Bring Your Best Self to the Holidays

It’s called “the most wonderful time of the year.” Even in the best of times the holidays are a time of mixed emotions and extra stress for most of us. There may be happy celebrations, special traditions, and wonderful memories.  There may also be unpleasant family members, grief for those who have died, and an… 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

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