Because “excuses are useless, results are priceless”, I’m going to suggest a different approach to executing the wellness practices you all tell me you want so desperately.

Hold on my friend; I have some tough love for you today.

You have got to stop eff’ing up your wellness.

Seriously. I’m not messing around. Because THERE ISN’T TIME.

Life is z-i-p-p-i-n-g by.

Too many of you have put your wellness routine and practices on hold, finding one excuse after the other for why YOU DON’T DO IT.

Until it’s (almost) too late.

I know this sounds harsh, but it’s the T-R-U-T-H!

How do I know this?

Because people tell me. All. The. Time.


While there are as many excuses as there are people on the planet, I’ve learned that a handful of those excuses are universal.

The top 3 excuses that ‘eff’ up your wellness:

1. I do wellness only when I feel like it.

2. Wellness takes too much time that I don’t have.

3. My wellness plan must be perfect or I don’t do it at all.

Because “excuses are useless, results are priceless”, I’m going to suggest a different approach to executing the wellness practices you all tell me you want so desperately.

Ask yourself these two questions –

  • What would this look like if it were easy?
  • What would this feel like if I dropped the angst, guilt and perfectionism?

Credit for the first question goes to Tim Ferriss, author of “The 4-Hour Workweek. Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich”, a book I’ve not read, but hear referenced constantly. His “easy” question is one I ask myself often (I have a fairly entrenched habit of over-complicating things, just ask my husband), and it aligns beautifully with this blog topic.

The second question is credited to me, because after doing lifestyle dietitian work for close to 20 years, I know what you struggle with.

One more thing before you get started; the definition of wellness.

According to, wellness is 1. the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort, and 2. an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.


If you follow my work and my blog, chances are that like me, you’ve had an experience with breast cancer. My hope is, you’ve found me shortly after your diagnosis so I may have the honor of helping you navigate wellness in this new space. It’s especially critical to have guidance now, a time when you might be thinking Wellness is a bunch of crap! I took care of myself and my body absolutely is not in a “state of being healthy”, and that whole prevention thing? It didn’t exactly work”.

Bravo! You’re entitled to think that, and it’s all the more reason I’m so happy you’re here.

Even if you think this is ridiculous advice, won’t you please do this exercise? I promise IT WILL HELP, if not now, then at some point in the future.

Wellness doesn’t have to be complicated.

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