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Letting go of Jealousy and Finding Happiness

jealousy1Jealousy is a very normal feeling to have. A little bit of jealousy can act as a motivator and keep you pushing forward, while too much can actually hold you back and become an interruption in your life. We all look at others and wonder “why not me?” sometimes. So, why not you? Let go of your jealousy and learn to live a life you love and that makes you happy.

  • Resist the Urge to Compare Yourself

If you look hard enough, there will always be someone who is wealthier, more successful, healthier, smarter, more creative, or whatever other descriptors you can think of, than you. Stop putting yourself down by trying to measure up to these people. Everyone is at a different place in their life and has gone through different experiences that have made them who they are. When you start to feel jealous of someone else, take a step back and refocus. Think about all of your strengths, abilities, and achievements. Look at how far you have come in your life and where you want to be in the future.

  • Focus on your own Happiness

Stop for a moment to consider what it is that is making you feel jealous. Will having what another person has really make you happy? Look to your own life to decide what changes you need to make in order to improve your own happiness. Are you jealous of their promotion at work because you’re not content with your own career? Are you envious of how great someone looks in a certain outfit because you are struggling to lose a few more pounds? Focus on realistic changes that you can make that will give you renewed energy and motivation. Just because someone else appears happy, you have no idea what they are going through on the inside. Make your own happiness a priority.

  • Set Goals and Take Action

If you don’t like where your life is headed, do something to change it. Start exploring new job opportunities or take the leap and start your own business. Get involved in an exercise program and use a system like Isagenix® to help you release fat and improve your health. Set realistic goals for yourself so that you achieve what you want out of life. Stop talking and start doing. Don’t worry about what other people have or are doing – concentrate on what matters most in your life and where you’re headed. Stay positive!

Don’t let jealousy get the best of you – use it to become a better version of yourself. Be proud of who you are and realize that there are people out there who are jealous of you. Rather than letting jealousy make you feel angry, frustrated, depressed, or insecure, push these feelings aside and focus on your own strengths. We all have room to improve as well as areas where we excel. If you’re ready to make a career move and become your own boss, or are looking for the motivation to enhance your health, contact me today at (704) 819-3054 or rachel@wellnessridge.com. I can help you to live more abundantly and find more happiness in your life by embracing change.

4 Tips for Releasing Fear So you Can Keep Pushing Forward

FEARFear. It is one thing that holds us all back and can make us question ourselves. How often have you wanted to do something but worried about what others would think, what would happen, or if you would succeed? So often this can keep us from trying and reaching our full potential and happiness. By releasing your fears you can focus on making the most of every opportunity and following your dreams and ambitions.

  1. Start small.

You don’t have to reach your goal all at once. Taking smaller steps can make things seem less overwhelming and frightening. For instance, if you want to lose a few pounds, rather than cutting out all of your favorite foods and exercising excessively every day, start with smaller changes. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables and cut back on processed foods. Replace one meal a day with an IsaLean Shake. Take the stairs instead of the elevator at work. Slowly you can work your way up to larger changes and will see positive results toward your goal.

Take a closer look at the things you fear and try to break them down into more manageable parts. Look for simple changes you can make and then move to more challenging ones. As you build your confidence, you can achieve greater things.

  1. Refocus yourself.

When you feel your fear rising, take a step back. Do some deep breathing exercises or meditation to help clear your mind. Once you have calmed yourself a bit and released some tension, try again. Allowing yourself to refocus can help you to see things from a new perspective. Think through the situation realistically. Often our minds jump to the worst case scenario, so taking a few minutes to collect yourself can let you see how you were overreacting.

  1. Forget perfect and just try.

Part of fear can be striving for perfection. You want everything to be just right, and if it’s not, you may think that you haven’t done your best or haven’t succeeded. Rather than holding yourself to these unrealistic standards, consider how far you have come just by trying. You will never know how far you can go if you don’t start somewhere. Maybe your latest business pitch doesn’t seal the deal, but it gives you something to build on. Learn from your mistakes and let them help you improve. Just because you didn’t land that account doesn’t mean you won’t get the next one.

