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

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Resources In Traditional Chinese Medicine And Modern Health Coaching

~~~~~ Ehlers-Danlos is a complicated matter, as anyone who has experience (either lived or by proxy) understands. It’s not a cookie cutter issue.  There is no one single easy way to work with it and, when possible, thrive despite all the challenges.  An optimal life with EDS requires ingenuity, determination, and creativity.  My own experience … Continue reading Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Resources In Traditional Chinese Medicine And Modern Health Coaching

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?

Seeing the Dappled Light, and Discovering: A Conversation with Prentiss Douthit

~~~~~ Painting should call out to the viewer… And the surprised viewer should go to it, as if entering into a conversation. –Roger de Piles, Cours de peinture par principes, 1676 ~~~~~ About a year ago, Prentiss Douthit was wrapping up a personal journey that took place, at least physically, along the Camino de Santiago … Continue reading Seeing the Dappled Light, and Discovering: A Conversation with Prentiss Douthit

Holistic Health Coach: What To Expect When You Are Ready For Change (Part I)

~~~~~ Take the story of your life–the outline that you were given at birth, the narrative that has been embellished over the years, the tales you tell yourself–and ask yourself what is working and what could be changed.  What new details would you like to add?  In what way does health and wellness factor into … Continue reading Holistic Health Coach: What To Expect When You Are Ready For Change (Part I)

Holiday Stress and Staying Sane: Tactics, Strategy, Sass, and Flair

~~~~~ Does the holiday season start for you at Halloween or at Thanksgiving? (Or even later, like on December 20th, and only with great reluctance?)  And what, for that matter, does the holiday season mean for you? For me, holiday season starts at more or less at Halloween because I love the Mexican holiday traditions … Continue reading Holiday Stress and Staying Sane: Tactics, Strategy, Sass, and Flair