THE HIDDEN SELF

The hidden self…simply a work in progress. Social media is an interesting beast. We see beautiful pictures of your friend’s vacation, their perfect families and their beautiful homes. Just the other day I was having coffee on my deck overlooking the beautiful pond and waterfall with the sun beaming in and life looking good. I […]

HOW TO ENJOY A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY

Understand that we were focusing on Holiday stress specifically but our little caveats can apply to our lives every day! Here are some highlights: Monitor your foods: During the holidays our foods are a little more rich, a little more sugary and a lot more yummy! Make sure you do not over indulge. Sugar is […]

MY THANKSGIVING WISH TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

During this season of Giving Thanks, I wish for you an abundance of love, community, joy and grace. The grace to see and acknowledge all of the wonderful blessing in your life, even the not so wonderful but you love them anyway, blessings. I also want you to know how often I give thanks for […]

5 MOMENTS WOMEN SHOULD SAY YES

I was recently speaking at a women’s small business gathering.  The speaker before me, a dynamic personal coach, was suggesting to the women that they must learn to say “NO”, because as women we tend to feel that we should be there for everyone, helping when asked or when we perceive we are needed.  Yet […]

OVERCOMING STRESS – THE MAJOR BLOCK TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS

The information below is from the newsletter of an esteemed colleague and friend of mine from South Africa. Hello friends, clients and colleagues: I see so many wonderful people in my practice who often come to me for issues unrelated to health or weight even though their health and weight are often far from ideal, […]

THE SECRET TO LIVING TO 100 YEARS OLD

Finally, mainstream media acknowledges what Dr. Hartford has been telling her patients for nearly 3 decades.  Forbes recently reported a study that chronic inflammation contributes to accelerated aging, and if you want to live to 100, you need to keep your inflammation levels low. We know that chronic inflammation not only contributes to accelerated aging, it […]

HOW TO GROW OLD GRACEFULLY

There is an expression that invites us to ‘be in’ grace as we age.  When we hear this we are usually too young to think of ourselves as ever aging but it sounds good, we repeat it and we forget it until we wake up one day and wonder what will life be like when […]

WHEN LIFE IS OUT OF CONTROL

A few days ago, my horse Chip, was having new shoes applied.  The farrier comes to the farm every 5 weeks to reset his shoes.  So, it’s not a big deal, but it is a very important deal.  The horse’s foot supports, in Chips case 1200 pounds.  They are huge animals that cannot survive without all four […]

HOW CHRONIC STRESS HARMS YOU (AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT)

Everything that happens in your body or your environment creates a response from your nervous system.  The foods you eat, the thoughts you think, the temperature in which you live, the speed at which you do life. Everything is a stimulation, which creates a response from you nervous system. Your nervous system continuously functions to […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRUNING OUR LIVES

Every year, my husband and I host a very large party for his orthopedic department.  Prior to the party we clean the gardens – mulching and pruning to make certain everything is looking its best.  We were behind in our gardening this year, especially in the area of pruning, and when I looked at our […]