Facing Tragedy Head On and Coming Out Even Stronger

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary married her very best friend, Peter. For 20 years, they raised a beautiful family while together they played, worked, travelled and grew. Life was happy, fun and full of love. Then tragedy struck. Peter was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Mary had faith that their strong bond would pull him through this tough time. She stayed [...]

Sleep Deprivation is Toxic and will Eventually Kill You!

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had a concussion in April 2017 when a gust of wind caused an outdoor umbrella to dislodged from its stand and hit me in the head. I was told to rest, but I couldn't. I am the sole bread winner and caretaker for my family. I work two jobs, one of them on commission. There [...]

I finally figured out what I’m doing wrong…and hopefully I can make it right!

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I finally figured out that my bending over for my kids is not necessarily what my children feel is most important to them.  Embroiled in a long and nasty divorce and post-divorce, finances have been tight. None the less, I would fight to do whatever was necessary to provide the best life possible for my children. [...]

Why we Need to Let Go during 2018!

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It all just had to go and it was tough. My shed was filled with bicycles that my children had outgrown years ago. Giving the bicycles away was like giving away a piece of my past that I loved and cherished - and could never reclaim.  After the bikes were gone, though, the clutter was gone [...]

Yes You Can Feel Fabulous Right at this Moment

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So easy to feel absolutely fabulous right at this particular moment.  It's a bright sunny day. I am sitting in a uncluttered, exquisitely decorated apartment with ocean views. The ocean is calm and the air is fresh. How do I capture this moment in the chaos of every day life?   It's not easy when there are [...]

Our Biggest Enemy is Ourselves

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sarah became increasingly disenchanted with her nutrition practice. She found that she didn't have a big impact counseling one person at a time and it also bored her. She decided to pursue other paths where she thought she'd have a greater impact. She became a certified yoga instructor, but after teaching a class, she found she didn't [...]

Could Too Much “Happiness” Lead to Unhappiness?

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Such an odd question! If we're too happy, how can this lead to unhappiness? You actually may know someone like the person I'm about to describe. This person, I'll call Simon, was my friend's boyfriend. Each time I would ask him how he was, he would respond with a superlative, "wonderful" "fabulous", etc. To me, he came [...]

The need to “Lean In” revisited in a powerful way to change your life

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I loved my tennis lessons with Adolph when I was a child. He was strict and serious, but loving and playful at the same time and I knew he deeply cared.  I didn't dare ask him why his name was Adolph. I though it would be disrespectful, but I still found it odd.  Many years later, [...]

The Fundamental Eating Rules that Can Change Your Life

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Alan, age 40 and a vegetarian, is 20lbs overweight. He says he eats healthy because he doesn't consume any processed food or drink soda. He also consumes a large amount of vegetables. Sounds good on the surface, but during our health coach session when I probed a bit deeper, a different story emerged. Alan barely eats all [...]

Looking for physical health, happiness and well-being?

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Family, Health, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nature, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Samantha is a very busy single mother of 3 young kids. She works part-time, and barely has time to work out. She claims to eat healthy, although she is so stressed and frazzled, and looks like she is going to crack at any moment. If meditation is suggested to her, she will give a look of [...]