Did You Know?

Most people start out on a new diet with great enthusiasm only to find that sometimes it’s too difficult and they end up throwing in the towel. 

Are you that person?

I used to be that person. 

Many people who come to see me have also been that person. 

The difference?

I teach people a way of life, not a diet. 

Diets typically don’t teach you anything. Except to restrict calories, count points or eat small, prepackaged meals. 

In all of the above scenarios, most are not teaching you ANYTHING. 

And more importantly, you don’t realize the stuff that you are eating is actually detrimental to your health. 

So. You may lose weight. 

But you’re also losing your health. 

By way of the food you are eating. 

Food is the single most important influence on our health. 

Those of you that know me, know that I like add humor where possible. 

My conversations in my head with some people. 


Or


Or


I hear and see this all of the time. 

I teach people a way of life that is truly sustainable. 

It starts with learning what’s in your food and how to create balance. 

There are over 140 people who have met with me and made these changes. 

I have new ones that I meet with each week. 

And the comments range from:

“I thought I ate healthy until you showed me otherwise…”

“I thought that was healthy!”

“I had no idea!”

To

“I’m so excited to start this process and feel better!

And so on and so on. 

Yesterday morning, someone brought it to my attention that a question was asked in a local swap group on Facebook about looking for a nutritionist (which I am not) to help with meal planning and a change in diet. 

I am not in that group, but I was also told that I was mentioned by three different people in that post. 

So the word is getting out. 

But of course I’d like for it to get out a bit more. 

I opened my storefront almost six months ago. I have hundreds of cars drive by daily. 

Most people have zero idea of the hidden gem that is located in this small town of Metamora. 

Truly. 

I offer a wonderful variety of hard to find foods, I love talking with people about their health and how I can help them as well as the educational workshops that have and can happen in that spot. 

Haven’t seen it?


Stop in and introduce yourself. 

Visit my Facebook page for my hours and contact info. 

Savethekitchens, LLC

If you truly want change, I’m your girl. 

You can also visit my website and click on MEET to learn more about me as well as Rachel, my Functional Medicine Specialist. 

We both love helping people. 

And now you know. 

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What’s in Your Cart?

I hear the commercial for a credit card when they ask, “what’s in YOUR wallet!?”

They care about getting their credit card into your wallet. 

I ask you, “what’s in your cart?” As in grocery cart. Of course. 

Because that is what I care about. 

I’ve been at this health coach business for nearly two years. 

I have people all across the board come to me. 

Examples:

Marge, who has zero knowledge about what this lifestyle is about. 

(I’m her girl to show her the way)

Suzy, who has tried every diet out there and has gleaned a bit of info on health here and there, but cannot put the whole picture together. 

(I’m her girl to show her the way)

Dorothy, who believes she eats healthy yet has a series of health issues. 

(I’m her girl to show her the way)

Food. 

It’s the single most important part of better health. 

You are what you eat. 

You’ve heard that. 

It’s TRUE. 

The cells in our body…resemble the food that we eat. 

Which do yours resemble?


Now I realize that you could be somewhere in the middle. 

I like to be a bit exaggerated in my visual presentations. 

My cart doesn’t look like the top one. 

All veggies!?  Nope. 

But certainly no junk foods like the years previous to my own health transformation. 

I coupon shopped. 

I recently posted this in my Facebook group and someone commented that these were the foods that coupons are offered for. 

Exactly!


To make a very long story short, if you aren’t ready for the big jump of meeting with me for a private consultation (I highly advise that you do…it’s where the real magic happens), then attend my very informative workshop called, “SavingYourGroceryCart.”

You learn simple info to get the education process started. 

What. Is. Healthy. 

There is so many mixed messages out there and that is what frustrates people the most. 

I’m not claiming to know it all. 

But I know enough to help you. 

I’ve helped a few hundred if you add up my personal clients along with the multiple workshop/speaking engagements/corporate events that I’ve held. 

The workshop that I’m offering on this upcoming Thursday, Sept. 21st will include, like it always does, info packets that will be discussed and you’ll be able to take home, along with a hands on activity. 

I make it fun!

And I always throw out this disclaimer:

“I’m not trying to terrify you…I certainly don’t live terrified!”

But there are a lot of “wows” being said under people’s breath as I unfold the info. 

