mindfulness

5 Nutrition Principles to Live By

You’ve hit a plateau, are feeling super low on energy, irritable or with cravings gone wild. Your skin may be acting up, or your digestion in slow motion.

I hear you sister, I hear you.

When we find ourselves in this space, we often feel like giving up on ourselves— like all of our efforts are null & void. Well, let me let you in on a little secret. YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB. And, giving up on yourself is disservice not only to you & your quality of life & health, but to those that you love.

Today, I’m sharing 5 simple shifts that, when done consistently, will keep you out of this rut. These aren’t quick fixes. They are LIFESTYLE changes.

If you’re feeling like you in a place in your life where you’re ready to uplevel, I invite you to adopt all 5 of these into your daily routine! BUT, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or like you don’t even know where to start… Start with ONE and commit to it consistently for 21 days before layering another one in.

These little tools will be a game changer!


Water First. This is #1!! Your body needs AT LEAST half of it’s body weight in ounces in water each day. So, if you weigh 160 pounds, you’re aiming for at least 80 ounces each day.

Start your day by drinking down 12-24 ounces of water upon waking. Before meals, before grabbing for a snack, before going for seconds...think & drink: WATER FIRST.

 

Eat more plants. At each meal, focus on filling HALF of your plate with fresh veggies & fruits. Plant foods are packed with fiber, water, antioxidants, phytonutrients and are super nutrient dense, meaning you get the most nutrients for calorie consumption. The Veg Out Meal Plan Series is an awesome way to up your veggie intake, while also saving time, money & taking the guesswork out of what to cook each week. At all meals, think EAT MORE PLANTS.

 

 Rest and digest.  Remember that food is ENERGY! We don’t need energy to sleep ;)  Ideally, your last bite of the night is dinner. Practicing a 12 hour fast between your last bite in and your first bite the following morning allows your body to rest and digest, and speed up metabolic fire, and increase energy.  After dinner, close the kitchen & think REST & DIGEST.

 

Track.  What you don’t track goes whack.  Are you moving more (or less)? Changing your movement/exercise routine has a huge impact on how your body needs/uses energy!   Are you snacking more than you thought you were? Old habits creeping back in? Are you achieving more than you are giving yourself credit for?  Track it, journal it, do honest reflecting.

The 14 Day Cleanse is the perfect way to not only tune in to how your body FEELS when you eat certain foods, but also your habits around food.

 

Check in with your thoughts. How is your mindset? Are you focusing on what is going well? Celebrating the wins? Seeing obstacles as an opportunity for learning and growth? This piece is SO CRUCIAL!

If you stay focused on what is not going well, you will attract more of what is….not going well. Stay focused on the wins, what you are grateful for and what brings you joy & you’ll have more wins, more joy, and more to be grateful for. Download this free journal template to help you stay focused on what serves you! Remember, MINDSET WINS!

 

Which of these simple steps feels most important for you right now? Comment below & let me know!


Let’s stay connected!  Contact me here, anytime.

Let’s stay connected! Contact me here, anytime.

 
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Real Food First: Nutrition Foundations

Ready to learn the basic foundational principles around what to eat, in a way that ditches the fad diet mentality and will serve you for LIFE? I’ve got your back!

This Nutrition Foundations program might be a good for you if you are:

→ Tired of counting, measuring, feeling deprived or feeling low energy and like crap

→ Noticing that what always worked is no longer working

→ Interested in learning to eat in a way that will taste fab and keep cravings at bay

→ Ready to get started, but fear the the commitment of time or money involved longer program (and if you’re being really honest with yourself..fear failing..again)

→ Eager to trade short term solutions for long term, sustainable solutions

 
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This 4 week program is designed to take the confusion about what to eat, provide a platform for mindful patterns around food, and create a foundation for long term, sustainable lifestyle change. No crazy pills, tricks, gimmicks, or diets of negative self talk.

Just real food, and the tools you need to learn what foods are best for your body, and how to continue to make food choices that make you feel fab. What you learn and apply in this program will give you the body {and health} you want and deserve!

What’s included:

>> (7) modules, complete with coaching and relevant resources. These address: water, high energy foods, what to eat, understanding cravings, navigating the grocery store, ingredient labels, and simplifying all the food/diet marketing messages out there.

>>Embedded in the program is the 14 Day Cleanse, an incredible opportunity to identify the right foods for YOUR unique body & tap into energy stores you didn’t know you had. This is NOT a starvation cleanse!  A variety of nutrient dense, high fiber foods are conveniently planned for you, taking the guesswork out of wondering what is okay and not okay to eat.  No crazy juicing or shakes required.  

>>Recommended food blogs, recipes, meal planning tutorial & templates, food journal and MORE.

>> (2) 30 minute coaching sessions via phone, to share celebrations, ask questions, explore where you are feeling stuck, and keep you in action.

