The Gifts of Slowing Down

I notice myself rushing around a lot even when there isn’t a big emergency. There’s always so much to do and I often feel like I’m falling behind.  I don’t like feeling this way.

 

I know it’s not just me.… Continue reading

Simple but Powerful Nature Practice

 

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to do an outdoor workshop on “nature and health” with a wonderful group of 7th grade girls.

 

When we started I asked them what they thought the connection between nature… Continue reading

Let Nature Nourish You

 

After a cold and snowy start, it’s finally starting to feel like spring. I love this time of year. It makes me feel so alive. How about you?

 

Spring is the time of renewal and rebirth. It’s the… Continue reading

What We Can Learn From the Winter Solstice

 

Yesterday I went for a walk in the woods. With the exception of some extremely busy squirrels, all was quiet and calm. The trees have let go of all of their leaves, many of the birds have migrated, and… Continue reading

What if You Win the War with Your Body

 

When I was new to the coaching world I attended a training class where one of the mentor coaches asked a question that had a profound impact on me.

 

The question was “if you’re at war with your… Continue reading

What is Forest Bathing and Why it’s my Favorite Wellness Ritual

 

When I first heard the term “Forest Bathing”, I assumed it was a version of skinny- dipping, but instead of jumping naked into a lake it meant hanging out naked in the forest.  I was wrong. Forest bathing has… Continue reading

Food-Free Ways to Boost Your Energy

 

Have you been feeling tired or overwhelmed lately? If so, you most likely have had the experience of looking for energy “in all the wrong places.” I know I have.

 

An extra large coffee, a huge chocolate chip… Continue reading

The Apology Card I Use with My Kids and Clients

 

 

As a mom, there are some things that I thought would be much easier to teach.

 

I remember when my kids were young and they were finally out of diapers I thought I was done wiping butts.… Continue reading

This Helped Me Save a Life

 

Yesterday I was in a restaurant when my friend noticed a woman coughing in a strange way. The woman looked like she was struggling so I got up and asked her if she was ok. She shook her head… Continue reading

Why Cinderella Would Never Go on a Diet

 

Did you see the updated Cinderella movie that came out in 2015? I loved this movie. The fancy clothes, the wonderful actresses (especially Lily James from Downton Abbey), the incredible scenery, and of course the magic!

 

In this… Continue reading

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