Are YOU Worried About Your Health?

A couple months ago, I asked my email subscribers and social media followers to answer a single question: What’s your biggest health concern? I asked because I have a deep desire to solve health-related problems, and I was interested in knowing what people might be struggling with. I’m fascinated by the fact that almost all [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Energy, Wellness|0 Comments

Why Gluten May Not Be Good for Anybody

If my friend, Susan, ingests even a trace of gluten, she'll likely need to make a mad dash to the bathroom or she'll double over in pain for hours. Susan has celiac disease.  But what about the rest of us? Those of us who don't have a celiac diagnosis? Can we still “carb out” on fresh bread, cake, cookies, and [...]

By | July 16th, 2017|Food, Gluten, Gut, Wellness|0 Comments

Vibrancy: Yours For the Taking

Over the long weekend, I hiked a trail I’d never hiked before. It was a perfect summer day, the kind of day that Mainers dream about in the dead of winter: when the wind howls through the windows, the snow swirls in frenzied circles, and the fireplace doesn’t throw off nearly enough heat. The sun [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Energy, Travel, Wellness|2 Comments

When Anxiety Creeps Back In

My daughter, Emma,* recently admitted to me that she's been experiencing a fair number of anxiety symptoms lately. Anxiety and depression plagued her a couple years ago during high school. (Anxiety kept her from doing things she wanted to do. Depression caused her to sob uncontrollably—curled into a ball on her bed—for days and nights on [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|Anxiety, Digestive Health, Food, Gut, Wellness|0 Comments

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, [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Biodiversity, Food, Wellness|0 Comments

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, [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Food, Travel, Wellness|0 Comments

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. [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Digestive Health, Food, Sleep, Wellness|0 Comments

What the heck IS a “Holistic Health Coach?”

A health coach helps guide, educate, and encourage clients who are striving to take care of their own health. There are many types of health coaches with varying backgrounds. Many specialize in a certain niche, like autoimmune disorders or thyroid issues. My training focuses on a holistic, or "whole person" approach, exploring the connections among body, mind, and spirit. I care [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Holistic Practice, Wellness|0 Comments

5 Surprising Truths About Wellness

When it comes to good health, there are five things I believe. 1. Wellness abounds for you. No matter how sick or overweight you might feel, it is my personal belief that you (and your body) are not flawed, broken, or hopeless. Sure, you may be carrying some extra weight. Maybe you’ve received a scary [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Holistic Practice, Wellness|0 Comments