7 Strategies for Losing Weight

It is an unseasonably warm and sunny day as I write this.  It feels great to be outside in short sleeves, and the feel of the sun on my skin is just plain delicious. So there WILL be a Spring. We may wait a few more weeks for the real deal, but I know that already,… Read more

Journaling and Goal Setting

In my holistic health coaching practice, I encourage journaling.  Journaling is a great way to track progress, to monitor things like food intake, (types, amounts, frequency, etc.), exercise, blessings  received, and whatever else comes to mind for the summation of any given day.  It’s a wonderful life-giving habit to acquire and stick with long term…. Read more

How to Start a Raw Food Diet: A Quick Beginner’s Guide

Last  week I celebrated 7 years of eating mostly raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, otherwise known as a Raw Food Diet.  While the occasion offers me an opportunity to reflect on how I got here, and why I stay here, I thought it might be helpful to offer you some suggestions for beginning the journey… Read more

The Holidays Are Coming….

….or hadn’t you noticed ?  We just returned from some wonderful vacationing, and now there’s no choice but to face up to the fact that the most busy time of year is fast approaching.  It seems, then, like a good time to begin to strategize about some good self care, which ultimately will pay big… Read more

When Sleep Won’t Come

Sleepless  Do you ever lie awake in bed, wanting to sleep, but your mind just won’t shut off? What’s frustrating about this situation is that I know I need to have good, restful sleep every night.  When I don’t fall asleep in a timely way, and then I find myself tossing and turning, anxiety kicks… Read more

Eating When You Don’t Want to Be? — Try HALT!

Small Group  Support I have spent some years of my life in wonderfully  healing Twelve Step Programs, and many more years counseling others who have also been in those groups in those rooms.  An acronym turned guiding philosophy in those programs is H.A.L.T., which stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired.  These are the states… Read more

Do You Really Want to Eat That?? Deconstructing Cravings

Cravings bring information As a Health Coach, Ihear plenty about cravings.  Usually they are for things like bread, cheese, pizza, coffee, and so on.  And sometimes we give cravings more power over our lives and health than they have any business having.Consider this thought.  The body is an amazing source of intelligence.  It is always… Read more

Fermented Foods???

I know.  Until recently, I hardly thought of them at all. But then I started hearing about how much money people pay regularly for bottled, manufactured pro-biotics, and wondered.  And I’ve been drinking kombucha for a few years, which I knew was a natural probiotic, and as such, was known for it’s helpfulness in keeping… Read more