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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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This Epsom Salt Bath Helps Relieve Stress

Think a bath is too simple to ease stress?  Think again! Does a daily bath seem like a leisure-time indulgence?  Did you know that something as simple as an Epsom salt bath can actively help relieve stress?  It's true!  This simple self-care technique not only feels...

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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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What’s Happening on Instagram

Does self-care ever feel like a 4-letter word? I don't know about you, but sometimes I find it hard to prioritize self-care when things around me feel chaotic... Which, ironically, is exactly when I need it most!
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Can you relate?
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Why is it that we have no problem finding ways to charge our cellphones (in the car, in coffee shops, airports and even with portable battery packs !) but we struggle to find ways to recharge ourselves? In the same way that we use our phones to connect and create, we are similar conduits to and with our family, friends, community... So, why do we expect ourselves to be able to give and give and give, to volunteer and be present and be "on" when our batteries are low? .
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Check out my latest blog post for one way to recharge your battery. Take my word for it... You deserve it... And you'll feel better and be better when you put yourself back on the list of priorities.
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Link in bio or
https://yourholistichealthcoach.com/this-epsom-salt-bath-helps-relieve-stress/
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#selfcare #strategy #selfish #recharge #worthy #momlife #homeschool #shelterinplace #functionalnutrition #holistichealth #takeabath #bathtime #lowbattery
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Cutting into a perfect avocado is just the best! In the kitchen, I feel like it's a sign of good luck. 😋 .
Did you know that you can freeze avocados? According to the California Avocado Commission:
To freeze avocado halves:

Slice the avocado in half, peel and remove the seed. Brush the avocado halves with a bit of lemon juice and wrap them tightly in a clingy plastic wrap. Don’t leave any room for air – this means the plastic wrap should cling into the curve where the seed was.

Place the plastic wrapped avocado halves into a large freezer safe zip tight bag. Once you have all your wrapped avocados in the freezer safe bag, press out all the air, zip it closed, and place the avocado halves in the freezer.

Remove each one whenever you’re ready to use it, let it thaw, and enjoy!

#makeawish #avocado🥑 #perfectavocado #itsagoodday #freeze #avocadoanytime
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One thing that hasn't changed... #facemaskfriday
I don't know about you, but these "little" things are helping me feel a little bit normal in these challenging days. .
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💕 What parts of your routine are you enjoying more right now?
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#selfcare #littlethings #pacificabeauty #deephydrationmask #sensitiveskin #sensitivesoul #psoriasis #lovemyskin #nourishing #mynourishedlife #yourholistichealthcoach
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🥛 Non-dairy milk in your grocery cart every week? With 2 ingredients and under five minutes you can save money and cut out GI disrupting gums, thickeners, and other additives by making your own! 💲Save money ♻ Save packaging 💧Additive free ⏱ Fast
Try my easy oat milk recipe: •1 cup gluten free organic oats •4 cups cool water
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Add oats and water to your blender, put the lid on and blend for 30-45 seconds. Strain through a cloth nutmilk bag and catch the milk in a bowl or glass jar. Twist the top of the bag down until you have a bulb of liquid that's easily streaming out the bottom. You can squeeze the milk out if you want... it feels soft and creamy. Save the pulp for smoothies or baking (I freeze it until I need it). That's all there is to it!
I store my oatmilk in a glass mason jar in the fridge (3 days max). It needs a stir before using. Otherwise, use it just like store bought!
What non-dairy milk is your current favorite? Have you tried making it at home or do you want to try? Tell me in the comments👇🏼
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p.s. if you don't have a nutmilk bag you can strain through a clean t-shirt or linen kitchen towel. No fancy pants equipment required! . . . . . . .
#dairyfree #plantbased #vegan #organic #milk #gotmilk #creamy #oatmilk #oatmyllk #homemade #healthy #nutritious #oatmilklatte #diy #nondairy #healthylifestyle #fresh #diy #recipe #healthylifestyle #foodprep #foodie #vegankids
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Cold day.
Power outage.
Comfort food.
One pot.
You bet.
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🧅 One large onion, chopped
🥕 3 large carrots, diced
🌱 3 stalks celery, sliced
🧄 3 cloves garlic, smashed
🌱 2 cups moong dal or red lentils
💧 6 cups vegetable stock
Salt, pepper, cumin
Fresh cilantro .
Sweat veggies and cumin for 5 minutes. Add lentils and stock... Cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes until thick and soft. Add more stock or water to thin if desired . Season. Top with cilantro. Warm your belly.
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#soup #onepotmeal #comfortfood #warm #veganbowl #midnightmeal #breakfastsoup #proteinpower #plantbasednutrition #feedfeedvegan #familyfood #theperfectbowl #eattolive #functionalnutrition
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When vacation week starts off with a kidney stone, you make your first real meal a beautifully clean one!
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🙌 Soothe juice: carrot, apple, lemon and ginger
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🙌 Roasted mushrooms bathed in BBQ sauce and paired with pickled veggies and greens. Why, yes... Yes, please!
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#healthytastessogood #restoration #restorationcafe #plantbasednutrition #feedme #kidneystonessuck #cleaneating #nourished #functionalnutrition #bbq #roastedmushrooms
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Reminds me of spring.
Gorgeous pan roasted potatoes, shallots and yellow peppers with ribbons of kale. .
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#rainbowbowl #breakfast #plantbased #veganbowl #veganbreakfast #comfortfood #colorful #yum
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Simple Greek bowl. .
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Balanced. Tasty. Colorful. Quick. Simple Greek does "fast food" right.
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Do you have a go-to for a healthy meal on the run?
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#simple #rainbowbowl #plantbased #vegetarian #vegan #kalamataolives #spicyhummus #lentils #garbanzos #functionalnutrition #realfood #nourished
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Plate perfection.
Double tap if you want a bite... Avocado toast with 👍 flaky sea salt
👍 spicy Aleppo pepper 👍 cracked black pepper
👍 fresh cabbage microgreens 👍 creamy hempseeds
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Packed with protein, fat, fiber, Vitamin C, micronutrients and health supportive compounds like Glucosinolates and Anthocyanins. .
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#avotoast #glutenfree #balanced #salty #spicy #creamy #crunchy #sweet #microgreens #hemp #hungry #momlife #functionalnutrition #perfectplate #feedfeedvegan
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When you've had a long day, it's cool to wave the white flag and go for simple. The teens cooked themselves burgers (because they feel best with meat in their diet). I raided my on the go work lunch stash and blitzed up a lemon spinach green apple smoothie. Fat, fiber, protein and phytonutrients in a flash. .
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What's your go to meal when you've had a long day? Are you set up for success or does stress and time sabotage your nutrition?
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#fridaynightfeast #fastfood #goodfoodfast #nonnegotiable #nutritarian #plantbased #nourishedlife #momlife #sabotage
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If hot chocolate and a smoothie had a baby, this would be it. A good knob of ginger not only warms the body, but kicks the flavor into the realm of divinely spicy Mexican chocolate.
Try it: 1 banana, 1x 1-1.5 inch piece peeled ginger, 1+ cups water or non-dairy milk, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 2 Tablespoons raw cacao, 1/2-2 cups fresh kale (start with less if you're new to kale). Blend. Adjust liquid as needed.

