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    5 reasons you’re in OVERWHELM.. and what the grass to do about it

5 reasons you’re in OVERWHELM.. and what the grass to do about it

If you’re feeling tense, anxious or stressed.. stop for a minute, take a breath and read these 5 reasons why you might be hanging out in overwhelm.
1. Not saying NO enough
Saying yes to everything is a sure way to end up in overwhelm. For years, I was a ‘people pleaser’ and I put others expectations of me before my own personal needs. Big no no for happiness! What I didn’t know at the time was that I was putting my own self worth in the hands of [...]

I am STANDING on my HEAD for you!

That’s right, today I’m standing on my head in honour of you!

In honour of your beauty and uniqueness. To ensure that you so greatly and deeply know your own worth. 
(if you haven’t seen the beautiful v average Dove video, I have put a link at the end of this post for you)

Today I watched the Beautiful v Average Dove Commercial (these dang Dove videos always make me cry!)
If you know me, you know I get REALLY passionate (and emotional) when I think about how many women in the world [...]

UNPLUG with me!

Hi gorgeousnesses,
Before I invite you to come and join me on an internet-free adventure, I want to let you know that I think technology ROCKS!

I want to assure you that I am not here to squash the tech vibe. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
I often sit here at my desk in the beautiful Caribbean and wonder how on earth I got here and how life has enabled me to coach beautiful people in this lush, magical environment. I’m so grateful for my computer to allow my [...]

Killer Kale Juice Recipe

Ah, it’s morning, it’s cleansing time and it’s 2015! Feels great doesn’t it?
As I sit here sipping on my kale juice (part of my New Years cleanse), I had to stop still in my boots and share it! After all, sharing awesome information is what brings us closer together and gives us a platform on which to launch our brilliant selves!
Confession of a nutritionist
When I first started drinking green goblets of juice back in 2007, I honestly thought it was GROSS! “Why on earth would anyone [...]

10 days to Christmas SELF LOVE CHALLENGE!

10 days to Christmas!!









I invite you to join me this Christmas in slowing down, appreciating the little things and giving yourself the care and attention you need not only to enjoy every day this season but also to prepare for all that is to come next year.
No matter what Christmas time brings, this time of year can bring mixed emotions and leave us with empty gas tanks. If we are not armed and ready, it can bring about a fast build up of stress, followed [...]

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    Sugar, gluten, paleo, veganism. Could we all be saying the same thing?

Sugar, gluten, paleo, veganism. Could we all be saying the same thing?

Paleo, Veganism, Raw Food. Could we all be right?
Colleagues, health enthusiasts, those involved in nutrition, wellness, fitness, medicine or the like. We all seem to have different views on what constitutes healthy living.
I found this a great wholistic debate with Frank Lipman, Mark Hyman, and Joel Kahn on sugar, gluten, paleo, vegetarianism and veganism and how we may all essentially be saying the same thing.
You can view the video here: 3 Doctors Debate the Best Way To Eat







As teachers and healers in 2014, it is the perfect time [...]

5 DAY Pre-Christmas Cleanse

 We all have the capability of sticking to a plan, creating a whole new lifestyle and changing thoughts and habits. Yet most of us STILL seem to have trouble committing to our health over Christmas.
As a trainer and coach of almost 10 years (I can’t believe that number!), I have seen many healthy and unhealthy Christmas’s come and go. I have witnessed many colleagues, raw foodists, family, friends and life long clients turn into sugar-high spirits over the Christmas period. I have even had times in my life [...]

Do one thing each day that scares you!

Eleanor Roosevelt said you should do one thing every day that scares you!
Scientists all over the world have proven that crossing boundaries, jumping limitations and stepping outside of our comfort zone helps to unleash our potential, live in our purpose and produce more bliss in the world.
So Phil came home from work with an easel the other day and I giggled. I have wanted one for some time and I didn’t even know why!

For the last 2 years, I have had this crazy vision of myself as [...]

Protein. Let’s Talk.

Protein. Let’s talk.
It’s every bodybuilder’s favorite macronutrient and for good reason. It’s on the top of the list for discussion in lectures and round table discussions.


Protein is wonderful. It an essential part of our make up, is extremely satiating and is a true anabolic.

Though how much is too much ? Would it be too much if your kidneys exploded ??

Today I woke up to make my morning smoothie and decided upon something different. I was going to combine all the ingredients I use for my “usual” but would grind the nuts, grains and seeds to [...]

Good Mood Menu

I’m back!

Maybe you wondered where I have been for so long. It was this time last year that www.marissanieves.com went in for a small makeover, ended up having some serious therapy and never came out!

So many months, so many changes and we are finally back up and running with greater force than ever before!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that it is my purpose to enhance others lives through health. It is what I was put on this planet to do and I am [...]