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"No Cook" Lunch & Dinner Recipes ~ Plus, DIY Infused Water!

Light, simple, cook, calm, and easy going... that's what summer is all about. Coach Jess, our Yoga Coach, said that her mantra this summer is to "Live life by the tide." I love that and that is exactly what summer is about... letting things come and go and happen as they do while we enjoy cool breezes, warm sunshine, time with family and friends, and the yummy flavors that burst all season long!

Today I wanted to share some easy "no-cook" recipes for lunch and dinner and some super simple ways to enhance the taste of water so we stay nourished and hydrated as we celebrate this fun season!


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When it comes to food, I love to keep things simple, clean, and delicious; and with the many yummy flavors that summer brings, it’s easy to do!

Here are a few of my favorite “no-cook” recipes, ideal for warm summer months.  They are quick and healthy and oh, so flavorful that...

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Making Your Home-Space Work for You!

Making Your Home-Space Work for You!

It's been somewhere between 6-8 weeks for most of us since we've been homebound. We doing pretty much everything from our homes and so is everyone else in our families...what's a FIERCE lady to do?

Make your space work for YOU!

Even as we begin the transition back (albeit slowly) to activities, restaurants, etc, it is important to include the things into our spaces that allow us to feel supported, comfortable, relaxed, and productive.

And, this can be ANYTHING! There are no right or wrongs here. There's simply what works for you.

Today I am sharing my home-spaces to show you what I am doing to add a few touches here and there that create harmony in my pandemic life in the hopes they inspire you to take action!

Enjoy! ~ D. xo

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My Nespresso Machine

This is what kicks off my morning "work mode"ritual. I LOVE it. Not only am I saving over $50 a...

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My Perfect Pandemic Protocol


Pandemic Protocol

The only thing certain right now is uncertainty; and, in times of uncertainty, it is challenging to create a schedule or a routine because things are constantly changing.

So, I thought it would be helpful to share my <im>perfect pandemic protocol here so you can see if any of these tips feel helpful right now.

The best part? There is no right or wrong way to do any of this. It's all new to all of us. Our aim is to simply find what feels good right now in a way that allows us to feel nurtured as we move forward.

Checkout my 5-piece protocol below... xo


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  1. Nurture
    • Now is a time to nurture our body, mind, & spirit
    • Let go of dieting, losing weight, diving into massive projects, or setting any personal records
    • The stress & pressure we are feeling by simply "being" right now is enough
    • What feels nurturing to you? That's...
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These are the Things Keeping Me Sane Right Now...

fierce habits recipes Apr 07, 2020

Workouts, Tiger King, & Books, Oh My!

These (and a few others) are my favorite things that are keeping me sane right now. I'm sharing my current go-tos in the hopes it sparks some ideas on how to tap in to what feels good for so we can begin to release the rest. 


~ D. xo

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First up: FOOD!  That's definitely been a go-to for me and while the first few days (ok, the first week) felt like a free-for-all, I have pulled in the reins. I love trying out new recipes for dinners each week and enjoy exploring healthier versions of yummy treats.  My favorites so far are Black Bean EnchiladasGrilled Avocado ChickenAlmond Berry Muffins, and No-Bake Energy Bites.

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Second: My Morning Routine & Rituals. ...

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An Easy Way to Build a Routine

fierce habits routine Mar 24, 2020

Routines...remember those things, Derith?!

Yeah, they can definitely feel like a thing of the past these days as we find ourselves in a place that is anything but routine.

I know, I know... the temptation to stay up late, sleep in, skip workouts, and eat just because we have access to food all day, is strong!  Leaning in to this temptation for the short term can feel good, even therapeutic but as 

So, where do we start? How do we create a routine, a schedule, anything that resembles some structure and/or normalcy?

We. Start. Small.

A routine is simply a set of good habits we develop as a daily practice. It is about creating a system that works for you in your current season of life. And, it is a practice, meaning there is plenty of room for trial and error. 

