Body Appreciation

It’s Not About the Bikini


I hope you had a super, fabulous summer.  I don’t know about you, but I always feel a mix of sadness and excitement when summer comes to an end.  I will miss the playful, spontaneous feeling that summer brings… Continue reading

Don’t Leave Her Off Your Gratitude List


With Thanksgiving coming up, sharing what we are grateful for comes naturally. While it is easy to express gratitude for our family, friends, and favorite things, we often leave out one special person.


We take her for granted.… Continue reading

The “Not Good Enough Blues” Almost Stole My Joy


This weekend I participated in an all women’s sprint triathlon. It was the first time in 5 years that I competed in a swim/bike/run event.


Standing in front of the gorgeous lake before sunrise, I was flooded with… Continue reading

Three Simple, but necessarily easy ways to start Befriending Your Body


As a recovered body hater, binge eater, and yo-yo dieter I am thrilled and grateful to be able to share tips on how to “Befriend Your Body.” A few years ago, if anyone would have told me that I… Continue reading

When Was the Last Time You Thanked Yourself?

Gratitude. We hear about it all the time.

Taking the time to appreciate all the wonderful things in our lives.


Beyond the basic thank you letter, the first time I heard about keeping a gratitude practice was many years… Continue reading

A Kindergarten Tale and the Power of Words


Happy Spring! Right now we are on Spring Break. Everyone needs a break. If you ask my kindergartener, he would tell you how his class works harder than everyone.


He often tells me “kindergarten is so hard, all… Continue reading

Being Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard

I just returned from an amazing, inspiring alumni conference from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). I feel incredibly blessed every time I have the opportunity to be around my Health Coaching community.


Before I went to IIN I… Continue reading

The Day I Knew My Body Was Amazing

Ten years ago today I was swimming in the pool at my gym. I was nine months pregnant and I loved to swim, not because I was getting great exercise, but because it was one of the rare times I… Continue reading

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Ann Jenkins