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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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The Toxic Pursuit of Self-Esteem

My kids are part of the trophy generation, where teachers and parents, armed with good intentions, showered kids with affirmations, accolades, prizes and yes, trophies. Thinking that this would boost self-esteem, it was going to be the panacea in mental health. High self-esteem equals less...

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Self-Compassion: Why Don’t We Do It?

Allow by Dana Faulds There is no controlling life. Try corralling a lightning bolt, containing a tornado. Dam a stream and it will create a new channel. Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and grace will carry you to higher ground. The only...

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Radical Self-Care, Another To-Do Item?

I've been hearing the phrase "Radical Self-Care" recently among friends and in the media. As a professional promoter of self-care, I've been curious about this. Why radical? Do we need such a dramatic word to allow ourselves to care for ourselves? Is this a reflection...

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