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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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A Silent Retreat, aka “Momcation”

I love my children who are really adults now and am thrilled to have them home this summer with one already out of the nest. However, my previously quiet house is now filled with the background noise of the Netflix series du jour, friends coming...

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Finding Center in the Middle of Chaos

The unexpected election results of this week may have you thrilled your guy is in the White House or reeling with disbelief because you expected Hillary Clinton to win. Either way, it has been a chaotic and stressful week with many changes in store in...

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Fit at Any Age

Staying physically active is hugely important as we get older. There are plenty of examples of athletes in their 80's who still compete at weight lifting, marathons, and even the now famous Iron Nun, (thanks Nike) Sister Madonna Buder who just finished her 46th Triathlon...

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Essence Healing: Find Your Wings

I have been privileged to work with 8 people who are participating in my Pilot Project which combines my work as a health educator/coach with the new skills and tools I have been accumulating in my studies with Chicago healer, Kurt Hill, Martha Beck, Byron...

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