Are You a Giver or a Taker? (And How Does it Impact Your Health?)

One particular topic has come up for me in my life recently — in an, “oh, sh*t!” hit-you-like-a-ton-of-bricks way — that has also been a theme in recent sessions with my clients. The aha moment in question? Living life as a giver or a taker. Learn how being a taker can deplete your energy and exacerbate illness and how being a giver can fill you up and support healing. You may realize how sneaky the taker mindset can be, even when you think you are being a giver.

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Sexy and Lovable (at Any Stage of Autoimmune Disease!)

We’ve talked a lot about the power of mindset in navigating autoimmune disease, and how our internal conversation can be just as critical to managing symptoms as diet or medicine. Today I want to focus on how we can shift our mindset around our physical appearance so that we can thrive in relationship with ourselves and our partners. Read more here.

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Enjoy Food This Holiday Season without Guilt, Shame or Gaining Weight

Ah, the holidays—‘tis the season for family gatherings, work parties, and get-togethers with friends. While it can be a festive and fun time, it also brings many opportunities to fall out of step with a whole foods, plant-based diet. This year, I’m trying to do things a little differently. Read more for some tips I’m going to follow so that I enjoy the holidays to their fullest without overindulging.

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Think About It: Better Digestion Through Mindfulness

Many of my clients show up seeking big, sweeping solutions to their digestion issues. They often see food as the problem and so they want to get big diagnostic tests that spit out answers that say “avoid this food and this food and your digestive issues will be solved!” While this is a great part of a plan for many folks, the truth is that there’s a lot we can do to improve our digestion without having to take a single test—it’s all about shifting our mindset while we eat.

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The Food - Mood Connection You Should Know About

We know that when we eat well, we feel better. And yet we don’t always appreciate the link between the food we eat and our mood and behavior. Did you know that 95% of our body's supply of the neurotransmitter serotonin is manufactured in the digestive tract? In fact, our digestive system is often referred to as the body’s “second brain.” If we can improve imbalances in our gut, we can clear the way for a healthier, happier frame of mind. Read more for some tips to help improve your mood, starting with an important foundation for health—the food we eat.

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Sarah Kolman