Trick to Skip the Treats

by shawne 24 October 2015

With Halloween approaching quickly I grabbed a few ginormous sized bags of mini candies to dispense to the neighborhood kiddos. Through the years I have bought “healthy snacks” instead or bought them too early and eaten my fair share before October 31st. It was hard to control myself and then I would either wait until […]

Remember Balance in September

by shawne 31 August 2015

Hello Blogosphere.  Sorry to have neglected you for a while.  I’ve been out enjoying the beautiful summer.  I’ve also been working on our family’s new biz which opened its doors this past February.  There has been so much change this past year in terms of career, family health, and the kids both moving up from […]

December Weight Gain Smackdown

by shawne 22 December 2013

It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of the year.  There are still quite a few parties and celebrations in the coming two weeks!  There will be lots of family, fun, and fattening foods during this very festive season.  On December 10th, I hosted a LIVE teleclass called December Weight Gain Smackdown: […]

More Birkin Bag Than Birkenstock

by shawne 6 December 2013

What’s My Deal? Why the heck am I a health coach if I was NEVER passionate about nutrition or exercise? I have always had a tumultuous relationship with food. I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s as a latch-key kid raised on TV dinners and take-out. I loved my fake food! As an only […]

Why I 86’d My Scale…

by shawne 24 September 2013

As a lifelong dieter, I had grown dependent on seeing those digitized numerals that appeared between my big toes. Same routine each time: first thing in the morning, upon rising, but only after eliminating. Always prior to eating breakfast and consistently wearing the lightest pair of underwear I had. The numbers on that scale could […]

The Skinny on Fat

by shawne 22 July 2013

Here is what the experts have to say: Fat In the book, Engine2 Engine, written by Rip Esselstyn, his assertion that we should avoid all fats, good or bad, because they have so many calories can get a little confusing. Everything I have read about having a higher metabolism, balanced diet, good skin and antioxidants […]

Are You Ready to Feel Fab?

by shawne 1 April 2013

I am so excited to announce the launch of Olivefab’s Fab Detox programs!  I’m kicking it off this month with the “SPRING FORWARD DETOX”!  If you can relate to anything that is written here, then a Detox is right for you.  It’s the perfect time of year for some spring cleaning-not only for your home, […]


by shawne 17 March 2013

One week ago, we brought home our new friend and family member, Stella.  Stella is an eight week old yellow Labrador Retriever puppy that we retrieved from a breeder in northern Connecticut.  She has brought countless smiles to our family in the seven short days that she has been with us.  Stella is sort of […]

Kung Flu Fighting

by shawne 25 January 2013

Like so many folks all across the country right now, I have suffered from the Flu this season.  Ya know, the real deal, Influenza A?  The Flu is rapidly spreading throughout the nation and this is being called the worst outbreak in 10 years, according to the CDC.  My dear friend is a family medicine […]