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I want to feel better now!Where do I start?

I’m Sarah Lawrence… Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Practitioner, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Aromatherapist and Shamballa Reiki Master.

All of my training and years of education stem from this one thing…
I don’t want you to spend another minute feeling like crap.

I believe that you deserve:

  • Great sleep, sensational sex, comfortable periods, easy weight loss, autoimmune balance, glowing skin and the energy to live life on your terms.
  • Pain-free, anxiety-free, depression-free living.
  • Foods that taste great and make you feel great

My job is to help you tease out the roots of your health issues and eliminate symptoms, instead of masking them with pills, prescriptions and unsustainable diets.

PARTNERSHIP WITH A PURPOSE. 

Let’s be real… You’re here because you’re looking for help, hope or inspiration. 

You’re done bouncing from practitioner to practitioner,
only to be told time and time again that THIS pill, THIS diet, THIS technique will be the one to finally help you heal…
Only, it doesn’t.  And the cycle continues.  And you’re tired.  

You’re done with THIS — all of this — and you’re ready for relief, resolution and solutions.

My job is to assess your situation, create a plan and recommend solutions that support your life… your success.

SIMPLE, SUPPORTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR EVERY AGE AND STAGE.

Your job is to take ownership of your health; take action and commit to self-care. 

Together, we will get you back to your balance point where mojo, mindset, motivation, and inspiration meet.

This is partnership with a purpose.

Healing happens here.

Let’s connect! Email me <sarah.lawrence@yourholistichealthcoach.com> or contact me HERE!

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What People Are Saying

“I have worked with many practitioners, but have never been able to achieve the kind of results I have with you. You motivate me and support me in so many ways. I never would have thought that I’d be trying Laughter Yoga or Aromatherapy, but I love them both and can’t imagine my life without them now! I didn’t believe that some simple changes in my diet and some simple (fun) additions to my daily routine could make such a big impact! Thank you!”

Erin

“Sarah, You are exceptional!  The way you work is magical.  Your approach is synergy and energy and inspiration.  You’re so knowledgable, but what I love is that you have a way of lifting me up with information that empowers me to make better health choices.  In the past, I’ve worked with coaches who mean well, but set me up on information overload and I end up getting nowhere. I  recommend you to everyone looking for support in reaching their health goals.”

Shannon

“Working with you has been a pleasure! Since starting with you I’ve been losing weight steadily while eating delicious whole foods (and snacks… and dessert!) I am on target to hit my goal weight, am feeling great and sleeping better! I was super nervous to try a detox, but I’m so glad I did.  My family loves trying the recipes.  It feels great to have quick, healthy recipes, an easy plan to follow and shopping lists! ”

Sam

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Six Tips to Keep You Safe and Savvy in the Kitch

My Top 6 Kitchen Safety Tips When you think about kitchen safety, your mind may jump to burns and cuts, and while those certainly are serious, I want to share some insights that will help keep you safe.  Prep, storage and surfaces are as important to kitchen safety as...

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Greens with Creamy Cashew Herb Dressing

Gorgeous Greek Salad with Creamy Cashew Herb Dressing - Greens, roasted veggies, fresh heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions with a creamy cashew dressing studded with herbs. - romaine lettuce (chopped), roasted beets...

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Beyond Food: How Smiling More can Improve your Health

I've been wanting to start this section of the blog for a long time.  I'll be using the Beyond Food columns to share information about things you can do to nourish yourself and improve your health that are not food.  Let's explore the many things that can nourish...

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Blueberries for Your Brain

Blueberries contain high levels of flavonoids. Flavonoids are super supportive of brain function. In one study, participants with the most flavonoids in their diets had better cognitive function over a ten-year period than those with the least. Another study linked...

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Healthy Eating Tips for Vegetarians

Whether you're curious about Meatless Mondays or wondering what plant-based eating is all about, you're in the right place. I get questions about plant-based nutrition all the time. Has your child has just declared that they're vegan or did your doctor recommend you...

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What’s Happening on Instagram

Mushroom cauliflower risotto... Comfort food that's awesome for you. You don't need tons of supplements and shakes and such... Your body knows what to do with the components in whole foods. Plus, we all need to eat... Spend your $$ on good nourishing food rather than stuff you don't need.
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Rich in cancer inhibiting isothiocyanates and anti-inflammatory sulfur compounds.... also, Beta glucans that enhance the activity of several different types of immune cells including natural killer cells, which attack and destroy virus-infected and cancerous cells.