It’s not just the names that you can’t pronounce that we are looking for in our foods. Many people tell me that. 

It’s so much more. 

You’ll walk away with enough knowledge to begin your own healthy journey. 

Sign up today to reserve your spot. 

I promise you won’t regret it. 

And bring a friend!  

What About Now

Today is a gift. 


We can think about yesterday and worry about tomorrow, but what about today. 

What about now. 

It’s a gift. 

So, let me ask you this, “What are you doing with this gift called today?”

Almost three years ago, I did not purposely set out to save my own kitchen, per se. 

But it happened. 

Two years ago, I set out to save (maybe) a few kitchens. 

It’s now over 125 kitchens. 

I have consistently worked with about 10-20 people per month and the end result is most often the same. 

Really good. 

Take Annette for example. 

She completed her thirty days just recently and met with me for her followup on Wednesday. 

All. Good. Stuff. 

Before seeing me, she did her very best to eat “healthy.”

She suffers from an autoimmune disease and stumbled upon a Facebook ad, featuring yours truly. 

(Don’t you love it)

(I love it)

There are no coincidences in my book. 

Anyhow. 

We sat through a consultation and that’s where the eye opening begins. 

After almost two hours of a beautiful conversation together, she left that day armed with knowledge and some material to help get her started. 

She. Was. So. Excited. 

I’m always excited when people come see me and want to go down this path with me. 

I already know what’s up ahead for them. 

Fast forward to Wednesday. 

The words she spoke keep ringing in my ear, “I finally found hope, where after many years of just coping with the pain, I can see things a bit clearer.”

She is not pain free but has seen much improvement. 

And she knows so much more. About food. About how it affects her. And what she really needs to thrive. 

And she is now anxious to meet with Rachel. 

I get asked often about what a FM person does/is. 

This is what Rachel does/is versus conventional med. 


I am truly thrilled to watch the rest unfold for her. Just as I am with each person. 

I look around at people that began with me a year ago and can hardly recognize many of them. 

They are in the best health they have been in years. 

Doug is over 100# down. 

Ronda and her daughter Clarissa are  rocking it (they don’t weigh often but look so completely different from this time last year). They shine brighter and look amazingly healthier. 

Stephanie words were almost identical to Annette. She gets it! 

And so on and so on. 

They’ve done the hard work. 

They’ve stayed the course.

I met with a couple yesterday for a their followup to 60 days with me. 

Another THRILLING testimony. 

Eyes opened. 

Can’t ever look at food and labels the same. 


(Don’t you love it)

(I love it)

He especially had struggled with his weight off and on for the past several years and had tried many different approaches to losing it, only to regain and become totally frustrated. 

No more. 

He gets it. 

So, as each one comes my way, I often feel like this. 


What about you. 

What about now. 

Your gift is waiting. 


Health Coach Life

Yes, I’m a health coach. 

No, not that kind. 

You know, the kind that sells a MLM product and the person instantly become someone in charge of better health. 

Ahem….leading others astray. 😲

While there may be good MLM products to improve health (I’ve yet to discover one myself), I’m not that coach. 

It’s mostly why I am not thrilled with the title “health coach”. 

But what’s a girl to do. 

It’s what I am…but in the true sense. 

I’ve studied and passed exams. 

Researched. 

Educating myself and others on what is truly healthy. 

Makes a difference. 

I shared this on Instagram this morning. 

What does this whole health coaching look like?

Sorta like this. 



And sometimes like this. 

Don’t worry, it’s okay. 


If you know me at all, I’m super visual in everything that I do. 

From my SavingYourGroceryCart workshops, to my consults and daily texting with my peeps. 

For a health coach to be able to help a person understand this journey, it should look like this. 

Educating 😱

Educating πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Educating 😳

Putting into practiceπŸ‘‡πŸΌ

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πŸš«πŸ¦πŸŸπŸ•πŸžπŸ©πŸ­πŸͺ🍰🚫

Guiding πŸ–πŸ»πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘ŽπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Cheering on πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

It’s not always easy and it’s not always pretty. 

But if you truly want it, I’m your girl to get you moving in the right direction and keep you there…to the best of my ability. 

I’ve got over 125 people that I’ve now worked with one on one. 