>> Exclusive online membership site

This program doesn’t exist to give you MORE information; it exists to give you CURATED information. What that means is that what you can expect is information that is relevant, recipes that don’t taste like cardboard, and tools you can use EVERYWHERE, for the rest of your LIFE. Prepare to learn ONLY what you need in order to completely transform your view on food, nutrition and diet…forever.

 

What clients are saying...

 

"Sarah changed my mind regarding food, forever. She has truly changed me and pointed me in the RIGHT direction!! I am so tuned into how my body FEELS when I eat. It's so easy now to pass on the garbage! I don't have to ponder or think.. my mind automatically says no."-C.P.

 

 “I have gained more energy, am making time for exercise, am using techniques to keep me into action and feeling so much better about myself.  I am incorporating more plant based food and a focusing on a balanced plate.” -P.M.

 

 “I have re-discovered the good feeling that comes from truly caring about my well-being, by making self-care a consistent and joyful priority. I am well on my way." -J.K.

 

 

FAQ

What makes this program different?

No. More. Fads. This program is complete with the tools you need to learn to eat in a way that you can sustain for the rest of your life, focusing on Real Food First. Be prepared to shed unwanted weight, increase energy & confidence, begin to heal your relationship with food, and heal your body so you can be free from pain and medications.. forever.

What happens after I enroll?

You will have immediate access to your membership site, complete with everything you need to get started! Content is released over the course of 4 weeks, to keep you out of overwhelm, and IN ACTION!

What is the cost?

This is among the top questions I receive. My question for you is, what is the emotional, physical and financial cost of staying exactly where you are? I invite you to book a complimentary call using the link below to explore this further, and learn more!

I'm not really sure if this is a good fit for me. How can I learn more?

Schedule a complimentary Discovery Session, where we'll talk more about your goals, and discuss together whether or not this program is a good fit!

June Jumpstart

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It's almost summer!

In honor of the season of sunshine and growth, I invite you to embark on a journey of self-care, healing and rejuvenation.     

It is easy to put these things on the back-burner when the days are longer, the kids are out of school, and routines feel out the window.You want to bring our A game -- to be alive and engaged with them, which means it's easy to put yourself last.  

But here's the thing...

You can't bring your A game when you’re depleted, exhausted, overworked, over committed, and consistently putting your needs last. You cannot pour from an empty pitcher.

When you do, you AND your loved ones end up cheated. They don’t get the best version of you, they get a worn down, depleted, cranky, walking dead version of you.  You think you're bringing your A game, but instead are bringing your B, or C or D game.

You DESERVE to feel nourished, to have confidence, to have energy and a spring in your step!  For you AND the people that you love.

Are you ready?

This 6 week group coaching program might be a good for you if:

→ Feel confused about the best foods for your body

→ Are interested in approaching your body, your health, and your weight from a place of self love

→ Want to adopt mindful patterns around your health

→ Are ready to trade short term solutions for long term, sustainable solutions

 

This group program is designed to take the confusion about what to eat, provide a platform for mindful patterns around your health and create a foundation for long term, sustainable lifestyle change. No crazy pills, tricks, gimmicks, or diets of negative self talk.

Just real food, the real system, tools and support you need to approach your health (and your BODY) from a place of self love.  From this place, making food and lifestyle choices that serve you become easy!

What’s included:

>> (3) 1:1 60 Minute Coaching Coaching Sessions with me via phone or webcall.  I will share customized coaching exercises that are guaranteed to accelerate your results and help you achieve major breakthroughs so you can see transformation in your body – and your life.

>>(3) Group Q&A Sessions via webcall.  Sessions held for added support, accountability and to build community between 1:1 sessions.

>>  Exclusive Online Membership Site.  

 --(7) Modules, complete with coaching, tutorials, relevant resources, recipes, handouts, including the 14 Day Cleanse, and MORE.

>>  Email Support Between Sessions.  Monday-Friday, expect a response from me personally within 24 hours.  

This group program doesn’t exist to give you MORE information; it exists to give you CURATED information. What that means is that what you can expect is information that is relevant, practical and actionable, so you can stay out of overwhelm and in action!!

In order to give you the best possible coaching experience, space is limited! This group program is only offered 6 times a year!  Applicants will be considered on a first come-first serve basis.

We kick off the week of June 17!

 

 

Still on the fence?  

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I get it.  It has to just be "another program."  Trust me, I've tried them all.  

Until a few years ago, I would let one “bad” choice lead to another...and then another. It was like the never ending cycle of judgement, kind of like this:

Eats a donut at work 👉🏼 says, well eff it, I just screwed up today 👉🏼 eats candy off friends desk 👉🏼 leaves packed lunch in fridge and grabs take out 👉🏼 eats cookie in the afternoon 👉🏼 gahhhhh I feel like 💩 👉🏼 goes home 👉🏼skips workout 👉🏼 has wine and an entire bag of skinny pop instead of dinner.