Let's begin.

  1. Set Bedtime/Wakeup Times
    • This is where it all begins
    • Go to bed & wake-up at roughly the same time everyday
    • Allow some flex on weekends but otherwise keep it...
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Happy Valentine's Day!

fierce habits lifestyle Feb 11, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!


I LOVE love and I LOVE Valentine's Day!

This is just a note to remind you to wrap yourself in love today in every possible way you can. 

I have shared some of my favorite love quotes below... enjoy. ~ D. xo


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” 

– Lao Tzu

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” 
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” 
– Victor Hugo


“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.  You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

~ Lucille Ball 


“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the...

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Calling Up Difficult Emotions


We’ve all felt difficult emotions at some point in our life. 

It's part of the human experience.


And, as humans the temptation is to "fix it"to get through these emotions as quickly as possible; and to just make it go away.

We all have our particular coping mechanisms and they work... alcohol, food, shopping, exercise... albeit, temporarily

Yes, we know can stop the feeling for the short term, but for the longterm, pushing them down deeper and deeper only allows them to fester to the point where they can boil over showing up as hostility, irritability, anxiety, & even depression. 

Deepak Chopra calls this "emotional turbulence" and to me that describes it perfectly because that's what it feels like in the mind... chaotic and stormy and confusing. We over think and over process and over analyze and try to figure out how to get rid of it.


How many times have you tried this approach?

How many times has it...

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The 3 Words We Say When Someone Else is Steering the Ship

Good  Morning, Derith!

Today is the 2nd Tuesday of 2019... I think I finally have my days right... and we're emerging from the holiday fuzz feeling ready to create a solid and most definitely,FIERCE 2019!

As we move into a space of endless possibilities, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the noise out there, leaving us unsure of where to begin. This "noise" can cloud our vision to the point where we start using language based on fear, shame, and comparison.

Three words in particular that come to mind...

Any time I hear these 3 words come out of my own mouth or a client's mouth, I know someone else is steering the ship. 

I went LIVE on my Coach D. page on Sunday to share what these 3 words are and to give you 3 new words to FLIP the navigation back to you to create your BEST 2019!

Click the video below to watch!

I'd love to hear what your "supposed to, should, and need" statements are! Please share them in the comments below!


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The ONLY Thing You Need for 2019 + 19 Questions to Help You Find It!

fierce habits lifestyle Dec 31, 2018
The only thing you need for 2019 is YOU!  Not a new program, a challenge, or a new, shiny object.  Just YOU!
Something I love to teach as a coach is self-trust, trusting your intuition, knowing that you know, actually believing that you know what is best for you.  
There’s a famous quote by Lao Tzu that says, "At the center of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want.”  
I shared my thoughts on how you to get back to YOU for 2019 and why resolutions are "so last year" in my Facebook LIVE video below.  You can click on the video to watch it or scroll down to continue reading...
I truly believe that is the case… we’ve just been told for so long that we don’t have the answers and have been bombarded with notifications, comparisons, social media, misdirected by all of the noise...
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Creating a Solid Morning Routine

The F.I.E.R.C.E. Life

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Creating a Solid Morning Routine

Hello Tuesday!

I love the quote above from Anne Lamott, a brilliant American novelist...

"The hour before the world gets to you is precious and sacred time."

Let that seep in for just a moment.

What does your typical morning time consists of?

Is it yours?

Is it calm?

Is it nurturing?

Does it help set you up for success?

We have two Tuesdays left in January and since this is the month of building new habits, I thought we could take these two opportunities in The F.I.E.R.C.E. Life to build effective morning and nighttime routines.

And today, we begin with mornings.


By simply putting a few steps into place, we can reclaim our mornings so they do indeed feel "precious and sacred".

The purpose of a morning routine to is to ground the mind, body and soul to generate clarity on where we choose to put our energy.

This clarity moves us away from react mode (other's agendas) and into intentional choice...

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