Finding Balance, an Interview with Julie Starr

Like two [nutritionist] ships passing in the night, Julie and I have probably found ourselves in the same Yoga and Barre classes, and have even held the same nutrition coaching position, but at different times. We FINALLY had the chance to sit down together and I had to capture the moment, as Julie talks about finding balance in her life as a business owner (x2) and mom. 

Her tips are so REAL and easy to implement - it's a must watch for anybody looking for simple ways to implement healthier habits for themselves and their children. Make sure you watch the end of the video - where Julie reveals her "They're Just Like Us" moment - an indulgent moment that proves, nutritionists are people too :).

Let's get the conversation started in the comments below - let us know what your favorite way to teach your kids about healthy eating and nutrition!


You can find Julie at Starr Nutrition or Starr Yoga, or on Instagram (@starrnutrition + @starryogabos).


Persist and Progress


A few nights ago I woke up from my sleep with this phrase in my head: Persist & Progress. I don't know where it came from, but I certainly knew why. Usually, my midnight thoughts are fleeting, but this was something I was meant to share.

You see, success, failure, happiness, sadness, anger, joy... it doesn't just happen to us.  It's there waiting for us.  And for some reason, it's easier to find the negative feelings than the positive ones. But that's not the point.

The point is that it's our responsibility to find those positive feelings. To set a goal - a vision for where we want to be; persist on that path and commit to progressing without getting distracted by all of the constant negativity that blocks us from getting to where we want to go.

The I'm-not-good-enough/smart-enough/funny-enough thoughts that live rent-free in our heads are just road blocks delaying our journey to whatever it is we're looking for.

So why did this thought come to me? Because I found myself drowning. Not literally, but figuratively in the i-can't-i-won't-i'm-sick-of-this-shit thoughts that were marinating my brain and then finding their way out through my eyeballs. It's been months - no years... actually pretty much my whole life since I wanted to start my own business, and now I'm going for it.

Yes, I am still working a full-time day job which makes this all a bit more challenging. But something inside of me came out to remind me, and now you, that we just need to persist and progress.

What are you progressing towards? Share in the comments below and start the first conversation on the blog!