  1. Talk it out.

Discussing your fears with a friend or loved one can help put them into perspective. Not only can you try to make more sense of what you are thinking and feeling, you can gather feedback and insight as well. Your friend may shed light on things in a way that you hadn’t considered before. They can also act as a support system to give you motivation and confidence. More often than not they want to see you succeed too.

So whether you’re looking to take the plunge and become your own boss, improve your health and wellbeing, or join a club you’ve been eyeing up, cast your fears aside and decide to take a chance. You will amaze yourself at what you can accomplish when you stop letting your fears control you. Let me help you conquer your fears of becoming an entrepreneur or turning your health around with Isagenix®. Call me at (704) 819-3054 or email rachel@wellnessridge.com to learn more.

Do you have the Willingness to Make Changes in your Life?

willingness_is_an_actionOur lives are full of wants. People want to lose weight, find a new job, go back to school, join a club, try a new hobby, and countless other things. The list goes on and on. Some of these “wants” may be life-altering, while some may be more minor. But as much as you want to do these things, how often do you really take the steps necessary to make them happen?

In order to change, you must have a willingness to make it happen and take chances. Willingness is a powerful emotion and motivator. Decide that you are not content to sit back and wait any longer. Explore how changing your views and stepping outside of your comfort zone can make a positive difference in your life.

Open Your Eyes

Being willing to see things differently and think differently can impact how you go about your day-to-day. Step back and look at something from another perspective. What you thought was a negative could actually turn out to be a positive. Having a narrow-minded view of the world keeps you from enjoying so much of what it has to offer. Before you jump to conclusions, evaluate the whole situation. Be willing to consider things from someone else’s point of view and give them the benefit of the doubt.

Be Yourself

How often do you adjust your thoughts, actions, and behaviors to please others? When was the last time you were true to yourself? We all need to have a willingness to be vulnerable and be ourselves with no apologies. It is your life, so find out what makes you happy. You are who you are and you should be comfortable in that. You can’t always please everyone and will drive yourself crazy trying. Make decisions and build friendships based on what you truly value and appreciate. Weed out unhealthy relationships that bring stress and unhappiness to your life.

Stop Talking and Start Acting

Rather than talking about what you want to do, take the steps to make it a reality. Be willing to keep an open mind and try new things. If you want to improve your health, start incorporating diet and exercise changes. Invest in a program like Isagenix® to support your efforts through natural products and help you stay on track. If you want to change jobs, actively update your resume and apply for new positions. Take a chance and pursue your desire to become an entrepreneur knowing that there is risk involved but pushing forward anyway. Connect with people who can mentor you along the way.

Keep an Open Mind

When you are willing to love all people in all situations and see the good in everyone, it can change your whole outlook on life. Release stress and tension by choosing to be positive. Give it a try and see how it affects your health and happiness. Think about how you feel when you’re surrounded by people who are smiling, laughing, and self confident, as opposed to those who are grumpy, miserable, and discontent. Be willing to keep an open mind and make choices that take you out of your comfort zone and force you to see things in a new way.

Life is unpredictable so learn to take it in stride and be willing to make changes. If you are serious about wanting to improve your health or become your own boss, I have an amazing opportunity that can support you in one or both areas. Contact me at (704) 819-3054 or rachel@wellnessridge.com to find out more and take a step in the right direction.

Surrounding Yourself with People who Drive your Success and Happiness

picture-quotes-happinessThe company you keep can make or break your day. Think about how it makes you feel to be surrounded with like-minded individuals with whom you share common interests, goals, and perspectives. Then consider how it makes you feel to be surrounded by people who you can’t see eye-to-eye with and who bring you down. Negative people can be very draining and leave you feeling exhausted and frustrated.

In both your personal and professional life, there can be advantages to re-evaluating your relationships. Every potential client may not be a great fit for your business, or someone you used to hang out with may no longer have as much in common. Once you start surrounding yourself with the right kind of people, you will notice a difference in your health, happiness, and success. But how do you know who these people are or where to find them?

  1. Have a clear vision

Before you get to know other people, get to know yourself. Stop defining yourself by what everyone else thinks you are or should be. Determine what makes you happy and what kind of life you want to be leading. If you’re unhappy in your job, it may be time for a change. What is it that you like the most and least? What do you envision as the ideal situation? How can you get yourself there? If you’re unhappy in your relationship, try to figure out why. What changes can you put in place to turn things around?

