Holistic Health: Some Thoughts For Therapists Regarding Self Care

~~~~~ While it may be common for psychotherapists to undergo therapy themselves, my question after reading a recent article on therapist burnout (“Demand for Counseling Soared […] “) is whether or not acupuncture and other modalities of Chinese medicine are on the radar for these hard-working professionals.  I have had several therapist patients, as I … Continue reading Holistic Health: Some Thoughts For Therapists Regarding Self Care

On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the matter of shelter in place orders?  Here in Austin, Texas, we were told to remain at home in mid March. Here and now, like everyone else, there are some who are determined to go out and take full advantage of the relaxed standards surrounding the mandate to stay … Continue reading On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You

So You Really Want to Improve Your Health Practices: How to Begin and How to Sustain the Momentum

~~~~~ Are you bored with your wellness routine?  Or maybe you get sick a lot with little but annoying things, like colds that just don’t leave or gut health issues that aren’t severe but still are irritating.  Maybe you are a little less toned than you want to be or you find that you have … Continue reading So You Really Want to Improve Your Health Practices: How to Begin and How to Sustain the Momentum

Holistic Health Coaching With a Traditional Chinese Medical Twist: Tips for Nurturing Mind and Body

~~~~~ I’ve been seeing a lot of stress and tension lately and, as the seasons change and the news cycle swirls, it makes sense that people are feeling a little unsettled.  As a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner and health coach, though, I can assure you, dear reader, that there is a lot you can … Continue reading Holistic Health Coaching With a Traditional Chinese Medical Twist: Tips for Nurturing Mind and Body

Valentine’s Day Approaches: A Health Coach’s Guide To Loving Yourself

~~~~~ Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that you either love or hate.  If you’re in love, a romantic, and in sync with your partner, it’s a great one.  If you’re unhappily single, miserably married, or the anniversary of your bitter divorce falls on February 14th (true story: I knew someone in graduate school … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Approaches: A Health Coach’s Guide To Loving Yourself

What a Health Coach Can Do For You That Dr. Google Cannot: Are You Ready for a Vibrant 2018?

~~~~~ Conventional thinking holds that when a person is ready to become healthy and make big changes for the new year (or for swimsuit season, or in preparation for an event), the go-to guide would be a personal trainer and the place to make the change would be at the gym.  Now, though, options for … Continue reading What a Health Coach Can Do For You That Dr. Google Cannot: Are You Ready for a Vibrant 2018?

Of Gingerbread Persons and Christmas Songs (Or: The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself Today)

~~~~~ How do you feel about Christmas and the holiday season?  If you follow the social media narrative, you should be happy, replete, surrounded by friends and family, and poised for January first and a “New Year, New You!”  Yes, that’s right.  And if not, your narrative can go something like: you’re stressed but committed … Continue reading Of Gingerbread Persons and Christmas Songs (Or: The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself Today)