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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.

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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.

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Women in the Rockies: A Wellness Adventure

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine, Stress Management | 0 comments

Lady-waitingThe mountains are calling and I must go—John Muir

When our kids were little, I made the bold decision to book a family vacation at the C Lazy U Guest Ranch near Granby, Colorado.  We were living in Los Angeles, and my dream was to have our girls  experience what I had loved about growing up near the Rocky Mountains.  What started as a vacation wound up being a turning point in my life.

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Moving through a Life Transition

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine, Stress Management | 0 comments

Life TransitionsLife has a way of bringing you back to places that you thought that you had left for good. William Bridges author of The Way of Transition.

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Comfort Always: The Animal Factor

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Cancer, Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine, Stress Management | 2 comments

Comfort-AlwaysMany of my clients work in high-pressure jobs full of relentless multi-tasking and never ending deadlines. Others are chronically ill and struggle to navigate their “new normal” or a worsening prognosis. In both instances, stress undermines their quality of life. This is why I frequently do stress inventories with clients to identify their current top stressors to determine which ones can be modified and a plan to do that. What I have found time and again is that some of the most powerful and sustainable de-stressing occurs with clients who are connected to animals.

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Is Your Sofa a Silent Killer?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition, Stress Management | 0 comments

SofaLast week was a very stressful for me. I found myself spending more time on our sofa as comfort seeking behavior. While parking myself on the sofa with food was easy, it didn’t reduce my anxiety, stress or improve my mood.

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