Do you become annoyed when someone tells you to cheer up and smile? Ever think they might be onto something? Science shows that turning that frown upside might actually make you feel better! Your mental state and physical state are inextricably interconnected, also known as the mind-body connection. Your mood is determined by a complex networks of … More A Smile Is A Two-Way Street (with a dip in the middle)
Your brain is a tool, and you gotta know how to use it to your advantage. We are continually discovering how we can work with the brain, instead of it working us. When you think about “eating healthier”, do you bemoan all the food you can’t have? When we focus on the food we can’t have, we are still focusing … More Eat, Drink & Sleep More for Your Health
Knowing how you want to feel can help you make good decisions about how you live your life.
Wait, what?!? Haven’t we’ve been taught to believe that emotions fog our decision-making, that “clear-headed” thinking comes from taking emotions out of the equation? Yes, we have and it’s totally wrong. … More At the Heart of Decision-Making Are Emotions
Dearest Dark Passion, You and I have quite a history together. In the early days of our relationship, I was frightened of you, and you have nearly killed me a few times. But I have come to learn what a wise and masterful teacher you are. … More A Love Note to My Beloved Dark Passion
Dharma talks, which are sort of like Buddhist sermons, are one of the many tools that have helped me ease feelings of anxiety. Tara Brach, who is also a clinical psychologist, is one of my favorite teachers. Many people view Buddhism as a form of psychology than a religion. The Buddha (which means the “awakened one”), was … More Anxiety Can Be a Friend If You Know How to Relate to It
I want to encourage you to trust your instincts in the kitchen. Sound scary? Welcome to the edge of your comfort zone! I want to inspire you to be comfortable with opening up your fridge and to be able to make something with whatever you have (assuming you have some veggies kicking around).
Today, I want to share with you the building blocks for kale salad. … More Meal Ideas: Massaged Kale Salad
The information is out there. You can google it. The media talks about it. Most people know what they need to do to better their health.
So if the information is easily available, why are Americans experiencing more obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and mood disorders? … More So What the Heck is A Health Coach, Anyway?
Renovating our home opened up my eyes up to the luxuries we have, even in our seemingly modest 850 square foot house. Even as someone who made a career out of informing people of where their electricity and water comes from, I never gave a lot of thought to the physical structure of my home. … More Recognizing Support, Cultivating Gratitude
I am graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (INHC) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I am excited to help you discover your own personalized path to vibrant health in your body, mind and spirit! Learn more about my own journey and schedule your complementary health session today!
I received my teacher training through Neighborhood Yoga in Boone, NC.