Why? --> Raw cacao is great for an even flow of energy. Coconut oil provides nourishing fat that supports focus and brain function. Ginger is an antiinflammatory powerhouse.
Kale contains beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, calcium, fiber and antioxidants. Cool fact: A sulfur-containing phytonutrient in kale called sulforaphane is believed to have powerful anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-microbial properties and is released when the leaves are chopped, chewed or blended!

Banana provides potassium and magnesium, two nutrients that are essential for heart health.
#love #smoothie #morning #ritual #chocolate #yourholistichealthcoach #healthy #tasty #easy #functionalnutrition #hotchocolate #chocolatecoconut #vintagesilver
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How to make a cold winter day melt away:
Mineral bath (seaweed, Epsom salt, Celtic sea salt)
Castille soap for clouds of bubbles
CALM for instant relaxation
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#myfavoritethings #bubblebath #soak #tubtime #mineralbath #relief #soakitup #magnesium #hemp #primemybody #relax #nourishedlife #momtime #paintedtoes #subwaytile #classicdesign #winter #babyitscoldoutside
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FOOLPROOF GREEN SMOOTHIE FORMULA
*Bookmark this one so you don't lose it!

1. START WITH 1 CUP LIQUID
Choose from: Coconut, almond or another non-dairy milk or kefir, cooled herbal tea, water or coconut water.

2. ADD 1 1/2 CUPS GREENS
Use any combination of: Spinach, Kale, Parsley, Romaine

3. ADD 1/2 TO 1 CUP FRESH OR FROZEN FRUIT FOR SWEETNESS AND NUTRIENTS
Frozen fruit (especially banana) adds a great creamy texture and makes your smoothie “shake-like”— you may need to adjust with more liquid to get the right texture. .
➡️ For a vitamin K and potassium boost: banana, stone fruits (peaches, plums, cherries apricots or nectarines (pitted, of course))
➡️ For extra fiber: raspberries, blackberries, avocado, pears, apples, bananas
➡️ For an antioxidant boost: peeled fresh orange or grapefruit, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries

#foolproof #smoothie #drinkup #functionalnutrition #healthylifestyle #plantbased #nutritarian #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #dairyfree #flexible #diy #fruit #greensmoothie #eatyourgreens #greens #energy #glowingskin #balancedbloodsugar
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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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