Have You Been Called “Too Sensitive”?

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If you’re too sensitive, then join the club—the HSP club. In fact, I’m a card-carrying member myself, along with many of my clients and 20-30 percent of the general population. Short for Highly Sensitive Person, being HSP is truly a double-edged sword. When I was growing up, my mother would say, “Oh, you’re just so sensitive”… Read more »

2020 Is All About Rats

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You probably have heard it’s the year of “insert animal name here” before, and maybe you aren’t sure where that comes from. Well, in the Chinese tradition, each year is represented by one of twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The people born in any particular… Read more »

Delete These 2020 Resolutions Now

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Happy 2020! A new year is here, and around this time, we really start thinking about our wellness. Your wanting to take care of yourself is fantastic, but some of the resolutions you’ve decided on might need a few tweaks. Let’s explore a few common resolutions and how to make them work for you. Keep… Read more »

What I’m NOT Going to Do This Holiday Season

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My email inbox is overflowing with lists of best gifts, recipes, and holiday deals. Having to focus on all that’s trying to grab my attention feels pretty overwhelming right about now! And when I think of the holiday season straight through to New Year’s, I can easily slip into that whirlpool of building tension and too… Read more »

My Top 5 Tips to Avoid the Flu

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The flu is NO fun. Those achy pains, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, fever, vomiting—the flu runs a wide gamut of uncomfortable symptoms. Because flu season affects millions of people and the virus is highly contagious, I wanted to share some important, timely tips to protecting your health this season.    Wash your hands—and wash… Read more »

Gut Health: Could I Have IBS?

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Some people call it a “nervous stomach.” Others just chalk it up to indigestion.   If you or someone you know lives with a persistent or frequent digestive disorder, you understand how digestive upsets can really disrupt day-to-day life. So many details of living are affected when someone has inconvenient, uncomfortable symptoms—from having to worry… Read more »

IF: What’s the Buzz About?

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Someone brings up intermittent fasting at a party or event, and you start searching for something to contribute to the conversation. You’ve heard of it, you might have even tried it, but do you really understand it? Is it for weight loss? Is it for health benefits? Do you have to do it every day?… Read more »

Move Over, Kale, It’s Time For New Faves!

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Don’t worry: You can still enjoy those green smoothies—but isn’t it time for some new foods to try? I’ve been seeing certain foods mentioned in articles, and I became curious about them. Yet I felt unsure about whether or not, or even how, I should experience each. Does that happen to you?   I compiled my… Read more »

SOS for Allergies

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According to the calendar, we’re more than halfway through spring. But ask anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies, and you’ll hear that the prime period of ah-CHOO! is far from over. Nature, and our bodies’ responses to it, just won’t follow a manmade schedule. Fortunately, if you’re self-aware and purposeful in your self-care, you can… Read more »