Over 40? What does your mirror say?

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The woman in the mirror—YOU! When I meet with clients and patients over 40, particularly women, it’s not uncommon for them to share with me concerns such as: “I look in the mirror and think, ‘Who is this person?’” “I’ve skipped plans with friends because I’m ashamed of how I look.” “I’ve gotten so old.”… Read more »

Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water: What are YOU?

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As a wellness coach and acupuncturist, I’ve seen over and over that the greatest challenge to someone seeking balance is often her individuality. The one-size, cookie-cutter advice (you know, those wellness fads that fill so many magazines and TV talk shows) doesn’t work for every person because it doesn’t account for our unique differences. What’s… Read more »

If You’re Over 40 and Divorced…

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Meet the newest member of the divorced and over-40 club. Me. My new status has been rather surprising to many of the friends, clients, and patients who’ve known me as a married woman for umpteen years. And like any other transition, the switch from marriage partner to single woman has been a big adjustment for… Read more »

Showing up for work drunk again?

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Question: How much did you have to drink last night? Nothing? Would it surprise you, then, if a few tests suggested otherwise? It’s true. Even if you didn’t have an alcoholic drink, you could be showing up to work functioning just as badly as if you were legally drunk. Worse, years’ worth of statistics imply… Read more »

Ready for a pain breakthrough?

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I’m uncoachable! Maybe you are, too. It took me approximately 40 years (!) to realize that, in some areas, I cannot coach myself. I’m just not my own best accountability partner. A recent example: I realized I hadn’t been exercising consistently to maintain bone density, firm muscles, and optimal weight. I really enjoy many forms of… Read more »

Be the CEO of YOU

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  I just returned from an event in Scottsdale, Arizona, called Inside Edge. As a sponsor (see photo above), I was fortunate to meet and talk with many of the 400-plus talented, motivated business owners and solo entrepreneurs who attended. They were working hard and working long hours to be successful, to hit their financial… Read more »

Have you tuned up your brain lately?

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We all have a moment of forgetfulness now and then. Inattention, overwork, excessive noise, fatigue, family difficulties, and a host of other factors can cause these little mental hiccups. A longer string of memory troubles, or moments of feeling “foggy,” certainly can be a source of anxiety. If you’re having prolonged or worsening memory or… Read more »

If you’ve ever been called “too sensitive”…

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Are you highly attuned to what others are thinking and feeling? Do you find yourself overstimulated or distracted by bright lights, large groups, loud noises, and certain smells? Do you have a problem “fitting in”? If so, you might be a fellow Very Reactive Female (VRF). A pattern that’s typical of this personality type looks… Read more »

Got armor? Tune up your body’s defense.

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Brrr, has it been a harsh winter for much of the country! With colder-than-average temperatures, long stretches of dull gray skies, biting winds, and snow falling in unlikely places, this one’s been a season for the record books. Mother Nature is making the idea of hiding inside very tempting. And while nothing’s wrong with avoiding… Read more »