It is helpful to have a clear idea of where you are headed so you can surround yourself with people who will help you to get there, not hold you back.

  1. Recognize that not every relationship is healthy

Stand up for what you believe in. Don’t let others push you into doing things that you’re not comfortable with. If a partnership or client doesn’t seem right for your business, listen to your gut; it may not be. You can’t please everyone all the time, and trying to do so can be detrimental to your business and personal success. Associate yourself with people who are attracted to you for who you are and what you have to offer.

  1. Keep an open mind

Great opportunities can come in unexpected ways. Follow your vision and put yourself out there. Start connecting with others who are on a similar path. Look for those relationships that motivate and inspire you. Be clear in what you want and avoid making too many sacrifices in order to please. But at the same time, allow yourself to be flexible and give others a chance. Evaluate how the relationship fits within the bigger picture.

Change takes time. As you begin reshuffling your priorities, setting new goals, meeting diverse people, and working toward improving your happiness and success, you will notice the positive impact it has on your life. If you are ready to break out of your rut and stretch your wings as an entrepreneur, I have an amazing business opportunity for you. Be your own boss, enjoy a flexible schedule, boost your income, surround yourself with other incredible people, and stand behind a product you believe in. Take back control and learn to live more abundantly. Contact me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or by calling (704) 819-3054 to find out more and start surrounding yourself with the right kind of people.

Turn Negativity Around and Embrace a Brighter Outlook


How happy or unhappy you are depends a lot on how you see the world and the situations you find yourself in. Think about what a difference it makes in your day when things are going well and you are positive versus when things seem to be going wrong and you are in a bad mood. Believe it or not, even if you can’t control the situation, you can change how you respond and how you let it affect you.

The next time you find yourself in a slump and negativity is taking over, try some of these strategies and see what a difference they can make:

Be realistic about the situation. What is it that is making you unhappy? Is it something that you can reasonably control? Learn to recognize when you need a change. As Albert Einstein once said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If you’re not willing to be honest with yourself and make the effort to change your situation, it will continue to make you unhappy. If you’re miserable at your job, maybe it’s time to start looking for a new one.

Look for the silver lining. It’s always there, even in the worst of circumstances. Make it a point when you are having a bad day to identify some positives. They don’t have to be complex. The point is to change the way you are looking at things and force yourself to see some good. Maybe it’s the fact that the sun is shining after a day of rain or you got your kids off to school without an argument.

Talk yourself up. Use positive words and phrases. It may not seem like much at first, but keep it up and it can boost your mood. When you’re tempted to say something negative, turn it around. Also, surround yourself with positive people. Their influence can be uplifting and rub off on you. It’s hard to stay unhappy when those around you are cheery and making the best of things. The company you keep can make a big difference.

Choose a positive affirmation. Select a quote or phrase that is meaningful to you and repeat it to yourself each morning and throughout the day when you’re feeling stressed. Starting off with a smile and a motivating quote can change how you face the day. It can help you to clear and calm your mind and respond to a situation rather than reacting.

Find what makes you happy – and unhappy. Knowing yourself and how different circumstances affect you can help you to choose a more positive outlook. As much as possible, avoid putting yourself in situations that you know will have a negative influence. Make time to do things you enjoy to unwind and enhance your mental health. This can help you to approach challenging situations in a better frame of mind.

You are in control of how you let things affect you. Turn your life around by embracing a brighter outlook and replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. Whether you’re looking for a new job opportunity, a way to boost your health, or help finding a daily affirmation, I am here to help. Email me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or call (704) 819-3054 for more information and get started transforming yourself today.

Thought-Provoking Questions to make you Rethink your Health

rethink-wl-planThe human body is an amazing thing. It brings us life and keeps us going day after day, even after all of the stress and rigor that we put it through. Sometimes the body heals itself without us even realizing it. But other times we are made aware that something is not right. In an ideal world, we would not suffer from illness, infection, or injury, but in reality, we do.

Have you ever wondered why you get sick, or do you just take it in stride, assuming that it’s part of life? When winter comes, you get a cold, the flu, bronchitis, or strep throat and think it’s part of the season. If you develop diabetes, migraines, or cancer, it’s something out of your control. But there are reasons behind all of these conditions. I challenge you to start questioning your health this year and taking a closer look at your choices and lifestyle.