This cycle would continue sometimes for days, other times for weeks. It was the “being good or being bad” syndrome. It sucked 🤣

So now if I choose to have the donut I realize this a CHOICE, in which I am in control over..just like every other decision I make throughout my day. I approach it without judgement, but instead with curiosity:

1. So, I ate a donut. It was delicious. Moving forward! 

2. So, I ate a donut. And now I feel _______. What was I going for (or trying to cope with/cover up/avoid) by eating this donut? 

This is what I help my clients to do, and I want to help you, too!!

What I've learned through through this time, and in my own personal health journey, is that there are as many “diets” as there are people on the planet.  Do I have it all figured out? Nope. I am still learning, still listening to my body every day. And, compelled & driven to help others learn how to listen to theirs.  What you learn about YOUR body and YOUR habits during this program will change your life!  

 

What clients are saying...

 
Jan K., Pittsburgh, PA

Jan K., Pittsburgh, PA

"I had been realizing that I needed and wanted to make some changes in my lifestyle. I had fallen into habits of self-neglect, especially in terms of thoughtful and nutritious meal planning. I know that, to make a significant change of any type, it's hard to go it alone.

It felt like perfect timing when I received an email invitation from Sarah to join her 6-week group coaching program. .In this first meeting, I was quickly drawn to Sarah's contagious enthusiasm in sharing her areas of expertise and passion.

I am filled with appreciation for Sarah and for her consistent and loving guidance. It was also of great value to have this experience in a communal forum. The group's camaraderie greatly enhanced the experience, allowing us to share our challenges, learnings, inspirations and celebrations with one another.

I have re-discovered the good feeling that comes from truly caring about my well-being, by making self-care a consistent and joyful priority. I am well on my way.

If you are ready to welcome some topnotch and fun coaching, on your way to optimal health.........treat yourself to a collaboration with Sarah."

 
Sarah T., Pittsburgh, PA

Sarah T., Pittsburgh, PA

"There are so many accomplishments I'm proud of that started during this jump start. In addition to weight loss, I'm most proud of the "non scale victories." In just six weeks, my blood pressure dropped from being in the "high" category to just being slightly elevated. It was so amazing to celebrate this victory with my doctor at my last check up and our hope is that the changes I've made will eventually mean I can go off high blood pressure medication!The biggest change for me is that I finally feel in control. I am acutely aware of the decisions that I make with regard to my nutrition and my body -- no longer do my choices send me into the cycle of guilt that eventually results in giving up on myself. Let it go. Move forward.A new habit Sarah instilled in us is to "re frame" self-limiting beliefs that naturally creep up. I catch myself thinking "I don't have time" and hear Sarah's voice saying "wait, let's re frame that" and I land on something like "there's always enough time for what is most important."In this program, you are not alone. The level of knowledge and trust that Sarah brings is, without a doubt, the most important part of this journey. Not only is she knowledgeable and authentic, she is also funny, honest, real, and trustworthy. As a result, she brought out those characteristics in all of us in the group. The group that started together in January became very close, and we continue to rely on each other to celebrate victories (however small), re frame all the negative crap, share recipes, and to move forward!This is not for someone who wants "microwave results." This is a "slow cooker" program that's more about the sum of a lot of small changes then a quick fix that can't be sustained!"

 
Abby I., Pittsburgh, PA

Abby I., Pittsburgh, PA

"This program allowed me to refocus my thoughts about food and how to best fuel my body. I've never considered myself an un-healthy eater, but I think we all have patterns that revolve around food, some of them healthy and some of them definitely not. I also just feel so in-tune with my body. I have learned that my body will tell me when I am doing something that serves it and when I am not. I am now much more capable and wanting to react to those messages now after this program.I no longer depend on coffee in the morning for my energy, but rather my food choices that compound over the days. I am doing less stress/boredom eating, and if I do, I am able to choose more nutritious, high-energy foods that make me feel better afterwards instead of worse. I stopped using my hectic work schedule and social life as an excuse to put my health on the backburner. These habits I've started make my body feel amazing and they make me feel good about my body. This outlook gives me the ability to live my best life with confidence and vibrancy.Overall, I feel happier at work and am in a much better mood. I am sleeping much better, and feeding myself properly has flowed over into me taking care of myself more holistically- body, mind, and spirit. The support and accountability that this group of women offered was really special. And of course, Sarah is always there to answer any questions and provide support! She is in it for the long haul --no quick fixes here!"

 

FAQ

What is Holistic Health?

Holistic health takes a WHOLE body approach to health and wellness. This is about SO MUCH MORE than nutrition and movement!

What are your credentials?

I immersed myself in the wellness community in 2008 as a certified Pilates instructor, went on to study plant based nutrition beginning in 2009, and began my online Health Coaching practice in 2015. I have worked with hundreds of clients, helping them to approach their health and their bodies from a place of worthiness, desire and self love.

I studied and earned my Holistic Health Coach certification through Health Coach Institute, and am currently working to complete my Life Coach certification. I also hold 3 levels of Mat Pilates Certification, have 10 years teaching experience around the city of Pittsburgh and hold BA and MEd degrees in Education.

