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Not a Diet.

By Amy Romberger | Aug 11, 2019

I really enjoy telling people that I am not putting them on a diet. That just seems to be the expectation. Sometimes people fear this; sometimes they hope for it. I have heard it more times than I can count. “Just tell me what to eat,” or “give me a list of foods to eat…

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Value The Journey

By Amy Romberger | Apr 22, 2019

This blog was inspired by personal experience. Recently, my boyfriend and I moved into our first home after renting for a few years. We were in the market for, and definitely found, a “fixer upper.” The house is old, needs updates and a lot of work, but it is perfect for us. We found exactly…

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Stop Dieting, Start Eating.

By Amy Romberger | Feb 20, 2019

Most people are surprised to hear that I am very careful about using the word “diet.” There is a time and place for the term and we must be mindful of that. “I am on a diet” truly encompasses the negative context that surrounds the D word. If your goal is to lose weight or…

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Survive or Thrive

By Andrea Barnes | Jan 20, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows I love music. I love how the notes just go together to form a melody. I love how chords combine to make beautiful harmony, and I love how the beating drums vibrate my soul. But what I love about some songs is how the lyrics stimulate deep thoughts. They evoke…

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Professional Advice for Your New Year Resolution

By Amy Romberger | Jan 2, 2019

Here we are, 2019. I am not sure where 2018 went but it flew by and 2019 is here to stay. I say, “Welcome!” The New Year is a typical start date for personal goals — those infamous resolutions. I am a fan of self-improvement and new conquests, no question there. Anything that helps you…

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The Path to a Healthy Lifestyle — Part Two

By liveempowered365 | Sep 15, 2018

Last week Coach Dave taught me how to find my rhythm on the mat. While it appeared that I was just flailing my arms and legs, that flow of continuous “weapons” is known in Krav Maga as “Retzev.” One must control and conquer the kinetic energy in the self-offensive motions. This concept of finding rhythm,…

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The Path to a Healthy Lifestyle — Part One

By Andrea Barnes | Sep 7, 2018

Part of living a healthy lifestyle is learning to love and believe in yourself. We’ve all had some kind of physical or emotional trauma that plagues our past (in some cases both), but using those negative moments to fuel our motivation to build our strength and embark on a positive outlook on our lives will…

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Irritated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

By Amy Romberger | Sep 6, 2018

The daily struggle of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not fun for anyone involved. The fear of new foods, the anxiety of finding the closest bathroom at every new destination, it is quite overwhelming and can lead to many stressful situations. The stress involved with trying to live with IBS can actually further impact the…

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Not Another Fad Diet

By Jennifer Howell (Dietetic Intern) | Jun 27, 2018

Scroll through social media and you might notice fad-diet labels jumping off the screen- keto-diet, paleo-diet. Do they work? Fad diets promote quick weight-loss in little time. Most fantasy diets get that selling point out there quick because people want results with convenience. Cut out crucial food groups or devour the same menu for weeks.…

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I Work Too Much and I Hate The Gym

By liveempowered365 | Sep 2, 2017

Do any of our readers feel they have absolute control of life? If you personally know that life pilot, please share their email address. The reality is, despite our best efforts, life does happen and in the midst of its unpredictable antics, we still need to prioritize. Health and happiness should be at the tippy…

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