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What Causes Anxiety?

Depending on which lens you use, the cause of anxiety and how to treat it will look different. How Conventional Medicine Looks at Anxiety According to the American Association of Anxiety, the exact cause of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is unknown. The symptoms tend to emerge gradually. Symptoms may begin at any age, typically emerging between childhood and middle age. [...]

May 6th, 2017|

Serotonin: Helping us Feel Happy, Relaxed, and Self-Confident

Serotonin is a juicy neurotransmitter. Juicy, because its job is to help us feel good. Ideally, we want lots of these chemical messengers running around because they make us feel happy, relaxed, and self-confident. Serotonin also regulates body functions such as carbohydrate cravings, sleep cycle, pain control, and digestion. Sounds great, right? Now let's look at how we feel when [...]

April 22nd, 2017|

I’m Not Judging Your Food!

I've overheard more than once (in reference to dining with me): "Oh no, I can't go out to eat with a health coach!" As if I plan to sit across the table and eye every bite of food they put in their mouths. I honestly don't trouble myself with what you're eating; I just want to hang out with you! (Besides, [...]

April 12th, 2017|

8 Travel Tips For Good Health

I like to believe that I take all my wellness strategies with me when I travel. The truth is, I don't. Last month I saw a friend's photo of a sunset on Facebook, which was quickly followed by a "I-must-book-a-trip-to-Florida-right-now-because-if-I-don't, I-might-die-a-slow-and-agonizing-death-by-Maine-winter-despair" moment. Two weeks later, my inner goddess beamed when I felt the kiss of the sun on my face, shoulders, [...]

April 4th, 2017|

I’ve Never Slept This Well!

I've been sleeping remarkably well lately. In fact, I can't remember sleeping this soundly in a reeeeeally long time (perhaps decades). What's different? Only one thing: what I'm eating (and not eating). I have more awesomeness to share, but I'll get to the rest in a sec. Back it up: why I'm getting great sleep I just finished up a 4-week class on digestive health. [...]

March 13th, 2017|

10 Tips for Sneaking Fruits and Veggies Into Your Life

Try these tips—any or all of them—to get more nutrition into your day! Drink Up You can sneak all kinds of good stuff into a smoothie! There's fruit of course, but don't forget veggies. I often throw a handful of kale, spinach, arugula, or lettuce into mine. Half an avocado creates a nice creamy texture. Healthy add-ins like [...]

March 7th, 2017|