I kinda, sorta know a few things about helping men/women, younger/older, all sizes and personalities. 

I’m.  Not. Perfect. 

Isn’t that a relief?!

I have flaws. πŸ™€

Isn’t that a relief!?

I tell you the truth.  πŸ˜†

About your journey AND mine. 

Isn’t that a relief!?

Okay. You get it. 

I’ve got four new consultations this week and I know many who are still like this. 


It’s okay. 

I know you’ll be ready soon. 

And when you are, I will be there for you. 

It Was Grand πŸŽ‰

Once upon a time, a girl named Shari set out on a journey to health. 

Now she saves kitchens. 

And it’s not thee end. 

It’s just the beginning. 

After being open for just two months, I had my grand opening, which included my ribbon cutting. 

Here are some highlights. 



It was truly grand. 

How many people came through?


From my recollection of people combined with door prize slips filled out, that’s what I counted. Could be more. To me, that is pretty incredible. 

Food demos, small teachings and a whole lot of chatting, taste testing and shopping. 

It was more than I dreamt. 

And then this last Sunday, it hit the local newspaper.  


There is a plan and it continues to unfold. 

I’m just being utilized in a way that I’ve been created and now sharpened. 

To help others is truly my vision and passion. 

I’m a blessed girl, in more ways than one. 

Because I’m allowed to do what it is that I do. 

Health & Wellness, STK Style

I’m settled in!

STK has been in its new, storefront location offficially for a month. 

Wow. What FUN that’s been. 

I’ve got lots to say, so grab another cup of coffee or glass of water or whatever your favorite, unsweetened beverage of choice is. 

Many of my readers aren’t on any social media, so I’ll bring them up to speed on all of The Who and The What. 

Yesterday’s post on my Facebook business page:


Over ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE people, kitchens, families, grocery carts, plates….

I can’t even do the math anymore. 

Let’s just say that’s A TON (probably literally) of weight, a whole lot LESS meds and a whole mess of junk food standing still on the grocery store shelves. 


Doug is down ONE HUNDRED POUNDS since last August. 

Ronda is ROCKING it and even though she doesn’t own a scale, it’s completely obvious that she has totally transformed her life, dropping quite a bit of weight and looking healthy at 49! 

Hmmmmm…..that sounds very familiar. 😎

Lisa sent me this text last week:


Amazing. 

Testimonies on every level. 

Chris was a recent referral and after her first 30 days, she lost 20 pounds and FOUR notches on visceral fat (I’ve got that fancy scale that reads all sorts…including your metabolic age 😳). 

Her journey has just begun and I know that GREAT and WONDERFUL things have already happened and will continue to happen. 

I. Love. It. 

2 1/2 years ago I could have never imagined this. 

Those are just a few of my peeps. 

Sue is someone that hired me for two stints of 30 days a few months ago. 

The communication that we had was outstanding and today, she is a new person when it comes to her thinking and doing (food wise). 

So proud. 

Of each and every one. 

You’ve got to WANT IT. 

You’ve got to COMMUNICATE with me. 

You’ve got to LISTEN. 

And you’ve got to DO IT. 

The RIGHT WAY. 

I’ve got radar that hears all within 500 yards of me. 

I can’t help it. 

Them: “I’m on this new diet” 

Me: πŸ™„

Them: “I’m eating zero carbs and the weight is falling off.”

Me: πŸ™„

Them: “My friend is doing Nutrisystem.”

Me: πŸ™„

Them: “I’m doing these special shakes, what do you think?”

Me: πŸ™„

See the pattern?

But. 

I have people reaching out on a consistent basis. They have tried it all and want a REAL lifestyle change. 

I’m your girl. 


So, what about this new place?

It’s super cool. 

Take a peek for yourself. 


I get up every day and am like, “pinch me.”

I’ve worked for other people since 2001ish. 

And I loved the people and the opportunities. 

But I’ve always had in the back of my mind, “if it was my business, I’d do it like this _______.”

Well, Shari Walls, now you do and now you can. 

I am a member of both local Chamber of Commerces (Lapeer and Metamora — actually, my app for the latter was just submitted). 

I’ve joined a local chapter of a networking group, BNI. 

And my GRAND OPENING is slated for July 11th. 


I’ll have lots of great things in store for that day. 

