Get Ready for Summer with A Body Image Reboot

Written By: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

With summer here, we’re bombarded with messages about getting into great physical shape for the season of shorts and swimsuits. While it’s generally a positive thing to want to be fit and healthy, in my work with my clients I find that focusing on rebooting body image can be even more valuable than embarking on an elusive journey to the ideal body. I tell my clients that it is one thing to have fitness goals, and it is another thing to connect your body image and weight to your self-worth. Read more about how to shift your body image in the right direction and enjoy your summer.

With summer here, we’re bombarded with messages about getting into great physical shape for the season of shorts and swimsuits. While it’s generally a positive thing to want to be fit and healthy, in my work with my clients I find that focusing on rebooting body image can be even more valuable than embarking on an elusive journey to the ideal body. I tell my clients that it is one thing to have fitness goals, and it is another thing to connect your body image and weight to your self-worth. Read more about how to shift your body image in the right direction and enjoy your summer.

Learn to Trust Your Gut as a Mom

Written By: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

Do you ever fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other mothers? With all the busy comparison going on in my head at times, I can let myself get trapped in feeling inadequate and undeserving—this doesn’t feel inspiring or empowering as a mother! How can we look to outside resources as simple guidance, but primarily rely on our inner wisdom to carry us through the roller coaster ride of parenting? Read more here. 

Do you ever fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other mothers? With all the busy comparison going on in my head at times, I can let myself get trapped in feeling inadequate and undeserving—this doesn’t feel inspiring or empowering as a mother! How can we look to outside resources as simple guidance, but primarily rely on our inner wisdom to carry us through the roller coaster ride of parenting? Read more here. 

Zoom Out! And Hone in on Better Health

Written by: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

Once we find out that certain foods are causing problems with our health, it can be so easy to get tunnel vision on our diets. The concept that everything we put in our bodies can either heal us or hurt us is quite powerful, and it’s not uncommon for me to see my health coaching clients zero in on it. They cling to diet with an iron grip, meal planning, getting serious about what foods they bring into their homes, and focusing on what they can’t have — and sometimes this causes them to neglect other important parts of their whole health. Read more here to learn how other factors in our lives influence our health too. 

Spring Clean Your Shopping Routine

Written by: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

The pursuit of a simpler, healthier lifestyle often has as much to do with what we choose to leave out as it does with adding new routines and habits. Whether it’s stress, screen time, inflammation, or problematic foods, there are plenty of things we can stand a little less of while we’re working toward our healthiest selves. Consider taking a look at your pantry while you’re tackling spring cleaning. One way that I cut back on unnecessary extras in my life is paying attention to the list of ingredients in my food, cleaning products, and stuff I slather on my body. Read more to learn about my tips.

The pursuit of a simpler, healthier lifestyle often has as much to do with what we choose to leave out as it does with adding new routines and habits. Whether it’s stressscreen timeinflammation, or problematic foods, there are plenty of things we can stand a little less of while we’re working toward our healthiest selves. Consider taking a look at your pantry while you’re tackling spring cleaning. One way that I cut back on unnecessary extras in my life is paying attention to the list of ingredients in my food, cleaning products, and stuff I slather on my body. Read more to learn about my tips.

The Last Leg of Winter: Hurry Up and Slow Down

Written by: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

Winter can really be a marathon. By the time February rolls around, I’m usually spending my free time searching online real estate listings in tropical locales, daydreaming about a desert vacation, and counting down the days until spring break. I know I’m not alone! But as impatient as we may be for the arrival of warmer months, our bodies still want (and need) to take things slow. Read more here.