What makes this program different?

I hold the belief that my clients are their own best health experts. I see my role as providing resources, and opening up the avenues for YOU to tap into your intuition! My personalized coaching experience enables women to plow through the negative beliefs that are holding them back from truly loving themselves. From this place, we choose to eat healthier, move our bodies with itention, maintain a balanced mood with increased energy levels, and live an overall vibrant life!

When are sessions held?

Initial 1:1 session is held over the phone. Group sessions are held in a private webcall, and can be accessed anywhere with WiFi.

I'm not really sure if this is a good fit for me. How can I learn more?

Schedule a complimentary Discovery Session, where we'll talk more about your goals, and discuss together whether or not this program is a good fit!

Health from a Place of Self Love: 4 Week Exploration

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It's almost summer!

In honor of the season of sunshine and growth, I invite you to embark on a journey of self-care, healing and rejuvenation.     

 

It is easy to put these things on the back-burner when you are focusing on the people that you love.  You want to bring our A game -- to be alive and engaged with them, which means it's easy to put yourself last.  

But here's the thing...

You can't bring your A game when you’re depleted, exhausted, overworked, over committed, and consistently putting your needs last. You cannot pour from an empty pitcher.

When you do, you AND your loved ones end up cheated. They don’t get the best version of you, they get a worn down, depleted, cranky, walking dead version of you.  You think you're bringing your A game, but instead are bringing your B, or C or D game.

You DESERVE to feel nourished, to have confidence, to have energy and a spring in your step!  For you AND the people that you love.

Are you ready?

This 4 week group coaching program might be a good for you if:

→ Feel confused about the best foods for your body

→ Are interested in approaching your weight and your health from a place of self love

→ Want to adopt mindful patterns around your health

→ Are ready to trade short term solutions for long term, sustainable solutions

 

This group program is designed to take the confusion about what to eat, provide a platform for mindful patterns around your health and create a foundation for long term, sustainable lifestyle change. No crazy pills, tricks, gimmicks, or diets of negative self talk.

Just real food, the real system, tools and support you need to approach your health (and your BODY) from a place of self love.  From this place, making food and lifestyle choices that serve you become easy!

What’s included:

>>(1) 1:1 60 Minute Coaching Session with Me. This session is designed for you to get super clear on your goals, what is holding you back, and actionable steps for you to begin taking to radically improve your health (and your life!)

>>(3) 60 Minute Live Group Coaching Sessions With Our Tribe.  For 3 consecutive weeks, we will meet at Cooper-Siegel Community Library in Pittsburgh, PA, where I share customized coaching exercises that are guaranteed to accelerate your results and help you achieve major breakthroughs.  These coaching sessions are designed to create a place of community and trust.

>> Online Support Community; to stay connected with our tribe throughout our 4 week journey.

>>Customized Done-For-You Materials Such As Checklists, Recipes, Handouts And More. Expect curated information that is relevant, practical and actionable, so you can stay out of overwhelm and in action!!

In order to give you the best possible coaching experience, space is limited! Applicants will be considered on a first come-first serve basis.

We kick off the week of June 3!

 

 

Still on the fence?  

22780275_10212773897735724_655056277040123397_n.jpg

I get it.  It has to just be "another program."  Trust me, I've tried them all.  

Until a few years ago, I would let one “bad” choice lead to another...and the another. It was like the never ending cycle of judgement, kind of like this:

Eats a donut at work 👉🏼 says, well eff it, I just screwed up today 👉🏼 eats candy off friends desk 👉🏼 leaves packed lunch in fridge and grabs take out 👉🏼 eats cookie in the afternoon 👉🏼 gahhhhh I feel like 💩 👉🏼 goes home 👉🏼skips workout 👉🏼 has wine and an entire bag of skinny pop instead of dinner.

This cycle would continue sometimes for days, other times for weeks. It was the “being good or being bad” syndrome. It sucked 🤣

So now if I choose to have the donut I realize this a CHOICE, in which I am in control over..just like every other decision I make throughout my day. I approach it without judgement, but instead with curiosity:

1. So, I ate a donut. It was delicious. Moving forward! 

2. So, I ate a donut. And now I feel _______. What was I going for (or trying to cope with/cover up/avoid) by eating this donut? 

This is what I help my clients to do, and I want to help you, too!!

What I've learned through through this time, and in my own personal health journey, is that there are as many “diets” as there are people on the planet.  Do I have it all figured out? Nope. I am still learning, still listening to my body every day. And, compelled & driven to help others learn how to listen to theirs.  What you learn about YOUR body and YOUR habits during this program will change your life!  

 

What clients are saying...