There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

I’ll cry. 

You would too!

Most recently, I introduced a new addition to STK. 


Meet Rachel Fitchett, (with a whole LOT of initials after her name). 

She’s my Functional Medicine Specialist that is now on board with me to work with my people that need further assistance after their kitchen is cleaned up. 

Functional Medicine. 

I have studied it and believe in it 1,000%. 

People, it’s what we are eating and exposing ourselves too that changes EVERYTHING. 

We go in circles with our health:


Rachel and I are not miracle workers….but we are in the business of seeing them happen. 

Together, we make a great team in this area. 

It takes work. It’s takes a solid plan. It takes guidance. And it takes COMMITMENT. 

It won’t work if you don’t have that recipe. 

I’m just so thrilled with the last 20 months of business. 

And I’m SUPER THRILLED with the direction it’s going. 

I set out to save a few kitchens. 

And SavingKitchens is EXACTLY what I’m doing. 

Who is next!?

STK, SavingKitchens & SaveTheKitchens

They are all one in the same and most people recognize them as such. 

But let’s break each one down. 

SaveTheKitchens is my legal business name. It’s from this very blog, which I started in August 2015 to educate people. That’s it. 


Who knew!?

STK became short for that πŸ‘†πŸΌ.  I have this bunch of incredibly awesome (mostly) ladies that are proud to say that they are part of the #stkarmy. 


We have so much fun, by the way, at STK Roundup. 

STK is used often, mostly because it’s quick to type out. 


(I do love using that πŸ‘†πŸΌπŸ™Š). 

And then, SavingKitchens. 

It’s what I’ve branded strongly and now use the most. 

It started out as a title for my first cookbook, that I literally threw together, wondering if I’d sell 40 or so copies. 

Over 500 copies to date have landed on kitchen counters all over the place …


SavingKitchens also ended up on my Jeep and some STK apparel last fall. 


And it’s now going on a sign on the front of my new space. 



Look out Metamora, THIS is what’s happening in our town. 

I say all that to say this:

I don’t mean to confuse people, but I’m sure I do. 

My website is http://www.savethekitchens.com, where you can purchase my cookbooks (I’ve got 2 now), titled SavingKitchens and SavingKitchens2. 

My Facebook business page is SaveTheKitchens and my Facebook group is SavingKitchens. 

Also, my Instagram account is SavingKitchens. 

And now, my storefront will be called SavingKitchens, where you can consult with me, hire me as your personal health/wellness coach and purchase STK cookbooks, shelves of STK approved food, as well as sign up for an educational workshop and attend STK Roundup. 

By the way, I’ll have something super cool on a wall inside that will tell each person as they walk in what I’m about, what I do, am doing and any upcoming events. 

This is soooooo different than what most would expect. 

Because I’m different in many ways and have been from the beginning. 

Someone told me the other day that she believes this new venture will be so successful, especially because I’m actually training people in this lifestyle, not just selling “healthy” food (certainly not questionable food either). 

I. Cannot. Wait. 

I’m placing my orders for goods, many of them are unique and I’m also having custom made shelving, my front counter and an absolutely gorgeous kitchen island to teach and whip up good recipes from. 


Tentatively opening the doors the first weekend in May. 

Recently, having to give out my business name and/or website info to people, a few have mistakenly left of the s at the end of SaveTheKitchens. 

Like this: SaveTheKitchen. 

In correcting them, I point out the fact that I’m not saving A KITCHEN, but MANY KITCHENS, hence the S. 

It’s what I do. 


Oh. One more thing. 

Someone kinda special may make an appearance at my grand opening. 

Here’s a hint. 


Who else has this much fun doing what they love ❀️. 

Mixed Signals

The messages out there today, in TVland and the worldwide web, including social media, are all over the place when it comes to “healthy” or “dieting” or “loosing weight” (that’s commonly misspelled ALL the time…I purposely misspelled it) πŸ€”πŸ™„. 

Which way to go?

What’s the correct way?


Go?

Stop?

Go now?


πŸ‘†πŸΌThose are two of the best visuals for what I’m discussing. 

And you know I like visual when I am speaking or blogging.  

I love social media. 

Well. 

Mostly for my business now. 

I’m all over Facebook. 

Personal (I’ve got three grands to show off). 

