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Eye of the Storm

After working with a client recently on his emotional stress reactions, he had an image of being at peace in the eye of a storm with a growing white protective bubble around him and the dark clouds receding farther and farther out....

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The Stress Hardy Personality

Everyone I talk to these days is tired, distracted, and anxious. There is much uncertainty in our lives and much continued disruption. The definition of stress is: A response to any pressure or demand, requiring change or adaptation. Sound familiar?...

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Welcome to the Hallway

A few years ago, I heard a talk by Ellen Debenport, author of Hell in the Hallway, Light at the Door. Her book is a guide to times of transition, ultimately reminding us that even during these difficult times, we have choices and opportunities to claim...

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Why Are You So Tired?

I hit a wall last night. I took a walk and when I got home I could have dropped on the couch and fallen asleep for the night, at 5pm. Maybe it was the trip to the grocery store which used to be enjoyable...

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What’s Your Stress Personality?

At 3 weeks into "shelter in place" orders amidst a global pandemic, I'm guessing every reader's stress personality has emerged!  Each of us has developed a pattern of coping that results from a combination of nature and nurture.  ...

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Sleep is #1 Wellness Strategy

Sleep is essential for the ability of our amazing bodies to do much needed restoration and clearing. This keeps the brain, immune system, digestive track, bones and muscles all functioning optimally.  Pre-pandemic, we already had a sleep deprivation epidemic.  Add in the major life disruption,...

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Neuro Hacks for COVID-19 Fear

It is hard not to get caught up in the media fear frenzy surrounding coronavirus. The oldest part of our brain that is in charge of keeping us alive is on high-alert!  Back in the day when our biggest threat was a tiger, our brain...

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Yes…And: Lessons from Improv

Most New Year’s messages involve inspiration to start over, set goals, and kick those bad habits once and for all! We make vision boards, come up with affirmations, and lists of good intentions.  But so often these convictions lose their steam and we end up...

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One Box At A Time

What exactly do you do? This is a question I frequently get and have a hard time summing up in an elevator pitch kind of way.  So I would reply with something that was easy:  I’m a health coach, or I help people with their...

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