Listening to your Body

Take the time to listen to your body and hear what it is saying. Our bodies are designed to ward off sickness and heal from the inside out. Then why are you getting sick year after year? Maybe it’s because you’re not fueling your body with the right foods or getting the proper balance of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Perhaps you’re not drinking enough water or getting enough sleep. If you’re constantly pushing your body and living in a state of high stress, you’re taking away from your ability to be as healthy as you could be.

Aches, pains, illness, and infection are your body’s sign that there is something wrong. Pills are just a temporary solution and often overlook the underlying issue. They may fight the bacteria, virus, or inflammation, but it can come back if you don’t start making other changes. I’m not saying that you should never take medication, but there are often other solutions as well.

Making Changes

Our lifestyles have a lot to do with how we feel. Physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and mental health are major factors in how our body functions. Stop and consider how you are treating your body and how it responds.

  • Strive to create a diet that is rich with fresh fruits and vegetables and lean protein rather than processed foods. Cut back on sugar and starches and consider supplements if you know your diet is lacking.
  • Get moving. Your body is not made to stay sedentary. Engage in activities that get your heart pumping, blood flowing, and muscles stretching. This can help to ward off illness as well as injury because it stimulates your body to release toxins and enhances circulation.
  • Reduce stress to help yourself feel calmer and ease tension. Spend time with family and friends doing things you enjoy. Meditate and do yoga to clear your mind and regain focus and energy.

The more you focus on making conscious changes to boost your health, the better you will begin to feel. Support your body in healing itself and making you as strong and healthy as you can be. Start with small changes and work your way up. Take things one day at a time.

If you’re looking for support and motivation, email me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or call (704) 819-3054 to find out how I can help. With nutrition and exercise coaching as well as a multitude of Isagenix® products to help you release fat, increase energy, boost immunity, and enhance your overall wellbeing, I can help you to start the year off right and become a better version of yourself.

Feeling Sluggish? Increase your Energy!

young woman awaking up early in the morningIf you find yourself dragging at certain times of the day – or maybe even all day – it may be time to incorporate some changes into your routine to enhance your energy. When you feel fatigued, it can affect your concentration and productivity. You may also find that you get frustrated more quickly. Many people turn to caffeine or sugar as a pick-me-up, but this can actually backfire. Once the effects wear off it can leave you feeling worse and lead to spikes and dips in your blood sugar.

For more effective ways of feeling reinvigorated, consider some of the following:

Eat a nutritious breakfast – It can be tempting to skip out on breakfast when you’re in a hurry, but this can rob your body of much needed energy. After resting all night, your body needs fuel to push through the day. Start your morning off right with a nutritious and filling breakfast that contains protein and an assortment of vitamins and nutrients. Or you could have a nutritionally complete IsaLean® Shake as a meal replacement. These options will give your body a kick start and help you feel more energized. Continue to fuel your body throughout the day with healthy protein incorporated into snacks and meals.

Get moving – When you feel yourself start to lose your zip, take a break and get up and move around. A brisk walk gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing. Getting some fresh air can help to awaken your senses as well. Some people find that a morning workout is beneficial for boosting energy and helping them to feel more motivated.

Meditate – Although this sounds counterproductive, it can have a very positive effect. Sitting to meditate for a few minutes can clear your mind, refocus your energy, and help you power through your day. With all of the stimulation you are exposed to on a regular basis, finding peace and serenity can be just what you need to re-energize.

Enhance your diet – Rather than reaching for another cup of coffee or a sugary snack, integrate more natural and healthy alternatives into your diet. Want More Energy?® is a delicious drink powder that infuses your water with powerful vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes that it needs for energy. This is especially beneficial after working out or when you’re feeling stressed. Ionix® Supreme is another refreshing beverage that alleviates stress and fatigue to keep you feeling stronger and healthier. And when you’re working out, the e+ energy shot gives you a boost of energy to power through your workout and support performance.

