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The Messy Choices of Breast Cancer

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Cancer | 0 comments

With breast cancer you are never done. I was reminded of this reality with the anniversary of my five-year remission from early stage invasive breast this year. While I was deeply thankful for the attaining this recovery milestone, I was also confronted with a new medical dilemma. Which of two treatment paths would I choose in my battle to sustain my remission? Like I said, with cancer you’re never done.


Is Mindful Eating In The Cards For You?

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Is Mindful Eating In The Cards For You?

We all know expensive diets that involve buying special foods, drinking shakes or counting points don’t work. So what’s the alternative? Mindful eating is proving to be a breakthrough approach for women who are ready to end the dieting cycle. Here’s why: (more…)

Beyond Intentions

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Beyond Intentions

Few of us lose or maintain weight by desire because intentions without a viable game plan are no plan at all. We need an engagement process that offers a new awareness and approach to our love/hate relationship with food. We call this intention implementation system mindful eating. (more…)

Controlled Breathing: A Simple Tool to Manage Stress

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Stress Management | 0 comments

Controlled BreathingThese are stressful times and it makes sense to talk about steps you can take to calm mind and body. Like a change in cabin pressure, the best action is to take care of yourself first so you are available to support others. You do that by partnering with your breath. (more…)

Pre Diabetes Drift

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in General Health, Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine | 0 comments

metabolicAs boomers drift into old age, their aging metabolism wanders into a precarious state called “pre diabetes.” The American Diabetic Association estimates 50% of boomers are afflicted by this benign sounding diagnosis that silently morphs behind the scenes into full blown- type 2 diabetes. How soon? The data indicates pre diabetics wind up as confirmed type 2 diabetics within 5 years. This is where I found myself a year ago when I became an official “pre.” (more…)

10 Signs You Need To Reserve Women in the Rockies Adventure Retreat

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition, Stress Management, Uncategorized | 0 comments

10-signs1. You feel a deepening ache for the mountains in the fall. They are calling you.

2. Your dream mountain adventure takes place in a beautiful location with luxury accommodations. Roughing it is not your style.

3. You want to live a more healthy life and are at a loss of how to do it. (more…)

Top Five Secrets of Slender Women

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in General Health, Health Coaching, Nutrition | 0 comments

Top Five Secrets of Slender WomenMany women spot a slender woman and think her weight management must be effortless or maybe it’s just genetic. But that is far from true. As we age our metabolism gets slower and slower. Weight begins to creep up for ALL women unless we work harder on weight management. (more…)

Jumpstarting an Aging Brain

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in General Health, Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine | 0 comments

Jumpstarting an Aging Brain ImageAs we age, many of us want to keep our brains as healthy as our bodies. How do we do that? It turns out our brains are neuroplastic. Neuroplasticilty is the brain’s ability to repair damage by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons. The catalyst for neuroplasticity is stimulating the neurons through cognitive activity. (more…)

It’s The Food Not The Calories!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Nutrition | 1 comment

it-is-the-foodAfter attending the Food As Medicine conference in Minneapolis, I have a new perspective on weight loss and eating strategies. The faculty who taught the program asked attendees to “walk their lifestyle talk,” during the conference, and we did. (more…)

Breaking Up With Gluten, Again

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Food Fight, General Health, Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition | 1 comment

breaking-glutenLast fall I under went IgG and IgE blood testing for food allergies with a functional primary care doctor. Only a few foods that I rarely eat came back “positive” for being allergic. Surprisingly, the test was negative for antibodies to wheat. I assumed that being off wheat for almost three years had repaired my gluten sensitivity. So of course, our family was back on the wheat train. (more…)