Changing My Website

Good morning and welcome to the weekend!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written to all of you, but a lot has happened to me in the past 9 months. No, I didn’t have a baby, but I do have two new “babies” in my life.

In September I was told my brand new boss that I should look for another job. This came days after she told me that she was happy to have me work in the office. You see, over the summer I was told this new boss did not want me to work for her so I went ahead and proactively applied for two other positions. I was in the offer stages of one position and the interview stages of the other job. I took my name out of consideration for both positions one day prior to learning the news that my new  boss really didn’t want me to work for her. Fortunately, the job I have now, is the one that really wanted me and I able to get my name back in the pool of applicants. Now this sounds easy, I got the job I have now within the week of this woman telling me I should look for another job, however, it was a deep blow to my system, both mentally and physically. I lost a lot of weight. I ended up weighing 97 lbs with in the week of her telling me that I would basically lose my job, a job I had for 13 years. I had to be put on antidepressants and that basically turned into a real bad experience as I had 9 our of the 10 side-effects from the medication. The only side-effect I didn’t have, causing harm to others. I’m still seeing a therapist to get over what happened to me. What I’m telling you here is really gentle compared to the actual situation.


Now, several months  later, I’m settled into my new job, I actually LOVE my new job and the people I work with. I’m in a much better situation and out of a very toxic environment which, I hear, has continued to spiral downhill for all these months. I’m grateful for the situation I went through, it made me stronger, and it helped me realize that things really do work out for a reason.

My second baby is my health coaching business. I had to take a hiatus and wasn’t quite sure I would ever come back to it, but now that I’m settled, I’ve found my rhythm, I’ve been able to start my new business called Lisa’s Wellness.  You can find out more about Lisa’s Wellness at

As I transition to my new business, I will still post blogs here for all of you while you migrate to my new website. You can like me on Facebook at where I’ll be posting all sorts of information.

I have teamed up with USANA as an Associate, you can find that website here. USANA is a wonderful vitamin, supplement and nutrition company endorsed by Dr. Oz and many olympic athletes. You can find my USANA website at I’ve been using their supplements for 3 years and I absolutely love them. I’ll be offering healthy eating programs tied to the supplements.

You’ll also find that I’ve deeply discounted my 7-Day Detox program to $24. If you are interested in a gentle detox and learning about healthy eating, you can check it out here:

Please message me if you have any questions.

I look forward to interacting with all of you on my new website and Facebook group.




9 Reasons You Should Become a Health Coach at Integrative Nutrition

Lisa and Alex 1. A Holistic Approach Integrative Nutrition looks at health through a holistic lens. The curriculum teaches that everything is connected—food, mood, health, relationships—and helps students address nutrition by looking at the whole picture.

2. A Healthier You One of the first benefits that Integrative Nutrition students experience is a drastic increase in their own wellness. By learning more about nutrition as well as your unique body’s specific needs, you will make changes that bring you to a level of health you never knew possible.

3. A Comprehensive Curriculum The vast network of visiting teachers in the curriculum—from Andrew Weil to Arianna Huffington to Deepak Chopra—brings diverse and thought-provoking perspectives to each topic. And because Integrative Nutrition subscribes to the idea of bio-individuality, you have the freedom to examine each dietary theory to find what works best for you—Vegan? Paleo? Macrobiotic? Only you can decide!

4. Networking Opportunities Once you enter the Integrative Nutrition community, you’ll find yourself surrounded by hundreds of like-minded people, many of whom have great connections within the wellness world or who want to collaborate on exciting projects. The possibilities are truly endless.

5. A Welcoming Community Integrative Nutrition’s student groups and coaching circles allow students to get to know peers of all different backgrounds and interests. In sharing your passion for health and nutrition, you’ll likely build relationships that last a lifetime.

6. Learn from Anywhere Because the Health Coach Training Program is entirely online, students can access lectures, quizzes, slideshows, and other curriculum content from anywhere. Learn about vegetarian proteins from your phone on the subway, or read about how to conduct a health history from your iPad on the beach!

7. A World of Opportunities Going through the Health Coach Training Program doesn’t mean you need to start your own health coaching practice (though many grads do). Integrative Nutrition alumni have opened up restaurants, sold cleanses and detox programs online, built mobile apps, and more! The comprehensive business training provided in the curriculum gives you the ability to follow your bliss—to a successful business.

8. Be Your Own Boss Don’t like having to show up for work at 9 on the dot? Hate conference rooms and busywork? Working as a Health Coach or starting your own wellness business means that you determine how you spend your valuable time.

9. Change the World The healthcare system is broken and Health Coaches are the way to fix it. Remember those scary numbers from above? This is your chance to change them. Let’s do it. Are you ready to change your life while you help change the world? Learn more about Integrative Nutrition’s by checking out this Curriculum Guide!

Do you want to change your life?

Ready for a change? Want a new career? Want to live more healthy?mlm-words-300x274

I was ready for a change in May 2012 when I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching Program!

IIN trains you to become a Health Coach (like me!) in just one year, and the best part is that the program , it is so flexible. It’s completely online through their Learning Center that can be accessed on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop. So whether you’re in the middle of carpooling, working out at the gym, or in between clients, the program can and will fit into your life.