Cut out excess caffeine and sugar – These only serve as a temporary energy-booster and the effects will soon wear off. Also, a sudden increase in sugar can cause your blood sugar to spike and then later fall once it wears off leaving you feeling more fatigued than before. It is healthier to maintain a more stable blood sugar and fill your body with whole grains, lean proteins, and an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables to keep it fueled and feeling strong.

Treat your body right by taking steps to increase your energy more naturally and reduce fatigue. To find out more about how Isagenix can help or for support in setting up your own exercise routine and healthy eating plan, email me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or call (704) 819-3054. Make the most of each day and look and feel your best.

Creating a Clear and Lasting Vision for 2015

New Year's ResolutionsThe New Year is a time to reflect on the past and prepare for the future. While many people start off with good intentions, they slowly lose their drive and focus as time moves on. What started out as going to the gym four days a week and packing healthy lunches eventually becomes an occasional gym trip and trying to plan ahead with meals. Starting work early to get ahead becomes arriving just on time. Creating a clear vision for what you want to achieve and setting up supports to keep you motivated and on track can make a beneficial difference in your progress and success.

If you want to get started on the right foot and boost your drive, here are some strategies to consider:

  • Create vision boards

Find inspiring pictures and quotes that remind you of what you’re working toward. Make a different board for each goal you set and place them where you’ll be able to see them. When you feel your energy lagging, take some time to reflect on your board and reinvigorate your push to succeed.

  • Incorporate daily affirmations

Create a few daily affirmations that really resonate with you and speak to what motivates you. Post them throughout your home or office and read them frequently. Reminding yourself of these positive thoughts can boost your mood and build your confidence. It can be a great pick-me-up, especially when you’re busy and may lose focus.

  • Surround yourself with like-minded individuals

Accountability is a big part of staying on track with your goals. Partner up with others who share similar visions. Together you can inspire one another, discuss tips and strategies for continuing your progress, and hold one another accountable. When someone is counting on you and you on them, it can keep you motivated and less likely to let yourself slack off.

  • Find a program that works for you

Whether you want to advance your education or lose weight, it’s important to find a program that works for you and where you have some buy-in. If you have trouble getting excited and following through from the start, it will be more difficult to keep up later on. Embracing a program that you believe in and stand behind can make achieving your goals easier and something you are eager to stay on top of.

Isagenix® can be a great way to improve your health, release fat, and increase your energy. The program is simple to follow, incorporates nutritionally-balanced and natural products, and can help you build healthier you in the New Year. In addition, I offer nutrition and exercise consulting to support you in meeting your goals and staying on track. You will see and feel the difference it makes in your body and overall health.

Stay focused and push yourself to achieve more this year by immersing yourself in a positive and motivating environment. Set realistic goals and be inspired daily as you progress. Personal, professional, and health goals are not out of your reach with a little strategic planning. To find out more about how I can help you achieve your health goals this year with Isagenix, call me at (704) 819-3054 or email rachel@wellnessridge.com.

4 Ways to Boost your Immune System for Better Health

intro-119170454-healthy-life-freeway-exit-signWinter is upon us and this is typically the season when many people develop colds, the flu, or other illnesses. While your body has natural defenses to ward off these germs and viruses, there are many things that can leave them weaker. Some common causes of sickness include unbalanced hormones, chemicals from foods, lack of sleep, household toxins, poor nutrition, and radiation from electronics. At the same time, there are some simple ways that you can work to boost your immune system and help your body to fight off illness and stay healthier.

Ramp up your Diet

The foods we eat play a significant role in our health. It is important to ensure that you are eating well-balanced meals that incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. This will help to provide necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients more naturally and reduce risk of deficiency. Certain foods can be very beneficial, such as those that are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals that can contribute to illness.

Drinking two ounces of Cleanse for Life each morning or before bed can safely and gently remove toxins from the cells in your body. Also, the undenatured whey protein in IsaLean shakes increase production of Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that supports immune health and the release of toxins.

Decrease Stress

Too much stress can suppress your immune system making you more susceptible to illness. Yoga, meditation, exercise, and essential oils are great ways to reduce stress and tension and clear your mind. Staying active is a great way to burn off excess energy and keep your blood flowing. Moderate exercise can actually help to boost your immune system as well as providing other health benefits. Even light stretching can be beneficial.

