sugar) of fresh beet juice […]

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Bone Broth 101

Have you heard? Bone broth is the hot (or cold), trending drink / meal replacement / (dare I say?) recovery drink from sport (if you’re training fasted) and if you haven’t experienced yet, now is the time to dive in and learn more. But just exactly what is it? Interestingly, bone broth is not actually […]

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How’s Your Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep awareness week is one of the nationally recognized themes I am a huge advocate of, perhaps even more so than other health issues. Why? Because it’s something which, despite being a fundamental part of one’s overall picture of health, is often overlooked, as if hours spent sleeping were easily interchanged for more time spent […]

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Welcome to Madre

You may be wondering why I’ve mentioned mezcal a few times over the past couple of months. No, I haven’t replaced it for water, but I do have some exciting news. The reason I’ve been so excited about sharing this one spirit in particular is, in fact, personal. Over the past 11 years that I’ve […]

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Top 5 Go-Tos for Tricky Eating Situations

Does this look like a meal you could cobble together in a few minutes from less than five items purchased in a hurry at the grocery store? Aside from the plate, it is. Why is this important? Because life brings us tricky situations that can throw us off our eating regime when certain situations arise. […]

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