 
Jan K., Pittsburgh, PA 

Jan K., Pittsburgh, PA 

"I had been realizing that I needed and wanted to make some changes in my lifestyle.  I had fallen into habits of self-neglect, especially in terms of thoughtful and nutritious meal planning.  I know that, to make a significant change of any type, it's hard to go it alone.
It felt like perfect timing when I received an email invitation from Sarah to join her 6-week group coaching program.  .In this first meeting, I was quickly drawn to Sarah's contagious enthusiasm in sharing her areas of expertise and passion.
I am filled with appreciation for Sarah and for her consistent and loving guidance.  It was also of great value to have this experience in a communal forum. The group's camaraderie greatly enhanced the experience, allowing us to share our challenges, learnings, inspirations and celebrations with one another.
I have re-discovered the good feeling that comes from truly caring about my well-being, by  making self-care a consistent and joyful priority. I am well on my way.
If you are ready to welcome some topnotch and fun coaching, on your way to optimal health.........treat yourself to a collaboration with Sarah."
 
Sarah T., Pittsburgh, PA 

Sarah T., Pittsburgh, PA 

"There are so many accomplishments I'm proud of that started during this jump start. In addition to weight loss, I'm most proud of the "non scale victories." In just six weeks, my blood pressure dropped from being in the "high" category to just being slightly elevated. It was so amazing to celebrate this victory with my doctor at my last check up and our hope is that the changes I've made will eventually mean I can go off high blood pressure medication!
The biggest change for me is that I finally feel in control. I am acutely aware of the decisions that I make with regard to my nutrition and my body -- no longer do my choices send me into the cycle of guilt that eventually results in giving up on myself. Let it go. Move forward.
A new habit Sarah instilled in us is to "re frame" self-limiting beliefs that naturally creep up. I catch myself thinking "I don't have time" and hear Sarah's voice saying "wait, let's re frame that" and I land on something like "there's always enough time for what is most important."
In this program, you are not alone. The level of knowledge and trust that Sarah brings is, without a doubt, the most important part of this journey. Not only is she knowledgeable and authentic, she is also funny, honest, real, and trustworthy. As a result, she brought out those characteristics in all of us in the group.  The group that started together in January became very close, and we continue to rely on each other to celebrate victories (however small), re frame all the negative crap, share recipes, and to move forward!
This is not for someone who wants "microwave results." This is a "slow cooker" program that's more about the sum of a lot of small changes then a quick fix that can't be sustained!"
 
Abby I., Pittsburgh, PA 

Abby I., Pittsburgh, PA 

"This program allowed me to refocus my thoughts about food and how to best fuel my body. I've never considered myself an un-healthy eater, but I think we all have patterns that revolve around food, some of them healthy and some of them definitely not. I also just feel so in-tune with my body.  I have learned that my body will tell me when I am doing something that serves it and when I am not. I am now much more capable and wanting to react to those messages now after this program.
I no longer depend on coffee in the morning for my energy, but rather my food choices that compound over the days.  I am doing less stress/boredom eating, and if I do, I am able to choose more nutritious, high-energy foods that make me feel better afterwards instead of worse. I stopped using my hectic work schedule and social life as an excuse to put my health on the backburner.  These habits I've started make my body feel amazing and they make me feel good about my body. This outlook gives me the ability to live my best life with confidence and vibrancy.
Overall, I feel happier at work and am in a much better mood.  I am sleeping much better, and feeding myself properly has flowed over into me taking care of myself more holistically- body, mind, and spirit.  The support and accountability that this group of women offered was really special. And of course, Sarah is always there to answer any questions and provide support! She is in it for the long haul --no quick fixes here!"
 

FAQ

What is Holistic Health?

Holistic health takes a WHOLE body approach to health and wellness, taking into account emotional and social factors, as well as incorporating whole foods and movement. 

What are your credentials? 

I began studying plant based nutrition in 2009, and began my online Health Coaching practice in 2015. I have worked with hundreds of clients across the, helping them to approach their health and their bodies from a place of worthiness, desire and self love

I studied and earned my Holistic Health Coach certification through Health Coach Institute, and am currently working to complete my Life Coach certification. I also hold 3 levels of Mat Pilates Certification, have 10 years teaching experience around the city of Pittsburgh and hold BA and MEd degrees in Education.

What makes this program different?

I hold the belief that my clients are their own best health experts. I see my role as providing resources, and opening up the avenues for YOU to tap into your intuition! My personalized coaching experience enables women to plow through the negative beliefs that are holding them back from truly loving themselves.  From this place, we choose to eat healthier, move our bodies with itention, maintain a balanced mood with increased energy levels, and live an overall vibrant life!  

When are sessions held? 

Initial 1:1 session is held over the phone.  Group sessions are held in a private space at Cooper-Siegel Community Library 
I'm not really sure if this is a good fit for me.  How can I learn more?
Schedule a complimentary Discovery Session, where we'll talk more about your goals, and discuss together whether or not this program is a good fit!

6 Week Jumpstart: Spring Into Your Best You

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It's spring! 

In honor of the season of renewal, I invite you to embark on a journey of self-care, healing and rejuvenation.     