Placing one drop of lavender oil on the bottom of each foot at night or one drop of frankincense in the morning can calm your body and mind. In addition, Ionix Supreme can be taken in the morning or throughout the day and is beneficial for supporting the body in recovering from the effects of stress. There’s also nothing quite like curling up with a good book and a cup of green tea to feel more relaxed.

Get Adequate Sleep

While you sleep, your body has a chance to start repairing and healing. This can improve your chances of warding off illness and is good for your body. When you get too little sleep and keep pushing yourself, it increases stress responses and continues to take a toll on your immune system. Make it a point to set a sleep schedule and try to stick to it. If you have trouble falling asleep, spray one to three squirts of Sleep Spray in your mouth before bed to reset your circadian rhythm, achieve deep REM sleep, and wake up feeling more rested.

Try Supplements

There are many herbal and vitamin supplements that can help enhance your immune system. Isamune® Plus with Zinc is a simple way to naturally support your immune system. It contains zinc, Echinacea, bovine colostrum, and other immunoglobulins to help keep you healthier. C-Lyte vitamin C plus antioxidants is another great way to provide 24-hour immune support. Both are easy to stash in your bag, so even if you’re traveling, you have them on hand.

Kick your immune system up a notch with these simple strategies and enjoy the benefits of feeling better. I can also assist you in creating a daily affirmation to give thanks for your health and get you in the right frame of mind, or support you in engaging in meditation so you can feel the benefits. For more tips or to find out how to integrate other Isagenix® products into your lifestyle to enhance your health, email me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or call (704) 819-3054. Get started by incorporating more fruit into your holiday meal with this delicious apple-cherry pie!

Maintaining Healthy Habits While Traveling

travelingMany people use the holidays as a time to gather with family and friends. Unless they live nearby, this often requires traveling and possibly staying in a hotel. But don’t let this change of routine and surroundings throw your healthy lifestyle out the window. There are still plenty of ways that you can remain active and health conscious even while on the go.

  • Keep moving: If you have a long road trip ahead, stop for stretch breaks to reenergize yourself. Take a brisk walk around the airport while waiting for your flight. At hotels, use the stairs instead of the elevator once you’ve dropped off your luggage. There are plenty of opportunities to get in some quick exercise if you take advantage of your surroundings. Many hotels also have pools or workout centers that are free for guests to use. Wake up a little earlier and get in your exercise before your busy day gets underway.
  • Drink water: Keeping yourself hydrated is essential. Keep a case of water in the car or hotel room for easy access. Stash one in your purse for when you’re on the go. Dehydration can make you feel more sluggish, lead to headaches, give you muscle cramps, and affect your eating. Have a full glass of water before every meal to help yourself feel fuller and curb overeating.
  • Pack healthy snacks: Resist the urge to buy processed snacks high in sugar, sodium, carbohydrates, and other ingredients just because you’re on the go. Plan ahead and stock up on fresh fruit, yogurt, nuts, and other healthy options. Isagenix® offers a wide range of low calorie, nutritious snacks to curb your appetite and boost your health such as Whey Thins and SlimCakes. Individually packaged, they are perfect to throw in your bag for when you’re traveling.
  • Make healthier meal choices: Just because you are being more conscious of your health does not mean that you can’t enjoy a meal out every now and then. Look over the menu for options that include fresh fruits and vegetables, are steamed or baked instead of fried, and are not laden with sauces or dressings. If you know that you are going to have a larger dinner, consider drinking an IsaLean® Shake for breakfast and/or lunch. These meal replacements are only 240 calories but are nutritionally complete. If the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast, choose fresh fruit, eggs, or oatmeal instead of pastries, pancakes, bacon, or sausage.

Remember that you are still in control of what you put in your body. While your meal plan may not be perfect, there are certainly options that are healthier than others. Planning ahead can help you to better prepare for various situations and ensure you have healthy snacks or meal choices. If staying with friends or family, it can be easier to stick to a more normal routine. Find time to stay active while still enjoying your time away and the company of friends and relatives.

To find out more about how Isagenix can help you to boost your health and wellbeing, contact me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or by calling (704) 819-3054. In addition, I can guide you in making healthier meal decisions and arranging an exercise plan that works with your needs. For a delicious side dish for your next holiday gathering, consider Souffléed Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary.