Every day, from the moment we wake up until our heads hit the pillow, we are immersed in stories and storytelling. They serve as a means to help us understand our circumstances and navigate our world. What we may not realize is the power behind our words. Narratives around disease can be intense and difficult—and I have come to believe that the stories we tell (both externally to others, and internally to ourselves) provide a structure and vocabulary that actually shape our reality. Our stories can give insight not only to our worldview, but also our approach to healing. Read more here.Read More
Once we decide to get serious about our health, it can be really easy to get tunnel vision. I think we do this to avoid overwhelm. We want to make shifts manageable and digestible, so we FOCUS. Totally valid! Consequently, if we stay perpetually focused or obsessed on the same one thing over time, we can limit the opportunity to improve our physical, emotional and spiritual health. Exercise is a common place that people over-focus to "get healthy." I watch many people cling to exercise, athleticism, and burning calories with an iron grip, so much so that it can cause them to neglect other important parts of their whole health. This ultimately leads to subpar living. We get to set aside our comfortable routines, zoom out, and look at the big picture from time to time.Read More
All of us have an inner critic. It’s the voice that confirms all our limiting beliefs about ourselves and even seeks evidence to back them up — I’m not enough, I’m unlovable, I’m not attractive, I’m not smart, I’m untrustworthy and unreliable… I call this radio station in my own brain “K-BULL radio” (because everything on it is bull) and when I have the volume turned up, look out! I can’t find an optimistic thought about myself if you pay me! We’ve talked already about how mindset can impact our ability to heal from autoimmune disease. In this article I dig into the details of these beliefs that hold us back and keep us from living rich, full, healthy lives. Read more at Autoimmune Wellness.Read More
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!Read More
Whether we are dealing with autoimmune disease or the flu, every illness carries with it a hefty dose of one symptom: stress. In fact, up to 80% of those with autoimmune issues report that diagnosis came after a period of significant stress in their life, whether emotional or physical. Read more here to take a deeper look at the relationship between stress and autoimmune disease.Read More