It is easy to put these things on the back-burner when you are focusing on the people that you love.  You want to bring our A game -- to be alive and engaged with them, which means it's easy to put yourself last.  

But here's the thing...

You can't bring your A game when you’re depleted, exhausted, overworked, over committed, and consistently putting your needs last. You cannot pour from an empty pitcher.

When you do, you AND your loved ones end up cheated. They don’t get the best version of you, they get a worn down, depleted, cranky, walking dead version of you.  You think you're bringing your A game, but instead are they get your B, or C or D game.

You DESERVE to feel nourished, to have confidence, and to have a spring in your step!  For you AND the people that you love.

Are you ready?

This 6 week group coaching program might be a good for you if:

Feel confused about the best foods for your body

You get bloated after eating

Tend to gain weight easily, especially in your belly

Have extra pounds that won’t come off with diet and exercise

Are interested in approaching your weight and your health from a place of self love

Want to adopt mindful patterns around your health

Are ready to trade short term solutions for long term, sustainable solutions

This group program is designed to take the confusion about what to eat, provide a platform for mindful patterns around your health and create a foundation for long term, sustainable lifestyle change. No crazy pills, tricks, gimmicks, or diets of negative self talk. Just real food, and the real system, tools and support you need to ditch the diet mentality, and begin to eat and live in a way that serves you!

What’s included:

>>(1) 1:1 60 Minute Coaching Session with Me. This session is designed for you to get super clear on your goals, what is holding you back, and actionable steps for you to begin taking to radically improve your health (and your life!)

>>(5) 60 Minute Live Group Coaching Sessions With Our Tribe. I will share customized coaching exercises that are guaranteed to accelerate your results and help you achieve major breakthroughs so you can see transformation in your health – and your life. These coaching sessions are designed to create a place of community and trust. Sessions are live, and recorded! 

>>Online Mini Course with 14 Day Cleanse
-- Detailed program guide with video tutorial
-- Food journal
-- Sample recipes and resources

>> Online Support Community; to stay connected with our tribe throughout our 6 week journey.

>>Customized Done-For-You Materials Such As Checklists, Recipes, Handouts And More; This group program doesn’t exist to give you MORE information; it exists to give you CURATED information. What that means is that what you can expect is information that is relevant, practical and actionable, so you can stay out of overwhelm and in action!! 
 

In order to give you the best possible coaching experience, space is limited! Applicants will be considered on a first come-first serve basis. 

We kick off the week of April 30!

 

Still on the fence?  

22780275_10212773897735724_655056277040123397_n.jpg

I get it.  It has to just be "another program."  Trust me, I've tried them all.  

Until a few years ago, I would let one “bad” choice lead to another...and the another. It was like the never ending cycle of judgement, kind of like this:

Eats a donut at work 👉🏼 says, well eff it, I just screwed up today 👉🏼 eats candy off friends desk 👉🏼 leaves packed lunch in fridge and grabs take out 👉🏼 eats cookie in the afternoon 👉🏼 gahhhhh I feel like 💩 👉🏼 goes home 👉🏼skips workout 👉🏼 has wine and an entire bag of skinny pop instead of dinner.

This cycle would continue sometimes for days, other times for weeks. It was the “being good or being bad” syndrome. It sucked 🤣

So now if I choose to have the donut I realize this a CHOICE, in which I am in control over..just like every other decision I make throughout my day. I approach it without judgement, but instead with curiosity.  This is what I help my clients to do, and I want to help you, too!!

What I've learned through through this time, and in my own personal health journey, is that there are as many “diets” as there are people on the planet.  Do I have it all figured out? Nope. I am still learning, still listening to my body every day. And, compelled & driven to help others learn how to listen to theirs.  What you learn about YOUR body and YOUR habits during this program will change your life!  

 

What clients are saying...

 
Jan K., Pittsburgh, PA 

Jan K., Pittsburgh, PA 

"I had been realizing that I needed and wanted to make some changes in my lifestyle.  I had fallen into habits of self-neglect, especially in terms of thoughtful and nutritious meal planning.  I know that, to make a significant change of any type, it's hard to go it alone.
It felt like perfect timing when I received an email invitation from Sarah to join her 6-week group coaching program.  .In this first meeting, I was quickly drawn to Sarah's contagious enthusiasm in sharing her areas of expertise and passion.
I am filled with appreciation for Sarah and for her consistent and loving guidance.  It was also of great value to have this experience in a communal forum. The group's camaraderie greatly enhanced the experience, allowing us to share our challenges, learnings, inspirations and celebrations with one another.
I have re-discovered the good feeling that comes from truly caring about my well-being, by  making self-care a consistent and joyful priority. I am well on my way.
If you are ready to welcome some topnotch and fun coaching, on your way to optimal health.........treat yourself to a collaboration with Sarah."
 
