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Mind-Body Medicine in Action

What is Mind-Body Medicine? I tell people it is where biology, chemistry and physics meets psychology and philosophy. But it’s much more than that. As a family nurse practitioner, I look at at the whole body, mind and spirit. Because clients arrive in my office with...

New Year Resolutions: Making Them Stick

It’s that time of year again! And, according to research, only about 12% of those who make new year resolutions will actually succeed. That seems dauntingly low, even if you are an optimist. So, how can you succeed? Well, if you have a desire to make some changes and...

“Why Can’t I Sleep?”

Oh, sleep, the precious anecdote to all of life's issues. After a good night of sleep, you can tackle anything. There is no problem that is insurmountable when you are well rested. But, therein lies the problem. You are not well rested. You are not sleeping well. And...

Your Thoughts Create

The Law of Attraction states: “That which is like unto itself is drawn.” Your thoughts create your reality. Your perception is your reality. What you think about sets the tone for your emotions. If you notice the negative side of everything, you are more likely to be...

The Healing Path…

“There are many ways to in which we come to healing. Eventually, any externally imposed guidelines for how to become well must be consistent with your own inner guidance system. You must learn to support yourself through self-respect, not though restrictive regimens...

The Power Of Choice

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response, lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor Frankl Sometimes they delight and excite me and other times I feel paralyzed by them. Choosing a flavor of...

Want A More Exciting Life?

As humans, we are creatures of habit. While too much excitement can be stressful, habit is comforting and comfortable. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but you can get you stuck in a rut, so settled into your routine that all passion and imagination has drained...

Let’s Get Positive

As a health and wellness coach I take it upon myself to partner with my clients as they seek self-directed, lasting changes that are aligned with their values, enhance their strengths, which promote health and wellness, thereby, enhancing well-being. One thing I see...

Nature: The Ultimate Healer

Vacation. Whenever I think about vacation I think about going to the beach to play in the salty ocean, soak up the sun, and cover myself in sand; or the mountains to hike or ski; or to the river to sail and swim. What all these vacations have in common is immersion in...

Success Is A Group Effort!

No man is an island and no success story is a one man or woman show. Even person who is successful, had help, love and support along the way. Tremendous resources exist all around you. Once you decide to ask for, and are willing to receive help, the doors will begin...

Are You Getting Enough…

Proper Nutrition? Your body is an efficient machine that uses all the different vitamins and minerals available as co-factors in reactions that take place millions of times a day in your body. If you don’t get enough vitamins and minerals in your diet or through...

Relaxation

Daydreaming is important for your mental health and wellbeing. Learn the importance of relaxation.

Mind-Body Connections

These are quotes taken from Christiane Northrup, MD’s “Women’s Wisdom” Think positively. Studies show that expecting the worst is linked to a 25% higher risk of dying before age 65. If that isn’t evidence of a mind-body connection, what is? If you have a headache...