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Welcome to My Nutrition and WelLNESS blog!

Take a look around my nutrition blog. My hope for you is that not only will you discover the foods that help you feel nourished and vibrant but hopefully you will also discover how the guiding principles of my nutrition philosophy can transform your relationship with food.

These articles will address the guiding principles of my nutrition philosophy:

  • Nutrient Dense, Whole Foods
  • Your Nourishment Blueprint™
  • Emotions
  • Self Acceptance and Self Love
  • Self Care
  • Mindfulness and Awareness
  • Shifting Perspectives
  • Strategies
  • Celebrating Food!
  • Comfort food healthy relationship to food
    Comfort Food in a Healthy Relationship To Food
    Nutrition
    The other day I saw an “expert” say that Food is NOT comfort. I’m going to tick off all the other “heal your relationship to food” experts with MY expert opinion. For anyone to say that food is NOT comfort… They must have never had a meal that felt like “home.”
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  • Why Afformations & Believing in Yourself Unlocks Your Success
    Appreciation, Mindfulness
    I have been working through a new book, The Book of Afformations® by Noah St. John and this quote really stuck out for me."Your life is a reflection of the thought seeds you plant and give energy to."
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  • Change Your Language, Change Your Life
    Mindfulness
    This is a fairly tall order, right?! Change you language, change your life? Really?!I LOVE walking with my clients along their journey to better health. It's soul nourishing for me (selfish I know) to be witness to the incredible transformation that takes place within them. I say within them because all BIG change happens from within. Yes, our bodies will naturally and intuitively transform as well... but the REAL change happens when the body...
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  • Instagram
    When Instagram Cultivates Unworthiness: Shifting Perspective
    Strategies
    I don't typically talk about myself or my story. I like to focus on how I can help my clients transform their lives. And then there are moments like I had this morning, moments I need to share, moments that humble me, moments that remind me that we are ALL HUMAN. We ALL struggle. And we ALL have the ability to become the people we were created to be, to live the life we were...
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  • Supplements
    Discover Which Supplements are Best for YOUR Unique Nourishment Blueprint!
    Nutrition, Product Review
    Hey NourishYourLifers!If you have been joining me this week on the Facebook, then you know we have been talking supplements! Now while I am not a huge promoter of supplements, I do think there is a place for them depending on each person's unique Nourishment Blueprint.Oh! And!! Thank you for being soooo understanding about my little snafu with my first video being sideways! I will eventually win technology over and we WILL become fast...
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  • pasture raised eggs
    Elevate the Quality of Your Food with Pasture Raised Eggs
    Nutrition
    My mother brought me a half dozen of pasture raised eggs the other day from a friend who raises chickens on her property. These chickens roam around, pluck worms out of the ground, nibble on grass and rest in their chicken coop. These chickens are sure livin' the good chicken life! Hearing about animals being raised the way nature intended inspired me to give you guys the the run down on the levels of...
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  • Advent Calendar
    Candy Free Advent Calendar
    Appreciation, Mindfulness
    A candy free advent calendar is a great way to focus our minds and hearts on what truly matters this holiday season. In the Schneider house, the month of December is also the Month of Kindness and Service. We spend the month focusing on ways we can be kind to one another and serve our community.Before you think I am taking the fun out of the Christmas Countdown by removing candy, hear me out!!...
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  • 27 Day Eat Well Holiday Challenge
    27 Days Until Christmas- Let's Eat Well Together
    Strategies, Uncategorized
    What IF for the next 27 days we eat well together? How would you feel, IF for the next 27 days you ate nourishing, whole foods? How would you feel waking up on Christmas morning IF you made the commitment to take care of yourself this holiday season? Yes, take care of yourself! What if your countdown to Christmas included taking the time to care for yourself, for your body?While I am quite opposed...
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  • Thanksgiving- Eating Mindfully Holidays
    3 Simple Strategies for Eating Mindfully and Celebrating Food & Holidays
    Mindfulness, Strategies
    Food is to be celebrated. Food is to be enjoyed. Food is NOT the enemy. If we approach the Thanksgiving table as if food is the enemy, those articles are right, we won't survive it. But if we approach the Thanksgiving table with gratitude and joy in our hearts, we are much more likely to not only eat mindfully, but ENJOY all the delicious foods without judgmental thoughts about ourselves.
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  • Plan To Eat-Recipe and Meal Planner
    Strategies
    I don't know about you guys, but I can't believe that we are already beginning the Holiday season! Thanksgiving is right around the corner... Thursday, eek! I LOVE holiday traditions. I am always scheming and creating MORE, and MORE, and MORE traditions for our kids because when I look back on my childhood... that is the goodness I remember. One of the holiday traditions for our family that I joyfully anticipate each year may...
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  • Stop Focusing on Weight Loss Goals
    Stop Focusing on Weight Loss Goals
    Strategies
    What do football and weight loss have in common? A few years ago I read an article in Fortune Magazine about Nick Saban’s coaching philosophy. Nick Saban, the University of Alabama Football Coach and arguably the most talented coach in college football, transformed the Crimson Tide into a multiple-national-championship football program. How does football have anything to do with weight loss goals and nutrition???? Stay with me!Coach Saban summed up his philosophy like this, “You’ve...
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  • Nourish Your Soul with Gratitude
    Nourish Your Soul with Gratitude
    Appreciation
    The month of November is the month of gratitude in the Schneider house! I mean it makes sense... THANKSgiving is in November. It just seemed like a natural fit to really emphasize the importance of daily appreciations and gratitude in our lives. During this time our family comes together and we discuss what we each appreciate about our lives and the people in them. Plus, it's a nice time to connect as a family.With...
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  • Be Your Own Nutrition Advocate- Research
    Be Your Own Nutritional Advocate
    Strategies
    This might seem an odd place to be quoting Albert Einstein, especially THIS quote AND considering my intention for NourishYourLife.org™ IS to provide nutritional information and research. You see, it's my hope that the information I provide DOES help you in your journey to a healthier relationship to food.But I want more for you. I want you to use this nutritional information to discover YOUR Nourishment Blueprint™. I don't want you to just "take...
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  • Halloween Candy
    5 Things to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy
    Strategies
     The Day After Halloween... What do I do with All this Candy? ugh! We have all been there. Halloween is over and you have loads of candy now stashed in your pantry taunting you for a late night snack or an afternoon pick-me-up or a quick breakfast appetizer—no judgement here! I mean chocolate and coffee—this pairing is a real thing in the gourmet, artisan, foodie world!And the idea of spending every. single. day for the...
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  • Mindfulness- Mindfulness at the Dinner Table- NourishYourLife.org
    Mindfulness at the Dinner Table
    Mindfulness
    For years I have heard this term "mindfulness" thrown around and I just couldn't wrap my head around it. I would imagine meditating Buddhist monks and just couldn't see how it applied to me. Then I heard the wonderful Dr. Brené Brown, a vulnerability and shame research professor at the University of Houston, explain it in a way that made sense.She explained it in two words: "paying attention". That's it. If you pay attention...
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  • Whole Foods- NourishYourLife.org
    Whole Foods Require More Energy During Digestion and Absorption
    Research
    Your body "burns more calories" to digest whole foods full of protein and fiber compared to overly processed foods void of nutrients.
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  • The History of the Fat-Free Diet- NourishYourLife.org
    The History of the Low-Fat Diet
    Nutrition
    While more Americans are consuming less saturated-fat than ever, we are the unhealthiest population we have ever been. Learn more about the history of low-fat diet.
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