Lacey T., Bossier City, LA

Lacey T., Bossier City, LA

"When I met Sarah I had lost 30 pounds on my own over the course of a year but I was sitting at a weight I could never seem to get below. I even joked with my sister and would say "I'm just meant to be chubby!"
Sarah educated me and challenged me to gaining knowledge about and following through with clean eating and exercising. As hopeful as I was starting this new lifestyle, I was still skeptical! I always thought I was making "sacrifices" when I went on a diet
After just one week of Sarah guiding me, I learned that the food I put in my body means nothing if it has nothing nutritionally valuable.  I was never hungry, I felt amazing. I had energy and drive that I haven't possessed before. In one week, I smashed through that plateau and had lost 3 pounds putting me at a weight I had not seen on the scale since before having my FIRST child!  
And, my doctor is going to take me off my cholesterol medicine for 3 months and see if I can stay off of it for good!!! She was very impressed with my progress!! She said to keep up the good work and stay motivated! I am so incredibly thankful for Sarah. Truly life changing!!"
 
Abby I., Pittsburgh, PA 

Abby I., Pittsburgh, PA 

"I always considered myself a pretty active person and healthy eater, but I struggled with consistency. I have tried so many diets and workout plans even in my short 24 years.  This time, things were totally different.  Instead of a short-term fix, this has been me deciding that I want to live my life in a way that makes me feel good ALL the time, not just sometimes.  For the first time, I saw real results because I was creating sustainable habits. 
Sarah is so encouraging and real. Every step of the way she was a huge support.  The community of like-minded and goal-oriented people that she provides has been my saving grace.  Being accountable is half the battle!  I have lost about 20lbs, seen muscles appear that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before, and gained such confidence! 
I have made it a priority to love my body and mind, and the positive energy has poured over into everything I do.  I absolutely would not have been able to accomplish my goals without Sarah and the guidance, support, and community that she provides! This is not a “quick fix”, but rather a way to love your life. I am not exaggerating when I say that working with Sarah to change my life for the better is one of the best decisions I have made."
 

FAQ

What is Holistic Health?

Holistic health takes a WHOLE body approach to health and wellness, taking into account emotional and social factors, as well as incorporating whole foods and movement. 

What are your credentials? 

I began studying plant based nutrition in 2009, and began my online Health Coaching practice in 2015. I have worked with hundreds of clients across the US and Canada, helping them to reach their fitness, nutrition and overall health goals.

I studied and earned my Holistic Health Coach certification through Health Coach Institute, and am currently working to complete my Life Coach certification. I also holds 3 levels of Mat Pilates Certification, has 10 years teaching experience around the city of Pittsburgh and holds BA and MEd degrees in Education.

What makes this program different?

I hold the belief that my clients are their own best health experts. I see my role as providing resources, and opening up the avenues for YOU to tap into your intuition! My personalized coaching experience enables women to eat healthier, lose weight, maintain a balanced mood with increased energy levels, and live an overall vibrant life! These personal improvements are especially important during the different life stages our bodies go through. The ultimate goal is to create long term, sustainable lifestyle change. 

When are sessions held? 

Weekly group sessions will be held live via webcall, and recorded.
I'm not really sure if this is a good fit for me.  How can I learn more?
Schedule a complimentary Discovery Session, where we'll talk more about your goals, and discuss together whether or not this program is a good fit!

Love Yo-Self: A 6 Week Foundational Journey

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In honor of February, the month of LOVE, I invite you to embark on a journey of healing, continual learning and self discovery.

It's not easy. Life is busy. Kids and partners and pets and parents need things. There are always house projects. Work is crazy. There is an event, a vacation, a weekend, something, always getting in the way.

But here's the thing...

If you wait until things slow down, the kids are in college, work settles, the house is remodeled, you have more money saved, and the opportune moment in between a vacation, and a social event, you'll never start.

The difference between the people who succeed and the people who don't? They just started.

Are you ready?

This 6 week group coaching program might be a good for you if:

You get bloated after eating

Tend to gain weight easily, especially in your belly

Have extra pounds that won’t come off with diet and exercise

Feel confused about the best foods for your body

Are interested in approaching your weight and your health from a place of self love

Want to adopt mindful patterns around your health

Are ready to trade short term solutions for long term, sustainable solutions

This group program is designed to take the confusion about what to eat, provide a platform for mindful patterns around your health and create a foundation for long term, sustainable lifestyle change. No crazy pills, tricks, gimmicks, or diets of negative self talk. Just real food, and the real system, tools and support you need to ditch the diet mentality, and begin to eat and live in a way that serves you!

What’s included:

>>(1) 1:1 60 Minute Coaching Session with Me. This session is designed for you to get super clear on your goals, what is holding you back, and actionable steps for you to begin taking to radically improve your health (and your life!)

>>(5) 60 Minute Live Group Coaching Sessions With Me. I will share customized coaching exercises that are guaranteed to accelerate your results and help you achieve major breakthroughs so you can see transformation in your body – and your life. These coaching sessions are designed to create a place of community and trust. 

