Posts in Healthy Relationships
Autoimmune Disease and Relationship Stress: Break the Cycle

One theme I’m noticing with clients lately is the progress that can be made when we focus energy on optimizing our primary relationships. Too often we approach our health with a siege mentality, laying out extensive battle plans to get our food, diet, supplements, and exercise on track. Like military generals, we endlessly strategize over which tactics will work here, what attack we might pursue over there. In the meantime, a critical area of health goes completely neglected, and often suffers: our relationships. Read more here

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: The Anger/Autoimmune Connection

Anger is a pretty loaded emotion. Culturally, we tend to try to suppress anger and oftentimes don’t allow ourselves to experience it. I have found that my autoimmune clients frequently experience SIGNIFICANT anger — at their disease, at their body for not functioning properly, at themselves for being the way that they are, and even at past events that continue to bother and haunt them — but they often also tell themselves that they shouldn’t outwardly express their frustrations. Instead, they ignore them or bottle them up, only adding to their body’s stress response, and, you guessed it, exacerbating their autoimmune systems (more on that in a minute.) Read more about anger and autoimmune disease here.

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3 Ways That Thinking Outside the Box Can Improve Your Family's Health

It’s not exactly news that the way in which we address health as a nation isn’t working. With cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, infections, and dementia on the rise, America is in an obvious health crisis. We are spending more money on healthcare than any other developed nation yet our health outcomes are among the worst. With a healthcare system that is designed to treat “illness,” rather than create “wellness” or “health,” we are clearly falling short.

In my health coaching practice, I teach clients to “think outside the box” in order to ditch their chronic ailments, start feeling good, and finally live their best lives. Read on to learn more!

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Maintain Your Social Energy This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be taxing for anyone, but I know from my clients that it’s even tougher on folks with autoimmune disease. Whether it’s grappling with the fatigue symptomatic in any autoimmunity issue or figuring out the details of what to eat while out and about, this season of social gatherings can leave one feeling depleted, frustrated, and isolated. Learn some tips and tricks to maintaining your energy this holiday season here

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Essential Lessons on Wellness, Learned from the Dying

I can’t entirely explain it, but I have always been drawn to hospice work. I worked as a Registered Nurse in hospice care for twelve years before my work evolved into health coaching. My time working in hospice care has always informed my view of a patient’s whole health — and recently, I was reminded of some of the beautiful and challenging moments this work can bring when helping to take care of a cousin who recently died. Read more!

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