How To Boost Your Nutrition In 5 Easy Ways

In honor of National Nutrition Month, I want to highlight some easy ways to boost your nutrition in easy ways.  It is common for me to hear from clients how modern life with multitasking, stress and overwhelm tend to override our best attempts to make healthy food choices.  There is no "perfect" or even a [...]

Fall Cleansing

Here is a blog post that I wrote for Motherhouse of the Goddess: There are many ways to cleanse including supplements, exercise/sweat, eating whole foods, embracing positive attitudes, and receiving bodywork. Meeting yourself where you are and being honest about it is a good first step. This can alleviate a lot of undue stress, self-criticism [...]

Eating Greens for an Energy Boost!

Here is a blog post that I wrote for Motherhouse of the Goddess: With the garden bounties happening and more around the corner, I thought it would be fun to write about some greens to add into your diet.  The benefits of greens are countless.  They contain minerals (especially high in vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, [...]

Clearing the Space for Something New and Antioxidant Punch Smoothie Recipe

Here is a blog post that I wrote for Motherhouse of the Goddess: We often speak of clearing and cleansing with seasonal changes.  However, there is always an opportunity to create anew.  An opening exists to receive something new is always at our reach, like a canopy of trees enveloping you as you rest on [...]

EarthWeek C’ville Eco Fair

During this time of a fast paced life with obesity diabetes and cancer on the rise, the importance of keeping a positive outlook to life and our food choices is more important than ever.  This past Sunday, I was excited to speak during Charlottesville Earth Week at the Eco-Fair and to share some simple tips and ideas [...]

Winter Wellness with Wendy Vigdor-Hess

Happy New Year! May you stay well and happy this winter and in this new year.  If you are feeling low energy or sad, I hope you will reach out and keep the faith that the sun will come out again. Enjoy this free Winter Wellness class that Megan Buer, CECP and I offered in [...]

Tips for A Successful Juice Feast

I was inspired a few years ago, at this time (February), to begin a juice feast.  For those of you that follow me, you may have already surmised I am a "Live to Eat" type of personality so it isn't an interest of mine to be unnecessarily hungry or deprive and go without.  You also [...]

Apple Blue Smoothie

Apple Blue Smoothie from on Vimeo. On a hot summer day, a nice cool smoothie is a healthy and refreshing alternative to sodas and other sweet drinks. The apple blue smoothie from Sweetness without Sugar is packed with fruits and vegetables so that it can also serve as a mid-morning or afternoon snack, or [...]

Time to Stand Up for Small Farmers

Photo: Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr. People who want to eat healthier these days often try to buy some of their food not from grocery stores but directly from small sustainable farmers, whether through a local farmers market, a community supported agriculture (CSA) program or even by driving out to a farmstand. The farm-to-table movement has [...]

5 Superfoods for Use in Healthy Sweet Treats

Acai berries are a tasty superfood. Photo: eliduke/Flickr. Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere. -Henry David Thoreau In Sweetness without Sugar, I focus on substituting healthy natural sweeteners for unhealthy sugar and artificial sweeteners. But there are other tasty, easy ways to eat better [...]