Category: Health

Stay Healthy Throughout the Holidays

As a wellness coach, one of the questions that I get asked the most is: How do you stay healthy during the holiday season? Studies suggest that individuals gain an average of one pound per week. Not only is this

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How to Set Micro Goals for a Healthier Life

Many people become mentally overwhelmed striving to achieve their overarching macro-goals. For instance, the thought of losing 50 pounds can seem somewhat daunting, but when you break it down into micro-goals (5 or 10 pounds at a time) it seems

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Lavender for Sleep

Lavender is a common herb used for improving sleep and reducing stress in the body. Here are a few ways to include it in your nighttime routine. Lavender Tea Ingest lavender in tea form before bedtime to help soothe you

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My Golden Gatsby!!

Many of you may have wondered why I named my golden retriever Gatsby.  After all, it’s not very traditional, but it suits him perfectly.  As a high school teacher my all-time favorite novel to teach was The Great Gatsby, which

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How’s Your Stress? Getting in Tune with Your Mind & Body

Stress gets a bad rap.  Most times when people mention stress…being stressed…something being stressful…it’s used in a tone which indicates stress is bad and that’s actually a falsehood. Not all stress is bad! We actually need stress in our lives

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Unplugged: Disconnecting and Connecting in 3 Easy Steps

Recently, a friend of mine was packing for a trip.   Along with the usual necessities of clothing, shoes, and toiletries, she also had her carry-on bag.  In her bag was her laptop, Kindle, iPod, tablet, and cell phone.  Of

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