Category: Personal Growth

6 Steps to Truly Mindful Eating

This post is a throwback to December 2011, when I was going through the transformation that would lead me to becoming a Mind-body Wellness Coach. While I’ve evolved in my relationship with food and my body since, I feel the content is still very relevant to share with those of you who may be struggling.…
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Even Wellness Professionals Need Help with Health (and that’s OK)

Are you a successful wellness coach, nurse, therapist, healer, yoga teacher / therapist, doctor, or other health mentor who’s struggling to meet your own wellness goals? Are you so busy taking care of others that you can’t seem to find time for your own self-care? The highest professionals in their area of expertise know they need a different perspective and take advantage of the power of a mentor.

Raise Your Resolutions to a Higher Plane: 5 Do’s & Don’ts for New Year Planning

I love the fresh start each new year brings. Like many people,  I certainly spent years making resolutions, only to find that I failed at keeping them. Sometimes I’d even make (and fail at) the same resolution over multiple years! I no longer make resolutions the same way. The changes I made to how I…
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A mind-body approach to goal setting

It’s flurrying here in New England this Christmas Eve, and I’ve been enjoying a quiet day inside catching up on some personal tasks. I’ve finally hung the vision board illustrating my top 6 values on the wall, my essential oil diffuser is making my office smell incredible, and there’s balsamic chicken thighs broiling in the…
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4 Ways to Lose Weight this Year Without Going on a Diet

Of the Top 10 New Years Resolutions from 2017, #1 was “Lose Weight / Healthier Eating”. I expect this particular resolution is in the top 3, if not #1, year over year. It’s widely believed the most popular way to lose weight is to diet. While the tides are starting to shift, the diet industry…
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A Promising Time for a Reset

Every moment can be like this crispy, fresh new month: a time where we can acknowledge what we’ve done well, and intuitively listen for what we could do in the very next moment that will benefit us body, mind, and spirit!

How to Keep a Peaceful Mind in Your Daily Life

I created an infographic (download here) to help me remember Yoga Sutra 1.33, which, even if you don’t know (or don’t care) anything about yoga, can be very useful in maintaining your equanimity in the face of daily life. Here’s a short video that describes how to use it. The analogy is originally described in…
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What’s In a Complaint?

Language is very important. What we say is a reflection of what we think, and how we feel. I’m a firm believer that the language we use also has the potential to alter what we think and how we feel. I point this out to my clients quite frequently. For example, if someone has a…
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What is your health challenge here to teach you?

If your challenge with your health–or your career, or your relationship(s)–was here to teach you something, what would it be? Stop and ask that question for a brief moment. What arises within you as an answer? While this lesson likely has different specifics for each person, I invite you to consider that at the highest…
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Standing Up for Yourself When You’re Feeling Down

My clients often see doctors and other practitioners to help them manage a long-term illness or chronic condition. Some of these practitioners are considered complementary, alternative, or integrative, and some are of the more conventional variety. Regardless of who my clients see, part of my job as a Mind-body Wellness Coach is to help them…
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