Focusing on the 4 Pillars of Health every day can improve many aspects of your physical and mental well-being. These pillars provide the foundation for healthy living, determining energy levels, physical strength, and mental resilience. And making improvements in these four areas also can influence your emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and financial health. So what are these … [Read more...] about 4 Pillars of Health: Creating a Foundation of Well-Being
How can you find the best health coach for you, if you're seeking a partner to help you create lasting changes? Health coaching is a relatively new profession. Training, credentials, and expectations slowly have been established during the past decade. And as awareness grows about what coaching offers, so will the interest in working with a coach. Adopting healthier eating habits? Beginning … [Read more...] about How to Find the Best Health Coach for You
Amid pandemic and unrest, we wonder which stores, restaurants, salons, beaches, entertainment venues and communities remain closed and which ones are open. And to what extent? So how might we benefit from turning those questions to ourselves for a bit, to create greater self-awareness and intention for the days ahead? Closed or open - which one am I? In what ways am I "closed," and in … [Read more...] about Closed or Open – Which One Am I?
If you're more tired than usual, find yourself overly irritable, and/or can't seem to concentrate, you may be suffering from low-level chronic stress. Chronic stress differs from acute stress, which comes from a sudden event such as the death of someone close or the loss of a job or relationship. But acute stress can lead to chronic stress. With COVID-19, we may encounter acute … [Read more...] about Chronic Stress: Recognizing and Mitigating It
Even before COVID-19, I was a big advocate for self care. In my work as an integrative health coach, I encourage women especially (though hello guys, I see you and work with you too!) to take care of themselves, so they can continue to care for who and what’s most important to them. And now, from all angles, we’re all being asked to do just that worldwide. We must care well for … [Read more...] about COVID-19: It’s Time for Self Care for All
The health benefits of walking are numerous. Many doctors cite moderate physical activity, including walking, as a "magic pill" for better health. It burns calories, improves cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles, enhances mood, boosts energy, and improves cognition. But most Americans don't get enough regular exercise, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. … [Read more...] about Health Benefits of Walking: Is it the Magic Pill?