Mushrooms are particularly great this time of year for immune support. According to a study of healthy volunteers who ate mushrooms daily, mushrooms may also help to prevent respiratory infections by improving the production of protective immune substances by mucosal surfaces (like the mouth, nose and throat). .
((Jeong SC, Koyyalamudi SR, Pang G: Dietary intake of Agaricus bisporus white button mushroom accelerates salivary immunoglobulin A secretion in healthy volunteers.  Nutrition 2012;28:527-531)) .
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#comfortfood #yummy #feedfeedvegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #functionalnutrition #eat #wholefood #healingfood #simplify #simplestrategiesforhealth #yourholistichealthcoach #risotto #hempseeds
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I'm gonna save you the trouble of trying this non-dairy delight.
We thought it was gross. Like, so gross that no one had more than 2 bites before declaring it done.
Chalky, weird texture and mouthfeel, oddly bitter. Totally tastes overwhelmingly of protein powder... And not in a good way. Sorry, Halo top. .
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Have you tried it? Other flavors? I know people love the dairy versions (which I can't have) but based on this experience, we're not eager to try again. Think I'll stick with our homemade berry sorbet.
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#yuck #dontdoit #trustme #dairyfree #review #honestyisthebestpolicy #sorryhalotop #dessert
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I'm not into resolutions. I am into taking steps that align with the way I want to live.

How about you? Do you make resolutions? If you do, look back at the ones you've made and check-in. For the ones you mastered vs the ones still on the list, what differences can you see? Did you focus your actions differently? Did the "why" have a different weight? .
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#liveyourbestlife #resolutions #alignment #action #why #whatsthedifference #healthylife #selfcare #strategies #doyou #perfectlyimperfect #wherefocusgoesenergyflows #mindful
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Nothing better than a simple bowl of soup when you want to warm up.
What's your favorite fast soup? This is my tomato vegetable: combine 16 ounces muir glen organic diced tomatoes, 2 cups cooked chickpeas, leftover corn, 3 large carrots(sliced), minced onion and garlic; simmer 15 minutes and then top with baby spinach. .
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#goodfood #home #madewithlove #soup #soupseason #wholebowl #nutritarian #fastfood #yourholistichealthcoach #rainbowbowl
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Need to kill congestion? You can steal my tried and true method... Fresh pineapple juice shots on the hour. #pineapple thins out respiratory gunk AND it tastes #amazing! Stir in just a Dash of #cayenne to help alleviate congestion, and add a firey kick that feels good. .
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#try #love #share #healthy #congested #holistichealth #yourholistichealthcoach #spicy #decongestant #shots
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Morning hack... I bought a hair dryer stand and I love it! .
With the arthritis in my hands, it is challenging to hold the hairdryer and a brush. This stand has revolutionized my morning routine (and I'm way better with the round brush using two hands so my hair can have cute flips and waves!)
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Have you found anything that simplifies your morning routine? Share your secrets! I'll post the link to the stand in the comments. It wasn't expensive and it works perfectly! .
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#morning #bettermornings #cutehair #arthritis #arthritishacks #needahand #stand #bestbuy #simplify #bathroomgadgets #nomorestruggle #psoriaticarthritis #rheumatoidarthritis #osteoarthritis #jointpain #handsurgery
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Raw date caramel is my preferred sweet treat during the holidays. 2 ingredients. No processed sugar, though it's still plenty sweet and definitely not low glycemic! What it is is simple, pure and delightfully sweet and creamy. It's fabulous warm, room temp or cold. You kinda can't go wrong with a spoonful.
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Double tap if you want the recipe!
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#rawvegan #date #datecaramel #sweettreat #yourholistichealthcoach #naturallysweet #wholefood
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Mid-day meal. Peruvian spiced lentils. Leftover roasted asparagus. Avocado. Hemp seeds. Plant-based meals don't have to be bland and boring! This tasty bowl came together in under 5 minutes, is balanced with lots of phytonutrients, fiber, protein, healthy fat and complex carbs. .
Double tap if you are:
Curious about plant-based nutrition?
Enjoying a plant-based approach.
Interested in adding more flavorful healthy foods into your dietary approach.
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#plantbased #whatveganseat #lunchbowl #balancedbowl #plantpowerednutrition #eatmoreplants #nomnom #yourholistichealthcoach #functionalnutrition
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This is why we wash our grapes... Wash our grapes... Wash our grapes! (If "the wheels on the bus" tune is now in your head, I apologise!)
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Whether your produce is organic or conventional, local or exotic, remember to wash it before you eat it. Washing only takes a few minutes, but it can remove waxy coatings, dirt, bacteria, and pesticide residue.
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Bacterial contamination is typically from soil or sand, so use a vegetable brush on root veg; soak and swish to get debris to release. For leeks, cut off the root end, cut up a little and stand in a container of water. The sand and debris should loosen and fall to the bottom of the container.
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For berries, I rinse under running water and dry in a colander.
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For grapes, I swish them in a water bath with a drop of plain castille soap, rinse and then let them soak for a few minutes in a water bath with a bit of vinegar added. Drain in a colander until dry, them refrigerate.
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#eatmoreplants #safetyfirst #wash #scrubadubdub #prep #eat #eatlocal #washyourproduce
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I'm thinking I should buy a lottery ticket because of this gorgeous jewel, lol! Double tap if you feel me on this one... Because if you're like me, you've had a million avocados that you slice open and wanna cry! Twisting open a piece of perfection like this one is the stuff happy dances are made of!
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#perfect #avocado #lucky #avocadobliss #yes #lotterywinner #winnerwinner #healthyfats #wednesdayvibes
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The ocean does not apologize for it's depth, and the mountains do not seek forgiveness for the space they take, and so neither shall I. - Becca Lee⠀

