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April 18, 2019

Choosing a “word for the year” was a new concept for me in 2018. This was one of the many personal development facets that came along with being an entrepreneur, and having my own business. In 2018 my word was CONSISTENCY. I was working hard to build a strong foundation for my business while I was pregnant. Working to develop a routine for Finn before our baby came. And so on and so forth.  

I’m not one for New Years resolution...

February 9, 2019

When I set out to create a blog, my vision was a post on how make bone broth as a cornerstone of the website. Well, here I am over a year after my first post and I’m finally getting to it. (It feels good that this is my first real post since having my daughter 6 weeks ago). What’s been holding me back? Bone broth is actually really easy to make, but there are so many variables. However, the biggest reason for not posting a rec...

Nourishing and pleasuring my body through eating has been an ever changing learning  process over six decades; an evolution from states of unawareness and delusion to discernment and a deeper understanding of what truly nourishes and sustains me. My “eating journey” has been one of cravings, aversions and eventually physical discomfort and illness. I loved sugar in all its manifestations from frosting to fig newtons. I gravita...

December 11, 2018

It’s not officially Winter according to the calendar, but it was 20 degrees this morning so I’m calling it Winter! I’m the kind of girl that loves snow - so if it’s cold, I’d like for there to be snow on the ground. I’d much prefer to look out the window and see white...rather than the greyish brown we get in snowless Winter months!

I grew up in New England, and while the Winters sure are long, I am at the point in my life wher...

How can you learn to trust that the body is a friend who speaks the truth?  Your body is the vehicle that you are traveling in throughout this lifetime.  It is meant to be used and what it needs, changes over time. Luckily human bodies are resilient and strong. Actually, your body is heroic in its effort to take care of you, showing up 24/7 to assist your every need.  Even when a part falters, the rest of the system carries on...

November 23, 2018

Although this post is a day “late,” I can’t move in to full holiday mode without taking a minute to share some words about being thankful.

Finn is REALLY into Christmas this year, having a child really does bring back the magic of the season, and this year especially! I am quick to hop on the Christmas train - from music to decorations to all the Christmas books, it was tempting to jump right in. On the one hand, the season fee...

September 24, 2018

Do you dislike washing your face?

Do you often skip it because you’re too tired?

Do you "not have time" for a night time routine? 

We'll I've got a solution for you!

I often hear from friends and clients that they do not have time, or energy, to wash their face at night. That it’s a dreaded task, half the time they skip it and the other half they are too exhausted to make it past washing their face.  This used to be me, 100%. I bo...

September 1, 2018

I got you with this title, didn’t I?? She’s posting about apple donuts, I better check this blog out!! Ha, well sorry….they’re not REAL apple donuts. But they’re pretty darn good. Horizontally sliced apple with yummy toppings. Or, you could make them into apple sandwiches, and really go to town!

I’m a big snacker, I always have been. I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up eating and loving snacks, or if it’s just what my metabo...

August 2, 2018

Exciting news over here at the home of Well Beyond the Kitchen! We are expecting baby no. 2 early January, 2019! I must admit this is why my blog posts have been a little sparse the last couple of months. I’ve really had to intentionally choose how I spend my work time, and with my Beautycounter business keeping me so busy, I haven’t been able to post quite as often as I’d like. I’ve given myself a lot of grace, as I know that...

July 18, 2018

I have very consciously not written a post that outlines all of my philosophies around food and eating. One day the time will be right to summarize the way that my family eats in a post. For now, I find it best to inspire you, my dear reader, in small, digestible pieces. Making small changes, taking on eating and living well as a lifestyle change, is what I’m all about.

Eating organic, local, whole foods can be expensive,...

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