My STK business page. 

My STK group. 

But as of early this year, you won’t find me spending anytime in my Facebook newsfeed. 

I just can’t. 

It seems weird. 

I became involved too much in every move everyone was making. 

I miss it. Sometimes. 

But it’s best, I’ve now learned, to keep me focused. 

Sooooooo many mixed signals in there…it began to drive me crazy. 

So I apologize that I miss so much. 

I tell my kids, if you want me to see it, tag me. 

I’m mostly spending time on Instagram. 

I browse there often. 

It’s different than Facebook. 

I have better control over what I see. 

I follow strong Christ followers, because I don’t like mixed signals…especially with that one. 

“I love Jesus” one post and then swearing or bashing others all over the place in the next. 

Hey. I’m not perfect, but I have pretty clear discernment. 

Too much nonsense. 

I follow foodie people, because that’s what I enjoy. 

Duh. 

I also follow conservative people, because that lines up with what and how I think. 

I’m completely NOT political in any of my posts. This culture that we live in is wayyyyy too hostile when it comes to that area. 

So anyway. 

Back to food. 

And to the post. 

What I do and have done πŸ‘‡πŸΌ


I try hard not to send mixed signals in all areas that I just discussed and I’ve worked very hard at branding who and what I am and stand for. 

SavingKitchens. 

People definitely know who I am and what it is that I do. 

Because of this πŸ‘‡πŸΌ


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Right!?

Every. Where. I. Go. 

People know this to be true about me. 

Talking to my mom the other day about where I’ve been lately and where I’m headed in STKland, she tells me that in talking with her neighbor about food, I was mentioned. 

Like, in how I’m the food police. 

“Does Shari know that?”

“Don’t tell STK.”

And a few others,

“Don’t let her find out..”

Yesterday, Mr STK and I spent the day with our two oldest sons and their families shopping in Birch Run, which is an outdoor outlet.  

Fun!

(this is Mr STK choosing a new lunchbox) πŸ˜³πŸ™„πŸ˜‚


We ran into a couple that we all mutually know and when food was brought up, the guy went to explain what he had to eat and then remembered I was standing there, “Well, ummmm….we won’t discuss what I ate..it wasn’t good.”

I just laughed. 

So used to that. 

It’s like I have an STKaura around me at all times. 


Branding success βœ”οΈ

But if you have followed me for any length of time, you already know this to be true. 

I’ll assume that you read my previous post about going big or staying home. 


But what I’m not excited about is again, all of the mixed signals. 

I sometimes give them off and don’t mean to. 

I have worked hard in the last six months to unbrand myself as just a weight loss coach. 

Because I’m so much more than that. 

Oh, I’ve got people losing (see, that’s the correct usage) weight all over the place. 

Let’s face it. We are a very overweight society. 

Most people need to shed a few pounds and that kickstarts the healthy. 

But I’m extremely interested in what is going on on the inside. 

Inflammation

Digestive

Sugar

And on and on. 

I just posted an article on fatty liver disease a few days ago. 

An alarming trend now. 

Too. Much. Sugar. 

http://drhyman.com/blog/2013/09/26/fatty-liver-90-million-americans/

So THIS is where I’m different and have been a huge success. 

I teach and lead people to success, the right way. 

Not by some gimmick. 

Not by some prepackaged foods or shakes. 

Certainly not counting stuff.  

You are what you eat. 

Oprah should stop lying to people and say THAT. 

Because THAT is where it’s at. 

(can someone tag Oprah…she still needs her kitchen saved). 

Back to social media. 

People are hyper concentrated on exercising. 

THAT’S GREAT.  

But, WHAT are you eating?

Many get it wrong, wrong, wrong. 

And then, on lovely Instagram..

People are giving and getting mixed signals. 

Some poor girl is -2 and +2 all of the time and now hasn’t posted in over a month. 

She probably gave up. 

Because SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. 

This was one of her food finds before she disappeared. Makes me sad. 

And, no surprise here:


Blind leading the blind. 

Do you know how many kitchens that I’ve saved, am saving and will be saving!?

The need is great. 

The harvest is ripe. 

And I’m grateful to do what I do. 

One last thing. 

Another gimmicky thing that is pushed in health circles. 

I posted a few days ago about it. 


