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Stress and Vitamin G

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Health Coaching, Lifestyle Medicine, Stress Management | 12 comments

blog-mountain“Those who contemplate the beauty of earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ~Rachel Carson

Although many studies have shown vitamin G beneficial for stress reduction, mental clarity and healing, you won’t find it at your health food store. Most likely your doctor won’t know what you are talking about if you ask him or her. In my client practice, stress reduction is often a top priority and yet most haven’t heard about vitamin G. Vitamin G is not a supplement you can purchase. So what is it?

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A New Mindfulness Tool for Stress and Anxiety

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Lifestyle Medicine, Stress Management | 2 comments

This is the season for getting it all done, and women everywhere are feeling stressed and anxious as the holiday clock ticks down.  I love the holiday traditions, but the truth is women have been doing most of the work for a long time.  We are the organizers, managers, and doers for the big family events.  We do the shopping, the cooking, the planning, the decorating, the gift wrapping, the card sending,  and then somehow make ourselves look fabulous for the family meals and holiday parties.  At the same time, many of us are raising a family and working for a living.  Often our holidays are complicated with visiting family members who’s mere presence raise conflicts rather than warm memories.

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Looking Back To Go Forward

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Health Coaching, Stress Management | 0 comments

A man goes away on the walkway among the trees in the fog

As we start a new year, my coaching clients and I are reviewing their progress since they began a coaching program with me. Over the years, I have come to appreciate that progress unrecognized is progress lost. Even my clients who have been in coaching as little as three months have made impressive inroads in the areas of stress management, exercise, movement, rest and nutrition.

Coaching is first and foremost a transformative process where obstacles are on-ramps for new perspectives, a mindful experience that allows clients to

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