dairy free, digestive health, family, Family time, Getting to Know You, gluten free, health & wellness, healthy eating, Nutrition

My (Kinda) Healthy Thanksgiving

Hehehe, do you like how I threw in "kinda"? We all have to live a little, right?? Our family does a pretty simple Thanksgiving, but I know some people have an all out smorgasbord. What side of the party does your family fall on? My family does the traditional turkey thing. We started getting a… Continue reading My (Kinda) Healthy Thanksgiving

chronic pain, coping skills, digestive health, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, functional fitness, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, holistic wellness, irritable bowel syndrome, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, Sleep, sleep issues, stomach pain, stress

Why I Believe in Functional Fitness

Contrary to popular belief, I am not superwoman... I'm soooo far from it. I AM Katie Pink extraordinaire though... that works for me. It's taken me a long time to figure that out. My path has had many avenues and many dead ends, paths that were laid out for me, and paths I foraged own my… Continue reading Why I Believe in Functional Fitness

anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, All the heartache. All the highs. All the lows. All the anxiety. All the love. All the stupidity. All the moments waiting for the phone to ring. All the butterflies when he was on his way. All the tears when he left. You would think it would lessen in 30 years… but no.… Continue reading Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, suicide

Dear 17 (there’s always more;)

Dear 17, Those that die...  they don't want to... not really ... They just don't know what else to do... It's not that nobody is listening... It's that nobody hears... Nobody has time to really absorb the impact, the compound effect of what's happening... The words are never clear, or never clear enough... But, TRUST… Continue reading Dear 17 (there’s always more;)

anxiety, Dear 17, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (starting and stopping)

Strength isn’t something we have. It isn’t something that people are. Strength is something that people earn. Strong is something people become. And you will...

anxiety, birth defect, chronic pain, coping skills, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children

Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

Dear 17, (that d@~m right hip) You laugh, but it bothers you. That’s a defense mechanism. You’ll learn more about that during college when you get your psych degree. You jokingly say, “yea, that’s my birth defect” thinking that it doesn’t have an effect on you, it does. It has more of an effect than… Continue reading Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

acne, Allergies, anxiety, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, candida, chronic pain, constipation, digestive health, eczema, fibromyalgia, food allergies, food intolerances, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, Nutrition, pediatric mental health, Rashes, sinus issues, stomach pain, weight loss

What IS Gluten Anyway?? – Digestive Health Lesson #4

Gluten is the latest buzz word in nutrition. But, so many people have no idea what it is. When friends of mine with PhD's start asking for more info, it's time for an article about gluten and why it's a problem. So, What is Gluten?? Gluten is a the protein found in the seed of… Continue reading What IS Gluten Anyway?? – Digestive Health Lesson #4

health & wellness

My Passion

I’m a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner turned Holistic Wellness Coach... and there is a HUGE REASON WHY. I started learning about nutrition before my son was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 8. We knew red dye, yellow dye, and ALL artificial food dye played a part. You should have seen the trash bags that… Continue reading My Passion

3 Day Refresh, Beachbody, health & wellness

What is the 3 Day Refresh?

When I first started coaching, I thought, I'll never do that detox stuff, I'll just exercise and try to eat healthy. I am not one to stick to a plan, so I knew the meal plans would be a challenge, let alone a whole detox. My lack of planning causes problems when it comes to sticking to the… Continue reading What is the 3 Day Refresh?

Getting to Know You, health & wellness, My Story, stress

Work Hard. Be anything you want to be… #whatajoke #iamconfused #nowwhat

If we work, we will succeed, and be rewarded. WHAT A FUCKING JOKE! We grew up in a time that hard work meant you could do and achieve anything. So, we worked hard. That was the American way. You went to college, you worked in trade, you went in the service. You gave back. That's… Continue reading Work Hard. Be anything you want to be… #whatajoke #iamconfused #nowwhat