Are you hooked on “the new smoking”?

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For years, we’ve heard it: A sedentary lifestyle is a ticking health time-bomb. But recent studies have revealed that it’s not just the “couch potatoes” who are suffering from the effects of too much sitting. Hundreds of thousands of productive, active people are spending many more hours seated than they did a decade or two… Read more »

Menopausal? Feeling Old Is Strictly Optional.

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Many of my conversations with patients and clients in the 45-50 age range are centered around the types of symptoms that can arise at the end of menstruation. For some women, menopause is a challenge that is marked by discomfort. Others, though, simply glide through this transition gracefully, living a life rich in self-expression, wellbeing,… Read more »

Ooo, that hurts! 3 easy ways to soothe pain naturally

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Are your back, neck, shoulders, or knees bothering you? Are you feeling stiffer and slower, almost as if you never took that energizing vacation? It’s certainly possible that while you were out having terrific adventures over these past weeks, maybe you overdid it a bit. Injuries increase with vigorous exercise, especially when we’re participating in… Read more »

Congrats, you’re the owner of a biome!

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The secret is out! You have a microbiome in your body. This tiny ecosystem affects just about everything concerning your health: physical fitness, mood, immunity, weight, and many other conditions. Chances are, you didn’t even know your microbiome existed. In fact, many health professionals haven’t known much about it until recent years, either. Research continues,… Read more »

Remember This Word to Blast Cravings ASAP

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“More Than Two Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese,” screamed the headline on a recent Time Magazine article. Statistics like these are attention getters for me. As a health and wellbeing coach, I guide busy professionals and women over 40 to find their trimmest, most positively aligned and empowered selves. Often that requires a… Read more »

3 Ways to Clear Your Anxiety This Spring

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Although the outdoors may not exactly feel like it yet, spring is just around the corner. I know I’m not the only one looking forward to the promise of a fresh season of gentle warmth and signs of new life all around. The natural world is winding up to push bright, vibrant new growth from… Read more »

The #1 Culprit Behind Relationship Stress

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As a wellness and personal revolution coach, I’ve noticed that when a client mentions anxiety about one particular person in her life—regardless of whether the relationship is personal or professional—the root of that stress is usually a lack of communication.   Speaking up honestly is not always the easiest thing to do, but open communication… Read more »

Stress and the 3Rs

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In my last post, I discussed the fight-or-flight reaction as one way the body physically reacts to emotional stimuli. When your body reacts with fight-or-flight too often, though, the response can lead to tension and the damaging effects of stress. Remember the 3R’s? They can work right alongside therapies such as NET to help you… Read more »

Taking Control of Stress

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Ever think that pain, discomfort, and other symptoms all feel worse when you’re stressed? You’re not alone…and you’re right on the money! In fact, various studies have shown that anxiety, stress, and other emotional conditions can actually decrease the body’s immunity and leave us open to illness, from the common cold to heart conditions. Psychologists… Read more »