Category: Self-care

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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5 Ways to Alleviate Schedule Congestion

One of the common themes I see in working with clients–particularly those trying to become more stress resilient–is that they suffer from something I’ll call “schedule congestion.” Do you suffer from schedule congestion? Besides feeling generally stressed or overwhelmed, here are 5 ways to know: You move from one appointment / obligation / meeting to…
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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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6 Natural Solutions I Use (Some Daily)

I was recently pleasantly surprised by a natural remedy using neem oil. When I thought about it a bit more, I use several natural solutions–some every day–that I find effective enough to share with you.

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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Stressed Out About Getting Healthy

A few years ago, a woman came to me desperately wanting to lose weight. She was a busy Office Manager who lived with 2 dogs. Kristen had become very serious about getting healthy: in fact, she had a list of things she did every single day to try and improve her health. She also described…
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Living in fear, and what Faith has to do with it

It has become more apparent to me lately how much we all live in fear. Do you? I don’t just mean of the “big” things, like the fear my friends in the Austin area were dealing with RE the package bomber a short time ago, or even climate change or the political climate. I mean…
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A Different Kind of Motivation: Not Giving a F*ck

The other day one of my clients was feeling frustrated–I have seen this before, of course. There is always a point in the coaching process where one backslides a bit, where one gets frustrated that changes aren’t happening fast enough. It’s hard to see all the small wins when we have expectations, we’re impatient, and/or…
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Kali’s Take on Avocado Toast

I created this recipe because my system does best with lots of protein. I’m also gluten free and (mostly) dairy free; I’ve suggested particular brands that I like in this regard, but your favorites will work too. Ingredients: 2 slices bread — e.g. Canyon Bakehouse (GF) 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp mayo — e.g.…
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Which Comes First? Confidence or Control?

When people interested in my Healthful Eating programs schedule their introductory conversation, I ask what they would ideally like to gain from our work together. Nine out of 10 times the answer is some variant of: “I’d like to be in better control of myself.” When we talk about what benefit having this control (over…
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