Yay. You’ve gotten your CNS or a nutrition license! Congrats – you’re a certified/licensed nutrition specialist extraordinaire. Not to rain on your parade, and it’s a good idea to start thinking about your continuing education requirements right away. They tend to creep up on you, and you don’t want to be left scrambling when it’s

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I haven’t blogged for a while. There are quite a few posts brewing – have been for months – and I haven’t been able to pull it together given how awful things have been in the world lately. I just don’t have the will or extra energy to take on non-essential tasks. Just like this puppy,

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It’s that time of year again.  Whether you celebrate a seasonal holiday or not, you’re likely being bombarded with ads, promotions, emails and catalogs full of junk you don’t want or need. It’s time for everyone to check out one of my favorite nonprofits, Center for the New American Dream, for ideas about how to have more

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The 2014 conference of the American Herbalists Guild is starting today. I’m at Callaway Gardens, GA, and will probably be in the middle of presenting a 4.5 hour intensive on creating a virtual practice when this is posted. Last night, when I was finalizing my notes I started thinking about my first AHG conference in

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Being a new mom ain’t easy. I remember back before I had kids. Totally clueless. I think I even committed the deadly sin of going to visit someone with a new baby without bringing anything at all. Note: Never, ever visit a new mom without bringing something to eat. Buy a package of granola bars

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I’ve never been a phone call person. I rarely have my phone close enough to hear it ring, and even when I do I’ve forgotten to turn the ringer back on after teaching a class. When I first started practicing, I was super excited to use email as my primary form of communication with clients.

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It’s that time of year again! October Unprocessed is upon us. For those of you who don’t know this is a flexible challenge to reduce or eliminate processed foods for the month. It’s trickier than you may think, even for someone who eats a pretty clean diet. (If you’re new to unprocessed eating, you can

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Our UPS delivery guy Mark is retiring today. People in the neighborhood are taking up collections and planning to put balloons on their mailboxes to wish him farewell. Why? Because he’s the best delivery person ever. Mark remembers that you have small kids and doesn’t ring the doorbell midday because he assumes it’s naptime. Mark

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You’ve heard this before, right? “Build your practice quickly and easily by clarifying your intention” and other things of that nature. It bothers me when people imply – or outright state – that by changing your thoughts, you’ll be able to build a booming practice in no time. As if a) the problem is your

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Hello there, you perfectionist with a WordPress website and not enough experience to make it pretty. If you’ve been pulling your hair out trying to add boxes and buttons and otherwise fancy up your site, this recently released content builder plugin from Thrive Themes may be just the thing for you. I’ve been paying around

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