Daily Detox: 6 Daily Habits for Healthy Hormone Balance

You know that frustrating moment when the little spinning wheel icon comes up on your computer, telling you that the page you need right now is trying to load but can’t?  After clicking ‘wait’ a few times the only thing you can do is shut down all of the other tabs you’ve got open and reboot the whole system? Well that’s …

7 Benefits of Swimming: Weight Loss, Relaxation, Cardio and More

Last summer I decided to start working on a long held personal goal to get my diving certification. Well, I held myself to the standard of learning all four swim strokes first and getting REALLY comfortable in deep water. So I signed up for swim lessons at the ripe old age of forty-something! Can I just say how much I …

Feeling Stressed? Stock Your Shelves With These Herbal Allies

When clients come to my practice reporting symptoms like fatigue, low sex drive, brain fog, weight gain, mood swings or trouble sleeping one of the first remedies I reach for after functional testing is the adaptogenic herbs. Adaptogens are a class of herbs derived from plant roots, tree bark and leaves that help regulate the HPA Axis — hypothalamus, pituitary …

The Pineapple Punch: Budget Friendly, High Power Nutrition

I’m a firm believer that one of the core tenets of optimal health is good nutrition. In my practice, food is the first medicine and no visit is complete without discussion about the challenges of eating well and a few tips on how to do it well on a budget. This is where my love of fruit comes in handy. …

Every Day Mindfulness: Cultivating ‘Beginner’s Mind’

Beginnings noun: the point in time or space at which something starts synonyms: dawn, birth, inception, origination, genesis, emergence, start, point, launch Recently I stumbled on a LinkedIn post that deeply resonated. The title was ‘September is the new January.’ The author described how the energy of autumn coupled with her memories of childhood make the season a perfect opportunity to consider new beginnings. When I …

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Hiring A Health Coach? 5 Key Questions to Ask First

The times we are living in are absolutely amazing. There’s no shortage of information and anything we need to know seems right at our fingertips.  From heart disease to hanging roof shingles, it seems we’ve reached a point where there’s literally nothing we cannot teach ourselves.  If there’s a medical topic that we’re unsure of, no problem!  In five seconds …

Getting Serious About Self-Care

Lately there’s a lot of talk about finding balance in a world that seems to move non-stop.  With 24-7 responsibility to our families, friends and employers how do we find the time to nurture ourselves?  What practices can we incorporate into our lives to bring a sense of calm? Beyond just taking a day off or spending a weekend at …