My doctor friend, one of many of whose opinion I trust and respect, answered: 

That’s the verdict. 

When people meet me and work with me…they soon find out that I’m simple, yet effective. 

That’s why I’m now getting into my new location. 

Because I’ve got πŸ‘‡πŸΌ


And it won’t cause any confusion. 

I’m not “selling” or “pushing” things just to make a few bucks. 

Nope. 

STK

SaveTheKitchens 

SavingKitchens 

aka Shari. And that’s me.  

And if it’s in my new storefront, I’d eat it, read it and or use it. 

Boom. 


 

Go Big or Stay Home

Guess. What. 


That was me two weeks ago, when Mr STK and I decided it was time. 

Time for what?

For SavingKitchens to go big (or stay home?). 

Or is it go home. 

In my case, it would be stay home. 

I’ve been operating my business, with great success, right out of my home. 

100 plus cars have pulled up my long driveway and after an hour or two spent with me, pull away and BAM the person’s life already begins to change. 

I’ve had workshops and my biweekly STK Roundups here as well. 

My neighbors have to wonder what on earth I have going on over here.  

Sometimes I wonder as well. 


Who am I?

As I’ve said 52 trillion times, I am not who I was two and a half years ago. 

Well.  

I’m still Shari, wife of John (his identity has been stripped…he is only known as Mr STK or Papa now πŸ˜†), mother of four (plus) and grandma of three. 

You know the rest of the story. 

This past week, I’ve slept…hardly. 

My mind is in a thousand directions. 

Between my speaking events, workshops and now working on the final details of making this happen…


It’s quite exciting and very nerve wracking. 


See that space on the left?

Picture with me, if you will, a sign in that little peak, that looks kinda sorta like this:


I’ve branded more of that in the past six months than my legal business name, SaveTheKitchens.  

It’s on two cookbooks, the name of my Facebook group and also on my Jeep. 


A week ago, I was shopping in Kroger and soon after arriving back home, I had an email from a local chiropractor. 


Long story, short. 

A few days later, I met with her and her staff to give them a bit of background about myself as well as what this whole SavingKitchens is all about. 

Cool, right!?

So in the past week, I’ve been speaking in several public arenas about STK and am now able to announce the SUPER EXCITING news about its new location coming soon. 

Tonight, I’m here. 

Yep, that’s me on the door. 


I’ve also made friends with a wonderful young couple a few doors down that opened their chiropractic office up just a year ago. 

They are thrilled with what I’m doing and am now about to do. 

One year ago, I walked into the vitamins and herbal supplement store that I’ll now be RIGHT NEXTDOOR to and made great friends with them. 

Who knew!?

They have referred a few people to me already and I see a great relationship between all of us in moving ahead. 

So now the big question that people most want to know is this:

“Just what will your store be like?”

Well.  

A bit different, I hope. 

I’m a bit different. 

Both in my whole approach in helping people as well as how I’ve operated, well everything. 

I mean, SavingKitchens…THAT is kinda different, wouldn’t you agree!?

But it’s WHAT I do. 

Here’s a little clip on what I said about that recently. 

I’ve said this often, I am more service based. 

I help people by educating, assisting, supporting and encouraging. 

All action. 

So, I would like to think that a large part of my new location is in consulting. 

Come see me and a lot happens. 

I say that with great confidence. 

But. 

I have come to learn that when I meet with people, most are not familiar with the foods I’m suggesting, let alone what they look like or how to find them. 

A lightbulb went off quite some time ago. 


Put it all together and you have a small consulting/retail business. 

That’s me. 

I’ve got BIG ideas from what it will look like inside, what inventory that I carry (would you believe a wholesale company FELL into my lap?) as well as the workshops and meetings that can be held there. 

But. 

Here’s the but again. 


All along the way, it’s been extremely important to me to have a balance.  

I have a husband, kids and grands that are more important to me than all of this. 

And trust me when I say that ALL OF THIS is VERY important to me. 

I’ve been able to do all that I do and still make time for my family. 

I want to continue going the path that I’ve been led down.  

I will not be chained to my business. 

There are health food stores that are open early until late. 

That’s not how I’ll operate, at least in the beginning. 

I’m envisioning certain retail hours with consults and workshops by appointment/after hours. 

Make sense?

