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Why Am I Regressing?

I have been reading a lot about resiliency and why some thrive in a crisis and others don’t.  I came across a theory by psychologist Dr. Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg that describes 3 stages of responding to a crisis that I found rang true and hope you...

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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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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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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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Is Healing Autoimmune Disease Possible?

A few weeks ago I was able to thank a personal hero of mine in person and share a meal at Kitchfix in Chicago with many other inspiring people who have also used lifestyle changes to heal themselves. Dr. Terri Wahls is a clinical professor...

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