Get a taste of what the course is like by sampling a class. Here is the URL to access the first module – of the program – you’ll get the full student experience.

  • Need more details? Here are a few of the many reasons I love IIN:
    Top-notch speakers in the field of health and wellness, including Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, Dr. Oz, Geneen Roth, Lissa Rankin and many more inspiring doctors, authors, and researchers who are leading the global shift towards wholesome health. They will help open your eyes to what it means to live a holistic life!
  • Convenient on-the-go learning platform. You can learn anywhere, anytime with IIN’s cutting-edge Learning Center that can be accessed from your mobile phone, tablet, or desktop. You can set your own schedule and study when the time is right for you.
  • Incredible support and encouragement. You’ll be able to connect and interact with countless fellow students, as well as staff members, who will help to keep you on track and motivated.
  • Coaching & business skills. No other nutrition school will help you actually launch a business. You will learn how to define your target audience, attract potential clients, market your brand, close the sale, and create an authentic business model aligned with your goals for success.

I could go on forever, but then this post would be really long.

Don’t go yet though, I have one more announcement.

I want you to answer YES next time I ask you if you’re happy, and I have a special Ambassador savings I can offer you to help you make that happen. Email me back for all the details!
Check out IIN today. Even if you’re still in the exploratory phase, I
encourage you to check out their sample class.

Also, their team is there to support you as you make this important decision and discover your journey just give them a call at (844) 315-8547!
What are you waiting for? Make happy and healthy a priority today.

That 30th Year Reunion

Hi everybody,

Last Friday night I attended my 30th high school reunion.   I, like many of you, did not have the happiest of high school experiences.  I was teased for the way I looked, my personality and the way I dressed.  I never went to a homecoming dance or prom, and I can count the number of football games I attended on one hand.

Many of my friends asked me “why bother going?”.   Well, I went because the way you are treated in your formative years can affect your entire life.   My life was deeply affected by my high school experience.   Never in my life either before high school, or after high school, was I treated so cruely by my peers.

Well, enter the University of Colorado, where I started as a freshman at 18 and never left!   The University of Colorado helped me grow, shaped my personality, and gave me the self-confidence necessary to help me become the woman I am today.   Without the University of Colorado I would be a very different person.   I have two degrees from the University, I’ve had three different jobs with the University, and I met many of my good friends from the University.   I love CU and I love Boulder and I’m so grateful everyday, for my parents forcing me to enroll in the University.

The two weeks leading up to the reunion I worked out every day, I dieted, and I looked fabulous!   I got my hair, nails and make-up done.   I fit into my size 2 black dress, and really looked so great last Friday it was hard to believe I was actually old enough to attend my reunion.   That feeling was reinforced by the many people, asking me what I was going to do during the weekend, and were shocked that I was even old enough to have a 30 year high school reunion.

Of course it took me two glasses of wine to even walk into the door as I went alone.  One of my friends who I went to high school with would not go with me, which was shocking to me since she was popular and a cheerleader.   Maybe the popular kids had it tough too?  Although I can’t feel sorry for them.   At any rate, the first person I saw was someone so horrible to me in high school, I was very nervous to see her.  I gave her a big hug and the rest of the evening went so well that I stayed until 11:30 p.m.!   I spoke with everyone, and most were really nice to me.   It was a wonderful evening and for once, I was the most popular!   It could not have gone better.   Did I look the best of anyone there, well, probably not, but I did probably have the most fun.

In the end I decided I would probably not go to any more reunions, as this is the only one I’ve ever attended.  I was able to put closure to a very painful time in my life.  I learned to be grateful for the University of Colorado, because, after all, I will always be a CU Buffalo, I think my Overland Trailblazer days are over.

Detox your Lunch Hour

Want to feel great in the afternoon at work?   Try this recipe for a light meal!Lisas Peas

Detox Salad from 24-Hour Detox (Rachel Feldman)

Serves 2

  • 2 C mixed greens
  • 3 T hemp seeds
  • 1 apple cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 C raisins or 1/4 C goji berries
  • handful of fresh parsley


  • 2 T Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • juice from a lemon

Mix all salad ingredients in a bowl and toss with dressing.

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I am in the mood for a snack!

February 2013Yesterday I was starving, it was 1:30 p.m. and I had already eaten my lunch.   I didn’t pack anything healthy so I went next door and bought a little snack pack of rice chips and peanuts.  It was okay, but had I been prepared I would have done much better.

Here are some snack examples for you to try when you feel famished in the middle of the day.

  • 1 apple with 10 raw almonds
  • 1 pear with 10 raw walnuts
  • Savory Snacks recipes from the Healthy Secretary Website – access here

You may also want to check out this Healthy Snack Recipe Guide from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

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Have a great holiday weekend!

Lovely Green Breakfast Juice

Detox Drinks from EpicuriousWant a great breakfast juice that is cleansing to your system and delicious to drink?   Check out the following recipe from the Simple 24 Hour Cleanse!

Green Breakfast Juice Recipe

  • 1 cucumber
  • handful of kale
  • 1/2 bunch of mint
  • handful of parsley

Wash all ingredients and then juice!   Squeeze in a lemon to  your juice and you are done!

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Have a great week everyone!  I’m off to Minnesota this week.