>>Online Mini Course with 14 Day Cleanse
-- Detailed program guide with video tutorial
-- Food journal
-- Sample recipes and resources

>> Online Support Community; to stay connected with our tribe throughout our 6 week journey.

>>Customized Done-For-You Materials Such As Checklists, Recipes, Handouts And More; This group program doesn’t exist to give you MORE information; it exists to give you CURATED information. What that means is that what you can expect is information that is relevant, practical and actionable, so you can stay out of overwhelm and in action!! 
 

In order to give you the best possible coaching experience, space is limited! Applicants will be considered on a first come-first serve basis. 

In order to give you the best possible coaching experience, space is limited! Enrollment is on a first come-first serve basis. 

We kick off March 5!

 

Still on the fence?  

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I get it.  It has to just be "another program."  Trust me, I've tried them all.  I counted calories. I measured portions. I counted points.  I would binge, then not eat to make up for the binging.  I would over exercise and over eat.  I tried color diets, diet pills, low carb diets, grapefruit diets, meal replacement shakes.   It wasn't until 2006 that my eyes opened up to a whole new perspective on diet.  The more I read, the more I learned, and the more I practiced in my own life, it became clear that by focusing on the foods that were right for my body, I could break free from the diet mentality and rid the dreaded pattern of yo-yo dieting forever.

What I learned through through this time, and in my own personal health journey, is that there is not one cookie cutter approach.  There are as many “diets” as there are people on the planet.  Do I have it all figured out? Nope. I am still learning, still listening to my body every day. And, compelled & driven to help others learn how to listen to theirs.  What you learn about YOUR body during this program will change your life!  

 

What clients are saying...

 
Lacey T., Bossier City, LA

Lacey T., Bossier City, LA

"When I met Sarah I had lost 30 pounds on my own over the course of a year but I was sitting at a weight I could never seem to get below. I even joked with my sister and would say "I'm just meant to be chubby!"
Sarah educated me and challenged me to gaining knowledge about and following through with clean eating and exercising. As hopeful as I was starting this new lifestyle, I was still skeptical! I always thought I was making "sacrifices" when I went on a diet
After just one week of Sarah guiding me, I learned that the food I put in my body means nothing if it has nothing nutritionally valuable.  I was never hungry, I felt amazing. I had energy and drive that I haven't possessed before. In one week, I smashed through that plateau and had lost 3 pounds putting me at a weight I had not seen on the scale since before having my FIRST child!  
And, my doctor is going to take me off my cholesterol medicine for 3 months and see if I can stay off of it for good!!! She was very impressed with my progress!! She said to keep up the good work and stay motivated! I am so incredibly thankful for Sarah. Truly life changing!!"
 
Abigail I., Pittsburgh, PA 

Abigail I., Pittsburgh, PA 

"I always considered myself a pretty active person and healthy eater, but I struggled with consistency. I have tried so many diets and workout plans even in my short 24 years.  This time, things were totally different.  Instead of a short-term fix, this has been me deciding that I want to live my life in a way that makes me feel good ALL the time, not just sometimes.  For the first time, I saw real results because I was creating sustainable habits. 
Sarah is so encouraging and real. Every step of the way she was a huge support.  The community of like-minded and goal-oriented people that she provides has been my saving grace.  Being accountable is half the battle!  I have lost about 20lbs, seen muscles appear that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before, and gained such confidence! 
I have made it a priority to love my body and mind, and the positive energy has poured over into everything I do.  I absolutely would not have been able to accomplish my goals without Sarah and the guidance, support, and community that she provides! This is not a “quick fix”, but rather a way to love your life. I am not exaggerating when I say that working with Sarah to change my life for the better is one of the best decisions I have made."
 

FAQ

What is Holistic Health?

Holistic health takes a WHOLE body approach to health and wellness, taking into account emotional and social factors, as well as incorporating whole foods and movement. 

What are your credentials? 

I began studying plant based nutrition in 2009, and began my online Health Coaching practice in 2015. I have worked with hundreds of clients across the US and Canada, helping them to reach their fitness, nutrition and overall health goals.

I studied and earned my Holistic Health Coach certification through Health Coach Institute, and am currently working to complete my Life Coach certification. I also holds 3 levels of Mat Pilates Certification, has 10 years teaching experience around the city of Pittsburgh and holds BA and MEd degrees in Education.

What makes this program different?

I hold the belief that my clients are their own best health experts. I see my role as providing resources, and opening up the avenues for YOU to tap into your intuition! My personalized coaching experience enables women to eat healthier, lose weight, maintain a balanced mood with increased energy levels, and live an overall vibrant life! These personal improvements are especially important during the different life stages our bodies go through. The ultimate goal is to create long term, sustainable lifestyle change. 

When are sessions held? 

Weekly group sessions will be held live via webcall, and recorded.
I'm not really sure if this is a good fit for me.  How can I learn more?
Schedule a complimentary Discovery Session, where we'll talk more about your goals, and discuss together whether or not this program is a good fit!