Heard of Mindful Eating? Try Intentional Eating and Turn it Into Your Superpower

Heard of Mindful Eating? Try Intentional Eating and Turn it Into Your Superpower As a mental health professional and integrative health and wellness coach, I gravitate toward approaches that prevent illness and promote optimal wellbeing, all while being sustainable, practical, nourishing, and destigmatizing. That may sound lofty, but I’ve come to this through a more […]

7 Health & Wellness Habits That Can Change Your Life

7 Health & Wellness Habits That Can Change Your Life How can I make the claim that these habits can change your life? Because they changed mine and I’m definitely not special. We are all unique and what works for some will not work for all. That said, these surprising strategies are simple and actionable. […]

What It’s Really Like to Work with a Health and Wellness Coach

What It’s Really Like To Work With A Health And Wellness Coach You may know someone who has worked with a health coach, or even looked into working with one yourself. Because health coaching is a growing field, it may be confusing to figure out what type of health coach is best for you. Only […]

10 Simple Ways to Eat More Vegetables

10 Simple Ways to Eat More Vegetables Here’s the reality: It’s not that we don’t know vegetables are good for us, it’s just that we don’t always like to eat them. In case you need a refresher, vegetables are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and thousands of different types of phytonutrients. Despite […]

8 Practical Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

8 Practical Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep We all know how important quality sleep is for optimal mental, physical and emotional health. If you’re not getting enough, you may notice the effects on your energy, mood, hunger, focus and productivity. What you may not realize, at least not right away, is the impact on […]

Lessons in Courage

Lessons in Courage You don’t expect great lessons in courage to come on your morning walk. Yet there it was. On the bridge with the waterfall that flows into a babbling, sparkling brook. I think of it as a sacred spot really. A spot where I pause each morning to check in with myself. And […]

5 Tips to Quickly Change Your State

5 Tips to Quickly Change Your State No, I’m not talking about relocating! I’m referring to your mental and emotional state. To varying degrees, we all have times when we feel out of sorts. This may include increased tension, irritability, restlessness, feeling overwhelmed, nervous or impatient. While certainly a “normal” part of the human experience, […]

7 Morning Rituals for a Balanced & Nourished Day

7 Morning Rituals for a Balanced and Nourished Day The way you start your day can set you up for feeling stressed and hassled, or centered and optimistic.  Before reaching for your phone or rushing to get the kids ready, carve out some time to focus on your own needs first. If you like the […]

The True Meaning of Self Care

The True Meaning of Self Care What does self-care mean to you? Many think of self-care as a bubble bath, a spa day, or an extra treat. And while these indulgences may provide a bit of relaxation or fun, they tend not to have a particularly lasting effect. While there’s no “wrong” definition, let’s expand […]

Where’s Everyone Going on the Journey I Keep Hearing About?

Where’s Everyone Going on the Journey I Keep Hearing About? What’s the story with everyone talking about their “journey”? As in health journey. In reality, there’s no actual destination, no “there”. When you’re on a journey, particularly of the health variety, it can feel like an epic, never-ending process. My own health and wellness journey […]