5 Tips to Gain Less and Stress Less During the Holidays

By Bridgette Binford | Nov 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
stress less and gain less this holiday season

Did you know that 75% of all weight gained throughout the year is gained during the holidays (and the average amount gained is between 7-14 pounds)?  And, ⅔ of people say they look forward to the holidays, but when asked once the season is over say they didn’t get to do the things they were […]

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Bread

By Bridgette Binford | Nov 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
gluten free pumpkin spice bread

I love taking the time to bake over the holidays.  It’s nice to see the smile on my kiddos’ faces when I whip up something special.  And, many holiday recipes are traditions or handed-down from family and friends adding some nostalgia to the experience. My philosophy on baked treats is to use as many whole […]

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12 Pantry Staples for a Healthy (and Easy) Lunch

By Bridgette Binford | Sep 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
13 pantry staples for fast and easy lunches

As a mom, wife, entrepreneur, and human :), I totally understand how busy mid-day can be.  On the days my kiddos are home, it’s easy to find myself eating leftover chicken nuggets and fruit snacks for lunch.  On the days I’m working, it’s not uncommon to still be sitting at the computer at 1:30 having […]

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Lose Weight Without the Black-Eye and Battle Scars

By Bridgette Binford | Sep 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Lose weight without the black-eye and battle scars

I reluctantly stepped on the scale a couple of weeks ago.  Lo and behold- I had gained some weight over the summer. Fast forward to one week later and another step on the scale moment…no magical weight loss (but I had managed to maintain the same weight).  I really wasn’t surprised because I knew my […]

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How Kelly Got Unstuck…Her Confidence…and a 20% Raise

By Bridgette Binford | Aug 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
how kelly got unstuck

Kelly first came to me as a consulting client.  She was so overwhelmed and knew something had to give.  She thought that hiring a consultant to take some of the extra work off her plate would take the pressure off and allow her to perform like she used to. And it helped a little, but […]

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Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

By Bridgette Binford | Aug 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
gluten free black bean brownies

Since my daughter, Cora, has celiac disease, our entire family avoids gluten when at home.  One challenge of a gluten free diet is incorporating enough fiber.  Many grains are eliminated, and processed (pre-packaged) gluten free foods are often low in fiber.  So, I try to find ways to incorporate additional fiber (and nutrition) into our […]

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Summer-Inspired Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

By Bridgette Binford | Jun 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Before having children, my husband and I lived in a neighborhood called Park Hill in Denver.  Our house was built in 1942, and rhubarb was planted in the back yard.  We’ve since planted rhubarb at our newer home in a suburb of Denver to remind us of our first home together.  The first growths signal […]

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5 Steps to Achieve Your Goals: Tips to Organize Your Ambition From A Project Manager Turned Health Coach

By Bridgette Binford | Apr 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
5 Steps to Achieve Your Goals

Learn how to meditate.  Volunteer more at my kids’ school.  Join the chamber for more networking.  Plan a monthly lunch date with my husband.  Achieve my goals of training for a half marathon and eating less fast food.  Drink less coffee (and maybe wine, too). Listen to a daily self-improvement podcast.  Create a new family […]

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“Busy-ness” = More Stress, Less Happiness

By Bridgette Binford | Feb 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Busyness Does Not Equal Happiness

Let’s say you somehow got granted two extra hours in a day.  No one else knows about these extra two hours, so you get to spend them however YOU want.  What would you spend them doing?  I have asked this question of clients who would like to have more balance or less stress.  None of […]

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Reading for Mindfulness and Inspiration

By Bridgette Binford | Jan 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
Reading for mindfulness and inspiration

Especially now that I’m an entrepreneur, I find it harder and harder to let my mind rest.  All the more reason to make sure I take time for meditation to aid in my mindfulness.  Here’s the problem: I am not very good at meditating.  And, since it is a skill that takes time to master, […]

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