You are enough. ⠀
Your success doesn't define your worth. ⠀
Your relationships don't either. ⠀
Your weight, your hair, your dress size... don't make you more or less wonderful, loveable or valuable. ⠀
Your thoughts and feelings, your energy, your voice and your heart... are... not... too... much. ⠀
Your coffee habits, eating habits, drinking habits... don't negate your worth. ⠀
Your love life, sex life, home life, office life... are not barriers to or containers of your worth. ⠀
Skin color, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, grades and mug shots -- do not diminish who you are.⠀
Bumps, blotches, spots, speckles, rolls, baldness, back hair don't dull your shine.⠀
You are enough.⠀
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I've been seeing something in my practice recently and I'm noticing it in the wider world. Fear. Fear of not being enough, doing enough, having enough. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of next steps, first steps, last steps and everything in between. Fear of dying and fear of living. With it all comes a feeling of being unsettled, uncomfortable, insecure. There is anxiety. This is Root Chakra work. If you are in this energy, I invite you to soften the spiral by grounding yourself physically, spiritually and emotionally. ⠀
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🌿 Set your feet firmly on the floor, the grass, the sand... on whatever earth you can. Feel the foundation beneath you and imagine that strength is you. ⠀
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🌿 Connect to your breath. Sit comfortably and just breathe a little more slowly and deeply than normal. Allow yourself to enjoy an aroma that makes you feel safe and grounded. Cypress, vanilla, vetiver, elemi. ⠀
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🌿 Connect with people who lift you up. Know that I am sending that energy out to you. ⠀
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You are not broken. You are not less. You are not marginal. In your perfectly imperfectness, you are absolutely, totally, beautifully worthy and enough. ⠀
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#youareenough #yourholistichealthcoach #lovingkindness #radicalselflove #youareloved #iweigh #selfcompassion #positivevibes #youmatter #selflove
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Join me for Laughter Yoga in Amherst tomorrow evening and a FREE 7-Day No-Sugar Challenge (online and emailed) starting 10/20. Mood-boosting, stress-busting stuff that's easy and fun.
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Register for Laughter Yoga by clicking on the link in my bio (or event link on FB). .
Sign up for the FREE Challenge using link in bio or
https://explore.yourholistichealthcoach.com/7-day-no-sugar-challenge/ (bit.ly link is finicky, 😭)
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#spreadjoy #laughter #love #havefun #laughteristhebestmedicine #laughteryoga #sugarfree #freechallenge #sweet #momentum #functionalnutrition #FNLP
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Bowl of warm veg and beans on a crisp Fall day! .
Could you? Would you?
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If plantbased eating seems like a stretch, try increasing your veg/greens/fruit and decrease your meats... A little at a time. Or try a meatless meal once a day. .
I've been some version of plantbased, vegetarian, vegan for almost 30 years. Back then, being a vegan was like being a unicorn (people looked at you funny and didn't know how to feed you), lol. Today, plantbased, vegan and even gluten-free vegan options are mainstream.
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It doesn't get old.
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It does get easier.
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Double tap if you are veg curious, already plantbased or if you need help getting started.
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#fatfiberprotein #balanced #plantbased #veganprotein #beansandgreens #sproutedpumpkinseeds
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Still so spectacular! .
The thing I love about flowers is that they seem to get more beautiful the more they open.
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💡With flowers and folks, I say! Do you agree? ❓ Double tap if you think beautiful things happen as we open up and share ourselves with the world.
(I'd totally triple-tap on this one!)
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I mean, think about it... If the dahlia stayed as a tightly bound bud, we would never know the beauty within. .
👀I'm going to come right out with the big, bold question:
🔥Are you withholding yourself?
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🔥Where in your life are you keeping yourself bound and bundled for fear of what others might think?
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#lifelessons #beautifullife #2blessed2bestressed #languageofflowers #dahlia #myfavorite #letmeknow #spectacular #bound #withholding #freedom #fear
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Celebrating a beautiful Fall evening with spoon-worthy comfort food.
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Saucy. Savory. Scrumptious.
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🎉Double tap if you'd like to join me for dinner!
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💕 Portobello, onion, potato, carrot, celery, garlic.
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🥦 Salt and pepper broccoli hemp puree.
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🌶️ Roasted delicata squash with Aleppo pepper.
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#comfortfood #fallfood #bowls #nutrientdense #nutritarian #plantbased #glutenfree #vegan #hemp #yumyumyum #functionalnutrition #yourholistichealthcoach #bestofvegan #feedfeed #feedfeedvegan
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Having a hard time tearing my eyes away from the beauty.
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❤️ Ever see something so lovely that you just don't want to stop enjoying it?
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Feels indulgent and fancy... But what I love most is that they were grown by a dear friend and graciously shared with me.
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#beauty #dahliabouquet #darling #colorpallette #ombreisthenewblack #exceptional #canttakemyeyesoffofyou #cantstopwontstop
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