As I grow, I’ll hire. 

I already see that happening. 

It’s a wonderful time in my life and I’m extremely grateful to do all that I love and make such a difference in people’s lives. 

I gave my heart to the Lord exactly 14 years ago and as I’ve grown in that area of my life, He has now called and equipped me for all of this. 

So. With all of that said, I’ve been a bit busy, making things happen. 

Visiting nearly every local business, spreading the word as I ask for their services (bank, insurance, sign company, furniture store…etc). 

Most all are very intrigued and looking forward to visiting when I’m open. 

Right now, I’m shooting for a May grand opening. 

I need six of me in the meantime. 


In all seriousness, I get up (at the crack of dawn) each day, check off what I can and most often feel pretty accomplished. 

I’ve been called. 

So I’ve been equipped. 

I never dreamt that I would be doing all of this..but He knew all along. 

I woke up at 3am this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep.  

And because I’ve been pretty sleep deprived this past week, I tossed and turned a bit and thought to myself, “this is such a big scary step…should I really do it!?”

A short while later, I’m sipping my first cup of coffee and THIS nearly leapt off of my iPhone at me from an Instagram post:

Not a One-Size-Fits-All

Hello March!

Spring is upon us. 

And many are setting goals and looking ahead to summer. 

It’s good to have goals. 

I’ve recently set new ones for myself, as I’m fast approaching the last year of my 40’s. 

Gulp. 

But!  I’m healthier now than I was 10 years ago. 

So you may have followed me for a while. 
You know what I do and about how long I’ve been doing it. 

I may have even coached you. 

If I coached you anytime between November 2015 and July 2016, I’m a bit different. 

Even through early fall of 2016. 

Because I’ve coached so many and they are all so different, it’s equipped me to coach people in a significantly stronger approach. 


Many know of what I do, but what I want most people to recognize is that I’m so much more than a one size fits all food template. 

Yes, I start with a 30 day Reset. 

Teaches you the how and why. 

It’s needed to kick your cravings, change your tastebuds and even tackle the emotional attachment to certain foods. 

But I go deeper than that. 

I have for awhile. 

Many, many people are now walking around as living proof. 

A few have recently stayed, “it’s not that hard.”

Well, of course, now. 

They had to be shown. 

They had to be equipped. 

I just finished a follow up consult with someone that was referred to me. 

Kim, her husband and their three teens went through my STK-30DAY. 

They lost a combined total of 61 pounds. 

SIXTY-ONE!

She stated, “Between what you offer as a coach, your cookbook and your meal plans, it all works so well together.”

She is now eager to move forward. 

That’s where I take people. 

No. Going. Back. 

And there continues to be many new people who have been reaching out to me in this new year because of it. 

From a 19 year old to a 73 year old. 

Age doesn’t matter. 

People want to learn a healthy lifestyle. 

I just received material from a functional medicine practitioner to help me better understand the areas that I’m helping people in. 

I’ve come to realize that there is much MORE to what I can do. 

Tweak things for each individual. 

Areas that I will be brushing up my skills:

  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune
  • Weight Loss Struggles
  • Thyroid
  • Heart Disease
  • Depression

I came to realize early on that all of those mentioned above have to do with the food you eat. 

And A LOT happens when you do my 30-Day Reset. 

If you follow me on Facebook, I’ve stated (as well as many people who tag me) that so many are off meds. I’ve got doctors who want to send me their patients for a true nutritional education. 

I’ve had clients hire, rehire and then rehire me again. 

There’s VALUE in what I offer. 

They are proof. 

And then there’s my bi-weekly STK Roundup groups that I offer. 

I’ve tweaked that recently because I am much more than a weight loss program and didn’t want to line myself up with weight watchers meetings and the like. 

These are to further educate, direct and be with like minded people in this #stkarmy that’s been created. 

I’ve worked very hard at my business. 

And it’s paid off. 

But I have done things the right way. 

Took my own healthy journey (of a year at the time), received training and education and then more training and education. 

Putting that into practice with over 100 people. 

It’s very different than someone walking through a 30 day and then trying to coach others. πŸ€”

I love the doors that have been flung open and again, I don’t take that for granted and always point to the one that has called me and equipped me. 

#jesus

He’s called me to be different. 

And there’s the difference.